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

Moving to Office 365? Things to consider…

Moving to Microsoft Office 365 without really understanding the features and functionality of SharePoint – the platform that supports document storage and management in Office 365 – is a missed opportunity to review and improve vital business processes and address productivity issues. A Document Management System will most likely fail to meet the needs of the business if it does … Read More

SharePoint planning tips – Part 3

Information Governance. That term sounds big and boring, right? Something that requires writing a big, boring document and downing double shot espressos to stay awake whilst doing so. I hear you yawning and asking, is this something we really need to consider for our Office 365 SharePoint deployment? Well, if you focus on keeping it simple, it can be a … Read More

SharePoint planning tips – Part 2

Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online are fantastic options for businesses wanting to reduce the complexity of their infrastructure. In our last article, we kicked off a discussion on the importance of taking time to properly plan your SharePoint platform. Our first two planning exercises are designed to help you focus and clarify: The goals of the business and any … Read More

SharePoint planning tips – Part 1

One of the most powerful features of Microsoft Office 365 is SharePoint Online. But before you jump in and configure your new SharePoint site, it’s worth taking a step back to do some planning exercises. SharePoint has the ability to provide a technical solution to business problems. Constraints within the business, when broken down into their components, are usually comprised of … Read More

Office 2013 Present Online feature (video tutorial).

There is a growing trend of businesses investing in globally diverse teams, mobilised workforces and flexible work arrangements that allow staff to work from home.  This is creating a demand for software vendors to build sharing capabilities into our favourite productivity tools. If you’re new to Office 2013 or haven’t yet upgraded, you may not be aware of the “Present … Read More

Developing your cloud strategy – part 2

In our previous article, we began to explore our concept of cloud strategy.  We covered off on the first step, which involves making a leap from dabbling in cloud platforms, to having a business with a cloud strategy at its core.  The next two steps are designed to build out the strategy in such a way that business value is delivered via document … Read More

Co-authoring for greater collaboration

Remember the old “This file is locked for editing by another user” error message you’d get when trying to open a document across a file share?  Thank goodness those days are over.  If you’re still getting that error message, it doesn’t have to be this way! The wonderful world of co-authoring. If you’ve ever imagined being able to work on a … Read More

Power BI; powerful departmental insight

It is easy to think that Big Data is all about having access to a huge sum of information, as the name implies.  While it certainly is that, the key for business is that Big Data is about harnessing the right data sources.  By aggregating data and analysing averages in a meaningful way, it is possible to gain insights that are … Read More

Office 365 news for Australian SMBs

The IT industry is set for a shake-up. In just a couple of months, Microsoft plans to put Office 365 in the hands of the entire channel. For some time now, Microsoft have been increasingly enthusiastic about moving clients to their public cloud offering; Office 365.  In Australia, the only way to access Office 365 to date has been via … Read More