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Microsoft Teams Features Update – July 2020

Latest features and hot-off-the-press Teams insights from Microsoft Inspire 2020. And so we march on…amidst masks, mayhem and endless meetings… As the gloss wears off our new remote working skills and schedules and we settle in for what looks a bigger than anticipated battle ahead, it’s time to start looking at remote...
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Go from Remote Meetings to More!

Need to address your team's remote meeting fatigue but expand your collaboration and communication horizons at the same time? Here's how to make remote working "work" better with a tool that does more than remote meetings alone! Here is what we know - Pre COVID-19 high-quality virtual meeting capabilities were often a...
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Stay COVID Safe – Disinfect Your Tech!

Disinfecting your tech during COVID-19: What, when and how? Remember the days when hot desking was the next-big thing and moving to shared devices and workstations made perfect financial and environmental sense? Oh, for those days when cleaning up after eating lunch at your computer or wiping down your shared workstation at...
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Microsoft Teams Etiquette – The Dos, The Don’ts & The Did You Knows?

Want to make sure your more Teams Player than Teams Failure? Here are you top Microsoft Teams Etiquette tips to set you up for success! With the move to remote working, many organisations already in the Office 365 ecosystem dived head first into Microsoft Teams as their collaboration and communication tool...
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remote working IT security

Top 10 Remote Working IT Security Steps You May Have Missed!

Here are the remote working IT Security steps you may have missed in the rush to get remote-work ready, and how to fix them! Long before COVID-19 many businesses were, in varying degrees, moving towards offering or embedding some form of remote working flexibility in their workplaces. This was largely driven by...
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Microsoft Teams Features Update – May 2020

Microsoft Teams Features Update – May 2020 Microsoft Teams Master Tips Is remote working turning your team into Microsoft Teams Power Users? Here are the latest Microsoft Teams Features Updates to keep your remote workers well and truly ahead of the collaboration curve! There’s never been a better time to drive Microsoft...
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Zoom vs Teams

Zoom 1 – Teams Meetings 7

There's only 1 reason to be using Zoom - here's what it is! One reason and one only - if your business is not using Microsoft Office 365! If that's the case, there's actually a whole different set of questions your business should be asking about flexibility, mobility, security and productivity in...
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Cybersecurity Awareness Training

CyberSecurity Awareness Training: Build Your Own Anti-Phishing Force Field

Here’s how you can help your remote working heroes shore up their phishing defences – Now! More critical than ever before in light of COVID-19 - Cybersecurity awareness training is the best way to provide your remote working team with the knowledge they need to fight phishing with force. Whether your business...
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Covid-19 stimulus packages

4 Ways to Leverage COVID-19 Stimulus Packages

The Australian Government’s COVID-19 Stimulus Package measures can help you support remote working to keep your business alive & kicking  There is a lot of talk of businesses going into “hibernation mode” at the moment, but anyone in business knows that putting a business that up until 3 weeks ago had moving...
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Working from Home – A Survival Guide

Working from home – There’s more to it than meets the eye! It sounds great in theory – but there’s more to making remote working work than meets the eye! The thing about tech is that pretty much everyone has at some stage worked for small business, a big business and remotely,...
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MFA Office 365

There’s more to MFA than Office 365 – Here’s how and why!

Have you turned on MFA to lock up your filing cabinet, but left the doors to your office wide open? Here's why effective credentials protection using Multifactor Authentication should involve much more than just protecting your Office 365 account! If you’ve been greeted with a new step in your Office...
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IoT & Fleet Management: Evolving Beyond the Humble Odometer Reading

IoT & Fleet Management How IoT solutions are offering lower-cost, longer-life fleet management opportunities in the mining, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Come 2020, IoT - The Internet of Things has featured in pretty much every list of “Top 5 emerging technologies for 2020 and beyond” we’ve seen, especially in mining, manufacturing and...
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Microsoft Teams Master Tips

Microsoft Teams Features Update – February 2020

Microsoft Teams Master Tips Latest Microsoft Teams features update: Fast track your progress from Teams Player to Teams Master! Microsoft Teams is now the collaboration platform of choice for over 20 million daily users worldwide, and new features are coming online all the time. Make sure you’re on the front foot and using...
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MyAnalytics – How to work less and focus more in Office 365.

