7 Email Security Best Practices For Accounting Firms

In most accounting firms, email remains the primary communication channel. It’s easy to think that just because you use email passwords or even a password management tool, you’re safe from cyber threats.  This is not the case. In fact, email is the most common method of attack for cyber-criminals targeting accounting firms.  In this article, we’ll review the top 9 … Read More

11 Essential Tips For Controlling Data In Remote Accounting Teams

In a central office, accounting firms can exert strong control over how their team members manage sensitive client data. But when teams transition to a hybrid or work-from-home environment, much of that control gets lost and additional risks can arise. Luckily, there are some simple policies, settings and tools that firms can deploy to significantly reduce their risks. In this … Read More

How we use Yammer; Social at Work.

What is Yammer? Yammer is an Enterprise Social Network that was founded in 2008. Its main aim is to “bring together people, conversations, content, and business data in a single location”. Yammer was acquired by Microsoft Corporation in 2012 and is now part of the Microsoft Office Division.

A shift in the tide; how business views on cloud are changing.

After what many saw as a false start in Australia for Microsoft Office 365 (it’s no secret the business community did not look upon the exclusivity held by Telstra in an entirely positive light) we are now starting to see a shift in the tide. This shift is not just about the client-vendor relationship opening up to the reseller community … Read More

New Microsoft Office 365 Plans for Business

As of 1 October 2014, Microsoft revised their Office 365 for business plans. Enterprise plans remain the same, but here’s the new line up for small to mid-size businesses. Office 365 Business Essentials This plan does not include Office applications to install on your PC, notebook, tablet or smartphone, but you can access Office Online for Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. … Read More

Microsoft – Consumer vs Business

When it comes to Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive, there’s a lot of confusion out there. This has not been helped by the duality of these two brand terms. For better or worse, Microsoft use the same brand names to label both consumer grade and business grade services. Let’s take a closer look at these brand terms and what they mean … Read More

5 Reasons why Dropbox limits business

When it comes to flexible storage solutions, nothing has made more of an impact than Dropbox. Having the privilege of watching many different companies and industries extract (or rather not extract) value from technology, I learnt long ago that you can’t argue with easy. People are screaming out for simplicity and Dropbox delivers that. With a few simple clicks you … Read More

Get up, Stand up.

This article, we’re going to take a detour from our usual topics and review a piece of office equipment we recently invested in. I love a fitness fad; I eat tofu, do yoga and I’m always on the lookout for new health and fitness information. So I’ve been reading, with increasing interest, concerns around the news that “sitting is the … Read More