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Streamline operations and empower employees in the modern workplace

One thing we can all agree on, is that the nature of work has changed.  Employees expect…

How to build better flexible work experiences with Surface and Intel
How to build better flexible work experiences with Surface and Intel

With over 70% of employees wanting flexible working arrangements to remain in place and 67% desiring more in-person work, hybrid-working…

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The Southport School: Four Years On

How have their investments in wireless networking and security paid off after four years? Download Customer…

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The Azure Periodic Table: The evolution of an original resource

Introduction How many services are there today in Azure? What can you do with them? How do they improve business…

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Are you wasting your cloud budget on a bloated Microsoft 365 environment?

Cloud collaboration and communication tools like Microsoft 365 are more critical than ever as organisations transition to a combination of…

Microsoft Teams Rooms Licensing Changes
Teams Rooms Licensing: Is it time to make some changes of your own?

Licensing changes are rarely smooth. Case in point the Microsoft Teams Meeting Room Licensing changes that took effect on…

Microsoft unveils powerful new range of Surface accessories

When new devices hit market, you expect they’ll be accompanied by some shiny new, whiz-bang accessories to accentuate the device…

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Surface Studio 2+: Absolute power and performance for top talent

It’s been a long-awaited update, but the latest generation of Surface Studio has finally arrived – Surface Studio 2+. This…

Meet Surface Laptop 5 and Pro 9 through the lens of today’s hybrid workers

Hybrid and highly mobile workers require devices that keep them productive and secure. Wherever they happen to set up their…

Evaluating the Business Case for Microsoft Surface

It seems these days, nothing happens within an organisation without a business case. With increasing scrutiny and constraints around time,…

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Network visibility and authentication: Your school’s cyber security superpowers

When it comes to cyber security, schools need to be as vigilant as any business. After all, they deal with…

Top Ten Tips: Microsoft Outlook 2022
Top Ten Tips: Microsoft Outlook 2022

Microsoft Outlook is the beating heart of approximately 1.4 billion peoples’ work lives around the world. Since its release in…

Customer Story: Kubota

Kubota Takes Control of the Future with Network Uplift and Azure Migration from Data#3 Download Customer…

Your Azure Modernisation and Migration Options
Your Azure Migration and Modernisation Options

As of July 2022, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 was officially unsupported by Microsoft, with Windows Server 2012 also reaching its…

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Enabling educators to shift from ‘digital naïve’ to ‘digital native’

What a coincidence that the only difference between ‘digital naïve’ and ‘digital native’ is a T… training! While the concept…

Customer Story: Main Roads Western Australia

Main Roads Western Australia Boosts Visibility and Security with Microsoft Defender for Identity Solution from Data#3…

Microsoft Surface Laptop SE, designed and built for education

Microsoft’s first laptop, designed and built JUST for education    Reserve a Demo Unit…

Choose your own path to modern endpoint management

Accelerate your journey to modern endpoint management with Data#3 Through our interactive workshop and pilot program, Endpoint Management Launchpad…

Microsoft Inspire 2022 Wrap-up and Highlights
Microsoft Inspire 2022: Wrap-Up and Highlights

Last week, Microsoft again connected its global community for two days of action-packed reflections and updates at the 2022 Microsoft…

Data#3 named worldwide Microsoft Surface+ Partner of the Year
Data#3 named worldwide Microsoft Surface+ Partner of the Year

July 19, 2022; Brisbane, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, is delighted to announce that it has…

Data#3 recognised as worldwide winner of 2022 Microsoft Device Distributor/Reseller Partner of the Year award
Data#3 recognised as worldwide winner of 2022 Microsoft Device Distributor/Reseller Partner of the Year award

June 29, 2022; Brisbane, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced it has been named the…

Customer Story: ElectraNet

ElectraNet cuts costs and increases visibility with technology intelligence solution Download Customer Story…

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Surface Laptop Go 2: Design, Performance and Durability.

Connect, collaborate, and explore endless possibilities with style and performance. Now you can dream big – and travel light with the…

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Collaboration utopia: making the business case for change

TL;DR: The dramatic impact that businesses experience when deploying a unified collaboration solution is truly transformative; positively impacting employee satisfaction, improving…

How endpoint modernisation helps IT work smarter, not harder.

