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Hailed the ‘Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’, Facebook, YouTube, Microsoft and Twitter have joined forces to create a global forum fighting against the spread of online terrorist propaganda. In a united attempt to stop this, each tech giant has pledged to make their platforms ‘hostile to terrorists and violent extremists’.

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The 'chronic failure' to use secure passwords has grown increasingly concerning for individuals and companies alike. Password hacking software now enables passwords, thought to be safe, to be unscrambled within seconds. We have compiled the top reasons why implementing a complex password policy is vital for your protection and exactly how to put it in place. 

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Many small to medium sized Australian businesses have, or are looking at introducing, a set of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies for employees.   With the widespread popularity of smartphones, tablets and iPads, it seems to make good sense to allow employees to use these personal devices for work purposes. In fact, over 74% of organisations either already have a BYOD polic ...

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In late May, Microsoft launched its latest Surface Pro, its first upgrade to the company’s popular line of hybrid PCs since October 2015. While the Surface Pro’s specs have been upgraded across the board, including the newest 7th-generation Intel processors, many of the changes to the Surface Pro are minor, with the most notable upgrade being improved battery life.  Here’s a ...

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Blockchain is a hot topic at the moment, yet for many, the technology remains an elusive concept. Just as the notion of the cloud was once difficult to grasp, understanding blockchain technology is relatively simple once you get your head around it. Over the past few weeks we’ve had a couple of people ask us what blockchain is, so we’ve put together this short guide to help ex ...

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Hi Jane, thanks so much for submitting your question! Travelling with a laptop opens doors to a range of potential security problems, both physical and software based. Despite this, there are many things you can do to protect your data from getting into the wrong hands! Here are some simple things you can do to help keep your laptop secure when you’re on the go. Physical Sec ...

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Scheduling backups, monitoring systems and undertaking routine maintenance can be hard work for businesses that don’t specialise in IT. After all, it can be easy to forget about IT altogether until something goes wrong! That’s where outsourcing comes in! While outsourcing often connotes images of scripted telemarketers and terrible hold music, outsourcing your IT to a speciali ...

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Online collaboration apps come and go, but not many have taken off like   Slack . The innovative “team communication” solution offers ground-breaking functionality, where the average user has reported that team productivity has increased on average by 32%. What is Slack? Essentially, Slack is a messaging app. Created for teams and workplaces, Slack can be used across multiple ...

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Microsoft is surging forward with its commitment to artificial intelligence (AI), formally announcing its latest chatbot, Zo.  Zo is built on the back of the same technology that powers Microsoft's other chatbots, Xiaoice in China and Rinna in Japan. Unlike Cortana, Zo is a social chatbot, which combs through the social content of the internet and learns from human interactio ...

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Whether you’re trying to lose weight, quit smoking or save money, the New Year is often a time to set new goals. With 2017 underway, it’s time to ask yourself if you’ve stuck to your New Year’s Resolutions- after all, only 8% of people who set resolutions achieve them! Regardless of your goal this year, we’ve put together a list of the most common New Year’s Resolutions and s ...

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