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Can You Scale Leadership?

by Daniel Williams - Sep 16, 2018

Remember when you were a kid and you sat on your parent’s lap and tried steering the car, usually in the driveway or car park? Maybe not, that could have just been my era. However, you get the picture, it was (relatively) safe because you were moving slowly.

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TAGS: employee engagement, leadership, culture, powernet, management, strategy

Why an Information Technology Audit Is More Important Than You Probably Think

by John Lane - Aug 29, 2018

Being able to leverage the full power of modern technology is critical to the success of any business, but it's also a far more proactive affair than a lot of people realise.

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TAGS: it strategy, it security, IT systems, It monitoring, hybrid cloud, hybrid IT, private cloud, public cloud, digital workplaces, auditing

Everything You Need to Know About the Future of the Logistics Industry: PwC's Shifting Patterns Report

by John Lane - Aug 28, 2018

Thanks to the incredibly rapid pace at which technology continues to advance, nearly every industry that you can think of is currently in the throws of transformation. The logistics industry is certainly not an exception to this, where new technologies are creating a new market entrance, which create new customer expectations and, eventually, entirely new business models. If you woke up this morning and found yourself thinking about the speed by which the industry is changing today, you're not imagining things. You're right on the money.

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TAGS: it strategy, IT systems, trends, digital transformation, Transport, digital workplaces, industry, logistics, future

Powernet Receives Sophos Synchronised Security Platinum Partner Status!

by John Lane - Aug 15, 2018

As a technology partner to so many businesses in Australia, the team at Powernet has never been satisfied with simply resting on our laurels, so to speak. We're always looking for opportunities to do things better, in a more efficient and cost-effective manner, both in terms of how we run our business and the services that we can provide to companies like yours.

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TAGS: news, powernet, Sophos

Value-Based Recruitment at Powernet

by Daniel Williams - Aug 14, 2018

Once you know your core values, you have a narrative accompanying them and perhaps, most importantly, you live by them within your organisation.  This is why recruiting based on value alignment is critical.

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TAGS: leadership, culture, powernet, employees, recruitment

Why Change Management Needs to be a Critical Part of Every Aspect of Your Business

by John Lane - Aug 7, 2018

Beginning any type of technological or digital transformation without a clear-cut plan in place is a bit like getting into a car for a road trip without a map. You may have some idea of where you're going and you probably know exactly what you'll do when you arrive, but you literally don’t have a clue how you're going to get there. 

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TAGS: it strategy, Change management, employee engagement, digital transformation, employee satisfaction, employees, digital workplaces, modern workplace

Microsoft Inspire Conference 2018: The Best Highlights and Game-Changing Announcements

by John Lane - Aug 6, 2018

Microsoft’s Inspire Conference has long been seen as an opportunity to open new doors in terms of innovation, growth, and differentiation, and 2018 was certainly no exception. Around 16,000 partners from all over the world recently gathered for this year’s conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the team at Powernet were incredibly honoured to be among them.

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TAGS: trends, news, powernet, Microsoft

The 6 Major Ways That IT Is Disrupting the Retail Industry (and What You Can Do About Them)

by John Lane - Jul 24, 2018

To say that the retail industry in Australia is thriving is actually a little bit of an understatement. Retail sales in May of 2018 grew by 0.4%, well ahead of the original expectations of 0.3%. This means that, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, sales came at around $26.67 billion when all seasonal adjustment are accounted for. 

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TAGS: it security, trends, Retail, hybrid IT, digital workplaces, modern workplace, industry, customer experience

Powernet Ranks 5th Best MSP in Australia

by John Lane - Jul 19, 2018

At Powernet, we've always worked hard to become more than just another managed service provider. We understand how important IT truly is in the modern era, both in terms of your business and the value that it allows you to provide to your audience. That's why every decision we make ultimately begins with that which matters most in mind: our customers.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, IT systems, powernet, MSP, hybrid cloud, hybrid IT, managed service provider

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Hybrid IT Strategy

by John Lane - Jul 11, 2018

A hybrid IT environment, as its name suggests, is a combination of resources that are on-premises and in the cloud. The best hybrid IT strategy, as a result, focuses on the services that orchestrate the way these two platforms work together and allows them to act in a much more powerful way than either one could be on its own.

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TAGS: it strategy, it security, MSP, hybrid cloud, hybrid IT, managed service provider, digital workplaces, modern workplace, in-house, outsourced