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XCentral deploys Cloud-Based Information Hub For Teamwork

XCentral deploys Cloud-Based Information Hub For Teamwork

XCentral News | 12 September 2019

  XCentral deploys Cloud-Based Information Hub For Teamwork   Peoplecare is a private health insurer, providing health insurance cover to over 80,000 members and 200 staff.  Their goal is to make the choice in health cover simpler. Its culture is grounded in its people –…

XCentral Official IT Partner to Essendon Football Club

XCentral Official IT Partner to Essendon Football Club

XCentral News | 16 May 2019

XCentral has announced a two-year partnership with the Essendon Football Club as their Official IT Services and Consultancy Partner. The new partnership will see us provide IT consultancy and professional services across all the Club’s operations – off-field and on-field. Look out for our logo…

How 17-year old Bryan landed his first exciting job in IT through XCentral via the Microsoft Traineeship Program

How 17-year old Bryan landed his first exciting job in IT through XCentral via the Microsoft Traineeship Program

XCentral News | 15 April 2019

IT Graduate starts at XCentral. Bryan, 17 years old, is one of the 150 trainees that has taken part in the Microsoft Traineeship Program which will combine a Certificate IV in Information Technology with paid work experience at some of Australia’s top technology organisations. XCentral, as a…

XCentral selected to host the new graduate program sponsored by Microsoft and TAFE NSW

XCentral selected to host the new graduate program sponsored by Microsoft and TAFE NSW

XCentral News | 19 November 2018

XCentral supports Microsoft’s new traineeship IT graduate program. Microsoft has launched a new traineeship program aimed at creating a new pipeline of IT talent. Thanks to our reputation of cloud pioneers and tracked history of successful cloud migrations, we are proud to announce that XCentral…

XCentral and Microsoft help Basketball Australia shoot for gold

XCentral and Microsoft help Basketball Australia shoot for gold

XCentral News | 10 August 2018

XCentral helping Basketball Australia achieve a modern workplace. Basketball Australia is a small organisation with big ambitions and a seriously mobile workforce. Whether they’re courtside or in the back office, staff share a common goal of driving our many national teams to medal-winning performances all…

XCentral – Microsoft Australia Partner Awards 2016 Finalist

XCentral – Microsoft Australia Partner Awards 2016 Finalist

XCentral News | 2 July 2018

For the fourth consecutive year, XCentral has been selected as finalist in the Microsoft Australia Partner Awards. This year, XCentral has been selected as finalist in two categories:  Excellence in Managed Service Award and Excellence in Regional Area Customers Award.  The Microsoft Australia Partner Awards are the pinnacle…

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Scams. Spot them. Stop them.

Scams. Spot them. Stop them.

XCentral News | 18 September 2019

Spot scams before they hit your mailbox According to the ACCC Australians are set to lose more than $532million to scammers in 2019.  Scammers are smart and driven.  Their employees are trained and incentivised to trick, infiltrate and hack businesses for their data and money….

What’s coming to Microsoft Team Rooms

What’s coming to Microsoft Team Rooms

XCentral News | 18 September 2019

Microsoft has made meeting remotely even easier.   They continue to improve the Team Rooms experience so that everyone feels like they are meeting in one room. You will soon be able to use a Content Camera with Teams. This will bring greater functionality to…

10 reasons why XCentral recommends Mailguard with Office 365

10 reasons why XCentral recommends Mailguard with Office 365

XCentral News | 10 September 2019

What are the benefits of stacking MailGuard with Office 365? Keep your business safe. Talk to us about multi-layered security with Mailguard and Office 365.

Bolster your Office 365 email security

Bolster your Office 365 email security

XCentral News | 4 July 2019

Keep your data secure with Office 365 and MailGuard. Don’t assume that your business is not a target for cybercrime.  All businesses are targets, no matter the size.  All it takes is just a click on a link in an email by an employee and…

Why ‘Mobile First, Cloud First’ Means Security First

Why ‘Mobile First, Cloud First’ Means Security First

XCentral News | 2 July 2018

In this blog, I’m continuing the security theme, but I’m going to take a look at how Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) is ensuring mobility, cloud and security can all work hand in hand. The big focus at Microsoft continues to be its ‘Mobile First, Cloud First’…

So you’re on Office 365, now what? Part 2

So you’re on Office 365, now what? Part 2

XCentral News | 2 July 2018

In part 1 of my blog about Office 365 we started talked about the plethora of products that Office 365 gives you out of the box! In that I gave a very quick summary of what Yammer is and how it can help your small to…

