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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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Jodie Korber

Jodie Korber
Managing Director of Lanrex since 2009. And after 19 years consulting for small and mid-sized business as well as working in larger financial institutions, she’s well aware that even though there are common themes, everyone’s situation is unique. When Jodie isn't helping clients get ahead with their IT, she's trying to get ahead as a keen dragon boat racer.

Recent Posts

Your Guide to Cybersecurity Training for Your Employees
By Jodie Korber
November 14, 2019

An employee clicks on an email from their bank — they need to download new credentials. Suddenly, their system is frozen. And just as suddenly, your system is frozen. The new credentials were..

What Are the Implications of a Data Breach in Your Organisation?
By Jodie Korber
November 14, 2019

Modern-day companies revolve around their data. But with that data comes responsibility. Your company likely archives large amounts of information: data about customers, bank accounts, intellectual..

8 Mistakes NFP's Make When Choosing a CRM
By Jodie Korber
September 9, 2019

It is not uncommon for many NFPs to operate their Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) processes from simple spreadsheets or a loosely connected combination of tools. This will work but only up..

3 Hidden Tech Issues Affecting Workplace Productivity And How To Solve Them
By Jodie Korber
June 24, 2019

One of the biggest mistakes that business owners make usually involves assuming that any tech-related issues are actually people-related issues.

Sick of Failing Tech? Lanrex’s 4 Stage Business Diagnostic Can Help Make Technology Your Business Advantage.
By Jodie Korber
May 24, 2019
4 Surprising Ways Innovative Technology Can Boost Productivity in the Workplace
By Jodie Korber
April 18, 2019

When people think about innovative technology in a professional environment, they usually picture some sort of seismic shift that represents a massive disruption to the way things are done. The first..

The Top 7 Benefits of Migrating to Office 365
By Jodie Korber
April 10, 2019

Since its initial release in June of 2011, Microsoft’s Office 365 has grown from “just another productivity suite” to one of the dominant tools in its category available today. Thanks to the way it..

The future of SMBs: Discover 5 of the most disruptive technology trends affecting Small Businesses in 2019
By Jodie Korber
February 13, 2019

If 2018 is anything to go by, 2019 will be an enormous year for SMBs. Technology looks set to disrupt more and more industries and no one really knows what's coming next. We put together a list of..

Discover the secrets behind how this Australian business used an IT Strategy to scale and grow
By Jodie Korber
January 9, 2019


Established in 2004, DUAL Australia Pty Ltd is a specialist underwriting agency providing innovative insurance solutions for small to medium enterprise. DUAL specialises in accident and health,..

Lanrex's Biggest Tech Trends for Small Businesses in 2019 [INFOGRAPHIC]
By Jodie Korber
December 18, 2018

As the year comes to a close, many are looking forward to see how they can prepare themselves for whatever 2019 will bring. While some are worried, many are excited about what new technologies are..

Essential Field Service Technology Trends to Watch Out For in 2019
By Jodie Korber
December 4, 2018

Every few years, technology advances to a place where it is once again possible to transform your service organisation from a cost centre to a profit centre and into a virtual powerhouse overnight...

When faced with a technology scare, see how these Aussie engineers turned their tech troubles into a competitive advantage
By Jodie Korber
November 22, 2018

UES International have been providing specialised industrial solutions since 1904. When they started to expand their business, they began to experience early symptoms of technology trouble: Slowing..

How to Identify and Tackle Technology Instability
By Jodie Korber
November 21, 2018

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 need..

The Three Crucial Steps you need to take before a Digital Transformation
By Jodie Korber
October 18, 2018

Digital transformation is a broad term that can mean many, far-reaching things. But the start of the process is only as complicated as you make it and it is something that can absolutely work to your..

Increasing Team Productivity With Technology: A Straightforward Manager's Guide
By Jodie Korber
October 18, 2018

Do you find yourself working in a more "traditional" workplace — one where collaboration is often slow and laborious? It's a question that a lot of business leaders are asking themselves these days..

Four ways Field Service Organisations can operate at the top of their field
By Jodie Korber
September 24, 2018

In every industry, digital transformation is rapidly shifting what’s possible for businesses. Organisations that want to operate at the very top of their field need to embrace digital change. In this..

The Top Ten Technologies Transforming Field Services
By Jodie Korber
September 21, 2018

Technology and field services have always had a very close relationship, but it's also one that has certainly escalated over the last few years in particular. In an effort to increase efficiency and..

The Truth about Culture: Five Ways Technology Can Transform Your Team For the Better
By Jodie Korber
August 25, 2018

In a lot of ways, the effort to create a better, more holistic, and more positive company culture is one of the important decisions that one can make as a business professional. Immediately, it..

Three great examples of IT Strategy (and one surprising one)
By Jodie Korber
August 9, 2018

One of the best things about modern technology is that it's malleable. The IT infrastructure at the heart of your organisation can essentially be anything you need it to be. However, this also..

Looking for a Managed Service IT Provider? Here Are 8 Questions You Need to Ask
By Jodie Korber
July 24, 2018

Business leaders are often in a bit of a precarious position when it comes to technology. On the one hand, they need to make sure that they’re giving employees access to the tools they need to do..

