Securely managing your Digital Certificate
Welcome to the first episode of Security Shorts featuring one of our experts @jesselane!
This series will focus on providing you with informative and useful information to help you with your PEXA and IT security. In this episode, Jesse will be discussing how to securely manage Digital Certificates. Stay tuned for the next episode!
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Good question...it would behave exactly as if you directly entered a nominated account in the destination line item that doesn't allow EFT.
I'll check with you on how this works in Exchange now with our Settlements team and get back to directly.
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Why you shouldn’t use unsupported software:
The below software is no longer supported by Windows and Apple, but what does this mean?
Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)
Mac OS X (Mavericks)
Mac OS X (Yosemite)
Mac OS X (El Capitan)
Unsupported software will not receive updates or security fixes which are vital in maintaining your system’s security. This leaves your system vulnerable to hackers who actively target unsupported systems.
In addition, as per your obligations as stated in the PEXA Subscriber Security Policy: ‘Subscribers are required to maintain the security of their computer systems and keep them up to date, including taking reasonable steps to install patches and operating system updates’.
When using unsupported software, this obligation can no longer be met as these products are not supported. In addition, running unsupported software may impact performance when using the PEXA platform, including your signing capabilities.
What should you do?
In order to ensure your compliance with the PEXA Subscriber Security Policy, you must upgrade as soon as possible to a supported version of Windows or macOS.
For Windows users, while Windows 7 is currently supported, it will be end of life from the 14 th of January 2020. To avoid having to upgrade again, it is recommended to upgrade directly to Windows 10. Windows 10 can be purchased from the Microsoft Store or from leading retailers.
Please not that for Mac users, you may have to purchase a new machine in order to upgrade to a supported operating system.
PEXA recommends reaching out to your IT professional or industry body to assist you with this upgrade.
Windows Vista end of support
How to upgrade (macOS)
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In this edition of Practitioner Spotlight, learn more about Tamara Grant, PEXA's developer specialist in Queensland, as she shares her market insights and knowledge of PEXA Projects.
How long have you been working at PEXA and what role did you start in?
Tamara: At the end of this month, I will have been at PEXA for one year. I started as a Practitioner Specialist, and about five months ago moved into the Projects Specialist Role.
How did you become a Projects Specialist?
Tamara: Projects and developments are a huge part of the Queensland property market, and for me it is an area I had experience in before my life at PEXA, so it was a role I was very excited to be offered. As the Queensland market grows, the Queensland team needs to be able to support our members with Projects and it’s exciting to be a part of that process.
What is a key driver for you in your role, what motivates you?
Tamara: Seeing the results for our members at the end. Asking lawyers and developers to “change” is a huge trust leap and being able to support them through it and see the growth that happens along the way really keeps me motivated to continue helping our members. The changes that are occurring within the property industry are inevitable and it’s both exciting and rewarding to be a part of it.
As a PEXA Projects specialist in Queensland, how do you see Projects delivering benefits in the market?
Tamara: Queensland as a state is undergoing substantial economic growth and development with new infrastructure, property development and growing levels of interstate migration. The uptake of electronic settlements in a market with a large amount of development keeps us up-to-date with our neighbouring states and enhances the efficiencies and processes for all parties involved – lawyers, developers, banks and buyers. From something as simple as paying GST instantly, to the complexity of arranging 100+ settlements on the one day – the benefits are enormous.
The Queensland market is progressing in its adoption of digital settlements - how do you think Projects is helping advance the uptake of electronic transactions?
Tamara: I think in a state where electronic settlements aren’t compulsory – the uptake is driven by those who see the most benefit in the change, and that is always developers and their lawyers where they are working on large numbers of lots at one time. When the practitioner market sees that developers want electronic settlements, it acts as a catalyst to give electronic settlements a go themselves and be able to provide that service and build future business opportunities from there.
Do you think the collaboration between developers and law firms on a platform like Projects helps drive efficiencies?
Tamara: Absolutely. Some of the most efficient working relationships I’ve seen using Projects has been where we have had the opportunity to show both the lawyer and the developer how the system works. From there they have had a clear idea of what information and communication is needed to make it work as efficiently as possible. It’s great to see and I look forward to seeing the Queensland market progress this year.
If you’d like to get in touch with Tamara, you can contact her @tamaragrant or at Tamara.Grant@pexa.com.au.
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Join CEO Marcus Price, and Community Superuser Nick Karolidis for the first 5 in 5 of 2019.
This episode, @Karolidis_and_Co and Marcus discuss key themes raised through PEXA’s in-platform member feedback tool and new functionalities coming to PEXA this year.
Share your platform experience via the in-platform ‘Feedback’ button: https://community.pexa.com.au/t5/Help-Centre/Sharing-Feedback-directly-with-PEXA/ba-p/14211
PEXA Plus: https://community.pexa.com.au/t5/Frequently-Asked-Questions/Introducing-PEXA-Plus/ba-p/7205
PEXA Flow: https://community.pexa.com.au/t5/Announcements-Outages-Service/PEXA-Flow-PEXA-upgrade-coming-soon/bc-p/14816#M242
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Welcome to the second edition of the Practitioner Specialist Spotlight. This month, learn more about QLD team member Morvanna Jones and hear her thoughts on the year ahead for e-Conveyancing.
How long have you been at PEXA and why did you join the team?
Morvanna: I have been at PEXA for three years! I joined because I have a conveyancing and training background and I could see the potential of e-Conveyancing – I wanted to be a part of it.
Which part of Queensland do you look after?
Morvanna: I am based in Far North Queensland.
What do you enjoy about working with members of the Queensland network?
Morvanna: I get a lot of love from my job, it’s amazing how many hugs and sharing of special moments that the relationships I have bring. One of the highlights is when a practitioner becomes proactive in using PEXA and shares their excitement about their completed settlement.
How would you describe the current outlook of e-Conveyancing in Queensland?
Morvanna: It’s very positive. I can see in FNQ particularly that practitioners are being very proactive by getting themselves registered and starting to transact. They are speaking with their peers and encouraging them to start using PEXA as well, so the pool keeps getting bigger. The goal to progress e-Conveyancing in Queensland in 2019 is well and truly on track.
How does e-Conveyancing benefit regional firms and is this helping drive growth?
Morvanna: There’s a lot of electronic settlements between FNQ, Brisbane and Gold Coast firms. This volume is increasing and making a massive difference to the growth of e-Conveyancing in Queensland. For example, a remote firm, Bolt Burchill Tranter – Mossman, uses PEXA, as having to drive for paper settlements is very time consuming and costly for them. It’s firms like this that are pushing for electronic settlements because it will allow them to grow their business.
If you’d like to get in touch with Morvanna, you can contact her @Morvanna or Morvanna.Jones@pexa.com.au.
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