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4 ways You Can Achieve Successful ROI for Your NFP

by Lachie Dixon - Jun 13, 2019

When you operate a not-for-profit, every dollar counts. In order to raise awareness for your cause, attract ongoing support, and generate results for the community, smart financial management is extremely important. For this reason, many NFPs are turning to technology to generate efficiencies and save money in all kinds of areas.

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TAGS: cloud, managed service provider, how to, tips

Why Australian Businesses Are Going Serverless

by Lachie Dixon - Mar 6, 2019

More Australian businesses are choosing to go serverless and the numbers are only set to grow as the advantages of this solution continue to rise. What do we mean by “going serverless?” Exactly as it sounds: abdicating from the use of servers, operating systems and typical business infrastructure and relying on a serverless cloud computing services, such as Microsoft 365, to manage those processes in the background.

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TAGS: cloud, data management

Taking Business Communications To The Cloud: Powernet Partners With RingCentral

by John Lane - Dec 17, 2018

Technology is evolving more rapidly than ever before and many businesses are shifting to popular cloud-based systems. These transformative solutions are necessary in order for businesses to keep up with the functionality and reliability needed to succeed in today’s market.

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TAGS: flexibility, cloud, news, powernet, digital workplaces, modern workplace, business, scale, communications, mobility, RingCentral

7 Essential Microsoft 365 Features You Should Be Using For Your Business

by John Lane - Sep 27, 2018

One of the truly great things about Microsoft Office 365 is that it's malleable: it can be whatever you need it to be, whenever you need it to be. With so many different features spread out across a variety of applications, however, it's easy to overlook the most interesting features that may be valuable for  your businesses.

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TAGS: cloud, modern workplace, Microsoft, Microsoft 365, software, end user, business

Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Technology: The Differences You Need to Know

by John Lane - Jun 29, 2018

In an era where cloud spending on a global basis is projected to increase to $162 billion per year by as soon as 2020 according to Forbes, it's clear that organisations around the world have begun to embrace the unique opportunity that this technology represents. You've likely even already considered a digital transformation for your business, hoping to use it as an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage into your own industry that will carry you forward into the next decade.

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TAGS: it strategy, cloud, infrastructure, hybrid cloud, hybrid IT, private cloud, public cloud

Is the Time Right to Move Your Business to the Cloud?

by John Lane - May 22, 2018

The concept of hybrid IT is one that has grown incredibly popular over the last few years, particularly with small and medium-sized businesses all over the world. In a hybrid IT environment, an organisation will typically leverage some IT resources on premise but use cloud-based services for everything else. The benefits of this include not only a centralised approach to important factors like IT governance, but also opening up the ability to experiment with the best that cloud computing has to offer.

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TAGS: it strategy, IT systems, cloud, digital transformation

The Importance of Cloud Security: Just How Safe is Your Business in the Cloud?

by John Lane - May 7, 2018

According to one recent study, more than 50% of all data that is currently held in Australian cloud-based systems is considered to be sensitive. While this is not necessarily shocking, in a related statistic, the same study also revealed that roughly 90% of Australian executives said that they believed (or knew beyond the shadow of a doubt) that one or more people within their organisations were using cloud-based systems in violation of their existing approved policies.

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TAGS: it strategy, it security, cyber security, cloud

How One Transport Business Successfully Drove Into the 21st Century By Way of the Cloud

by John Lane - Mar 21, 2018

Ventura Bus Lines found itself fighting many of the complications that come along with having a mature business status. If they were going to continue to grow at the rate at which they needed, they had to prioritise ways to improve efficiency in their own internal operations. IT was identified as a prime area for not only these efficiencies and optimisations but also in terms of cost savings. However, this was a challenge that they couldn't handle on their own. 

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TAGS: it strategy, cloud, powernet, case study

The 7 Major Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud

by John Lane - Nov 28, 2017

Perhaps the biggest reason why some businesses are hesitant to move into the cloud has to do with the level of control that they (think) they're giving up over their IT infrastructure. But even though it's true that you'll be bringing third party vendors into the fold, even this perceived shift of control is far outweighed by the many different benefits that you'll get to enjoy which can’t be matched anywhere else.

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TAGS: it strategy, IT systems, cloud