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Come Join Us At The Bahay Tuluyan Annual Fundraiser – Sponsored by DysrupIT

As an integral part of the Australian IT industry, DysrupIT believes that our commitment to social responsibility extends beyond providing top-tier technology solutions. We understand the importance of uplifting and supporting the communities we are a part of, locally and globally. We are thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the first-ever Bahay Tuluyan Annual Fundraiser, an event that brings together great food, company, and a noble cause.

The event is a wonderful opportunity to support Bahay Tuluyan Philippines Australia Inc. (BTPA), a volunteer-run organisation that tirelessly works to protect the rights of children in the Philippines. They’re on the frontlines, actively preventing and responding to instances of child abuse and violence. By attending the event, you are directly supporting these efforts to create a safer world for children.

When you step through the doors of the elegant venue, you’ll be greeted by a lively atmosphere brimming with good food and even better company. The evening kicks off at 18:00 and goes until 21:30 (AEST), offering ample time to engage with fellow attendees, learn more about BTPA’s impactful work, and contribute towards this life-changing cause.

Tickets for this unforgettable evening range from $150.00 for individuals to $1,400.00 for a table of ten, and we guarantee that it’s an investment you won’t regret. Every cent of your ticket price will be donated directly to BTPA’s operations in the Philippines. Every dollar makes a difference, and your generous contribution can change the lives of these vulnerable children.

In addition to buying tickets, you can also make direct donations to BTPA. Every penny counts and we are immensely grateful for any support you can provide. Remember, 100% of your donations will directly fund BTPA’s commendable mission.

We’re thrilled to have you join us on this journey to make a tangible difference in the world. By standing together at the Bahay Tuluyan Annual Fundraiser, we can show our collective strength and commitment to children’s rights. We look forward to seeing you there!

On behalf of DysrupIT, we thank you for your support and generosity. Together, we can make a world of difference.

To buy tickets or make a donation, CLICK HERE.

Event Details

Date and time

Thu 24 Aug 2023, 18:00 – 21:30 (AEST)


12 Micron
Tower 1, Level 2/100 Barangaroo Ave
Barangaroo, NSW 2000


$150.00 – $1,400.00

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Don’t forget to share this event with your family, friends, and colleagues – the more the merrier!

With warm regards,
The DysrupIT Team


We’re here to help. Feel free to contact us with any queries you may have regarding the event or your contribution. We’re committed to making this experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible for you.

Contact DysrupIT: alexandra.brookes@dysrupIT.com.au

Contact Bahay Tuluyan: treasurer@btpa.org.au

DysrupIT Partners with Hubspot to Enhance Complete CRM Services for Small to Medium-Sized Organisations

[SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA] – DysrupIT, Australian based Cloud and aaS advocate, announces partnership with CRM platform provider, Hubspot, a premier CRM which integrates across the enterprise of scaling companies to deliver single-view best-in-class customer experience.

The Hubspot relationship brings a complete end-to-end CRM tool to DysrupIT’s portfolio of services. This combination supports small to medium-sized organisations looking to modernise and automate their customer relationship management operations.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Hubspot, a leader in the CRM industry,” says DysrupIT Head of Alliances and Partnerships Marco Hermosura, “This partnership will allow us to offer a comprehensive solution to our clients, combining our managed security services and digital transformation capabilities with Hubspot’s premier CRM platform. DysrupIT’s engineering capabilities will support Hubspot implementations. Our focus will be targeted expertise in integration between Hubspot and clients’ SaaS and legacy applications.”

“As an advocate of Cloud and aaS, DysrupIT’s strategy for SMEs is to provide pragmatic transformation solutions that allow them to manage their businesses through data driven decision making and automation,” DysrupIT CEO Andrew McCarroll says. “Hubspot is a great fit. As a SaaS platform, it delivers modernisation benefits to SMEs previously the domain of more expensive enterprise software. We will help accelerate this with our engineering capability, building out critical integrations between Hubspot CRM and other functions across the business.”

