Selecting an IT MSP

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As a business owner, or decision maker, you’re considering the transition from an unmanaged IT environment, to a managed one. This decision will bring your organization increased efficiency, security, and peace of mind. In this eBook, we’ll share 10 tips to help you on your journey to a managed IT environment. IT environments are ever changing and a provider’s job … Read More

Optus Outage Update

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As far as we know, the Optus outage was caused by a configuration change to the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routes that allow networks to communicate. Here’s a quick breakdown of the issue, what BGP does, and how it can be prevented. The facts: Why did it happen? What is BGP (in a nutshell)? How did it go wrong? What … Read More

How businesses can better handle telco outages

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In the past 48 hours, businesses small, medium and large have been thrown into into disarray due to the major Optus network outage which we now know was caused by a ‘technical network issue’. Without getting into the why, how and who to blame, let’s have a quick look at how this happens and how it can be prevented. Understanding … Read More

Power Apps – What is it?

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you would have heard of Microsoft Power Apps and all its associated terminology. That said, our experience is that between Microsoft’s continuous renaming and changing of how the look and feel of the platform, many organisations still don’t know how to best utilise the platform and harness it’s … Read More

Conditional Access Policies

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If you’ve been in the IT world for a while, you would have heard of all the talk around multifactor authentication and more recently, a lot more talk about ‘Conditional Access’. In this post, I’m going to break down how you can use Conditional Access within your environment and how it can help organisations secure authentication. Conditional Access is a … Read More

What you should consider before moving to cloud

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It’s 2022 – the last time you purchased new hardware for the organisation was 7 years ago and things are starting to go end-of-life. You start scoping out your options for hardware renewal by talking to vendors, distributors and trusted IT partners. You continually hear back from them: You’re probably sick of hearing it by now so let’s go through … Read More

Tech Tips for Start Ups

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Maybe you’ve been looking to open your own business or side hustle, or maybe you already have and are stuck on what to do when it comes to tech. Well you’re in luck. Today I’m going to give you six tips that are going to help you get your tech over the line for your start-up so that you build … Read More

Four Free Tips to Secure Microsoft 365

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Hi, Elias Atie from Cloud Context here. Today, I’m going to give you a few tips that are going to help you ensure that your Microsoft Office 365 subscription is secure. These tips are by no means are definitive list, but, whether you are a large organization or a one employee shop, they should get you on the right track. … Read More

Have you disabled Legacy Authentication in Azure AD?

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Microsoft recently announced that 99% of all attacks using password spray techniques and 97% of attacks utilising password replay techniques have been targeted at legacy authentication protocols. What does this mean for your organisation? Even with MFA in place, many organisations still have holes in their identity management strategies that allow malicious attackers to completely bypass a second form of … Read More

Remote Connectivity and Accessibility

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How is your business dealing with challenges around remote connectivity and mobility during these unprecedented times? Being remote means staff need to be able to collaborate efficiently to ensure productivity remains steady during what will be difficult times. If your business does not have a strategy for staff and users to work remotely, it’s not too late! Below are some … Read More