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5 Ways to Improve Your Business Internet

By brooke@smikteck.com.au | 1 March 2019

Getting your business online is one thing, but could you be doing it faster, or better? Here are 5 ways you can improve your business internet at work. 1. Faster Wi-Fi for your business Improving your Wi-Fi connection is probably the simplest way to speed up your business internet. Wi-Fi can be incredibly fast, when […]

4 Steps on how to choose a server

By brooke@smikteck.com.au | 13 February 2019

A server can either help your business to become more efficient or be a potential bottleneck. Here’s how to choose a server and make sure you have access to enough storage (no more traffic jams) without overpaying. 1. What do you need a server for? The intended use is what matters most. Knowing what you […]

Safeguarding Your Small Business from Theft

By brooke@smikteck.com.au | 30 January 2019

All businesses are vulnerable to theft, but did you know that small businesses may be more susceptible to data theft than their larger competitors? Small businesses are less likely to have the right security controls in place to keep their information safe. You only need to make a few small adjustments to safeguard your business information from […]

7 Sure Signs You’ve Been Hacked

By brooke@smikteck.com.au | 19 January 2019

Antivirus software is important… but there’s only so much it can do to protect you from hackers determined to access your information. So, how can you tell if you’ve been hacked? Do you know what to look for? 1. Unwanted items pop up on your screen— like toolbars on your web browser, unexpected pop-ups, or new programs […]

Emerging Tech Trends 2017

By brooke@smikteck.com.au | 4 January 2019

Welcome back to work. It’s time to grab your first coffee and start thinking about the major trends, opportunities and challenges for the year ahead. It’s going to be another whirlwind year The pace with which technology is advancing means that change is a constant. Continual improvements in processing power, cloud and data storage, and […]

Holiday Hackers: 4 Ways You’re Vulnerable this Silly Season

By brooke@smikteck.com.au | 15 December 2018

Your kids are not the only ones counting down the sleeps until Christmas. While the little ones are dreaming of Santa filling their stockings with presents, cyber criminals are scheming new ways to line their pockets. 1.      Gone phishin’ When your staff go online shopping at their work desks, they could be putting their bank […]

What Does This Image Have to Do with IT?

By brooke@smikteck.com.au | 6 December 2018

A frog wearing a top hat, smoking a cigarette. What, you might ask, does this have to do with IT? The Smikteck blog has been up and running for a few months now, and some of our clients have been asking about the weird and wonderful images accompanying our stories. Here’s the inside scoop. You […]

3 Things You Need to Know About… the Cloud

By brooke@smikteck.com.au | 21 November 2018

Cloud technology is used by most people, every day. Yet most people don’t know the basics. Here are the three simple things you should know about the cloud. The name is misleading Because we don’t physically see ‘the cloud’ when we use it, it’s easy to forget that it’s actually a network of physical servers, […]

Recovering From Data Loss

By brooke@smikteck.com.au | 10 November 2018

Accidentally deleted documents. Intentional hacking. Hard drive failures. Power black outs. Software bugs. There are all sorts of ways you can lose data. According to the 2016 EMC Global Data Loss and Protection Index, 71 % of Australian organisations are still not fully confident in their ability to recover after a disruption. So how can you beat the […]

9 Steps to Stop Hackers Hurting Your Business

By brooke@smikteck.com.au | 3 November 2018

Losing data to online hackers can cost your business dearly. Big or small, Australian businesses need to take preventative measures to protect themselves and their customers from cyber threats. While there are personal measures we can all take, such as managing passwords and avoiding public Wi-Fi use, companies need to take a bigger-picture approach to […]

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