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The cost of using old computers

Technology is meant to make business easier, not harder.

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In defense of the spreadsheet: Tricks and hacks to help you Excel…

With a few tips, tricks and hacks the humble spreadsheet can save you time, energy and even money by managing your business data better.

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Andre Agassi on business: Resilience for the long game

When the federal government gave accredited education providers just three months to comply with new regulations governing the sector Jack Delosa, founder of specialist education institution for entrepreneurs, The En...

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10 questions to ask your tech provider

The rise of on-tap technology services that resemble water and electricity has given rise to a perception that choosing a provider is easy.

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How to get the most out of your content strategy

These digital tools will help you maximise the impact of your content marketing strategies.

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The big budget win for small and medium businesses

Australian small and medium businesses (SMBs) have achieved some valuable gains in the 2017 Federal Budget, as the Government aims to stimulate the economy, improve cash flow a...

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In defense of the spreadsheet: Tricks and hacks to help you Excel…

With a few tips, tricks and hacks the humble spreadsheet can save you time, energy and even money by managing your business data better.

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10 questions to ask your tech provider

The rise of on-tap technology services that resemble water and electricity has given rise to a perception that choosing a provider is easy.

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After the beep: Managing your voicemails better

Over the last half-decade or so you may have read a lot of tales touting the decline of voicemail.

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Setting up shop: Technology tools to run your new business

Simplify the set-up process of your new business or office with these helpful tips.

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Securing your cloud: 5 essential steps

Whenever your business needs to share or store information online, you must check the security of each component before you start moving data.

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How to get the most out of your content strategy

These digital tools will help you maximise the impact of your content marketing strategies.

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Charitable endeavours a win-win

As these case studies prove, when small businesses engage in charitable activities, the rewards can be far-reaching.

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Scale your business without the growing pains

Growing from small to medium in business can be more complex, difficult and confusing than when you first established it. So where do you devote your energy?

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From medium to enterprise: How tech can help your business scale

Technology tools that serve big business are ideal for rapidly-growing organisations that want to scale without enduring costly rebuilds and capacity gaps.

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Beyond cards and cash: The new world of customer payments

New embeddable technologies and connectivity has enabled everything from contactless payments to using PayPal to buy a T-shirt or coffee. But without buying and deploying a new...

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The cost of using old computers
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The cost of using old computers

Technology is meant to make business easier, not harder.

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Productivity
Time is money: Productivity hacks for everyone

Time is money, and here are some great ways to squeeze more value from the working day.

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Eat, sleep, work, love: How couples can stay in business – and love – together

It’s easy to always be connected to your business if you have the right technology, but what about family? Stuart Ridley caught up with two businesses run by couples that are l...

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The Smarter debate: Does telecommuting and remote working mean the end of the office?

Is bringing your employees together in an office redundant when we can work from just about anywhere, or is there still a place for the traditional office structure in the mode...

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Work less and earn more with the help of smarter file sharing

Forget the theory, here’s how file-sharing and storage services help make businesses more productive in real life.

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Andre Agassi on business: Resilience for the long game

When the federal government gave accredited education providers just three months to comply with new regulations governing the sector Jack Delosa, founder of specialist education institution for entrepreneurs, The En...

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What is a VPN and do I need one?

If the high-profile cyber-attacks on the likes of Target and Sony teach us anything, it’s that every business, regardless of size, needs to take its security more seriously.

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Why your business needs an IT service delivery model

Each month, Cross Words invites a business brain or digital doyen to step onto the Smarter Business Ideas soapbox and share the big hot button topic or issue that has them all...

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Andre Agassi on business: Know your competition

Whether on centre court or in the boardroom, success or failure often relies on just how much you have studied and analysed your competition. No-one knows this better than Andr...

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Cloud busting: Business continuity myths debunked

We’ve all lost data. And it hurts. Even worse is having to explain the loss to the other people affected– your team, your business partners and your customers.

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Time is money: Productivity hacks for everyone

Time is money, and here are some great ways to squeeze more value from the working day.

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Setting up shop: Technology tools to run your new business

Simplify the set-up process of your new business or office with these helpful tips.

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In the Loop: Is small business overlooking the opportunities presented by increased mobility?

Welcome to In the Loop, our monthly snapshot of Telstra’s research into the state of small business in Australia.

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After the beep: Managing your voicemails better

Over the last half-decade or so you may have read a lot of tales touting the decline of voicemail.

Image shows Podiatrist examining patient’s feet
Success Stories
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The big budget win for small and medium businesses

Australian small and medium businesses (SMBs) have achieved some valuable gains in the 2017 Federal Budget, as the Government aims to stimulate the economy, improve cash flow a...

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How to get the most out of your content strategy

These digital tools will help you maximise the impact of your content marketing strategies.