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What the AT&T Outage Can Teach Organizations About Customer Communication and IT Best Practices

On Feb. 22, more than 73,000 AT&T customers in the U.S. reported a network outage lasting more than eight hours. AT&T quickly responded, suggesting customers use Wi-Fi calling, as reported by AP. On the same day, AT&T reassured customers that the outage was not the result of a cyberattack but . . . Read more

5 Best MacBooks for Businesses in 2023

Business owners, professionals, programmers, administrative staff and others can choose from a number of Mac laptops, from 13-inch Apple M1-powered MacBook Airs to 16-inch M3 Max MacBook Pros. Although which model is best depends upon your role, the industry in which you work and several other factors. Five MacBooks, in . . . Read more

Australian SMEs at Risk of Being Left Behind on AI

Fewer than one-in-five Australian SMEs are using GenAI, despite the low cost and barrier to entry. IT pros can help SMEs implement AI now. 2023 has been the year of generative AI, and it’s just getting started. It’s likely we haven’t even predicted the full impact that tools like ChatGPT . . . Read more

Australian SMBs Feel the Cyber Security Heat: Here’s What IT Pros Can Do to Help

The internet is a difficult space for Australian small and midsize businesses at the moment. Not only does the rate of innovation challenge them to adopt disruptive new technologies with minimal resources, but they also have to contend with the same cyber threats as all other businesses. Then, those that . . . Read more

Australian SMBs Feel the Cyber Security Heat: Here’s What IT Pros Can Do to Help

The internet is a difficult space for Australian small and midsize businesses at the moment. Not only does the rate of innovation challenge them to adopt disruptive new technologies with minimal resources, but they also have to contend with the same cyber threats as all other businesses. Then, those that . . . Read more

Get Lifetime Access to This All-In-One Business Toolkit for Just $49.99

From customer support and HR to accounting and project management, this platform provides the perfect toolkit for unlocking the potential of your business. Image: StackCommerce In the early days, many startups were run entirely on spreadsheets and live documents. This is fine when you have zero budget and no staff. . . . Read more

Ahrefs vs Semrush (2023): An In-Depth SEO Tool Comparison

While Ahrefs and Semrush are both superb all-in-one SEO suites, there’s a reason why some top agencies use both. Though they have significant overlap, they also have some unique features defined by each tool’s original purpose. Ahrefs began primarily as a backlinks tool, which makes sense, as Google started as . . . Read more

The Best Payroll Software for Your Small Business in 2023

Small-business payroll helps business owners pay employees (and themselves) correctly, on time and with as little hassle as possible. While the right payroll software for your small business depends largely on your business’s unique payroll requirements, we recommend Gusto for first-time employers who need simple, affordable software with a low . . . Read more

Kaspersky’s New Report Reveals the Top Cyber Threats for SMBs in 2023

A new report from Kaspersky reveals the top cyber threats for SMBs in 2023. Read more about it and how to protect organizations from it. Image: BeeBright/Shutterstock According to a new report from Kaspersky, small and medium-sized businesses are facing various cybersecurity threats; the biggest issues are exploits against their . . . Read more

Cyberattacks surge to 61% of small and medium-sized businesses, says study

A poll of security software buyers shows 39% of small and medium-sized businesses lost customer data due to cyberattacks. Image: Song_about_summer/Adobe Stock More than half of small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. and U.K. faced a successful cyberattack in the last year, according to a June 2023 study from . . . Read more