You've got 1440 minutes to make the most of each day! Are you using your's to your best advantage? Find out how you can use MyAnalytics personal analytics to manage your time better and take a healthier approach to work! Cloud, wi-fi, mobile devices, online collaboration tools – it’s literally never been...
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2020 IT Trends Watch

The 2020 IT Trends proactive decision makers already have on their radars! Find out the Top 8 2020 IT Trends already on the IT agendas of future-focused businesses for 2020! Here’s a thought….Have you realised that we are equally as far away from 2050 today as we are 1990? If we take a...
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5 Things in IT Security Leading Companies Get Right!

5 things in IT security Leading Companies got right in 2019 PLUS 5 things you need to know about IT Security in 2020 and 5 easy things you can get your team doing right now to stay secure! Earlier in 2019, Maxsum security partner Sophos uncovered some very disturbing results in its...
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Start-ups, Stayers and All That Business Innovation Jazz!

What businesses can learn from start-ups, and vice versa! Let's get talking! There is no industry more awash with talk of start-ups than the tech industry. And let’s face it – it’s inspiring to hear their origin stories, exciting to watch their growth trajectories, even better if they have some fantastic...
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Failure to BCC

Failure to BCC: This one email mistake could cost you millions!

The Sydney Morning Herald recently ran a story on one company’s million-dollar e-mail mishap. Their big blunder? They loaded 300 customer email addresses into the CC: field instead of the BCC: field, and it’s cost them dearly. Find out what the big deal is with BCC! Here’s one universal truth about...
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IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) – The why, the how and the now!

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the hottest business technology topics peaking the interest of innovators, technologists, analysts, businesses and board rooms around Australia and the world. Why now? And what's the opportunity? Adding "smarts" to previously unconnected "things" is an alarmingly simple concept, but where things get really interesting...
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4 Steps to Building an Innovation Culture

Find out how any business can start building an innovation culture - and its not even all about the technology! Got innovation slated as one of your strategic initiatives? Make sure you've got the culture to support your push! Let’s take a walk through the early days of a typical innovation...
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business culture technology

Are you using technology to boost your business culture?

Check out our 6 technology tips for keeping your business culture alive and kicking (goals)! The idea of building and nurturing an organisational culture is an enduring topic of discussion amongst growth-focused businesses. All the experts tell us we need to take time out of our business to work on our...
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Success with Teams

A Successful Microsoft Teams Strategy in 7 Steps!

7 Steps to a Successful Microsoft Teams Strategy! In the world of business technology, Microsoft Teams, and the cross-business collaboration it powers, is the talk of the town. At our recent Create, Collaborate, Coordinate with Microsoft Teams event, Maxsum unpacked what the big deal with Teams really is, what it can help...
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Dark Web

The Dark Web – The Underbelly of the Internet

Did you know that…when you use a search engine like Google, Bing (or even, dare we say it, Yahoo) you are literally only scratching the surface of the Internet? These common search engines only search 0.4% of the indexed Internet. So, what makes up the remaining 99.96%? Well some of...
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Microsoft End of Life Announcements

Windows 7 & Exchange Server 2010 End of Life – All your options!

What do Microsoft's end of life and end of extended support deadlines for Windows 7 and Windows Exchange Server 2010 mean for you? As the saying goes – all good things must come to an end! Over the next 12-18 months, some core Microsoft products your business may currently rely on...
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The Power of Cross-Industry Partnerships

Finding opportunity in unexpected places! Here’s a little something that none of us in business really like to admit to ourselves. When any business lines itself up against its peers in the same industry, at first pass all our offerings sometimes look pretty much the same to our customers. Industry peers...
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Top Five Technology Strategy Trends for NFPs

Our Top Five Technology Strategy Trends for NFPs from Transform 2019! May 8-9, 2019, 500 technology-focused not-for-profit sector representatives amassed at the Melbourne Convention Centre for Connecting Up’s Transform 2019 annual technology conference. Maxsum was proud to support our partner Connecting Up for the second-year running at this peak technology enablement event...
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Defining your approach to mobility (Flexibility vs. Security)

With any tightening of security technologies or practices, there is always going to be a flow-on effect to end users. Today’s super-sophisticated mobile devices and technology platforms give people the power to read, chat, share, view, download, or book pretty much anything in one click or swipe, and pretty much...
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Collaboration Teams

Igniting Collaboration – The Teams Way!

