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Why you should upgrade your technology

Why do you need to upgrade the information technology in your business? The answer’s simple: Moore’s Law. It can be interpreted in several ways but the most relevant for this question is that it means the information technology bang you can get for your buck roughly doubles every two years – whether that’s in processing power, storage, or general functionality

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The WannaCry Ransomware Attack: What Happened and What You Need to Know
By Jodie Korber
June 15, 2017

Ransomware — a specific type of computer virus that encrypts all data on an infected computer and holds it for ransom — is not a new concept. According to one study, ransomware emails spiked..

Investing in IT Strategy: How to Drive ROI
By Jodie Korber
May 30, 2017

According to the Pew Research Center, IT can have a positive and dramatic effect on nearly every aspect of your business. 51% of survey respondents said that IT helped them expand the number of..

Is Your Internal IT Working? 4 Warning Signs You Should Be Looking For
By Jodie Korber
May 23, 2017

When your internal IT is functioning like a well-oiled machine, it doesn’t just put you in a better position to address the challenges of today, it also helps you prepare for the evolving..

The Tech Maturity Model: Where Does Your Business Stand?
By Jodie Korber
April 26, 2017

Far too many business leaders fail to look at their IT infrastructure in a deeper way that goes beyond simple dollars and cents. They think "If I'm spending X number of dollars on a piece of..

Technology Support and Help Desk Trends to Watch in 2017 and Beyond
By Jodie Korber
April 12, 2017

What’s new in IT? Learning more about the latest IT support trends can help you stay agile and ensure that your business is always using the best tools available. From increased reliance on AI and..

4 Signs You Need to Outsource IT
By Jodie Korber
April 5, 2017

Every day, numerous articles and blog posts are published touting the benefits of digitisation. IT experts and business leaders alike explain in-depth how agility, scalability, and the ability to..

10 Steps to Moving IT to the Cloud
By Jodie Korber
March 29, 2017

The cloud is quickly becoming the preferred infrastructure for companies in many industries. Moving to the cloud is usually done in stages, and there are specific steps that every business should..

5 Essential Tools Top Businesses Use to Fuel Growth
By Jodie Korber
March 23, 2017

One of the most important things to understand about growth is that it isn’t about just having a plan in place to support today’s actions — it’s about making decisions today that would affect your..

The Guide to Increasing Business Productivity
By Jodie Korber
March 8, 2017

Increasing business productivity is synonymous with increasing business growth. By unlocking and addressing the challenges affecting your employees, you can improve productivity, lower operational..

How much do you know about internet security?
By Jodie Korber
February 24, 2017

Australia is no stranger to internet security or IT Security breaches. In recent times, David Jones, Kmart, Woolworths, and the Red Cross Blood Service have all been victims of serious ‘cyber’..

How to conduct a business process review in 4 steps
By Jodie Korber
February 17, 2017

In last week’s blog, we discussed the Business Process Review (BPR), and the factors that can prevent Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from being successful. To refresh your memory, a BPR..

How IT Can Drive Competitive Advantage for Your Business
By Jodie Korber
February 16, 2017
The business process review: what SME leaders need to know
By Jodie Korber
February 8, 2017

Business processes are created to increase business performance, but if they’re not continuously improving they can end up creating the opposite effect for your Small or Medium Enterprise (SME).

What does business process maturity mean for SMEs?
By Jodie Korber
February 3, 2017

All companies, big and small, have processes. They’re the structured business activities that produce value, serve customers, and generate income.

How to make digital transformation happen in 3 steps
By Jodie Korber
January 27, 2017

Many organisation today that are Small to Medium in size are often hesitant about digital transformation because they don’t know where to start.

How can Businesses Overcome Barriers to Digital Transformation?
By Jodie Korber
January 19, 2017

For many Small to Medium Enterprises, digital transformation has brought new opportunities to grow, become more nimble, and turn the tables on much larger competitors.

In fact, 41% of SME’s cite..

