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Password security – Sloppy Passwords linked to hacking

Experts have warned, lazy passwords put millions of Australians and their companies at risk of cybercrime, with an estimated two thirds of Australian businesses and large corporations vulnerable. Using default passwords present significant risks. Using a default password may seem like an easy option for you to remember but the problem is cybercriminals know the default passwords too. The Australian small to medium business market are not taking enough steps to increase their cyber defences like enforcing good password security. Most...

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How and why to help your staff development around cyber awareness.

Lets start with why: I was reading a post in a recent IT group chat. The poster wanted to know how to handle phishing issues they had recently in their company. Over 40 IT providers replied with technology solutions. Only 1 mentioned providing staff training. We need to arrive at the understanding and mindset that cyber security needs both technical and human solutions. Not one, not the other but both are needed to secure your organisation against cybercrime. There are many theories and offerings around technology solutions. This...

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Cyber Insurance

History shows Cyber insurance was used as a safety net in the past and allowed companies to avoid implementing cybersecurity, those days are gone. The business environment today can be hazardous. Ransomware and data breaches are impacting companies around the world. These incidents are happening to large and small companies, municipalities, schools and non-profits. It’s extremely dangerous to run a business without the protection that cyber insurance provides. But insurance carriers have tightened their requirements. They have made...

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Ransomware – Locked out of your own sytems?

Ransomware - Imagine this – earlier in the day you were working fine. Now you cannot access the system (your own IT system with all your data). You receive a message – pay this amount of money and we will give you back access to your own data. What do I do? Should I pay? Sadly - over the past 12 months we experienced an increase in Small to Medium Business (SMB) reaching out to us AFTER being impacted by cybercrime. Is it too late? Technically no, we can often provide valued help however the exercise is usually stressful, and the...

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IT Outsourcing – 5 benefits

Technology has evolved into a necessity in almost every aspect of our daily lives, personal and business. Keeping across technology and utilising this tool to take your business forward is becoming a prerequisite to success. For some business leaders, keeping on top of the latest technology can be second nature and exciting, however for others, it can feel overwhelming and pulls you away from focusing on core business. If you’re a business leader who is looking for better value from your IT investment, then  IT outsourcing to a...

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Why backup data in the Cloud?

I’m writing this blog as we are asked this question a lot! If you are using cloud services – you need to be aware of this. Moving data and email to the cloud using Microsoft 365, SharePoint, OneDrive and other cloud business tools can achieve productivity improvements. However, working on the cloud carries certain risks, one being data loss, which can impact business operations. Common misunderstanding with Microsoft 365 Who is responsible for the data in the Microsoft Cloud? Microsoft 365’s applications suite enables sharing and...

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New Commerce Experience. Changes to Microsoft seat-based licenses.

You might have seen some buzz in the news around the upcoming changes Microsoft are making to seat-based licenses and the "New Commerce Experience." The changes kick in from 1 March 2022, so if you are using Microsoft 365, Windows 365, Dynamics 365, or Power Platform, you are going to be impacted. So, what is changing? The three biggest shifts you need to get your head around are: Some month-to-month licensing will incur up to a 35% price rise across Microsoft 365 licenses from 1 March 2022 12-month contracts (paid monthly or...

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Business communications. Anywhere, anytime, any location

It’s been another challenging year all over the world, but there’s one thing from 2021 we can take with us into the new year. Remote working is here to stay, with distributed teams demonstrating high productivity through the benefit of flexible hours, reduced travel requirements and greater work/life balance. Over this period unified communication has been game changer for many organisations. Now you can enable distributed working for your businesses. Work from anywhere, anytime and on any device with cloud voice, chat, video and...

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Introducing Dan

We are proud and excited to introduce our latest technical guru - Dan Atulugamage. Dan joins us in a senior technical role focused on helping our clients enjoy positive outcomes. As we constantly raise the bar and ensure we focus on a great customer service experience, Dan brings with him a wealth of technical experience and adds a tonne of value to our service team! We are super excited to have Dan with us as we continue to grow across Melbourne. 2022 is going to be a huge year at Tech Precision as we continue to innovate and...

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Ransomware Trends in 2021 & Predictions for 2022

Ransomware is one of the most dangerous cybersecurity threats facing organisations globally. Attackers focus on any organization of any size, so every business should be aware of ransomware and its potential damage. 2021 saw an all-time high in ransomware attacks. SMBs, schools, global supply chains, healthcare providers, government organisations, and MSPs were among those affected by ransomware attacks. This guide will discuss some of the ransomware trends found in 2021, predictions for 2022, and how to protect your organisation...

