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Accelerate workplace success with Copilot

27 Feb 2024

Microsoft 365 Copilot aims to boost productivity and streamline work by providing AI-generated suggestions and content within Microsoft 365 apps. Find out how to make the most of Copilot.

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Enable a hybrid office with Microsoft 365

27 Feb 2024

Microsoft 365 is much more than just Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Find out how this powerhouse platform is helping teams evolve in the new hybrid office business world.

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Workforce technology modernisation

22 Feb 2024

Discover how to boost efficiency and stay competitive by embracing the future of work. Here are practical steps for small businesses to navigate workforce technology modernisation, from cloud solutions to collaborative tools.

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Top data breaches in 2023

26 Jan 2024

In 2023, data breaches reached unprecedented levels. Find out which incidents made the list and what you can do to safeguard your personal and business information.

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Leverage Microsoft 365's new AI innovations

26 Jan 2024

Explore the future of work with innovative ways to leverage Microsoft 365’s new AI features. From personalised insights to advanced collaboration tools, empower your team for success.

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Technology trends changing the way we work

26 Jan 2024

The workplace is evolving, and so should your workplace strategies. Explore seven transformative technology trends revolutionising today’s office so you stay informed and competitive.

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Tips for new year digital decluttering

11 Jan 2024

New Year, New Digital You! Start 2024 right by decluttering your digital life. From organising files to managing emails, our 14 helpful tips will transform your online space.

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Kickstart your 2024 IT plan

27 Nov 2023

The role of IT in every business sector has never been more integral to delivering services and productivity. To make the most of next year, prepare with the right IT plan and technology.  

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Nine ways to use AI in small business

23 Nov 2023

Generative AI isn’t just for big business and tech giants. Discover nine ingenious ways AI can streamline your operations, enhance products, and elevate customer experiences.

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Organise your cybersecurity strategy

23 Nov 2023

Stay ahead of cyber threats! Organise your cybersecurity strategy into Left of Boom (prevention) and Right of Boom (response) to effectively shield your digital assets. Learn how to be proactive and stay prepared!

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Strengthen your cyber security hygiene

19 Oct 2023

Did you know that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month? Together, we can make the internet a safer and more secure place for everyone. Learn how to put the basics in place and be cyber smart.

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Expose hidden cyber security risks

18 Oct 2023

Is your business hiding potential cyber risks? Time for a cybersecurity audit to identify and address any lurking threats before they come knocking at your virtual door!

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How to defend against Saas Ransomware

18 Oct 2023

Don't let SaaS ransomware hold your data hostage! Learn how to protect your business with our top defense strategies and stay one step ahead of cyber threats.

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Improve efficiency with a dual-monitor setup

19 Sept 2023

Boost your efficiency and streamline your tasks with a perfectly tuned dual-monitor arrangement. Discover the secrets to organising windows, and customising your setup for an unparalleled computing journey.

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Technologies to run your business better

19 Sept 2023

Unlock the potential of your small business with these game-changing technologies. Learn which tools can help you operate smarter and more efficiently.

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5 small business tech trends to fuel growth

19 Sept 2023

Embrace the future of small business growth with the latest tech trends. From AI-powered automation to cloud computing solutions, stay ahead of the competition and watch your business thrive.

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Microsoft Forms: A Microsoft 365 Freebie

23 Aug 2023

One of the handiest freebies you get with a Microsoft 365 subscription is Forms. From customer satisfaction surveys to event signups, Microsoft Forms does it all. Learn why this app is so great and how to use it.

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How Copilot will transform Microsoft 365

18 Aug 2023

Launching soon, Copilot will revolutionise how you use Microsoft 365. From creating a project summary based on emails and chats to whipping up PowerPoint slide decks, this AI-powered tool will revolutionise workflows.

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Create Dashboards in Microsoft Power BI

18 Aug 2023

Microsoft Power BI is a holistic business intelligence dashboard creator. Discover some helpful tips for using it to improve data visualisation at your company.

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Data Protection Webinar

25 Jul 2023

The frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks are on the rise and costly to any organisation. Our recent Data Protection Webinar shares valuable insights into how you can bolster your organisation's cyber security efforts.

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How threat modelling can reduce Cyber risk

12 Jul 2023

With any cybersecurity strategy, it’s important to get to the heart of the problem. That’s why threat modelling is so vital to proper network protection. Learn more about how to use it.

