Managing IT Vendors: Tips for SMBs to Get the Best Service and Value

Managing relationships with IT vendors is a critical aspect of business operations for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). In today’s environment, SMBs rely heavily on technology to streamline processes, enhance productivity, and remain competitive. However, building and maintaining an in-house IT team can be costly and resource-intensive, making IT vendors an attractive and often necessary […]

Not Too Small For Cybercriminals

Too often cybersecurity is seen as a concern only for large enterprises. However small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are increasingly finding themselves in the crosshairs of cybercriminals. Contrary to the belief that cybercriminals only go after the big fish, the reality is somewhat different. There is recent data that shows that 57% of organisations with […]

Unveiling Data Classification: A Fundamental Approach to Securing Your Business Data

Person at keyboard with data security overlay

The increasing risk of cybercrime and the importance of protecting the data your business relies on, both your data and your customers data, should be no surprise to anyone who owns or manages a business.  In fact the relentless advance of cybercriminals, armed with increasingly sophisticated techniques, makes it essential for businesses to erect strong […]

Disaster Recovery Planning: A Must-Have for Any Business

As someone who has been in the IT industry for over 30 years, I cannot stress enough the importance of disaster recovery planning for business owners. Imagine a scenario: a medium-sized e-commerce company based in Sydney, thriving and growing steadily. Then, unexpectedly, they fall victim to a severe cyber-attack. With no robust disaster recovery plan […]

Resilient IT Infrastructure: A Strong Foundation for Success

Having a resilient IT infrastructure can serve as the backbone for your technology and enable your business operations to run efficiently and potentially thrive. I have helped organisations to architect and implement robust, reliable IT environments that are ready to support them now and into the future. Why Having IT Infrastructure Resilience Matters IT infrastructure […]

Bridging the IT Leadership Gap: A VCIO Solution

In a business environment that’s increasingly driven by technology, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often find themselves at a crossroads. While they understand the importance of having strong IT leadership, budget constraints often make it difficult to bring a full-time Chief Information Officer (CIO) onboard. This is where the Virtual CIO (VCIO) becomes not […]

Don’t Miss the Tech Train

IT Services and Solutions Your Business Might Be Overlooking. Whether you are a CEO running a small-to-medium enterprise or an executive responsible for overseeing operations, there’s one thing you should remember: having best possible technology is not just for the big players. Sure, national and international corporations with deep pockets have access to all the […]

Will you be the victim of a phishing attack?

This example of how a simple phishing attack led to a significant financial loss is fictional, but the risks are all too real. Could it happen to you?   Introduction: In the world of increasing cybersecurity threats, sometimes the most ordinary-seeming emails can hide extraordinary risks. The story I’m about to share is an example […]

Do I need Cyber Insurance for my SME business?

In 2021, a cyber-attack was reported every eight minutes to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and surprisingly 75 per cent of reported ransomware attacks were on companies with less than 1000 staff. Those statistics alone should be enough to convince you that you need cyber insurance, however only 20% of small to medium enterprises […]

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