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Over your server but confused by the cloud? Here are your options

If you’re reading this you probably already know this, but if your business is still using a fileserver, it’s high time you started looking at other options. With servers being notoriously expensive to maintain and lacking the capability to support the needs of the modern workplace, most businesses – small and large – have decided to move to the cloud to reap the considerable financial and productivity benefits of using cloud storage instead of a server. Read more

Why purchasing Office 365 is like buying coffee

When it comes to purchasing cloud productivity platforms like Microsoft Office 365, many business owners and organisations become stumped about the best way to go about it. With many avenues for purchase and installation, which road do you go down? Do you subscribe to the platform online directly from the Microsoft website? What about those offers you see from telecommunications companies that also sell Office 365? Or do you go with a local Microsoft partner that is also a certified Microsoft Partner? Read more

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With the Microsoft Windows 10 anniversary update recently rolled out, now is a good time to look at some of the benefits and features that makes Windows 10 so useful for small businesses. With a host of new features added to existing capabilities, Windows 10 is an operating system that offers business owners many ways to work in a smarter, more efficient way.

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Adobe PDF to SharePoint Online Office 365

One of the first lessons we teach people about SharePoint is how to save documents from Word, Excel and PowerPoint directly in to SharePoint instead of local folders ie My Documents. With a little bit of practice people find it just as convenient as saving documents to traditional locations such as network drives or Dropbox.  The question that usually follows is “How do I save PDF files from Adobe Reader to SharePoint?” – a great question and in this post I’ll show you how.

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With Microsoft recently announcing plans to launch Skype for Business PSTN Conferencing on September 1st 2016 in Australia via Office 365, now is the best time to take advantage of the multitude of benefits that come with using Office 365 to increase collaboration and boost productivity in your business.

While Skype for Business already has lots of handy, timesaving tools like instant messaging and presence to make your work life easier, the launch of the PSTN conferencing element adds another layer of sophistication to the Microsoft offering and is something that has Microsoft consultants talking.

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Office 365 Multifactor Authentication

With organisations increasingly favouring cloud computing, data security is one of those things that many people know they need to prioritise but often don’t address until it’s too late. Yet with more data being exchanged between devices around the world every day than ever before in history, it’s more important than ever to protect your data against hackers.

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Office 365 Business Anywhere

In our work with businesses and organisations all over Australia, we see the same challenges cropping up over and over again. From budget issues to communication problems and flat productivity, many issues impacting businesses can be addressed with efficient and effective use of technology. Here are four of the problems we see the most, and how Microsoft Office 365 can assist businesses to address these challenges.

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While most business owners diligently protect their businesses from theft, fire and damage by investing in security systems, alarms and insurance policies to protect their property and finances, an alarming number of businesses do very little (or nothing) to protect their data.

You probably wouldn’t leave the premises of your business for the night without locking the door, but for some reason many business owners are leaving things like confidential client files, reports containing sale figures, pitch documents, tenders, contracts and sensitive emails open for theft and duplication.

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One of the most common gripes business owners have is email management. Staying on top of emails can be a challenge when you’re short on time and up to your neck in running a business. But if you’re still up at midnight wading through emails or regularly forgetting to reply to emails, then missing appointments or even worse – losing business – then you’ve got a problem.

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Built-In Mobile Device Management for Office 365

These days everyone has a mobile device, whether that be a phone or tablet – you might even be reading this blog from one right now. You can view almost anything whilst on the go and this extends to work information. Most of your staff members will probably be accessing their work emails using their mobile devices, and whilst this is an incredibly useful and efficient way to access work information whilst on the go, it lacks the same sort of security that you experience in the workplace on your desktops. Read more