Working smarter, not harder is all about better utilising your time so you can devote your energy to the important stuff. It’s about…

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How the Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Smart Camera is changing the face of team meetings

In the last couple of years, we’ve all had our fair share of online meetings, and it is safe to…

Microsoft Surface Duo: the best friend I never knew I needed

A month is a long time, a lot of things can happen – you could learn a new language, learn…

Out and about with the Microsoft Surface Duo 2: A user experience

I’ve unboxed the Microsoft Surface Duo 2, I’ve migrated my data, now it’s time for this team iPhone stalwart…

Webinar: Digital tools to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration
Digital tools to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration for Education

Education is evolving at lightning speed, with remote classrooms, new learning models, and complex security issues. The right digital tools…

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 – will I be lured away from the Apple stronghold?

I’ll start with a confession. While I love my Microsoft Surface laptop, spend my days using Microsoft 365,…

Workplace Equity: Investigating the New Microsoft Surface Adaptive Kit

The workplace can, for people with disability, offer a decidedly different experience than for those without disability. 8.8% of the…

Customer Story: Credit Corporation (PNG)

Infrastructure Refresh Positions Credit Corporation for a Bright Future Download Customer Story Contact…

The Great Reshuffle: Integrating our professional and personal lives

No longer a pipe-dream, or reality reserved only for those fortunate enough – hybrid work and the reality of being…

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The Battle of Surface Laptop Studio vs MacBook Pro M1

AMD versus Intel, Tesla versus Edison, Netflix versus every other streaming platform. History is littered with infamous rivalries that passionately…

Surface Pro 8 – was it worth the wait?

The Surface Pro has undergone iterations every year since its debut in 2013, until 2019. And then… Nothing. Radio silence.

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Customer Story: J.Blackwood & Son

J. Blackwood & Son Achieves License Optimisation and Cost Advantages with Licensing Consulting Services from Data#3…

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Australian Islamic College transforms teaching, learning and IT management outcomes with Data#3 and Microsoft

February 24, 2022; Perth, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has worked with…

AIC Case Study
Customer Story: Australian Islamic College

Australian Islamic College transforms teaching, learning and IT management outcomes with Microsoft 365 Download Customer Story…

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Australian Islamic College: A Microsoft Teams Collaboration Case Study

The Australian Islamic College embarked on a significant digital transformation journey to enhance collaboration, support online learning and digitalise core…

Integria Case Study
Integria Healthcare blooms after modernising its digital landscape

Source Publication: Microsoft News Center (Click to view on source website) For more than 70 years, Integria Healthcare (Integria)…

Meet the Microsoft Teams Certified Accessories
Meet the Microsoft Teams Certified Accessories

In the world of hybrid work, never more has crisp audio and a reliable microphone been more important. When you…

Introducing the Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2
Introducing the Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2

The Surface Slim Pen 2 will transform your digital inking experience. Take handwritten notes and draw with the same…

Meet the Surface Go 3
Meet the Surface Go 3

The Surface Go is loved by both students and mobile workers for compact size, and pocket rocket productivity. And…

Surface Laptop Studio Review
Surface Laptop Studio Review

The brand-new Surface Laptop Studio is the perfect fit for power users, including anyone who runs intensive software. With…

Our take on the Surface Duo 2
Our take on the Surface Duo 2

Nothing says dual screen productivity like the Surface Duo 2. Join Microsoft Device Specialist, Mia Chen-Wong, as she reviews…

Surface Pro 8 Review
Surface Pro 8 Review

The Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet. With two far-field…

Data#3’s top IT resources from 2021

Refresh your knowledge and kickstart your technology journey in 2022   For many organisations, 2021 presented both challenges and opportunities.

A day in the Life of a clinician with the Surface Go in-hand

In a healthcare setting, mobile devices – laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s – are becoming just as common as the thermometer.

Log4J Critical Vulnerability Advice

TLDR: A critical vulnerability has been identified in the popular Java logging library, Apache Log4j2. This threat has a CVSS…

Customer Story: Shine Lawyers

Shine Lawyers Scores a Collaboration Hit with a Cloud-hosted Microsoft Teams Solution Objective Shine Lawyers wanted to introduce a modern…

How to pick the right Surface device for healthcare professionals

It’s never been more crucial – or challenging – for healthcare institutions to provide quality patient care. Delivering this starts…

Webinar: Tools and a data framework to modernise and migrate your data to Azure
Tools and a data framework to modernise and migrate your data to Azure

Part four of the Confident Decision Making with Power BI webinar series. Historically, most data operates in a business silo,…

