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What is the Dark Web? [Infograph]

by Powernet - Mar 23, 2021

Have you ever heard of 'the dark web' and wondered what it was? In this post we will tell you what it is, why you need to know about it and how to protect your business from ending up on there. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Data Security, Working from home, work from anywhere, IT support

Into the era of Secure Remote Work [free ebook]

by Powernet - Mar 16, 2021

Something many small and medium-sized businesses have discovered during the rapid shift to remote everything: There’s a lot to be gained by not relying on a physical space. It can save overhead, reduce travel expense and some
studies have found it has increased worker productivity (one found a 13% performance boost among at-home workers).1

 

As a result, many businesses are seriously considering tools and strategies to make the non-physical
workplace a permanent part of their businesses.

 

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Everything You Need to Know About The Recent Microsoft Hack

by Powernet - Mar 10, 2021

In a statement posted on the 2 March 2021, Microsoft shared information about a 'state-sponsored threat actor' that was identified by their Intelligence Centre (MSTIC), that they named 'Hafnium'.

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, Data Security, Tech, IT support, IT Support Melbourne

Everything You Need to Know About Oxfam Australia's Cyber Attack

by Powernet - Mar 9, 2021

In a statement posted on the 1 March 2021, Oxfam Australia announced that its supporters' information in one of its databases was unlawfully accessed by an external party on the 20th of January 2021.

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, Data Security, Tech, IT support, IT Support Melbourne

Incident Response Planning 101 + [Free Template]

by Powernet - Mar 2, 2021

Imagine tomorrow, you walk into your office and turn on your computer only to find that you can't access anything. Your email is blocked, your files are blocked and you shortly realise that your business has been the victim of a cyberattack. What is the first course of action you take?

 

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TAGS: it strategy, disaster recovery planning, leadership, business continuity planning, strategy, business

Why outsourcing IT is often the best move for Australian SMEs

by John Lane - Feb 24, 2021

When SME CEOs are trying to expand their business quickly, they can't afford to have a 3 month hiring cycle for every needed IT professional. Not only are IT needs bound to be inconsistent and sporadic – making the prospect of a full-time salaried IT team rather wasteful – but the very nature of a young business means it needs to be adaptable and agile enough to scale up or down at a moment’s notice. This is where the benefits of outsourcing IT truly come to light.

 

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Why Businesses Outsource their IT

by Powernet - Feb 18, 2021

In most businesses in the SMB world you will find a collection of individuals who wear many hats. There aren’t large corporate structures and therefore, it often is decided to outsource some of these hats, giving the business space to grow.

 

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TAGS: Support services, hybrid IT, managed service provider, outsourced, Tech, IT support, IT Support Melbourne

5 Steps to Create an Outstanding IT Strategy + [Free Template]

by Powernet - Feb 16, 2021

An annual IT strategy helps you to set your technology on the right course, and make your company goals a reality by aligning the two.  

 

Business IT exists to support your business growth, it should be quietly ticking along in the background helping your team achieve success. Without an IT strategy, it's easy for your technology suite to become messy, complicated and create more problems than it solves. 

 

Having a good IT strategy mapped out will help you and your team stay on course, building the right technology stack that will complement and align with your business goals. 

 

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TAGS: it strategy, leadership, business continuity planning, strategy, business

5 Tech Tips for 2021

by Powernet - Feb 9, 2021

Technology changes so quickly, everyday apps are being updated and gaining new features. Here are some tech tips from our IT Support team and new features to help you get the most out of your technology.

 

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TAGS: tips, Tech, apps for working from home, productivity, apps

How to Extend the Life of Your Computer

by Powernet - Feb 2, 2021

We spend so much time on our computers, downloading things, uploading things, watching videos, sending and receiving emails, that it is inevitable that our computers end up with a lot of things on there that we don't want or need and can slow us down. 

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TAGS: cyber security, IT systems, It monitoring, Microsoft, tips, software, Tech, IT support, productivity