May 2014

This is one of the biggest small business growth challenges. You would probably expect cash flow to improve when your business grows and profit increases. The reality however, is that growth can cause cash flow problems. This is because each sale you make needs to be funded by what is commonly known as ‘working capital’. You can see in the diagram below, that when a

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May
2014

Antivirus

at Business - by Angelene Poole

Antivirus software is an essential part of any business security strategy. We have recently moved to supporting a powerful antivirus solution that protects your business AND is easy to set-up, easy to use and doesn’t cost the earth. With real time protection it is the best way to stay secure with little effort. Get real-time threat protection against viruses, spyware and other malware. The lightweight

29

May
2014
October 2013

The Internet

at Business - by Angelene Poole

A recent survey found that 40% of SMB’s suffered some sort of security breach as a result of employees accidentally or intentionally browsing through websites that host malware, infected downloads, or have been corrupted by malicious software. There are many risks associated with uncontrolled Internet usage. Below you will find a few of them listed. The ultimate question to ask is, “Do I know what

21

Oct
2013

XP – End of Life

at News - by Angelene Poole

After 8 April 2014, Windows XP will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes or online technical content updates.  This means that any new vulnerabilities discovered in Windows XP after its “end of life” will not be addressed by new security updates from Microsoft. So practically what does this mean: The XP computer is more vulnerable to viruses and security issues and the security

13

Oct
2013
August 2013
Interakt Helpdesk

Interakt Helpdesk

at Company - by Angelene Poole

Just a reminder that all support requests need to be made by emailing support@interakt.net.au or phoning 07 3608 4121. Calls, texts and emails to individual phones and email accounts cannot be logged, tracked and managed by our Case Management system and therefore we cannot guarantee any response.

08

Aug
2013

Managing your Email

at Other - by Angelene Poole

At the beginning of the week we looked at the need to have a scheduled time each day to deal with your emails and then the importance of shutting Outlook in order to free up your time to deal with the other important aspects of your business. After some practiced discipline this technique will make you more productive. Although we can all agree that emailing

08

Aug
2013
July 2013

There’s no disputing it, you cannot trade as a business without IT. Businesses today must be able protect their data, retrieve it if it’s lost, and guard against the ‘downtime’ that may be experienced while it’s not accessible. This article is an introduction to several different topics including Data Backups, Data Security and Business Continuity. Data backups are simply copies of your data and/or systems

29

Jul
2013
December 2012

Debtor Reduction Tactics

at Business - by Angelene Poole

One of the effects of the GFC was the blow out in debtors’ days and although, according to Dunn and Bradstreet, they have improved slightly in recent times, falling from 56 to around 53, it’s still too high and continues to squeeze the life out of many businesses. Currently over 1000 companies go into external administration every month, which is a significant increase since 2010. 

09

Dec
2012
September 2012

Managed IT Support

at Company - by Angelene Poole

Over the last few months we have modified some our services. IT is now mission critical to the majority of business as without it we cannot trade. By this reasoning, the way in which we support IT systems has to grow and evolve with these demands. As a standard offering we have two very distinct services, Flexible Support and Managed Support. Flexible IT support is

16

Sep
2012

September 2012

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