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How Outsourcing Your IT Support Services Could Save You Money

by Powernet - Aug 8, 2022

Outsourcing your IT support services can be a great way to save money on your overall IT costs. When you outsource, you’re not responsible for the full-time salaries and benefits of in-house staff.


And because you’re working with a third-party provider, you can often get discounts on services and products. In addition, outsourcing can free up your own staff to focus on other areas of your business, which can further improve your bottom line.


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TAGS: Support services, tips, IT support

Powernet Named Finalist in The 2022 Best Places to Work Award

by Powernet - Aug 3, 2022

As a business, we have maintained our Great Place to Work certification for the last 6 years. We are excited to announce that this year, we took the 8th spot out of the top 25 Best Places to Work.  

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TAGS: news, modern workplace

Why 2-Factor Authentication Is Essential for Cybersecurity

by Powernet - Aug 2, 2022

The world of cybersecurity is constantly changing and evolving. The threats that we face continue to grow and evolve along with the technology that we use.


As a result, the potential for cyber-attacks has also grown significantly. In fact, cyber security is now one of the most concerning issues in our digital world today. In addition to this, there are also some new trends emerging which are making cyber security even more important for businesses and individuals than it already was.


For example, artificial intelligence (AI) has led to a new type of threat where attackers might not even be human but a group of machines.


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TAGS: it security, cyber security, tips

How Does Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure Work?

by Powernet - Jul 25, 2022

Technological advances have created a world where software can be updated in just a few clicks instead of hours or days. Microsoft Azure is an excellent example of how technology can be updated in real-time.


Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure is a cloud-based backup and disaster recovery solution that helps businesses keep their data safe and accessible. The solution works by creating copies of data in the cloud, which can be used to restore data in the event of a disaster.


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TAGS: disaster recovery planning, tips, Data Loss, IT support

Here’s What You Can Do with a Locked iPhone

by Powernet - Jul 19, 2022

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you can’t use your iPhone. It won’t unlock or let you download apps, send messages or make calls. You might think that means your phone is broken and there’s nothing you can do about it.


But that isn’t necessarily the case! We understand how frustrating locked iPhones can be, but don’t worry—we have some great tips for what to do if your iPhone is locked.


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TAGS: tips, IT support, ios

How to Create a Successful Intranet (That Everyone Uses)

by Powernet - Jul 11, 2022

The intranet as a digital workplace is no longer just a trend. In the past year alone, many organisations have seen their adoption of the SharePoint intranet explode.


Intranets help employees find the information they need to do their job more efficiently, and the collaborative nature of an Intranet makes it easier for teams to work together.


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TAGS: digital workplaces, outsourced, IT support

A Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Teams | Microsoft 365

by Powernet - Jul 5, 2022

Organisations of all sizes are adopting digital collaboration and productivity solutions to accelerate team performance and drive innovation.


As organisations shift their focus from individual contributors to teams, they’re leveraging Microsoft Teams as a unifying endpoint for collaborative team communication, ideation, and document management.


Microsoft Teams is part of Microsoft 365 Business and Enterprise editions, which also include stand-alone Microsoft Office 365 applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Skype for Business, and more.


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TAGS: digital workplaces, outsourced, IT support

4 Steps to Troubleshoot Most IT Issues

by Powernet - Jun 27, 2022

It’s inevitable; sooner or later, every business will encounter some type of IT problem. These hiccups are usually small and usually fixed easily. However, when something big happens, it can be a challenge for your IT support team.


The good news is that whether it’s an application that keeps crashing or a printer that keeps spitting out an error code, there are four steps you can take to troubleshoot most IT issues.


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TAGS: digital workplaces, outsourced, IT support

How a Locally Managed IT Support Company Can Provide Your Business With the Best Support in Times of Need

by Powernet - Jun 22, 2022

It's true when they say that things around the house will work better and last longer if you take care of them. If you keep your business's technology working smoothly, you'll save money in the long run. Locally managed IT support firms are a great way to achieve this.


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TAGS: digital workplaces, outsourced, IT support

How to reduce the size of an image (for free)

by Powernet - Jun 15, 2022

Photos and images come in varying sizes, when they're too large it can be difficult to manage them or create documents of a reasonable size. 


Read on to learn how to reduce the size of your photos or images using a Windows computer and a Mac. 

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