Giveaway!

WIN a Power Bank!

Posted: Wednesday September 28, 2016

It’s GIVEAWAY time! At Southern Computer we want to give back to our clients. This is your chance to WIN! WHAT DO YOU WIN? A Kensington USB Mobile Charger. The perfect answer to boost a drained battery. FEATURES: – 10,400 mAh battery – 2.1 AMP output – Can fully charge a device two times – Automatically detects your device – Fastest charge possible – 4-LED display shows how much power is left in the charger. – Universal. The power bank can be used with a Continue Reading

Wifi Tips

Free Wifi

Posted: Monday September 19, 2016

Does your business offer free Wi-Fi access for patrons? Southern Computer Co can assist in setting up a safe, secure and family-friendly network for your guests to enjoy. Providing open access to the internet, even if free of charge, can create a range of regulatory and legal issues. Under the Telecommunications Act, you may be considered a Carriage Service Provider with a range of obligations to meet. Legal issues which may arise from end-user abuse on your network can include: Continue Reading

Southern Fibre

Our Fibre Optic Partner Business

Posted: Monday September 12, 2016

This week we introduce you to our partner business – Southern Fibre What is an Optic Fibre Network? Optic fibre cables are used to carry data network traffic, just as traditional Ethernet cables do.  While Ethernet (Cat5, Cat6, etc.) uses electrical signals to carry data, fibre cables use pulses of light which are trapped inside a very small core of glass.  This is possible with the use of extremely clear glass, in which it has been said that if ocean water were Continue Reading

Passwords

Password - Tips and Tricks

Posted: Thursday September 1, 2016

This week we help you with successful Passwords. WHY ARE PASSWORDS IMPORTANT?! Passwords are an essential aspect of computer security. A poorly chosen password may result in the compromise of your business’ corporate work. If your business does not have a Password Policy in place, get in touch with us and we can help you quickly and easily protect your business, your team, and your data. STONG PASSWORDS – For a strong password consider including the following qualities: – 10 Characters or more – Continue Reading

The Asha Foundation

Our Social Responsibilities

Posted: Thursday September 1, 2016

This week we bring you something that is very close to our hearts here at Southern Computer. The Asha Foundation. Southern Computer Co. are dedicated to making a difference, locally, nationally and internationally. What is Asha? The Asha Foundation Inc is an Australian volunteer non-profit registered charity improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Nepal. 100% of all donations go directly to Nepal with no administration costs. How are SCC involved? Our CEO Rohan is the Treasurer of The Asha Foundation and our Strategic Continue Reading

Cyber-Crime Warning

Four Corners Report

Posted: Thursday September 1, 2016

Thousands of Australian Computer Log-ins Up for Sale on Dark Web If you were watching ABC’s Four Corners last night you’d have seen a disturbing investigation into computer hacking and cyber-crime.  One particular aspect of this report which has concerned some small and mid-sized businesses, was the revelation that 170,000 computers and servers world-wide have had their login credentials compromised, and can be readily accessed by criminals. The key points made by the ABC were; – A dark web database Continue Reading

Scamwatch Radar Alert

Tax scam warning

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Recently a tax scam warning was brought to our attention by Scamwatch. Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and provides information to consumers about how to recognise, avoid and report scams. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging Australians to hang up on and delete tax scams after more than $1 million was reported lost to Scamwatch already this year, with over 300 people reporting that they lost money to tax scams in the first half of the year. This Continue Reading

Office News

IDT Work Placement Student 

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Recently, our Southern Computer Co. team hosted Year 11 Carroll College Student, Samuel White, for a week of Information and Digital Technology (IDT) Work Placement. The placement was a wonderful experience for both Sam and the Southern Computer team. Sam was introduced to, and immersed in, many realms of the IT industry throughout his week with us. With IP Telephone Installation, Fibre Optic Cabling, Brand Marketing and Computer Support, Sam had the complete industry experience from initial unboxing to final installation. At Southern Computer we believe it is essential to Continue Reading

SCC Blog Bytes

Welcome to our new blog

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Welcome to our first SCC Blog Byte! At Southern Computer Company we are dedicated to our clients needs. Along with providing reliable systems and professional support we are interested in keeping current within the I.T. Industry. Our Blog Bytes will serve as a place for us to showcase our business news, industry trends, I.T Tips and keep you updated with all things I.T. related. Bookmark this page and check in regulary for SCC updates! Many Thanks The SCC Team

Phone Systems

Do you need a new office phone system? 

Posted: Tuesday August 2, 2016

Southern Computer Co. are experts in corporate VoIP solutions. It’s been almost eight years since we installed our first IP phone systems. With lowered call costs and flexible system upgrades, our IP phone systems will provide real cost savings for your business. With the savings from lowered call costs and flexible system upgrades, a phone system from SCC will pay for itself in no time. Here are some real cost savings we have helped businesses make with VOIP: Case 1: Small Professional office Continue Reading