Office 365 is changing: are you ready?

05 May, 2022
In August of 2021, Microsoft announced the New Commerce Experience and their first notable price increase in more than a decade. The company is citing its extensive development of the platform, and associated application

5 IT trends to look out for in 2022

13 Jan, 2022
It’s exciting times when we look at how much technology has advanced in the past few years. For business owners, solving painful and time consuming problems is now much simpler thanks to technology – be it clever acc

Is your business equipped to succeed in the new normal?

14 Dec, 2021
Life has certainly changed over the past 2 years! In responding to a global pandemic, remote work has become a mainstay for businesses in almost every industry – made possible by accelerating digital transformation eff

Why it’s vital to choose a reputable company for your domain, hosting and website

04 Nov, 2021
Buying a new domain, having it hosted, and getting a new website developed is an exciting journey for any business owner. Whether you’re embarking on a new venture or expanding an existing one, your website is the corn

Keep losing your passwords? Here’s how to keep them safe

10 Mar, 2021
As you stare at the login screen on your computer, your mind goes blank. What did I make the password? Several possibilities come to mind, but as you type in each one and get rejected the anxiety and frustration builds.

Business IT trends in a post COVID world

11 Dec, 2020
The world changed dramatically in 2020, with the COVID pandemic forcing rapid transformation across almost every industry. As restrictions ease and we survey the damage, many business owners will start the inevitable shi

Why choose HaaS to launch or scale your business faster

25 Nov, 2020
Starting and growing a business is hard work, and the investment to get it off the ground can be crippling. This is why many business owners choose to lease, not buy, the majority of their business items: Commercial prem

Get ready: Why IT security may soon be mandatory for your remote workforce

23 Jul, 2020
Remember the days when working from home was a novelty? Employers keen to engage a modern workforce developed flexible working arrangements that allowed staff to spend a day here or there working remotely – usually via

Moving to remote working? How Empreus IT Support can help

27 Mar, 2020
When we celebrated the start of 2020 just a few months ago, I don’t think anyone could have foreseen the situation we all face right now. But as COVID-19 ravages the globe and puts people’s health and livelihoods at

IT security 101: Why SSL certificates are so important

20 Jun, 2019
If you’re a regular internet user, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the increase in websites with a https address, rather than a http. The S stands for “secure” and shows that the website has an SSL (Secure Sockets Lay

IT security 101: Remote working with Virtual Private Networks

29 May, 2019
** Please note this is about VPNs for business-related file sharing. Not VPNs that let you use an IP from another country to watch Netflix! Working the 9-5 in an office is fast becoming a thing of the past, with more peo

IT security 101: physical security

17 Apr, 2019
At Empreus IT, we want to help you keep your business and its critical data secure. That’s why we’ve been running a series of articles called IT security 101. So far in the series, we’ve covered the importance of f

IT security 101: anti-virus and web protection

14 Mar, 2019
Last month, we talked about the importance of firewalls and how they add valuable security to your IT network. Comparing your business to a castle, we explored the idea of a firewall as a moat – reducing the number of

IT security 101: What is a firewall and why should you care?

18 Feb, 2019
Knowing the possible devastation that results from malicious hackers penetrating your private computer systems, wouldn’t you be willing to do just about anything to prevent it? In our last post, 2019 tech predictions y

2019 tech predictions you don’t want to ignore

21 Jan, 2019
2018 was a massive year for tech advancement, with new developments making communication, collaboration, and systemisation much faster and simpler than ever before. As we head into a year filled with the promise of even

Is Cloud VoIP right for your business?

20 Nov, 2018
One of the most essential elements of any business are the lines of communication with customers. For someone to buy from you, they need to be able to reach you, ask you questions, and place an order with you. If they ca

Why the right router is critical for your business

15 Oct, 2018
A router is a foundational piece of equipment in any IT environment. However, it rarely receives the respect it deserves when it comes to choosing the right one. While home users and micro businesses might be able to get

How protecting your email can save your business

21 Sep, 2018
To respond or not to respond? That is a question you’d rather not leave in the hands of human error when it comes to responding to an unknown email. Email is one of the world’s most used communication and marketing c

Virtualisation: invest in what you need, when you need it

20 Aug, 2018
Despite the fact that it sounds like a new age concept, virtualisation has actually been around since the earlier days of computing in the 1960s. In order to reduce the need to expand the number of physical machines (des

5 simple steps to upgrading IT

24 Jul, 2018
  If you’ve headed into the new financial year with a good idea of how you’re going to budget for IT expansion or upgrades, you may be wondering how to go about implementing them. We regularly help our clients u

EOFY planning: Don’t forget IT!

06 Jul, 2018
It’s EOFY! And while the rest of the world celebrates January as the “start of a new year”, for business owners, it is July that signals the chance to start anew. It’s a time ripe for planning, strategising, and

How to prevent and recover from cryptoware

06 Jun, 2018
Cryptoware (aka Ransomware) is one of the most dangerous, annoying and frequently experienced attacks on home and business computers. Whereas once we were afraid of viruses that upset the functionality of our computers,

5 things every computer needs to avoid disaster (special offer!)

17 Apr, 2018
When you run a business that relies on computers to get the job done, something going wrong with those computers is nothing short of a disaster. If you’re a one-man-show, managing your own device seems simple enough. B

Cloud 2018: Should your business really move to Cloud this year?

20 Mar, 2018
With promises of improved collaboration, efficiency and productivity, it seems every business in Canberra is considering a move to Cloud computing this year. But is Cloud really any better than investing in an in-house s

Why we partner with experts

25 Feb, 2018
At Empreus IT, we value the knowledge and experience of experts. We could, as is common in the IT world, hire a collection of generalists and claim to do everything well. Instead, we believe in partnering with specialist

How to choose the best laptop or computer

18 Jan, 2018
When you’re looking for a new laptop or computer, wading through all of the options can be painstaking. And when you do eventually find one you like, how do you know whether it will perform as well as you need it to? H

When to invest in an IT audit

19 Dec, 2017
Businesses can grow exceptionally fast. One minute you’re sitting alone in your lounge room plugging away on your laptop, and the next you’re setting up passwords for the 5th new employee to join your team in 6 month

Why You MUST Back Up

07 Dec, 2017
Imagine for a moment that you lost every important email, every cleverly crafted document, and every precious image on your device. Websites that you’d carefully bookmarked over many years were gone, and every password

Replace or Repair? How to Make the Best Decision

16 Oct, 2017
Most people have a love hate relationship with technology. We need our laptops, phones, desktop computers, routers, printers and other devices to help us work and keep us connected. And while it would be nice if they cou

Café Owners Reaping the Benefits of Seamless New POS Systems

21 Sep, 2017
Gone are the days of old cash registers and manually typing in the cost of every purchase a customer makes…the internet has changed the way industries work, and point of sale systems are definitely no exception! Seamle

When to Invest in Your Own Server  

23 Aug, 2017
  Servers have been the lifeblood of organisational file sharing for decades. And while new opportunities exist within the exciting new realm of “Cloud storage”, there are still many benefits to investing in a s

Why Managed Services?

23 Aug, 2017
  Building and sustaining internal capabilities is one of the toughest parts of running a business. Ensuring that you have the right systems in place to support your business in times of growth is essential, and man

6 Benefits of Outsourcing IT Support

23 Aug, 2017
  Business is thriving. New customers are coming through the door every day and you find yourself needing to take on additional staff. As the business grows, so does your reliance on technology, and you know that if