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Introducing Microsoft Copilot

11 May 2023

Microsoft recently invested $10 billion in OpenAI the company behind chatbot ChatGPT with the aim of integrating the AI platform into Microsoft 365 to achieve greater workplace efficiency.

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Business benefits of ChatGPT by ChatGPT

11 May 2023

We asked ChatGPT to write a 200 word article on the benefits of using ChatGPT in small to medium size enterprises. And in a matter of seconds, here’s what it said about itself.

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Best ways to use ChatGPT for your business

9 May 2023

ChatGPT has many business benefits, but also some significant drawbacks. Discover best practises and responsible use without things getting out of hand in your business.

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Microsoft Power Apps: A low-code solution

17 Apr 2023

Microsoft Power Apps is a low-code development platform enabling your organisation’s manual processes and workflows to be automated, making them more efficient and effective.

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Making Your VoIP Network Bulletproof

1 Mar 2023

All internet based platforms are vulnerable to cyber attack. In this article, discover tips to protect your VoIP from cyber attacks and ensure your business phone system security.

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VoIP set up tips for a more productive team

27 Feb 2023

Most businesses have found a need to switch to VoIP business phones due to the pandemic. But many are suffering from setup mistakes. Find out what best practices you should be using.

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Balance Productivity with MFA Protocols

30 Jan 2023

Yes, you can secure your user accounts AND keep employees productive at the same time. MFA doesn’t have to be difficult to implement. We’ll give you 5 tips that can help.

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Align Your Team to Company Targets

30 Jan 2023

The Microsoft Viva suite of employee experience apps keeps expanding. The latest – Viva Goals – helps companies align employee tasks with company targets.

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Microsoft Teams Simple Set-up Checklist

30 Jan 2023

Microsoft Teams’ popularity has been skyrocketing, but getting started can mean a stiff learning curve. Reduce the frustration by following our simple Teams setup checklist.

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Time for a year-end technology review

23 Nov 2022

Now is the perfect time to do a full review of your technology infrastructure with optimization and cost savings as your goals. Learn what you should include in a year-end IT review.

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Discover the 4 cyber security golden rules

25 Oct 2022

43% of organisations are experiencing more cyber-attacks, an 8% increase from last year. Learn how hackers find your business, the four golden rules of cyber security, and the basic "must do's" to protect your business.

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Top Tips for online shopping

24 Oct 2022

One wrong click and your credit card could be stolen, or your Amazon account could be breached. Learn how to protect yourself with these helpful, easy to follow shopping security tips.

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Improve digital employee offboarding

24 Oct 2022

20% of surveyed businesses have experienced a data breach connected to a former employee. Are you properly disconnecting former staff? Follow our digital offboarding checklist for tips on how to do it right.

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How to stop insider threats

18 Oct 2022

Insiders are considered anyone that has a login to your system. There are four different types of insiders and each of them could cause your business to suffer a devastating attack. Learn how to identify and mitigate these threats.

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Simple Guide for Better Endpoint Protection

18 Oct 2022

Businesses with 50-100 employees have about 114 endpoints on average. Any of these could cause you a big cybersecurity headache! Follow our guide and improve your endpoint protection.

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AvePoint Cloud Governance at Auckland Uni

26 Sept 2022

Discover how the University of Auckland delivers compliant self-service and secure management for 5,000 Microsoft Teams users with AvePoint Cloud Governance.

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Boost the productivity of your hybrid office

26 Sept 2022

Everyone is buzzing about the transition to a digital workplace. But making it match your vision, isn’t easy. Learn what things many companies get wrong and what not to do when creating your hybrid office.

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Microsoft Adoption Score Overview

26 Aug 2022

Productivity can be challenging to track, no matter where employees are working. How do you know they’re using their tools as effectively as possible? If you use Microsoft 365 then you have a tool to find nuggets of productivity gold.

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How Power Apps Saves Time for Lutheran Care

26 Aug 2022

Discover how Microsoft Power Apps helps Lutheran Care, the lead agency for Toward Home Alliance, increase efficiency, save time, reduce data errors and improve customer service.

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Enable a Hybrid Office with Microsoft 365

26 Aug 2022

A hybrid office is the mix of employees working both at the office and from home. This has become a reality for many companies. Discover how Microsoft 365 can help your hybrid office be as productive as possible.

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How Will Technology Change Your School?