For more information about DysrupIT’s partnership with Hubspot, please contact Marco Hermosura at marco@dysrupit.com.

About DysrupIT: DysrupIT is a leading Australian-based Cloud services company. We support clients across the globe in their adoption of the cloud and their transformation to as-a-Service business models. DysrupIT is dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities it serves. www.dysrupit.com.

About Hubspot: Hubspot is a premier CRM platform that enables clients to grow their businesses by integrating all its hubs to create a seamless customer relationship management experience. Founded in 2005, Hubspot created an ecosystem uniting software, education, and community to help businesses grow every day. https://www.hubspot.com/

DysrupIT Partners with Philippines NGO – Bahay Tuluyan Changing The Lives of Children 

MAKATI, PHILIPPINES – DysrupIT, a leading Australian IT Cloud services company, announces its partnership with Bahay Tuluyan (BT). This non-government children’s rights organisation helps to prevent and respond to the abuse and exploitation of children in the Philippines.

DysrupIT’s connection to the Philippines runs deep, with a large Team in-country, managed by Filipino-born Australian owner Elizabeth Hermosura.

Hermosura said, “The partnership with Bahay Tuluyan is a clear choice. I’ve always wanted to support vulnerable children and youth in my country of birth. The partnership is a major step in realising this goal. It’s fantastic to find a partner on the ground with shared values and objectives.”

Bahay Tuluyan, meaning “forever home” in Filipino, has three centres in Manila, Laguna, and Quezon. Hermosura says, “Our partnership with BT will ensure Catherine Scerri and her Team can focus on providing ongoing emergency services to those in need. This includes long-term accommodation for homeless children and young adults.”

BT’s holistic programs also provide life skills to teenagers and young adults. It helps prepare them for adulthood, accessing education and on-the-job training. Hermosura said, “Our support will be long-term and broad reaching. It includes direct financial assistance to operate BT’s centres, monthly delivery of essentials packages like clothing and personal items, to hands-on involvement from the DysrupIT Team. Our goal is to set BT residents on the path to independence.”

DysrupIT will also offer paid internships and provide education through its Udemy-powered online training platform.

“We look forward to our partnership with Bahay Tuluyan and what it can achieve for the future generation of Filipino youth,” said Elizabeth Hermosura. “To give children and young people the care they need is close to my heart. Every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment. We are proud to work with Bahay Tuluyan on this mission.”

DysrupIT will also help coordinate fundraising in Australia through BT’s Melbourne-based Foundation.  This will be led by Marco Hermosura, ANZ Country Manager, and the Australian Team.

For more information about DysrupIT’s partnership with Bahay Tuluyan, please contact Elizabeth Hermosura at elizabeth@dysrupit.com.

About DysrupIT: DysrupIT is a leading Australian-based Cloud services company. We support clients across the globe in their adoption of the cloud and their transformation to as-a-Service business models. DysrupIT is dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities it serves. www.dysrupit.com

About Bahay Tuluyan: Bahay Tuluyan is a non-government organisation that provides various programs and services to prevent and respond to the abuse and exploitation of children in the Philippines. Founded in 1987, Bahay Tuluyan operates three shelters in Manila, Laguna, and Quezon and provides programs, shelter, and other services to empower children, youth, families, and the community with the goal of reducing violence and abuse among children.  http://www.bahaytuluyan.org

DysrupIT and SolCyber Partner to Offer 24/7 Managed Security Service for Small and Medium Businesses

Providing round-the-clock protection to keep businesses secure.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Cloud and as-a-Service advocate, DysrupIT has announced a strategic alliance with managed security services provider, SolCyber. DysrupIT has bolstered its existing cyber security service by now offering their clients an affordable, comprehensive 24/7 managed Security-as-a-Service, powered by SolCyber.

SolCyber enables organisations to achieve cyber resilience with their innovative and modern managed security services. The company offers a comprehensive solution utilising leading technologies and services in a cost-effective model. It provides protection across the entire threat lifecycle with 24/7 SOC support. Customers can achieve a nation-state level of security at a lower cost, in less than 30 days.

