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The New Technology Trends That Came out of 2021

by Powernet - Feb 10, 2022

This past year was certainly a wild ride in the technology sector, and things are only evolving more rapidly. There are some estimates that in the next year we’ll have more advancements than in the last decade or two of technology. Some of these technology trends and advancements will no doubt dominate the tech landscape for years to come.


To be ready for these trends, you will need to identify them and pivot to leverage them effectively. Businesses and individuals that are ready to make the most of these technology trends are the ones who will reap the biggest benefits from them. Let’s take a look at the best trends that came out of the previous year, and are ramping up to truly change technology.

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TAGS: Insider, future, tips, Tech

Sophos Endpoint Protection - How to Run a Virus Scan

by Powernet - Feb 6, 2022

Sophos Endpoint Protection is a security application that provides several layers of protection for your computer, against today's cybersecurity threats. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Sophos, Data Security, Tech

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

5 Tech Tips From Our Expert Techs

by Powernet - Jul 27, 2021

Technology changes so quickly, everyday apps are being updated and gaining new features. Here are some tech tips from our IT Support Team and new features to help you get the most out of your technology.


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

Fixing Printer Problems, Tips from Our Techs on Getting Your Printer Working

by Powernet - Jul 19, 2021

There can be nothing more frustrating than a printer not working when you have 5 minutes until your next meeting starts and the printer just won't print your agenda. 

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TAGS: Support services, tips, Tech, IT support, apps

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