It’s been a whirlwind of technology phases and crazes in 2013. We take a look of what were considered the Hot or Not IT trends of 2013.
It’s been around for a while now, but in 2013 we saw serious growth in Cloud deployment, which looks to accelerate in the new year. Cloud back-up, email and virtual servers make sense for many businesses, and suppliers have announced ultra-aggressive pricing that makes the move to the Cloud even more attractive.
I’d like to post on the upcoming Privacy Act amendments which has been entered into legislation and takes effect in March 2014. Many people are unaware of the changes to the existing Privacy Act and the effect it will have on small businesses (anyone over $3M in revenue is subject to this act).
For companies that are affected by the act, it’s very important to understand what it means to you and your business and the steps that will need to be taken to ensure that you don’t become one of the first companies in Australia to be punished under the act.
Anittel Group Limited (ASX: ‘AYG’- ‘Anittel’ or ‘the Company’) is pleased to announce that it has received project signoff to move forward with the rollout of the Tasmanian Government’s new communication system. The signoff follows successful testing and finalisation of Service Level Agreements.
Despite recently celebrating its eleventh birthday, XP is still the second most common Windows Operating System in Australia after Windows 7. But all things must come to an end. Next year Microsoft will cease support for Windows XP. That doesn’t mean all Windows XP will stop working from that day onwards, but it does mean that newly discovered security holes will not be patched by Microsoft.
Following on from recent success in securing Managed Telephony services for the Tasmanian Government, the Anittel National Service Desk located in Albury is expanding by a further 4 positions. The 5 year contact with Tasmanian Ministers Department will see Anittel roll out managed telephony services to approximately 45,000 desktops. The minimum value for the contract over 5 years is $17 million, but it is anticipated to be as high as $45 million if the full term extension options are exercised.
When I’m out talking to customers, I’m often asked about Unified Communications - WHAT is it and HOW can organisations use it to outperform their competitors? It’s become the latest buzzword in IT and I’d like to take some time to answer those questions for you all.
HP’s arrival into the business tablet market has been well anticipated and the new HP ElitePad has being well received. Here are some features that you might need to consider before purchasing the device.
With organisations continually looking to reduce costs and improve operations, Virtual Infrastructure (Hosted Server) is a suitable alternative to purchasing new server and storage hardware. Let’s look at some of the key benefits and considerations when reviewing a hosted infrastructure platform.
On behalf of our customers, Anittel has recently invested in a new Remote Management and Monitoring tool and new Antivirus platform. This exciting development means that we are able to bring a whole new suite of products and services to our valued Managed IT and On-Demand Proactive clients.
Security is constantly at war with convenience. It is ideal for people to use different passwords for different websites for security purposes. The most common mistake people make is to keep a simple password or use the same password for various accounts; therefore attracting hackers, crackers, malware and cyber thieves to easily break in such accounts. Creating unhackable and complex passwords, although ideal, can be very daunting when needing to remember them. Some websites even require distinct rules for their passwords to ensure user protection, such as a variation or combination of letters, numbers and symbols which adds to the complex nature of multiple passwords.