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Office 2016 for Mac arrives

Office 2016 for Mac arrives

We're just over half way through 2015 and Office 2016 for Mac is here - but only if you subscribe to Office 365.
Jul 15 2015, 1:35PM
Need a big, pro-quality photo printer? Epson can help!

Need a big, pro-quality photo printer? Epson can help!

Photographers and photo labs aren't the only businesses that regularly need to print large-format photos. Now here's a printer for the rest of us.
Jul 10 2015, 3:44PM
The rise of the virtual desktop

The rise of the virtual desktop

The old way: buy a computer for everyone and software to go on that computer. The new way: use virtual desktops to send an image of one centrally-controlled computer to everyone, no matter how old or new their desktop machine. Is this the future for small business?
Jul 10 2015, 3:35PM
When should I buy a new computer?

When should I buy a new computer?

You know the story: your office PC is chugging and the staff keeps whinging about how the tills are too slow or the pay pass system doesn't work properly. It's time to purchase some new hardware. But the question is: when you know "something better" will get released every 6-12 months, when is the ideal time to buy?
Jul 10 2015, 3:20PM
Optus ups the data rollover stakes

Optus ups the data rollover stakes

Optus goes one better than its Virgin Mobile subsidiary with data rollover on new plans.
Jul 6 2015, 3:12PM
Voice conferencing just got better

Voice conferencing just got better

Traditional voice conferencing systems are pretty average, but Dolby is applying its audio quality tech to this seldom-acknowledged problem.
Jun 26 2015, 3:50PM
New Microsoft Office apps for Android phones

New Microsoft Office apps for Android phones

Microsoft's latest Office apps for Android now work on phones as well as tablets, further increasing the flexibility of your Office 365 subscription.
Jun 26 2015, 3:45PM
Do you still NEED a fax?

Do you still NEED a fax?

We're not saying you should go about your trusty old fax machine with a baseball bat, Office Space style (though it does indeed sometimes feel good to be a gangster). But is having a fax machine still an office necessity? The answer might not be as clear as you think.
Jun 24 2015, 2:02PM
Xero puts returns into the cloud for tax agents

Xero puts returns into the cloud for tax agents

Just as Xero's accounting software allows users to work on their accounts from practically any modern computer, tablet or smartphone, the new Xero Tax product provides tax agents with similar flexibility to work on their clients' returns, lodging them completely online with no need to install software on the agent's computer or device.
Jun 17 2015, 4:56PM
An easy new way to accept mobile payments

An easy new way to accept mobile payments

Merchants who use Tyro Payments for payment processing can now let their customers pay from the PayPal app on their smartphones.
Jun 5 2015, 11:33AM
5 basic but effective Google Drive tips

5 basic but effective Google Drive tips

If you're new to Google Drive, here are some suggestions for getting the most from the service.
May 27 2015, 3:49PM
Case Study: How a Melbourne restaurant uses clever IT to reduce workload

Case Study: How a Melbourne restaurant uses clever IT to reduce workload

Jacqui Huismann and chef Karel Huismann quickly realised they needed to reduce the amount of paper involved in running suburban Melbourne restaurant Fedele’s Ristorante Italiano after they purchased it in 2013. The answer? Clever use of IT.
May 25 2015, 2:00PM
How to Use Cloud Backup But Keep Your Data Onshore

How to Use Cloud Backup But Keep Your Data Onshore

Some small businesses don't like the idea of their data being stored overseas, and so choose not to use cloud backup services. But there is a way to get all the advantages of cloud backup, while keeping all your stuff within Australia's jurisdiction.
May 15 2015, 10:12AM
Better Business Mobile Data Deals

Better Business Mobile Data Deals

Two of our three mobile carriers have announced data-related changes that may help reduce your monthly expenditure.
May 13 2015, 3:54PM

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