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At Comunet, we love technology.  More than that, we love helping clients use technology to build their businesses.   

For over 20 years we have been helping our clients define, design and implement IT strategies that suit their business needs - from small through to enterprise-sized organisations.  With expertise across all areas of IT including strategic consulting, cloud technology, software and application development as well as infrastructure  and managed services - we aim to help clients on a digital transformation journey that aligns to their strategic needs

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One Team Challenge 19 Event Wrap Up

Oct 01 2019
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Over June and July, Comunet held our all-of-company innovation event ‘One Team Challenge’ for the second year running. The event brings focus to are ability to innovate, with staff put in multi-disciplined teams to find ‘Problems Worth Solving’ within industry and explore ideas and opportunities for new products and services.

Getting out of the swamp: Accelerated Data Lake on AWS

Sep 09 2019
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AWS Accelerated Data Lake’ is a AWS pattern that provides the much-needed glue to keep your S3 Data Lakes easily manageable over time through a data catalog and individual file tagging. It's serverless and allows near real time reporting over curated data. Keep your data out of the muck!

Building innovation culture

Aug 01 2019
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Comunet are now 3 years into establishing our innovation program and have just completed our 2nd all-of-staff innovation hackathon "One Team Challenge".

On the journey there have been hits and misses, but overwhelmingly positive outcomes that are now being realised across the business. 

Here are 6 lessons learnt from our experiences in building a stronger innovation culture.

Cybersecurity - "Things that keep me up at night"

Mar 28 2019
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I've been asked a few times over the last few months or so what it is that keeps me up at night - mostly in the context of business risks for Comunet - but it extends naturally to our partners and clients. Of late, I've consistently been giving the same answer - Cyber security.

There's almost never a day that goes by where we hear another local story of a business who has felt the impact of a cyber attack - mostly ransomware and phishing, but sometimes some other type of compromise.

Comunet joins the Access4 partner program.

Mar 25 2019
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We are happy to announce that we joined Access4, Australia's partner of choice for Cloud Unified Communications Solutions and support services. Access4 provides the most up to date version of the BroadSoft platform and their SASBOSS provisioning and support portal provides us and our clients with empowerment to manage customers locally and seamlessly and track usage and costs. 

Myth Busting Cloud Security - It's all about Risk Management.

Jul 09 2018
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Almost 6 months into leading the teams at Comunet, I’ve had quite a few people ask me what is the biggest surprise or challenge that I’ve come across. 

Probably not-surprisingly, it’s been dealing with the common misconception that “the cloud” is less secure than on-premise solutions – which is exacerbated by the ambiguity that exists in many organisations around cloud computing in general. 

Cloud computing has now been around long enough to no longer be a fad, and the statistics around cloud use and security incidents leave little room for debate on the fact that, configured correctly, Cloud Services (such as those provided by Microsoft or AWS) are more secure than on-premise solutions. 

Getting On Track with Microsoft Planner

Aug 11 2017
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Staying organised is crucial to the success of any individual or team. It is no surprise, therefore, that many software options have been created to help us achieve this goal. In this blog post, we wanted to look at a relatively new option that Microsoft have introduced, called Microsoft Planner. Planner is available with the Office 365 suite, and we have been fortunate enough at Comunet to have a closer look at this platform. From the outset, we realised that Microsoft have taken a very different approach to how tasks and plans can be structured and organised, hence the reason why we were keen to share some of our insights with you in this blog post today.

Here’s The Answer - Previewing Microsoft Forms

Jul 28 2017
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Over the last few months, we have been covering some of the new programs available in Microsoft’s Office 365 suite. Today, we wanted to write about a new service that has only recently been previewed to the public – Microsoft Forms. As the name suggests, Forms is a platform that allows you to create forms that can be used as surveys, quizzes and polls. It was originally launched as part of Microsoft’s Office 365 Education package, but is now being expanded into commercial markets. We have been able to take a closer look at this new software and have outlined some of the key features and benefits below.