Webinar: How to get started with machine learning and Power BI
How to get started with machine learning and Power BI

Part three of the Confident Decision Making with Power BI webinar series. Every day we are exposed to the magic…

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Surface Go 3: the perfect device for young learners

During the last two years of interrupted learning, educators and administrators have worked hard to innovate beyond the classroom to…

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Surface Duo 2 – Tiny weight, two screens, limitless possibilities

Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? No, it’s the Surface Duo 2! A shapeshifting, compact and foldable device…

Microsoft Surface Device Family 2022
The 2022 Surface Line-up | Go 3, Duo 2, Pro 8 & Laptop Studio

The newest members of the Surface fleet are finally here! And, as usual, there’s a mix of old and…

Webinar: Improve data governance and speed up discovery with Azure Purview and Power BI
Improve data governance and speed up discovery with Azure Purview and Power BI

Part two of the Confident Decision Making with Power BI webinar series. IT and business leaders alike are often surprised…

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Microsoft 365 Price Changes

Microsoft recently announced price changes to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 product suites. The global price adjustments come into…

Webinar: Data, Analytics and Visualisation with Power BI
Data, Analytics and Visualisation with Power BI

Part one of the Confident Decision Making with Power BI webinar series. During this session, you will learn how to…

Webinar: Digital tools to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration for Corporate Enterprise
Digital tools to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration for Corporate Enterprise

The modern workplace is evolving at lightning speed, with distributed teams, new business models, and complex security issues. The right…

Webinar: Digital tools to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration for Healthcare
Digital tools to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration for Healthcare

The modern workplace is evolving at lightning speed, with distributed teams, new business models, and complex security issues. The right…

Webinar: Digital tools to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration for State and Local Government
Digital tools to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration for State and Local Government

The modern workplace is evolving at lightning speed, with distributed teams, new business models, and complex security issues. The right…

Webinar: Digital tools to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration for Federal Government
Digital tools to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration for Federal Government

The modern workplace is evolving at lightning speed, with distributed teams, new business models, and complex security issues. The right…

Essential 8 Security Webinar
Improve your school’s Essential 8 maturity with Data#3 and Microsoft

Many organisations struggle with their cybersecurity posture. Some have managed to arrive at a state of awareness, but very few…

Deep Dive Into Azure Purview
A deep dive into Azure Purview

In collaboration with Microsoft’s Azure engineering team, Data#3 peels off the wrapping on Microsoft’s upcoming data governance platform, Purview. Our…

Customer Story: Knight Frank Australia

Knight Frank Cloud Transition Enables Breakthrough Property Services Objective The Knight Frank team in Australia sought to reduce its on-premises…

Azure Cosmos Vulnerability
Vulnerability in Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

TLDR: I recommend all customers using Cosmos DB rotate all connection keys for each instance of Cosmos DB immediately.  …

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Citrix on Azure: 4 things to know before moving from on-premises to the cloud

Over the last year, organisations around the world have had to rethink the workplace technology they provide to their people.

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The security risks of remote working and how Citrix on Azure can help

We are living in a time of significant change when it comes to how and when we work. The events…

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Data#3 leads the way with Microsoft certifications and advanced specialisations

August 10, 2021; Brisbane, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has successfully renewed…

Customer Story: Bega Valley Shire Council

Bega Valley Shire Council Ensures Compliance and Value with Data#3 Software Asset Management Objective As the time came to renew…

Data#3 recognised as a global finalist of 2021 Microsoft OEM Device Distributor/Reseller Partner of the Year

July 09, 2021; Brisbane, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced it has been named a…

Microsoft Fast Study
Microsoft Fast Study: Zero Touch Deployment

Foreword By Chris Bright, General Manager, Device Partner Sales, Microsoft Australia and New Zealand Over 100…

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Adobe Spark and Microsoft Video Resources for Schools

As the preferred software partner for thousands of Australian schools, Data#3 invited educational specialists from Microsoft and Adobe…

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Teams Vs Zoom: Weighing up the risks of video conferencing platforms

As we moved almost completely digital last year, video conferencing became the go-to for people and organisations needing to communicate,…

Data#3 Innovation Fund Set to Fortify Digital Transformation in WA Government Sector

June 21, 2021; Perth, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has launched Project…

What to consider before investing in meeting room hardware

We know everyone loves to have the newest, shiniest devices. Meeting room hardware is no different – with many organisations…

Customer Story: Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club

Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club Swells Productivity with Microsoft 365 Efficiencies Objective The Surfers Paradise Surf Lifesaving Club (“SPSLC”)…

Is it time to check the health of your Microsoft Teams?
Is it time to check the health of your Microsoft Teams?

