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Tech trends Small and Medium size businesses need to be aware of in 2018

Tech trends Small and Medium size businesses need to be aware of in 2018 At this time of year, the heading reflects the most common question I’m asked by small and medium business owners (SME) – and rightly so for a SME.  Being aware of technology advancements could help your business realise 2018 as your best year yet. While it seems a relatively simple topic – it’s actually an ever-evolving discussion as technology means so many different things to different people and different industries. So, let’s keep focused on 101 business...

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Why updating your server could fix a lot of problems

Why updating your server could fix a lot of problems You’ve probably heard your IT Provider advise you that your server should be replaced every 3-5 years, which seems pretty frequent, right? But trust us, there’s a method to this madness. Did you know that the cost of server support increases on an average of 200% when it’s more than 5 years old? This is simply because when a server’s old, it’s slow, and no matter how good your IT Provider is, your server is more inclined to fail – leading to complications like downtime, network...

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What is Phishing?

Phishing is a way for hackers to gain protected information, tricking people into giving away bank credentials, social security numbers, passwords, and more. That’s why phishing emails are considered a main vehicle for identity theft. They look legitimate, and most people don’t realize it’s a scam until it’s too late. Phishing can be categorized in two different ways: When it comes to phishing, the user is both the strongest defense and the weakest link. Hardware and software can only go so far to protect your systems, but if the...

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The Benefits of Virtualisation in 2017

The relationship between computer hardware and software can be frustrating. Both require the other to function properly, but both also require individual attention. Virtualisation makes this relationship far more flexible, and we’ve got a rundown on a few of the best examples. More technology uptime Virtualisation vendors use lots of fancy names for the features of their technology, but behind all the technobabble are a number of revolutionary concepts. Take “fault tolerance” for example. When you use Virtualisation to pool multiple...

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The five red flags that show you’re spending too much on IT

The world of IT is developing at a rapid pace. It can be difficult for CFOs and business owners to know if they’re spending the right amount on their tech or if they’re being taken for a ride. In this article, we’ll highlight not only how to ensure that you’re not overspending on your IT, but that you’re choosing the right IT for your company. Here are a five red flags that show you’re spending too much on IT operating costs: 1. You don’t know what your IT requirements are to begin with The most effective way to unnecessarily...

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Fight Cybercrime – How to help fix the issue, that 80% of all data breaches are a result of human error

Companies of all sizes are being hit by cyber-criminals and their data is being held for ransom. I talk with company owners and IT people everyday who say ‘it won’t happen to me’. Unfortunately the chances of being hit are dramatically increasing every day (I’m not a betting man facts are facts). Why is this happening? Without access to your data, your company cannot operate making your data more valuable to you than to anyone else. That is why hackers are after your data: so they can sell it back to you. They want to hold your...

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Why Do Systems Crash?

No matter how solid your IT strategy, how meticulously you manage your networking resources or how proactive you might be in addressing issues, system failures happen. What separates the men from the boys isn’t so much an organisation’s ability to prevent system failures from presenting, but their ability to quickly identify and rectify the source of the problem before it escalates and has the chance to impact productivity. One of the principal challenges in maintaining IT infrastructure is trying to predict what might fail – and...

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Total Data Protection – 3 Lines of Defence – A Must Have for Every Business

Total data protection is no longer just backing up files. Today it’s a multi-faceted approach that includes training, managed networks, ransomware detection and SaaS protection as well as data recovery. Threats come in all shapes and sizes, unless you have an unlimited budget you really need a company like us to help you survive. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack infected over 200,000 systems in over 150 countries. Microsoft referred to the attack as a wake-up call and a reminder for users to apply the most recent security...

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The World Suffers from WannaCry Ransomware

I think the heading says it all – potentially it could leave you crying. I hope that by now most of you have heard of the largest mass Ransomware attack observed in history, which occurred just last weekend. If not here are some simple facts: What is Ransomware? Is a form of malware that locks access to user files by encrypting them so no-one can access and then demands money to release the files. Catch - even if you pay the ransom history shows there is no way to be certain your files will be released or demands will not escalate...

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Cloud YES or NO? – What’s the alternative?

Most businesses are facing a maze of decisions when defining or redefining their cloud strategy. Constant change is a phrase that associates well with the digital era. Almost every business is continually in evaluation mode as they are driven by cloud and mobile initiatives to explore new technologies. Often calls of ‘Cloud First’ or ‘Cloud Always’ mandates are driven by a corporate executive who sometimes (not always) are just pushing it because everyone else is... The market is flooded with offerings - all claiming to be the best...

