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Technology is fundamental to business success, and Telstra’s got you covered. We bring you all the news, reviews and product information to help you find and choose the right tech for your business.

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Take one tablet to cure 20 business problems

Once derided as an oversized iPod or a less functional netbook (remember them?) the tablet has become far more useful and adaptable than both. Discover 20 ingenious business us...

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Productivity and the mobile workforce

Now that we can work from almost anywhere, requiring employees and other workers to come into the office may be a far less productive way of getting things done. Auttomatic, th...

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Get to the nbn™ network starting line in great shape

Even if it may still be some time before the nbn network is available in your neighbourhood, planning now can mean a hassle-free switch over when it happens. When the nbn™ network arrives in your area, you will have 18 months to switch across before your existing service is disconnected. That might sound like plenty of time but thousands of other h...

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Take one tablet to cure 20 business problems

Once derided as an oversized iPod or a less functional netbook (remember them?) the tablet has become far more useful and adaptable than both. Discover 20 ingenious business us...

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Productivity and the mobile workforce

Now that we can work from almost anywhere, requiring employees and other workers to come into the office may be a far less productive way of getting things done. Auttomatic, th...

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Sign Here: How to Seal the Deal on the Road

Chances are, the larger your business, the bigger the mountains of paperwork and admin that are necessary when closing deals and taking orders. But that doesn’t mean your sales...

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Five signs your e-commerce platform needs an upgrade

Like most businesses, every few years you might upgrade your smartphones, computers and even your car to access the latest features and improved performance. But what about you...

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Pass the parcel: How to integrate postage services into your website

Incorporating automatic postage calculators into your online store might be the critical step you need to turn casual browsers into dedicated shoppers. If you’ve ever shopped o...

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The IT Balancing Act: Planning for tomorrow while delivering today

Businesses are facing a tsunami of technological change. You can only paddle fast enough if you can convince the executive team to jump on board first. How much should your com...

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Locking down the fort in the nbn™ age

With the constant news of hackers and cyber attacks on businesses, there’s an increasing focus on cyber security to protect valuable data, IP and assets from villains halfway a...

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Why a managed mobile fleet is a smart call

With mobile technology increasingly holding the key to efficient and profitable business operations, it’s time to take the management of this technology fleet seriously and imp...

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Tech evolution making upgrades more accessible

Time and money constraints can cause some business owners to sideline technology updates or resist the pull of new devices and trends. Yet the pace of tech developments has mad...

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In defence 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. Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, there’s no esca...

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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. However, whether its telecommunic...

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Out of the ashes: Why one business moved its data to the cloud

In this Q&A with Abode New Homes founders Justin and Karinda Gill, they explain how a near-miss with a fire six years ago prompted them to become more innovative with technolog...

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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. Once the miracle invention of the ‘80s — woven into the plotlines of countles...

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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. Setting up a new business or home office can be a daunting prospect. There’s an overwhelmi...

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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. It doesn’t have to be daunting,...

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Hard Yakka: Choosing a mobile device tough enough for the job

Today’s tradies need to dedicate a slot in their tool belts for what is becoming their most important tool – their mobile or tablet. Mobile technology has revolutionised the ...

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Cloud scaling spares you red faces and angry customers

Any business with a digital presence needs to get serious about cloud scaling – to avoid the embarrassment and irate customer response prompted by an underperforming or unavail...

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Help protect your domain: Avoid these common mistakes

A domain name is a major business asset, not one that you can simply set and forget. If you spend a lot of time and money marketing your domain name, spend a little time read...

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Plug-ins and add-ons: Does your e-commerce platform have the flexibility you need?

Setting up an online shop isn’t as big a deal as it once was. You don’t need to spend a heap of money getting a web coder to custom-make your website, or know how to code yours...

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Tech review: Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

Two-in-ones are increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. Carrying a single device that can function as both a tablet and laptop offers much convenience, as devices like M...

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Why you should design for failure in the cloud

We all know that the cloud allows organisations to focus on the core business without worrying about managing IT infrastructure. But with all of the promise of elasticity, scal...

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Choosing the right nbn™ plan

Talk through how the nbn can impact productivity, the ability to help reach more customers, and the ability to help increase revenue or drive efficiency. The customers who have...

Is your business ready for a smarter future?
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Is your business ready for a smarter future?

With just a little planning and know-how, switching to the nbn™ is a smooth process for businesses. Test your nbn™ knowledge and learn more about the upgrade with the Smarter B...

