Microsoft Apps to Get Excited About For All 365 Users 

If you follow Microsoft products, then you may know about Microsoft Ignite. Held annually, it generates many exciting updates and announcements in the Microsoft apps and general world.   Microsoft held its most recent event last October 2022. Out of the conference came a lot of Microsoft 365 news that can positively impact your business productivity and may provide ideas for your next digital workflow upgrade.  Let’s go through the highlights below.  Teams Premium  Teams Premium is a new Microsoft 365…

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Meet the OSS Team: Matt O’Donohue 

From carrying servers through Perth city on a weekend, to crawling on hands and knees to fix a server located under a staircase and rolling out a phone system with eagles overhead in Sharkbay….our very own Matt O’Donohue OSS Senior Consultant seems to have done it all in the name of great IT!  This year marks Matt’s 17th year with us, having previously worked at Fujitsu, where his work as an infrastructure engineer got him interested in servers, Linux, RedHat…

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Open Systems Support Provides Integrated IT Perth Solutions for HTG Partners

For over 3 years, Open Systems Support (OSS) has been the integrated IT Perth solutions partner of choice for HTG Partners - a Perth based Accounting, Taxation, Audit and Advisory Services Firm in the Public Accountancy business sector. Throughout this time, the OSS team have conducted discovery sessions to understand both the IT and business / operational environments and requirements of HTG Partners. These important insights were then used to inform the development and implementation of a cost effective and…

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Easy, everyday endpoint security tips  

It would be hard to miss the recent news and announcements in regards to cyber security breaches for big businesses and organisations such as Medibank and Optus.   As the volume and sophistication of cybersecurity threats have steadily grown, so has the need for more advanced endpoint security solutions.   Endpoint security is something we can all do - from individuals, team members, IT specialists and leaders in an organisation - because we all use endpoint devices for our everyday use.   What…

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Perth IT partnerships with Wunan Foundation results in East Kimberley’s Aboriginal communities blazing their own trail with

Perth IT Partnerships between Kununurra based Aboriginal organisation, Wunan Foundation, and Open Systems Support, has innovatively turned a 4WD into a media vehicle for increasing social, cultural, community and economic connections for Aboriginal communities in one of WA’s most remote regions.  The “Trailblazer” has seen Wunan convert a 4WD Toyota Hilux car into a fully equipped audio visual masterpiece - including large TV screen, speakers, lights, mics and 4G communications - to deliver visual storytelling, outdoor movie nights, disco and…

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Government cyber security advice for Optus and Medibank customers

The recent cyber attacks on some of Australia’s telecommunications and health insurance companies has certainly brought a great focus on ensuring that we take extra precautions when it comes to data sharing and protecting our digital security. A number of cyber security advice are now widely available. With so many news, stories and updates, our Open Systems Support team members suggested that a good resource to help might be a compilation of the official government advice on next steps if your…

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How to stay safe from cyber attacks when working from home

With more people now working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber hackers are increasing their attacks in an attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in your organisation to steal valuable data. Data from Trend Micro's Smart Protection Network indicates that there are more than 900,000 Covid-19-Related threats across email, URL, and file and there has been a 260% increase in related malicious URL hits between February and March. What can I do to stay safe? Enable Multi-Factor Authentication This will…

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Is your business prepared for COVID-19?

COVID-19 IT Readiness Checklist We’ve put together this little 10-step checklist to help you assess your readiness for your team working remotely. We hope that this helps you to prepare: Do staff have access to laptops or secure BYOD devices for working remotely? Do staff have the training required to connect in and work remotely? If staff needed to take a desktop home, do they know how to connect it up (and do they need to take a long Ethernet…

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