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Budget Pressures: How Can Schools Afford to Lead the Way in Technology?

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When planning an excellent education for children, aspects such as quality of teaching, facilities, even tradition might feature in the plans of schools and parents. Today, though, technology capability also plays a part. To prepare youngsters for the world of higher education and employment, it is vital that they have access to the right learning systems. And that means some tough choices for WA schools balancing an IT budget with other needs. Within three years, almost 90 per cent of…

Where Next for Technology in Schools? The IT Trends That Are Changing Education.

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Classroom technology is rapidly changing and it’s important for your school or education institution to be at the forefront of growing trends in technology. In a recent IT report*, it was suggested that emerging technologies will change our lives in ‘profound and unforeseen ways’, and education is in many ways leading the charge. In fact, the same report confirms what most of us have observed – the pace of change is rapidly outstripping the ability to fully understand it. Western…

Petya: Global Ransomware Attack

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On June 27, 2017, the Petya ransomware began impacting multiple organisations, with local news reporting the encryption of files and halt to operations for multiple Australia based organisations. Cadburys Australia (Tasmania) were hit with this screen in the above image when logging on (source: ABC Online) after an attack around 9:30pm Tuesday night. Other reportedly affected companies with Australian operations include TNT Express Australia, DLA Piper and AP Moller Maersk. The attack has affected government and critical infrastructure operators, appearing to spread in a…

Hyper convergence enables you to adapt to new business demands with agility

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Innovation is disrupting every business in every industry. Technology is lowering barriers to entry, while consumerisation is driving change from the outside in. In the new idea economy, success will be determined  by your ability to transform IT to meet the new expectations of consumers and business customers and to grow your business in new ways. With a hyper converged solution, the traditional inflexibility of legacy infrastructure is redefined, offering a scaleable, efficient solution for enterprise IT hyper converged solutions. What is…

CASE STUDY: Software that supports an expanding digital education

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PROJECT DETAILS: MSS Client: Iona Presentation College Iona Presentation College is a prestigious independent school for girls located in Perth’s Western Suburbs. Iona offers students and teachers a high-level of digital solutions to learning, with technology designed to move with students and staff from school to home. Product and Services : Sophos installation Why MSS? A trusted company that provides IT support and managed services to the education sector. What They Love A seamless service experience and installation of a complete product…

Global ransomware cyberattack hits Britain’s National Health System

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Ransomware strikes yet again. The UK National Health System (NHS) is the latest victim of the global ransomware, with ambulances diverted and patient records inaccessible in hospitals across the nation.   Wanna Decrypter 2.0 (AKA WannaCrypt0r, WannaCry or wCry) has affected over 74 countries worldwide, with 57,000 individual cases reported – and is now shutting down entire government agencies and national infrastructure companies. The ransomware is encrypting victims’ files and changed the extensions to .wnry, .wcry, .wncry and .wncrypt. Many security…

Palo Alto Networks announce biggest release in history

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With increasing cloud adoption, volumes of advanced threats and SSL traffic, security teams are overwhelmed with the task of improving cloud usage visibility, analysing data, detecting and responding to threats and inspecting SSL traffic. …

HP reinvents security with global campaign starring Christian Slater

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Last month, HP Inc. launched a global first, combining entertainment with technology to ‘elevate awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers.’ The organisation has engaged award-winning actor Christian Slater to front a four-part digital series across a year-long campaign. Slater, known in the industry for his role as hacktivist Mr. Robot in the Golden Globe winning drama-thriller of the same name, plays a ‘charmingly sinister hacker’ in the HP series. “Hacking is a serious and growing problem for businesses…

Do Managed Service Providers mean death to the IT department?

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Many business users say they’re fed up with what they perceive as sluggish IT departments, but cringe at the thought of outsourcing to a managed services provider. However, the rise of BYOD, consumer tech and cloud computing may be clearing a path for change. Source: CIO.com.au, April 21 2014 The idea that the formal IT department would melt away either piece-by-piece or wholesale, replaced by managed services providers (MSPs), has been hanging over the heads of CIOs for nearly a…

If you value your data – read this!

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We’re seeing more and more phishing scams hitting homes and businesses every day.  These scams are becoming increasingly convincing, with the latest Gmail scam even emulating the writing style of your contacts to fool you. If you value your personal or business data – from family photos to highly sensitive commercial material – cybersecurity should be TOP of your priority list! From a business perspective – if you lost every document you had ever stored, would you be able to…