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XCentral deploys Cloud-Based Information Hub For Teamwork

XCentral deploys Cloud-Based Information Hub For Teamwork

XCentral News | 12 September 2019

  XCentral deploys Cloud-Based Information Hub For Teamwork   Peoplecare is a private health insurer, providing health insurance cover to over 80,000 members and 200 staff.  Their goal is to make the choice in health cover simpler. Its culture is grounded in its people –…

XCentral and Microsoft help Basketball Australia shoot for gold

XCentral and Microsoft help Basketball Australia shoot for gold

XCentral News | 10 August 2018

XCentral helping Basketball Australia achieve a modern workplace. Basketball Australia is a small organisation with big ambitions and a seriously mobile workforce. Whether they’re courtside or in the back office, staff share a common goal of driving our many national teams to medal-winning performances all…

XCentral Implements Office 365 for Raine & Horne

XCentral Implements Office 365 for Raine & Horne

XCentral News | 2 July 2018

Raine & Horne moves to Office 365 with XCentral. In 2013, the Raine & Horne Group celebrated 130 years in the real estate business. It’s one of the largest privately-owned firms in Australia with offices in all States and Territories, as well as a growing…

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What is a Modern Workplace?

What is a Modern Workplace?

XCentral News | 19 September 2019

Being more productive and delivering quality work is a universal goal In a series of conversations with people, the notion of a Modern Workplace is explored – the environment, tools, and the culture that enables people to do their best work and enjoy it at…

We asked our experts their views on an Agile workplace

We asked our experts their views on an Agile workplace

XCentral News | 15 July 2019

The practical, non-academic views on an agile workplace.   We asked a range of people – clients who are transforming their workplaces into what they view as agile, XCentral experts who are advising businesses across industries on collaboration and connectivity, industry analysts and partners. This…

If software is eating the world, networks are the dessert

If software is eating the world, networks are the dessert

XCentral News | 5 December 2018

Reasons behind the growth of SD-WAN in Australian businesses. Traditional data networks have long withstood a barrage of attempts by various companies to disaggregate them through software and in a world where software has eaten pretty much everything else this is quite impressive.  It now…

Finding the time to innovate

Finding the time to innovate

XCentral News | 16 October 2018

IT moving from cost-centre to innovator. After years being seen as primarily a cost centre, IT is finally being recognised by companies as a means of creating differentiation and value in the business.  In most modern companies, the CIO or IT Manager now report directly…

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XCentral and Microsoft team up to support Not-For-Profits

XCentral and Microsoft team up to support Not-For-Profits

XCentral News | 16 October 2019

XCentral is one of a select group of Microsoft partners worldwide to be able to offer Microsoft 365 Business geared for not-for-profits. The solution is a platform to assist not-for-profits cut costs in implementation and management, enable their staff to be more productive, and to…

Activate Teams and Video Without The Expense

Activate Teams and Video Without The Expense

XCENTRAL NEWS | 30 September 2019

Microsoft Teams is one of the most popular collaboration tools for workplaces of any size and any industry. There are now 13+ million active Teams users around the world. Organisations are experiencing increased staff productivity and greater security to data being accessed and shared. Staff…

10 reasons why XCentral recommends Mailguard with Office 365

10 reasons why XCentral recommends Mailguard with Office 365

XCentral News | 10 September 2019

What are the benefits of stacking MailGuard with Office 365? Keep your business safe. Talk to us about multi-layered security with Mailguard and Office 365.

If software is eating the world, networks are the dessert

If software is eating the world, networks are the dessert

XCentral News | 5 December 2018

Reasons behind the growth of SD-WAN in Australian businesses. Traditional data networks have long withstood a barrage of attempts by various companies to disaggregate them through software and in a world where software has eaten pretty much everything else this is quite impressive.  It now…

Finding the time to innovate

Finding the time to innovate

XCentral News | 16 October 2018

IT moving from cost-centre to innovator. After years being seen as primarily a cost centre, IT is finally being recognised by companies as a means of creating differentiation and value in the business.  In most modern companies, the CIO or IT Manager now report directly…

XCentral Implements Office 365 for Raine & Horne

XCentral Implements Office 365 for Raine & Horne

XCentral News | 2 July 2018

Raine & Horne moves to Office 365 with XCentral. In 2013, the Raine & Horne Group celebrated 130 years in the real estate business. It’s one of the largest privately-owned firms in Australia with offices in all States and Territories, as well as a growing…