See the wood and the trees – why do a business review

Although being up to your elbows in the daily work of running your business can seem like the only way to succeed, every now and again it’s worth taking a step back to take stock. Whether it’s mid-year, end-of-season sales time, end of financial year or just a quiet period, it’s always worth conducting a [...]

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Create a workstation with purpose

Eight hours a day, five days a week - we all know what it’s like to feel tied to our desk. Considering we often spend more time at work than we do with our own family, how we feel at our desk has a huge influence on our day. The build and set up of [...]

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Why changing to a platform business is worth the investment

We’re moving into a new age of business – the platform age. The likes of Uber, Airbnb, Alibaba and Apple are prime examples of platform businesses – but it’s not just for the big guys. Becoming a platform business is about changing the way you think and embracing a new style of business. Platforms are [...]

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Can you achieve more by doing less?

The eternal quest to achieve perfect work-life balance. We all know it. We all want it. None of us ever seem to get it. But maybe, just maybe, that’s not the point. What if merely trying is? We all have a tendency to throw ourselves into our work – time out to do the things [...]

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How to stay safe and secure online in 2017

One of the few industries in the world that will never see budget cuts is security. As the world grows ever more complex and connected, our valuable information is increasingly exposed to malicious actors around the world. However, there are experts around the world working behind the scenes to fight the good fight, thwarting the [...]

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What’s your 2017 cybersecurity crisis management plan?

When it comes to a breach, be prepared. Your security incident response plan concerns itself with day-to-day security issues. That’s not to say that malware infections and distributed denial-of-service attacks are not important even if they are day-to-day. A cybersecurity crisis management plan looks at security from another angle. It’s concerned with what you need [...]

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How to stop ransomware attacks in 2017

The screen shows an ominous message. Your system is locked, and you have hours or a few days to pay the ransom to have it unlocked. Conveniently, there’s a big countdown timer on the screen to help you keep track of how much time you have left. You ask around, and there is indeed no [...]

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Big brother with Shadow IT

Shadow IT, or the use of technology and applications outside the purview—or even knowledge—of IT staff is a big problem in many sectors, but particularly in education. Why? Because teachers operate fairly independently and often feel empowered to bring in their own devices—even storage devices. Consider this: do you have any idea how many of [...]

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For performance, look to the cores

If you've been around the computer industry very long, you've seen several ways to determine the performance of a system. From the early days of basic processor clock speed through the expansion in the number of processors to the number of processing cores in the processing units, the way we look at computer performance has [...]

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The familiar USB is coming to an end

The USB ports we've come to know and love are coming to an end—and that's a good thing, or a disaster, depending on who you listen to among industry experts. For most organizations, though, the move to USB Type C is going to be a good thing, because it will offer greater peripheral flexibility and [...]

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