“Our partnership with SolCyber is a strategic addition to our cyber security service offering,” says DysrupIT Head of Alliances and Partnerships, Marco Hermosura. “In today’s current threat landscape and cyber skills shortages, we want to offer a robust and complete security solution that can be scaled from small business through to enterprise. Our managed security, “Powered by SolCyber”, combines our significant security assets, tools, processes, and expertise, allowing organisations to quickly improve their cyber security posture through an affordable and simple monthly subscription. Being cloud driven and with our joint global support footprint, DysrupIT’s extended security services can provide protection to our clients regardless of their location and time zone.”

The security Teams in DysrupIT and SolCyber have significant combined experience in cyber threat detection and management. Clients that subscribe to the Security-as-a-Service offering have direct access to this knowledge through a dedicated client management team.

“Knowing Marco and the team well, we really appreciate their security acumen, pedigree and massive knowledge of security market. We are very excited to be working with them as our primary MSP partner for the Asia Pacific region, and we are confident that they have the focus, knowledge, and experience to assist small to mid-sized organizations build their cyber resilience and security posture to handle the most sophisticated of threats,” said Scott McCrady, CEO of SolCyber. “With the recent spate of high-profile breaches in Australia and the Region, there are hundreds of smaller organizations falling under the radar that have been breached — many that have been unable to recover quickly or at all. With SolCyber’s Foundational Coverage, now available through DysruptIT, businesses can experience a whole new approach. We’re disrupting legacy MSSP providers by delivering Fortune 500-level managed security in an incredibly affordable manner that is simple to implement and enhances speed and agility.”

DysrupIT CEO Andrew McCarroll commented, “The alliance with SolCyber fits seamlessly into our strategy of helping clients transform their business: moving them to Cloud and migrating from legacy models to as-a-Service. We already support clients across our operations, at an enterprise level with SaaS applications such as Oracle and to a granular level as with Couchbase’s database-as-a-service. Extending our relationships to provide consumption-based security gives Company Boards affordable options that can be implemented quickly and with no major CAPEX requirement.”

About DysrupIT

DysrupIT is an Australian IT Services provider working with Australian companies and governments to address complex business challenges, from digital transformation to cybersecurity.  Industry leaders from DysrupIT and SolCyber will co-manage this innovative service. For more information, go to https://dysrupit.com/cyber-security/.

Ready to take your cyber security to the next level? Contact us today to learn more about how DysrupIT, powered by SolCyber’s comprehensive security solutions, can protect your business and reduce risk. Email Marco Hermosura at Marco@dysrupit.com

About SolCyber

SolCyber, a Forgepoint Capital company, is the first modern MSSP to deliver a curated stack of enterprise strength security tools and services that are streamlined, accessible and affordable for any organization. SolCyber is disrupting the status quo, by providing a new standard of managed security services that work to reduce cyber risk, wastage, and complexity. We believe in a secure environment for all. For more information about SolCyber, visit www.solcyber.com.

DysrupIT Appoints Guruprasad Murty as India Country Manager

IT Industry expert, Guruprasad Murty, has joined Australian headquartered IT services company, DysrupIT to open and manage its Delivery Centre in Bengaluru, India.

Guru brings to the DysrupIT Team more than 30 years of building and managing IT service delivery organisations, supporting global clients with a wide range of business solutions. Chief Executive Officer of DysrupIT, Andrew McCarroll, says, “Guru is well known to the Team at DysrupIT. We have a tremendous amount of respect and trust in his experience. He will do an excellent job building and nurturing our new family in India.”

DysrupIT supports partners and clients in investing in the Cloud and adopting as-a-Service business models. The new India Delivery Centre will work seamlessly with its existing Philippines hub in supporting its expanding capabilities.

