How is BYOD a security risk?

How is BYOD a security risk?

April 14th, 2016

2016Apr13_Security_ABring your own device (BYOD) strategy is when an employee uses their personal mobile device to work with your company from anywhere. This strategy can bring about many advantages to your business such as increased efficiency and convenience. However, this can also bring a number of security risks for your IT infrastructure and data.

The Diamond Surf n Turf Obstacle Race!

April 12th, 2016

The Diamond Surf n Turf Obstacle Race is returning to Newcastle again May 1st to help raise funds for Newcastle Surf Life Saving. Set out across Newcastle Beach and throughout King Edward Park, the ‘Tough Mudder’ style course contains a number of obstacles such as cargo net climbs, rope walls and monkey bars designed to test your strength, stamina and determination!

While it may sound tough, the course isn’t just for the adrenaline junkies.

Android tablet tips for a better sleep

April 9th, 2016

2016Apr8_AndroidTablet_AFor business owners, sleep is a must. You rely on a good night’s rest to run your business effectively, focus on the big picture, and think clearly about your organization. But what if one of your business tools was preventing you from getting sufficient sleep? If you use your Android tablet in the evening, this might just be the case.

Connectors: the new Office 365 update

April 8th, 2016

2016Apr7_MicrosoftWindowsNewsAndTips_AAt work, we depend on several apps to be more productive around the office. However, with so many of them open in our web browsers, it can be a drag to constantly click in and out of tabs just to get the information we need. Fortunately, Office 365 Connectors for Groups allows you to stay on top of all the third party services your company is using.

A crash course on the Blue Screen of Death

April 7th, 2016

2016Apr6_Hardware_AEverything seems fine at first, your PC is running normally but then a blue screen suddenly greets you. After restarting your computer you find that a lot of your unsaved work is gone. If this has happened to you before, rest assured, you’re not alone.

Using Facebook emoticons to your advantage

April 6th, 2016

2016Apr5_Facebook_AYour news feed is about to get a lot more expressive, thanks to Facebook reactions. Aside from ‘Liking’ a status update, you now have five more options to express what you feel about a post. The new feature not only makes it easier for you to appropriately react to a piece of bad news but it also provides you with exciting ways to manage your business’s social media page.

Technology ROI 101

April 5th, 2016

2016Apr4_BusinessValue_AYour technology needs to produce a return on investment. If it doesn’t, you’re wasting you and your staff’s time and money. But how can you ensure you gain that coveted ROI you’re after? What does it actually mean to have a positive ROI? And how can you tell if you have one? Here are a few tips for calculating the true costs of a new technology investment.

How to manage virtualization security risks

April 1st, 2016

2016Mar31_Virtualization_AWhen it comes to security, topics like the cloud and networks get wide coverage on Internet blogs and forums. However, other types of technology fly completely under the radar. Virtualization just so happens to fall into this category. And just because people aren’t talking about it doesn’t mean virtualized machines and infrastructure should be left unsecured.

How to find out if your computer has a virus

March 30th, 2016

2016Mar29_Security_AYour computer has been acting up a lot lately. It keeps crashing, it’s slow and, to top it off, you keep getting pop-ups you don’t want to see. If these problems keep occurring then your computer may have a virus. So is there a way to prevent things like this from happening again? While there are various antivirus solutions you can take, it’s best to know how malware affects your computer first so you can quickly recognize and deal with the problem.

New, native ad blocker coming to Opera

March 29th, 2016

2016Mar28_Browsers_AAds are becoming increasingly intrusive on today’s web browsers. They can slow down the load time of pages, and cause potential security and privacy issues. So it’s no surprise that ad blockers are becoming more and more popular. However, as they do, they’re also cutting into the revenue of online advertisers.