What we learnt about Igniting Collaboration - The Teams Way from Microsoft Ignite the Tour 2019. Technologists, partners, customers and change-makers recently amassed in Sydney as Microsoft brought the Australian leg of Microsoft Ignite the Tour 2019 to Australia. Microsoft has taken the Ignite tour across 15 countries delivering industry leading...
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Email and endpoint protection

Next-generation email and endpoint protection – The game has changed!

Want to be able to trust your inbox again? Here’s how!   With next-generation email and endpoint protection, of course! Email and endpoint protection has changed - dramatically! Read on to find out what your business should see as the new normal.  There’s nothing certain in life except for death, taxes….and spam! Ever since email...
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Moving from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

When global tech giant Microsoft bought pioneering calling disruptor Skype in 2011 we always knew they must have had some big plans in the wings. As Microsoft went on to build and prioritise their powerhouse Teams offering, it came as no surprise in 2017 when Microsoft announced that it would...
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Mobile Device Management: Keeping your data on the downlow

Getting something to “go viral” is undoubtedly the holy grail of social media success! Maximum reach and hopefully maximum impact. Our devices and digital platforms are intuitively designed to help us share, post, communicate and collaborate without limit, but while that maybe be great for your most recent dancing cat...
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Hyperconverged Infrastructure and the Modern Workplace

One of the hottest business technology topics around at the moment is this concept of “the Modern Workplace”. At first pass you might think this is all about decking out your offices with schmick finishes and the latest tech, but the Modern Workplace concept is really about the changing focus...
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Towards 2020: Got Technology Goals? We do!

This is a great time of year to revisit some of your big business and technology goals with fresh set of eyes or spend a bit of time looking ahead at where you want your business to go, and how technology might be able to help you get there!...
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Shining a Light on Shadow IT

Are you carefully and strategically planning to make or expand your move into the cloud? STOP right there! There’s something important we think you need to know! No matter what stage of the cloud adoption journey you think you’re at, there’s an 87% chance some of your data is already...
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3+2 Top Tech Tips – Boost productivity

Everyday there are new features added to the products and services we use, but sometimes there’s just too much “newness” to keep up with. You try to keep up and try new things but before you know it, your list of to dos has just gotten longer and you’re no...
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Is your password a problem?

Every day, more and more, password compromises and breaches are, at best, blocking productivity and people’s ability to get their jobs done, and at worst, threatening the very existence of businesses, their financial viability, and by extension the job security of their employees....
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Multifactor Authentication

The humble password is implicated in more than 80% of data breaches. Find out how you can increase your security by enabling Multifactor Authentication (MFA) to combat the threat posed by stolen password credentials....
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Making the switch to NBN?

What you need to know about switching over to NBN before the switch off! As we approach the looming completion date for the NBN rollout we will be seeing traditional ADSL Internet and copper line based phone services being progressively switched off. While over 7 million homes and businesses are now able...
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MaxSec: Proactive cyberthreat protection by Maxsum

From a cyber security perspective, any single email out of the 130-odd emails your average business user receives every day could be like that random unwanted late-night visitor…but you’re unaware as you plough through your inbox every day; open, action, file, repeat....
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Risk Management vs. Innovation in Your Technology Strategy

At an Australian Institute of Company Directors lunch in 2017, ex-Telstra and current CSIRO head David Thodey was asked a question during Q&A about his advice for organizations balancing risk management against their need to innovate within a technology strategy....
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5 Sure-Fire Signs You’re Ready to Move to the Cloud

When is the right time for your business to move to the cloud? Timing is everything, as they say…Until you’re too late! If moving all or part of your workloads to the cloud has been on your mind for a while, here are the 5 tell-tale signs that it time...
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5 Office 365 collaboration tools you’re not using…but should be!

When we talk about leveraging technology to boost productivity in organisations we talk a lot about embracing the benefits of cloud, adopting more flexible ways of working, and mapping out better processes to support your new digital-age modern workplace. Microsoft Office 365 collaboration tools often play a central role in...
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The Anatomy of a Cyber-Attack Explained

The Anatomy of a Cyber-Attack Explained

Fraud is nothing new – people have been tricking other people into parting with their money since money was invented. But while the internet has made many things easier and faster, so too has the internet made it easier for fraudsters to get at things that don’t belong to them....
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GDPR – What’s with all the emails?

Over the last week you will have noticed a constant stream of emails into your inbox drawing your attention to new privacy policy roll-outs, or asking you to re “opt-in” to services. That’s because on May 25, 2018 the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. Whilst these...
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