As the year begins to wind down, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Australia are presented with a crucial period to make the most of their annual goals and financial targets. To help Australian SMBs achieve success in the last months of the year, here are five essential tips tailored to the local business landscape:
While the growing use of smart devices, such as tablets and phones, and mobility workforce trends add significant complexity to IT operations, business owners recognise the boost in employee productivity, cooperation, and pleasure that mobile technologies provide. Companies are increasingly relying on IT to provide a mobile workplace that enables employees to access company data, applications, and communication tools on their prefered devices. Making the most of the potential while minimising risks, on the other hand, can be complicated and stressful for many IT teams. As a result, IT managers should examine virtual client computing (VCC) solutions or Virtual Desktop Solutions now more than ever.
It is critical to understand your business requirements before you begin considering Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) software choices.
Being a business owner is difficult, even on good days. You need the foresight to equip your company with the appropriate tools and solutions in addition to managing and successfully resolving a variety of difficulties.
Data loss, data corruption, and business interruption that result in downtime and productivity declines should always be given priority. Do not forget that data loss, data corruption, and business interruption can occur for a variety of causes, including: human error, faulty software, computer viruses.
The best approach to solving this issue is to implement a thorough backup and business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy.
While AI brings numerous advantages to businesses, it has also introduced new vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can exploit for sophisticated and hard-to-detect cyberattacks. AI enables hackers to craft deceptive phishing emails that evade spam filters. Additionally, cybercriminals can harness AI to manipulate security systems, gaining unauthorized access and causing severe harm to your business and its reputation.
This evolving threat landscape poses challenges for organizations lacking a dedicated IT security team equipped with advanced tools to counter complex cybercrimes. However, there are proactive steps you can take to enhance your organization's cybersecurity. In this blog, we will explore strategies to bolster your readiness against cyberattacks driven by AI.
Businesses are continuously at risk of being the victim of a cyberattack in the threat landscape nowadays. A zero-trust security architecture could represent the best course of action in terms of cybersecurity.
Zero trust is based on the idea that everything, including people, machines, and applications, poses a danger to your network and must establish their reliability before being allowed access to it or your company's data. Zero trust makes it difficult for a hacker to acquire access through a compromised user account or device by requiring verification and authentication at every stage.
The zero-trust architecture is becoming more and more popular, but there has also been an increase in false information surrounding it, fueled mainly by security vendors vying to sell their products. We'll talk about the biggest zero trust misconceptions in this blog post, as well as how an IT service provider can make the shift to zero trust security easier.
Ransomware is known as a form of malicious software that encrypts files on a device or network and makes them inaccessible unless the victim pays the attacker a ransom. What began as a straightforward virus that spread via floppy discs in the late 1980s has since developed into a billion-dollar industry of cybercrime.
Ransomware organisations continue to develop in order to adapt to new security measures and provide new techniques for extorting victims. Attacks will rise and spread as long as these gangs are successful in getting businesses to pay up.
There is, fortunately, good news. You may lessen the likelihood of a ransomware attack and lessen its effects if it does happen by making the necessary precautions. This blog will discuss the top ransomware defences and give you realistic measures you can do to start safeguarding your company right away.
Email is used by businesses all around the world to communicate with suppliers, invoice clients, and collaborate internally, so it serves as one of the primary forms of communication.
Email, however, is not always secure. Emails are sent in plain text and are saved on the computers of the recipients. There is no assurance that your message will be secure while it is in progress or while it is at rest. Thus, you are putting your trust in the computer's administrator to keep your email private.
Ransomware, malware, and viruses are all on the rise, and they impact thousands of organisations every day. Businesses are finding it more and more difficult to stay ahead of malware as attackers spend more time and money creating sophisticated software that can get beyond security measures.
Businesses can safeguard themselves from malware, including ransomware and crypto virus, by implementing complete email security. Email is the starting point for more than 90% of malware threats. By thwarting incoming email threats, good email security allows you to keep your company's data safe from attackers.
According to a global analysis, there would be a talent gap of around 85 million people by 2030, which could lead to unrealised yearly income of nearly $8.5 trillion. Locally, the IT Council of Australia has estimated that by 2025, Australia will require 1 million workers to fill tech jobs. This indicates that in that period 260,000 additional workers will need to join the Australian tech workforce. A shortage of workers with IT skills is one of the biggest risks to businesses, according to 65% of Australian IT decision-makers polled as part of the Equinix 2022 Global Tech Trends Survey.
The rapid advancement of technology also makes it challenging for in-house IT teams to keep their knowledge up-to-date with latest innovations and changing technologies, hence continuous upskilling emerging as a crucial component of enterprise IT initiatives. While building internal resources will surely be crucial in the future, organisations must also consider outsourcing to increase the availability of skilled workers.
As a result, Managed IT Service providers need to offer crucial knowledge to assist strategic digital transformation projects as the market becomes more competitive, ensuring that their customers' IT strategies are cutting-edge and highly scalable.
When a hardware or software reaches its End of Life (EoL) or End of Service (EoS), the manufacturer stops providing support for it. Because unsupported technology lack routine internal security procedures and manufacturer maintenance, this may be an issue for businesses.
The good news is that you may take precautions to mitigate the risks associated with EoL software and hardware and safeguard your company. In this blog, we will guide you through practical steps to take when it comes to EoL or EoS.