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  • In most businesses in the SMB world you will find a collection of individuals who wear many hats. There aren’t large corporate structures and therefore, it often is decided to outsource some of these hats, giving the business space to grow.   A case for outsourcing Cleaning Generally, businesses outsource…

  • An annual IT strategy helps you to set your technology on the right course, and make your company goals a reality by aligning the two.     Business IT exists to support your business growth, it should be quietly ticking along in the background helping your team achieve success. Without an…

  • Technology changes so quickly, everyday apps are being updated and gaining new features. Here are some tech tips from our IT Support team and new features to help you get the most out of your technology.   Organise your Tabs in Google Chrome Are you a serial tab opener, or…

  • We spend so much time on our computers, downloading things, uploading things, watching videos, sending and receiving emails, that it is inevitable that our computers end up with a lot of things on there that we don't want or need and can slow us down.    At Powernet, our computers…

  • Microsoft have released new Microsoft Teams features that we are excited about, here are the top 5 you need to know about.   Introducing Meeting Breakout Rooms Teams breakout rooms allows you to create 'sub meetings' within a Microsoft Teams meeting for smaller groups to collaborate and have discussions. You…

  • Microsoft are always releasing new features to the Office suite, it can be hard to keep up to date. Here are our favorite Outlook features that are often overlooked.   Reply to an email with a meeting invite Did you know you can respond to an email with a meeting…

  • Cloud services and managed IT services are two buzz phrases that are commonly heard through the tech and business worlds. Here's what they mean   What are Cloud Services?   Cloud services refers to technology that can be accessed from anywhere, is generally owned and maintained by another company and is…

  • With identify theft on the rise and cyber criminals becoming savvier every day, securing your personal accounts is more important now than ever. A study conducted by McAfee, revealed that 22% of internet users said that their online accounts have been hacked, at least once. The results of being hacked…

  • Adopting a secure and accessible data management solution can protect your business from data theft, misplaced documents and can save employees hours of labor as files are readily accessible.    Data Governance  Your business's 'data governance structure' should have a defined set of procedures and a plan to manage your data…

  • Today, a large majority of our valuable assets are digital. Bank accounts, personal information, email, photos, just about everything is saved digitally in some form.    This is why we have put together this comprehensive guide to cybersecurity, talking about the most important components, why it's important and a few…

  • Knowing when the right time to replace your computers can be a tricky task, balancing getting the most out of your technology assets vs. ensuring your staff are able to work efficiently. Keeping your computers past their recommended age could be costing your business in staff hours.   What is…

  • Staying safe online and keeping your business secure takes a combination of technology, education and awareness efforts.    As with your home, you protect it with insurance, door locks and alarm systems, it is the same approach for cybersecurity. There are many doors cybercriminals can try to gain unwanted access…


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