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Six Awesome Microsoft 365 Features for Your Business

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365 and brings the best of Microsoft products into one, easy to manage software license. Here’s a rundown of our favourite features.

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Jabra vs Plantronics | Wireless Headset Review

Jabra vs Plantronics | Wireless Headset Review

Committed Bluetooth headset user Luke Smits, tests the performance of the Jabra Talk 45, Plantronics Voyager 3240 and the Plantronics Edge. Find out which device came out on top.

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Is it time for some technology housekeeping?

Downtime is a great time to replace, reorganise and reinstall the technology in your business. Here’s how to return to full speed at optimum efficiency.

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Garmin Vivo Active 3

An alternative to the Apple Watch, Di tests the durability and features of the Garmin Vivo Active 3 in her real life tech review.

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15 Critical Cyber Security Tips for Business

What can you do today to help protect your business from cyber crime? Find out with the P1 Technology Essential Cyber Security Checklist for Business.

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Samsung 34inch Ultra WQHD Curved Monitor

Multitaskers rejoice! In this no nonsense review, Di takes a look at this ultra high definition monitor with the potential to show your dual-screen setup the door.

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How to Know if VOIP is Right for Your Business

A VOIP or IP phone system can be cost effective and flexible. In this article, we explore the ins and outs so you can decide if it’s a good solution for your business.

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Upgrade Your Home Office with 5 Essential Pieces of Tech

Time for some improvements in your home office? We share the 5 pieces of essential technology to increase comfort, productivity and efficiency.

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Logitech Slim Folio for iPad

Thinking about a Logitech Slim Folio for iPad? Di’s no nonsense review leaves the lingo at the door so you can really find out if this product is for you.

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How to buy the best laptop for your business

Not all laptops are created equal. To make sure you get a machine that’s going to be right for your business, here’s what you need to know.

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How to bring Video Conferencing to Your Boardroom

Video conferencing technology has come a long way in recent years. In this article, we look at how easy it is to setup and why it’s a great look for your boardroom.

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What is Hybrid IT and is it right for my business?

What is Hybrid IT and is it right for my business?

Are you wondering whether a Hybrid IT Solution is right for your business? We take a look at the pros and cons to help you decide if it’s right for you.

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5 Steps to a Successful IT Project

5 Steps to a Successful IT Project

About to embark on an IT project in your business? Here are five things you can do to make sure it’s delivered successfully.

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The Australian Spike in Cyber Attacks: What your business should do.

In light of the Morrison Government’s announcement about a spike in cyber security attacks, here’s what your business should be doing.

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Selecting the Right Accounting Software for Your Business

Selecting the Right Accounting Software for Your Business

If you’re thinking about moving your accounting to the cloud, here’s what you should be looking for to make sure it’s right for your business.

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3 Signs Your Small Business Should Hire a Managed IT Provider

Wondering if it’s time to bring in some tech specialists? Here are three signs that it’s time for your small business to stop the DIY and hire a managed IT provider.

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3 Technology Tips for Small Manufacturers

If you want to make your manufacturing or engineering business run more efficiently, here are our insights into the top three technologies that will help make it happen.

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The Essential EOFY Tech Checklist for when Cash Flow is tight

What technology should you invest in at the end of the 2020 financial year? Cash flow might be tight, but it’s still important to invest in these essentials.

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Zoom vs Microsoft Teams vs Google Hangouts Meet

The use of video conferencing has skyrocketed. But which platform is right for your business? We take a look at Zoom, MS Teams and Google Hangouts.

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Using Cyber Security Tech to Increase Business Productivity

Cyber security is an important part of any business technology plan. But how can you use cyber security tech to increase productivity? Here are some things to consider.

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Technology Planning for SMEs: A Quick Start Guide

Technology is constantly evolving and planning ahead is a must. Learn how to get started with technology planning for your business in one simple, but strategic step.

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Should my business move to the cloud?

Have you been wondering if your business should move to the cloud? We answer the most common questions and concerns to help you take the leap.

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How to use Microsoft SharePoint in your business

Thinking about taking your business into the cloud? Microsoft Sharepoint could be the solution. In this article, we look at the benefits for your business.

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How to prepare your business for coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic may find your staff needing to work from home. Here’s some simple things you can do to prepare your business and avoid shutdown.

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What is Multi-factor Authentication and why your business needs it

Multi-factor Authentication is one of the ways you can protect your business form cybercrime. Find out what it is, how it works and why your business needs it.

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Cyber security threats: What every business needs to know.

Cyber security threats: What every business needs to know.

No matter the size of your business, every year, cyber criminals are hard at work coming up with new ways to steal from you. Here's what your business needs to know about cyber threats for the year ahead.

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Getting to Know P1 Technology: Part 1, Summer 2020

We're all about people here at P1 Technology. In this first chapter of getting to know us, we share what we got up to over the summer break in Australia.

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Making IT Work for the People in your Business

At P1, we talk a lot about making sure that people are the first thing you think of when it comes to implementing technology in your business.

So, we wanted to ask – when was the last time you took the time to think about how you can make technology work better for your people?

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The Essential IT Checklist - Christmas Edition

The Essential IT Checklist: Christmas Edition

Has your business got a plan for your technology while you’re away over the Christmas break? Here’s our essential IT checklist of what you need to do before you go.