Andrew McCarroll says, “The combined capabilities of our Philippines and Indian Delivery Centres will extend our service coverage, with a big focus on helping customers to better navigate the global skills shortage by complementing in-house IT operations with DysrupIT.”

The Company’s Indian Delivery Centre will be operational at the start of 2023.

DysrupIT Appoints Gavan Porter as Chief Financial Officer

As a Fellow of CPA Australia, Gavan brings years of strategic and commercial financial expertise, which he mastered while working in the Retail, Wholesale, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Building and Construction, Banking and Finance, Charity, and Not-For-Profit sectors.

Gavan has twenty years of experience in accounting and finance and more than ten years as a senior executive in commercial accounting. During this time he held vital roles in the local (Brisbane and Mackay), national (Melbourne), and international (London) arenas.

DysrupiT is excited to have Gavan on board and for him to work his magic by being a catalyst for growth in value and enabling
financial independence, With his vast knowledge in financial performance leadership, strategic planning, team remuneration and
incentive strategy, and acquisition, divestment and change management, DysrupIT eagerly anticipates his contribution to furthering our company’s success,

Welcome to the DysrupIT family, Gavan!

Connect with Gavan on LinkedIn

5 Tips to Help You Streamline Your Business Operations

Smooth operations are crucial to successful business practices. As businesses grow in both size and complexity, it can be easy to get lost in the minutiae of operations. Thankfully, today there are more tools than ever before to help you simplify your business processes and keep your team on track.

Here are 5 ways to help you do just that.

1. Standardise communication

It will complicate any business if your employees are not on the same page. Confusion can lead to mistakes and disappointed clients. Avoid these problems by setting communication standards. If you want all client communications to go through email so there is a record for the team, make that a policy. Try chat programs like Skype for Business for internal communications. The easy-to-use program will let your team easily share thoughts on one forum.

2. Take advantage of shared drives

This could be a Microsoft OneDrive, internal shared drive or other cloud platform. The important part is that team members have access to shared documents. These could be used for reference materials or to collaborate on a document. Store items like employee policies, best practice procedures, and any reference materials here. Make sure that everyone knows how to access these drives so that they can benefit from the shared knowledge. If you are afraid of anyone making unauthorized changes, just lock down your documents before posting.

3. Try workflow software

Many companies struggle with coordinating tasks efficiently. Post-It notes and jotted lists can only get you so far. If you’re having trouble jugging your team’s to-do lists, think about using a workflow software. Entry level options like Trello or Asana have free entry level subscriptions that can help you get your feet wet. You can use these tools to make to-do lists, assign tasks, share documents, or brainstorm projects.

4. Outsource payroll

Payroll is time consuming and complicated. Payroll specialists must navigate finances, personal data, security concerns, and tax procedures. If your operations are bogged down in payroll paperwork, consider outsourcing these tasks to a payroll company. These companies are experts at payroll matters and can really help lighten your load. They understand the security requirements, tax processes, and government regulations and give your team the space to focus on more strategic matters.

5. Boost your email campaigns

If you’re gathering customer data, chances are you have some email addresses. Your weekly newsletters or periodic email updates may not be making the most of this marketing stream. Services like MailChimp can automate your email marketing process, saving your team time and energy. It can also optimize the process so that your materials target customers at strategic times.

IT Efficiency – Our Top Tips for Growing Companies

Most businesses would like to achieve IT efficiency, but it’s often difficult to measure. Calculating efficiency gains is not a straightforward sum as it’s dependent on the goals of your business. Examples include immediate bottom-line improvement, increased revenue or improved productivity.

Therefore one business may be focused on reducing costs to improve revenue, whereas others may focus more heavily on training their employees to use IT systems more efficiently. IT efficiency will vary for each business, so you must set some basic expectations when looking at an efficiency drive.

Let’s take a look at our top 5 tips for improving IT efficiency. Some will be more relevant to your business than others, but it’s a good starting point.

1. Focus on your business requirements, not the technology

From time to time, we can be distracted by the latest developments in technology. We often want to implement as soon as possible to gain from the suggested benefits. Caution is required here before you rush into the execution of the new ‘in thing’.

