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How to Compress a PDF File (for free)

by Powernet - Jun 22, 2021

PDF documents are notorious for being large, particularly if they contain images and objects. Most websites have a size limit, leading to frustration and uncertainty on how to move forward. Read on to learn how you can easily reduce your PDF document size.

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TAGS: IT systems, digital transformation, Microsoft, tips, software, tools, data management, IT support

Microsoft 365 Users Are Getting a New Tool - At No Extra Cost

by Powernet - Jun 15, 2021

Diagramming for everyone, Microsoft announced on the 9th of June 2021 that they will be bringing a lightweight, web version of Visio to Microsoft 365.

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TAGS: Microsoft, Microsoft 365, IT support

Cyber Security - What is Spyware?

by Powernet - Jun 14, 2021

Spyware is a form of malware that is designed to spy on your digital activity. It may be used as a tool to search your computer for existing files, images, passwords, contacts etc. It could also install a keylogger, be taking screenshots or recordings of what you're doing and send the information back to a cybercriminal.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, modern workplace, Microsoft, phishing, Data Security, Tech, productivity, teams

Cyber Security - What is Social Engineering

by Powernet - Jun 7, 2021

Social Engineering is the act of manipulating someone into taking specific action for the attackers' benefit. 

 

It's a form of manipulation with the goal of gaining access to or stealing something and often forms part of a phishing campaign. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, modern workplace, Microsoft, phishing, Data Security, Tech, productivity, teams

Cyber Threats Australian Businesses are Facing 2021 [free ebook]

by Powernet - Jun 3, 2021

A cybercriminal's primary goal is to exploit the weaknesses in your digital (and human) business environment to help themselves to your money and information.


It would be nice to think that as a small business, you'd fly under their radar. That, due to the size of your business, the financial returns would be too low to be worthy of their attention.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, tips, Data Security, Tech, IT support

What's New in Microsoft Teams

by Powernet - May 31, 2021

Microsoft has announced new features for Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams, here's what you need to know about the latest Microsoft Teams updates.

 

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TAGS: Microsoft, how to, tips, Microsoft 365, teams

Everything You Need to Know About Toyota's Cyber Attack

by Powernet - May 24, 2021

In a statement released on the 29th of March 2019, Toyota announced they had been hit by an attempted cyberattack, that potentially affected 3.1 million people. 

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, Data Security, Tech, IT support, IT Support Melbourne

Powernet Awarded Sophos Security National Partner of The Year

by Powernet - May 17, 2021

On the 11th of May 2021, Sophos announced Powernet as the 2021 ANZ National Partner of the Year. The award is recognition for Powernet's outstanding performance and commitment to securing businesses through the Sophos next-generation cybersecurity suite, this is the second time Powernet has won this award. 

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Urgent Apple Software Update for iOS, macOS and watchOS

by Powernet - May 11, 2021

A critical vulnerability in Apple's iOS, macOS and watchOS software has been identified and patched in their latest security update. This is a severe security flaw, we urge all Apple users to check for and apply software patches immediately. 

 

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5 Must Know Microsoft Word Features

by Powernet - May 10, 2021

As an IT Support company that specialises in the Microsoft 365 suite, we love sharing our favourite tips and tricks on how to use Microsoft apps more efficiently and bringing to light some of its hidden features. 

 

Here are a few of our favourites. 

 

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TAGS: Microsoft, tips, Microsoft 365, Tech, productivity, apps