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Microsoft’s Big Push – Windows 7 in Death Throes

As the saying goes: Out with the old, in with the new. That’s exactly what Microsoft is encouraging Windows 7 users to do as soon as possible. It’s been reported that Windows 7 in 2017 is so outdated that patches are unable to secure it anymore. Maybe it’s the nostalgic qualities that make it hard for users to take the leap. But sentiments aside, Windows 10 is the way to go. Windows 7 was given extended support in 2015. And with that, Microsoft warned its users that this outdated version would drive up operating costs due to...

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Want to take action and get some quick wins? Make it easy, skip the sales call

Successful leaders realise that the “tools” required to help leverage their product or service are key to a successful organisation. While there are many tools that can help, possibly the main tool generating the most return on investment is technology. This is also where there are quick wins can be found. Why is this so? Utilising technology as a powerful business tool you gain the ability: To automate within the business Improve communication (internally, externally) Information flow (research, deliver, present) Ultimately impact...

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Which country has the unwelcome honour of being number one ‘worldwide’ for cyber security breaches

Yes you guessed it... Despite being a mature member of the global economy, Australia has the unwelcome honour of being the number one country “worldwide” for increases in cyber security breaches. Yep that's Number 1 in the world! Incidences of cyber-security breaches within Australia were the highest worldwide over the past 12 months, representing an increase of 109 per cent. According to local data from PwC’s The Global State of Information Security Survey 2016, the dramatic increase dwarfed a comparative 38.5 per cent increase in...

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Are you concerned that your IT partner is no longer meeting the needs of your business

Assess and Compare: If so, do what many other clients did in 2016 and act now by assessing and comparing what you are receiving currently, to what Tech Precision can offer you every day. Keeping Your Business Switch On: It’s all about providing you with simplified and superior technology solutions that exceed your expectations and add value to your business. We’d love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how we may help you with your IT requirements. People: It’s taken that our team are highly skilled personnel, have...

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Tech Precision – One of the 25 Most Promising IT Service Companies – 2017

"Tech Precision - One of the 25 Most Promising IT Service Companies - 2017" We've just been approached by APAC CIOoutlook: "We are very pleased to inform you that Tech Precision has been shortlisted by our editorial board to be honored as "25 Most Promising IT Services Companies". That's great but why is this so? We believe it's because Tech Precision understands developing a relationship of trust is so important. The only true way to measure service is to actually experience it. Take our 90 day challenge and try our service for...

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2017 – Time to look at your IT operating costs

The world of IT is developing at a rapid pace. It can be difficult for CFOs and business owners to know if they’re spending the right amount on their tech or if they’re being taken for a ride. In this article, we’ll highlight not only how to ensure that you’re not overspending on your IT, but that you’re choosing the right IT for your company. Here are a five red flags that show you’re spending too much on IT operating costs: 1. You don’t know what your IT requirements are to begin with The most effective way to unnecessarily...

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IP Telephony and Fast Internet Services – Now for Lower Cost

The need for standard phone systems and services are reducing at a rapid rate with the introduction of the NBN and fast internet services. IP Telephony opens up the doors to endless possibilities from mobile offices right through to voicemail being delivered as an email. That's why a move towards IP telephony (IPT) forms the foundation of your unified communications and collaboration strategy. Migrating from a distributed, legacy telephony infrastructure to a more integrated, user-centric model abounds with pitfalls. Perhaps you've...

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Do you monitor the performance of your IT system?

Have you ever felt or had staff say “the system is running slow?” I hear and see this statement or similar used nearly every day. Sure the computer system is probably one of the most important business tools you have so you need to address this. But before throwing good money after bad you need to ask yourself do I really understand WHY my system is running slowly? Throwing money at your system is not always the best solution. If you’re running Microsoft Servers you have the capability to monitor your system performance. You can...

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Philip Webb – Outsource to manage growth, free up the IT team and reduce operating costs

We asked one of our clients to put some words together about why they, Philip Webb used Tech Precision and how they benefited from the relationship. It's a short case study in managing growth: "Philip Webb is one of Victoria’s largest independent real estate firms, specialising in residential and commercial sales, auctioneering, property management and investment properties. Three offices cover the entire Eastern suburbs, with a sales team of over 30 Sales Agents and one of the largest rent rolls under management in Melbourne....

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One way to win financially in the cybersecurity wars

CeBIT 365 - Reported estimates cost of data breaches will rise 4 times to $2.1 trillion by 2019. You can't legally invest in the hackers but one way to win is to invest in the companies at the frontline of defence. Betashares annouces Global Cybersecurity ETF - (HACK) "The spectacular growth in online activity and information technology in recent years has, unfortunately, also seen equally strong growth in cybercrime. As a result, global spending on cybersecurity has increased 8% p.a. since 2011, reaching US$82B in 2016 and...

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