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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

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 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

5 Privacy Settings You Should Change on LinkedIn Now

by Powernet - May 30, 2022

Just like any other social network, LinkedIn has a huge collection of your personal information that helps it determine the sponsored ads and other content that it shows you. In the same sense that you do a privacy checkup for platforms like Facebook, you should also make sure that you do the same for LinkedIn.


The same reasoning applies to the content and other information you share on the platform, so here are 5 settings to check or change for a more secure LinkedIn.


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

How Often Should You Reboot Your Computer, Phone, and Tablet

by Powernet - May 22, 2022

Without our devices, most of us would be lost, literally and figuratively. These devices are so central to many aspects of our lives, that without them, most things that we do would have to be done in completely different ways and on totally different timescales.


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TAGS: tips, Mobile Device, IT support

How to Use Shortcuts on iOS

by Powernet - May 16, 2022

We live in a world of maximising efficiency and this drive towards quicker and more effective use of technology, whether for business or pleasure, means any reduction in the time or effort needed to accomplish a task is always a win. That’s why shortcuts have become so popular on iOS.


There are several ways that you can set up and use shortcuts on iOS. You can quickly knock out everyday tasks, or automate apps you use every day, with a tap or a simple Siri request. Not only does Apple provide an easy yet powerful way to do this by creating your shortcuts, but they also give you a library of predefined shortcut actions.

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TAGS: tips, ios, apps, automation

How to Reduce Eye Strain When You're Staring at a Computer All Day

by Powernet - Apr 3, 2022

There are few jobs these days that don’t involve using a computer for a significant portion of the day. While this may make our jobs easier, quicker, and more accurate, it also has the side effect of causing a significant amount of eye strain.


Not only can digital eye strain cause eye fatigue, discomfort, dry eyes, headaches, and even blurred vision, but it can lead to long-term issues with degeneration of eye tissue and function. Here are some easy, actionable tips on how to reduce eye strain when you’re staring at a computer all day.

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TAGS: tips

To, CC, BCC, What Do They All Mean?

by Powernet - Mar 20, 2022

If you are sending out an email to multiple people, you may not necessarily want to put them all as the primary recipients of the message, depending on the context of the email. In this case, you may want to leverage the “cc” or “bcc” fields, but you’ve always wondered what they mean and what the difference is. After all, if you want to send an email to three people, you can put all three in the “to” field, right?


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TAGS: Microsoft, tips