Alex Kidman

Recent articles by Alex Kidman

The NBN rollout: so what happens now?

The NBN rollout: so what happens now?

How the new Government’s NBN will be different to the existing NBN, to speeds and what happens next, here are seven things to know about the NBN now.
Oct 14 2013, 12:08PM
5 gadgets for reducing your power bill at work

5 gadgets for reducing your power bill at work

From a three-in-one charger to a switch that shuts off standby power to your computers, here are five gadgets for keeping a lid on your electricity use.
Jul 4 2013, 11:03AM
How much does the NBN really cost with a phone?

How much does the NBN really cost with a phone?

When it comes to the NBN a lot of focus is on the Internet download speed, but what about your phone calls? Here's how much it will cost to have a phone service.
Jun 13 2013, 12:05PM
4 heavy-duty covers that stop your phone smashing

4 heavy-duty covers that stop your phone smashing

Perfect for when you're on the job, these heavy duty phone cases claim to protect your screen from smashing.
May 6 2013, 12:46PM
Attacks against small businesses tripled in 2012, according to Symantec

Attacks against small businesses tripled in 2012, according to Symantec

Malicious Internet users stepped up data attacks on small businesses last year, states a report from the security company.
May 6 2013, 12:42PM
Business cards, web pages, now freelance designers will transform your Facebook page

Business cards, web pages, now freelance designers will transform your Facebook page

Is your Facebook page up to scratch? More businesses are starting to pick designs for their Facebook page from crowdsourcing sites, one such site claims.
May 3 2013, 1:28PM
Optus socal media "warning" to Australian business

Optus socal media "warning" to Australian business

The hype wave surrounding social media seems relentless, but it's not always the golden branch between you and your customers.
May 2 2013, 3:38PM
ABC show searches for "the most expensive Wi-Fi"

ABC show searches for "the most expensive Wi-Fi"

We all know wi-fi in hotels can be expensive when you're travelling for work. But how expensive?
May 1 2013, 3:13PM
Who's nervous about cloud computing?

Who's nervous about cloud computing?

Are you prepared to put your accounts in the cloud, rather than keeping them in desktop software? It seems there's still plenty of caution among Australian small business people.
May 1 2013, 2:45PM
Buying a laptop? Here is Toshiba's new Portégé Z10t laptop/tablet

Buying a laptop? Here is Toshiba's new Portégé Z10t laptop/tablet

A key feature is the Portege Z10t has a screen which actually detaches from the keyboard, like the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix we looked at recently. Click to see the price.
Apr 30 2013, 11:04AM
CeBIT Australia is coming up, but is it worth going if you run a small business?

CeBIT Australia is coming up, but is it worth going if you run a small business?

It's pitched as the "largest annual business exhibition" in Australia. But is it for you?
Apr 29 2013, 1:17PM
Should you pick Telstra for your next mobile broadband plan?

Should you pick Telstra for your next mobile broadband plan?

Telstra's announced that it's ramping up the speed of the devices that access its 4G network, but does that mean that they're your best small business choice for data services?
Feb 20 2013, 7:00AM
Breaking rule #1 about working from home

Breaking rule #1 about working from home

The first rule about working from home is not to be distracted by all the shiny new things on the Internet. But turning yourself into a recluse isn't the answer, argues Alex Kidman.
May 25 2012, 10:41AM
Streaming music and your business: Don't get caught out

Streaming music and your business: Don't get caught out

With the launch of Spotify Australia, streaming music services are at the media forefront right now. But before you start streaming your music subscription around the office or shop, be aware of your legal obligations.
May 22 2012, 12:46PM

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