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Protecting your small business’ IT investments

Small business owners have enough on their plates without adding IT woes to the mix – that’s why Intel recommends you have a back-up disaster plan in place so that you can minimise downtime should your technology take a tumble.

Entrepreneurs’ Night Out (BRISBANE)

Entrepreneurs' Night Out is on in Brisbane for a round of meeting and mingling. Share a drink. Have a laugh. And most importantly, help...

Go phish: keep your identity safe from thiefs

Phishing, for those who’ve not had the pleasure, refers to fraudulent electronic attempts to acquire personal information such as bank and credit card information, usernames and passwords, and any other details that can be used in identity theft. Phishing emails can be tricky to spot. Often they look exactly like legit messages from banks or creditors. Here’s the really sneaky part: they contain dangerous links that take you to fraudulent spoof sites.

Keep your online privacy locked down

The only foolproof way to keep your info from being permanently available to the other WWW – the whole wide world – is to make sure it doesn’t get uploaded in the first place. Remember: those Schoolies snaps of you with sick in your hair might nibble you on the buttocks when you run for parliament further down the line.

Protected: Presentation for VEA

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HUB Melbourne in collaboration with Melbourne Angels presents: Capital Raising for early-stage ventures

Jordan Green, Founder of Melbourne Angels/ Deputy Chairman of the Australian Association of Angel Investors, and Bob Peterson, start-up investor, mentor and Founder of F3 will make a presentation about the types of OPM (other-peoples-money) typically referred to as 'capital raising' for early stage ventures.

How to keep your email free of spam

As tempting as it is to confirm whether there’s $5 squillion sitting in the bank account of some nice old reverend from foreign climes who’s devoted his life to poor children and very cute puppies, we both know this one pongs to high heaven of over-ripe spam. But the good news is there are a number of precautions you can take to avoid scams, protect your personal information, and keep your email address safe.

The ballooning pay packages of Australia’s CEOs (or, ‘Ralph Norris, can you spare a...

Finding yourself stretched thin to pay the staff wages this month? We offer a quick (and thoroughly outlandish) solution: Ring up Commonwealth Bank CEO Ralph Norris and convince him to hand over a small fraction of his annual pay. How about just an hour's worth, Ralph? Sure, the banking mogul says, here you go: $1,844.

Anthill “catches” online retail mogul for a night of networking and insights. Will you...

Gabby Leibovich, co-founder of the discount buying sites CatchoftheDay.com.au and Scoopon.com.au, will be our guest entrepreneur at the latest Entrepreneurs' Night Out in Melbourne on Tuesday, 14 June. If you're a Victoria-based business owner with a passion for ideas and success, this night's for you! (We guarantee you won't find a better deal this side of Scoopon.)

Protecting your computer from nasty viruses [and cute dancing teddy bears…]

As anyone who’s had the flu knows, viruses are no walk in the park. Then spare a thought for your poor old computer, which may be at risk of picking up bugs from other infected systems and passing them on – if you haven’t protected it.

Nix pesky cyber spies [leaving your computer unshaken and unstirred…]

For the regular Joes and Josephinas amongst us, encounters with 007-style super-spies or shifty-eyed, trench-coated baddies aren't part of our day-to-day lives. But if you’re the proud owner of a computer, you do need to be vigilant for cyber spyware.

What are you doing to master online marketing?

The past 12 months was filled with jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring watershed moments in the exciting but frustratingly fragmented world of online marketing. In 2010, did you let the future slip by or did you embrace the world's largest marketplace? Did your website under-achieve or over-deliver? Do you even have a website?

Protected: Interactive Minds Presentation

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Protected: Powercor (innovation campaign)

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Do you really want to stuff up your LinkedIn profile? Here’s some advice: don’t...

There’s a really annoying trend that seems to have emerged lately where people have stuffed their LinkedIn profiles full of keywords -- kind of like the early black hat cowboy days of SEO. Keyword stuffing makes you look desperate for attention. If everyone does this it becomes a race to the bottom to get up to the top.

Laptop battery-saving tips to keep you unleashed longer

Ah, beloved laptop. When it’s good, it’s great. But when you run into challenges – like a drained battery while you’re on the go – you realise who really holds all the power in the relationship. (See what we did there? Power. Clever, eh?)

30under30 Awards (2011) — Applications deadline extended!

30under30 was launched in early 2008 to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among young Australians. 30under30 provides recognition to 30 entrepreneurs under the age of 30.

Do you need a dedicated server? Test your business against Intel’s 8-point checklist.

Every business wants to get more done in less time, right? Even the smallest of businesses can benefit from a dedicated server. It offers greater security and tees up your tech so you’re ready and raring for that big ol' growth spurt that’s just around the corner. And, as luck would have it, a server based on an Intel Xeon processor provides an intelligent solution to today’s business IT challenges… What are the chances, eh?

See a timeline of the $77 million PlayStation network hack [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hackers' security breach of Sony's PlayStation network ranks among one of the worst online attacks in history, according to Australia-based ComparisonFinder, which put together a timeline of the hack that cost Sony about $1.25 billion. Check out this awesome infographic.

Three foolproof steps to buying the Best. Computer. Ever

Would you buy a car without researching it first? Nopes, us neither. How about a house? Ditto.

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How to market your business when you don’t have a business...

When Oli Gardner and his co-founders first came up with the idea for Unbounce, most of their planning sessions were all about the complex...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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