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  • April 1 2019 7 steps to better data management

    Managing data correctly and as efficiently as possible is crucial for all businesses as data is the very basis of what organisations are built upon. It covers clients, contacts, employees, forecasts, investors/investment, past business failures, past business successes, and lots more meaningful information that, when managed correctly, can help to grow an organisation and minimise Read More…

  • October 3 2017 Square launches new point-of-sale solution

    Global payment tech company Square has launched a countertop device that enables customer-facing businesses across Australia to transform iPads into full-integrated point-of-sale systems. According to Australian Country Manager, Ben Pfisterer, the Square Stand for contactless and chip payments “replaces the need for clunky cash-drawers, piles of paper receipts and cluttered countertops”. “There is an overwhelming Read More…

  • September 12 2016 SMB management: tips for taking the best care of your growing data volume

    Data storage is an important issue to any business, but it is especially important to growing companies. If your business is like most, you probably have scads of data that needs to be stored and protected. Many small businesses either ignore or do not take into account the fact that, as you grow, you will Read More…

  • August 19 2016 How to increase your warehouse quality and efficiency​

    Most business owners have their own ideas on the best methods to improve warehouse efficiency. As with any other department or company asset, regular reviews and upgrades can help optimise the performance of your warehouse. High standards of quality and output targets don’t just happen – success requires constant reviewing of each and every process. Read More…

  • August 18 2016 Are your employees making these document security mistakes?

    Document security is vital for any business. Errors in this area can lead to consequences like client confidentiality being broken or even identity theft. You might understand the importance of document security measures, but are your employees taking the same precautions? Below are some basic document security mistakes that even the most loyal employees make. Read More…

  • July 19 2016 Canon reveals new office automation devices

    Canon Australia is releasing a new range of office automation devices it says will drive the digital transformation of businesses while boosting organisational efficiency.    Available from 1 August, Canon’s next-gen imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500i Series consists of four colour A3 multifunctional devices: the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5535i, C5540i, C5550i, and C5560i. According to Canon, the devices Read More…

  • July 7 2016 Embrace cashless consumers to boost business and remain relevant, retailers told

    As Australia transitions to being a cashless country, retailers are being urged to stay ahead of the curve and embrace new payment innovations. Those who don’t futureproof their businesses, but instead restrict the ability of consumers to make electronic payments, are not only missing out on sizeable business but risk becoming obsolete. Garry Duursma, Head, Market Development Read More…

  • July 4 2016 Don’t buy new technology for technology’s sake, acquire it to achieve business goals

    We live in exciting time. It seems like every day a new device or application is launched that has the potential to change our lives and the way we do business. Unfortunately, most small businesses do not have the means to buy every single new innovation so they need to be pragmatic on where and Read More…

  • December 9 2015 Satisfying our appetite for data and making our cities smarter: the new-age telecommunications infrastructure

    Traditional telecommunication networks are stuck between a rock and a hard place: their profit margins are eroding from the growing commoditisation of voice and data and yet; with capped data plans still the norm, consumers are not quite getting what they want. And the culprits – look no further than the likes of Skype, Viber, Read More…

  • October 1 2015 The IT complexity paradox plaguing small business owners

    The Role of Technology in Business Business technology used to be simple in its infrastructure, yet required high levels of maintenance. For example, a fax machine answered only one particular need, was costly to maintain and required physical archiving. As such, IT was never critical to business operations but was a cog to keep the Read More…

  • September 24 2015 Why is IT training important no matter your field

    When personal computers first entered the workplace, this caused a major shift in how businesses operated. This one advancement ended the need for businesses to spend boatloads of money on manual typewriters and cases of whiteout. As software became more advanced, the need to store paper-based files went by the wayside as well. In order Read More…

  • September 11 2015 Fires, floods and disaster recovery

    For years summer in Australia has had a reputation as a time for backyard barbeques, beaches and holidays but recently, businesses have begun to view our hottest months in a new light. The increasing severity of storms and cyclones, devastating floods, unexpected power outages, plus the long dry spells that can lead to devastating bushfires Read More…

  • August 27 2015 The network is the critical backbone of the internet of things

    The hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) does not always fit with a business case for management with an accurate cost overview, or prove how a return on investment (ROI) will be achieved. In reality, to deliver on the promise of the IoT, there is a pragmatic first step SMEs need to take when Read More…

  • August 20 2015 Is managed IT right for your business?

    As the costs associated with managing a rapidly growing number of IT security threats, dealing with constantly evolving technology, the training and daily management of an in-house IT staff continue to rise, every smart business will begin to search for alternatives. As is generally the case with outsourcing, the obvious benefit to the company that Read More…

  • August 13 2015 Is your customer data safe in the event of a disaster?

    It’s common for companies to make significant investments in products and services expecting an even more significant return. Disaster recovery, however, is a rare exception: It’s perhaps the only service in which businesses invest hoping it never has to be used. By not planning for the worst-case scenario, SMBs accept an unnecessary risk of losing Read More…