It’s crazy to think it has now been more than a year since the great work from home experiment begun.

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Looking beyond the lift-and-shift: Unlock the true power of Azure

40% of organisations say that controlling cloud costs is their top challenge1 when they migrate to public cloud, but done…

Device in demand: the new Surface Laptop 4
Device in demand: the new Surface Laptop 4

The ultraportable Surface Laptop has long been a must-have device for enterprise users. Recently, there’s been a lot of talk…

Surface Laptop 4: built for a digital-rich classroom
Surface Laptop 4: built for a digital-rich classroom

Striking the perfect balance between price, performance, portability and design – the Surface Laptop has always attracted attention in…

Azure Immersion Workshop: Windows Virtual Desktop

This Windows Virtual Desktop Workshop provides you with both the knowledge and skills to accelerate designing and implementing a virtual…

Patch and protect Exchange Server security vulnerabilities

I wanted to ensure all Data#3 customers are aware of an active zero-day vulnerability impacting multiple on-premises Microsoft Exchange Servers.

Review of the Surface Pro 7+

The new Surface Pro 7+ has finally arrived. Microsoft has made some thoughtful changes to their Surface Pro line-up…

Azure Immersion Workshop: Infrastructure Migration

Discover how to migrate existing infrastructure to the cloud. In this workshop, professionals in infrastructure management and technical decision-making…

Azure Immersion Workshop: Data Modernisation

Applying intelligence to your data fuels innovation and enables your organisation to drive digital transformation. Learn how to take advantage…

Goodbye Wi-Fi. LTE is back in the all new Surface Pro 7+
Goodbye Wi-Fi. LTE is back in the all new Surface Pro 7+

Last seen three generations ago in the Surface Pro 5, LTE has just made its long-awaited comeback in the…

Surface Pro 7+ for Business: Made for new, evolving workstyles
Surface Pro 7+ for Business: Made for new, evolving workstyles

The recent announcement of the new Surface Pro 7+ for Business, an update to…

Webinar: Discover the benefits of modern solutions from Microsoft
Discover the benefits of Microsoft’s modern solutions

In partnership with Microsoft, Data#3 presented this workshop delivered by Collabtech, Microsoft’s expert modern solutions training provider for Surface…

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Build the right Surface fleet in education

Need help choosing which Surface device is the right fit? Use this guide to find the perfect match for…

Build the right Surface fleet
Build the right Surface fleet

Need help choosing which Surface device is the right fit? Use this guide to find the perfect match for…

Webinar: Data Modernisation with Azure
Microsoft Azure database migration tools and strategies

Data#3 is pleased to invite you to view our deep-dive, interactive exploration of how to take advantage of migrating apps…

Webinar: Intellifent compliance and security solutions for Education
Intelligent compliance and security solutions for Education

For educators, student safety and wellbeing continue to remain a crucial priority. Following the rapid and widespread deployment of collaboration…

Webinar: AIS Modern Deployment
AIS Modern Deployment

Amidst today’s current challenges, Windows Autopilot and modern device management can simplify your device deployment and configuration journey. Looking…

Seven Minutes of Security | Microsoft Surface
7 Minutes of Security: Microsoft Surface

In our second 7 Minutes of Security episode, host and National Practice Manager – Security, Richard Dornhart consults Mackenzie Jackson,…

Are you maximising your Microsoft Teams investment?
Are you maximising your Microsoft Teams investment?

With so many of us continuing to work remotely, using collaboration tools has almost become second nature for connectivity…

How to choose the right surface device: a guide for the enterprise

The Surface family has recently undergone a makeover that goes more than skin deep. Less about looks, the upgrades…

Don’t risk it: It’s time to rethink your data governance and security in Teams

As we approach the end of a year that’s been like no other, now is the perfect opportunity to reflect…

How to pick the right Surface devices for your school’s fleet

We spend a lot of time thinking about where education is heading, what challenges the future may bring and how…

Customer Story: Banksia Montessori School

Banksia Montessori School Powers Collaboration with Microsoft 365 Mail Migration Objective Staff at the Banksia Montessori School had a very…

Microsoft 365 E5 – Have your cake and eat it too.