Digital Transformation Explained
By Jodie Korber
December 22, 2016

‘Digital transformation’ is the phrase on everyone’s lips. Blogs and social networks are overflowing with posts on this topic, and CEOs are suddenly expected to be ‘in the know’ about digital..

How can you make Office 365 tools work for your business?
By Jodie Korber
December 16, 2016

Changing your business’ technology can be a daunting prospect. The risks in changing your current technology solution may be concerning as time, money, and energy are at stake.

In this blog we..

Choosing the right Emerging Technology for your Business
By Jodie Korber
December 8, 2016

You’re ahead of the game, and you’ve just invested in what you thought was the next big thing for your Business. When all of a sudden everyone’s talking about Software as a Service, Business..

The business owner’s guide to staying on top of technology trends
By Jodie Korber
December 2, 2016

Keeping up with developments in technology can seem like a full time job and you may be tempted to give it low priority. But if you’re running a small or medium enterprise (SME), you can’t afford..

The top 4 Emerging technologies & the benefits to  your SME
By Jodie Korber
November 25, 2016

Do you have big dreams for your business? Technology can be the key to making those dreams a reality. The words ‘small’ or ‘medium’ may accurately describe your organisation now, but they don’t..

Insourced or Outsourced IT: What's best for your growing SME?
By Jodie Korber
November 18, 2016

 

As a small or medium size enterprise (SME) owner, you might find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place. You’re at that awkward size where you need high-end IT in order to compete, but..

4 signs your business needs an IT upgrade
By Jodie Korber
November 14, 2016

As a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) owner, there will probably come a time when you need to take a serious look at your IT systems and make some calls about your ‘next phase’.

Does your business actually need an IT strategy?
By Jodie Korber
November 3, 2016

If you run a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME), chances are you don’t have an IT strategy. Less than one third of SMEs do. And why would you have one? If it’s not your core business, IT just isn’t..

Business continuity strategy delivers a return on investment for SMEs
By Jodie Korber
October 28, 2016

Disruption is something every business wants to avoid, but it’s a reality many face. A disruptive event is anything that causes downtime or data loss – it could be as serious as a natural disaster..

How SMEs can prepare for the mobile workforce
By Jodie Korber
October 21, 2016

Today’s workforce is growing much more mobile, and it’s forcing small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to re-evaluate how they interact with technology. Modern workers demand access to the corporate..

The size wars: How SMEs can use cloud computing to compete with big businesses
By Jodie Korber
October 14, 2016

Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with a strong understanding of their markets, know by now that employing technology will help them grow and compete. But when it comes to IT, SME leaders tend to..

Cloud Computing - Are you 'Cloud Ready' for the future?
By Jodie Korber
October 7, 2016

The way people do business today has been completely transformed by the emergence of ‘the Cloud’.There is an idea that cloud computing delivers a sustainable competitive advantage for businesses..

The infrastructure advantage: how IT gives your business a competitive edge
By Jodie Korber
September 29, 2016

Many SME leaders view technology investment as a necessary evil, so it will come as a surprise to them to learn that IT infrastructure can deliver demonstrable business value, and even a..

Fail to plan, plan to fail: why SMEs must have a business continuity plan in place
By Jodie Korber
September 22, 2016

Business continuity planning is critical to an organisation’s ability to sustain operations during a significant business disruption.

In search of enterprise social network success
By Stern Curator
September 19, 2016

Despite early promise enterprise social networking has not yet lived up to expectations. Mostly because organisations have failed to get buy-in from all levels. New research reveals this is..

Cutting IT costs now will only cost you more in the future: Part 2
By Jodie Korber
September 16, 2016

Technology has become ubiquitous across all business functions and is critical for success.

Cutting IT costs now will only cost you more in the future: Part 1
By Jodie Korber
September 9, 2016

Small and medium size businesses face daunting competition from larger enterprises. 

We live in a world of ubiquitous connectivity, where technology permeates every aspect of our lives. The..

