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How To Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths

By admin | May 21, 2020

Public speaker and author David Rendall has a book called The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness By Flaunting Weakness, which presents the idea that your weaknesses can be flipped to become your strengths. It’s all in how you view what you think are weaknesses and how you treat them. Rendall explains that rather than taking action …

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RETURNING TO WORK AFTER COVID-19

By admin | May 6, 2020

You would have seen that various states and territories around Australia have already eased some of their own restrictions, while others, such as Victoria, will re-examine state-of-emergency measures from 11 May. As we await these important updates, as business owners and operators, we now move from the day-to-day management of this crisis to planning for …

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Lessons Learned… Technological Innovation in Education during COVID-19

By admin | April 30, 2020

The challenge of COVID-19 has led to many opportunities for various industries to find entrepreneurial ways to circumvent its disastrous economic fallout. The educational sector has certainly been a flagship project with the latest technological platforms implemented to ensure all students and professionals remain on track for successful careers and futures. COVID-19 has not only …

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What’s App Doc?

By admin | April 23, 2020

There is so much conjecture surrounding the recent announcement by our Federal Government to ‘opt in’ to the tracing app. Most recently, our Health minister Greg Hunt has put a question mark over whether a promise to release all source code for the federal government’s forthcoming COVID-19 contact tracing app is actually possible due to …

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Zoom…. And where is your privacy now?

By admin | April 8, 2020

You may have seen news reports this week warning of Zoom’s privacy breaches, and that the technology’s rapid expansion hasn’t kept up with its cyber security. However, please be assured that hackers are not really interested in 99% of what we have to say! The warnings are really targeting high-end organisations who handle extremely sensitive …

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So, you can’t work in the office… Tips & Tricks

By admin | April 2, 2020

If you’re similar to us at Technology for Accountants (T4A), you’ll be checking in with your fellow colleagues, friends and family on a regular basis at the moment. Once upon a time, this would be ‘the norm’ – an assumed part of your day – something you perhaps took for granted even? However now, in …

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I get by with a little help from my friends….

By admin | March 25, 2020

We are constantly hearing that the current pandemic crisis is a once in a lifetime occurrence; the words ‘unprecedented’, ‘exponential’ and ‘self-isolation’ are now being used on an hourly rotation. “Coronavirus measures are ‘draconian’ but absolutely necessary,” says health chief Brendan Murphy. He also warns, “This virus will be with us for some time.” The …

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Coronavirus – Next Steps

By admin | March 19, 2020

In the past couple of weeks, you would have witnessed the federal and state governments taking additional actions to contain the spread and risks of coronavirus, including invoking state of emergency powers.  At Technology For Accountants (T4A), we are implementing extra precautions to look after the health and well being of our own employees, while …

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Coronavirus is now classified as a pandemic… So, now what?

By admin | March 13, 2020

The picture above was taken outside my office window yesterday morning around 9:30am. At one stage, we estimated there were over 200 people in the line! Yes, they are pellets of toilet paper being unloaded… Not food or water or medical supplies, just toilet paper! This happened in Box Hill, approx 20km out from Melbourne …

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Pandemic Preparedness & Response Plan

When the World is Forced to Work Remotely

By admin | March 6, 2020

Worldwide concern over the Coronavirus pandemic has gained momentum over the past few weeks. Traditional DR (Disaster Recovery) plans traditionally only focus on catastrophic events where business assets are damaged or destroyed. However, pandemics hit hardest at a firm’s most important asset, its people. Therefore, traditional DR plans are not adequate when planning for a …

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