Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Some companies choose to develop and invest in internal capabilities as a means to attaining a larger corporate-shared services organisation. Often, there may be some leverage in the consolidation and standardised processes for serving diverse business segments and locations. Other companies decide to simply outsource, because the experience, expertise, and time & cost-saving features brought to the table by managed service providers are too good to pass up. Expanding staff capacity would seem the easier of the two models to deploy at the initial stage. Once a company identifies the need for more resources to meet a particular growth initiative or project, it becomes pretty straightforward to add more hands, be they contractors or temporary staff.
Monday, 26 October 2015
It is undisputable that we now live in an era where data is considered the new currency. Almost every aspect of business today is connected to some variety of data management mechanism and conveyed to a specific target audience, whether they’re a particular group of web visitors or customers looking for a specific product. As it stands, the way you manage and deliver this data can drastically impact the success of your business venture. In truth, the nature and volume of contemporary business data is such that it’s becoming more challenging to manage. As a result, processes such as in-house resource computations, automation, and disaster recovery are almost impossible to accomplish efficiently, especially for small and medium enterprises or non-profit organisations.
Saturday, 24 October 2015
Standard cloud services by companies from Canberra and beyond are almost everywhere nowadays, and for good reason. Perhaps one of the biggest business benefits of cloud computing is better efficiency: services and/or products are ready for consumption in mere minutes, compared to old days when it takes weeks or even months. Because of this, companies are receiving an almost non-stop influx of profit. What is cloud computing anyway? In general terms, cloud computing refers to the storing, accessing, and processing of data over the Internet instead of using a physical piece of hardware. Essentially, data processing which used to be only doable in actual computers can now be done digitally, completely devoid of wires and any other components but powerful servers and web connections.
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
In this age, it’s not uncommon for businesses to store confidential data in places such as cloud services. Such activity has made complex security procedures all the more vital, though the task is pretty much exclusive for larger, multimillion companies. After all, they’re the ones who have all the money to afford this seeming luxury of security, right? Wrong. In case it hasn’t been made clear to you, small businesses such as your own are also targets. Why? Compared to the “big boys,” your company isn’t likely to have extremely complex digital security, making it a much easier target. It’s not only the money that cyber crooks are after these days, too. Everything, including customer information and intellectual property, can be illegally used for financial gain.
Thursday, 20 August 2015
The business environment in Canberra and elsewhere is always intense, and even the smallest problems and glitches can cause a huge problem. It can be your PC hanging, the printer not working, or even losing internet connection. These may seem like small problems, but the delay they cause can greatly affect your profit and productivity. Given the importance of IT in businesses, you’ll find great relief in knowing you can call on experts to help you anytime you have concerns in this area. This doesn’t mean hiring additional manpower, which can strain your budget. You can partner up, instead, with reliable IT managed services like OfficePcs, who will always be around to help you out with your IT needs.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Computers -- one minute they’re working perfectly, and the next you’re staring at a blank page with a virus alert. There are so many viruses and other malicious programs on the Internet today that one wrong click on the wrong site will have you needing emergency IT support. While there are literally thousands of different viruses out there, they can be classified into different types depending on their origin and purpose, among others. Here are a few of these virus types: Resident Virus – This virus commonly disrupts and corrupts your files and programs. It is a permanent virus that stays in your RAM memory. Overwrite Virus – This is less disruptive than a resident virus, but is just as inconvenient. This virus deletes the information on your files and overwrites itself on it.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
When it comes to data storage mediums that an individual or organisation can use for business, cloud computing systems are a solid option. These use special computer-generated data pools where all your business information can be amassed and accessed by select personnel in a secure and consistent manner. You can achieve this for your company by working with cloud services companies such as Office PCS Business IT Solutions. Rationale There’s much to look back on when exploring the hows, whats, and whys of using a cloud computing system for your business. Recently, the Australian Bureau of Statistics tackled paid cloud computing services for the first time thru the 2013-2014 Business and Characteristics Survey. This survey listed polls from 6,640 local companies organised into categories of firms that employ up to four people, five to 19 employees, 20 to 199 employees, and over 200 people.
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Any disaster can be a nightmare in the wings for Canberra businessmen. The Australian Capital Territory is still hurting from the wounds of the Canberra Fires of 2003—the damage to property, destruction of trees, and loss of life brought on by the unfortunate event caused not just economic loss but significant social impacts. As such, if you fear about losing everything you’ve worked so hard for in your business, take up your options with IT support companies like Office PCS Business IT Solutions. Treading Carefully Life can have a whole lot of challenges waiting at every corner and business owners often are forced to map out what can go wrong, then prep accordingly with a disaster recovery plan (DRP). DRPs have some critical tenets to consider – they must fully encompass backups of your business servers and data, easily replicate them at a different location, and have assets in place to utilise the backup material.