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XCentral deploys Cloud-Based Information Hub For Teamwork

XCentral deploys Cloud-Based Information Hub For Teamwork

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 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…

XCentral and Microsoft help Basketball Australia shoot for gold

Angus Mansfield | 10 August 2018

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 over the world….

XCentral Implements Office 365 for Raine & Horne

XCentral Implements Office 365 for Raine & Horne

Angus Mansfield | 2 July 2018

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 network of offices around…

IT Solutions

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Remove your print servers. Move to the Cloud.

Remove your print servers. Move to the Cloud.

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 20 January 2020

Physical printing is still an integral part of many workplace practices and habits.   Putting aside consumables such as paper and ink\toner, there are still many areas where the relatively high cost of providing this service to users is not often seen…

Select a Managed Services Provider like you’re recruiting for a CEO.

Select a Managed Services Provider like you’re recruiting for a CEO.

Angus Mansfield | 14 January 2020

IT teams have mounting pressure to lead strategy around innovation and digitisation.  Their ability to make this happen is constrained by the day-to-day operational support they are required to undertake to keep the business productive, avoid downtime, minimise cyber threats, and keep staff and…

Microsoft Teams gets Private

Microsoft Teams gets Private

Flavia Fontana | 24 November 2019

Microsoft has now put the ‘i’ in Teams. Users can now create Private Channels within their Team or Teams. This feature was made possible as it was the most requested feature on “UserVoice”, Microsoft’s user feedback site. The purpose of…

Confused on what to use and when in M365?

Confused on what to use and when in M365?

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 13 November 2019

M365 is armed with a stack of collaboration tools. Microsoft is continually improving these tools so that they live up to their promise of delivering a ‘modern workplace’.   Many clients are asking me what the difference is between OneDrive, Sharepoint, Teams, Yammer and Exchange (email)? What tool should we be using, when and for…

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

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

Angus Mansfield | 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…

Activate Teams and Video Without The Expense

Activate Teams and Video Without The Expense

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 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…

Nexon Asia Pacific kicking off 2020 with three new acquisitions under its belt, powering business growth.

Nexon Asia Pacific kicking off 2020 with three new acquisitions under its belt, powering business growth.

Angus Mansfield | 11 February 2020

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Wednesday 12th February 2020 – Nexon Asia Pacific (Nexon) announces today the completion of its acquisitions; XCentral Kiandra IT – the Technology Services and Security Solutions division Remagine Solutions  This strategic combination will further strengthen Nexon’s presence, and…

XCentral. Built on trust. Delivering modern workplace solutions.

XCentral. Built on trust. Delivering modern workplace solutions.

Angus Mansfield | 13 January 2020

A company built on trust. Angus Mansfield talks about XCentral’s consulting, collaboration and managed services, and the changing pace of technology.

XCentral deploys Cloud-Based Information Hub For Teamwork

XCentral deploys Cloud-Based Information Hub For Teamwork

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 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…

We asked our experts their views on an Agile workplace

We asked our experts their views on an Agile workplace

Flavia Fontana | 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…

XCentral Official IT Partner to Essendon Football Club

XCentral Official IT Partner to Essendon Football Club

Angus Mansfield | 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….

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

Flavia Fontana | 15 April 2019

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 leading…

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Nexon Asia Pacific kicking off 2020 with three new acquisitions under its belt, powering business growth.

Nexon Asia Pacific kicking off 2020 with three new acquisitions under its belt, powering business growth.

Angus Mansfield | 11 February 2020

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Wednesday 12th February 2020 – Nexon Asia Pacific (Nexon) announces today the completion of its acquisitions; XCentral Kiandra IT – the Technology Services and Security Solutions division Remagine Solutions  This strategic combination will further strengthen Nexon’s presence, and…

Tech Tips

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Mastering meetings in Microsoft Teams

Mastering meetings in Microsoft Teams

Flavia Fontana | 25 November 2019

A great infographic from Microsoft that summarises the key things to make your meetings with MS Teams more productive, engaging and a better experience for everyone. Use the camera to the meeting is more personal Use background blur to help…

End of ISDN. 3 things to be business ready.

