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Security Considerations

Passwords In today’s business world ICT plays a fundamental part. With every system there is the basic security of a username and password. Now while most of the usernames that you use will most likely be different, do you tend to use the one password or do you have several? Having one password for all your ICT access is not recommended. Imagine for a moment that your password has been guessed or hacked? It can then be used to access all [...]

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Remote Access Risks

With software and services like accounting, email and Customer Relation Management (CRMs) being “in the cloud”, users are able to work from anywhere in the world and from almost any device. Users can also connect into the office with VPNs or Remote Desktop / Teamviewer-like programs for complete access to their files. This freedom does introduce some risks to businesses if users are connecting from ‘unknown’ PCs. Does the users’ computer have an antivirus? What if they have lost their phone [...]

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What is ICT?

What is ICT and how does it differ to IT? Most business functions involve some form of ICT. To reduce risk and increase productivity, a business should develop a best practice framework for ICT. But what does ICT mean? It’s easy to get buried in acronyms these days. IT [information technology] and ICT [information and communications technology] get bandied around all the time, sometimes interchangeably. So what’s the difference, and why is it important? Essentially, ICT contains IT as an umbrella term. IT [...]

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ICTAA launches Smart Certificate

The Smart Certificate let’s people see the best of you. One of the issues surrounding accreditation and certificates is verifying if the participant is still current in their program. Our new ICTAA certificate now contains a simple way to validate accreditations and connect people to the ICTAA public profile of any accredited business. The ICTAA Smart Certificate uses both Near Field Communication (or NFC) and Quick Response Code (or QR Code) which contain an embedded link to the ICTAA online profile for [...]

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ICTAA’s Accreditation Services 2nd anniversary

ICTAA™ Celebrates 2 Years of Successful Accreditation Services Brisbane, Qld, Australia – 7th July, 2015 Every business these days uses IT but many don’t realise the risks involved or the legal compliance required. This lack of knowledge could be the downfall of your company. ICTAA™ was born on July 1, 2013 (ICTAA™) to support business owners and IT service providers to understand the legal ramifications of using IT in the workplace. ICTAA™ was established by a group of experienced and accomplished ICT [...]

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Add some Automation with Automate

Automate – The Hitchhiker’s IT Guide for Solo-preneurs and Start-ups. We have added a new digital download to our store, Automate. Automate is practical and essential IT guide for Solopreneurs wishing to grow their business. With easy-to-follow and proven steps will see you eliminate stress, automate systems and delegate successfully. Written by Stefan Floratos, an IT solution provider and developer; this guide provides information to small businesses and owner operators about their computers and ICT environment. You can check out Automate in our [...]

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How To Choose A Backup System

Did you know that you can lose files by accidentally deleting or replacing them, because of a virus or worm attack, software or hardware failure, or a complete hard disk failure? Now that you’ve heard the potential causes it time to get protection. To safeguard your files, you can create a backup: a set of copies of the files that is stored in a different location from the original files. Your data is always more valuable after you have lost [...]

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DIY Computer Maintenance

Most of us know that without proper maintenance, your car’s performance will degrade over time. The same applies to your computers. Let’s take the old adage that prevention is better than the cure. You should make sure that you put regular time (preferably monthly) in your calendar to perform some basic maintenance tasks. This can obviously be delegated to another team member or better still leave it to a trusted IT professional. But that’s OK, this is a DIY article [...]

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WHOIS, who was and where

Quick link:  whois.ictaa.com.au What is WHOIS? WHOIS stands for “Who is?” and is a utility used to look up information on domain names. It is also the record system that identifies who owns a domain and how to get in contact with them. Every top-level-domain (e.g. .com, .net., .me, .name) handles records differently and they have their own WHOIS servers and record formats. Most countries also have have an organisation that regulates domain name registration and ownership; such as auDA (auda.org.au) in [...]

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Our First Sponsored Accreditation

Well it’s official! We now have our first sponsored Accreditation on the board. Jacaranda Clubhouse from Ipswich had registered their interest in our Accreditation as a recipient of a sponsored kit. They saw the value and benefits of the increased awareness and productivity that our program has to offer. Literally within minutes we found a philanthropic partner, Chalmers Industries, who philanthropically sponsored their Assessment Kit to start their ICTAA™ Accreditation Process. Jacaranda Clubhouse is an Empowering Daily Living Skills Program for adults [...]

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