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5 Reasons to Buy New Computers Now

Do you have slow computers in your office that take ages to start up and that slow to a crawl...

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5 Strategies to Avoid Phishing Attacks

Did you know that 90% of modern data breaches now involve a phishing attack? These attacks usually consist of fake emails...

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Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws

Many Australian organisations are now legally required to notify affected individuals, and the Australian Information Commissioner, of any eligible data ...

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Meltdown & Spectre: What You Need to Know

Despite being only a few days into 2018, we may already be facing two of the biggest threats to our...

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5 Reasons to Buy New Computers Now

June 01, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

Computers

Do you have slow computers in your office that take ages to start up and that slow to a crawl whenever there's more than 1 or 2 apps running? If so, I bet you have first generation Windows 7 computers that have actually been doing a good job for five or...

Office 365 Migration from Exchange 2010

May 30, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

Office 365

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 was released in November 2009 and has been incredibly reliable since then. But all good things come to an end and in January 2020, Exchange Server 2010 will officially reach "End of Life". It’s already at the point where no enhancements are being...

Office 365 Migration from Exchange 2007

May 28, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

Office 365

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 was released in March 2007 and has been incredibly reliable since then. But all good things come to an end and in April 2017, Exchange Server 2007 officially reached "End of Life". This means Microsoft is no longer providing technical support and they...

NetCare Renews Membership to the Sydney Hills Business Chamber

May 23, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

IT Support

Our IT support company has been based in the Sydney Hills district since our inception in 1990, so it's only fitting that we've again renewed our annual membership to what I feel is the most progressive and dynamic Chamber in Sydney - the Sydney Hills BUSINESS CHAMBER. Attending...

3CX Maintenance

May 09, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

VoIP | 3CX

One of the advantages of a software based phone solution is that new software upgrades for the 3CX solution are regularly released to provide increased functionality, security and productivity. If you've got Sonos devices installed at your home, you'll know exactly what I mean - over time...

5 Strategies to Avoid Phishing Attacks

April 23, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

Office 365 | Security

Did you know that 90% of modern data breaches now involve a phishing attack? These attacks usually consist of fake emails designed to look like they’re coming from a brand or institution that you trust. Their goal is to entice you to click a link or download an attachment, which, in turn,...

HP Server Warranty Renewal

March 26, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

Disaster Recovery

The standard HP server warranty is 3 years. In most cases, NetCare recommend utilising your server for 5 years - providing you continue to ensure business continuity by purchasing an HP post warranty renewal. The post warranty renewal period is one year, and each year they can continue...

5 Ways to Avoid a Phishing Attack

March 19, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

Office 365 | Security

Did you know that 90% of modern data breaches now involve a phishing attack? These attacks usually consist of fake emails designed to look like they’re coming from a brand or institution that you trust. Their goal is to entice you to click a link or download an attachment, which, in...

An SSL Certificate Helps Secure Your Network

March 06, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

Security

The reality of operating a business in today’s always-online world is grim, but simple – security must come first. We therefore recommend all businesses apply an SSL certificate within their network. What is an SSL...

MYOB Cloud Version – 3 Reasons to Migrate

February 25, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

Software | MYOB

For many years, the traditional MYOB accounting software was installed on your desktop and if you had more than one user, then the MYOB database was typically installed on your server so that everyone could access it. The question today is whether this is still the best...

Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws

February 21, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

Security

Many Australian organisations are now legally required to notify affected individuals, and the Australian Information Commissioner, of any eligible data breach affecting personal information. This new legislation follows the passing of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2017 through the Federal Senate in February 2017 and ...

Meltdown & Spectre: What You Need to Know

January 09, 2018  -  Darryl McAllister

Security

Despite being only a few days into 2018, we may already be facing two of the biggest threats to our data security of the year. Researchers at Google Project Zero have released details concerning not one, but two separate exploits; "Meltdown" and "Spectre". Both exploits ...