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Kiandra named one of Jobadvisor’s Top 20 Coolest Tech Companies

What’s cooler than being cool? Kiandra being named once again on Jobadvisor’s Top 20 Coolest Tech Companies in Australia list....

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5 Questions with Kiandra: Christos Pavlou

Kiandra people are recognised industry leaders, authors, teachers and evangelists with great stories to tell. We’ve been quizzing some of...

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What is it about Kiandra?

We’ve got a casual office environment, and offer our team great perks. But it’s something else that makes Kiandra an...

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20 years of Kiandra

1995: JavaScript released by Sun Microsystems SSL introduced PHP publicly released .mp3 file extension announced USB standard released Amazon.com launched...

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Lucky number 7 – Kiandra makes it onto the BRW Best Places to Work list 7 years running

Kiandra IT has placed 25th in the BRW Best Places to Work 2015 Study, a catalogue of the best 50...

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Kiandra coffee machine migrates to the cloud

After-hours in the Kiandra staff cafe, our hard-working coffee machine typically sits cleaned, refreshed, and waiting for the early-risers of...

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Transforming business at The Australian Business Awards 2015

Kiandra Service Delivery Manager Malcolm Duckett with the award. Kiandra IT has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner in The...

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Kiandra named finalists in ARN ICT Industry Awards

Kiandra Directors Cameron Brookes, Martin Cooperwaite, and Chris Munro (left to right) Kiandra is proud to be named once again...

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DDD Melbourne 2015

Kiandra are proud sponsors of this fantastic event that is now in its 6th year and growing. This year the...

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5 Questions with Kiandra: Tony Langley

Kiandra actively recruits and retains the best IT brains available. Our people are recognised industry leaders, authors, teachers and evangelists...

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‘Learn you a Skynet’ – Nick Imrei at DDD Melbourne 2015

The 6th annual DDD Melbourne is now only 6 weeks away on Saturday the 8th of August. Kiandra IT are...

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Wearable App Design Guide

Because wearable technology is getting a fair amount of attention at the moment, a lot of brands are looking to...

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DDD Melbourne

Kiandra is incredibly proud to sign on as a Gold Sponsor for DDD Melbourne for the third year running. DDD...

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All in on Windows 10!

Hi, its Mal here. I am the Service Delivery Manager at Kiandra and last week I went all in on...

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Security and real world threats breakfast seminar

Last year was the worst year for data breaches in the last 11 years, 15 breaches per week were reported,...

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Will you disappear from Google?

Google is now giving preference to mobile-optimised websites in their SEO rankings. This means that if your site isn’t responsive,...

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Kiandra Hosts Summer Intern Program

12 months ago Kiandra IT announced its Graduate Program in conjunction with Swinburne University of Technology and the Swinburne Software Innovation...

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Free Breakfast Seminar: Cloud Computing – what, why and how?

You’re invited to join us for a free breakfast session titled “Cloud Computing: what, why and how?” Cloud represents a...

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KIANDRA IT RANKED 22 ON MSPMENTOR TOP 25

Kiandra IT is pleased to announce it was recognised as one of the world’s top Managed Services companies, coming in...

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IT: The Biggest Threats to Digital Security for Business According to the Experts

Digital security is a constantly evolving business practice in today’s technology-based world, and there’s always something more to learn. We...

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The Enterprise Tightrope of Security

Keeping your organisation’s network safe online requires ongoing vigilance and adherence to best practice procedures. Even then Internet security can...

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More Businesses Adopt Cloud Technologies

Enterprise apps are the software designed to integrate every aspect of a company’s operations, from accounting, finance and HR to...

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World’s Greatest Shave – featuring Christos Pavlou

Christos may be a familiar face to many of you…but not for long! He’s doing the 2015 World’s Greatest Shave...

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The Software Development Economy

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Kiandra ranked 12 on the Asia Best Places to Work list

Kiandra is incredibly proud to be ranked number 12 on the Great Place to Work’s inaugural Best Workplaces in Asia...

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Tony and Dan annihilate Muddy Hell

While most of us were enjoying a few drinks, listening to the hottest 100 and eating our body weight in...

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The Business of Managing a Software Development Team

I have an apology to make and it’s to my previous employer… sorry but I could have been better at...

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Tricks for Protecting Your Data

Your data is your business’ lifeblood. It’s your most valuable asset, and should be the source of your business’ competitive...

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Innovative Tech Expos to Attend in 2015

Australia plays host to some of the most impressive tech conferences in the world. From consumer to enterprise, general technology...

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Ten Biggest Business Cyber Attacks of 2014

Cyber attacks are on the increase, and this year alone there have been a number of breaches at large organisations,...

