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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…

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 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 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.

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

Sue Woodward | 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…

If software is eating the world, networks are the dessert

If software is eating the world, networks are the dessert

Angus Mansfield | 5 December 2018

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 seems as though the…

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

Flavia Fontana | 19 November 2018

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 has been shortlisted…

Tech Tips

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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 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…

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

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

Ben Granger-Holcombe | 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…

Case Studies

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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

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…

Trends

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What is a Modern Workplace?

What is a Modern Workplace?

Sue Woodward | 14 November 2019

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 the same time. Hear from Essendon’s…

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?

Sue Woodward | 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…

Scams. Spot them. Stop them.

Scams. Spot them. Stop them.

Angus Mansfield | 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…