What a year it has been!
We’ve almost made it to the end of 2022 so we thought it would be a good time to wrap up the 2022 year in the IT industry and provide insights for 2023.
While you might remember the challenges businesses have needed to overcome this year, it has also given us the opportunity to optimise our businesses so you can achieve more with less.
At the start of the year we saw the release of the .au domain space which we saw a large amount of clients securing their domain. We expect the .au domain names will be the preferred choice for businesses just starting out, however existing businesses that have invested heavily in online marketing will remain with existing domain name.
Throughout this year we’ve seen the stock shortages of 2021 dramatically improve. This is a due to a number of factors, such as: easing demand for computer chips and manufacturers expanding and adapting their operations around COVID. Unfortunately hardware prices are still trending upwards but at a much lower rate than last year.
There’s been a continued push for businesses to adopt flexible working arrangements in response to COVID sickness, staff relocations, in support of mental health or simply needing to hire qualified people from other states. Fortunately with the use of technologies such as Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace and Cloud Phone Systems it means that a staff member can be as connected to the team as if they were in the office.
You would have heard the news about the cyber hacking of Medibank and Optus. This is just the tip of the iceberg that make the news. The ACCC website Scamwatch reports that just under half a billion dollars has been lost to scammers so far this year. This is an increase of over 45% from 2021 figures. The delivery method for majority of scams are via text messages, phone calls and emails. It’s critical for every business to have good security practices in-place and regular staff awareness training.
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We’ve also noticed a trend that some clients without a Multum Tech support agreement have incorrectly assumed we are actively monitoring and securing their IT systems.
If you’re unsure about your cyber security needs, please contact us to arrange a cyber security audit.