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How Much Does It Cost To Move To VoIP?

by John Lane - Nov 11, 2019

With the ISDN shutdown in effect and Australian businesses now making the move to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), there is a lot of discussion around what it might cost to migrate.

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TAGS: Risk Management, ISDN, ISDN shutdown

The Best Way To Prepare For The ISDN Shutdown

by John Lane - Nov 4, 2019

The ISDN shutdown is in effect across Australia. The best course of action to take in order to ensure you are fully prepared for the changeover is to give yourself as much time as possible to make the move.

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How Your Organisation Will Be Affected By The ISDN Shutdown

by John Lane - Oct 28, 2019

ISDN services, also known as Integrated Services Digital Network, have been the main form of telephonic communications services in Australia for many years.

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TAGS: Risk Management, ISDN, ISDN shutdown

5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk Of A Data Breach

by John Lane - Oct 21, 2019

The advent of cloud storage in recent years has proven a significant turning point in the way small businesses are able to conduct their affairs, branch out and flourish. Indeed, the cloud services industry is estimated to reach the whopping $555 billion revenue mark by 2020, no surprise considering the far reaching benefits this form of data storage, transfer and exchange poses to small businesses like your own.

The elimination or diminishing of on-site storage systems saves on troubleshooting, hardware and security costs; it also eradicates the risk of on-site data breaches and data loss. Cloud transfer and sharing dramatically speeds the running of your day-to-day business, improving customer support, services and ultimate customer satisfaction.

Yet, as is often the case, potential threats tend to follow the money; which is why lower costs, heightened efficiency and productivity, increased implementation speed, improved security and scalability will be of little to no avail, without state-of-the-art cloud security that can live up to the risks of the times.

Here are a few tools you can employ and ways in which cloud security is transforming, to help you overcome the risk of cloud data breaches, as SMB cloud dependency increases over coming years.

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How will Cloud Security Change for SMBs in Future

by John Lane - Oct 14, 2019

Keeping your data safe and readily accessible is probably one of your main concerns as a small or medium-sized business owner.

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TAGS: cyber security, Data Security, Risk Management

The Top 5 Security Issues SMBs are Facing With Cloud Computing

by John Lane - Oct 7, 2019

Cloud computing has evolved exponentially over the past decade and research indicates that by next year (2020) its global market will exceed US$241 billion – which is more than AU$356 billion. But as cloud computing opportunities have grown, so too have the security issues associated with it.

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TAGS: cyber security, cloud, risk, Risk Management

How SMBs Can Reduce Spam And Phishing Emails

by Lachie Dixon - Sep 30, 2019

The word “spam” has the ring of something annoying, and it certainly is. Spam email and phishing has become a massive issue for SMBs, costing businesses thousands of dollars.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, phishing, Risk Management

Why Your SMB Could Suffer A Cyber Attack This Year

by Lachie Dixon - Sep 24, 2019

Cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent, hackers are becoming smarter, and their attacks are becoming more sophisticated and programmed.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, risk

Podcasts You Need To Listen To

by Lachie Dixon - Sep 12, 2019

Podcasts are now more popular than ever. Much of their rise in popularity can be attributed to increased accessibility and convenience. Value and knowledge can be taken away whilst washing the dishes or commuting to work. While radio and TV are seeing a decline in viewers and listeners, the on-demand nature of podcasts appeals to our busy lives. There are hundreds of daily and weekly podcasts covering a range of topics from business, economics and even cybersecurity.

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TAGS: how to, tips, Podcast

3 Ways To Protect Against Ransomware

by Lachie Dixon - Sep 3, 2019

Ask anyone who works in IT what malware they consider to be the most likely to bring a company to stand still and you can pretty safely assume their answer will be ransomware. Although not a totally new concept, ransomware has become a major threat over the past couple of years. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security