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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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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Data Security

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

Introduction To Microsoft Power BI Dashboards

by Lachie Dixon - May 10, 2021

In keeping up with digital transformation, Microsoft has created an analytics service called Power BI. It’s basically their answer to Google Analytics, it operates via cloud computing and it’s pretty impressive.

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TAGS: tools, Microsoft BI Dashboard

Happy World Password Day (and why you should care about it)

by Powernet - May 6, 2021

Every year the first Thursday in May is World Password Day, originally created by Intel Security in 2013, the purpose of this day is to promote better password habits, to have a regular day set to change your passwords. 

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NBN, ADSL, Fibre - What's the difference?

by Powernet - May 3, 2021

There are so many types of internet connections, and just to add to the confusion, between providers the same type is often called something different.

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TAGS: Support services, hybrid IT, managed service provider, outsourced, Tech, IT support, IT Support Melbourne

Our Guide to Sophos' Cybersecurity Suite

by Powernet - Apr 27, 2021

As a Sophos Platinum Partner, we have over 10 years of experience in implementing Sophos cybersecurity products for hundreds of businesses across Australia. 

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Microsoft Nuance Acquisition - What's the Deal?

by Powernet - Apr 19, 2021

On the 12th of April 2021, Microsoft released a statement that they and Nuance entered into a definitive agreement, under which Microsoft would acquire Nuance for $56 per share. This is Microsoft's second-largest acquisition after LinkedIn, which speaks to their AI strategy. 

 

Nuance is an AI technology company focusing specifically on the healthcare industry.

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How You Can Use Artificial Intelligence in Your Business

by Powernet - Apr 13, 2021

Artificial intelligence used in business has become common and accessible. It is no longer something available only to those in high tech companies or with inhouse developers.

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TAGS: it security, Microsoft, Microsoft 365, Artificial Intelligence, IT Support Melbourne

What actually is a Firewall?

by Powernet - Apr 6, 2021

We often talk about firewalls in cyber security conversations - but what are they?

A firewall acts as a barrier between your network/computer and the internet. It helps to keep your systems and the data stored on them safe.

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Everything You Need to Know About Channel 9's Cyber Attack

by Powernet - Mar 29, 2021

In a Tweet posted on the 28 March 2021, 9News Australia announced that it was under attack by hackers. They were unsure if it was criminal sabotage or the work of a foreign nation - the source of the attack is still being investigated. 

 

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