The phrase “You can’t have your cake and eat it too” is an English proverb that’s been a popular saying…

Unboxing the Surface Laptop Go

Surface Laptop Go is the lightest and more affordable Surface Laptop released. With 13 hours of battery life, a…

Unlock the collaboration tools in your Microsoft 365 subscription

As we’ve catapulted into a new way of working, collaboration tools have played an important role in keeping teams connected…

Unboxing the Surface Book 3

Known for its processing power and incredible graphics, the Surface Book 3 is designed to handle any task thrown…

Exploring the modern meeting experience in today’s hybrid workplace

Flexible, hybrid workplaces have been developing for many years, but the disruption of 2020 and the resulting social distancing measures…

The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Surface Hub

More than a smart board or an interactive whiteboard, Surface Hub 2 devices are optimised for teams that want…

Improve Security with Microsoft 365 and Surface

Security is a rising cost for most organisations. And it’s not a welcome one, with 81% of IT Managers currently…

What’s new in the Surface Pro X?

Since its launch in 2019, the ultra-portable Surface Pro X has become the jewel in the crown of the…

Meet Surface Laptop Go – the perfect everyday laptop

It’s been just under 40 years since the first laptop surfaced. While the original grandaddy of modern laptops is often…

Unboxing the Surface Go 2

Primary school students are engaging with technology in the classroom (and from home), more than ever before. Using digital…

Digital equity and the role of modern device management

Digital Equity, or the ability to access required technology, tools and systems to enable modern learning, has been a…

Zero Touch Deployment

In an ideal modern workplace, every employee has access to technology with secure, persistent connectivity, relevant applications and…

Data#3 Secures Elite Microsoft Partner Distinction, Achieves Azure Expert Managed Services Provider Certification

Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has been selected as one of only four…

Zero Touch Deployment for Schools

In an ideal modern learning environment, every student has access to technology with secure, persistent connectivity, relevant applications, rich…

Customer Story: Fiji National Provident Fund

Fiji National Provident Fund Gains Visibility of Devices and Software Licenses   Objective To better manage its Microsoft licenses, the…

JuiceIT Digital 2020 Digest | Edition 4

The 5 Things that Remain Unchanged for IT Leaders Post-COVID Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr wrote in 1849, ‘plus ça change, plus…

JuiceIT Digital 2020 Digest | Edition 3

Out of the Shadows: Getting Clarity with Your Post-COVID IT Landscape Imagine trying to establish strong security in your home,…

Customer Story: Non-Profit Organisation

Microsoft as a Service supports non-profit organisation in move to cloud Objective With a core responsibility in supporting not-for-profit organisations,…

Using Microsoft Teams in Education – FAQ

As schools transition to hybrid remote and in-class learning models, many have adopted collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams…

It’s go time: meet the new Surface Go 2

The smallest member of the Surface family, the 2-in-1 Surface Go, may have only made its official debut two years…

Inspecting the new Surface Book 3

Children of the ‘80s will no doubt be aware of the iconic Inspector Gadget series. Looking back, the show writers…

Unboxing the Surface Pro X

Join Data#3’s Microsoft Device Specialist, Mackenzie Jackson, as he unboxes the Microsoft Surface Pro X. With a virtually edge-to-edge…

Everything you need to know about Microsoft Surface Hub in 2020

When the Surface Hub was first announced in 2015, there was nothing quite like it out there. The all-in-one…

10 signs it’s time to date another CRM partner
10 signs it’s time to date another CRM partner

In those blissful early days of a relationship, you’re full of hope. You envision a future of working together in…

Your questions answered: Dynamics 365 explained

When we introduce Microsoft Dynamics 365 to organisations, a familiar set of questions often crop up – from costs…

Safeguarding Student Data for the Future

As the education sector shifts to respond to COVID-19, thousands of students are transitioning to learning from home.

