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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

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

by John Lane - Jan 8, 2019
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Why Two-Factor Authentication and Password Policies Are Critical for Securing Your Business (and How To Implement Them)

by John Lane - Dec 19, 2018

In an era where the average cost of a single malware attack on a company has risen to a catastrophic $2.4 million, it's safe to say that cybersecurity has never been more important than it is right now. But at the same time, this demands the question: in a world where even large corporations like Yahoo and Uber can become victims overnight, what chance does your small business really have?

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, risk, end user, business, two factor authentication, passwords

Taking Business Communications To The Cloud: Powernet Partners With RingCentral

by John Lane - Dec 17, 2018

Technology is evolving more rapidly than ever before and many businesses are shifting to popular cloud-based systems. These transformative solutions are necessary in order for businesses to keep up with the functionality and reliability needed to succeed in today’s market.

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TAGS: flexibility, cloud, news, powernet, digital workplaces, modern workplace, business, scale, communications, mobility, RingCentral

Your Guide to the ASD Essential 8 Strategies (And How to Implement Them)

by John Lane - Nov 29, 2018

Cybersecurity attacks are a major threat to every business. That said, many businesses aren’t aware of the basics of how to protect themselves against these common threats. A breach in security can be catastrophic for a business’s reputation and bottom line.

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TAGS: it strategy, it security, cyber security, risk, strategy, tips, essential 8, webinar, implementation

The Tech Tools You Can Use to Supercharge Your Business TODAY

by John Lane - Oct 28, 2018

Regardless of the type of organisation you're running or even the industry you're operating in, finding new and innovative opportunities to grow your business is always a top priority. These days, what a lot of people are quickly learning is that driving business growth, generating new clients, and creating the rock-solid foundation you need to build the next decade of success revolves around the unrestricted power of modern technology more often than not.

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TAGS: digital workplaces, Microsoft, tips, Microsoft 365, software, end user, business, tools

How Artificial Intelligence Can Truly Help Your Business

by John Lane - Oct 4, 2018

 At its core, the concept behind artificial intelligence is a straightforward one. It's simply a term that describes the ability of computer systems that can perform tasks that would normally require a human being (like visual and speech recognition, translation between languages, and even decision-making) totally on their own. 

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TAGS: it strategy, trends, future, strategy, business, Artificial Intelligence, growth, scale

5 Simple Tech Tips to Increase Business Efficiency

by John Lane - Oct 4, 2018

When leveraged properly, technology is an engine for growth and innovation across an organisation. This is true no matter the type of business you're talking about or the industry it's operating in. The right technology strategy at the heart of your company can help guarantee that your employees are in sync with the assets they have available to them every day. That in turn generates the most important benefit of all: a workforce that is properly aligned with your own long-term vision for success too.

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TAGS: digital workplaces, modern workplace, tips, end user, business

7 Essential Microsoft 365 Features You Should Be Using For Your Business

by John Lane - Sep 27, 2018

One of the truly great things about Microsoft Office 365 is that it's malleable: it can be whatever you need it to be, whenever you need it to be. With so many different features spread out across a variety of applications, however, it's easy to overlook the most interesting features that may be valuable for  your businesses.

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TAGS: cloud, modern workplace, Microsoft, Microsoft 365, software, end user, business

Phishing Attacks: How to Instantly Spot an Email Scam

by John Lane - Sep 25, 2018

Not only are phishing scams incredibly common, they're also getting more believable and effective as time goes on. According to one recent study, a massive 76% of all organisations said that they experienced phishing attacks in 2017. Not only that, but the frequency rate of those attacks actually took a massive 65% leap compared to 2016.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, scam, phishing, how to

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