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Maximising Efficiency: A Guide to Cloud Optimisation

Cloud computing has transformed business operations, offering scalability, flexibility, and cost-efficiency. However, it also brings a challenge known as cloud waste. Cloud waste refers to the unnecessary expenditure of resources and funds on cloud services. For instance, running idle instances, overprovisioning resources, or not using reserved cases are all examples of cloud waste. These services must often be more utilised or optimised to their full potential. Studies show that approximately 32% of cloud spending is ...

The Profitable Path: 18 Sustainable Tech Habits

Over the last few years, the community has discussed lowering emissions and achieving net zero by 2030. The transition to a green energy future is gathering pace as investment in renewables across Victoria takes hold. At the last state election, the government promised a return to the State Electricity Commission (SEC) to help drive down energy prices and lower emissions. But as a business owner or leader, how can you embrace sustainability? Companies worldwide are ...

5 Tech Trends Every Melbourne Business Should Know

It’s easy to forget how tech trends have gained traction in homes across Melbourne. Two tech trends that immediately come to mind are smart doorbells and TVs. You might have seen recent footage of Cathy Freeman at the Sydney Olympics in the news. Looking back at that grainy footage you can see how far technology has skyrocketed. Now your TV not only broadcasts incredible 4K pictures streamed on Netflix, but in many cases can use ...

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 ...

Ensure your business has a complete backup solution

Over the years, we've received the odd phone call from a prospect. Each time we answer it and hear the question, it sends shivers up my spine. "Our server has died, and apparently, we don't have any backups. Can you help us?" This is the worst-case scenario for a business and a challenging conversation. We want to help, but there's not much we can do. It's heartbreaking. As a business, your data is one of ...

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 ...
Zoom Phone fits in with Zoom

7 Zoom Phone (VoIP) Tips to Skyrocket Productivity

You're feverishly tapping your fingers on your thigh. Looking down at your smartwatch. Notifications and reminders keep alerting you to the next meeting, email, missed calls… You’ve been waiting what seems a lifetime in the brightly lit food court. The bloke in front is ordering black bean beef, honey chicken, and rice. The server heaps spoonfuls onto the plastic plate, buckling under the weight. Time is ticking away. It's 1.28 pm. Your next Zoom meeting ...
Create Productive Secure Employees with Intuitive IT

Keep Your Company Secure Without Frustrating Your Employees

Ham. Prawns. Oysters.  Hold on, does your mother-in-law eat oysters? Your sister is bringing her new partner. Why does Coles keep running out of glacée cherries? Hold on, is it going to boiling hot on Christmas Day or a washout? Who is going to Queen Vic on the 24th to get the seafood? Maybe it is easier to get it locally? Your mind is spinning. It’s a stressful time. We have all awakened from a ...
kid playing with phone in car

5 Proven Tips for a Successful BYOD Program

"There." You reach back and hand your 5-year-old daughter your iPhone. "Listen, just put on ABC Kids and watch Bluey…so I can…concentrate…this traffic is horrendous." The local council had filled the potholes, only for them to fall apart again. But truthfully, the roads are hidden obstacle courses currently. And peak hour is your new nightmare with traffic back to pre-pandemic levels.  Just navigating in the wild, wet weather and bumper-to-bumper crawl along Dandenong Road, you ...