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Time = money: Can faster internet boost your business bottom line?

Smarter calculates the real time and cost benefits of switching to a faster internet connection on the nbn™ network. Is faster internet a priority for your business or simply a...

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How nbn could boost your business

According to a new report, Australian businesses taking advantage of the nbn™ could boost the national economy by an estimated $4 billion per year. It doesn’t matter if you’re ...

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Are you going to pay for that app?

As your company grows and develops, it’s important to understand the consequences of using free apps versus paid apps. With dozens of freemium (basic services free of charge bu...

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Mobile apps powering meetings on the move

Australian sole traders and workers in microbusinesses, small businesses and medium businesses are on the move more than ever. And mobile apps are paving the way for those trad...

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Sutton Tools: The case for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is often spoken about in the context of the home, but how does increased access to connected equipment benefit business? Sutton Tools, established ...

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Protecting your business with tech

Running a business now means protecting yourself, your assets and your store. So Telstra has launched Business Protect to help keep businesses safe. More than ever before, busi...

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A week with the new Samsung Galaxy S7

The latest Samsung Galaxy S7 is now out in the hands of consumers and is making waves in the mobile market. But how does it stack up as a piece of everyday tech and as an evolu...

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How eCommerce changed retail

The introduction of eCommerce has drastically changed the retail landscape. But what does the digitisation of operations mean for Aussie businesses? eCommerce offers a huge opp...

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Cyber security threats: What you need to know

Cyber attacks are becoming more common every year in our digitally connected world. To make sure your business is protected, knowledge is power.

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Control your business with the Telstra Gateway Pro

Telstra has launched a new modem to help DOT (Digital Office Technology)™ and Business NBN customers connect. We check out some of the tech under the hood of the Telstra Gatewa...

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How Cloud computing can really save your business

IT experts have been praising the cost savings and productivity boosts of Cloud storage technology for years. But what does that mean for small businesses in the real world? It...

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Escape the rat race with the NBN

Thanks to NBN with Telstra, the editor of Time to Roam can now work from his north coast farm, with a business manager in Lismore and the designer in Sydney. Time to Roam has c...

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Ubiquitous access on NBN

As the National Broadband Network (NBN) starts the next phase of its rollout, businesses are starting to realise the benefits it will deliver by reaching every premises across ...

Communicating with Cloud: How Aussie businesses are using tech
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Communicating with Cloud: How Aussie businesses are using tech

Cloud technology has become critical in evolving communications. But how are businesses utilising its power? For Australian businesses, the use of cloud computing has provided ...

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Dr Hugh Bradlow: NBN and the digital economy

As National Broadband Network is rolled out across Australia, we speak to Telstra’s chief scientist Dr Hugh Bradlow about the changes in store for our rapidly changing digital ...

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Cargo Crew: How hospitality uniforms got smart

eCommerce lets this Australian small business kit out cool baristas in the world’s culinary capitals. If your local barista is looking sharp in a denim apron and fresh striped ...

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Build your online store with Neto in just 7 hours

Neto’s first full, day-long eCommerce Bootcamp showed that selling online isn’t just for the digital savvy – it’s for many businesses. ‘eCommerce is big’, and ‘eCommerce is eas...

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Receive a tailored business app recommendation for your business

To help businesses navigate the cluttered app marketplace, Telstra has launched the Smarter Tech Starter™ – your gateway to tailored business app recommendations.

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Calibre real estate and Office 365

To Calibre Real Estate, Microsoft Office 365 was the answer to upgrading an ageing IT system and allowing them to expand. Brisbane’s Calibre Real Estate aimed to go national, b...

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Getting DB Results from Office 365

For Melbourne-based DB Results, Microsoft Office 365 allowed them to overhaul their communication to make themselves more efficient with happier clients. DB Results is a busine...

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Office 365 on the road

The biggest challenge for North West Agrifinance in Tamworth was managing staff and assets out of the office. That’s where Microsoft Office 365 comes in. Cameron Scott works wi...

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Getting online right with Neto

With the right tools you can expand your bricks and mortar store with an online superstore. The way we shop is changing. We research products, read customer reviews and compare...

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Wholesale operations get streamlined

For wholesalers looking to deliver best in practice, having access to some of the latest in product information that’s accurate isn’t an optional extra – it’s a must.

