Work how you like, where you like with Webex

Work how you like, where you like with Webex

Work how you like, where you like with Webex

Work will never be the same. When the pandemic hit, organisations moved almost completely to remote work to keep business running and keep people safe. As many parts of the world emerge from the pandemic, it’s clear that the future of work will be “hybrid” – a mixed mode in which some people work in the office, others from home, and others from anywhere. Hybrid work is about adapting to how teams work best and creating experiences that reach everyone.

Cisco Webex powers a new way of collaborating that’s centred around the work you do, not where you do it—whether it’s in the office, at home, or anywhere in between.

57%

expect to be in the office 10 days or less each month.

98%

believe future meetings will include remote participants.

97%

want changes to make the office safer before they return.

The Future of work is hybrid

Hybrid work is here to stay, and the best hybrid work solutions enable a better way of work that is flexible, inclusive, supportive, secure and managed. Webex is focused an enabling the best experiences for hybrid work. Webex transforms familiar tools and familiar spaces into something more collaborative.

Impressively secure. Incredibly collaborative.

The world becomes your workplace when all of your work is all in one app.

Calling

Make and receive calls with colleagues or customers with a fully integrated, carrier-grade cloud phone system.

Meetings

Drive more inclusive discussions with innovative features that minimise interruptions and amplify every voice.

Messaging

Create inclusive experiences

Include everyone with features that make sure anyone can participate regardless of their geography, communication style, or language.

Translate in real time

Don’t let language get in the way of how your teams collaborate. Translate real-time into 100+ languages and get post-meeting transcriptions.

Choose your focus

Create a meeting view that works best for you with custom layouts that let you choose the content and people you want to see.

Find your flow with Webex.

Experience hybrid work that can adapt to any industry model and all of your needs

Cisco Webex – A single collaboration solution in the cloud

Cisco Webex – A single collaboration solution in the cloud

A single collaboration solution in the cloud

Keep your teams happier, more productive, and more connected than ever before with powerful collaboration tools designed for your business. Cisco Webex ensures that collaboration happens all in one place, from anywhere you are, with Webex Cloud Calling, Cisco Webex Meetings, and Webex Teams

Technology that puts people and teams first

Cisco® Webex is a feature-rich, yet easy-to-use, collaboration solution that keeps people and teamwork connected anytime, anywhere, on any device. Webex brings together calling, messaging, meeting, file sharing, whiteboarding, and more—in one elegant app—so you can streamline teamwork and produce great results, faster than ever, making the meeting experience 10x better than being there.

Secure end-to-end business collaboration, reimagined

Call.

Flexible, secure, hybrid, on-premises, and cloud calling options with Webex Calling.

Meet.

Secure, simple, private, and reliable video conferences, screen sharing, and whiteboarding. Meet with up to 200 people with Webex Meetings.

Message.

Secure, private communications with end-to-end encryption. Connect to anyone from anywhere with Webex Teams.

Huddle.

From the desk to the boardroom, whether in the office or working remotely, experience exceptional video and crystal-clear sound with Webex Rooms.

Collaborate confidently with a safe, secure connection.

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your data and communications are secure, from software to devices, with anyone inside or outside your organisation.

Automatic integrations make collaboration a breeze.

Webex is a true plug-and-play app that is compatible with PC, Mac, iOS, Android, leading business apps, and Cisco’s industry-leading security solutions.

The Cisco Webex advantage

In-person or afar, Webex brings everyone together to do exceptional work.

Cisco offers a rich Guest User experience that Microsoft and Zoom can’t match – enabling businesses to connect easier. Only Webex is fully business-ready today.

Microsoft Teams provides basic VoIP and call back functionality.

Tip: Security issues are real in Microsoft Teams. Example: potential data leaks, since admins cannot prevent unauthorised sharing.

 

Zoom has a simple, easy-to-use interface and is riding a wave of popularity.

Tip: There is a difference between consumer-grade products and enterprise-grade solutions. Customers should look hard at how well – or poorly – Zoom integrates with other technologies in their environment, especially security.

Make secure collaboration a reality

Break down communication barriers, ditch formality, and work securely with anyone, anywhere. Seamlessly secure your remote workforce with experts who make safe and productive experiences a reality.

5 IT choices that can immediately counter climate change

5 IT choices that can immediately counter climate change

5 IT choices that can immediately counter climate change

Building a green business is an important goal – but it doesn’t have to be purely altruistic. On average, environmentally-friendly businesses save more money, are more productive and have better overall reputations. In fact, 88% of consumers say they want businesses to be more environmental and ethical. It’s actually the basis for most of their purchasing decisions, too.

88% of consumers say they want businesses to be more environmental and ethical.

Whether you want to go all-in on creating a sustainable business or simply make a few eco-conscious changes around the office, these IT choices are a good entry point.

Engage in environmental purchasing

Going green at work starts with making informed purchases and spending in line with your environmental values. By doing business with sustainable companies and prioritising environmentally-focused IT equipment, individual companies can really move the needle on climate change.