Digital workspace: a journey, not a destination
By Jodie Korber
September 5, 2016

Drawing a connection between the sharing economy and the need for a digital workspace may seem to be stretching it a bit, but that’s exactly what consultancy ClearPeople does in its white paper..

See how Aussie Engineers leverage technology & the cloud.
By Jodie Korber
September 1, 2016

The Business Need

UES had been running its own server room and managing the existing IT infrastructure but as with a number of businesses, due to their expansion and growth they had outgrown

Want to boost your organisations productivity with Yammer?
By Jodie Korber
August 31, 2016

Communication technologies have always been changing – we’ve used carrier pigeons, telegrams, telephone, fax, paper, email and now we have Enterprise Social Networking (ESN). For many executives..

Improving results with a CRM and IT strategy implementation
By Guy Wallis
August 31, 2016

The Business Need

The SME Team within DUAL work with brokers on a day-to-day basis on new business opportunities.  Prior to January 2016 a review of their current processes highlighted areas which..

The perils of aging infrastructure
By Stern Curator
August 30, 2016

For every technology product (hardware or software) there is a point in its life beyond which it will be more cost-effective to retire and replace it than to continue using and maintaining it. The..

All systems go for CanTeen's IT relocation mission
By Guy Wallis
August 30, 2016

The Business Need

A office relocation to new premises from the Sydney CBD to Newtown, cut over to a new WAN and relocating IT infrastructure to a new data centre.

In search of 'Edge Computing'
By Stern Curator
August 25, 2016

In recent years there’s been a massive migration of processing and data into the cloud, but powerful though the arguments are for centralising computing and resources in large data centres, it’s..

Why Data Backup alone is not enough
By Jodie Korber
August 25, 2016

For years you've been hearing about the importance of data backup - 'Just ensure your data is backed up and everything will be fine...'  Well... that's not quite the case - data backup alone is..

Agribusiness insurer on the trail for a reliable IT provider
By Guy Wallis
August 25, 2016

The Business Need

As a small to medium business, AgriRisk realised very early on that technology wasn’t a core strength of theirs and required specialist knowledge to achieve the best results.

When cutting losses can help grow profits
By Guy Wallis
August 24, 2016

When Sydney-based Complete Credit Solutions (CCS) was founded in 2012, the partners had a clear plan for how they'd like their business to develop. And they knew they'd have a fairly substantial..

Driving sales with a comprehensive CRM online system
By Guy Wallis
August 22, 2016

The Business Need

With a sales force located in a number of locations and supplying a wide range of products for a number of industries, UES realised they need to move beyond spreadsheets and..

Increasing Retail Growth with a Cloud Infrastructure & CRM Online
By Guy Wallis
August 16, 2016

The Business Need

The Retail Council conducts industry events very year to highlight and advance its activities.  Each event involves considerable communication to

Relief from IT growing pains for a rising underwriter
By Guy Wallis
August 11, 2016

Established in Sydney in 2004, DUAL Australia is an insurance underwriter specialising in the corporate and mid-market sector.

Solving IT issues with a Managed Service Provider
By Guy Wallis
August 9, 2016

The Business Need

As their business expanded, DUAL’s IT Infrastructure also grew quickly. However the company didn’t have an overarching strategy to manage this

CIOs urged to lead digital transformation
By Stern Curator
August 2, 2016

 

Wherever you look, organisations are being told to digitally transform or be digitally disrupted, but transformation is never easy and a study by the Harvard Business Review has identified..

How much does downtime cost your business?
By Jodie Korber
August 2, 2016

 The recovery process represents the amount of time it takes to recovery data either locally or from the cloud due to data loss (data loss could be the result of a virus, employee error, or some..

Put your data on a platform
By Stern Curator
July 29, 2016

There’s never a dull moment in IT. Never a day seems to go by when a new concept, accompanied by the inevitable TLA (three letter acronym) doesn’t pop up. One that has been around for at least a..

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