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The rise of BYOD: why flexibility needs security

Mobile device management systems are making bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies easier than ever, providing productivity, collaboration and security for Australian businesses...

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Saas: Delivering experts without the cost

The rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) is giving business access to experts without the costs associated with the top end of town. An IDC study from 2014, Worldwide SaaS and ...

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How to streamline business movements with technology

GeoOp helped Fiedler Brothers Plumbing streamline their team and reduce paper-based processes. No matter the trade you’re in, paperwork and filing is a necessary chore. And for...

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Box: Cutting paper and time

Whether your staff work from the office, from home or from the park down the road, Box can help you manage your files effectively, efficiently and securely. Documents and paper...

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A blank Canvas for business

The future of business is paperless. We look at how Canvas can help save you time and money. Research from Image Advantage, Paperless Office… Fact Or Fantasy, quotes a study fr...

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Flowers for innovation: Kingswood florist

When the NBN came to her Kingswood florist, Joh Dickens found that she was finally able to make the most of her online customers. Now, 85 per cent of their sales are online or ...

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Never tyre-ing of innovation

For Bridgestone Tyre Centre franchisee, Paul Mckernan, the nbn™ has led to more than just fast internet. It’s allowed him to relook at how his business runs.

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How DOT is helping Crisp Salad operate

For Crisp Salad owners Ted Tolfree and Shey Newitt, Telstra’s DOT (Digital Office Technology)™ helps them to do their thing and reclaim their work life balance while running fo...

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Mythbusting the NBN

For businesses across the country, the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is approaching. We separate fact from fiction when it comes to what it means for your bus...

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Tough gets mobile: Introducing the Telstra Tough Max™

Telstra’s Tough Max blends practicality, toughness and ease of use, making it a solid choice for tradies looking for a phone that can handle the work site. Every tradesperson h...

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The connected business

More than ever, connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) are changing the way we work. We look at what the connected Aussie business looks like – and how tech is chan...

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Unpacking Office 365

Microsoft® Office 365™ gives businesses the opportunity to work remotely, increase productivity and get the right information when they need it. Research commissioned by Intuit...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A: The budget tab for business

Samsung’s newest tablet delivers big bang for the buck, with a suite of features that can help improve productivity. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series was first introduced in 2010, a...

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Toshiba Portege Z20T-B

Toshiba’s Portégé Z20t-B is currently one of the slimmest and lightest full Windows 8.1 tablets around at just 8.8mm thin and 705g. It works equally well as a tablet or a noteb...

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5 ways Zunos can help make your mobile workforce more effective

The market for collaboration apps is huge, but Zunos™ combines key features with an easy-to-use interface, helping to make workflow simpler and more transparent. We’ve previous...

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Microsoft Surface 3

If it’s a tablet you’re after with the power and versatility of a laptop, but without the cost, look no further than the Surface 3.

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What's so good about the NBN?

The National Broadband Network (NBN) has the potential to dramatically change every Australian business. Here's how. A much faster and more reliable internet connection opens t...

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PB Seeds: A brilliant connected future on the NBN

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is helping PB Seeds bring their technology solutions together. In the final part of our series, we look at how superfast broadband is makin...

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Asus Zenbook UX305

When it comes to a powerful but lightweight ultrabook, it’s hard to beat the ASUS Zenbook UX305 range. Ideal for working on the go, it measures only 12.3mm thin and 1.2kg and i...

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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Tablet

At 13.3-inches, the Yoga 2 Pro’s Quad HD display is slightly larger than the average tablet, but that’s because hidden within the unit is a kickstand and projector. While the p...

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Manta controls on managing multiple sites

Manta Controls relies on mobile broadband connections to support its team of plant automation experts – dispersed around Australia and overseas – to work on the go. John Karage...

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Communication skills: Face-to-face is always better

Improvements in technology have meant you don’t need to see your clients. But, Jeff Haden argues, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. The recent revolution in business communicati...

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Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL

The Microsoft Lumia 640 stands out not just for the brightly coloured and interchangeable shell, its large, vibrant 5-inch screen and excellent 8 megapixel camera, but for its ...

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PB Seeds: Head in the cloud

Located in Western Victoria, PB Seeds has changed the way they do business using technology. In the second of our three part series, we look at how cloud technology is making a...

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The top 5 business features of the HTC One M9

The HTC One M9 is the most recent of the manufacturers’ flagship phone, and many of its features give businesses something to smile about. The HTC One M9 is the newest in HTC's...

