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Data breaches have possibility to ruin customer relationships

Given the prevalence of high-profile company data breaches that we are seeing today, including the recent incidents at Kathmandu and Landmark White, Charles Heunemann...

Why the key to withstanding data breaches in your SME is reducing how much data you store

Amid a flurry of high-profile attacks and the tightening of privacy regulations, organisations are increasingly seeking ways to minimise the risk of suffering a...

A last-minute guide to preparing your business for Australia’s new data breach regulations

The deadline has been known for more than two years, yet many Australian organisations are still woefully unprepared for new data breach regulations that...

Why you should back up your data

Sadly, you never know when a natural disaster such as fire, flooding or an earthquake is going to strike. Consider the Queensland floods way...

How to diffuse the IT blame game

How well does your company communicate internally? Specifically, how well do your IT departments communicate with each other?  Enterprises typically contain four or more...

The rise of AI-powered business tools: “full automation should never be the final goal”

AI should be used to augment the abilities of data analysts, rather than replace them entirely, according to Francois Ajenstat, an 'assistive intelligence' advocate...

Wi-Fi is a boon for retail businesses… unless they fall into the “set it and forget it” trap

Today, most Australians carry at least one Wi-Fi-enabled device at all times and according to Cisco’s 2016 VNI report, more than 540 million public...

If your business handles personal data, then forthcoming EU regulations may affect you

Within the world of compliance, one of the biggest challenges people face is transparency. The issue of transparency is further amplified in the digital...

How safe is your business critical data?

How would your business cope if tomorrow morning your business critical data was compromised?  Data security is a growing concern for many business leaders,...

Resolving customer data management issues enables SMEs to evolve their business model

Accelerated change is the new normal, and for businesses, the rate and the scope is staggering. Not only are organisations dealing with quickly evolving...

How cloud enhances big data analytics

Big data and business analytics are set for double digit growth, with the global market forecasted to grow to more than $203 billion in...

How businesses can create a data security culture in the digital transformation era

In today’s fast paced business environment, the race is on for organisations to become fully digital, something which we saw backed up by The...

Translating data Into progress for 2017

Imagine having complete visibility across your business to quantify exactly how and where resources are being used, so you are always ready to seize...

See through the hype of cloud computing to understand its true value to your business

If you've bought into the hype that's surrounded cloud computing for the past few years,  you'll likely think it's the answer to every IT director's prayers. Cloud platform vendors promise...

Look before you leap: picking a cloud provider

The cloud is rapidly becoming a primary IT infrastructure for growing numbers of organisations. Attracted by the promise of improved flexibility and reduced costs,...

To make sense of – and benefit from – large volumes of data, SMBs need the right talent

Big data is no longer the sole domain of large enterprises – small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) that leverage data effectively can gain significant competitive advantages. Almost all...

Top cloud client-computing trends to know

Remember those blocky, retro-looking input-output devices that looked like computers but were actually thin client terminals? If you don’t, that is because PCs have...

Pursuing a big data vision: key considerations

According to Gartner, by 2020, data from nearly 38.5 billion Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices will be available for companies to analyse.  For forward-thinking businesses...

People at the heart of data-driven decisions

We live in a society flooded with information. We have never had as much data at our disposal as we do now due to...

SMB management: tips for taking the best care of your growing data volume

Data storage is an important issue to any business, but it is especially important to growing companies. If your business is like most, you...