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John Lane

John Lane
Sales Manager After growing up in Melbourne, John’s journey into the business world started when he joined the PowerNet family ten years ago as the work experience kid, and he hasn’t looked back since. With two qualifications from Swinburne University of Technology and expertise in everything from accounts, to business development, to IT ops and management, John has a unique end-to-end understanding of how PowerNet works. Today, he’s in charge of developing new business and managing new sales opportunities, interfacing with the account managers and onboarding clients - testament to PowerNet’s values of family, development and commitment. John is a firm believer in using technology to improve business process and reach business goals. John is also an avid sports fan, with a passion for snowboarding. When he’s not hard at work at the PowerNet offices, he’s probably out fishing or spending time with his family.

Recent Posts

Getting You Business Ready For 2020

by John Lane - Dec 9, 2019

The new year presents a landmark time that can represent a fresh beginning.

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TAGS: Data Security, data

Things To Consider Before Changing Your Phone System

by John Lane - Nov 25, 2019

With the ISDN shut down already in full effect across Australia, businesses are ramping up their efforts to prepare for their own migrations when their number is called. Businesses have been told that once they are NBN-ready, they should have all systems in place and processes aligned to migrate. They will be given 90 days’ notice before their ISDN service is officially disconnected and their new service is connected.

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TAGS: Tech, Risk Management, ISDN, ISDN shutdown

Three Problems You May Experience During The ISDN Shutdown

by John Lane - Nov 18, 2019

The ISDN shutdown is in effect across Australia. ISDN has been powering voice, fax and video communications across the country for ages, but it’s a service that will soon be obsolete.

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TAGS: ISDN, ISDN shutdown

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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TAGS: Risk Management, ISDN, ISDN shutdown

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

[PRESS RELEASE] Powernet IT Solutions And Evolve IT Australia Merge

by John Lane - Jan 8, 2019
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