17 Jul 2022

Given technology advances at a dizzying rate, you may miss key opportunities to run your school more efficiently and give students a better eduction. Discover how an Education Transformation Framework (ETF) can help.

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Meet David Crosby, Education Consultant

17 Jul 2022

David knows technology and has a ‘past life’ in education as a teacher and a School Business Manager. He is an Eduction Consultant with Pact IT Solutions. We are excited to introduce him to you.

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When is Cyber Security Training Needed?

17 Jul 2022

People can’t change behaviour if training isn’t delivered regularly. Once a year training isn’t enough to create a culture of cybersecurity. So, how often is often enough to improve your team’s cyber hygiene?

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Get More Unplugged Laptop Time

17 Jul 2022

One of the big draws of a laptop is you can use it anywhere. Laptop battery lifespan can get shorter as time goes by and battery health takes a hit. This article includes handy hints and tips to increase your laptop battery life.

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Improve Phishing Detection with SLAM

17 Jul 2022

For the last decade or two, phishing has been the main delivery method for all types of cyber attacks. In this article learn how using the SLAM method can improve phishing detection.

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Review Your Cyber Security Insurance

27 May 2022

Given the increasing threat of cyber-attacks, it is essential to review your cyber insurance policy every year and upgrade if necessary. Cyber insurance is essential to cover the cost of damages from cyber threats.

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Manage Microsoft 365 Permissions Like a Pro

27 May 2022

What were once siloed platforms—Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Yammer—are now better integrated to help enable business users to discover the content they need to do their job more efficiently and effectively.

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Alarming Phishing Attack Trends in 2022

27 May 2022

In 2020, 75% of companies around the world experienced a phishing attack. Phishing remains one of the biggest dangers to your business's health and wellbeing because it’s the main delivery method for all types of cyberattacks.

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15 Ways to Protect Against a Cyber Attack

24 May 2022

Secure your organisation and stop hackers from penetrating your systems by implementing best practices for cyber security. Here are 15 Tips on how to protect your business, no matter what size, from cyber threats.

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Working Remotely and Successfully

2 May 2022

Working remotely and successfully from someone who’s worked from home for 10 years. Research shows that remote work is the “Biggest change to the working environment in 50 years” and many people have rejoiced at the change.

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$1 Billion Small Business Tech Boost

1 May 2022

The Australian Govt is providing a $1 billion investment to assist small business enhance their digital capabilities. Support encompasses costs associated with cyber security, cloud-based IT services and external training courses.

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How to Organise Your Microsoft 365 Data

1 May 2022

Microsoft 365 enables users to work and collaborate in their chosen workspaces, with easy, on-the-go access from anywhere. But underneath, the end user experience should be strong information architecture (IA).

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What Are the Benefits of SMS?

18 Mar 2022

For almost 30 years, SMS has proved to be consistently effective in broadcasting business communications directly to your customer base and triggering a desired behaviour or action.

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Unified Business Communications

18 Mar 2022

Lead your business more effectively by implementing unified communications. Unified communications are a go-to solution for business owners looking to streamline their businesses and increase employee productivity in the long term.

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Top 10 Training Solutions

21 Feb 2022

Effective training provides your employees with up-to-date skills which in turn creates a higher level of organisational efficiency.

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Bolster Your Microsoft 365 Data Protection

12 Jan 2022

Multi-factor authentication, session timeouts, and encrypting emails are several security measures you can use to shield your data in Microsoft 365. What defence mechanisms do you have in place to protect your data?

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Microsoft 365 Guest Access

11 Jan 2022

Before configuring Microsoft 365 to enable access to outsiders, several basic policy points must be addressed. While there are many ways to develop policies, here are a few of the most important considerations.

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Enhance Your Server Management

9 Jan 2022

Did you know that servers can be susceptible to cyberattacks? Secure the system by installing and updating antivirus software, using firewalls and encrypting networks and data storage.

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Queensland Schools Rein in IT Admin

8 Jan 2022

‘Let’s spend more time on IT administration’ said no-one ever. In schools, where every moment spent on admin is a moment less for learning, the need to streamline technology administration is particularly acute.

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Identity vs Data Governance

7 Jan 2022

As the rapid adoption of cloud technologies increased during the pandemic, security and compliance issues have continuously been put at the forefront of conversations.

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Keeping Your School Community Updated

10 Jan 2021

SMS is a very practical and cost-effective tool for improving the management of your school or educational organisation that doesn’t require an expensive and complicated IT set-up.

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