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October 14th, 2014

After first surfacing on the website Reddit, several screenshots were posted an anonymous source and have been found to contain about 400 Dropbox users’ usernames and passwords (these have been tested as being legitimate) with the source claiming that there are many million more to be released.

Dropbox has responded swiftly forcing a password reset on those 400 user accounts but as the compromised account list is unknown at this stage, it is our advice to change your password.

CHANGE YOUR DROPBOX PASSWORD NOW !!!

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October 18th, 2013

 

MICROSOFT has released Windows 8.1 and users can now download the upgraded operating system.

 

The update is free for those using Windows 8, released last year to help Microsoft navigate the transition from traditional personal computers to mobile devices such as tablets.

 

For those wishing to buy it afresh, Windows 8.1 in Australia costs $149.99, the Pro version $399.99 and the Windows 8 Pro Pack sells for $249.99.

Checkout this slideshow of new features

http://www.crn.com.au/Gallery/360986,slideshow-whats-new-in-windows-81.aspx/1

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July 18th, 2013

Hi All,

We have had many companies ring us to alert us to scam ATO emails doing the rounds.  These emails look the part and could be mistaken for ATO emails.  Do not fill them out.  The ATO will NOT communicate with you like this and in our experience, are not that willing to give us money back :)

If in doubt, ring our service desk on 1300 858 819 or service@evolveit.com.au

Cheers,

Nick

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December 14th, 2012

Evolve IT Australia would like to officially congratulate Carolyn Creswell from Carman’s Fine Foods on recently being announced as Telstra’s Australia Business Woman of the Year for 2012.

Further information can be found through the press release located here: Carmans – Australia Business Woman of the Year

Carolyn Creswell accepting her award

Carolyn Creswell was an 18-year-old first-year university student in Melbourne in 1992 when she bought half the muesli business which was renamed Carman’s Fine Foods. Two years later she became sole owner and managing director of the Cheltenham healthy food manufacturer which has grown into a multi-national brand offering 22 muesli, porridge and muesli bar products.

Ms Creswell employs about 130 staff and uses ingredients from Australian farmers and packaging suppliers to stock domestic and international retailers and airlines.

A mother of four young children who prides herself on the balance she maintains between her career and her family, Ms Creswell also won the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner Award at the 18th Telstra Australian Business Women’s Awards in Sydney tonight.

Evolve IT Australia is extremely pleased to be associated with Carolyn’s company Carman’s Fine Foods as their IT supplier.  Evolve IT provides Carman’s with all its growing IT infrastructure, helpdesk and ongoing support.

 

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August 13th, 2012

Evolve IT Australia would like to officially congratulate Mick and Brendan from Point Project Management on their recent wins at the Telstra ACT business awards. The night at the end of July in Canberra started off with a bang by Point winning the 1300Australia People’s Choice Award and Commonwealth Bank Medium Business Award with night being concluded with the announcement of Point Project Management being named Telstra ACT Business of the Year, scooping the pool in an incredibly strong field of 16 finalists at the 2012 Telstra Business Awards. This is an amazing achievement for a company that has grown significantly since its inception back in 2006 with current staff nearing 100 based out of offices in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and PNG.

Joint Managing Directors, Brendan Bilston and Michael Snare paid tribute to the efforts of staff and their families for the contributions they have made to the business and also acknowledged the support of clients and service providers.

“This is the second time that Point has been awarded the Telstra ACT Business of the Year.”   Michael said “We are proud of the fact that we operate a national and international business, headquartered in the ACT and are thrilled to be representing the ACT in the national finals”.

Brendan in his acceptance speech also made mention of Evolve IT Australia as their IT supplier. Evolve IT provides Point Project with all its IT infrastructure and ongoing support nationally with a hosted Citrix XenApp based solution delivering all business critical applications and data to all Point staff wherever their job may take them. This solution meets the always on / always accessible business requirements however also provides a great scalable platform for a hypergrowth company such as Point Project.

The national finals take place in Sydney on Wednesday 29 August 2012 and everyone at Evolve IT Australia would like to wish them the best of luck.

Acceptance Speech Video – 2012 ACT Commonwealth Bank Medium Business Award

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June 20th, 2012

My heading might appear to be a strange statement to make considering I run an IT company.  But I stand by it.  Let me explain:  Many small businesses I come across are initially hesitant to meet with me or my staff.  “But we already have an IT guy”, they declare.  And indeed they do;  It’s the owner’s son-in-law, or the guy from the computer shop across the road, or an employee’s brother who is studying IT at university, or the guy they called once from the yellow-pages.

In any case, they’re making the assumption that my company wants to become their “IT guy” when in fact that’s not our intention at all.  We aren’t the “IT guy”.  The IT guy is the guy they call when a computer breaks, or when email isn’t working, or when they want to know how to stop those damn pop-ups.   But I’m here to tell you that the IT Guy is a dying breed.

As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous and it penetrates deeper within core and critical systems and processes throughout small businesses, you don’t want to be relying on your IT guy.  He’s usually a whiz on computers, but he’s not necessarily full bottle when it comes to business consulting.

You see, the line between technology consulting and management consulting is becoming increasingly blurred.  Technology underpins and provides the tools for so many critical business functions that companies like mine employ business experts to provide true ongoing business solutions and services that fundamentally improve our customer’s businesses.   And small businesses really must engage in a long term partnership with a technology company that understands their business , first and foremost, if they truly want to maintain a competitive edge and be innovative.

If you don’t have a partnership with a technology company that understands business you’re likely to be left behind in the wake of your competitors.   IT companies are changing their business models to a more consultative partnering approach, and most are dropping the old fashioned adhoc break/fix type support altogether.  So if you rely on your IT guy there will inevitably be one day soon he’s not available to assist you when you need urgent support, and you might just find yourself up a familiar creek with-out a paddle because you don’t have a strong partnership with an IT company.  I believe the number of IT companies willing to answer your call to provide adhoc support will reduce as their business models shift to managed services with long term clients who look to them for business improvement, not just IT support.

So if you only have an IT Guy, do yourself a favour and make a committment to have a meeting with an IT company and be sure to talk to them with an open mind about how they can help you be a better business.

You want your PC fixed ‘cause it’s broken? – call the IT guy.  You want to make an ongoing and long term improvement to the way you do business?  – call your technology partner :)