Skype for Business Online is retiring

As Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Office 365, we are announcing that Skype for Business Online will retire on 31 July 2021. After that time, the Skype for Business Online service will no longer be accessible or supported. For additional details and resources for planning your upgrade to Teams, read our blog post.    

We Just Survived The Craziest Tech-Ade of Our Time

Software ownership died, Spaceflight lived and well, net neutrality lived AND died… Wow what a decade! We began 2010 with a massive wave of optimism and of course, connection [FACEBOOK], but all was timeously wiped out by tribalism [FACEBOOK]. There were trolls of every kind, weeping over net neutrality victims and an unblinking eye of…

Data Backup Essentials – What Every Company Must Know

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Sample Internet & Email Usage Policy

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Three Microsoft products you can use offline

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What you need to know about workplace chat apps

One of the newest in-office trends we’re seeing is workplace chat apps. These tools let you schedule jobs, chat with your co-workers and even let you login on your mobile device, to name but a few functions. While there are so many benefits, there are also some aspects that can act detrimentally in your workspace….

Cybersecurity in South Africa

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Cloud Computing for the Win

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Protecting Your Privacy on Social Media Networks

Almost as undeniable as a cup of coffee in the morning, social media has become a part of most people’s daily lives. People love sharing their personal lives and views and knowing what’s going on in the lives of others. Although a fun activity, sharing information on social media platforms can have serious consequences. With…