Jumping from Android to Apple…

These days, buying a smartphone is a lot like buying a car. Whether you get a Hyundai Getz or a Ford Focus doesn’t really matter in terms of driveability. Both will get you from A to B, both have 4 wheels and you can choose whatever colour you like. Which one you decide to get depends on one factor: Which one you like better in terms of looks and a gut feeling of ‘this is it’.Continue reading

How Cloud Technology Can Help Medical Practices

The use of technology has enhanced the way medical practice’s operate over the years. Almost every medical practice has its records stored digitally in a server-based environment. The most recent enhancement in the field of information storage comes as a result of “the cloud”. The advantage of storing information in the cloud are many. Here are some major benefits the cloud offers toward medical practice IT support.

Easy data access:

The cloud can help medical practices with more effective storage and retrieval of patient data. Records updated in the cloud can be accessed from remote locations. Due to the enhanced resources offered by cloud providers, data access is more efficient, resulting in fewer delays for staff.

Faster implementation and learning:

The cloud approach enables a medical practice to have information always available. Training of a new system is always the biggest impact in the implementation of a new project or system. As most current Practice Management System’s are cloud-ready, the training impact is severely minimised.

Always available:

Due to the nature of most Cloud technology, the data is always available, meaning there is no risk of being unable to access critical data in a time of a medical emergency.

Less infrastructure investment:

Many advanced systems can be used with limited or no hardware investment. Cloud technology enables medical data to be stored securely on remote servers not owned by the practice. This ultimately leads to monetary benefits to the practice. The cloud ensures the best technology to all across the medical fraternity, ultimately benefiting the patient through best healthcare.

If you are planning on outsourcing your medical practice IT support look out for quality and credibility. Experience over a wide are of computer related support is preferred.

If you’re a medical practice on the Gold Coast with 5 or more computers, we offer two hours of free computer support so you can experience first-hand how we will take your computer problems away finally and forever! Visit http://www.insane.net.au/ for more information.

How Cloud Computing Can Help Your Business

The cloud is the way to go:

Cloud Computing has revolutionised the IT sector and has made business expansion and operations more convenient by storing information on the cloud. But like all new technologies, it is yet to be used in its entire capacity by the industry. If you are a business owner and planning to go the cloud way, hiring a professional IT consultant service can be a good option.

Advantages of opting for cloud technology:

  • Flexibility
  • Significant data storage cost reduction
  • No need for purchase and maintenance of computing resources
  • Easy modification and customization of software

The cloud brings in an even field as the technology is available to everyone from corporations to medium size businesses. Start-ups now have access to the same high-end tech facilities of any enterprise. Outsourcing cloud computing allows the company to focus entirely on improving and developing the core of their business and not on maintaining the cloud infrastructure.

All tech related upgrades can be done on a centralised platform, and if you have outsourced your Cloud services, it becomes much easier as the IT support firm takes care of that as well.

Future growth:

With the internet everything is global, and for a business to thrive globally, cloud computing is a necessity. Cloud platforms create a new trend in data infrastructure in the IT industry which can help develop low investment business opportunities for a lot of local players to take it to a global stage.

For cloud computing services in the Gold Coast visit: www.insane.net.au

Why old computers cost your business more

How old is the computer you use? When is it time to replace? Or do I keep using it till it dies? As a consultant, I get asked these questions quite frequently.

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10 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider

With the initial hype about “The Cloud” subsiding, there is an ever growing list of cloud based technologies emerging that offer amazing benefits to your business.

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Inject Some Fun Into Your Workplace!

Try Some Of Our Insane Idea’s In Your Office Today!

What is fun and why is it important in your workplace? Fun is defined as enjoyment, amusement, or light-hearted pleasure. It has also been defined as a state of being or an attitude that can be chosen by anyone at any time. Simply having fun can be more powerful than most people realise. It can inspire you, motivate you and give you the courage to take actions you would never normally consider in your “pre-fun” state.

Sadly having fun is something that a lot of people in the Higher Management Level seem to have forgotten all about. How many people out there know a CEO, Director, General Manager or Business Owner who has dedicated their entire life to the success and promotion of their business and seem to have forgotten that life and enjoyment is happening all around them?

The act of having fun actually increases your levels of “feel good” neurotransmitters in your brain and when this occurs you actually feel better in general. As a Manager you will find that when your staff are having fun they will find it easier to be creative, more energetic and this will in turn make your company a better place to be, and be involved with.

So bearing all of that in mind, how can you make your workplace more fun? How can you increase productivity? Try our 3 crazy ideas and let us know how you go!

  • Forget Casual Friday and try Monday Madness instead! Everyone gets dragged down by the Monday Blues so how about getting your staff to wear something just a little bit mad! A crazy Tie, Silly Earrings, maybe that 80’s jacket in the back of your wardrobe!
  • Once a month, get the entire office to go out to a long lunch. Fast Food Friday will do wonders to bring your team together and have everyone talking about where you should go!
  • Initiate Amusing Contests! Have a silly challenge of the week for the ugliest tie, the most embarrassing childhood photo. Get your team laughing at themselves and most importantly laughing with each other.

It’s important to remember that the happier your employees are, the happier your clients will be!

Why EXPERIENCE counts!

I wanted to share with you a story about my experience buying the wrong pair of runners, and how the journey and the decisions I made along the way made me realise that often we all follow this path in an attempt to save money, be as self sufficient as we can, or a number of other reasons, and how the impact of this can be significant, especially if we practice this sort of thinking with our businesses!

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