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BYOD: Why is This Concept So Attractive to Employees?

    Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, to work was an idea a few years ago that is becoming a reality very fast. To use your personal smartphone, tablet or laptop for work seems increasingly natural. Employees are embracing this concept without any serious reservations. As more and more business activity becomes technology-driven, to have electronic

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    Copper ISDN to Shutdown on September 30- Is your Business Ready?

      Is your business ready to switch from ISDN on September 30? As the National Broadband Network continues to roll out across the nation, the copper ISDN services that power most Australian business communications will start being disconnected. In fact, this will begin on September 30 – just a few weeks away! Soon your business will

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      VoIP: A New Dimension in Communication for SMBs

        Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP is about a decade old technology that is gaining popularity among individual subscribers and businesses. In conventional systems, phone calls are made using telephones or handsets that are connected by phone cables. These calls are routed using the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) carrying a signal from one telephone

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        SMBs: It is Hackers v. You – Don’t Let Them Score

          Selling stolen IDs and other personal data is a lucrative trade for hackers. They are always looking for sources where vital information is stored. As a small to midsize business, you store your client’s personal information, collected from different sources, on your computers and servers. Your Point-of-sale (PoS) terminal and some website transactions can be

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          Hitech Welcomes Industry Veteran, Leo Driscoll

            Hitech welcomes industry veteran, Leo Driscoll If you’re in business in Bendigo, you’ve likely heard of our Sales Manager and newest Hitech recruit, Leo Driscoll. Leo will be well-known to many of you from his 30-year career in telecommunications and sales, which included extensive work with Telstra as an employee and external contractor. With plenty

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            Business Disaster: What Threatens Small Businesses the Most?

              There are many threats to the integrity of a small business, and not all of them are as dramatic as a cyberattack or a hurricane. Every small business needs to do a risk assessment to determine all the threats that exist that could bring harm. External threats are the ones that get the most attention.

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              Data Protection and Bring Your Own Device to Work

                BYOD refers to a firm’s policy of allowing employees to use their own personal phones, tablets, and laptops for all their work applications. This is a pretty common policy, and it has many benefits, but it brings along risks. How are you addressing these risks? Here are some of the issues raised by BYOD A

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                Everyday Human Error Can Affect Data Protection

                  Are you under the impression that data loss is all about putting up firewalls to protect against evil cyberattacks? Some of the biggest sources of data loss include sloppiness, human error, and just plain forgetfulness. What are some of the unglamorous things that we do every day that leave us vulnerable? Passwords Old or easy

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                  Disaster Recovery Plans: Do You Have One?

                    Disaster recovery and business continuity plans are issues that almost all small businesses fail to think about. More frequently, they decide they haven’t the resources to address such “unthinkable.” If your business was down for 1-2 days or more, what costs would you incur? Lost revenues and lost productivity. These are obvious. You won’t make

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