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Why OneDrive, Dropbox & Google Drive aren't so good for business

When it comes to cloud storage for business, your security & productivity are paramount.
OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive & other similar cloud providers are affordable (often free) & easy to use, but dig a little deeper and you'll see where they fall down in these two key areas and can cause more harm than good for business users.

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The right time to refresh your IT hardware

Investing in new IT hardware can be expensive depending on your business needs, so it's not uncommon to avoid outlaying more money than you have to, any sooner than you really have to. 

But there does come a point when loss of productivity comes into the mix, perhaps costing you more than new hardware does. 

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Web browsers: the right pick for your business

With the recent launch of Windows 10, there's a new kid on the web-browser block - Microsoft Edge.

Replacing Internet Explorer, it looks to have a promising future for Windows 10 users. It's fast, intuitive and built to help you do what you do, simply with less distraction.
That being said, Microsoft are flushing out some bugs and it could be an iteration or two before we see a mass embrace of this shiny new way of web browsing.

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Do you know the seven cybercrime threats to your business?

With cybercrime being such a lucrative business, it's no wonder a new threat pops up every other day. McAfee's 2014 report noted that the cybercrime industry is said to now be costing the global economy anywhere between $375b - $500b annually (& growing). 
Sadly the phenomenal amount of illegal activity this equates to can easily instill fear in any business owner, or person responsible for protecting business information.
To remain alert, it's important to understand the seven different types of cybercrime threats to your business - all of which fall under the term 'malware' - a digital threat.

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10 Windows key shortcuts you should make a habit

We took a quick poll in the office, and learned that hardly anyone uses the Windows key for shortcuts. A few didn't even realise what the Windows key was! Could the same be said for your workplace?

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We've reforested over 3,000 trees so far

As we tick over to a new financial year, we're really pleased to share great news about our reforestation program in partnership with Printreleaf.

Together with many of our customers we have now reforested well over 3,000 trees in just over 9 months.

As an organisation that provides print services, we are glad that we can offset the amount of paper printed on BMS managed devices and give back what we take from our environment.

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Team BMS in training for a great cause

It's fair to say that the Sublime Point track isn't exactly a 'walk in the park' in it's literal sense, but that did not deter us.

Team BMS were ready and rearing to go yesterday. It was a perfect winters morning - sunny, slight breeze and one of the best views across the Illawarra coastline awaiting us at the top of the track.

It's barely a 2km return trip, but with the track made up predominantly by (steep) steps - over 1000 of them in fact - it took our team just on an hour to reach the top.

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Good habits for a paperless office

Mountains of paper everywhere? Running out of storage for all those documents you legally must retain? Dreaming of an office without paper, or a lot less?

Fear not. Introducing some simple changes in your workplace will get you on the road to paperless 'freedom' in no time.
To get you started, we've put together a good habits guide that will help you and your team make positive change without too much effort or cost.

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Why should you upgrade to Windows 10?

It's human nature to be at least a little suspicious when Microsoft want to give away their latest upgrade to Windows 10 for free (to existing version 7 or 8.1 users).
It promises to include new functionality, user experience & intelligence which makes upgrading worthwhile.

But what are you getting for 'nothing'? Summarised by Microsofts' Joe Belfiore as delivering a personal experience, helping you get things done and "way more fun", we've taken a look at this new offering from Microsoft and put together our thoughts on which areas will benefit you and your team most. 

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Greg from BMS wants to say Hello!

It's been a while since we last published a post in our "Hello" blog series.
We think it's nice every now and then to be able to share with you a thing or two about out team at The BMS Group, so that you can get to know the people that help you every day just a little bit better.

This time around, Greg, our in-house BBQ Tongmaster, has put his hand up to say Hello, and kindly opened up to share a few things about himself.

Read on to see just what our super-cheery Workshop Technician likes to get up to.



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