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Collaboration, leadership, and respect: key qualities to working in IT
Collaboration, leadership, and respect: key qualities to working in IT

For Senior Systems Engineer and Client Services Manager Cameron Brewster, working at CMTG over the last almost four years has been enjoyable and rewarding with lessons learned and growth experienced along the way.

After graduating from a Diploma in Information Technology (Networking) in 2004, Cameron went on to work as a Network Engineer in various industries such as health, telecommunications, mining, and exploration.

He joined the CMTG team a few years ago and has since grown from a general helpdesk support person to now having more responsibility through client, project, and team m...

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Challenging Change
Challenging Change

Last month, CMTG Director Mia Filpo attended Business News’ Challenging Change breakfast event at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre.

Initially planned for International Women’s Day but postponed due to COVID-19, the event importantly brought together some of WA’s prominent leaders and businesspeople alike to discuss and consider the wide-ranging contribution of women in our great state and exploring pathways for future action.

Upon close of event, Mia shared her key takeaway: reform is happening, but more needs to be done to work towards gender parity.

“Our coun...





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FortiEDR by CMTG poised to protect Australian businesses from cybercrime
FortiEDR by CMTG poised to protect Australian businesses from cybercrime

With tax season upon us, it’s important for Australians to remember there are certain times throughout the year that attract cybercriminals interested in targeting Australians.

According to CMTG Technical Manager Scott Rose, cybersecurity has become an essential part of our everyday business and personal lives.

“It’s no longer something only considered by large corporations and governments; everyone is now aware cybersecurity needs to be a focus whether you’re an individual, small business or greater business,” Scott said.

“As we all know, attackers are innovative – which is why we need to con...

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Behind the scenes

People in the IT industry are traditionally known to be “behind-the-scenes” – but not at CMTG!

We had lots of fun the other day putting our best foot forward and getting our photos taken at our Perth headquarters.

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Putting out fires voluntarily and professionally: Geoff Enkel
Putting out fires voluntarily and professionally: Geoff Enkel

In the ICT space and out in the world, firefighting is a great passion of CMTG’s Senior Systems Engineer and Client Services Manager Geoff Enkel.

Starting his professional career in July 1979 with the WA Treasury working on computer mainframes, Geoff’s work experience extends from working with Y2K testing prior to the beginning of the new millennium, adapting to Windows and virtual systems, and witnessing the introduction of private clouds.

In 2015, Geoff joined the CMTG team as a Senior Engineer and has since proudly worked his way up the chain to leading teams and managing client support. ...

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.AU Domain Available
.AU Domain Available

A shorter simpler domain name is now available for existing domains. The new domain name category could leave your business or organisation open to fraudulent cyber activity.

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Not all heroes wear lab coats or are men
Not all heroes wear lab coats or are men

When it comes to providing IT troubleshooting services, most clients expect a man to answer the call or respond to an e-mail support ticket. But for CMTG’s clients, this isn’t always the case.

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CMTG women on international womens day
CMTG women on international womens day

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we asked our CMTG women from all areas of the company a few important questions. Thank you to the following ladies for making us feel empowered by sharing some words of wisdom and inspiration! Read on for their insightful responses…

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For International Women’s Day 2022, Director Mia Filpo shared her thoughts on leadership in a COVID-safe way.
For International Women’s Day 2022, Director Mia Filpo shared her thoughts on leadership in a COVID-safe way.

In the video, she considers what it takes to be a leader, the best advice she’s ever received, and what she would do differently if she could go back in time.

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Make the switch to CMTG’s data centre
Make the switch to CMTG’s data centre

Many professions, such as engineers and surveyors, rely on big data and large graphics processing to rollout a project or task.

But what happens when they work remotely, and these applications are processed on a hard device?

CMTG Director Carl Filpo said many industries continue to face these issues as a result of the pandemic and subsequent working-from-home arrangements.

“The first problem is trying to access these files on unreliable home Internet connections,” Carl said.

“The second problem is the computer processing power at home not being powerful enough to meet necessary tasks.”

High Pe...

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Flying the East Coast flag for CMTG
Flying the East Coast flag for CMTG

There are many reasons why people love their job.

For CMTG’s East Coast team leader Rajay Hanuman, it’s being able to give his clients peace-of-mind with their IT services and infrastructure.

While it’s challenging to be stationed in Melbourne with the Company’s headquarters in Perth, Raj said having a greater national footprint allowed CMTG to expand its service offering and help more Australian businesses in need of better IT tools and support.

“In my team, we have Andrew in Sydney and Ashley also here in Melbourne. Our presence enables us to support any local or national businesses,” Raj sa...

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Software applications to streamline your business
Software applications to streamline your business

Is your business running extensive graphics and data applications? Hosted GPU acceleration implementation through CMTG could be the answer to optimise your business’ performance processing.

This cutting-edge technology is the practice of using high end graphics processing units (GPUs) to speed up processing intensive operations, all through CMTG’s state-of-the-art data centre.

CMTG Managing Director Carl Filpo said GPU Acceleration allows you to work from anywhere, while achieving high performing graphic processing performance from any (non-GPU) device.

“GPU Acceleration is flexible, secure an...

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Helping to lead the charge: Mia Filpo
Helping to lead the charge: Mia Filpo

CMTG Director Mia Filpo’s journey through the IT space over the past almost 30 years has been filled with plenty of challenges and wins, as she grew from an office administrator in 1994 to now a Director at a leading company she helped build.

“I remember my first day at my first IT job at the young age of 19, I walked through the service department and immediately thought: this is where I want to be,” Mia said.

“Since then, I’ve been exposed to many different facets of the industry, I was a junior tech and a systems engineer, then along the way we decided to work on our business durin...

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CMTG provides IT infrastructure solution for Dynapumps
CMTG provides IT infrastructure solution for Dynapumps

CMTG recently secured a contract with service and pump provider Dynapumps as they looked to continue expanding their international presence.

CMTG was able to deliver an end-to-end solution for the Australian engineering company by combining CMTG’s enterprise grade multi-homed private cloud and cutting-edge Citrix technology.

Ten technical experts from CMTG worked on the project to deploy Dynapump’s new IT infrastructure on their private cloud, which removed the need to wait for infrastructure to arrive from overseas.

Two of the main unique components required for the project included a private...

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The Year Ahead
The Year Ahead

As we start the year afresh, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our ongoing and new clients, supporters, and peers. Thank you for working with us and pushing us to reach new heights and achieve goals in the technology space.

We are very proud of our entire team, particularly how we have remained agile and flexible despite the many challenges COVID-19 throws at us.

Regardless of the WA Government’s recent announcement to delay the State’s planned February 5 reopening, you’ll be glad to know we have already implemented a rotating work-from-home roster and other proactive measures to...

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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?

To upgrade or not to upgrade? The Windows 11 question 

Microsoft is prompting many users to auto-update to its latest operating system, Windows 11. But there are several factors you should consider before proceeding. 

Following the release of the Windows 11 operating system (OS) in October, Microsoft is pushing out automatic updates to recent-model machines.

The release itself may have come as somewhat of a surprise, given Microsoft’s assurances there would be no more numbered OS releases.

But while ME, XP or Vista may have had a certain ring to them in years gone by, it seems the Microsoft m...

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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 ...

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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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