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The Best Laptop, PC and Tech Gadgets from 2019

The results are in. Find out what we rated the best of the best in laptops, PCs and other tech gadgets for business in 2019.

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3 ways to survive a power outage in your business

3 ways to survive a power outage in your business

Don’t let summer blackouts knock out your business. From Uninterruptible Power Supplies to using your mobile and laptop, we look at three ways your business can keep running when you experience a power outage.

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Moving office? Here’s what your technology needs you to know

Getting ready for an office move? You’ve found a location, you’re packing boxes, but have you thought about your I.T.? Here’s what you need to know…

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Do I need to back up Office 365 data?

It’s an interesting question. It’s a cloud based product, it’s Microsoft, it’s just my email, is it really something I need to worry about?

 

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Windows 7 End of Life

Windows 7 in place upgrade vs fresh install

As you may be aware Windows 7 is coming to the end of it’s supported life in on January 14 2020. At P1 we have been busy talking to clients about the need to upgrade, as well as the most time and cost effective options.

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NBN Top Tips.

NBN Top Tips.

NBN has been slowly rolling out across the country now for what feels like decades, and finally we are starting to see it become widespread in commercial and retail areas, where up until recently it has been sorely lacking.

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Who is spying on me?

Who is spying on me?

I must admit to being fairly blasé about my online footprint and what the Internet knows about me. I don’t do Facebook much except for messenger, I don’t have an Instagram account or do Twitter, not because Im worried about privacy or anything, it just doesn’t appeal.....

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Not all hardware is created equal.

Computers and electronic hardware has been a passion of mine for well over 20 years. I’ve always wanted to use the best, but knowing what is the best isn’t always easy. If you believe the marketing you can get a great laptop for $500 at your local retailer, why would you pay $1500 or more?

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Is your data protected from flooding?

Recently a client came to us looking to modernise their existing IT systems to improve security, data retention and most importantly the user experience.

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Fake Emails - Please continue to be vigilant

Fake Emails - Please continue to be vigilant

A week or 3 ago I sent a warning to our clients to be aware of fake emails that contain malicious links.

Yesterday we saw a new outbreak of basically the same thing...

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Warning on the latest email scam

Warning on the latest email scam

For many of you who reading this post you are already thinking... “Here we go again, backup, blah, hacking, blah…” Weeelll… Yes, kinda, but a bit different.

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Fake request for payment – Have I been hacked?

Fake request for payment – Have I been hacked?

We have had numerous reports from clients over the last few months of fake requests for payments with sometimes disturbingly accurate details associated. A typical example would be an email apparently sent from the company owner or CEO to the accounts person requesting immediate payment be made to an account listed below.

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Meltdown and Spectre!

Meltdown and Spectre!

No it’s not the title for a new DC comic, it’s the latest and possibly largest security vulnerability discovered to date. It affects every Intel processor based system and to a lesser extent AMD and ARM base systems as well. So basically every computer out there. 

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NDB coming Feb 22nd.... No not NBN, NDB

NDB coming Feb 22nd.... No not NBN, NDB

Notifiable Data Breach will be brought into effect on the 22nd of Feb 2018 and will apply to the majority of businesses with a turnover of AU$3 million or more based in Australia.

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Save on your hosting costs, but at what expense?

Save on your hosting costs, but at what expense?

Did you know you can save potentially hundreds of dollars per year on your domain and web hosting fees? You may or may not be aware that not all hosting is equal. Sure most domain hosting will allow you to have a website and email, but the finer details are usually not apparent at the start.

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Your website is in the cloud, what can possibly go wrong?

Your website is in the cloud, what can possibly go wrong?

So you've got a nice shiny website, it's gradually increasing in traffic, and generating some great clients! Well done, sounds like you've done the hard part. However have you ever considered that your website isn't invulnerable and might one day just not be there?

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6 Key questions to consider if you are buying a new lap top

6 Key questions to consider if you are buying a new lap top

Question 1 - What are the 5 most common tasks the user will be using the laptop for?

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Who's that knocking at your door?

Who's that knocking at your door?

Recently we were reviewing firewall logs for a client of ours as part of their managed IT services. We had recommended an improved remote access method, but the client had decided it wasn't worth the extra costs. However once we...

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I want Windows 10!

I want Windows 10!

The first look we have had of Window 10 looks fantastic. A fusion of the best bits from Windows 8 and earlier version such as Windows 7.

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Cryptolocker remains a real threat to your data.

Cryptolocker remains a real threat to your data.

This month we saw another Cryptolocker attack.  An employee innocently opened an email he thought was a result of a speeding fine, he inadvertently downloaded a cryptolocker virus onto his computer putting an entire network of around 40 users under threat…….. 

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What if your computer was stolen while you were away this summer?

What if your computer was stolen while you were away this summer?

Christmas is a prime time for year for break-ins, and therefore a good time to make sure you have a secure backup of your precious data before you go away for holidays.
From as little as $150 Fix IT Mobile Computer Service based in Mitcham and servicing Ringwood, Blackburn, Glen Waverley and throughout Melbourne, we can help make your holidays a little more relaxing!

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