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 3

We’ve explored what we see as the first two critical steps in a strategic cloud journey; engage and enable.  At the core of this approach is the reason why we do what we do.  We believe that our clients should have the best of available cloud technologies and that their Infrastructure as a Service should deliver them far greater business … 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

Developing your cloud strategy – part 1

Spoiler alert; we’re about to deliver a 3 part series and it is going to use the word “cloud” many times.  But if you’re keen on the advantages that cloud can offer you, read on.  We’re going to outline a framework for creating your cloud strategy. If you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions, this article … Read More

3 ways technology is changing organisational structure

It’s amazing to consider how the workplace has changed.  Technology has enabled us to completely restructure how we communicate, work together, manage and measure productivity.  Rather than reaching any kind of plateau, technology is set to further evolve our work environments and how we interact with our peers and managers. Evolving the Org Chart. “Darwin said that it’s not the … Read More

End of XP Support Action Plan

As we’ve mentioned previously, XP support ends April 8, 2014.  At the risk of sounding like we’re repeating ourselves, it’s crucial that we communicate the importance of paying attention to this milestone – or should we say more accurately, tombstone. It is reported that of all the operational computers in the world, between a quarter and a third are still … 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

Information Strategy; taking stock of your information assets

An information strategy is not usually the first thing that founders and managers put in their business plans.  But it is essential at some point to take stock of the information that is moving throughout your organisation and to formulate a strategy that values it as the critical asset that it is. Information is an asset Every organisation has a … Read More

OneNote; how to maximise your productivity

OneNote has been around for a few years now but it is still one of those programs that is vastly under-utilised. So let’s have a recap. What is OneNote? Simply put, it’s a Microsoft Office application that allows you to quickly capture ideas, notes, drawings, pictures, web links and documents on “Pages” that are grouped in “Notebooks”. You can keep … Read More