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Samsung Galaxy S6: Reach for the stars

Samsung’s newest flagship combines productivity and security to deliver a phone that works as hard as you do. Packed with features and protected by an enterprise-grade security...

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Protecting IP: The importance of cyber security

For service industries, protecting intellectual property and maintaining clients’ privacy should be a primary focus. So how can you help to ensure you’re covered?

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Answer the call or potentially miss opportunities

Recent research shows that businesses are missing opportunities because they are missing calls. But DOT (Digital Office Technology)™ can help.

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Hot apps: Making your business smarter

Looking to make your business run a little smoother? Tiffany Loh covers the apps that can help you get organised when you're on the go. We've compiled our favourite apps that w...

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Telstra Premium Business Gateway DEVG2020 review

Offering all the tools you need to get your small business online, the Gateway DEVG2020 integrates perfectly with the rest of the network. Support for the most common 802.11n W...

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Telstra Mobile Wi-Fi 4G Advanced II review

The mobile Wi-Fi 4G Advanced II is Telstra’s most advanced wireless modem yet. Boasting support for Telstra’s Advanced 4GX network (which uses the new 700MHz mobile network fre...

Telstra Standard Business Gateway TG797
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Telstra Standard Business Gateway TG797 review

If your connectivity needs are modest, consider the Gateway TG797. It doesn’t offer all the frills of the DEVG2020 (it doesn’t include the custom digital voice-over-Internet so...

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Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced Pro X review

Sharing a speedy 4G mobile data connection between multiple devices doesn’t get much easier than with Telstra’s Wi-Fi 4G Advanced Pro X. This pocket-sized modem lets you wirele...

Telstra Outdoor Gateway
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Telstra Outdoor Gateway review

If you are unable to get a fixed broadband connection installed at your premises and the mobile network signal indoors is poor, the Telstra Outdoor Gateway is an excellent solu...

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What can we expect from smartphones in 2015?

There are always bigger and better smartphones around the corner, but which major mobility trends should your business be watching closely in 2015?

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Head in the clouds

They might seem like pie in the sky, but cloud services offer plenty of down-to-earth benefits for your business. Cloud services aren't just about cutting business costs, they ...

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How the NBN is changing regional business

The NBN has been embraced by many communities across Australia, but huge benefits are being found by Australia’s regional businesses.

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Getting home: Top tech to get you out of the office

Looking to improve efficiency on the road? See how Office365 from Telstra can benefit your business here.

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Top 5 iPad apps for your small business

Bought a new iPad for your business? Here are five apps that you should download immediately. Bulky notebooks have been steadily replaced by iPads in the workplace. From using ...

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Why cloud accounting is going sky high

Take-up of cloud accounting services among Australian SMEs is poised to skyrocket, a new business survey has revealed. The conclusions follow the increasing enthusiasm for the ...

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Microsoft to give away Windows 10

Microsoft announced exciting new Windows 10 devices and a boatload of new features. Will it be enough to entice businesses to upgrade after the disjointed mess of Windows 8?

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My favourite apps: Ben Thompson, HR innovator

When you work in a small business time is of the essence. Here we explore the desktops and smartphones of sole traders, freelancers and small business owners around the country...

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Is your business ready for a smarter future on the NBN? Get up to speed with our NBN Pocket Guide

The NBN is set to change how we do business. With super fast connections and consistent speeds, it’s essential your business is ready for the switch when the NBN becomes availa...

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The best PCs for your work needs

You’ve enjoyed your tried and trusted PC, but it’s time for a new one. From hybrids and Ultrabooks to traditional notebooks and desktop all-in-ones, there is an overwhelming am...

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2014's top productivity apps

Keep your business at peak efficiency by downloading some of this year’s must-have apps for your desktop and mobile devices. Not known for winding down during the silly season,...

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The 3 best tablets of 2014

The popularity of tablets has played a pivotal role in the decline of the PC. Tablets offer a number of benefits over traditional notebooks – they are more portable, cheaper an...

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6 ways to get the most out of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Samsung’s latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, is one of the best tablets on the market with its stunning Quad HD (2560 x 1600) AMOLED display (offering a richer colour pa...

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The best smartphones of 2014

2014 was a banner year for smartphones with a number of notable releases from industry heavyweights such as Apple, Samsung and Sony. The year also sprung some surprises with le...