Why it’s time to take a second look at Surface Pro

In 2013, Microsoft pioneered the 2-in-1 form with the release of Surface Pro. Ever since, they’ve been working to…

The Road to Recovery (Part 1): Navigating the technology shifts of COVID-19

Who has been more effective at driving your digital transformation strategy? Your CEO, your CTO, or COVID-19? It’s the viral…

The new approach to modern management: Microsoft Endpoint Manager explained

Do you remember the cronut phenomenon? Way back in 2013 this croissant-doughnut hybrid attracted throngs of sweet-toothed foodies who queued…

Data#3 launches work from home solutions for customers in response to COVID-19

March 25, 2020; Brisbane, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has launched its…

How to get started on Microsoft Teams

Embrace the mobilisation movement by introducing Microsoft Teams. By adopting this industry-leading collaboration tool, your staff will have access…

How to get started on Microsoft Teams for Education

With Microsoft Teams, your students, teachers and staff can stay connected and engaged regardless of where they are, or…

Windows 7 Extended Security Updates

The time has finally arrived! On January 14, Microsoft formally announced the end of support for Windows 7. If you…

A tale of two Azure transitions

We’ve been speaking with customers a lot about the end of mainstream support for SQL and Windows Servers 2008.

The Digital Transformation Keeping WA Ahead

If Australia is truly the lucky country, then surely WA must be the most fortunate of all. From unspoilt beaches…

7 ways AI has already infiltrated the modern workplace
7 ways AI has already infiltrated the modern workplace

In my day-to-day reading across the web, I’ve noticed that AI stories tend to come in two forms. The scary…

Building your remote working model: office not required
Building your remote working model: office not required

Today’s workplace sees 80% of workers’ time spent on activities such as meetings, calls and responding to emails – leaving…

Modern Device Management - It's Time
Modern Device Management – It’s Time

On October 2, I watched with excitement through the evening as Microsoft announced their holiday line-up of devices to…

Surface Studio 2 is transforming learning
Beauty, brawn and brains – Surface Studio 2 is transforming learning

Classrooms and university campuses sure have changed. It wasn’t that long ago that whiteboards and thumb drives overtook blackboards and…

Make the move from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Over the last two decades, Harvard Business Review reports that the amount of time employees spend in collaborative activities has…

The challenges of integration in an app driven modern workplace
The challenges of integration in an app-driven modern workplace

It’s safe to say that our expectations around work/life balance, flexibility and remote working have been steadily changing. With new…

Unboxing the Surface Laptop 3
Unboxing the Surface Laptop 3

Join Data#3’s Microsoft Device Specialist, Mackenzie Jackson, as he unboxes the brand new Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. With all day…

Unboxing the Surface Pro 7
Unboxing the Surface Pro 7

Join Data#3’s Microsoft Device Specialist, Mackenzie Jackson, as he unboxes the brand new Microsoft Surface Pro 7. The perfect device…

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From Ordinary to Outstanding: Can Microsoft Dynamics 365 Transform Your Customer Journey?

We have all experienced the frustrations can happen on a journey. Whether it is a delayed flight, a puncture, or…

Surface as a Service: Flexible management for schools
Surface as a Service: Flexible management for schools

Over the last ten years, I’ve witnessed a significant shift in campuses across the country – schools and universities alike…

Everything you didn’t know about the Surface Hub 2S
Everything you didn’t know about the Surface Hub 2S

Don’t be deceived into thinking the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S is just a video conferencing device. There’s a whole…

Microsoft Office 365, Windows 10, SharePoint Online,
iNova Pharmaceuticals transforms its end user experience with cloud and mobility solution from Data#3

November 07, 2019; Sydney, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has worked with…

Customer Story: iNova Pharmaceuticals

From Frustrating to Fantastic: The Mobility and Cloud Solution Modernising the iNova Workspace Objective With a proliferation of applications and…

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Microsoft Teams for the Modern Classroom: It’s all academic

How do you get 500 students to actively engage with their coursework and collaborate effectively with their classmates? No, it’s…

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Azure Technical Deep Dive Series

With more computing environments moving to the cloud, the need for a fast, resilient and affordable cloud environment has never…

Cloud Managed Services and the fight for cloud skills

In a recent blog post, my colleague Richard Kirby talked to how customers can go about hitting their managed…

New Surface Devices
Introducing the new Microsoft Surface devices

I always enjoy a deep-dive into new devices when they land. The hat-trick of announcements from the…

Collaborate with futuristic applications on Surface Hub 2

It’s collaboration, Jim, but not as we know it! For sci-fi writers, the future has always offered up a world…

Surface Studio 2 VS iMac
The Creative’s Ultimate Computer: Surface Studio 2 VS iMac Pro

I used to work in the creative industry and as a hobbyist artist and photographer, a lot of my friends…

Why upgrade to Microsoft 365 E5 for improved security

Over the course of the past few decades, Microsoft has gone from being unfairly perceived as an outcast in the…

Tackling cloud app security with Microsoft 365

Your organisation may not be in the cloud, but I can guarantee your employees definitely are. Cloud apps are…

Collaborating with External Parties in Dynamics 365 and PowerApps
Collaborating with External Parties in Dynamics 365 and PowerApps

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is jam packed with state-of-the-art CRM features leveraging AI, machine learning and augmented reality. However, with…

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Moving from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

If your organisation uses Skype for Business today, then the approach to transition to Microsoft Teams for meetings, chat…

What's the difference between Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business?
What’s the difference between Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business?

