May 2020 | Newsletter| We explore the details of Australian and New Zealand economic stimulus packages for businesses in response to coronavirus. Learn about cash boosts, subsidies, loan guarantees and tax breaks.
May 2020 | Newsletter| The proper planning, preparation and protection is vital for reducing the risk of business interruption when a threat strikes your company.
May 2020 | Newsletter| It’s a weird world for everyone right now. But when times get tough, tough businesses get going. Use these survival tips to bolster your business from getting crushed in a COVID-constricting economy.
May 2020 | Newsletter| Now that working from home is the new normal, managers and employees are working hard to maintain mutual trust. Here’s how to assure that both parties feel comfortable and productive.
April 2020 | Newsletter| Social media has the power to connect your business with millions of new customers – if you can cut through the noise. Our step-by-step guide walks you through creating a memorable social media presence.
April 2020 | Newsletter| From artificial intelligence to augmented reality and beyond, certain emerging technologies are set to become classroom staples.
April 2020 | Newsletter| The coronavirus Economic Stimulus package increases the instant asset write-off thresholds for businesses. Find out if you qualify, what kind of assets you can purchase and when the cut-off date is.
March 2020 | Newsletter| The competition for students wandering attention is steeper than ever. Snapchatting has replaced note passing, and push notifications distract from even the most interesting lessons. For most students, cell phones and electronic devices are the centre of their budding universe. But that can actually work to a teacher’s advantage. The classrooms of tomorrow embrace tech, using a variety of device-supported, interactive learning methods to fully engage students in the material.
March 2020 | Newsletter| As modern medicine embraces technology, keeping patient data secure is now becoming one of the industry’s most pressing challenges. This is not an issue that can simply be left to your IT department to take care of security needs to be a company-wide concern, and one that has strong buy-in from the top down. Here are some steps that will help your organisation protect its data:
March 2020 | Newsletter| Modern manufacturing is all about innovating with digital prototyping and technologies like 3D printing – all of which require a high degree of raw computing power. Workstations are ideal for providing this resource, where their large processing power can crunch complex formulas and graphics, while a screen provides a valuable visual interface for an engineer or operator.
March 2020 | Newsletter| Advances in digital technology have transformed the way we experience the world, including how citizens interact and engage with public institutions. People now have high expectations of public services in terms of their effectiveness, accountability and performance. The harsh reality is that many government institutions fall behind the private sector when it comes to tech and harnessing the latest information communication technology (ICT). The often slow adoption of technology is due to a variety of factors, with budget constraints, higher levels of accountability and general bureaucracy all at play.
March 2020 | Newsletter| People who have returned from overseas should isolate themselves at home and monitor their health closely. If you develop symptoms including a fever and cough you should seek medical advice. People who think they may have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, should also isolate home, monitor their health and seek medical advice if key symptoms develop.
April 2020 | Newsletter| As the world struggles to come to terms with the ongoing reality of the coronavirus disease, there’s going to be an inevitable impact on small business in Australia. But the Federal Government recognises that businesses – and small to medium businesses in particular – are the lifeblood of the Australian economy. The government’s March 2020 Economic Stimulus Package, in response to challenges created by the spread of coronavirus, further extends the already very useful instant asset write-off taxation provisions for business. The aim of this article is to give you an overview of the new instant asset write-off provisions. In the coming months, and before the end of the financial year, we’ll be providing further information about how to claim and what you can claim for, with explanatory case studies.
March 2020 | Newsletter| "As a service" – in our digital age, pretty much anything and everything can come with those three words as a suffix, which is exactly why we have the term XaaS: the mysterious "X"-as-a-service! But "everything" is the broadest of definitions, so here are 10 of the most important "aaS" offerings:
February 2020 | Newsletter| In order to run a successful business, your website's content should be accessible to people of all abilities. More specifically, it should have certain audio-visual accommodations to help users who require the help of assistive devices to navigate your site. This website accessibility checklist will help ensure your business starts the New Year off with a more inclusive site.
February 2020 | Newsletter|In the past, attending college meant attending in person – which created significant barriers for working professionals needing to balance school and a full-time job. Today, online education programmes are plentiful, making it easy for students to plan around their work and family schedules. But before online learners can succeed in the virtual classroom, they’ll first need to do their homework.