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The secret tips that will change how you use the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Smarter looks at a number of features the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 offers. We’ve dug inside every software crevice of the Note 4 and unearthed the real hidden gems. Here’s how you...

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5 productivity features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

This year’s version of the Korean giant’s flagship phablet (phones with screens bigger than five inches) is a real powerhouse of a smartphone. Here’s why you need to get your h...

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Looking forward to the NBN? Here's how fast internet is transforming the world

While the NBN rolls out across Australia we look at what super-fast internet has done for nations, governments and businesses around the world, from Kenya to Singapore and beyo...

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My favourite apps: Alison Dean, events extraordinaire

When you work in a small business time is of the essence. Here we explore the desktops and smartphones of sole traders, freelancers and small business owners around the country...

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6 tips and tricks for your Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

Two important features you need from hard-working smartphones are power and resilience, two qualities you’ll get from the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. Sony’s latest flagship ...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 4G review

The Tab S range is Samsung’s new premium line of tablets, offering cutting edge features in a slim, eye-catching form factor. With the new SideSync feature, users with a Galaxy...

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How Off-Grid Energy is joining the DOTs

Two engineers combined their visions for sustainable energy in locations that aren’t connected to the grid and Off-Grid Energy Australia turned on its lights. Many of Off-Grid ...

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Hot apps: The best new tools to keep you mobile

A look at the best new tools for business efficiency and productivity on the go.

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4 small businesses talk NBN

Four businesses talk about the benefits of the NBN. What are the business benefits of the National Broadband Network (NBN)? Telstra speaks with four small business owners to di...

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Top 10 business features of Windows 10

If the consumer-focused Windows 8 left a bad taste in your mouth, the newly announced Windows 10 is likely to be a better fit for your work machine.

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Sony Xperia Z3 review

Sony has taken its popular Z2 smartphone and improved on it in almost every way. It’s thinner and lighter, at 7.3mm and 152g respectively, performance has beefed up with a 2.5G...

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Sony Xperia Z2 4G review

The iPad Air has nothing on the Sony Xperia Z2. This 10.1-inch tablet boasts the skinniest frame on the market, measuring an astonishing 6.4mm thin. It’s also remarkably light ...

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The tablets helping STRIKEFORCE AMC's communications jump off the shelf

When STRIKEFORCE AMC chief Michael Bartholomew started looking for a mobile platform to connect his company, he knew it would pose some serious challenges. SRIKEFORCE AMC produ...

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Nokia Lumia 830 review

Nokia took many of the features introduced in its flagship Lumia 930 smartphone and packaged them into the more affordable Lumia 830. The 930’s 5-inch ClearBlack display, integ...

Apple iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus
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Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review

For iPhone fans, screen size envy is a thing of the past. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are literally the biggest change to the iPhone lineup in years, offering 4.7-inch a...

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

The Surface Pro 3’s screen is slightly larger than the typical tablet’s at 12.1-inch, but the extra wriggle room makes all the difference in turning it into a proper laptop rep...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review

Samsung’s flagship phone is now available in a more compact edition called the Galaxy S5 mini. Almost all of the features that were introduced in its bigger brother are on boar...

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The communications keeping customers cool and businesses competitive

UB Cool is a highly mobile business that relies on good network coverage to help service customers in the Top End. Steve Johnstone fell in love with the warm Darwin lifestyle d...

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7 tips to extend your Wi-Fi

Having a steady internet connection is one of those things you simply expect in an office building, much like electricity or a working phone line. But what if your building use...

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7 tips and tricks for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Minimise management headaches with these time-saving iOS 8 shortcuts. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have been selling like hotcakes, shifting 10 million units on its openi...

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The best iPhone 6 cases for your business needs

Each person’s work conditions call for different requirements in a smartphone protector case. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly, heavy-duty or personalised case, we ...

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4 business uses for an ultra high-definition monitor

Why your business should consider buying a 4K resolution monitor. Desk jockeys rejoice, 4K monitors has officially landed! There is a lot of hype about what 4K or ‘Ultra HD’ en...

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How Telstra IP telephony helped spinal injuries Australia

Flexible communications help Spinal Injuries Australia reinforce its client service. Spinal Injuries Australia is Queensland’s leading provider of high-quality services aimed a...

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My favourite apps: Michelle Power, queen of productivity

At Smarter we know that when you work in a small business, time is of the essence. Here we explore the desktops and smartphones of sole traders, freelancers and small business ...

