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Celebrating Equal Pay Day

by Powernet - Oct 6, 2021

The 18th of September 2021 was #EqualPayDay. This year's theme is #WhatsYourPayGap. We joined the fight to close the #GenderPayGap and have some exciting news to share today. 

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TAGS: news, modern workplace, equality

Top 5 Plugins for Google Chrome in 2021

by Powernet - Oct 6, 2021

Google Chrome is still one of the most popular web browsers out there, but it isn’t perfect. Using the right plugins adds a lot of functionality and can make Chrome a lot more efficient. Not to mention that some of these plugins can help Chrome be less of a resource hog, faster, and safer.

 

Here are the top 5 plugins for Google Chrome in 2021:

 

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TAGS: tips, IT support, productivity

Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Teams, Word, and Excel

by Powernet - Sep 28, 2021

Keyboard shortcuts are one of the most underutilised tools in a lot of software. Shortcuts can help to save time while you’re working, make finding specific tools easier and faster, and can even help you perform some of the basic functions at work more automatically.

 

Here is what you need to know about keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams, Word, and Excel.

 

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TAGS: Microsoft, tips, Microsoft 365, IT support, productivity, teams

How to Setup Technology for a Remote Team

by Powernet - Sep 20, 2021

With more and more work going remote in both the short and long term, it's more important than ever to know how to set up technology for a remote team. Here's what you need to know to help anticipate the needs of your team and get started.


This isn't a step-by-step how-to for any specific program. Instead, consider this how-to a quick summation of what you need to do to build technology for a successful remote team.

 

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TAGS: Microsoft 365, remote workforce, IT support, teams

Cybersecurity Breaches in Australia in 2021

by Powernet - Sep 13, 2021

Cybersecurity is becoming more of a security concern all around the world. Unfortunately, Australia is dealing with one of the bigger increases in cybercrime, and businesses in Australia are increasingly likely to be the target of cyber-attacks.


The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has identified 2020 as a turning point in cybersecurity concerns in Australia.

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, notifiable data breaches scheme, Data Security, IT support

10 Ways to Boost Microsoft Teams Productivity

by Powernet - Sep 7, 2021

Using Microsoft Teams for business can be a fantastic way to improve productivity at work. The problem is that many teams struggle to learn how to best utilise the software, or don't know what tools are available when they need them.

 

Here are 10 ways to help you use Microsoft Teams to boost productivity and help your team collaborate more effectively.

 

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TAGS: Microsoft, tips, IT support, productivity, IT Support Melbourne

The Secrets to Great IT Support

by Powernet - Aug 31, 2021

It's no secret how essential IT support is to the smooth running of a business. From start-ups to mature businesses,  there is always a need for active IT support in a business. 

 

For the effective and smooth running of business operations, IT support teams focus on securing business information and providing business cybersecurity and business email security, preventing potential threats and keeping your team cyber safe. 

 

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TAGS: tips, IT support, productivity, IT Support Melbourne

Microsoft 365 for Business - How To Do It Right

by Powernet - Aug 23, 2021

Microsoft 365 (previously Office 365), is the complete suite for all Microsoft products, which was released by Microsoft originally in 2011.

 

Today, over a million companies worldwide use the software. Microsoft 365 is an all-encompassing package that allows people to access Windows 10, Office 365, Enterprise Mobility and Security Packages.

 

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TAGS: Microsoft, tips, Microsoft 365, business, Tech, apps for working from home, productivity, apps

How to Build an IT Support Team

by Powernet - Aug 16, 2021

A good IT support team is an essential part of every business. Their role includes providing technical support to businesses, fixing general problems with systems, executing technology rollouts and IT projects.

 

In addition, they are responsible for ensuring seamless collaboration between teams, training staff on new technology, running tests and checks on a business’s network and business cybersecurity, and general business IT support.

 

Let's look at different IT support team options and how to develop one that suits your business.

 

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TAGS: it strategy, tips, Tech, IT support, productivity, IT Support Melbourne

How to Successfully Roll Out Microsoft Teams

by Powernet - Aug 9, 2021

Rolling out Microsoft Teams is just as technical as it is administrative. While the technical rollout can be easy, especially in a business where the admin has central control and can execute a technical overhaul, the administrative part can become difficult.

 

When a business decides to implement Microsoft Teams, you would think switching the workflow, and organising training sessions for employees are all it takes. The reality is quite different, and instead of a productivity boost, a poorly executed Microsoft Teams rollout may result in an unacceptable ROI. Read on for our tips to successfully roll out Microsoft Teams. 

 

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TAGS: tips, Tech, apps for working from home, productivity, apps