Welcome aboard Rebecca

Apr 19, 2017

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We wanted to welcome Rebecca Verbeek to the Tropical team as our new sales & relationship officer. Rebecca’s role within the team will include helping new clients come into the Tropical family, and keep in regular contact with all our valued clients to ensure their needs are always being met.

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Category: Bookkeeping

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End of financial year is just around the corner and with your business financials being settled for FY17, there is no better time to make the switch to cloud accounting.

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Category: Communications

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The NBN has become a little confusing since it’s humble roll out to Australia. As the network has matured, it has branched into a number of different technologies it was never going to use in the beginning.

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Category: Technology

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Where warnings of cyclones by the bureau of meteorology (http://www.bom.gov.au/) are issued we would recommend taking – and confirming – the security of your business data in case of natural disaster.

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As we come to the end of 2016 we wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you, from everyone at Tropical Business Solutions.

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Category: Technology

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Over a week ago, WorkflowMax made the jump from their old data centre to a new one (similar to Xero earlier this year); and since then there have been ongoing performance issues.

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Category: Technology

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Over the weekend a massive distribution of denial service (DDoS) attack occurred by the Mirai botnet and focused on taking down Dyn dns, which ultimately disabled many large companies in the US (and around the word) such as Twitter, Spotify, GitHub, Amazon & Reddit among other services.

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Category: Technology

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Your domain name, and its name services are more important to your business than they are given credit for; as we saw last week with the National Australia Bank outages.

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New Tax Tables

Oct 03, 2016

Category: Bookkeeping

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We have been receiving many emails from our Xero and MYOB clients over the last few days about how your accounting software will cope with the new tax tables that were announced by the ATO in the last few days. These new tax rates will take effect on 1 October 2016. Its the first time we can recollect tax rates being updated in a period that is not the start of the financial year! This is causing some confusion and concern about deployment of these rates.

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Category: Communications

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Smartphones are horrible at keeping their charge and often rapidly become worse even in their first year of life; but it may not be all their fault. Turns out Lithium-ion batteries (the type you find in smartphones & tablets) are sensitive to stress and changing the way we charge them could extend their life.

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