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Which iPhone should you buy?

With the release of the iPhone 6, a lot of small business owners will find themselves in a dilemma with which model to buy − the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus?

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Top 10 apps for PC users switching to Mac

Bought a new Mac recently? Thinking of making the switch? If you’ve never used one before, you’re going to love these 10 apps.

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Tablets or PCs: Which should your business cater to?

Nearly one in two Australians has both a tablet and a personal computer, but which is more popular for online activity? Read on to find out. Nearly one in two Australians has b...

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5 smart apps for the Android smartwatch

Google’s operating system designed specifically for smartwatches, Android Wear, might still be in its infancy.

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My Favourite Apps: Adam Schwab, ecommerce Entrepreneur

We know that when you work in a small business, time is of the essence. Here we explore the desktops and smartphones of sole traders, freelancers and small business owners all ...

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Meet The LG G3, The Multi-Tasking Master Of Smartphones

With an insanely sharp 2560 x 1440 resolution Quad HD display and unique rear controls on the back, LG’s latest flagship, the G3, certainly makes a statement.

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Toshiba Portege Z10t-B review

The Portégé Z10t-B’s flexible form factor gives the same productivity perks of a laptop with the convenience of a tablet

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Nokia Lumia 930 review

The stylish 930 is the latest addition to Nokia’s rapidly expanding Lumia line of smartphones.

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Nokia Lumia 2520 review

Nokia’s first Lumia tablet brings some much-needed style to the Windows camp, offering the same beautifully designed hardware that its smartphones are famous for.

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HTC One (M8) review

There are no two ways about it – the HTC One (M8) is a beautifully designed smartphone, between its brushed aluminium construction, curvy unibody frame and edge-to-edge glass d...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 review

Samsung’s newest flagship phone is the most advanced Galaxy yet, offering a built-in heart-rate monitor and integrated fingerprint scanner, as well as water resistance and a du...

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The Future Of Mobility: What The NBN Means For You

Being innovative doesn’t always mean inventing something new − it can mean making something better. Ross Greenwood spoke to Telstra’s CEO David Thodey about the future of mobil...

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Little Data: An App To Track

These six free apps use your little data to streamline your day.

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Hot Apps Winter 2014

Get all your mobile devices taking care of business with a selection of useful apps.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

Sony’s latest tablet brings impressive credentials to the table. It’s thin and light, water resistant and dustproof.

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Top 10 Must-Have Money Management Apps

Keep your cash flow in check and see where you could cut back costs with these easy-to-use apps.

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Tick Tock: 6 Apps To Help Save Time

From a parking finder to a notifications organiser, these apps will help you save time and get tasks done quicker than ever before.

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Delivery Hero Vouchers With Samsung Galaxy Wallet App

A global leader in online food ordering, Delivery Hero announced its app will be available in Australia for select Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

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Top 6 Mobile Desktop Gadgets

Looking for the sort of office that you can setup in less than five minutes and is light enough to carry around all day? We spend more of our lives than ever out of the office,...

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Top 6 Note-Taking Apps

Check out this must-have list of the best note-taking apps, from newcomers such as Papyrus to the Evernote classic.

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How to use OneNote for digital note taking

OneNote is a powerful digital note taking platform that’s well worth adding to your daily apps arsenal.

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Wish List: 7 Important Features Of iOS 8

Apple made a real splash at their annual World Wide Developers Conference last week with the announcement of the next version of their mobile operating system, iOS 8.

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Test Drive: Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Tablets are great for web browsing, checking email and running made-for-mobile apps, but if you want the full power and functionality of a desktop computer, the iOS and Android...

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Shifting Into Top Gear For Rally Safety

When Motorsport Safety & Rescue works at rally and car dealer events, great communications out in the field can be a real life-saver.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition review

Samsung aims to replace your old-school day planner with its new digital equivalent, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. It looks like a day planner, with a leather-like backing...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

Want a cutting edge smartphone without the weighty baggage of a super-sized screen?

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Test Drive: Google Nexus 5

Can’t decide between one Android phone and another?

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Nokia Lumia 1320 review

Bigger screens usually mean larger price tags, but that’s not the case with the Lumia 1320.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review

When it comes to getting work done on the road, nothing beats a trusty ThinkPad.

