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Michael Sampson

Safeguarding the Digital Workplace

Office 365 offers an incredible selection of capabilities to drive productivity and collaboration, but the digital workplace is under attack. Malicious actors are seeking access to your information, your corporate secrets, your reputation, and ultimately, your corporate hoard of cash. You better be doing something to safeguard your digital workplace – both from malicious actors and to be compliant with new data protection regulations around the world.

Office 365 So What? Rethinking Return-on-Investment

While easy methods of calculating ROI exist, tracking reduced labour costs and lower travel costs don’t provide any insight into the true business value of Office 365. True business value is derived when Office 365 supports changes to work practice, organisational structure, culture and the organisation’s business model.

Inflame

A terror attack in Christchurch on March 15, 2019 left 49 precious souls dead, and families devastated as a consequence. The city was in lockdown for hours as the police restored order. Peaceful hearts may take longer.

Why No Lessons Learned Microsoft?

Last week saw the first major service disruption to Office 365 in several years. A severe storm in Texas impacted the cooling system at the US South Central data centre, which resulted in protective systems in the data centre switching into containment mode and shutting down servers to […]

Rotten from the Core?

Along with many others, my late 2017 Apple MacBook Pro suffers from a problematic keyboard. While I have had the laptop since before Christmas last year, I haven’t used the keyboard very often, since it is usually connected to a large screen and external keyboard in the office. […]

Protecting Mobile Devices

Mobile devices as endpoints to corporate information have taken the world by storm. The “mobile first” mantra refers to the preferential use of a mobile device before a desktop or laptop. Have phone, will work (or even run the company). The potential of the device to enable new […]