4 Things Steve Jobs Taught Us About Cloud Computing

It's faster in every case to talk to the server than it is my local hard disk... Carrying around these non-connected computers -- with tons of data and state in them -- is byzantine by comparison.

- Steve Jobs, late Co-founder and Chairman of Apple
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Steve Jobs spoke about this in 1997 at the Worldwide Developer Conference. His speech also included a vision for bringing the cloud to everyone's personal computer. Sure enough, 19 years later today, all of us probably have adopted cloud computing for both personal and business use.

Or, have we?

Topics: Insider Technology

Xero & MYOB Can Be Friends

Every training provider we speak with wants to automate because it's the key to reducing costs, improving productivity, and managing compliance.  One of the most common requests we hear at Wisenet is:

How can we best integrate student data with accounts?  

Topics: Student Management Technology

5 Ways To Make Flexible Work Arrangements Work

I can't come to work today...

That's probably one of the last statements a boss wants to hear from an employee. 

But it's not always due to illnesses (or laziness) - sometimes our Wisenet team simply can't get to the office for work due to legit reasons like:

  • Summertime Sadness, Melbourne (the office's air conditioner was out for 3 weeks)
  • Train strikes, Melbourne
  • Heavy, biting snow, Queenstown
  • Hazardous air pollution, Singapore (due to fires in Indonesia)
  • Train breakdowns, Singapore

Yet on all occasions it was Business As Usual for Wisenet across the world -- from Cairns to Las Vegas, the Philippines to Perth, and Singapore to Melbourne -- thanks to our flexible work policies for business operations and good preparation for unforeseen circumstances. Our results speak for themselves. 

We'd like to share 5 ways we've found to make flexible work arrangements work!

Topics: Insider Resources Technology

Sky Muster NBN Satellite Offers e-Learning For All Australians

Sky Muster Satellite

Thursday's successful launch of the NBN Co's Sky Muster Satellite means high speed internet access for 200,000 Australians living in remote and regional areas is a significant step closer!

Rockets and satellites are risky business - a launch failure (i.e. an explosion) would be an expensive and major setback for the NBN (despite a $50 million insurance policy price tag). Satellites take years to build; launch windows are expensive and rare. Fortunately, it was a text book launch and all systems are GO!

Topics: Insider E-Learning Technology

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