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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

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

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

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

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

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: modern workplace, Microsoft, Microsoft 365, cloud, 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: cyber security, phishing, scam, how to, it security

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: hybrid IT, hybrid cloud, digital workplaces, public cloud, private cloud, It monitoring, IT systems, it security, it strategy, 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: logistics, Transport, digital transformation, digital workplaces, trends, industry, future, IT systems, it strategy

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: powernet, news, Sophos

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