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Australia ranks fourth on APAC SMB Digital Maturity Index

- March 11, 2019 3 MIN READ

Australia’s small businesses sit amongst the most digitally savvy in the Asia Pacific region according to new research by Cisco. Despite ranking highly on the Asia Pacific Small Business Digital Maturity Index, Australian businesses mainly fell into the ‘digital observer’, category rather than digital natives. Australia ranked fourth across 14 countries from across the region.… Read more »

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Cisco Live: Embracing tech key for small business innovation

- March 11, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Speaking at Cisco Live, Nykaj Nair, Director, SMB, Cisco Australia & New Zealand told a captive audience why embracing technology is a vital element in the growth of any small business. “Technology becomes the point at which businesses can innovate and stay ahead,” he said. Nair’s comments come fresh off the back of the results… Read more »

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Cisco and Curtin University announce new research centre

- March 6, 2019 3 MIN READ

Cisco and Curtin University have announced investment in a new research centre, the Centre for Intent-Based Networking, focused on advancing networking technology. The Centre is an element of Cisco’s recently announced Country Digital Acceleration investment in the Australian market. Researchers at Curtin will conduct blue-sky research to support industries that require a new approach to… Read more »

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The rise and rise of JAR Aerospace

- January 22, 2019 3 MIN READ

JAR Aerospace has grown from a backyard garage to 20-person team in the space of a year. Created in 2017 by four university friends, the tech startup is on a quest to take unmanned aerial vehicles to new heights. Founded by twenty-somethings, Sam Lewinson, Jack Cullen, Daniel Moscaritolo and Lachlan Burke, JAR Aerospace was originally… Read more »

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Cybersecurity scams are an issue for all businesses. What can you learn from these epic fails?

- January 15, 2019 3 MIN READ

“Organisations are today faced with a relentless and constantly evolving landscape of attacks and threats that will continue to grow in sophistication and impact.” Those, the sage words of Steve Moros, Cybersecurity Director Cisco ANZ affirm the notion that businesses of all shapes and sizes are susceptible to cybercrime. What really matters, however, is how… Read more »

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The beginner’s guide to cybersecurity

- December 19, 2018 3 MIN READ

If you want to protect your business from cybersecurity threats understanding best-practice cybersecurity habits are vital to ensure your business’s welfare. New research by PwC indicates that a growing number of Australian SMBs are intensifying their cybersecurity. The 2018 report The Global Importance of Cybersecurity Awareness states that small businesses are becoming more cybersecurity-minded due… Read more »

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5 ways to beat cyberfatigue

- December 12, 2018 3 MIN READ

The echo chamber of doom around Australian SMBs susceptibility to cybercrime is a recipe for cyberfatigue – and tinnitus – if you give it too much attention. That’s not to discount the essence of the message, however. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman acknowledges that small businesses in Australia are indeed the targets of… Read more »

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Australia ranks 10th in Cisco’s Global Digital Readiness Index

- September 13, 2018 3 MIN READ

Australia has ranked 10th in Cisco’s Global Digital Readiness Index. The index explores the digital readiness of 118 countries globally. The index was created by Cisco and Gartner using a holistic framework that includes components beyond access to technology. It examines Australia’s position in a global setting and will hopefully provide insights to policy makers… Read more »

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Jar Aerospace win the top honour at the Cisco Start Challenge

- July 6, 2018 4 MIN READ

Tech startup Jar Aerospace has walked away with the top gong at the Cisco Start Challenge pitch competition. The newly formed company, whose focus is on developing and manufacturing purpose-built Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (AKA drones), scored $40,000 worth of digital transformation for their business. Speaking to Kochie’s Business Builders (KBB) following the pitch comp, Samuel… Read more »