Always take it back to the businesses needs and goals. Is this technology necessary to achieve business goals, or will it be an aid? Or is it just a nice to have and may bring some smaller benefits to the table?

You will gain IT efficiency when the tools you have selected help the company to succeed. For example, the business wants to improve productivity across the company, so IT suggests introducing a new ERP system. It will automate several of the internal processes, giving employees more time to focus on other projects.

The moment you get carried away without thinking about business needs is the moment you lose IT efficiency. The company may not utilise the tech as first thought, or it may have several bugs as its new or a significant investment that isn’t suitable for your business in the long term.

Keeping on top of technology changes and developments is crucial to remain ahead of your competitors, but the business goals must be at the forefront of your mind.

2. Select your IT vendors and partners carefully

Your IT can only be as efficient as your IT vendors and partners are. Sometimes, it is easy to be drawn in by convincing offers, cheap deals, prominent advertising and good reviews, leading to an impulsive purchase. But, it does not mean this is the most suitable product or service for your business which will lead to issues in the long term.

Building a strong relationship with your key IT partners is vital as they are essential to your efficient operations. They are your strategic partners. It allows for an open conversation between yourself and your partners, allowing you to communicate the business goals and expectations. You will find you have more scope to discover new technologies, process and frameworks relevant to your business, as you both will be working cohesively.

If you don’t have this type of relationship with your IT vendors, then you should question whether they are hindering your IT efficiencies. Are they just thinking about the next product or service they can sell to you, or are they thinking about how they can help your business achieve its goals?

3. Create documentation and define your processes, sooner rather than later

While documentation and processes are admin tasks which no one wants to do, they are crucial to your business. In the short term, it can seem as if you are losing efficiency, but the moment there is an issue with your IT infrastructure, you will have defined processes and supporting documentation to deal with the problem as fast as you can. It is at this moment you increase IT efficiency. Less time needed to figure out and fix the problem means less downtime.

Think about the IT stakeholders, from your technical leads, IT operators to your end-users. Each requires a different version of the documentation. For example, an end-user will need documentation around using a particular application correctly, but they do not need to know about configuration and troubleshooting processes. A simple way to group your employees is:

Technical leads require comprehensive technical information about systems and applications and how they work with each other.
IT operators need an administration guide which documents everything from installation, configuration to troubleshooting.
End-users should have manuals which document how they should use applications to complete tasks relevant to their job role.

Don’t forget you need to review these processes and documents regularly. Things change over time, and processes evolve, so frequently updating them is vital.

4. Automate!

Unless you have been living under a rock the past few years, you will know automation is essential for improving efficiency. Day-to-day there are so many administrative tasks that take up your IT departments time, which often leads to larger projects getting less attention. By automating these tasks, it reduces the time spent on them and improves consistency.

It will allow your IT department to roll out new applications and services quicker, decreases security and compliance risks, lower OpEx and gives your IT employees time back to focus on their strategic priorities to support the business goals. Your IT efficiencies increase as you are getting more out of your IT department.

Automation can break, so you always need to be mindful of this. Ensuring you have checks and documentation in place, will help you resolve any issues moving forward.

5. Last but not least, educate your employees

It may seem obvious, but training your employees to use systems correctly will improve IT efficiency. But, often we don’t see the value in training and development.

On the adoption of new software, employees will receive training to become familiar with the new interface and the basic functionality. Often once this is over, there is no further refresher training, and this is where issues begin to arise.

As with all of us, we often fall into bad habits and may wander from our defined processes. Once the bad habits set in, it is hard to correct these, and will often cause inefficiencies.
For example, when a new employee joins your business, it is likely another employee who may have developed bad habits will train them to use systems and software. Consequently, this will lead to the new employee automatically adopting these ways of working.

Continuous training will help to eliminate this issue, keep employees on track, ensure they know how to use systems and solutions effectively, and help you understand how to get the most out of your investment. Overall, training your employees will increase IT efficiency.

