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09

Dec

Three ways modern workplaces can deliver stronger information security

An organisation’s security measures and protocols for data safety have always been important. But with growing digital transformation adoption and rising numbers of cyberattacks on businesses, it is becoming more important than ever to keep documents secure. ... read full post

Posted by:  Gavin van Niekerk , Principal Consultant |  09 December 2019

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05

Dec

Upskilling your staff to leverage all that Microsoft 365 has to offer

In this third part of our three-part blog series on the use of Office 365 to build your modern workplace, we’ll look at upskilling your staff to take full advantage of the modern workplace. ... read full post

Posted by:  Doug Baxter , Solution Specialist |  05 December 2019

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05

Dec

How you can enable a modern workplace through mobility

In this second part of our three-part blog series on using Office 365 to build your modern workplace, we’ll take a look at enabling the modern workplace through mobility. ... read full post

Posted by:  Doug Baxter , Solution Specialist |  05 December 2019

Security, Digital Workplace, Collaboration, Modern Workplace, #workyourwaysecurely, data security


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05

Dec

Five reasons to choose Microsoft 365 for your modern workplace

Microsoft 365, the world’s largest software productivity suite, is so well-established that it is sometimes easy to overlook its capability to enable secure, flexible and collaborative work in your organisation. ... read full post

Posted by:  Doug Baxter , Solution Specialist |  05 December 2019

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23

Oct

How the modern workplace is creating security risks that you need to address now

In the truly digital world we now live in, work takes place everywhere the workers are. People are accessing systems using remote devices and connections that could be out of your control. Information is often stored on a combination of cloud-based and on-premises servers and accessed by anyone with the right credentials.  ... read full post

Posted by:  David Caddick , TS - Enterprise Solutions - Cloud Design & Integration |  23 October 2019

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18

Oct

Cloud voice versus on-premises voice: what are the benefits?

Voice over IP (VoIP) phones have been gaining traction in business for at least the past decade but some businesses aren’t certain whether to move to a cloud-based or hosted VoIP phone system. ... read full post

Posted by:  Lakmal Galappaththi , Practice Lead |  18 October 2019

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09

Oct

Five security risks faced by the modern workforce and how you can avoid them

The modern workplace sees work and home life co-existing through new technology that diversifies the work environment. When your employees’ workplace is anywhere, they can enjoy more benefits and flexibility, and can even improve productivity, but it also can put the security of your company at risk if you don’t have the proper protection in place. ... read full post

Posted by:  Gavin van Niekerk , Principal Consultant |  09 October 2019

Security, Digital Workplace, Collaboration, Modern Workplace, #workyourwaysecurely


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09

Oct

Why you need to turn on multi-factor authentication now

Microsoft’s identity-driven security summit for partners held on September 17th at its Redmond headquarters kicked off with a statistic to focus the mind. ... read full post

Posted by:  Alan Schmarr , Practice Lead |  09 October 2019

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07

Oct

A dispersed workforce means you need a modern workplace

As organisations grow, they can often tend to spread out, with employees dotted around the country and even around the world. This can make it hard to accommodate everyone’s needs and unique workstyles, as well as make everyone feel like part of the same team. ... read full post

Posted by:  James Pheiffer , Solution Specialist |  07 October 2019

Digital Transformation, Digital Workplace, Collaboration, Modern Workplace, #workyourwaysecurely


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04

Oct

The HR's manager's guide to creating a modern workplace that nurtures talent

A competitive marketplace and relatively low unemployment mean that businesses need to work harder than ever to attract and retain the best talent. Given the cost of staff turnover can be as high as 150 per cent of the person’s salary, it’s essential to get it right. ... read full post

Posted by:  Jaen Snyman , National Business Manager Cloud Design and Integration |  04 October 2019

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25

Sep

Five things millennials look for in their next role

Millennials make up around half of the nation’s workforce and yet persistent myths could be making it harder than it needs to be for organisations to successfully integrate this new generation of workers into existing teams. ... read full post

Posted by:  Stuart Strickland , General Manager Customer Enablement |  25 September 2019

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24

Sep

How to convince your boss you need a modern workplace

Modern challenges need modern solutions and the workplace is a prime example. The days of sitting in a cubicle and working on projects alone are long gone, and the workplace needs to reflect the changes required for a productive environment. The right digital tools can connect and support you and your colleagues by making collaboration, engagement, and productivity simple and powerful. ... read full post

Posted by:  Jaen Snyman , National Business Manager Cloud Design and Integration |  24 September 2019

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09

Sep

The road to the Modern Workplace – talking through the key issues

Empired was one of the sponsors of the Digital Workplace Summit held last week on a bright and beautiful Sydney day. ... read full post

Posted by:  Chris Dury , Practice Manager, Digital Advisory |  09 September 2019

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21

Aug

From Skype for Business to Teams: are you ready for change?

You may have heard the news last month that Microsoft is set to retire Skype for Business Online. This was hardly surprising – Microsoft has previously touted its Teams collaboration platform as the next paradigm shift for its ‘Teamwork Hub’. But now that we have a firm date for retirement – July 31, 2021, we can work backwards to make sure the transition is smooth and painless for everyone concerned. ... read full post

Posted by:  Lakmal Galappaththi , Practice Lead |  21 August 2019

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27

Mar

Microsoft Teams turns Office 365 inside out

News around Microsoft Teams is flying thick and fast these days, underlining Microsoft’s emphasis and intent on making Teams the primary user experience for pretty much all of Office 365.  ... read full post

Posted by:  Doug Baxter , Solution Specialist |  27 March 2019

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