The Top Trends Transforming Field Services
By Jodie Korber
July 24, 2018

On a surface level, field services can mean a large number of different things and happening all at the same time. It's about putting resources in place to guarantee better, more preventative, and..

The 5 Step Guide to Make your Workplace Cyber Safe
By Jodie Korber
July 17, 2018

Hackers (and the tools they use to harm your business) are getting faster, smarter, more efficient, and more sophisticated all the time. This means whether you like it or not, you need to do the..

The Case for Servitization: Operate at the Top of your Field
By Jodie Korber
June 26, 2018

At its core, Servitization is more than just digital transformation. It's about reinventing the manufacturing business model from the ground up, using the lessons learned up to this point to build..

4 Ways Dynamics 365 can Transform your Field Service Results
By Jodie Korber
June 13, 2018

At its core, Dynamics 365 is more than just another ERP or CRM tool. It's a great way to effectively break down silos that used to exist between these two disparate concepts, finally allowing them to..

How to prepare for Cloud Migration in 5 Simple Steps
By Jodie Korber
May 30, 2018

For small and medium-sized businesses, migrating to the cloud is a decision that brings with it a host of unique benefits and opportunities that cannot be ignored. Not only will your organisation..

Phishing Attacks: What They Are, Why They're Dangerous, and What You MUST Know
By Jodie Korber
May 18, 2018

Make no mistake about it: cyber crime is on the rise and this is one unfortunate trend that shows absolutely no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In 2016, there were 4,000 cyber attacks that..

Why a Resistance to IT is Really a Resistance to Success
By Jodie Korber
April 30, 2018

Regardless of the type of business you're leading or even the industry that the business exists in, to say that technology is critical to everything you're trying to accomplish is an..

Is Your IT Team Focusing on What's Important to Them Rather Than What's Important to the Business?
By Jodie Korber
April 10, 2018

If your IT infrastructure is not meeting your business needs and enabling the business objectives you're after, it can often seem like this is for a wide range of different reasons. Sometimes you..

Culture May Be Your Number One Obstacle — Does Your Team Embrace Change or Fear It?
By Jodie Korber
March 22, 2018

The importance of culture within a company is certainly not a new idea. In fact, it has the potential to affect nearly every aspect of your organisation, both positively and negatively, at a moment's..

If You’re Standing Still, You’re Going Backwards
By Jodie Korber
March 6, 2018

Your business has stopped growing at the rate you need and you don’t know why. Your revenues have plateaued or worse— have begun to decline and you can’t reverse the trend. You’re not bringing in..

Is an Archaic IT Infrastructure Hindering Your Business Success?
By Jodie Korber
February 22, 2018

Is your IT infrastructure holding your business back? In today's rapidly evolving world, asking this question is essential to growth. Having the right technological infrastructure is imperative to a..

Is Your Traditional Workplace Making Collaboration Slow and Laborious?
By Jodie Korber
February 8, 2018

As the owner or CFO of a small- to medium-sized business, it must be frustrating when you see how difficult it is for members of your staff to form temporary groups for collaboration on projects. At..

Internal Threats: Are Your Employees Emailing Data Outside?
By Jodie Korber
October 17, 2017

As you continue to adopt the new technology that barrels toward businesses of every size, you have probably started to discover the accompanying risks that tend to follow on technology’s heels.

Why Company Culture Is the Key to a Successful Digital Transformation
By Jodie Korber
October 10, 2017

Digital transformation may be a requirement in the modern era, but it’s also not something that is as easy as flipping a light switch. You can’t just decide to disrupt your organisation in such a..

Are You Looking for a Managed Services Provider? Here Are the 8 Key Questions You Need to Ask
By Jodie Korber
September 18, 2017

Managed services as a concept brings with it a host of different benefits for nearly every type of business you can think of. But one thing people don’t realise until it’s far too late is that not..

Trend Focus: Using the Cloud to Boost Team Effectiveness
By Jodie Korber
August 29, 2017

In recent years, cloud computing has revolutionised how modern businesses are run, allowing small- to medium-sized businesses to compete technologically with businesses who have far more resources at..

How Lanrex's ISO Certification Works For You
By Jodie Korber
August 16, 2017


At Lanrex, one of the four major pillars that our business was founded on is and will always be “Innovation and Security.” We want you to be able to leverage the full might of modern technology to..
Your IT Culture and Your Bottom Line: What You Need to Know
By Jodie Korber
July 26, 2017

Generally speaking, employees want to be actively invested in their jobs — it’s just that many of them don’t have the ability to do so. People want to see value in what they’re spending so much time..

Your IT and You: Choosing the Best Options to Support Your Business
By Jodie Korber
July 11, 2017

One of the great things about technology in general is that it’s malleable — especially in the enterprise arena. If you take a look at your closest competitor, they’re probably using modern-day..

Empowering Your Employees with the Right IT Strategy
By Jodie Korber
June 28, 2017

Making the right IT investment can have a positive ripple effect across your entire organisation almost immediately. In terms of engaging with your clients alone, it’s difficult to find a single..

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 6,000%..

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..

What you need to 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’..

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