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16 March 2021 10:50 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

Microsoft SharePoint – The Next Step of Your Cloud Journey

SharePoint is an advanced collaboration tool that lets you securely store, organise, share, and access information from any location. It is a business intranet that is easy to setup and maintain and doesn’t have to be implemented by an IT company. Generally, some basic computer skills or a quick course is enough to learn how to build and customise your site.

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2 March 2021 2:09 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

What is Microsoft 365 Nonprofit And Is It Worth It?

Microsoft 365 Nonprofit provides productivity solutions that bring teams together – and help organisations thrive. Get access to discounted and donated solutions such as email, online document storage, Office 365, video conferencing, instant messaging, and other collaboration tools.

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22 February 2021 10:17 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

Managed IT or Managed Security – What’s the Difference?

If you have ever considered getting help with managing your business IT, you will have seen a few different terms used to describe the available options. But how do you know which to choose? We’ve taken a quick look at some of the important differences between Managed IT and Managed Security, to help you decide what’s right for you.

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16 February 2021 1:16 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

10 Smart Ways to Save on Azure Costs – Without Reducing Benefits

There’s no denying that cloud has been a game changer. The majority of businesses are using cloud technologies for good reason, and we’re no exception. It is fair to say that we are some of Microsoft Azure’s biggest fans – so much so that everyone in our organisation has achieved certification. Still, cloud overspend is common: research suggests that around a third of cloud spend is wasted. We’ve put together the 10 best ways you can cut your Azure costs, without reducing your benefits.

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21 January 2021 12:58 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Missing Something? The 10 Microsoft 365 Features Businesses Should Not Overlook

In a year as challenging as 2020, it would be easy to cling to the familiar. Most of us are comfortable with using the best-known Microsoft 365 apps, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and lockdowns prompted us to embrace collaboration apps like Teams. Yet new features are added frequently, and it is worth stepping out of your comfort zone to explore some of these often-overlooked additions.

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14 January 2021 9:05 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

Choosing a New IT Provider: The 10 Questions Every Business Leader Should Ask

The role of your technology partner is one of the most critical relationships your business has… but with cloud making it possible for almost anyone to set up shop as an IT provider, how do you know whether that relationship is made to last, or whether you could do better? We’ve compiled 10 questions you should ask about your IT provider, to help you make a great match.

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14 December 2020 2:28 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

How to Select an ERP System That Will Work Hardest for Your Business

From new businesses to the best-known brands, everyone depends on daily activities that make sure products and services are delivered, income is processed, and staff are paid. The ERP system that best suits the organisation in its early days is unlikely to still fit after the next major growth milestone, and whether you’re starting out or have years of success behind you, ERP choices can be make or break.

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26 November 2020 9:58 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

The Biggest Cyber-Security Risks Hurting Small and Medium Businesses

The Australian Cyber Security Centre stated recently that ‘small businesses can be big targets for cyber-criminals’, citing a study showing 62% of small businesses had been a victim of a cyber security incident. While small and medium businesses may be less obvious targets than, say, ASIO or the big four banks, they are also a softer target. After all, there is a far lower chance of getting caught if they steal a low amount from many small businesses.

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5 November 2020 11:45 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

The 10 ‘Soft’ Skills Every IT Manager Needs

It goes without saying that IT managers must be across a broad range of technology skills, able to quickly step between discussions about devices, and making decisions about cloud. The most productive IT managers, though, have other soft, or non-technical, abilities that are equally important. Here’s our top 10.

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19 October 2020 11:22 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

The 8 Big Internet Risks – and How to Address Them

Where would we have been in 2020 without the internet? It would be hard to think of a more essential business tool. From Teams meetings to online school, not to mention the many cloud apps that make it possible to work remotely, the internet is at the centre of our 2020 survival kit. Still, it doesn’t come without risks. The more we venture out into the online world, the more we invite that world into our makeshift workplaces. Here are some of the common pitfalls to look out for – and suggestions about how to sidestep them.

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