How to protect against ransomware

The old days of being held at ransom are over. In today's technological world, cyber criminals are making huge profits by holding business’ data hostage in exchange for exuberant amounts of money. If you’re a business that can’t operate without its data (and can’t afford to lose it for even a short window of time), we advise that you take steps to ensure your cyber-security. Here are some measures you can take to reduce your risk and improve your data ...

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4 benefits to using Azure

In today’s fast-paced business environment, many organisations are opting to use cloud-based IT. That’s because cloud computing services, like Microsoft Azure, provide ease of use, flexibility, reliability and security to your business operations. Here are four benefits to moving your servers and data online with this fantastic tool. 1)    Reliability Azure is a Microsoft system, which means that it’s a trusted business focused product. It’s also active ...

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5 reasons to switch your IT to the cloud

When it comes to upgrading your IT, there are several options you might want to consider. As IT professionals, we specialise in both on-cloud and on premise IT systems, so you can trust IT Switch to provide an unbiased recommendation about which solution is best for your business. If you’d like to know more about cloud-based IT, here are some of its many benefits. 1.    Save on your bottom line Some businesses spend up to 75% of their IT budgets ...

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What’s involved in installing a wireless network?

You might have heard that installing a wireless network in your workplace can be a complex operation, with a number of variables. So, what’s involved, and why does it pay to have an expert install your wireless network? IT Switch installs wireless networks right across Melbourne – and Australia – every day. These are some of the steps we take that make all the difference in your end result. 1. Identify intended use Having a strong grasp on how many people ...

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What to look for in an IT support company

Choosing an IT services company isn’t a decision you should take lightly. When working closely with your contracted IT team for a number of months or years, you need to make sure you’re getting the support and expertise that fits your requirements. But where do you start when it comes to choosing an IT support company? Here are 10 things your IT services company should provide: 1. Microsoft certification If your IT support company is a Microsoft Certified ...

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6 Ways to Protect Yourself from A Cyber Attack

Technology is becoming more important to businesses as operations move into the digital world. On one hand, businesses can enjoy the many benefits of an online presence, such as e-commerce and specialised software. On the other hand, cybercrime is a growing a threat to businesses, thanks to opportunistic criminals.  While no business is completely safe from a cyber-attack, there are ways to lower your risk. Here are some simple ways you can start ...

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Why An IT Strategy Is Important For Your Business

When you think of IT strategy, you might think about replacing computers or making sure everyone has an email account. IT strategy isn’t thought about too much, but it’s vital for any business. As technology becomes more integrated with your business operations, you have to consider where you will be in the future. Not just in terms of hardware, but software as well. Here’s why: 1. Technology investment needs to match business objectives When you buy a ...

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4 Tips To Know When Migrating Data To The Cloud

Migrating to cloud storage offers several benefits, such as accessibility outside the office, improved security, lower costs and the ability to collaborate with others. If your business is considering using cloud storage, you want to work with an IT provider who knows what they’re doing. Here are some important tips that can help you avoid any surprises and ensure that everything works smoothly during the process. 1. Know about the services available Just ...

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Why Outsourcing Your IT Could Save You Money

When businesses think about their IT needs, they think about hiring an IT department or consultant. However, they might look at their budget and realise that they just can’t afford it. That’s where managed IT services come in. Outsourcing IT gives you the benefits of an IT department at a fraction of the cost of hiring your own. Here’s how outsourcing IT can save you money: 1. Your IT is managed remotely A common misconception about outsourcing your IT is ...

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How to align your business and IT goals

In 2017, practically all businesses have a digital component. For some, technology is evolving at a rate that can be hard to keep up with. The good news is that innovations in technology can sow the seeds for your company’s long-term growth. The right IT solutions can help you operate and grow more quickly, efficiently and effectively than ever before. But how do you choose the ideal IT solutions to combat your business’ unique challenges? When you’re busy ...

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