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Microsoft Forms: Powerful Way to Survey

I'm sure this always happens to you as it does to me. Your father-in-law sends you an email. He has been out that morning off Mornington, fishing. He's "bagged out" on whiting and snapper and wants to share his haul with you. So in his email, he tells you to check out the attached photo.  Except the attachment is missing.  Always.  So you go back and forth until he works out how to attach an ...

Employee Monitoring Software: Should You Track Every Keystroke?

As we enter the pandemic's third year, most Melbourne businesses have adopted remote or hybrid working arrangements.  So whether your employees are commuting into Southern Cross or logging in from Box Hill, keeping tabs on productivity and morale is a delicate balancing act. The majority of companies across Australia now support some remote work, with statistics showing that: 24% of companies are 100% remote 31% support hybrid office/remote working 45% currently don't allow employees to ...

What can I do to make sure my IT costs remain low without compromising our data and security?

Managing IT costs is crucial for businesses of all sizes. As technology continues to play an increasingly important role in daily operations, investing heavily in IT infrastructure and security measures can be tempting. However, excessive spending on IT can quickly drain a business's resources, leaving little room for growth and innovation. To strike the right balance between cost reduction and data security, companies need to adopt effective strategies that can help reduce IT costs while ...

Future Tech Revealed: What’s New at CES 2023?

A quick peek around your home office will uncover a range of gadgets and tech purchases made over the last few years. When we were all stuck at home, you may have invested in new Apple AirPods, upgraded your TV or finally set up your desk with a second monitor to avoid hunching over and squinting at your tiny laptop screen. Perhaps you even put a TV in your home office to watch the footy ...

Overcoming App Fatigue: Understanding the Risks

The volume of app notifications and messages we receive daily makes it easy to feel helpless. You'll remember during the lockdowns how much time was spent at your computer on Zoom calls, while your smartphone was reminding you of your next meeting, all the while trying to homeschool.  You might have thought things would return to normal. But instead, there continues to be a rise in the number of apps and web tools you need ...

5 Steps For Effective Vulnerability Management

As I sat down to write these tips to manage security vulnerabilities, my smartphone flashed a news notification that criminals had carried out another cyberattack on an Australian company.  A financial institution, no less...Latitude Financial.  Cyberattacks on major Australian companies dominated headlines in late 2022. But, consider how cybercriminals attacked large organisations like Medibank Private and Optus. With the resources they have to manage their IT securely, how were they still exposed?  What does this ...

Cybersecurity Insurance Requirements

If there's one thing that's been keeping me up at night more than the thought of running out of coffee, and what is going to happen to the Roy children in Succession, it's the importance of cybersecurity insurance. I mean, who doesn't love a good insurance policy? It's like a security blanket for your digital assets - except way less cuddly and way more necessary. Lately, I've been talking a lot about how in the ...

Data protection for your business

Instinctively, you reach into your pocket to grab your iPhone.  The bride and groom are about to cut their wedding cake as the sun dips behind the hills.  You jostle to get into position, ready to grab the photo.  Then, raising the iPhone to take a stunning image, it greets you with a blank, black screen.  You tap furiously on the screen, forcing the power button to wake it.  Nothing happens.  Panic sets in.  You're ...

Misconfiguration of the Cloud leads to Data Breaches

You're speed walking (... jogging isn't a good idea in the drizzle) up Collins Street towards Parliament station. Quickly you descend underground, heading across the dimly lit concourse towards the Myki ticket gate. You tap your Myki on the reader, and it fails.  "Why does this always happen when you're already late home?" You turn to the side and notice everyone is having the same issue. Someone has made a human error, and Myki rejects all ...

Here’s Why You’ll Love Windows 11

Remember when Zoom meetings were the only way to maintain team engagement during a lockdown? You were stuck at home, with endless Zoom meetings back-to-back…looking for anything to break up the day. So once a week, someone would be nominated to help maintain morale (and bust the boredom) by coming to Friday’s meeting with a quick game or fun fact.  Sometimes it was more complicated than you thought… Well, Microsoft heard all those pleas for some fun ...