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Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

As the year draws to a close, we don’t need numerous surveys telling us small businesses found year two of the pandemic more disruptive than the first. While we cannot change the past we can influence the future. Protect your business and give yourself every chance to recover.  Cybercrime. Think hackers, malware, phishing, and ransomware attacks. Data is it encrypted or not? Passwords, if user and system passwords are weak or defaulted or stolen, it makes stealing data that much easier. And then there’s the increasing threat of...

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Unified Communication (UC)

Communication between a business and its customers is crucial. In the “digital age”, Unified Communication (UC) solutions are one of the fastest rising and most popular tools. More and more businesses are turning to this form of efficient communication. Why? It goes far beyond a simple reason like convenience. A solution like this can redefine how you communicate and market content to your clients and own staff. Having great communication is something you need in place before all else. Security Instead of using phone lines, UC turns...

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Break-fix or Managed Services?

In today’s constantly shifting technological landscape, where fresh viruses and the new security patches designed to protect against them arrive by the week, it takes a proactive approach to stay abreast of all the changes. This is why, more small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are ditching their outdated break-fix strategies and making the switch to a managed services provider (MSP) for their IT needs. Many are still coming to terms with the new rapid-fire reality of business in the digital age, it can be difficult to determine which...

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Don’t ever let your IT company do this to your computer network

Today, when companies need to be lean, nimble and brutally efficient to survive in a competitive marketplace, cutting unnecessary costs is paramount. Unfortunately, it can be easy when you’re on a tight budget to accidentally strip away components of your business that may seem unnecessary but are actually essential to your success. One of the first things that often ends up on the chopping block in the frenzy to save money is IT. Instead of continually investing in managed IT services, where professionals carefully maintain,...

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3 IT investments you should always take seriously

​What is standing between your business’s data and hackers a world away? What’s your plan when your on-site server fails? When you skimp on technology and IT solutions for your business, the answers to these two questions become simple: There is nothing standing between your business’s sensitive data and people who want to take advantage of that data. There is NO plan. It happens way too often. Businesses cheap out on certain aspects of their technology to save a few bucks upfront. You may even know someone who has done just this....

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Secure Business Class Email: On-site Vs Cloud

So what’s right for your business? This is a common question that presents. The Exchange Server (on-site) has traditionally dominated the email server market holding significant market share, with new features being constantly added providing great services to its customers. Since cloud services began to dominate the market, Exchange Server is continually facing competition from Microsoft 365 in terms of market share. When following the pattern in which organisations adopt cloud technologies, you can easily determine that Microsoft...

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3 critical errors you’re making by hiring the cheapest computer support company

In preparation for the New Year, business owners across the country are taking a close look at their finances, scratching their heads as they inspect their budgets, line by line, to cut everything that isn’t absolutely necessary and searching for new investments that will boost their bottom line. In the midst of all this, it’s vital that leaders take a long, hard look at their technology budgets. Chances are those budgets are a far cry from where they should be. Many business owners – especially those running smaller organizations...

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Modern Workplace

Modern Workplace Microsoft Modern Workplace – the name alone is a bold statement. However as Small Medium Businesses (SMB) focus on piloting through pre-COVID marketplace, it’s undeniable that we have indeed entered a new age. The way we communicate, work and simply live has vastly changed over the past 24 months. And one of the most crucial advancements over this time is the acceptance of the modern workplace. What exactly makes a modern workplace? How do you move your workplace? Should you even consider? Here are some of the most...

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Take Remote Working To The Next Level

In blog articles I know I’m supposed to quote industry stats and supporting 3rd party quotes. However, after speaking with many readers, the feedback they desire is what’s the low hanging fruit providing real returns for IT investment in my business. So, what’s hot right now in this pandemic altered world? Within our client base the most focus has been on Security, Microsoft Modern Workplace and Unified Communications. The C-19 effect has impacted us all in some way or form. Where and how we work has changed and the needs of...

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Making this one mistake with your network could destroy your business

A lot of businesses wait until something breaks before they fix it. And even then, they may take a “patchwork” approach to fixing the problem. They are reactive rather than proactive. Sometimes taking a reactive approach is fine, but other times, and depending on the circumstances, it can lead to even bigger problems. When it comes to network security, for example, being reactive to problems can be downright dangerous. It’s not just hackers you have to worry about. There are power outages, data loss, equipment failure and more. In...

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