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Could Your Business Benefit from App Virtualisation?

App virtualisation is the separation of an installation of an app from the actual computer that is accessing it. In...

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App Review Team: Cook for iPad

Here at Kiandra we’re driven by a passion for learning and continually developing our skill sets. Among the various events...

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Happy Holidays!

Kiandra would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout 2014, and wish you a safe...

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Stay safe while shopping online this xmas

And so this is Christmas, we’re setting up our Christmas trees, hanging our lights, eating, drinking, and shopping furiously to...

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Video case study: Rackspace

We love working with the Rackspace team to deliver awesome solutions for our clients, and had a great time filming...

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How safe are your business passwords?

Can’t read this? Click here for a larger version. To embed ‘How safe are your business passwords’ on your site,...

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Manage Your Information Better with an EDRMS

As an organisation matures, the amount of information it collects and stores grows significantly larger. Much of it may be...

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Security Awareness Training: Preventing the Threat from Within

Insider threats are the primary cause of information security breaches in a business, even if the staff member didn’t have...

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What’s on at Kiandra?

Ok, so we’re not hosting a concert but we do hold a range of awesome free events and seminars designed...

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Boost Your Business’ Performance with This Simple Tech Upgrade

Solid state drives (SSDs) have been in usage for specialist applications since the 1970s, but it’s only in recent years...

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How to Minimise Cart Abandonment on Your E-commerce Website

The e-commerce environment is completely different to the brick-and-mortar store, and this is most evident at the checkout stage, where...

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Security and real world threats – Free Breakfast seminar

Last year was the worst year for data breaches in the last 10 years. Trend Micro says cyber criminals are...

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WEBINAR: Amplify the power of Microsoft Dynamics CRM across your entire business

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a market leading CRM platform for good reason. In combination with K2 solutions, it becomes an...

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Kiandra IT scores a spot on the BRW Best Places to Work list 6 years running!

We are excited to announce we were recognised as one of Australia’s leading companies to work for, coming in at...

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K-Nights Mix and Match September Slides

Our last K-Nights featured an interesting mix of topics – from demystifying the difference between quality and testing, a visit to...

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Kiandra Builds Skynet

No, not really. But that would have been awesome. I think. Anyway, the third Hackathon at Kiandra IT was all...

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We’re the 11th Coolest Tech Company to work for in Australia!

Kiandra has just been ranked the 11th Coolest Tech Company in Australia by JobAdvisor.com.au…..and we think that’s pretty cool! Justin...

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Kiandra’s Top Picks for Technology Blogs

For updates and tips on the technology world – from the latest industry news to in-depth explanations on bespoke development...

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The Ride to Conquer Cancer

We here at Kiandra IT, recognise that cancer affects everyone. No one’s lives are untouched by this disease and our workforce...

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Kiandra named as a finalist in the ARN ICT Industry Awards

Kiandra is proud to be named as a finalist in the ARN ICT Industry Awards under the Mid-Market category. Winners...

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NO INFOPATH, NO PROBLEM WITH SMARTFORMS FROM K2

WEBINAR – K2 BUSINESS APPLICATIONS Microsoft has finally made the formal announcement that it is no longer investing in InfoPath....

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DDoS explained

We were recently chatting with Daniel Humphries, a researcher with Software Advice  (an online research firm for IT security software), who told us, “Security...

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K-Nights Mix and Match – September

We’ve got an interesting mix of topics on the cards for you this month. We’ll attempt to demystifying the difference...

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The Legend of Phoebe

If there’s one project you’re going to back this year make it The Legend of Phoebe! One of our talented...

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Agile Games with Paper Planes

If you’re going to this year’s LAST Conference make sure you don’t miss ‘Agile Games with Paper Planes’ presented by...

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How to reduce waste in IT – Waiting Costs

Waiting costs time and money. When customers have to wait for a product or service they are spending time and...

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eBay Hacked: Why Every Online Business Needs Protection

It’s happening more often and to larger organisations – security breaches are costing online businesses millions of dollars and putting...

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Which Google Apps Can be Used Effectively at Work

Google Apps is a suite of productivity apps which can be accessed via the cloud from any device with an...

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The gentlemen’s agreement. Is it lost?

My father ran a successful business for more than 35 years, he did it on honesty and respect. He didn’t...

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Dan Weis to speak at CCR14 Data Breach Conference

Congratulations to Dan Weis, Kiandra’s Security Specialist who has been asked to speak at  SOCAP’s Crisis and Consumer Response CCR14...

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Does cybercrime pay? Yes, and very well actually…

I frequently get asked by clients and attendees at conferences, “are the guys doing this stuff really making that much...