February 2020 | Newsletter| Business success will only come if your people have the right tools for the job. And when it comes to computing hardware, a one-size-fits-all approach will simply not cut it. Just as a tradesperson needs the specialised tools relevant to their trade, so office workers require the right computing equipment for their particular roles. Professionals such as engineers, architects, scientists, developers, data analysts, videographers and CAD and graphic designers will likely require much more computing power than your average employee. Here’s why you need to hook them up with a high-end workstation computer.
February 2020 | Newsletter| There’s a lot of speculation about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the medical field. Could it be the new surgical assistant or medical records clerk? In some cases it already is. Might AI someday replace doctors altogether? Probably not anytime soon. For now, patients can take comfort knowing they’ll still get their exam – and post-visit lollipop – from an actual person.
February 2020 | Newsletter| Who doesn't love new technology? Certainly not students – and most teachers, too. With new devices, apps and services coming at us all the time, it's easy to get distracted, or, worse still, fall into the new-tech trap. But it's easy to avoid if you keep asking one simple question: Will this technology lead to better outcomes?
February 2020 | Newsletter| Technology and the digital economy are drastically changing all aspects of everyday life, including how governments interact with their citizens and the way they deliver services. They are also giving them the ability to provide faster, more effective and efficient customer experiences to their citizens while helping save precious time, money and labour. Some of the top tech trends and technologies tipped to impact government include artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, as well as the evolution of privacy legislation and digital ethics. Let’s look at these in more detail, and see how they will impact the digital transformation of government in 2020 and beyond.
February 2020 | Newsletter| When it comes to data security at schools, it’s people — not systems — that represent the greatest threat. Firewalls, antivirus software and even the most sophisticated security measures can only go so far. If a staff member loses a smartphone, tablet or thumb drive, all bets are off: if the device ends up in the wrong hands, you could be dealing with problems far bigger than a missing piece of hardware. However, it’s not just physical loss that can put data at risk. Schools are attractive targets for cybercriminals, since they hold student, financial and other data that can be used for a variety of crimes, from stealing money to identity theft. Moreover, it only takes a moment of inattention to cause a problem — like when a school’s administrative assistant clicked on an email link and unleashed a four-day cyberattack.
February 2020 | Newsletter| As the internet of things (IoT) revolution gains momentum, and our homes, devices, and workplaces become increasingly interconnected, what can we expect from the market in 2020? One certainty is that the potential is there for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to benefit as the sector evolves, grows and matures. Here’s what to look out for in the year ahead, and beyond.
January 2020 | Newsletter| No industry is immune to technology trends, least of all education. How we learn and teach is currently being transformed by Ed Tech that’s nothing short of futuristic. Ahead are 10 technologies that will have a lasting impact on learners in 2020 and beyond.
January 2020 | Newsletter| If your business hasn’t yet migrated to Windows 10, you’re bound to be missing out on a range of new features and benefits. See why it’s so helpful here!
November 2019 | Newsletter| It’s estimated that new technology could provide government employees with a 45 percent increase in productivity. But before you go all in on new tech, there are some serious security measures to consider.
November 2019 | Newsletter| A whopping 70% of employees work outside of the office at least one day a week, which means that equipping them with the right kind of laptop is crucial. Not all laptops are created equal, however, so what are the most important features you should look for when purchasing this crucial piece of business hardware?
October 2019 | Newsletter| An unsecured device fleet could cost you millions in data breaches. Here’s why proper device security should be a priority for your IT team.
August 2019 | Newsletter| Organisations today can benefit when employees have access to workstations for intensive applications. The quality of entry-level workstations means accessing greater power and performance that doesn't come at a high cost.
August 2019 | Newsletter| Recovering lost data might be difficult, but fortunately thanks to modern technology it’s not impossible - here's what you need to do.
August 2019 | Newsletter| Artificial intelligence is raising serious questions about the optimal ways in which to transmit knowledge to students.
August 2019 | Newsletter| As a healthcare provider, you must comply with data security and privacy regulations to protect your patients’ personal health information. Here’s what you need to know.