Security Matters

Security Matters

Web security is as important as home security yet I am constantly amazed by the lack of respect and poor actions by people when it comes to protecting their passwords and keeping their websites safe. Most people are either too busy, or simply believe “I’m too small, why would anyone want to hack me”. However, what most people don’t understand is the two biggest threats to your organisation are automated bots and your own employees. Today’s ‘hackers’ are rarely people working in dark rooms. More often than not a ‘hack’ is perpetrated by a ‘bot’ or piece of software that trolls the internet looking for open doors. In much the same way Google bots troll your site to work out how high it should rank on the search page, the hacker bots are doing the same thing, but with negative intent in mind. They exploit holes in your software and security. Second is disgruntles employees, who still have access to your resources long after they have left the building. They can log into system and change passwords, update files or steal client files. I’m sure you know someone who’s had their client list or address book taken by a previous employee. Security is important. Not only because a breach can be a significant cost, embarrassment and interruption to your business, but also because more and more we are collecting and storing important and confidential information on our users and clients. The fact we are collecting this information makes us greater targets. Further our software is more connected then ever and vulnerabilities in our network, can often threaten other businesses...

Sneak Peak – OTrain V2.0 – Introducing Tiles

Microsoft had it right! Tiles are the future. Sure the execution of Windows 8 could have been better, but we for one believe Tiles will become an integral part of User Interfaces into the future. Thats why the new V2.0 of the OTrain Learning Management System platform has incorporated “Tiles” for the display and management of hosted courses. These large, colourful blocks easily and readily display course titles and descriptions and provide a clean and simple way for users to find and enter training programs. But dont fear, unlike Microsoft, we’ve also keep a traditional menu bar (coupled with our new command centres) for more traditional navigation. Stay tuned for more sneak peaks and updates OTrain provides a web based learning management system, along with creative studio and learning resources for progressive organisations that want to take thier internal training to the next level. We offer the options of a full service solution, or a BYO model and of course every combination in between. About OTrain OTrain puts training online. With our cloud based Learning Management Solution, and our Studi.O team, OTrain is on a mission to Save the World from Boring Training” OTrain is Simply put, a better way to train. Learn more about OTrain by visiting www.otrain.com.au or calling us on 07 3040...

Sneak Peak – OTrain V2.0 – Command Centres

The new V2 of the OTrain Learning Management System platform has been built around a concept of “Command Centres” for key activities. More than 90% of available options can be reached via a Command Centre in under 3 clicks, making our already intuitive software even easier to use. We did extensive studies of the User Interface and menu structures of other World Leading Software programs including FaceBook, LinkedIn, Infusionsoft and Basecamp to guide our new design and build our Command Centres. So not only does this new approach improve the user experience, it has a nice sense of familiarity about it too. Stay tuned for more sneak peaks and updates OTrain provides a web based learning management system, along with creative studio and learning resources for progressive organisations that want to take thier internal training to the next level. We offer the options of a full service solution, or a BYO model and of course every combination in between. About OTrain OTrain puts training online. With our cloud based Learning Management Solution, and our Studi.O team, OTrain is on a mission to Save the World from Boring Training”  OTrain is Simply put, a better way to train. Learn more about OTrain by visiting www.otrain.com.au or calling us on 07 3040...

Sneak Peak – OTrain V2.0

Sneak Peak These 10 emoticons play a very important role in the new V2 of the OTrain Learning Management System platform. Can’t tell you too much about it just yet, as its all top secret, but just like Tony Abotts election policy costings, “all will be revealed in time”. Stay tuned for more sneak peaks and updates OTrain provides a web based learning management system, along with creative studio and learning resources for progressive organisations that want to take thier internal training to the next level. We offer the options of a full service solution, or a BYO model and of course every combination in between. About OTrain OTrain puts training online. With our cloud based Learning Management Solution, and our Studi.O team, OTrain is on a mission to Save the World from Boring Training” OTrain is Simply put, a better way to train. Learn more about OTrain by visiting www.otrain.com.au or calling us on 07 3040...

Shane Ridley: What Is Software Plus Service?

IT Industry – YOU HAVE IT WRONG – “Software Plus Service” does not mean what you think it means. We have been working hard at OTrain to try and find a way of describing what we do, and putting it into simple terms that don’t require you to be a computer nerd to understand. Sure there’s a whole bunch of language out there already, but unless you spend 20 minutes a day to keep up with the latest terminology, your probably like the rest of us and still calling “the cloud” the Internet. So today, I coined the phrase, Software Plus Service. You see at OTrain, we provide a piece of software, our learning management system, which we host on the Internet. The techs might call it cloud services, or Software as a Service (SaaS). But we just call it software. But we also offer outstanding customer service. Sure everyone claims to offer that, but at OTrain, we really do. It’s a key performance indicator, a core value and a key sequence in our DNA. We have chosen to make this our point of difference. Not good customer service. Not great customer service. But out-bloody-standing customer service. So it makes sense to call what we do: Software plus Service. When I got home tonight, I thought I’d do the right thing and google those three words to see if anyone else is using it. And guess what, people are. Loads of people. Even Microsoft!! Which you might think would make me happy, but it didn’t. Software Plus service is a whole category. There’s even a Wiki page dedicated to...
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