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Planning your technology ecosystem is keyIf digital disruption threatens to shake up your industry, then it’s time to get your ducks in a row and plan your technology ecosystem.

If your business technology has grown organically over the years, then chances are today you’re stuck managing a hotchpotch mess of devices and technologies. Worse yet, small businesses might still be making do with consumer-style tools and services rather than taking the step up to business-grade options.

If this sounds like your business then it’s time to stop muddling through and start taking a coordinated approach to your technology ecosystem, while ensuring it remains aligned with your wider business goals. Not only will you see a productivity... Read More


If notebook computers are the cornerstone of productivity in your business, it’s important to ensure you equip your people with the best tools for the job.

A business-wide hardware refresh can be an expensive exercise, which is why organisations that purchase computers outright tend to hold onto them longer than they should. At first glance you might be saving money, but by sticking with older hardware you’re paying the price in other ways – especially when it comes to staying productive when you’re away from your desk.

Renting business notebooks allows you to refresh your hardware more frequently, to ensure you make the most of what the latest and greatest technology has to offer. If your notebooks are slowing you down when you’re on the move then... Read More

apple-ipad-551502_640iPads can offer your people a major productivity boost, both in the office and out on the road, but it’s important to choose the right case for the task at hand.

Keeping an iPad in a protective case is a sensible safety precaution, so it’s important to appreciate that not all iPad cases are created equal. Some are purely decorative, more fashionable than functional, while others can help you be more productive while protecting your precious tablet against the rough and tumble of life on the road.

The primary goal of any iPad case should be to protect the screen, both from scratches and shattering should the tablet fall.

iPad Smart covers that attach with magnets may look slick, but they’re only... Read More


Google's Chromecast is the perfectWhen you’re trying to make a good impression, Google’s tiny Chromecast streaming dongle offers an easy way to get your message up on the big screen.

The Chromecast is a streaming video dongle that can give any device a display overhaul, as long as it has an HDMI video input. In the lounge room a Chromecast is great for streaming Netflix, hiring movies and watching Catch Up TV – especially as you don’t need to hunt around for the remote control – but Chromecast also has plenty of uses in the office and out on the road.

Plug a Chromecast into a boardroom projector or large... Read More

Data backups areIn case cryptolocker ransomware strikes your business, it pays to have backups of your critical files tucked away for safekeeping.

The idea behind ransomware is to sneak malicious software onto your computer, encrypt all your important business files and then hold your data hostage. In return for the decryption key, the scammers demand payment via an untraceable currency like BitTorrent.

Even worse, ransomware tends to spread quickly throughout a business, passing from computer to computer while also looking for attached storage and network shares. Before you even know what hit you, your entire business can be locked down.

Forget about recovering your data by brute force attack, trying every combination to unlock your files. Even... Read More