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6 Tips To Help You Work From Home

Over the last few days, we have had numerous calls for people struggling to connect to work resources. Firstly it’s important to know that there is a massive amount of people working online which does …

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Tips For Productivity and Sanity While Working In Isolation

Author: Erica Floweday  With the spread of the COVID-19 virus affecting everything from travel to the availability of toilet paper,  business owners are trying to reduce the economic effects of the pandemic. The main reason …

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Scared Of Coronavirus? Build A Remote Team

Worried about Coronavirus at work? Good thing that technology has improved, so working remotely has become increasingly feasible. After wasting countless hours in a car driving to and from work, we’ve become committed to creating …

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The Pros and Cons of Cloud vs in House Servers

What should you consider when it comes to choosing the right server for your business? The biggest decision is whether to have a cloud-based or in-house server infrastructure. While it may sound like a black-or-white …

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HOW THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS.

Hirsch’s Hillcrest hosted their monthly business networking function recently with Iain Emerson, the Founder and CEO of Network Configurations, one of the top IT companies in KZN, explaining to local business owners and entrepreneurs how …

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Day in the life of a Power User | How It Works

By Simon Mcloughlin What does a workday in a Power User’s life look like? In this article, I will show my day to day work life as a Power User. I work with customers to …

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UNRAVELLING A CABLING BIRDS NEST

  The Netconfig team are often called on by clients to unravel cables that don’t seem to make sense to them – and put everything back together in an orderly fashion.  A case in point …

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What is Microsoft Azure? And Why You Need It

Article Credit: CCB Technology | Author: Nicole Shortslef | https://bit.ly/36AoqGz Microsoft Azure is usually described as having “limitless potential” and “unlimited possibilities,” but what does Azure actually do and what can it do for your business? In this …

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Wasting Too Much Time on Repetitive Tasks?

We are halfway through January already, it’s a good time to look back and think about how you’ve spent your last 365 days, and whether you’d like to do anything differently for the next 365 …

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7 Reasons Why Your Business Needs To Move To The Cloud

Many businesses have adopted cloud computing in their operations in the past few years. Cloud computing or on-demand computing as it is sometimes called refers to a system of using computer services over the internet. …

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How to use God Mode in Windows 10

God Mode is a handy way to access multiple Windows commands in one single window. Here’s how to use it. God Mode is a special option long available in Windows that gives you quick access …

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How To Keep Your Devices Safe During Load Shedding

“Unfortunately, the power outages we had recently can have an influence on your devices as well as your online lives. (Article Credit – showme.co.za – check out their full article here) So here is a …

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THE INTERNET OF THINGS: IT’S “SMART” EVERYTHING

The Internet Of Things is “smart” anything, and that’s essential because they have their own embedded computers—both hardware and software systems, sensors, and network connectivity. The “Internet of things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing …

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Get Ready For Your Journey To The New Microsoft Datacenters In South Africa

Microsoft Office 365 available from SA datacentres to empower the modern workplace With the Launch of Microsoft Datacentres in South Africa, Office 365 users are now eligible to move their Office 365 tenants to these …

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Microsoft Project Has Landed!

Collaborating in teams and projects has become an integral part of our everyday work experience. Businesses increasingly rely on project teams to advance strategic initiatives, drive change, and solve tough problems. But keeping projects on …

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20 Tips for Mastering Office 365

Execution means everything in today’s marketplace. Businesses that achieve their goals satisfy their customers and set the stage for growth and prosperity. Similarly, employees that efficiently execute their tasks and other responsibilities contribute to the …

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Helping You Automate Your Business & Achieving The ISO 9001 Standard

It is no secret that the processes followed by most small to medium-sized businesses to prepare for or maintain an ISO 9001 registration has been largely manual rather than computerized. Employees are expected to key …

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Flirting With Password Etiquette?

Practise strong password security #qwertyisnotflirty South Africa has seen an increase in cyber-attacks recently! Do you have the following password basics in place? Keep your email safe Keep your web safe Train your employees Training …

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Software Licensing: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

You’ve just hired a new employee, so you buy a new computer and find a spare desk. You also dig up an old Microsoft Office installation disc so she can get started right away. You …

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6 Extensions You Can Use To Block Ads In Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is currently considered the fastest web browser available. Users benefit by being able to open web pages quickly, but ads slow down the process and interfere with the user experience. While browsing the …

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What is Artificial intelligence ?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a computer program designed to perform tasks that would normally require humans such as visual interpretation, speech processing, and decision-making. What is the current state of AI? We are seeing AI …

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Microsoft Teams in Office 365 vs. WhatsApp

If you are presently using WhatsApp with your employees and customers you could be putting your business in a needlessly compromising position. Microsoft Teams in Office 365 can help. WhatsApp is a consumer service that …

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So Windows 7 is done!

So Windows 7 is done! It has been over 10 years since Windows 7 was launched, in Technology terms that is a lifetime time ago! This was the same year when Michael Jackson died and Barack …

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5 Ways To Use Flexibility To Boost Employee Productivity

With millennials entering the Workforce, it is predicted in 2025 that we will have 4 generations of workers in the workplace. Ask any Human Resources person and they will tell you that the Millennials bring …

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HELPING YOUNG I.T. ENTHUSIASTS TO REALISE THEIR DREAMS.

As part of their ongoing effort to contribute to the economy and the challenges that they face as an ICT Company, Network Configurations, one of the fastest-growing I.T. companies in KZN have  set out to …

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Saving Office Cost

As Modern workplace evangelists, we are currently working with Progressive Organisations who see the benefit of allowing their employees to work remotely. In a recent engagement we found that due to rising costs of renting …

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Why is cyber security so important to your small business?

