Its Saturday morning, a perfect Brisbane winters day. With 20 staff in attendance, this well anticipated event was sure to go down in TechPath history. Based on a German sports comedy show, Bubble Soccer involves large inflatable balls that allow two teams to bump and bounce their way around a field, providing the ultimate entertainment for players and spectators alike.
Connectivity is one of the most often overlooked aspects of cloud strategies. In the excitement about all the opportunities and efficiencies – and there are many – the focus is on choosing the right cloud mix. It should be – but without dependable, fast internet, cloud dependency can land you quickly back down to earth.
You’re in a rush. Budget forecasts must be completed, emails answered, you skipped lunch, and there’s a niggling problem with backups you need to address. Oh, and you want to leave on time to make it to your child’s big footy game. If there never seems to be enough hours in the day, you’re not alone.
In an ideal world, no hacker would ever breach your defences, and you’d happily go about your business without having to think about recovering from cyber-security events. The real world isn’t like that. 62% of businesses are attacked at least weekly, with one in ten being hit every hour or continuously1. In the game of cat-and-mouse between hackers and the organisations they target, there are no guarantees.
Hot on the heels of Australia’s own data protection laws, the European Union has implemented its own, very stringent legislation on May 25th. Think the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) doesn’t affect businesses on the opposite side of the world? Think again. The GDPR has the power to reach around the world and back again.
Technology vendors are competing more intensely than ever for the business dollar, which should be good news for buyers. The battlefield is marked by new features, designed to make business easier and more efficient. With 5-10 features added each week to essentials such as Office 365, though, who has time to keep up?
Whether you’ve been in the workplace for decades, or are among the new crop of tech-savvy employees, you are probably finding yourself in the midst of massive upheaval. Organisations are updating, and in this brave new digitised world, the skills that were essential just a few years ago may be losing their appeal. So, what abilities will you need to master for 2020?
In business, there is something to be said for reaching out to do the right thing, not merely the minimum acceptable. That is the case with new Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) laws introduced in Australia this year. The renewed focus on data protection is welcome, and it will go some way to making us all safer online, but we should always do more to prevent breaches.
Technology never ceases to amaze. Almost daily, there is another exciting breakthrough. We know more about ourselves and our world than ever, we work smarter, we connect with faraway family and friends, and we have the power to make smarter use of resources.
Implementing a customer experience program within an organisation can be a huge shake up for employees. It uses processes that involve thoroughly looking at the way team members conduct everyday business and often raises the question ‘could we be doing things better?’