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Mandatory Single Touch Payroll is coming | Is your system compliant?

Mandatory Single Touch Payroll is coming | Is your system compliant?

By the 1st of July 2018 the ATO will require all business with 20+ employees to have Single Touch Payroll (STP). Single Touch Payroll is an Australian government initiative that changes the way businesses report on employee payments such as salary or wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and superannuation.

iPhone X and 8 is announced | Should I upgrade?

iPhone X and 8 is announced | Should I upgrade?

So the new generation iPhone, the iPhone X, has been announced but is it worth upgrading from your existing phone? We have a look at some of the new features to see if it is worthwhile. While the announced iPhone 8 and 8 Plus don't look too different from previous generations they do get most of the upgrades too, the iPhone X, however, looks and is a completely new phone.

Preventing Ransomware Attacks | User Security Awareness

Preventing Ransomware Attacks | User Security Awareness

Ransomware is a lucrative enterprise for members of the shady underbelly of the internet. It is projected to have a damage cost of $5 billion in 2017. While email filtering, antivirus, firewalls and security updates all have their very important place in protecting businesses, the end user remains the key piece in preventing attacks.

Profitability linked to IT maturity

Profitability linked to IT maturity

For many years, most organisations look at IT infrastructure spend as a required expense which should be minimised, and the ROI should be stretched over as many years as is safe without introducing undue risk to the business. Intuitively, you would think that spending 100k on infrastructure for 5 years would be more cost effective than 100k for 3 years.

New features keep coming to Office 365

New features keep coming to Office 365

Office 365 New Features

Microsoft is investing heavily in its cloud platform and the winners of this investment are businesses. With new features including machine learning, productivity services and announcements of useful updates to Office 365 providing more and more value for tenants.

Is the desk phone really dead?

Is the desk phone really dead?

Is the desk phone really dead? Well Ned thinks so.

I have a colleague, let’s call him “Ned”. On more than the odd occasion Ned has crop dusted past my desk with the comment- “You know the desk phone is dead, don’t you!!

There has always been plenty of interest in Telephony/UC Softphones however when it has come to the day of ordering, the client would often opt to remain with a Desktop Handset or a Desktop Handset combined with a UC application and not take the plunge with softphones.

Director Profile | Michael Wilson – Sales Director

Director Profile | Michael Wilson – Sales Director

 

Michael, tell us a bit of your history
I grew up on a dairy farm in Hinton outside of Newcastle. My family ran the farm and had a commercial milk run. My Dad always included me in business discussions, asked my opinion and gave me responsibilities working with customers from a young age.

Who is managing your fleet of mobiles?

Who is managing your fleet of mobiles?

Put your hands up, or just simply nod your head in agreement, if you or one of your staff members is spending way too much time sorting out your Company’s mobile device fleet? This could be sorting out device issues, staff changes, new starters or just researching and wading through your bills to ensure you on the right voice and data plans.

Chrome ad blocker is coming

Chrome ad blocker is coming

Chrome users have something to look forward to next year: an ad blocker. While this might not sound like the most exciting release from Google, it’s definitely a pragmatic solution to online ads that turn visitors away from the web. Here’s everything we know about Google’s ad blocker so far.

Windows XP receives security update

Windows XP receives security update

Support for Windows XP ended in April 8, 2014. This means that Microsoft has stopped providing updates, security patches, and technical assistance for XP users for over three years. But despite the end of support date, Microsoft has recently released a new security fix for the outdated operating system.