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Cavity Free: How Broadband Keeps The Dental Centre Smiling

Based at Broken Hill in far western New South Wales, The Dental Centre’s award-winning, high-technology methods rely on reliable, fast broadband services to provide world-class...

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Uniden Guardian Digital Wireless Surveillance System G2740 Review

The Uniden Guardian is a smart, do-it-yourself security solution that lets you keep a close eye on your office no matter where you are in the world.

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3 Must-Have Accessories For Your Windows Phone

Here are three key accessories that every Windows Phone owner should have on hand to make running your business a little easier.

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4 Essential Accessories For Your iPhone

From wirelessly beaming presentations to digitising handwritten notes, here are four essential accessories for the mobile office.

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5 handy tricks for your Google Nexus 5

Google’s own Nexus 5 comes with the latest and greatest version of Android in the form of 4.4 KitKat. Here are a few handy tips that will make your smartphone even more useful ...

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Get more out of your Android Smartphone with 4 essential accessories

Device-specific or universal, here are the accessories that can take your Android smartphone to the next level.

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5 tech releases to help you worker smarter, not harder

From the most useful tools and gadgets to have when you’re working on the go to futuristic boardroom projectors, here are the technological wonders that could help you work sma...

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The Smartphones And Tablets You Need To Know About

We countdown the best new soon-to-be-released gadgets unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show 2014 (CES).

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5 Tips And Tricks For Your HTC One Max/HTC One

Remote locating and wiping, "Kid Mode", quick scrolling + more great tips for making the most of your HTC device.

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Is That A P.A. In Your Pocket?

The latest smartphones aren’t just clever by title. Advanced voice recognition and state-of-the-art artificial intelligence software allows smartphones to offer functionality t...

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What Makes A Great Business App?

3 great business apps and what we can learn from them.

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3 Great Business Apps And What You Can Learn From Them

Here are some apps to not only relate to business objectives but also make people's lives better.

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Picking The Right Phone Plan

Telstra helped Southern Cross Truck Rentals update their old phone system to a state of the art business solution, cutting call costs and ensuring a much more reliable service.

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Retail Case Study: Sugar & Spice

As a business inexorably wed to the enduring and stable institution of marriage, bridal wear Retailer Sugar & Spice’s ability to move with the times is almost jarring.

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How Effective Technologies Lower Running Costs

When Michelle Grand-Milkovic and Michael Milkovic opened love.fish in January 2011 they were determined that their sustainability ethos would shine through as many facets of th...

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Working Outdoors? Check Out These 3 Tough Tech Toys

If you work in the great outdoors, are a parent to little ones, or just happen to have clumsy fingers, you might find you're racing through smartphones. Here are three tough op...

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How DOT Can Work For Your Business

Using his DOT (Digital Office Technology)™ service, Steven Muller can field calls from customers when he’s out sourcing tea-tree for his mattress factory.

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Get DOT On Line

Phones and broadband are the connective tissue of commerce, and the DOT (Digital Office Technology)™ solution from Telstra gets fixed lines, mobiles and broadband working in ha...

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Out Of Juice? 7 Tips To Extend The Battery Life Of Your iOS 7 Device

Learn how you can improve your iPhone or iPad's battery life by changing your iDevice settings.

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The 6 Best Business Features Of iOS 7

The most useful features of iOS 7 make day-to-day business operations that much easier.

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4 Ways To Secure Your Wi-Fi Network

A wireless network can provide greater mobility, but it also is vulnerable to hacking. Luckily, there are ways to make it almost impossible to crack.

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5 Things To Consider When Creating A Smartphone App

Mobile app development can be pricey and not everyone has the budget for it. Mel Hearse shares her cost saving DIY development experience - including her top lessons learned.

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The New Dawn Of Business Apps

With smartphone and tablet sales on the rise, mobile business has just gotten a little easier with the release of three new apps in the Telstra T-suite.

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Thomas Foods International's Plan For Growth

Planning for growth with NEC’s SV8100.

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How Tablets And Smartphones Are Keeping Small Businesses On The Move

Tablets and smartphones are game-changers for all kinds of businesses, and the mobility trend just keeps growing, says Alex Kidman.

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Clouds save businesses on rainy days

Cloud computing can keep you and your team working even when disaster strikes.

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How AirWatch Helped Eastern Tree Services

Eastern Tree Service has been giving its young staff work-supplied technology for almost a decade, experimenting with Palm Pilot hand-helds before moving onto iPads just over t...