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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WorkflowMax has released its second wave of upgrades to the platform, and is increasing its pricing for most plans from November 1st 2016. The focus of the upgrades this time around are reconciliations between WorkflowMax & Xero by giving users more power to resolve problems themselves.

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Category: Solutions

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Having your elevator pitch down gives your business a clear & defined purpose that a surprising number of businesses don’t have. Once you have that defined goal, building systems and platforms that save time and money - while minimising risk - becomes easy and you have a much greater chance of a successful outcome. To illustrate my point, I want to share how Tropical Business Solutions got her elevator pitch.

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QuickBooks is a great cloud based accounting package, similar to Xero, for smaller business.

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