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Linkedin passwords hacked!

Published on June 7, 2012 in Media Releases

Change your password NOW!

LinkedIn has confirmed that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts. They are continuing to investigate this situation and have advised the following:

“This is what we are pursuing as far as next steps for the compromised accounts:

  1. Members that have accounts associated with the compromised passwords will notice that their LinkedIn account password is no longer valid.
  2. These members will also receive an email from LinkedIn with instructions on how to reset their passwords. There will not be any links in this email. Once you follow this step and request password assistance, then you will receive an email from LinkedIn with a password reset link.
  3. These affected members will receive a second email from our Customer Support team providing a bit more context on this situation and why they are being asked to change their passwords.”

It is worth noting that the affected members who update their passwords and members whose passwords have not been compromised benefit from the enhanced security we just recently put in place, which includes hashing and salting of our current password databases.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our members. We take the security of our members very seriously.” he writes.

Please ensure you don’t always use the same password for all websites as this severly reduces the security of your information.

 
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New website launched

Our website has been redesigned to combine our original four websites, easier to navigate and more information at your finger tips.

 
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End of Computers for Charities

It has been over 6 years since we started our Recycling for Charities program, but sadly it has come to an end.

Back in 2005 we started the program in response to our clients need to dispose of their old hardware when they refreshed their systems.

Our Original Mission:

Our dedication, our promise:
NOVA iT RECYCLING was created as a direct response to the needs of the iT market. The computers are doubling in speed and capacity faster than the recovery market can keep up. Used computers and monitors have routinely been thrown in landfills at the end of their lifecycles, despite laws prohibiting this practice.
Of course, we didn’t just want to help make iT disposal environmentally safe, we also knew that with so much waste in the current market, we could help those less fortunate, and help the companies that donate their computers to save money as well.
Unlike other companies we didn’t want to be just another middleman selling off lots to other resellers. We make the most of the equipment we receive by refurbishing and remarketing it ourselves.
We are very proud of our ability to make available older technology to those who otherwise would not be able to afford it, and we pledge to you that we will deliver the best return for your surplus equipment. 

We have seen many things change in this space over the years, many companies and programs have come and gone, a number of large hardware vendors have stepped up and provided their own donation/trade-in programs, which is great, they should be environmentally aware of what they put out into the world.

Some council’s now even have their own computer recycling programs.

We are always looking at new and innovative ways to give back to the community, if you have any ideas please contact us as we would love to hear from you.

If you are unsure of how to dispose of your old computer gear, contact us and we would be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

 
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See us at CEBIT 2007

Published on May 1, 2007 in Media Releases

We proud to be taking part in CEBIT Australia 2007 and to invite you to join us at the largest information and communication technology event for businesses in this region, from 1 -3 May at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Cenrte.

NOVA iT GROUP - is proud to be taking part in CEBIT Australia 2007 and to invite you
to join us at the largest information and communication technology event for businesse
s in this region, from 1 -3 May at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Cenrte.
On show will be our ability to provide a suite of Engineering, After Sales Support, Help Desk
and Administrative services to the Information Technology Industry. We take on your
obligations in Field service, On-site Service, and administration. And we leave you free
to do what you do best: run your central operations without distraction
We would like to invite you to attend CEBIT Australia and to come and visit us on Stand P67.
We provide you with highly skilled
on-site and field service engineers
enabling you to cover your engineering
commitments to your clients and with
the following benefits:

Overall reduced cost to you
Australia wide coverage
You maintain full account control
Service engineers specifically skilled to the task
Prompt attendance minimizing your client’s downtime

Click here to request more information

 

We contract highly skilled
on-site and field service engineers
to iT service providers and provide you
with the following benefits:
 

Attractive rates
Projects specific to your skills
Flexibility of preferred locations
Prompt payment
Ongoing income opportunities

Click here to request more information

 

 
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Nova iT expands support services – CRN

Nova iT expands support services – CRN Article

Fleur Doidge, CRN

16 September 2005 11:45

Melbourne service provider Nova iT has been expanding its wholesale IT support service coverage, signing new contractors across Australia and New Zealand on the back of rapid growth.

David Vidos, managing director at Nova iT, said the reseller had engineers based in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

It already had some support offering and clients based in New Zealand but was signing more contractors, he said.

“We’re in the process of getting contracts signed,” Vidos said.

Many businesses preferred to get all their support from a single service provider and that was the advantage Nova iT could provide, he said.

“The easiest way is for the client to go to their service provider and say ‘this is what we want’ and then that’s their problem [to sort out the details],” he said.

The company established a support presence in Sydney in July. “Nova iT has enjoyed growth of 600 percent in the last financial year,” Vidos said.

