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

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: powernet, recruitment, culture, employees, leadership

Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 4: What's Next?

by John Lane - Jun 21, 2018

Now that we’ve reached the end of this four-part series on Australia's new data breach notification laws, the only thing left to do is to tie it all together: which means getting started on building a better, stronger business that is better able to counter cybersecurity risks as much as possible.

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TAGS: legislation, risk, business continuity planning, IT systems, leadership, disaster recovery planning, cyber security, it strategy, it security, notifiable data breaches scheme

Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 3: Developing a Data Breach Response Plan

by John Lane - Jun 18, 2018

Now that you're aware of what the data breach laws mean and how to protect your business, it's time to focus on arguably the most important cybersecurity task: developing a data breach response plan for when that terrible day finally arrives.

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TAGS: legislation, risk, business continuity planning, IT systems, leadership, disaster recovery planning, cyber security, it strategy, it security, notifiable data breaches scheme

Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 2: How to Protect Your Business

by John Lane - Jun 18, 2018

We've discussed what the notifiable data breach laws entail, why they exist, and why they'll be so important to both businesses and private citizens across the country moving forward. But to put it simply, no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to A) apply to every type of business, or B) prevent every type of cybersecurity incident that you may encounter. 

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TAGS: legislation, risk, business continuity planning, IT systems, leadership, disaster recovery planning, cyber security, it strategy, it security, notifiable data breaches scheme

Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 1: What It Means and Why It Matters

by John Lane - Jun 14, 2018

It's official: the February 22, 2018 deadline has come and gone and Australia's new data breach notification laws are now in full effect. If you still feel unsure about what these new laws entail, or if you were only scarcely aware that they existed in the first place, don't worry — it’s not too late to be informed.

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TAGS: legislation, risk, business continuity planning, IT systems, leadership, disaster recovery planning, cyber security, it strategy, it security, notifiable data breaches scheme

Your Guide to IT Budgeting with Our Free Downloadable Templates

by John Lane - Dec 7, 2017

Even the most powerful technology platform that money can buy is ultimately still just that — a platform. It's a tool and how you use that tool is all that matters. When leveraged correctly, IT budgets are more than just a roadmap for investment in technology — they're an investment in the future of your organisation that guarantees these assets are properly aligned with your long-term goals.

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TAGS: it budgeting, leadership, it strategy, hybrid IT, in-house, outsourced, hybrid cloud

Enabling Better Leadership with the Right IT Systems

by John Lane - Nov 23, 2017

In many ways, the ultimate success of any organisation is dictated by the ability of its leaders to make the right decision at exactly the right time. Every action that an organisation takes as a collective must be examined both in terms of its immediate effect and its role in the overall strategy that continues to play out, day after day.

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TAGS: leadership, IT systems, it strategy