Poll Archive

14 Oct 2019
The channel is a juicy hacking target - are you improving security?
YES - recent attacks on MSPs spurred us to action
  7%
YES - we're ALWAYS improving our security stance
  64%
YES - we've noticed new forms of attack
  6%
NO - we're confident our past efforts are enough, but are always vigilant
  3%
NO - we don't see the need for change at this time
  19%
Total votes: 67
16 Sep 2019
Disties and vendors are pushing their financial services. Are you biting?
Yes - to move away from banks!
  15%
Yes - to spread risk
  12%
Yes - dipping toes in the water
  17%
Not yet - but we like the look of it
  14%
No - looked at it and decided not to
  20%
No - it's just not right for us
  23%
Total votes: 103
21 Sep 2019
How do you feel about Telstra's new services play?
Telstra has become a direct threat - we'll only work with other carriers
  31%
We can live with this - we'll still use Telstra networks
  17%
This is an opportunity for us - customers liked working with Telstra's sub-brands
  12%
This changes nothing - Telstra was always a competitor
  40%
Total votes: 107
29 Jul 2019
Is multi-cloud really happening?
Yes - customers love to mix and match the best from different clouds
  30%
Yes - if using AWS and O365 counts as multi-cloud
  16%
Yes - if using multiple SaaS products counts as multi-cloud
  15%
The term multi-cloud is dumb. Nobody ever talked about multi-software
  27%
No - customers prefer to go all-in with one cloud
  5%
No - because it is a stupid idea and a fad
  7%
Total votes: 155
03 Jul 2019
Have you adopted agile methodologies?
Yes - And it made a big different improve productivity
  23%
Yes - But it's not made a big difference to productivity
  27%
No - But we're thinking of giving it a try
  8%
No – We’re happy with our current methods
  6%
No - Because it is a stupid idea and a fad
  36%
Total votes: 135
24 Jun 2019
Is hot-desking right for your business?
Yes - we do it already and it does improve productivity
  8%
Yes - but it's not made a big difference to productivity
  14%
No - but we're thinking of giving it a try
  4%
No - because our productivity is fine already
  6%
No - because it is a stupid idea and a fad
  68%
Total votes: 159
11 Jun 2019
What's the hottest sales opportunity in H2 2019?
Business voice thanks to ISDN switchoff and/or NBN arrival
  25%
PCs thanks to Windows 7 end of life
  15%
Next-generation networks - WiFi 6, 5G, very fast Ethernet
  8%
The Internet of Things
  4%
Anything cloud or SaaS
  38%
Anything AI
  10%
Total votes: 48
27 May 2019
5G phones have arrived. How long until you buy one?
OMG right now this minute shut up and take my money
  6%
About six months from now, once network coverage improves
  13%
About a year from now, once I have a few handsets to choose from
  42%
Maybe never - I don't think I'll need a faster phone
  30%
Never - You'll have to take my Nokia 3210 from my cold, dead hands
  9%
Total votes: 188
03 May 2019
Have you noticed any of the recent public cloud outages?
Yes, it's caused a lot of headaches
  38%
Yes, but it's only a minor inconvenience
  26%
Yes, but it hasn't had any impact on business
  11%
What outages?
  25%
Total votes: 117
16 Apr 2019
What's the impact of the Easter/Anzac Day/School holiday super-weekend?
An unwelcome slow period to compare with Christmas/New Year period
  25%
No worse than Easter every year
  15%
10 days off with 3 days leave will refresh the team
  41%
Stop talking and pass the chocolate
  19%
Total votes: 106
02 Apr 2019
What do you think of the 2019 Federal Budget?
The budget will help my business
  18%
The budget will hurt my business
  9%
The budget changed my vote in the upcoming Federal Election
  9%
The budget did not change my vote in the upcoming Federal Election
  38%
There was a budget??
  26%
Total votes: 130
14 Mar 2019
What's Windows 7's end-of-life doing for your business?
We've already seen an uptick in PC sales
  21%
No noticeable changes yet
  42%
PC sales are still dwindling as far as I'm concerned
  37%
Total votes: 76
22 Feb 2019
Are foldable phones the future or just another gimmick?
The future, I can't wait to get my hands on one
  30%
Just another gimmick
  70%
Total votes: 187
06 Feb 2019
Will 5G disrupt the NBN?
Yes - Optus' 5G home broadband service is a winner
  20%
Yes - Everyone is mobile these days
  14%
No - The NBN may be imperfect, but 5G will be mostly mobile
  26%
Not yet - Give it a year or two for proper services and products to emerge and settle down
  40%
Total votes: 270
22 Jan 2019
Which cloud storage platform do you use for personal use?
Dropbox
  19%
Google Drive
  28%
iCloud
  9%
Microsoft OneDrive
  34%
AWS
  2%
Microsoft Azure
  0%
Other
  7%
Total votes: 302
09 Jan 2019
What does 2019 hold for you?
Business as usual, focused on organic growth
  62%
I'm looking to sell my business
  17%
I'm going to acquire another business
  21%
Total votes: 42
20 Dec 2018
Do you tune out from tech in the holidays?
I turn everything off for a couple of weeks (except streaming video to binge).
  28%
I revert to a $20 feature phone for a bit to get away from it all.
  6%
Santa's bringing me an Xbox/Playstation/Switch and/or new games. I'll be welded to the thing until about March.
  12%
I'm working or am on-call over the holidays, so it'll be tech as usual.
  39%
I use the time to play with tech I can't do during the year - rPi retro games console here I come!
  15%
Total votes: 72
04 Dec 2018
The most over-hyped technology trend of 2019 is...
Blockchain
  47%
AI
  15%
IoT
  14%
Everything-as-a-service
  24%
Total votes: 267
06 Nov 2018
How's business been for you this year?
Business is up
  39%
Steady, nothing to report
  24%
Business has been down
  37%
Total votes: 114
22 Oct 2018
Who has the best smartphone this year?
Apple's iPhone XS/XR
  27%
Google's Pixel 3
  16%
Samsung's Galaxy Note9
  32%
None of the above
  25%
Total votes: 179

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