Agency vs freelancer: who to choose for the project development?

What a predicament. At first glimpse, an agency could provide more quality, options, and value-added; on the other hand, a freelancer could seem less expensive. The reality is that both options can deliver the desired result, but what resolves which direction you should take depends on your project needs.

Tips and Tricks for an easy Office relocation

Whether you’re moving to a bigger office or expanding your current office, there are a great number of challenges that come with the task of an office relocation.The most important would be the task of minimising disruptions, it shouldn’t be a totally un-realistic expectation that your communication infrastructure is fully functional on the first day in the new office.

Secure your mobile workforce – how to protect your employees while they are on the go

secure your mobile workforce how to protect your employees while they are on the goWith our workforce changing and the advent of bring your own device (BYOD) over the last decade, personal security threats are now being transferred to corporate threats. Mobile phones are now able to seamlessly connect and disconnect from corporate systems accessing sensitive data and then connecting to less secure systems – all the while bypassing the same security measures built for Personal Computers.

Leverage technology - attract top talent & Improve employee engagement

leverage technology attract top talent improve employee engagement
A great culture provides the context for people to deliver their best work. As an owner of a Small to Medium sized business, it is understood you want to attract top talent to your business, too often we stress and wonder how can we compete with our big business competitors in attracting and sustaining our top talent candidates.

Microsoft Office 2016 (Aka Office 16) is here….but is it worth your precious time?

22nd September 2015, Microsoft office 2016 was released to the world, this is almost 3 years since the last major version of Microsoft was released.. Simply put, Microsoft office 2016 is a new version of Office, but the major difference is that it is the first of its kind that has been built from for ground up for mobile and cloud.

5 key things you need for a successful Sharepoint strategy

5 key things you need for a successful sharepoint strategy
SharePoint 2010 is rarely bought as a standalone software product, most often it is bundled in with a negotiated Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, for this reason many business leaders are left scratching their heads wondering – 'When should I use SharePoint? What should I use SharePoint for? When Shouldn’t I use SharePoint? And, what exactly is this additional extra I purchased?'

4 financial benefits of Cloud Infrastructure

sm 4 financial benefits of cloud infrastructure
Cloud infrastructure known as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offers businesses remote access to IT resources such as servers, CPUs, storage devices and other hardware and networking equipment. IaaS can be used to run a single application or your entire organisations IT infrastructure, this is alternative to purchasing your own infrastructure.

3 simple ways to cut down your IT costs?

We all want to think we have put in place the best practices to support our organisation but sometimes just because systems appear to be working on the outside, behind the scenes the story could be very different. Running inefficient technology, can be extremely costly in the longer term and it can also have terminal follow on effects to your business should something go wrong. Even though some may try, it's not possible to cut down your IT costs by simply letting your IT get old.

5 IT trends to pay attention to in the next 10 years

The pace at which technology is changing is astronomical, and the adoption rate even more stunning. Consider the fact that the worlds data amounts are doubling, the number of devices connected to the internet has reached nearly 12 billion.

Why Data Backup alone is not enough

why data backup alone is not enough
For years you've been hearing about the importance of data backup - 'Just ensure your data is backed up and everything will be fine...' Well... that's not quite the case - data backup alone is not enough.

How much does downtime cost your business?

The recovery process represents the amount of time it takes to recovery data either locally or from the cloud due to data loss (data loss could be the result of a virus, employee error, or some other type of system disruption).

Should I outsource my IT to a Managed Service Provider?

CSUT524 Mastering Change Management
Running a small to medium-sized business is a constant juggle between getting the work in, getting it done and getting paid for it. Even for SMEs in the thick of the digital economy, the focus is (understandably) about doing core business, not on IT.

Get ready for the cloud, and avoid a storm of problems

For many businesses, migrating their data to the cloud is seen as (or sold as) a silver bullet to their IT woes. It's not hard to see why. Precious data is consolidated on to up-to-date servers, allowing secure access with incredible flexibility and scalability.