The popularity of IT outsourcing had been a major contributor to Nova iT’s growth. Many companies were realising they preferred to get someone else to handle their IT support and so on, he said.

“They don’t need as many staff, here or overseas,” Vidos said.

Nova iT supported its own clients but also served other IT companies that in their turn supported larger multi-state customers, he said.

“We provide other IT companies with the support staff to allow their business to grow and expand into other states without capital outlay to hire someone full-time or to organise the logistics.”

Expansion to South Australia was also expected by the end of the year, he said.

Nova iT also began providing IT recycling services this year, offering customers a chance to dispose of old equipment in a more environmentally friendly way.

“We donate some of the computers to community groups and charities and others we sell to ensure the warehouse has enough space to process more computers,” Vidos said.

He said the reseller had held exclusive rights to soft furnishing quotation package Click Software and accounting inventory system ACCENTiS Enterprise in Victoria since 2004.

Those applications helped it open up opportunities in banking, finance, communications and manufacturing verticals, he said.

Nova iT was founded in 2001. It had 15 staff in total, spread across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, including three in its Melbourne head office. Nova iT had formal partnerships with Cisco and Symantec, Vidos said.

 
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Nova Aims to Recycle For Charity – ARN

Published on June 2, 2005 in Media Releases

Nova aims to recycle for charity

Nadia Cameron, ARN

2 June 2005 07:30:07

A Victorian IT support company has taken a benevolent approach to asset disposal, announcing a recycling for charity initiative.

Nova IT Consulting is refurbishing IT gear, which it plans to donate to community groups and non-profit organisations. It will also distribute the proceeds from these sales between nominated charities.

Managing director, David Vidos, said it launched a recycling service after customers expressed concerns about the disposal of old and unwanted IT equipment.

Impending changes to recycling laws had caused many organisations to investigate legitimate ways of moving old gear, he said.

Goods currently being repaired and passed on by Nova include used desktops, notebooks, networking hardware, servers, printers and monitors.

The company is refurbishing goods at its depot in Melbourne, and is working with recycling partner, Green PC, to take gear in Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. It is currently holding discussions with third parties in Sydney, Darwin, Hobart and Adelaide.

“We want to find people who will take the gear for nothing and either resell it or give it to the community,” Vidos said.

But he said Nova was finding it difficult to balance the recycling program with its core support business.

“We can’t house the stuff we have got and have to turn people away,” Vidos said.

As a result, Nova was now looking for a financial sponsor to fund an expansion of its recycling facilities. It was hoping to attract about $20,000.

“We need a sponsor to help expand our operations and give us more room to process gear,” he said.

The assistance would also be used to cover software issues, such as Windows licensing, Vidos said.

Nova was also speaking with various local councils to find volunteers to help find homes for the refurbished gear.

The company is working with several non-profit organisations, including SIDs and Kids, the Ronald McDonald House charities, The Royal Children’s Hospital and Canteen. Vidos said he was keen to add other charities.

Anybody interested in donating gear should visit www.novaitrecycling.com.au.

 
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Looking for sponsors

Published on March 15, 2005 in Media Releases

We are looking for sponsors for our Computers for Charities Recycling program.

So interested companies looking to gain direct exposure within the business community throughout Australia and the World (we have a website that gets hit) feel free to contact us.

Mainly we are looking for financial aid to expand our operation to larger premises. We are happy label all our recycling correspondence with our business clients as sponsored by yourcompany, also to put up banners, have promotional stalls, etc. etc.

Send an email to sponsors@novaitgroup.com.au

 
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Becoming a Cisco Partner

NOVA iT CONSULTING is now a CISCO Partner which means improved support to our clients and better pricing on CISCO gear.
Why use anything else but the best for your business.

 
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*** Tsunami Crisis***

As part of the global community, we are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and suffering that are occurring as a result of Sunday’s massive earthquake and tsunamis in the Indian Ocean. As the situation unfolds and the need for humanitarian aid increases, many of us as individuals are looking for ways we can contribute to relief efforts. On behalf of NOVA iT GROUP, we will be making a contribution to help with the relief efforts in Asia. We are also investigating other ways to help as more information becomes available and the needs of those affected become clearer.

Many humanitarian organisations such as the Australian Red Cross, Oxfam, CARE Australia, World Vision and others engaged in charitable work are asking for public support to help with the relief effort. We encourage those interested to make direct donations via the organisations’ websites.

Our hearts and good thoughts go out to all of those impacted by these events.

Regards,
The NOVA iT GROUP Team.

 
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Supporting the Victorian Police Association

NOVA iT CONSULTING is proudly supporting the Victoria Police Association.

 
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