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Myths about cloud computing: Cloud vs In House infrastructure

by admin on September 17th, 2018

  I read a lot about cloud infrastructure being highly scalable with the ability to easily increase system resources as a business’s needs grow, this is correct but this isn’t unique to cloud based systems. Underneath all of the marketing hyperbole, on a technical level all of the modern server deployments use the same virtualisation […]

Micropower Payroll Classic discontinuation, discussing the options

by admin on March 27th, 2018

By: Ben Smith, Senior Consultant, ClubIT Background Micropower have recently advised clients that they will be discontinuing their Payroll classic program for the 18/19 financial year, the reason being that the program requires substantial updates in order to stay relevant to the ATO legislation. Micropower is now recommending users of Classic Payroll migrate away from […]

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Safeguard Your Small Business With These 4 Tips

by Client Services on February 11th, 2018

If you are a small business or a small enterprise, being targeted by cybercriminals halfway across the globe has probably never crossed your mind. After all, there are bigger businesses out there to target and your little computer or web server is not worth the bother, right? Well, wrong. Small businesses are actually easily becoming […]

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The Essential Eight of Cybersecurity for Organisations

by Client Services on January 16th, 2018

The costs of cyber attacks and crimes are often significantly more expensive than taking preventative measures. For this reason, the Australian Signals Directorate published the Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents in February 2017. The guidance details “prioritised mitigation strategies to help technical cyber security professionals in all organisations mitigate cyber security incidents.” It also […]

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Why Small Businesses Neglect Cybersecurity

by Client Services on January 8th, 2018

Small businesses already have enough to think about: limited cash flow, tight resources, and staff going beyond job descriptions to accomplish more things. Because of these, small business owners typically don’t put a lot of energy in cybersecurity, even though they invest in technology like software, websites, and other applications. However, because 43% of cyber […]

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3 Cybersecurity Facts that Small Business Owners Should Know About

by Client Services on November 27th, 2017

For many years, cyber attackers were unlikely to target small businesses; after all, they had lesser known brand names and fewer financial resources. That’s not the case today. Cyber criminals now know small business owners do not prioritize cyber security and that many of them do business online using services that don’t have strong encryption […]

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5 Cybersecurity Best Practices for SMEs

by Client Services on November 20th, 2017

With big company names and corporations like Yahoo! Getting hacked, many owners of small to medium enterprises assume that cyber attackers won’t bother targeting them. However, the 2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity report says otherwise; in fact, 50% of SMEs have experienced a security breach in the last year. Cyber attackers exploit the lack of […]

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5 Online Retail Tips to Prepare for the Holidays

by Client Services on October 11th, 2017

The year is coming to a close and in just a couple of weeks, the holiday season will have officially arrived. Christmas is often the most hectic as well as the most lucrative season for retailers. Because sophisticated retailers know that attracting customers now go well beyond the brick and mortar store, it’s important to […]

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Why Assistive Technologies in Aged Care Matter

by Client Services on September 26th, 2017

In the next few years to a decade, people of all ages will expect access to affordable broadband internet for whatever purpose, including aged care telehealth and other technologies that will enable the elderly a sense of independence, quality of life, and well-being. This is where assistive technologies come in. The Australian Government Productivity Commission […]

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How Retailers Can Navigate Omnichannel Customer Experience

by Client Services on September 20th, 2017

Savvy retailers know the value of building a strong presence across multiple channels. However, while businesses see the brick-and-mortar store at the mall, their mobile app, their ecommerce store, and their various social media pages as separate channels, shoppers see the retailer as a single brand. Customer loyalty is towards the brand and not one […]