Less Tech, More Business
One of the many positive things about being in IT is I get the opportunity to check out new technologies and see how they fit in your business. Lately I’ve had a steady stream of IT vendors calling me up sending over bits and pieces to be reviewed on the blog. This is great BUT [...]
Here’s my review of the HP Gen8 2020 Microserver.
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When mobile phones first came onto the market, they were bulky, the batteries didn’t last long, and they had limited services. Today, mobile phones are sleek, elegant and multi-functional. You can make calls, send SMS messages, send emails, take photos and videos and access the internet. Apart from this, there is another innovation that can be utilised with the help of mobile phones. This function is called cloud computing.
Cloud computing refers to easy and convenient accessibility of data anytime and anyplace. Because of this ‘easier’ accessibility, smart phones and tablets are being used extensively in the business sector.
Cloud computing is all about convenience. If you forgot to update an important document at work, you can do so even when you’re away from the office. Through the cloud, you can [...]
Last Known Issue Sept 2013 #2
Rumours are swirling today that the entire board of NBN Co has resigned. Not surprising given the change of Government.
Nonetheless, it reinforces for business people in Australia that we need to take technology in to our own hands.
Check out our latest advisory video on NBN below:
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Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Nokia for the princely sum of $7.2bn may seem like a longshot but I’ve long thought that the software giant has been quietly revamping its strategy having been obliterated in the smartphone and tablet market these last few years.
While Apple and Samsung (Google Android) continue to dominate in this arena, it can often be overlooked [...]
Cloud computing is a serious consideration for any person, business or organisation interested in lowering costs and increasing productivity. Small businesses are turning to the cloud for cost-effective storage and data back-up. Large companies are turning to the cloud to improve collaboration and productivity in all areas of their business. Hospitals are also using cloud computing solutions to help store patient information and collaborate with other healthcare providers in and out of the country. And, ultimately, even the education sector is looking at the cloud to solve many of their challenges.
Here are some of the benefits of using Cloud Computing for the Education Sector: [...]
Emails are a part of our daily life. Whether it is an email to a friend or to a colleague, emails are one of the most common mediums of communication today. However, just how secure are you that your email is, well… secure? Here are 5 email security concerns to be aware of:
1. Oops! Wrong Email Address!
- Don’t you just hate it when you send an email to a friend only to find out that you sent it to your boss instead? This situation can be downright embarrassing, especially if you shared something personal. But, did you also know that it is possible to send an email to the wrong person even without you making an error with the email address? Emails are transmitted over the internet. Because of this, it is possible to intercept the email and have information leak into the wrong hands. Prevent this by encryption. To encrypt an email, you [...]
Here’s my review of the Nokia Lumia 925.
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Cloud computing is becoming a staple in many small and medium sized businesses (SMB).
In addition to the obvious benefits of the cloud, various applications are proving extremely productive.
Here are some of the more popular and highly recommended cloud-based applications for SMB’s: [...]
CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is a popular measure to prevent spam-bots from sending comments or messages to websites and users.You may have encountered a CAPTCHA when filling in an online contact form. It is usually at the end of the form and requests that you type in letters and numbers that match a fuzzy looking or slightly skewed set of characters within a frame.
While the intentions of CAPTCHA are good, certain organisations like the Able Australia, Australian Deaf-Blind Council, Blind Citizens Australia and the Media Access Australia digress.
CAPTCHA uses letters and numbers assembled contrastingly which [...]