Furthermore, don’t underestimate how much your employees will appreciate additional training. It shows you are investing in them and the future of the business.

So, to close

Just having your IT infrastructure in place and working, does not necessarily mean it is efficient. All businesses want to benefit from IT efficiencies, whether that be an immediate bottom-line improvement, increased revenue or improved productivity. Your business needs to focus on achieving its goals, select IT partners carefully, create documentation and processes, automation tasks and educate your employees for your IT to be efficient.

8 Things Really Efficient Companies Do

Most everyone would like to be more efficient. Just think, you would spend less time doing the things that you don’t enjoy and more on the things that bring satisfaction, happiness and profit. Some people are actually very adept at efficiency.  They manage every manageable moment so they have more time for themselves to do the things they love. Here are eight techniques efficient people use to gain that freedom.

1. Stop Multitasking

Many people fool themselves into thinking they are good at multitasking. But actually very few can solidly focus on more than 1 or two tasks, particularly if they require focus and depth.  They fool themselves into believing they are getting more done when in reality they are accomplishing less and the quality of the work is poor. Really efficient people know that concentrated effort with few distractions leads to better work product in faster times. Otherwise the work may not be up to par, which means wasting even more time and energy going back to fix the mistakes.

2. Delegate

So much productivity is lost when people take on more than they can accomplish. Don’t be inspired by CEOs and leaders who overload their schedules and burn the midnight oil. Really efficient people are extremely good at delegating tasks to others who will perform them better. When you know how to break down a task and empower others to contribute effort, you can choose the tasks most suited for you and crank through them in record time without distraction.

3. Use Appropriate Communication

Poor communication is a huge time-waster. A fast email transmitting bad instructions or an offensive attitude can end up adding many unnecessary hours to a project. The masters of efficiency take a little extra time to think through their communication in the beginning. They consider their objectives when deciding to get on the phone. They craft their emails with purpose using the exact language necessary to get the desired effect.  It takes a little more time at the beginning but can actually shave days from a project.

4. Apply Structure to the Schedule

With all the available scheduling and productivity tools you would think more people would feel they have a handle on their schedule. And yet often people feel their schedule drives them instead of the other way around. Efficiency fanatics create standard routines in their schedule so they can achieve a disciplined approach and be ready for the important events. The more you control the calendar, the easier it is to make room for the unexpected.

5. Give Everything a Proper Place

A lot of time is wasted chasing down lost items. Keys, pens and clothing hunts can cause distraction and frustration, especially when you have something important to do or somewhere important to be. People get really efficient from being organized. Establish a home for all the items you have.  Factories that practice LEAN create common homes for necessary tools of the trade. You can do the same. Organize clothes, papers and electronics in a way that you can easily find what you are looking for.  It may take you a few extra minutes to put things away but you’ll save a ton of time and irritation from having to search for what’s important.

6. Time Activities

Do you really know how much time you spend productively versus how much time you waste? I often know that I am talking on the phone with someone who takes efficiency seriously because they tell me when the call is almost over. Efficient people set a time for each of their tasks and work to keep the schedule. Try logging your time on conversations and activities for a week.  Then spend the next week setting specific times for similar activities and work to reduce the times with similar output.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the gains.

7. Commit to Downtime

Tired and overworked people don’t perform well. People pleasers will sacrifice their own downtime thinking they are benefitting others, but in truth they detract from productivity. Really efficient people make sure they get rest and recuperation so they can perform at their peak. Since one amazing employee can do the work of three average employees, best to let the team rest up and be top performers.

8. Plan Projects

Effort is often wasted when people don’t have a clear path to success. Impatience is the direct enemy of efficiency. Really efficient people know they must take the time to research and break down a project into basic steps in order to achieve success consistently. Yes, planning takes a little time. But considering the challenges, process and responsibilities in advance will make for clear direction with the team. With good communication everyone can move confidently and efficiently to achieve all the objectives in record time.