End of ISDN. 3 things to be business ready.

Flavia Fontana | 14 November 2019

ISDN service disconnection has begun. Now is the time for businesses to make the switch and avoid costly operational impacts. “Businesses should start considering their options, don’t leave it to the last minute as this will place undue pressure on…

Confused on what to use and when in M365?

Confused on what to use and when in M365?

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 13 November 2019

M365 is armed with a stack of collaboration tools. Microsoft is continually improving these tools so that they live up to their promise of delivering a ‘modern workplace’.   Many clients are asking me what the difference is between OneDrive, Sharepoint, Teams, Yammer and Exchange (email)? What tool should we be using, when and for…

10 reasons why XCentral recommends Mailguard with Office 365

10 reasons why XCentral recommends Mailguard with Office 365

Flavia Fontana | 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 Joe Fortune Casino and Office 365.

Bolster your Office 365 email security

Bolster your Office 365 email security

Angus Mansfield | 4 July 2019

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 your entire business could…

Why ‘Mobile First, Cloud First’ Means Security First

Flavia Fontana | 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…

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Remove your print servers. Move to the Cloud.

Remove your print servers. Move to the Cloud.

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 20 January 2020

Physical printing is still an integral part of many workplace practices and habits.   Putting aside consumables such as paper and ink\toner, there are still many areas where the relatively high cost of providing this service to users is not often seen…

What is a Modern Workplace?

What is a Modern Workplace?

Angus Mansfield | 14 November 2019

Microsoft is calling out to businesses to ‘get modern’ with M365, a cloud-based solution with the benefits of simplifying the IT environment, providing staff with tools to be more productive, improving business profitability, and making the IT environment more secure….

End of ISDN. 3 things to be business ready.

End of ISDN. 3 things to be business ready.

Flavia Fontana | 14 November 2019

ISDN service disconnection has begun. Now is the time for businesses to make the switch and avoid costly operational impacts. “Businesses should start considering their options, don’t leave it to the last minute as this will place undue pressure on…

Confused on what to use and when in M365?

Confused on what to use and when in M365?

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 13 November 2019

M365 is armed with a stack of collaboration tools. Microsoft is continually improving these tools so that they live up to their promise of delivering a ‘modern workplace’.   Many clients are asking me what the difference is between OneDrive, Sharepoint, Teams, Yammer and Exchange (email)? What tool should we be using, when and for…

Activate Teams and Video Without The Expense

Activate Teams and Video Without The Expense

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 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…

What is a Modern Workplace?

What is a Modern Workplace?

Angus Mansfield | 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…

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Remove your print servers. Move to the Cloud.

Remove your print servers. Move to the Cloud.

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 20 January 2020

Physical printing is still an integral part of many workplace practices and habits.   Putting aside consumables such as paper and ink\toner, there are still many areas where the relatively high cost of providing this service to users is not often seen…

XCentral. Built on trust. Delivering modern workplace solutions.

XCentral. Built on trust. Delivering modern workplace solutions.

Angus Mansfield | 13 January 2020

A company built on trust. Angus Mansfield talks about XCentral’s consulting, collaboration and managed services, and the changing pace of technology.

Why you should be cyber-savvy & security conscious.

Why you should be cyber-savvy & security conscious.

Flavia Fontana | 14 November 2019

In a series of fireside chats, Angus Mansfield CEO of Xcenral and Craig McDonald, CEO of MailGuard, discuss why it is so important for business leaders today to be cyber-savvy and security conscious.

Beware.  Don’t be too quick to click.

Beware. Don’t be too quick to click.

Flavia Fontana | 14 November 2019

Cyber-criminals are growing into being on the best marketers on the planet. Their deceptive actions are fooling the best.

SharePoint online as an information hub

SharePoint online as an information hub

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 30 September 2019