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The Benefits of Using Sharepoint

Microsoft Sharepoint gives businesses a platform where true integration and collaboration are possible, and this article looks at the many...

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Why a Disaster Recovery Plan is Essential for All Businesses

According to a recent survey by security group Symantec, more than half of all small to medium enterprises don’t have...

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Kiandra IT launches Graduate Program with Swinburne Uni

Kiandra IT is pleased to announce it has launched a Graduate Program in conjunction with Swinburne University of Technology. The...

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//publish/ Melbourne

If you’re a dev who is interested in developing apps for Windows and Windows Phone then you need to be...

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2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report Now Available

Each and every year the security industry eagerly awaits the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). With data from over...

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THE UNIVERSAL APP OPPORTUNITY

Last month at Microsoft’s annual conference Build, a lot of really cool stuff was announced across the entire product suite...

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2013 The Year of the Mega Breach

So the 2014 Internet Security Threat Report (volume 19) is now available from Symantec, which as per findings from other...

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Lars Klint named Windows Phone MVP

Congratulations to Lars Klint, Software Developer, Kiandra IT – who has just been named the newest addition to the Microsoft...

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K-nights Mix and Match Slides

Our last K-Nights featured an interesting mix of topics – from UXing your software, to busting constraints, and effective time...

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What do you know – Melbourne

The team at Kiandra are looking forward to hearing from Alex Mackey, one of our dev leads, and Lars Klint...

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CryptoLocker – Your Money or Your Life

WEBINAR, 2 APRIL, 12:00PM – 1:00PM AEDT Since September 2013, a new and vicious form of malware has been wreaking...

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The Importance of Online Security for Businesses

With the Internet now playing such an integral role in every aspect of business, from the cloud to mobile devices,...

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The Benefits of Using Google Apps in Your Business

There are now more than 5 million businesses using Google Apps and that number is growing all the time. So...

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Benefits of Outsourcing Your IT Support and Maintenance

Many businesses are realising the benefits of outsourcing their IT support and maintenance. IT outsourcing can reduce business costs through...

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How to reduce waste in IT – Wasted Motion

In manufacturing wasted motion is any movement by a worker or machine in a work space that does not add...

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2013 – the year of the Breach

Now is the time of the year when the security community eagerly wait for the statistics and reporting to be...

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What to Consider for Your Global Ecommerce Website Design

When designing a website for global ecommerce, you need to get certain elements right, otherwise you will severely limit its...

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How to reduce waste in IT – transport waste

In manufacturing transport is moving products between operations and locations. It could be moving product from the machine shop to...

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You’ve got to make the choice

Our careers are often formed without making strategic decisions along the way – often we just fall into it. Take...

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How to reduce waste in IT – excess inventory

Manufacturing inventory includes raw materials, work in progress (WIP) and stocks of finished goods. Money tied up in inventory increases...

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Authoring and Time Management

When you work full-time developing software, regularly present at industry conferences and events, dedicate a large portion of your time...

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How to reduce waste in IT from over processing

The next major waste we will look at in this series is over processing. In manufacturing, over processing means doing...

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UNIT TESTING COULD SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY

Most developers have at some point in their career of building software solutions come across unit testing. There are a...

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Reduce wasted time and effort in IT

Toyota is one of the world’s most successful companies with 330,000 staff and a value of $193 Billion.  Toyota leaders...

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What does the amended Privacy Act mean for you?

As of March 12, 2014 changes to the Privacy Act will impact all Australian businesses with an annual turnover of...

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What are the Advantages of Custom Software?

Custom software is all about developing a tailored application for an organisation. Unlike off-the-shelf software, it is not available commercially...

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What is Sharepoint?

Microsoft’s Sharepoint is a collaboration tool which makes work processes easier in large organisations. As a piece of software it...

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Lars Klint features in new PluralSight promo

Today the latest promotional video from Pluralsight was released. It takes form as a public service announcement (PSA) to highlight...

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Snazzlebot launches first games for Windows Phone

Congratulations to Naz Taylor, one of our talented Senior Devs and his partner Sarah on the release of their first...

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Five Ways to Increase Security as a CIO

IT security has been gaining a lot of press recently, highlighting the need for companies to improve their security practices....

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Victorian Government Vulnerable to Cyber Threats

An audit of the Victorian Government’s IT security defences has showed it to be massively unprepared should any serious online...

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BUILDING QUALITY APPS FOR WINDOWS PHONE

With the rise of Windows Phone globally, mainly thanks to amazing Nokia Lumia devices, the number of apps has started...

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New Standards Mean Pen Testing for Merchants and Payment Processors

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PSI SSC) has upped the ante on payment card data security and brought...

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Happy holidays!

