The latest news from The Garden Shed

  • Why a 4G Backup Internet Connection is a Smart Idea

    We have all experienced the disruption and frustration that comes when the internet connection drops out. With so many of our business applications now cloud based, when the internet drops out productivity can screech to a very frustrating and expensive halt. Even for businesses not heavily dependent on cloud based applications, the loss of email […]

  • Microsoft (finally) release new OneDrive for Business Sync Client

    For those of us who have spent any time at all around Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365 and OneDrive for Business, it has long been acknowledged that the OneDrive for Business sync client has been, quite simply, rubbish. Unless you treat it with kid gloves, the sync would simply stop working, and require manual repair to […]

  • How to Get Started with Sharepoint

    SharePoint is cloud-based software that businesses can use to create their own team sites and portals. These sites enable businesses to share and collaborate on their content with colleagues inside and outside the organization from any device. So, for example, picture a website that employees can login to, with a home page that has links through to the main apps used within their […]

  • Getting Started with Sharepoint

    This is a guest post by Mia McIntyre of MIVirtual. As Seth Godin says in his book, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?,  “Work has changed…. The old system was represented by two parties: those that owned the means to production and those who ran it…In the new system the game has turned inside out. The means […]

  • Two things you should consider before switching from PC to Mac

    I admit that I’m pretty much in love with my Apple MacBook Pro laptop. As the marketing component of the Grassroots IT team, however, I must write a disclaimer saying that this a purely personal opinion from my creative, hippy perspective, and is not necessarily based on any technical knowledge and expertise of the Mac system. I do […]

  • Xero Cloud Accounting: is it right for my business?

    Are you considering moving your business across to Xero Cloud Accounting? It can be a tough decision. We know, because we went through exactly the same decision making process here at Grassroots IT before we made the switch to Xero. We are grateful to Jac Gallagher from Notch Above Bookkeeping who presented a webinar for us on Xero […]

  • Four Tips to Help you Make the Most of your iPhone

    I remember, way back when, steadfastly holding the belief that a phone should be used as a phone and a camera as a camera, and never the two should meet. And now, I am a *rather* <ahem> heavy user of my beloved iPhone as a camera. In fact, is there anything the iPhone can’t do these days? […]

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    Skype for Business: Quick Start Webinar

    Are you looking for effective communication methods within your business? If you haven’t used Skype for Business before, you might not know how well it integrates with Office 365 as a communication solution for your team, connecting them together from any location. If you’re already using Skype for Business, check out the webinar below to […]

  • Tips for creating a memorable and secure password

    Tips for creating a secure and memorable password

    Remembering your password can be difficult at the best of times. To add to that, most websites these days require password security so they can store your personal information and keep it secure. So you have all these passwords for countless different website and it can begin to be difficult to remember them all. To […]