Google Drive Plug-in for Microsoft Office

Google Drive Plug-in for Microsoft Office The release of the new Google Drive plug-in means that users of Office for Windows are now able to open and directly make changes to Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents saved in Google Drive. Previously, users had to convert Office files into Google Drive compatible files such as Docs, …

Recap of Google I/O 2015 Keynote Presentation

Recap of Google I/O 2015 Keynote Presentation The two day mega conference which was Google I/O 2015 (28-29 May 2015) was jammed packed with goodies. A major focus of announcements was the unveiling of Google’s optimised Android platform M. Much of the work has been focused on reducing friction between apps and the web to …

International Data Privacy Day: Protecting Your Privacy in Cyberspace

Today is 28 January and is International Data Privacy Day. While it is not officially “celebrated” in Australia, it is a great initiative aimed at raising awareness about how personal online information of individuals, families, consumers and businesses can be protected. It is a day filled with dialogue on how we can all advance the …

Windows Server 2003 – another one to bite the dust

There are many businesses still using Windows Server 2003 quite happily. However, Microsoft is ending support of this product from 14 July 2015. Similar to what happened in April this year with Windows XP, the discontinued support of the product by Microsoft spells the end of security patches and service packs for the product. The …

Google Chromebox for Meetings

Onsite Helper has been a long time Google Apps Partner and a reseller of Google products.We are delighted to bring to you a new technology from Google to get you well connected for meetings – Google Chromebox for meetings.For those unfamiliar with this new technology, please see this demo video.Google Chromebox is a must have …

G Suite Business, unlimited storage, email retention & account-wide search

This morning Google announced their latest product Gsuite Business.G Suite Business is a new premium offering for businesses that includes all the services in G Suite plus unlimited storage, advanced audit reporting, new security controls and Google Vault.Previously, Google Vault was only available to Google App Gmail. Google Vault is a step up from normal backup …

Google Classroom

Google has created a new product called Classroom which combines Google Docs, Drive and Gmail. Google Classroom is an application targeted for use by educational institutions to assist in the creation and organisation of paperless assignments with ease and efficiency.Classroom is very versatile as it allows teachers to create assignments, share a single document or …

Server security – has your data been “heartbleed” out by hackers?

Data that flows through the internet, under normal conditions, is encrypted by the SSL/TLS encryption making internet usage safe and secure to use. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and so virtual private networks (VPNs). However, in recent times, hackers have been using …

Cloud based platforms and Australian privacy laws

Businesses look to Cloud based hosting and/or storage of data as an important way to improve efficiency and ease with data access, storage and processing. However, the recent changes to the privacy laws in Australia with regards to the collection, holding, use and disclosure of personal information may make some businesses uneasy about hosting their …

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