Monitoring employees online. Is it right?

Monitoring employees online. Is it right?

March 16th, 2016

Whether or not to monitor your employees’ computers can be a tricky decision. While part of you may think it’s unethical, you also may question if your staff are spending too much time on non-work related activities, and taking advantage of you in the process. So, should you monitor? Here are some pros and cons […]

Get ahead in social media with these 10 tools

March 15th, 2016

As a small business owner, you only have so many hours in the day, and managing your social media accounts is likely at the bottom of your to-do list. But while it can be easy to simply put off those social media updates, you know in the back of your mind your business can surely […]

How to switch securely to Office 365

March 12th, 2016

It’s easy to see why Office 365 is an attractive solution for small and medium-sized businesses already familiar with the Office interface. More and more companies are making the move to the cloud, but many have yet to complete their transition and still rely at least in part on on-site SharePoint systems. When you’re ready […]

BI is for small businesses too

March 11th, 2016

Business Intelligence (BI) has conventionally been the preserve of big business, given the need for specialist knowledge meant hiring pricey experts was often the only way to leverage its value. But the rise of self-service BI tools has leveled the playing field, allowing small- and medium-sized businesses to get in on the game too. And […]

Ransomware Micro-Webinar!

March 9th, 2016

Ransomware cyber criminals can hold your business, data, and bank accounts hostage until you meet their financial demands. Join our Director and Security Specialist Martin Thurgate as he discusses the growing threat of ransomware, and how you can protect your organisation from business-ending or brand-damaging ransomware attacks.

Cloud myths debunked

March 9th, 2016

From hosting websites, email, applications and online file storage, the cloud has become a popular alternative to traditional IT services among businesses. In fact, it is almost impossible to find a company’s data center that does not employ cloud-based services of some kind. However, reported incidents of cloud hacks and server failures can lead some […]

Employee Spotlight

March 7th, 2016

Diamond actively recruits and keeps the best ICT brains in the market. Our staff are recognised industry leaders, innovators and all round impressive people who all have great stories to share.

We’d like you to meet our Telstra Solutions Specialist and Admin star Helen Gay!

1. What is your role at Diamond?

My role at Diamond is varied.

The meaning of confusing computer words

March 5th, 2016

If you’re not an IT professional or have an in-depth knowledge of technology, computer terminology can seem like a foreign language. While you certainly don’t need to be fluent in geek speak, having a basic understanding of it can help in a number of ways. For example, it can help you purchase the right equipment […]

How to speed up your Windows 10 computer

March 4th, 2016

A slow computer is a headache. You want it to move as fast as possible so you can accomplish your tasks and get on with your life. So if you’ve recently upgraded to Microsoft’s new Windows 10, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to speed up the operating system. Here are […]

Cyber threats and the finance sector

March 1st, 2016

The financial services industry has long been a heavily targeted sector by cyber criminals. The number of attacks that involved extortion, social-engineering and credential-stealing malware surged in 2015. This means that these institutions should strive to familiarize themselves with the threats and the agents behind them. Here are 7 new threats and tactics, techniques and […]