Stephen Withers

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Business software: Custom apps

Business software: Custom apps

There is a diverse catalogue of cloud and on-premises business applications, and in several cases those programs are augmented by add-ons that extend their functionality in various ways.
Aug 1 2018, 3:35PM
Are you leaving an RDP backdoor open?

Are you leaving an RDP backdoor open?

Security vendor McAfee has discovered an underground trade in RDP login credentials that can provide attackers with access to Windows systems. Here are some ways to protect your business.
Jul 31 2018, 10:28AM
Macquarie Telecom offers 'business class' NBN services

Macquarie Telecom offers 'business class' NBN services

Residential customers have so far been the focus of most attention during the NBN rollout, but Macquarie Telecom is specifically targeting the business sector.
Jul 30 2018, 12:12PM
Spirit Telecom extends fixed wireless footprint

Spirit Telecom extends fixed wireless footprint

Depending on where you are located, the NBN might not be your only option for fixed broadband.
Jul 25 2018, 3:35PM
'We're STP ready,' say Reckon, Sage, Saasu and Xero

'We're STP ready,' say Reckon, Sage, Saasu and Xero

Small business accounting software providers Reckon, Sage, Saasu and Xero have announced that all their payroll-related products comply with the recently-introduced Single Touch Payroll (STP) requirements. MYOB is close to across-the-board compliance, with its AccountEdge software for Mac being the exception.
Jul 23 2018, 1:21PM
It's tax time, so beware of ATO scams

It's tax time, so beware of ATO scams

In July, a small business owners thoughts turn to tax - and scammers are ready to take advantage of that.
Jul 18 2018, 4:02PM
Canva integration coming to Dropbox

Canva integration coming to Dropbox

Online design tool Canva and cloud storage and collaboration service Dropbox are widely used by small businesses, so it's not surprising that the companies are making their services work more closely together.
Jul 17 2018, 11:49AM
Rounded adds accountant access

Rounded adds accountant access

The Australian sole-trader accounting system now makes provision for its users' accountants.
Jul 13 2018, 10:25AM
Dynamics 365 Business Central: a new option for medium businesses

Dynamics 365 Business Central: a new option for medium businesses

Microsoft has released its Dynamics 365 Business Central accounting and ERP system in Australia.
Jul 10 2018, 4:23PM
Beware of fake Telstra bills

Beware of fake Telstra bills

The latest scam detected by email security vendor MailGuard involves a "very convincing" forgery of a Telstra email bill notification.
Jul 9 2018, 3:33PM
Nine affordable invoicing apps compared

Nine affordable invoicing apps compared

Not every small business needs a full-blown accounting system. Here are nine simpler, cheaper apps that may be all you need.
Jun 14 2018, 10:10PM
How Dropbox can replace your file server

How Dropbox can replace your file server

Here are five reasons why the cloud service could be a better option than relying on physical hardware.
Jun 14 2018, 7:09PM
Five tips for getting paid sooner

Five tips for getting paid sooner

How to minimise late payments and unpaid invoices.
Jun 14 2018, 3:25PM
AWS vs Azure: cloud services compared

AWS vs Azure: cloud services compared

Amazon and Microsoft are the two biggest providers of public cloud services. We examine what they offer.
Jun 14 2018, 9:04AM
Where small retailers have a strategic advantage

Where small retailers have a strategic advantage

An online retail expert reveals which new trends and services can help smaller players.
Jun 14 2018, 3:11AM
How CRM enabled an Aussie software company to grow

How CRM enabled an Aussie software company to grow

Expr3ss! has a deeper understanding of its customers thanks to its partnership with Salesforce.
Jun 13 2018, 2:34PM
The future of ERP according to Pronto

The future of ERP according to Pronto

Security, compliance and artificial intelligence are key focus areas, says the Aussie company’s MD.
Jun 13 2018, 11:03AM
Startup aims to bridge gap between accounting and ERP

Startup aims to bridge gap between accounting and ERP

Three big names join forces to create a suite of cloud business applications.
Jun 13 2018, 9:55AM
Secure, Australian-hosted storage service launched

Secure, Australian-hosted storage service launched

DekkoVault is a new file storage and sharing service designed for security-conscious Australian businesses.
Jun 13 2018, 7:18AM
NBN, Telstra launch business satellite services

NBN, Telstra launch business satellite services

Businesses in remote and rural areas stand to benefit from two new services.
Jun 12 2018, 9:46AM