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Save money on Azure cloud hosting

This month we're discussing how you can save money on Azure cloud hosting, literally saving thousands of dollars, our website and new domain watch list service. August sees Melbourne emerge from lockdown (and then head straight back in), Queensland extends theirs and NSW continue with theirs. Having been there now six times already, our hearts go out to all of you in lockdown and homeschooling or even isolating. It’s a tough road. On the plus ...

The end of Windows 7 is now

Number one on the list of IT priorities this month is the end of support of Microsoft Windows 7 devices - these machines are now unsupported and are a security risk to your business. If you’ve been putting off replacing or upgrading, now is the time! Next on the list - there is a lot of doom and gloom coming from my monthly posts. Hackers are stealing my data, robots are stealing our jobs, my ...

Protect your Office 365 against hackers

It’s already the last monthly email of the year - it feels like it has gone in a blink. I just want to thank you for making what we do here at Intuitive IT possible, without you and your staff we wouldn’t be here! Have a wonderful break, and best wishes for the new year. Now onto serious matters - if you use Office 365 you need to back it up! Please watch this short ...

New Office Macro Virus – Emotet

Hi all, This month there are a few items on the agenda and as per last month, I’m going to try and keep the IT security side of things brief! Firstly, on security - the holiday period is always the busiest time of year for scammers. Please let your staff know to be extra careful when opening emails, especially ‘unexpected’ package delivery notifications, and as always, get in touch with us if anything doesn’t look quite ...

Microsoft ending support for older OS Jan 2020

Hi all, The last few monthly emails I’ve been sending out have been dedicated to IT data security - this is and will remain one of the highest priorities. However, there is more to IT than just security! There are a couple of important things I would like to mention this month. Firstly, in regards to Microsoft desktop operating systems. Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on the 14th of January 2020. This means ...

Hacker attempts on the rise against Aussie businesses

Hi all, This month has seen another huge spike in data breaches - specifically Office 365 accounts without two factor authentication enabled. These exploits are generally achieved using sophisticated targeted phishing attacks and fake login portals. On that note, I feel it’s time for another security quiz (the last one was very popular)! Point out the difference between these two login pages, and also which one is the real deal - as per the last ...

Introducing your IT Score to your monthly reports

Hi all, As I mentioned in last month’s report, I attended the 2019 AusCERT cyber-security conference where we learnt about current initiatives to help protect your staff and business data. It made us reflect on our current reporting, in particular, your monthly “traffic light” IT report. When we first developed that report, our intention was to easily highlight the key areas in your IT environment that need your attention. When we started generating these reports in ...

Time to move away from classic email hosting

It’s time. You've been thinking about it for a while now as you've seen other people search and find emails from their phone that date back decades while you can’t receive the email from your client that was sent this morning. It’s your email hosting and you know it. It’s old and clunky and doesn't give you all the features you need. Well there is a very simply solution for you and your business. It’s ...