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Written By Priscila Bernardes Nov 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Three features that make Windows 10 indispensable

As is routinely the case with the introduction of a new Microsoft operating system, it can be a little difficult to see what the real benefits are, besides the obvious improvements in look and feel. With Windows 10 in-market for some time now, users are quickly appreciating that there is more to it than a better-looking Windows; there are also some useful features which, when mastered, contribute to better productivity.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Nov 1, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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6 cloud computing terms you should know

You will by now have heard the term 'Cloud Computing' a lot.  You probably have found that the term 'cloud computing' is used for completely different and apparently contradictory circumstances. Google, Uber and Amazon are all 'cloud' but very different services. Didn't Amazon once sell books?  AWS, Evernote, Uber, AirBnB, Office 365, Google - all cloud, all quite distinct.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Oct 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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The 6 best practices to ensure cloud success

Moving into the cloud is going to be different for every business, but there are also some similarities. The major one is that there will be some principles which apply broadly, chief among them the fact that the journey – for it is a journey – is likely to be an iterative one. Few companies are born into the cloud, or migrate to it in a single ‘lift and shift’ moment. For most, it is a process which starts with testing the waters, then gradually examining the various services required by the organisation, then moving those into the cloud if, when and where there is advantage to be gained.

Throughout this process, your business has an opportunity to relook at IT: how does it operate, what value does it add, and how? The journey into the cloud, therefore, is probably transformative already, but it can become even more so by revisiting the way IT is delivered and consumed. It is therefore a change management process as much as a technology migration one.

Check out these best practices to get the most out of moving into the cloud.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Oct 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM

IT security

Ransomware: The million-dolar con

 

You've heard about it infecting big banks down to everyday people like you and I. The scary thing is that you can fall victim to it at the click of a button, from a legitimate looking source. In this post we help you to help yourself by exploring not only ransomware, but also the different types of Malware that surround it.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Oct 11, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Three customer-centric technologies every business should have

Is your business customer-centric? We'd be very surprised if it wasn't, because as the old saying goes, every business is a customer business. And as a customer-centric company, going beyond good services is likely to be something you're always interested in; it doesn't take genius to recognise that delivering great experiences accross the customer journey is a sure-fire way to keep them coming back for more.

Check out these three highly accessible technologies which we've found to be so useful that we're pretty sure every business will benefit from them:


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Written By Priscila Bernardes Oct 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Four technologies every small business should consider

Do business like efficiency? (of course you do)! Keen to get things working better? Then there are four technologies which you should consider, if you haven’t already, to get your business humming – and which could even give you the competitive edge. They are:

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Sep 27, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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4 ways to get much more from Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 has probably completely changed your view of Microsoft's world-leading productivity suite. For starters, tighter integration and more tools mean using much more than Word and Excel, it is a proven solution for streamlining your business and there are pleanty of good reasons to consider moving to Office 365 if you haven't already.

But for those who are into the Office 365 experience, there's always something new to learn; one of our favourite things to do with the software is to find ways to make it work even better for us. Check out these four epic hacks which have made Office 365, easier, better and faster.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Sep 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Never make these 3 common Excel errors again

Everybody loves Excel because it is a powerful, versatile and capable tool which can deliver the goods for simple tasks while being just as adept at sorting out deeply complex data processing requirements. But there always has to be a but – and in this case, it’s those annoying errors which seem to creep in to almost everyone’s Excel work.

This week, we’ve picked out the most common ones we’ve made, with easy solutions to help you avoid them in future.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Sep 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM

cloud computing

Amazon or Azure: Does it matter?

In a pretty short space of time, businesses have become spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing cloud infrastructure and platform providers – but the two undoubted leaders and most commonly-encountered options are Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure. Which one is right for you, and does the choice really matter?

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Sep 6, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Office 365: It's a whole lot more than Outlook, Word and Excel

Have you ever bought a new television only to find out months later that it has a feature that you didn’t even know about?

The TV turned on and you were able to binge watch your favourite show, so what does it matter? Well little did you know you can order pizza from your TV and it’s delivered fresh – wish you knew that now.

Microsoft Office 365 is very similar to this, most people only have a few uses for it; email, word and excel (we’re happy with that). As it is always the case , there’s more to it, and today we take the time to review some additional features that you probably haven’t even heard about, and explain how they can change the way you work.

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