Big data and the future of healthcare

Big data and the future of healthcare

Big data’s potential is clear, but it also poses a new set of challenges, especially for a sector as complex as healthcare.   Data-driven insights could ultimately improve the quality of life for many patients. But the industry still has significant barriers to overcome before it can make the most of the overwhelming data sets […]

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Safe, secure, smart schools begin with endpoint

Safe, secure, smart schools begin with endpoint

With students accessing their school networks via desktop, laptop, mobile, tablet and now even wearables and internet of things (IoT) devices – such as smart speakers, TVs and smartboards – an up-to-date endpoint security system is vital.   The internet is helping to fuel an educational revolution the likes of which we’ve never seen. It […]

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Top five apps for home workers

Top five apps for home workers

  With more of the workforce seeing the benefits of working from home or on the move, digital tools are popping up to replace your traditional scanner, accounts ledger or diary. In fact, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) one in three employed Aussies spend at least some time working from home, […]

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Using IT to improve literacy in K-12 students

Using IT to improve literacy in K-12 students

Students are growing up in a world where technology is everywhere, and the classroom is no exception. With the increasing proliferation of valuable technological learning tools, how can IT improve literacy for K–12 students?   Boosting student motivation Understanding technology’s potential to improve literacy means examining how students learn and recall knowledge. The key is […]

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Securing your medical data

Securing your medical data

Secure medical data using a comprehensive strategy Medical data protection has become a big issue in the digital age when cyberattacks are becoming more prevalent, even as more and more patient data is being gathered.   A national electronic health record (EHR) database is under development, while the government has provided additional funds and incentives […]

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Ransomware does not have to succeed

Ransomware does not have to succeed

WannaCry ransomware made global headlines recently as it infiltrated thousands of SMBs as well as larger operations like telcos, schools and hospitals, including some large-scale victims like the UK’s National Health Service.   Be assured, this is not the first ransomware infection of its kind, and it won’t be the last. For most businesses, the […]

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How to stop ransomware attacks in 2017

How to stop ransomware attacks in 2017

In May 2017, an ominous message greeted workers in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS): “Oops, your files have been encrypted!” This is how malware known variously as WannaCry, WannaCrypt or WannaCryptor 2.0 announced itself to the wider world. With systems locked and critical files encrypted, doctor’s surgeries had to close and hospitals turned patients […]

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Education is a major ransomware target in 2017

Education is a major ransomware target in 2017

2017 will go down as the year ransomware hit the mainstream, thanks largely to malware known variously as WannaCry, WannaCrypt or WannaCryptor 2.0.   The malicious software compromised systems across Asia, Europe and beyond, affecting high-profile victims such as Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). Outdated operating systems and computers that had not installed a Windows […]

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How Technology Is Changing The Way Our Children Learn

How Technology Is Changing The Way Our Children Learn

Digital technology is revolutionising many parts of our lives, whether it’s communications, transport, entertainment, personal finance or even shopping.   Education is no different, with advancements in digital tech transforming the way students learn in schools around the world.   While Chromebooks have become commonplace in many classrooms, there are a range of other cutting-edge […]

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