Kiandra will be open throughout the festive season, operating on all business days, during business hours (08:00-18:00 AEDT) but with...

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Kiandra IT ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2013

Kiandra IT is proud to announce that it ranked number 453 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2013,...

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Does the Cloud Herald the Death of the In-House Data Centre?

The future of in-house data centres is in question as cloud computing changes the way in which companies handle their...

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Windows Phone Testing and Error Management

Following on from his first course Building Windows Phone Apps that Stand Out, Lars Klint has launched his second Pluralsight...

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What to Check When Using Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Tools

2013 has certainly given Australia a battering, with raging bush fires near Sydney, ferocious floods in Brisbane and wild storms...

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BSI Addresses Market Concerns with New Star Certification System

It could be the end for rogue cloud operators, with standards body BSI developing a new Star Certification system for...

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DDD Brisbane 2013

On Saturday 7 December I presented at the developer conference DDD Brisbane on my favourite topic of Windows Phone. Despite...

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Cloud an Important Skill for IT Professionals to Have

The rise of cloud computing has changed the enterprise technology landscape significantly, but also the skills valued in an IT...

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How Bad IT Infrastructure is Damaging Your Data

A recent report by Gartner revealed that 60% of employees are having to use their personal devices at work to...

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Lars Klint to speak at DDD Brisbane

If you’re in the Brisbane area this weekend be sure to pop into DDD Brisbane to check out Windows Phone...

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Holistic Approach to IT Security Necessary for Businesses

A recent survey has identified worrying trends in how corporations are handling evolving security threats, in particular cyber threats. The...

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Research Reveals iOS is the Fastest Growing Mobile Operating System

Apple iOS is the quickest growing mobile operating system in 2013, with iPhone users increasing by 5% over two quarters...

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Cloud Computing Serving Up a Good Drop of Wine

Computers and wine are two words you wouldn’t normally throw together, but according to The Australian, new-age cloud data might be...

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Gartner Predicts Growth for Cloud-based Security-as-a-Service

Gartner is predicting that by 2017, the Cloud-based security services market will have reached $US4.13 billion. As more small to...

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Three Things to Know Before Turning Digital Like Delta Airlines

The possibility of a near-paperless office could be in sight, with American airline Delta announcing it will soon be equipping...

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Visual Studio 2013 Launch Party – Slides Available

Thanks to those who joined us for our Visual Studio 2013 Launch Party earlier this month, we had a great...

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Will you stop Cryptolocker?

By now you have probably heard of Cryptolocker. Kiandra has sent out numerous alerts and warnings, and it’s all over...

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Building a Customer Relationship With a Mobile App

You only have to step out of your front door to see how highly addicted consumers are to their smartphones...

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Estimating and planning an agile project

Many thanks to those who joined us to hear Murray Robinson, Senior Business Analyst, Kiandra IT present on Estimating an...

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Kiandra IT makes CRN Fast50 for the third consecutive year

On Friday night Kiandra was ranked 28 on the CRN Fast50 list – the third year in a row that...

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Security Experts Warn of Cryptolocker Ransomware

Australian security experts have warned people to keep an eye out for a ransomware variant called CryptoLocker that will infect...

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Australian Manufacturers Missing Out on Opportunities with IT Solutions

When analyst firm Frost & Sullivan surveyed 102 Australian wholesale and manufacturing companies, they found that just 10% of companies...

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The ‘Chilling’ Amount of Information Hackers Can Find About You

When journalist Adam Penenberg challenged a team of hackers to find out as much as possible about him via the...

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Demand Drives Need for Better Mobile Security

Canada’s Scotiabank is just one of a number of companies surging towards increased mobility. The Toronto-based bank, which employs 83,000...

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Kiandra IT ranked 43 on Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list

I’m pleased to announce that Kiandra was recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing tech companies last night, coming in...

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Value of an IPS and utilising a defence-in-depth strategy

Most of our customers understand the concept of defence-in-depth, this is a long standing security principle that should be adopted...

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Report Reveals IaaS Impact on Data Centre Design and Staffing

Businesses are beginning to learn the importance of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), with evidence pointing to a large number...

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CryptoLocker – time to take notice!

You may be aware of Ransomware – it has been around for a very long time and is nothing new....

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Prevent Disaster by Backing Up Your Business Data Now

Backing up business data is one of those things that people know they should do, but often put off in...

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Healthcare Sector to Invest Heavily in Cloud Computing

Until now, the healthcare sector has been slow in adopting cloud computing services, in part due to concerns over the...

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Cloud at the Heart of Innovative Working Practices

With technology changing continuously, there is no excuse for not embracing innovative management practices to improve your business. According to...

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