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Vultr, the affordable easy to use cloud

On January 18, 2019, Posted by , In General,Software,Tips and Tricks, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Hosting cloud servers can be difficult, especially if your first experiences with it are with complex providers like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Learning this platforms takes weeks of full time study to use them effectively. While it’s undeniable these two enterprise platforms are incredibly powerful, do you really need…

Scammy Top level Domains, what to do about them

On January 14, 2019, Posted by , In Security, By ,,, , With No Comments

Top level domains use to be straightforward, almost all sites were ‘.com’, ‘org’, ‘.net’, ‘edu’, ‘gov’ followed by a 2 letter country code like AU or NZ. This gave the reader a fair idea of the type of organisation running the website and the country of its target audience. In…

Ninite, the secret weapon for PC builders and IT administrators

On January 3, 2019, Posted by , In Software,Tips and Tricks,Windows, With No Comments

Installing and keeping basic programs onto computers like 7zip, Dropbox and VLC uptodate  can be painstaking work. You have to download the latest versions from 20 different sites and install them one by one, trying not to install any pesky 3rd party toolbars! It can literally take hours. Not normally…

Top 6 easy ways to boost your internet security for free

Keeping yourself secure online can be difficult and expensive challenge. Here are the top 6 ways you can improve your privacy and security without spending a spent! 1. Use a Modern Web-browser There is a lot of debate on which is the best internet browser, however the overwhelming consensus is…

Australia’s New Encryption Laws, common sense or government surveillance?

In December 2018 the ‘Assistance and Access (2018)’ Bill passed through the Senate with public outcry that it erodes the security, privacy and internet freedoms for internet users across the world. The bills primary aim is to force tech giants like Facebook & Google as-well as smaller software developers like…

What Secrets Are You Giving Away With Your Old IT Equipment?

On December 2, 2018, Posted by , In Security, By ,, , With No Comments

What Secrets Are You Giving Away With Your Old IT Equipment? Organisations put considerable resources into buying and installing new equipment, however the often neglected side of the story is what happens old equipment. For some businesses it’s just a matter quickly deleting any sensitive files before throwing it into…

7 devices your probably forgetting to update

On November 7, 2018, Posted by , In Security, By ,,, , With No Comments

7 devices your probably forgetting to update When most organisations think of keeping their infrastructure updated, their response is usually keeping the operating systems of their desktops and servers current, as-well as updating their firewalls firmware on an occasional basis. Very frequently these 7 network devices slip through the gaps…

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Asset Registers

Asset registers are often seen as an administrative burden by many, however using them effectively doesn’t have to be chore and can actually make your departments life easier. Here are 10 reasons why your organisation should be using a Asset Register. Everything’s easier when it’s a ID number! From writing…

Windows Lifecycle Support Dates

It can be tough saying goodbye to systems which have served well over the years, however these are the ultimate dates which your organisation should forecasting to have its next solution ready by. Mainstream Support During this period approximately 5 years after release, Microsoft will continue adding new features, provide…

Choosing The Right Business Laptop

On October 9, 2018, Posted by , In Hardware, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Buying laptops can be tricky, especially as the market is seemingly saturated with hundreds of varieties with very similar specifications. This article will help teach you what features and qualities to look for when choosing your next business laptop. There is no one ‘best laptop’, all manufacturers optimise their product…