The University of Queensland recommends this multi-step checklist when shoring up your purchasing options for sustainable electronics.

  1. Evaluate the sustainability of potential purchases through the EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) system.
  2. Choose products that are ENERGY STAR designated.
  3. Check that equipment complies with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) core framework.
  4. Purchase from companies who use recycled materials in their electronics and packaging.
  5. Extend preference to sellers who offer end-of-life take backs.

Go digital

Leaning into digital tools and solutions is a green goal for many modern businesses.

For some, the easiest place to start is going paperless. Not only can it help your business save money and better safeguard your data, it also protects against dangerous deforestation.

The associated costs of using paper are estimated at 31 times the purchasing cost.

Considering that the associated costs of using paper are estimated at 31 times the purchasing cost, it also just makes good business sense. Looking to ease in? Start by signing up for ebills and investing in digital project management tools and document management systems. Nitro reports that 59% of organisations that do invest in paperless document management realise a complete ROI in less than a year.

Turning your brick and mortar business into an online store is another eco-conscious option. Not only does it reduce consumption of natural resources like water, electricity and natural gas, it also decreases vehicle emissions by lessening the number of drivers going back and forth to your storefront.

Embrace IoT

Before you know where to cut back on energy consumption, sometimes you need to know where you’re overusing. That’s where The Internet of Things (IoT) can help.

Using IoT sensors and devices can help businesses automate their green routine by continuously monitoring usage and flagging performance abnormalities, as well as alerting users about maintenance issues.

Choose green web hosting

Feel like you’re doing a good job of keeping things sustainable in-office? What about the energy drain your business might be unknowingly contributing to with its web presence?

Over a billion websites are hosted on servers worldwide. Many of these run on fossil fuels and waste unthinkable amounts of energy. No wonder, Sustainable Business Toolkit reports that the internet produces almost as much pollution as the airline industry.

Choosing a green web hosting company can help counteract this overconsumption. How it works: “Green web hosting companies purchase renewable energy credits to offset the energy used by your website, making your website carbon-neutral or even carbon negative!”

Recycle your old tech

We’ve hit a new global milestone: 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste generated worldwide in 2019. According to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020, that’s a 21% jump in just the last five years. By 2030, that tonnage is expected to double.

Businesses who want to do their part should work with a certified e-waste recycler. They ensure that as you phase out old equipment and invest in new technology, the usable components get repurposed for other machines or responsibly upcycled – and stay out of oceans and landfills.

Why not take it a step further and obtain an e-waste recycling certification from NSF International so you can do the recycling yourself?

These eco-strategies prove that greening your IT choices and products can lessen your business’ impact on the environment without increasing your operational costs. In fact, going green actually helps you save some green. Plus, being a good environmental steward is really the ultimate perk.

Connect, communicate, and collaborate securely and reliably

Connect, communicate, and collaborate securely and reliably

Connect, communicate, and collaborate securely and reliably

Working outside a traditional office used to be considered difficult or impossible, but today the technology to collaborate from multiple locations is mature, and it works. The key is to find solutions that work together well, so your employees can focus on doing their jobs, instead of fighting with clunky software with numerous hoops to jump through to get basic tasks done.

%

of workers say they would turn down a job that didn’t offer flexible working¹

%

of people want to work from home

%

would choose flexible work options over a pay raise²

%

of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses

Protected and productive from everywhere

With the right collaboration tools, keeping your teams connected and the conversations going means the next big idea can come anytime, from anyone, anywhere. Cisco offers affordable small business solutions that are just right for your growing business.

Complete solution for your business

Cisco Duo

Multi-factor authentication verifies the identity of users, devices, and applications. Duo blocks out-of-date, unsecure, or unknown devices from accessing your applications and devices.

Cisco Cloud Mailbox Defense

Take control of your email security and gain unprecedented visibility without altering your mail flow or spending time on in-depth technical training. Cloud Mailbox Defense can see all your mail, internal and external, without requiring difficult technical changes or interrupting the regular delivery of messages.

Cisco Umbrella®

Cisco Umbrella is the first line of defense against cyberthreats. Umbrella protects users wherever they go by blocking malicious destinations before a connection is ever established.

AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

Empower employees to work from anywhere on company laptops or personal mobile devices at any time. AnyConnect simplifies secure endpoint access and keeps your organisation safe and protected.

Let’s get started

Protect your business and power your teams—wherever they are—for less than you spend on your weekly coffee runs. Cisco brings enterprise-grade, cloud-based collaboration and security together in one package that’s easy to purchase, deploy, and use.

HPE Pointnext for Digital Transformation

HPE Pointnext for Digital Transformation

When businesses don’t adapt to new data sources, business models, and threats, they can’t compete. Digital transformation hinges on being flexible—always staying ahead of what’s next. With HPE’s heritage and strength in infrastructure/technology, partner ecosystems and the end-to-end lifecycle experience, HPE Pointnext Services provides powerful, scalable IT solutions for your business.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS THE NEW IT GOAL

Let the experts from HPE Pointnext Services tailor a digital transformation strategy that not only meets your business and IT needs, but accelerates your time to delivery.