These days, every man and his dog seem to be talking about cyber security. Cyber security protects data online and ensures that hackers cannot sabotage the computers of people and businesses around the world. Wherever …

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Windows Key – Shortcuts

Needing a list of Windows Key – Shortcuts? Below is the list you have been looking for. Key combination Action Windows logo key Open or close the Start menu Windows logo key + Pause Display …

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Excel : Stocks and Geography

Are you needing an easy way to work this Stocks and Geography data types? We have a few tips and tricks and its easy to use from within Excel. Excel data types: Stocks and geography …

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Boomerang

Is your Outlook Mailbox getting out of control? Have you possibly been drowning in emails for the past few months and can’t get a handle on the number of emails and responses you having to …

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Bye Bye Windows 7

Are you ready to say Bye Bye to Windows 7? Have you possibly been living on another planet, well you definitely haven’t seen any of our social media if this is the first time you …

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Security – Two-Factor Authentication

Everything You Need to Know About Two-Factor Authentication   What is two-factor authentication? Commonly known as 2FA this is an additional layer of security with online account and logins. Generally, you would just type in …

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Security – Password Management

Is your password secure? If not it will need changing and below is some information to help you with your password. Five Top Tips to Strengthening your Password Security: Use challenging passwords that include a combination …

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Disable Email Forwarding in Outlook 2016

You can disable the ability for an email recipient to forward a message in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Select the “New Email” button to begin composing your message. Select the “Options” tab.Choose “Permissions”. If you haven’t used this feature before, …

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Using @Mentions in Outlook 2016

Latest Update: What is @Mentions? When you type @ in the message body and begin typing a name, an autocomplete list pops up. After you select the name of the person, if the person is …

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What’s new in the Office 2016 apps

Working together just got easier Office 2016 makes it easier to share documents and work with others at the same time. Work together on documents See others’ edits with coauthoring in Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote. …

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Happy Birthday Google!

Google Doodle celebrates 20th birthday of the search engine To celebrate the landmark, Google has created a special Google Doodle, which explores the most popular searches over the last two decades. It’s the go-to search …

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Microsoft Teams

  Microsoft Teams is a digital hub for Teams in business to work together and thrive in a modern workplace! Technology is an integral part of any business strategy. Microsoft Teams brings chat, content, people, …

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App of the Month – Stocard

We are always looking for a great App to make our lives easier, especially reducing our wallet sizes with all those Retail shop loyalty cards, well, this may be the app for you! Stocard – Available …

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Latest Email Phishing Scam Targets Office 365 Users

In recent weeks we have witnessed an increase in phishing attacks targeting businesses and consumers who use Office 365 email services. Unscrupulous syndicates are coordinating efforts to gain access to Office 365 accounts by stealing …

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Display Formulas with CTRL + Tilde Key

The Tilde Key alternatively referred to as the squiggly or twiddle, is a character ( ~ ) on keyboards below the escape or Esc key and on the same key as the back quote that resembles a squiggly line. …

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How to Remove Extra Spaces in Excel

How to remove extra spaces in Excel – leading, trailing, between words? If your data set contains unnecessary spaces, the Excel TRIM function can help you delete them all in one go – leading, trailing and multiple …

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ZeroFont Technique Lets Phishing Emails Bypass Office 365 Security Filters

Cyber-criminals are currently using a trick that allows them to bypass Microsoft’s security filters and deliver spam and phishing emails to Office 365 email accounts. Called ZeroFont, the technique is not new, being known for …

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Dictate with your voice in Office

Dictate in Word or PowerPoint Turn on your microphone and make sure it works. In Word 2019 or PowerPoint 2019, select Home > Dictate. Wait for the icon to turn red. Start talking. As you talk, text appears …

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Turn that email into a PDF

Need to create a PDF from your email message? Print it with Windows 10! Click Ctrl+P to open the Print dialog, then select Microsoft Print to PDF as your printer. Once you select Print, pick a folder, name your PDF, …

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Compare 2 Consecutive Columns in Excel Row by Row

When performing data analysis in Excel, one of the most frequent tasks is comparing data in each individual row. This task can be done by using the IF function. Compare two columns for matches or differences …

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How to Add [SUM()] Automatically in Excel

Quickly add an entire column or row by clicking in the first empty cell in the column. Then enter ALT + ‘=’ (equals key) to add up the numbers in every cell above. Press Enter …

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Insert new Pivot Tables in Excel Online

Before you get started Your data should be organized in a tabular format. Ideally, you can use an Excel table (select the grid data and use Format as Table in the HOME tab). Tables are a great source of …

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Why send a copy when you can send a link instead?

Collaborating with colleagues on a report or project? Don’t send copies. Send a link instead. The trick is to upload files to OneDrive and then send everyone a link to the files. Your recipients can …

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Ignore Conversations

Now it’s easier to Focus on the important conversations. Stay focused on important emails by ignoring conversations. Any conversation you ignore will be moved to the Deleted Items folder. Pick a message from a conversation you want …

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NETCONFIG deliver Lenovo Storage Solutions

Accelerate the intelligence revolution with Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage At NETCONFIG we constantly strive to offer our customers innovative solutions for your business. Did you know? Lenovo’s ThinkSystem Storage and Server solutions are engineered to help …

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Netconfig Lenovo Server Infrastructure

Accelerate the intelligence revolution with Lenovo server infrastructures At NETCONFIG we constantly strive to offer our customers cutting edge technological solutions and workflows. In this article, we focus on the range of server solutions from …

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Tame your inbox with Clean-up

Overwhelmed trying to achieve Inbox Zero? Folder Clean-up can help. From your Inbox (or any other email folder), select Home > Clean Up. You can Clean Up Conversation, Clean Up Folder, or Clean Up Folder & Subfolders. Outlook will automatically move …

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