If you’re running your work and life on one device…stop right now!
With more staff now about to “return to office”, businesses and organisations are fine tuning their approach to remote working and working from home. Whilst the discussion is heavily focused on whether to have everyone back in full time,... Read More
Talk about timing! If Office 365 is your tool of choice for workplace productivity, you may well have felt the sting of the March – April 2021 series of Microsoft 365, Azure and Global Azure AD outages.
Here's why you need to expect the unexpected and how to plan for when,... Read More
Your guide to the Top 4 Microsoft app integrations that became available in 2020 through Microsoft Teams!
Is it time to explore what more you can do through Microsoft Teams?
With the push to power up Microsoft Teams as the hub of remote and in-office team working throughout COVID, there have been... Read More
Get some quick wins on the board and your business processes flowing to the right people, at the right time in the right place! Here’s how!
We recently re-ran a snap survey asking people what their “go-to” Office 365 app is each morning. Can you guess what the number-one answer... Read More
Microsoft Power Platform - How to power up your workflows to help your remote working and office teams work better with…wait for it…what you may already have!
You log into Microsoft 365 on the web through www.office.com, and you see a menu full of brightly coloured Microsoft 365 apps… Which... Read More
Can I get a show of hands please ?
Do you find yourself always asking for questions or comments in an online meeting only to get… crickets….muted crickets…?
Ever been presenting or leading a discussion in a large online meeting and asked a question you were hoping to get some input on... Read More
Meet - Record - Share - Repeat!
Ever recorded a Teams meeting and then, frustratingly, found that there was no easy way to share that recording with an external participant in the meeting?
You’re not alone! Whilst Microsoft Stream to date has made recording Teams meetings, sharing then internally, and even creating... Read More
Before you roll-out a 3rd party app for the job - find out what you already have at your fingertips within Microsoft Office 365 to get the job done!
Plus you'll have all your data right where you need it - in house!
Whilst COVID-19 restrictions across Victoria have ever so... Read More
2020 - The Official Year of the Remote Meeting has made us tired and cranky!
Has nearly 10 months of back-to-back remote meetings left you tired, cranky, less patient, and dare we say it… less productive? Here’s why, PLUS a few tips to change things up ahead of 2021.
Ok we’re going... Read More
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... Read 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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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,... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
5 things in IT security Leading Companies got right in 2019
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
We all love social media, right? But while you’re happily scrolling through memes, hash tagging and trying out filters, some people are experiencing the sinister side of social media and today’s technology.... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
How tightening up your approach across the 5 stages of your hardware lifecycle will help your business protect your assets and manage change better!
At a security event recently, we asked the 250 delegates in the room to get their phones out and stand up. They were excited; they thought they... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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!... Read More