Category: Productivity

Why Upgrade to M365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Premium, formerly Microsoft 365 Business, is a bundle of products aimed at small and medium-sized business of 300 people or less. A full service description is available here. The key components are: Microsoft Online Services, including Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and more Microsoft Office Applications for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android Exchange Online…

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Technology – the key to improved Business Productivity

A recent Stuff Article provides some interesting insights and stats around how technology can and is expected to drive future business productivity. From a labour productivity perspective New Zealand ranks poorly by OECD standards.  The question is why? There are probably a number of contributing factors.  We have a large percentage of small businesses with less than…

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Should I be using Microsoft Teams or Zoom?

Microsoft Teams vs Zoom, which is better? This is a question we are getting asked regularly? And the conclusion we have come to… We actually think there is a place for both.  Generally we are recommending Microsoft Teams be used for internal use (i.e. within your own business) and Zoom for working externally. Each of…

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5 Tips for Effectively Working from Home

The Harvard Business Review recently released this video with some practical tips on how to work productively while working from home. 1. Give yourself a dedicated workspace A dedicated place that’s away from distraction. It’s extra helpful if you can shut the door. 2. Make a schedule and stick to it Pretend you’re not working…

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Is your business ready for remote work?

Extract from recent Gartner article. Ready or not, many coronavirus contingency plans will require remote work. Seize the opportunity to prepare for future workplace and employee needs. Thanks to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, remote work is suddenly a new choice for many employees — and an overnight requirement for some. Few organisations feel prepared…

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Xero Education Month

During February, Xero is hosting free online webinars to help you learn how to run your business more efficiently. Make the most of this opportunity by registering for any of the webinars. They cover a variety of topics including: tracking jobs and profitability with Xero Projects managing payroll and business finances in one place with…

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7 Cool NEW Features in Office 365

1. Working anywhere from any device You get the Office Web Apps with your Office 365 subscription, so you can work on your cloud files from any up-to-date Web browser on an Internet-connected computer. You don’t have to install the Office software on the computer. You also get access to Office Mobile Apps so you…

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Imagine focusing staff resources on revenue generating projects, not routine daily tasks and processes

Wouldn’t you like to see a better return on your Technology investment? Are you concerned you’re not seeing value from your current IT investment? You’re not alone… 65% of technology spending does nothing more than keep the lights on. Any good IT provider should act as an extension of the business they’re servicing. More so…

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5 powerful Office 365 Apps to boost your Productivity

For businesses, there is more to Office 365 than meets the eye. A common misconception is that Office 365 is just the web versions of Office desktop (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). In reality, it’s so much more.  Office 365 is a formidable online platform for businesses – formidable because it includes so many powerful productivity apps, all…

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