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Buying hardware – why wait?

Business consumers in Australia have been faced with long order waits and delivery time blowouts when it comes to IT hardware purchases. Since COVID-19 took grip, supply chains in the IT world have been under pressure for a number of reasons. Many manufacturers reduced production volumes due to workforce impacts, while the transition to work-from-home arrangements also saw demand spike. Thankfully, CMTG remains one of the few Managed Service Providers in our class to have credible hardware stock volumes, giving clients and customers access to the equipment they need on demand.

While it’s easy ...

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Is your business ready for the new generation Windows upgrade?

Many businesses and users lament upgrades to operating systems, which take getting used to and at times can be frustrating due to interface and feature changes. The October release of Windows 11 may come as a surprise to some, given Microsoft publicly declared there would be no more operating system number versions after 2015. But Windows 11 touched down in October and Microsoft is pushing out automatic updates to compatible machines. 

However, there are a number of barriers that may prevent customers from upgrading. 

CMTG is currently testing to ensure operating system compatibility for custo...

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Ever-changing landscape keeps Brenton on his toes
Ever-changing landscape keeps Brenton on his toes

BEHIND THE SCENES

Brenton Crosby - Senior Systems Engineer

Brenton Crosby is a jack of all trades at CMTG.

From team leader and mentor, to managing engineering requirements for client projects, serving as a client services manager, assistant administrator and subject matter expert, it’s safe to say Brenton’s workdays are busy and varied.Always knowing he wanted to work with computers, Brenton worked at a small internet service provider, which served as a great kick-start to his career in the IT sector. Developing his skillset and expertise over the past 23 years, Brenton is now a key member of...

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5 ways patching can make or break your business
5 ways patching can make or break your business

Unpatched systems provide a simple way to deploy cyber-attacks and malware. Having a plan to apply patches, you can go a long way to protect your organisation from cyberattacks designed to take advantage of known vulnerabilities. Here's 5 ways patching can make or break your business.

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