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What is Office 365?

Office 365 is an integration of your essential desktop applications like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and more that uses the power of cloud technology.

A lot of Microsoft Office 365 plans include what’s called Desktop Licencing. This is the bit that lets you install the Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel on your computer. In this post we show you how to install Office 365 on your computer.

1.Sign in with your work or school account at

2. On the Office page, go to the version of Office you want to install. For example, your admin may have given you the option to install either Office 2016 or Office 2013. 

3. Select a Language, and accept the default to install 32-bit, or select Advanced and choose 64-bit from the drop-down list. If you’re not sure which version to install, see Choose the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Office 2016.

4. Depending on your browser, go to the install pop-up that appears and click Run (in Internet Explorer) Setup (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox).

If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click Yes.

5. The install begins.

6. Your install of Office 2016 is finished when you see the phrase, You're all set! Office is installed now and an animation plays to show you where to find Office applications on your computer. Follow the instructions in the window, for example Click Start > All Apps to see where your apps are, and select Close.

7. Start using an Office application right away by opening any app such as Word or Excel. In most cases, Office is activated once you start an application and after you agree to the License terms by clicking Accept.

Now you're ready to use Office 365!

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What is Cybersecurity in Business?

Cybersecurity is the protection of a business from a possible theft of or damage to its hardware, software, systems, and other technological devices to prevent the illegal extraction and malicious misuse of corporate data and sensitive information due to a cyber breach.

You can use an intelligent firewall as a shield.

In years gone by, we may have thought the chance of experiencing a cybersecurity breach was pretty low but, these days, the more aware business leaders talk not about the possibility but of when a cyberattack will happen. So let's talk about how can we take preventative action to defend our computer systems and keep the risk of an attack to a minimum.

With the advancement in technology and the evolution of cyber attacks, cyber security is no longer optional – it is now a necessary part of building and maintaining a long-running, secure business.

One of the primary ways of defending our computer systems is through the use of an intelligent firewall which is similar to an ordinary router but it does more than basic firewalling. It works through your Internet traffic to filter, scan and look for potentially malicious activities going on in the background and sends out alerts to let you know about threats coming into your network so you can immediately diagnose the problem.

Click here for the whole article about intelligent firewalls...

Update your passwords!

Do you know how easy it is to guess your password?

It is a common understanding that passwords are supposed to protect our accounts. But how much does your designated password protect you and your information? If the bad guys come hacking into your personal and corporate accounts one day, how sure are you that it’s going to be a tough job for them? Let us help you assess how easy it is for a hacker to take a quick guess of your password.

Your password is your first line of defense from wrong doers in the digital world. And yet, it is something that we often overlook and take for granted. When was the last time you spent a dedicated amount of time to think about what password to use for your new account? We often just use a single password across all of our accounts to save us the time and effort. Am I right? This is a definite no-no! Using a single password for all accounts is just making a hacker’s job much easier. So what is the best way to manage passwords and protect your accounts?

Read on for tips and tricks to having a truly secure password...

Get a cyber insurance policy.

As fast as technology, social media and business automation has moved forward, so too the increase of cyber insecurity and data breach risks. Through the years, many businesses, some very well-known such as Yahoo and Sony, have suffered the aftermath of a cyber warfare that ended up damaging and sometimes permanently destroying organisations. While a business might have some great first-line defences in place, such as firewalls, it’s important to also consider an insurance policy specifically to cover the financial impact of cybersecurity breaches, which can be devastating to an organisation.

If one day your business is faced with a cyberattack, are you confident that you have a strong enough first line of defence to prevent the worst from happening or a solid plan to put you back on track in worst case scenarios? Do you have a cyber insurance policy in place to cover you in the case of business interruption?

If your answer is No, read on...

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