Storage Data Migration Service

 ✅ Migrate to HPE Nimble Storage, HPE Primera or HPE 3PAR

 ✅ Local SP resources (except for Phone Support SKU)

– Remote service delivery using Local South Pacific resources

– On-site delivery will require custom Statement of Work

 ✅ Building block migration strategy

 ✅ Same migration SKUs to use for all HPE Storage equipment

 ✅ HPE will determine/ recommend the appropriate migration methodology to use

– HPE Peer Motion is used as the data migration method

– Except when an Appliance is needed.

SKU

Description

Up to # of Servers

Max # of Source Array/s

Up to # sites

HR2L6A1 HPE Data Migration 5 Server Base SVC

5

1

1

HR2L7A1 HPE Data Migration 10 Server Base SVC

10

1

1

HR2L8A1 HPE Data Migration 50 Server Base SVC

50

2

2

HR2L9A1 HPE Data Migration 100 Server Base SVC

100

2

2

HR2M0A1 HPE Data Migration 250 Server Base SVC

250

4

4

HL3P5A1 HPE Data Migration Addon 10 Server SVC

Addon 10 Servers

Pre-requisite Base SKUs: HR2L7A1 (10), HR2L8A1 (50), HR2L9A1 (100), HR2M0A1 (250) .
HL3P6A1 HPE Data Migration Addon 50 Server SVC

Addon 50 Servers

Pre-requisite Base SKUs: HR2L8A1 (50), HR2L9A1 (100), HR2M0A1 (250)..

SU

Description

Up to # of TBs (using an appliance)

HL3P7A1 HPE Data Migration Appliance 25TB SVC

25 TBs

Pre-requisite Base SKUs: HR2L7A1 (10), HR2L8A1 (50), HR2L9A1 (100), HR2M0A1 (250).
HL3P8A1 HPE Data Migration Appliance 100TB SVC

100 TBs

Pre-requisite Base SKUs: HR2L7A1 (10), HR2L8A1 (50), HR2L9A1 (100), HR2M0A1 (250).

With decades of experience helping organisations transform, support, and operate their IT, our expertise is at the sweet spot where business meets technology. And as the leader in as-a-service approach, we help organisations take advantage of cloud economics with agility and scalability and a pay-for-what-you-use model.

Instant Asset Write-Off (IAWO)

Instant Asset Write-Off (IAWO)

How your business should be using the Instant Asset Write-Off

The government’s latest extension to the instant asset write-off (IAWO) tax concession continues the good news for small and medium businesses.

Details of the concession

In effect, there are now two overlapping asset write-off schemes in place – IAWO and ‘temporary full expensing’ – and small and medium businesses qualify for both. It means that the total cost of new assets can be written off as a tax deduction in the financial year in which they were first purchased and/or installed ready for use.

The details for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 tax years are:

IAWO – New assets costing up to $150,000 each, purchased between 1st July 2020 and 31st December 2020, can be fully written off in the current tax year if first used (or installed and ready to use) before 30th June 2021.

Temporary full expensing – New assets purchased from 7th October 2020 (i.e. after the federal budget announcement) can be fully written off in the financial year they were installed and ready to use. There is no upper limit on cost, and the concession applies until 30th June 2022.

The cost of improvements to existing assets can also be fully expensed – as well as second-hand assets if your annual turnover is under $50 million.

In simplified terms, small and medium businesses can rely on IAWO for assets purchased between 1st June and 6th October 2020, and temporary full expensing for assets purchased between 7th October 2020 and 30th June 2022.

The perfect opportunity to invest in your IT infrastructure

With new ways of working and dramatically shifting consumer behaviours, there is now a greater need than ever for businesses to overhaul their existing IT infrastructure and make sure it’s helping, not hindering, your business goals.

Keeping ageing IT infrastructure may seem like a low-cost option, however there are hidden costs which must be accounted for when doing the cost vs. benefit analysis on IT investments. Legacy IT can hamper your ability to deploy new applications, drain your IT resources time, increase the risk of downtime and loss of productivity and increase your risks of security vulnerabilities.

Studies have found as many as over 90 percent of people said that they would consider taking their business elsewhere when dealing with a company that uses outdated technology.

With the Government Incentives currently in place, there has never been a better time to upgrade. We can help you find the best solution to help you overcome your challenges and reach your business goals.

We can help with your IT refresh

There’s still time to take advantage of the Instant Asset Write Off Scheme, ending on June 30th. We can help with identifying your IT needs and aligning your business with the best fit solution. Contact us today to make sure your business takes full advantage of this limited time government incentive.

We’re here to help you navigate your next chapter, with an affordable modern IT environment that works for your business. Contact us now for an obligation free discussion.