The annual Las Vegas-based CES show is the epicentre of the global technology industry. From the coolest new consumer gadgets to the major business trends that will change the way we work, here’s a quick summary of what you may have missed in 2018.
It’s said that the best defence is a good offence. This is particularly true in cybersecurity, where the average cost of a security breach in Australia is more than US$100 per compromised data item, according to a 2017 Ponemon study. Considering how many data items can be at risk in the event of a breach, this could rack up quite a hefty bill.
Research and advisory firm Gartner predicts that by 2019, up to 30 per cent of new software will be cloud-only. For today's businesses, the cloud already offers clear benefits of agility, scalability, cost and innovation.
DATA SECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD.
We live in the era of digital disruption, when always-on connectivity, a mobile workforce and globalization leave us more vulnerable than ever to cybersecurity assaults. In this brave new world, keeping customer and company data safe is a seemingly insurmountable challenge.
Productivity-boosting technologies you can use today
When it comes to technology, most of the talk is about tomorrow. But the truth is, many of the tools you need are here today. Using technology efficiently can boost business productivity in spades and most of it, surprisingly, is more convenient, collaborative and affordable than the clunky old systems of yesterday.
Let’s start with the granddaddy of all – productivity boosters.
Protect your valuable data with endpoint security
Modern technology presents a potential security nightmare for IT. Ransomware attacks and well-publicised cases such as the loss of a laptop with sensitive data by a US Secret Service agent have highlighted the risks involved in defending critical assets against loss or theft.
Upgrade your IT systems to maximise business potiential
If your employees are wasting time and effort on failing IT systems, then your business could be losing a fortune. Upgrading your digital infrastructure is a sound investment. Here's why.
When ideas and knowledge can easily be shared both within and outside an organisation, pooling skills can create much better outcomes. Given that contractors and teleworkers make up a big part of the SMB workforce, it's easy to see why collaboration software has become so popular for connecting people and information where they are most needed.
Competition is fierce in the small and medium business (SMB) IT solutions space today, with global giants Google and Microsoft vying with a multitude of smaller solutions providers for every dollar of IT business investment.