Starting up in the cloud

5:44PM | Friday, 24 May 2013 | John Russell

The growth of cloud-based services has created a whole new class of enterprise: The cloud-based start-up. Here’s a guide to setting one up.

Make your office slightly more paperless

5:00AM | Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | Taskmaster

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, we were promised a paperless office. Now that the digital revolution has well and truly arrived, it’s time to throw away some paper.

Set up an away message for Gmail

5:00AM | Monday, 13 May 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Have you ever wanted to send an automated response to emails while you're away on leave? If you use Gmail, here's how to do it.

Five top tips to monetising your blog

5:33PM | Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | Scott Allan

Affiliate marketing is an effective strategy for monetising your business blog. However, before you jump in, there are five criteria you have to consider first.

Kogan wins Supreme Court case against ispONE

5:51PM | Thursday, 2 May 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Tech retailer Kogan has won its case against ispONE, following several weeks of tense argument in the Victorian Supreme Court.

How video and email marketing can drive more traffic to your website

4:52PM | Tuesday, 16 April 2013 | Eddie Machaalani

Is your business effectively combining email and YouTube? If not, here are some tactics that can give your website traffic an easy boost.

Australia’s broadband future: The Labor and Coalition plans compared

4:12PM | Tuesday, 9 April 2013 | Oliver Milman

Shadow communications spokesperson Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled his alternative broadband vision for Australia – here is everything you need to know.

The Bitcoin boom: What your business needs to know

4:25PM | Tuesday, 9 April 2013 | Oliver Milman

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about a new virtual currency called Bitcoin. Here are all the basics you need to know – as well as how it will impact you.

Have you made the move from blogger to content marketer?

4:26PM | Friday, 5 April 2013 | Adam Franklin

Have you started blogging for your business? If so, it’s time for you to use your blog more efficiently – by becoming a content marketer.

View account activity on Gmail

4:00AM | Thursday, 4 April 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Sometimes you may get the feeling your Gmail account has been tampered with – there’s an easy way to find out how.

eBay fee hike brings mixed response from businesses

4:46PM | Wednesday, 3 April 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Auction and online retail giant eBay has announced a new fee structure which will see some selling costs increase for many of its members.

The start-up that sparked a $50m investment battle between eBay and Amazon

4:05PM | Tuesday, 2 April 2013 | Oliver Milman

It’s rare for a three-year-old venture to be the subject of a $50 million investment race between global giants eBay and Amazon, as Snapdeal has done.

More Australian small businesses keen to ‘like’ social media: Survey

4:56PM | Tuesday, 2 April 2013 | Oliver Milman

Nearly eight in 10 Australian small businesses are planning to devote more time to social media in the coming year.

How do I choose the right web developer?

3:00AM | Wednesday, 27 March 2013 | Scott Robinson

Whether you’re in a regional area or the city, finding the right web designer can be a daunting process.

How do I find the key influencers in my industry, and get them following me on Twitter?

3:00AM | Thursday, 21 March 2013 | Craig Hodges

An influencer is someone with a strong social media following in your industry. But getting their attention might take some patience.

THE NEWS WRAP: Gillard opens door to compromise as media reforms falter

3:18AM | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 | Andrew Sadauskas

Prime Minister Julia Gillard is fighting to keep proposed media reforms alive, following an interview on the ABC’s Lateline program where independent MP Tony Windsor expressed concerns about the package.

ACMA slams Groupon Australia with formal warning for violating the Spam Act

3:16PM | Friday, 15 March 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Group buying giant Groupon has been slammed by the Australian communications watchdog, which has issued a formal warning to the company regarding its daily email newsletters – and the ability to unsubscribe.

Don’t ever let tech jargon cloud you over

3:20PM | Thursday, 14 March 2013 | Taskmaster

Do your eyes glaze over when people start talking about “social media strategies” and “cloud-based services”? Don’t let those jargon terms run you over – take control!

Google maps inside shopping centres, using social media

3:18PM | Wednesday, 13 March 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Google is rolling out a major update to Street View in Australia today, with the search giant now displaying photos inside shopping centres and other buildings, giving local businesses a chance to boost their rankings.

Know what the cloud is – and ask the right questions

3:18PM | Tuesday, 12 March 2013 | Taskmaster

Do you use a web-based email account such as Hotmail or a cloud storage service? If so, there are some important questions you need to ask.