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Is Nextcloud the Best Zoom Alternative in 2021?

By Kendall King | February 15, 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes Reading Time: 7 minutes Nextcloud Vs Zoom Vs Microsoft Teams Are you trying to find a webcam for sale during the coronavirus pandemic? You will probably have more luck climbing Mount Everest without an oxygen tank. Video conferencing has never been in such high demand. In a world of self-isolation, it is the most critical tool for most businesses right now. Working remotely has become the new standard. Video conferencing connects businesses, enabling them to work as a team and meet with clients as if they were talking to them in person. Something that has been talked about a lot…

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Does your business provide a flexible environment for staff to work remotely when needed?

By Kendall King | February 14, 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes Remote Working 2020 was insane. In 3 months, Australia saw devastating bushfires, floods and a global pandemic. With rice, pasta, toilet paper and many other essential items missing from the shelves it feels like we were participating in an episode of Doomsday Preppers. With recommendations to self-isolate, the idea of working remotely has never been so popular. However, there are many other uses and benefits that remote work holds other than living in an apocalyptic society. Why having the ability to work remotely is so essential for businesses It is hard to estimate how a natural disaster or global crisis…

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Alternatives to Microsoft Office 365

By Kendall King | February 14, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Microsoft Office 365 Alternatives Microsoft has the biggest name in the business, especially when it comes to the Office productivity suite. With over 180 million monthly users it is hard to argue that Microsoft is a dominating force in the industry. The good news is that Office 365 is not your only option, a growing number of companies have made significant developments and created their own productivity applications that offer spreadsheets, word processing and presentations, some of which challenge Microsoft’s leading service. The alternatives offer competitive pricing over an Office 365 subscription, some are even free to use. In Australia,…

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Free your data with FreeNAS (now TrueNAS)

By Gerardo Altman | February 13, 2021

Reading Time: 12 minutes FreeNAS/TrueNAS UPDATE April 2021 TrueNAS 12.0 was released in late 2020, marking the end of the FreeNAS brand. iXsystems merged FreeNAS and TrueNAS into a unified platform for both free and enterprise offerings. This article still reflects the most current features. However, the merger with TrueNAS brings a number of new features and performance improvements. Here is a shortlist of the key updates included with the TrueNAS Core 12.0 release: OpenVPN Client and Server Two Factor Authentication KMIP Support API Keys Fusion Pools VPN Support TrueCommand Dataset Management If you would like to see the complete list of new features…

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Free SSL certificates for shared hosting accounts

Shared Hosting Free SSL Certificates

By Gerardo Altman | February 13, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes SSL Certificates Announcing free SSL certificates in Australia for all shared hosting accounts including SMB, Reseller and Reseller client accounts. Everyone loves free stuff and a free SSL certs securing your website fits right into that equation. Yes, the old adage stands true ‘you get what you pay for’ is always right but in this instance, it really comes down to what do you really need for your website? If you’re running an eCommerce store/shopping cart then you should always purchase an SSL certificate. This will insure your site for the potential of fraudulent activity taking place if the SSL…

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Tips to grow your business in the Cloud

By Gerardo Altman | February 13, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Grow Your Business in the Cloud Our recently published article for Dynamic Business Magazine providing “Tips to grow your business in the Cloud”, you can review the original article on the Dynamic Business website or read on below. The cloud is an easy way to automate and manage the varying data needs of your business and there are many different providers available. Each provider may vary in quality and infrastructure, so it important to take the time to do your research before handing over your precious cash. A good first step before doing any sort of research is to identify…

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How do I market my online business successfully through a recession?

By Kendall King | February 13, 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes Marketing Your Online Business in an Economic Downturn 62% of small businesses are unsuccessful in their online advertising campaigns. If your business is paying for ads and breaking even or don’t provide a return on investment, are you using the best strategy to stand out from the crowd? Why is my business failing? A third of small businesses will fail in the first two years, with more than half failing by year five. There are many reasons business don’t succeed, from not enough cash flow to lack of experience. Unsuccessful online marketing and advertising campaigns decrease your company’s chance of…

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Odoo ERP

Introduction to Odoo – the best Enterprise Resource Planning software?

By Kendall King | February 12, 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software You may have heard three letters “ERP” being thrown around by a large number of companies, all offering different solutions. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) encompasses a wide variety of business functions and can quickly become an area of confusion for most businesses. To keep things simple, an ERP solution is a solution that allows you to integrate your businesses processes inside of one platform. For example; your CRM, email marketing, and accounting platform all operating inside one piece of software – these are only a few examples. Many ERP solutions offer a much larger number…

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Odoo Open Source CRM

By Kendall King | February 12, 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes Odoo Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is designed to simplify and improve interaction with your customers. As the name implies, everyone inside your organisation will have access to the CRM allowing them to better manage the relationship and keep track of potential sales, leads and opportunities. There are many options available, some free and some paid, it can be hard to know which one to choose and how to get started. We are going to give you an overview and our initial thoughts on Odoo’s CRM. As we found it to be incredibly simple yet deceivingly…

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Odoo Email Marketing

By Kendall King | February 12, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes Email Marketing Email marketing is one of the best marketing tools for generating ROI, this has been the case for the past ten years. On average, every dollar spent on email marketing generates $38 in ROI. With an abundance of different marketing strategies available from a plethora of “marketing gurus” one thing we can all agree on is that email marketing is the foundation on which you need to build your marketing strategy. Having a solid strategy in place is crucial to your success when utilising digital marketing. There are so many different tools and platforms available. If you are…

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