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Written By Jono Green Apr 5, 2019 12:49:54 PM

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Understanding Windows 7 End-of-Support: What is the impact for your business?

Unless you have been living under a rock, or you have more important things to do like run your business, you may have heard that Windows 7 comes out of support from Microsoft in January 14, 2020. Fundamentally, this means it will no longer receive updates from Microsoft, particularly security patches to any vulnerabilities discovered after that support expires next year.

Some of you will be familiar with a similar thing happening with Windows XP a few years ago, and now it is time for Windows 7 to follow suit. Windows 7 came out in 2009 and since then we’ve had 3 major Operating System releases with Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10, and the end-of-support deadline for Windows 7 presents a few opportunities for your business which will be detailed below.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Nov 21, 2018 10:46:00 AM

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5 Business changing Office 365 features you should be using

With every release, the opportunities Microsoft’s Office 365 offers business to leverage technology gets strong and stronger. However, with all these great capabilities on offer, it can be a bit of a mind boggle trying to keep up – we get into a routine with the way we work, and sometimes changing that can be hard. 

But when there are such strong advantages to be had, it’s important to keep yourself, your staff, and your business up to date – that’s the key with any digital transformation!

So, for those of you who are on Office 365, or those curious as to the nitty gritty details of the opportunities within the ecosystem, here’s our take on the top 5 business changing features you need to be utilising.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Feb 5, 2018 9:57:09 AM

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The productivity tool your team NEEDS to have in 2018

The modern workplace now revolves around collaboration. Our roles are now intertwined with others, so our optimum output requires the inputs and expertise of a team.

Diverse teams spanning different departments, locations and hierarchical positions are now central to a high performing business, pinning collaboration tools as must-haves. We fall back on technology and collaborative platforms to bring our diverse teams together. Facilitating teamwork, whether it be in person on virtually, is now essential. 

However, most teams require multiple platforms to be able to collaborate, which becomes highly annoying... and stressful. And here we introduce the latest productivity tool, made for teams! Think of it as a 'one stop shop' type of platform for all your collaboration needs, for all the teams you are a part of. Exciting right?

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Dec 14, 2017 10:33:52 AM

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5 Ways Office 365 boosts your accounting business

Switching to Microsoft Office 365 is one of the fastest, easiest and most beneficial ways you can take your accounting firm into the cloud. With all the familiarity of Microsoft Office, ‘going 365’ takes staff into a new way of working with minimal disruption. What’s more, it rapidly demonstrates the many benefits which can be expected from cloud services: flexibility, mobile working, ease of access to information, improved collaboration and communication capabilities.

Check out these 5 ways Office 365 can help your accounting firm streamline operations and improve performance.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Dec 12, 2017 10:41:55 AM

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Running your accounting practice in the cloud: What you should know

The profitability and sustainability of every accounting firm today is directly linked to the cloud. That’s because moving to the cloud means a new way of working which is more efficient, more accessible, more mobile and more in tune with how people like to access and use their information. It’s a digital transformation and if you’re not already on the path to a cloud business, the time is now.

While ‘everyone else is doing it, so should we’ isn’t logically a good reason for going cloud, what is are the simple facts of how much better it is than having on-premise systems. Those reasons range from the financial (it is cheaper up front) to the technical (you get the latest version always, with zero upgrade impact). And they extend to the fact that your clients today are increasingly expecting cloud-delivered services from their accountant.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Oct 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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How you can do your job better by using Microsoft Teams

We have talked about the business benefits of Microsoft Teams in the past, and because of our interaction with the tool we are big advocates of the benefits Teams can bring to businesses (as you can probably tell!). 

There are an overwhelming number of tools on the market that all appear to be the next best thing in your team collaboration and productivity, so much so that simply choosing which tools to implement is a huge task in itself, leading to inaction... not a desirable outcome! 

So if you are still on the fence about what value Microsoft Teams can offer your business, we thought we would bring some context into how Teams can help different roles.  

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