Author Archives: Austin

Leveraging technology to lower operating costs

Business is all about managing costs; for a company’s income to be sustainable, the expenses must not exceed the revenue. This entails keeping costs as low as possible while trying to maximise earnings. It’s a delicate balancing act, especially in competitive industries where the market has a strong influence on the price of goods and […]

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Benefits of managed backups over DIY backups

Data backups are a fact of life in business in Western Australia, but there are still many companies that do not seek professional help when it comes to implementing their backup strategies. This leads to bigger problems, such as weak backup policies and poor user education. Such problems are a common theme in companies that […]

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The hidden costs of bad IT

When used properly, IT is an impressive force multiplier. To illustrate, one AI-powered chatbot can address the most common concerns of countless customers, all without ever requiring sleep, lunch breaks, days off, or vacation time. When implemented properly, IT allows companies like yours to grow quickly in a short period of time. However, as with […]

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Dispelling three cybersecurity myths that hackers love

Because of how technical IT is, regular folk who lack expertise in this field can feel that they are at the mercy of both the hackers and the ones who fight the hackers. Additionally, lack of awareness and understanding makes people easily believe cybersecurity myths that can do more harm than they realise. If you’re […]

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Top threats to your cloud security

For many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), cloud computing is the key that unlocks tremendous growth. It is an incredible boon for companies, so much so that we at Austin Technology talk about it a lot in our blog: The cloud – benefits and limitations 4 Tips for ensuring a smooth migration to the cloud […]

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Which type of cloud is best for your business?

Cloud computing is the world’s technologie du jour for good reason. It lets businesses: Enjoy increased data storage and processing capabilities without having to invest in and manage new or additional IT infrastructure Downsize their IT department or move IT staff from upkeep tasks to projects that directly contribute to the bottom line Pick and […]

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Why it makes sense to outsource the IT support desk that serves your employees

IT Support Perth

Businesses of all sizes use computers and other IT resources in their operations. Nowadays, even mobile phones count as portable computers, so IT is definitely unavoidable. We rely on our devices so much that things can come to a grinding halt when our machines break down.  Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) would often have someone […]

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Control access to protected health information

Properly configuring access to protected healthcare information (PHI) is tricky, to say the least. On one hand, we want it to be readily accessible to caregivers wherever we may be, especially in emergency cases. In cases where we are gravely injured and unconscious, it would be ideal if doctors know important medical details about ourselves […]

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How to begin your migration to Windows 10

Windows 7 reaches the end of its extended support life cycle on January 14, 2020, giving companies that haven’t yet upgraded to a later operating system (OS) little time to prepare. With less than half a year to go, it’s time for organisations to start evaluating their options and formulating a migration plan that will […]

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