In November 2016, Microsoft announced Microsoft Teams. A brand new collaboration experience to bring together people, conversations and…

Capturing emotions with cognitive services to guide your business

The film The Wolf of Wall Street suggests leaving emotion at the door to succeed in business. However, Chris Ellis, Nintex Manager…

Customer Story: Government Agency

Simplified reporting enables staff to better serve community Company Overview: Supporting one of Australia’s most scenic coastlines that features fertile…

AI Healthcare eBook
Breaking down AI: 10 real applications in healthcare

84% of healthcare executives believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionise the way they gain information1.

It's time for schools to revisit Modern Support
It’s time for schools to revisit Modern Support

Modern Desktop, Modern Management, Modern Workplace – all terms that have gathered pace over the past year. With rapid changes…

Taking it to the next level with Microsoft Azure – The 5 stage pathway to cloud success

Discover how Data#3’s comprehensive suite of Azure services can help you hit the mark, no matter where you are in…

Dynamics 365 eBook
Successfully transforming your organisation with CRM

With customer experience set to overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator by 20201, having an effective…

Surface Hub 2S
Teamwork without boundaries: Meet the new Surface Hub 2S

Empowering teams and embracing collaboration is about to get a whole lot easier following Microsoft’s announcement of the all new…

Customer Story: Public Service Agency

Microsoft Consulting Services positions Agency for success with automation Company Overview: The Agency provides a range of services to the…

Dynamics 365 | A helping hand for not-for-profits

While each not-for-profit (NFP) is unique in size, shape and mission, NFPs across Australia share a number of challenges. They…

Data#3 named sole provider for the supply of Microsoft licenses to WA government Including the Education Sector
Data#3 Named Sole Provider for the Supply of Microsoft Licenses to WA Government Including the Education Sector

May 21, 2019; Perth, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has been successful…

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 hands on demo
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Demonstration

Join Data#3 Device Specialist, Jesse Lee, as he explores the features of the Surface Studio 2. Perfect for designers, architects…

Video Windows Autopilot Demo
Windows Autopilot Education Demonstration

Many schools find it hard to manage the roll-out, reset and repurposing of classroom devices. Smaller schools lack the time…

The AI for Accessibility Challenge – The Data#3 Story

On the 5th of December, we received the invitation below to participate in the AI for accessibility challenge here in…

Autopilot vs Set up School PCs app

Microsoft is doing some pretty amazing things when it comes to helping customers set up multiple devices, fast. Nowhere is…

Clinging to the Windows 7 Ledge: Are You Ready to Make the Leap to Windows 10?

Business is all about balancing risk and opportunity. Nowhere, perhaps, is this clearer than in the IT department, where the…

Customer Story: Melbourne City Mission

Ready for School: Melbourne City Mission leverages innovative technology to help prepare at-risk students for future employment Objective To deploy…

Melbourne City Mission leverages innovative Microsoft technology to help prepare at-risk students for future employment

April 08, 2019; Melbourne, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has worked with…

The fast path to modern computing with Azure Stack – our success story

Lenovo Azure Stack Integrated System Deployment Experience Towards the end of 2018, Data#3 worked together with Lenovo (one of our…

8 best practices for cost optimisation in Azure
8 best practices for cost optimisation in Azure

75% of customers are paying too much for Azure. Of those customers, some are overspending by as much as 70%. …

Azure Cost Savings

There is no doubt that cloud adoption is growing fast. In 2017, Azure adoption almost doubled1. For organisations that are…

Unpacking Device as a Service

Your end to end guide on digital procurement and modern device management. By 2020 there will be 8 billion…

Reclaiming the Value of Modern Note Taking

Did you know that on average doodlers recall 29% more information than non-doodlers?1 This Microsoft eBook explores how digital inking…

Surface Go - built for little hands with big ideas
Surface Go – built for little hands with big ideas

Surface Go is the first step to enabling the schools of tomorrow There is a new breed of device that…

Introducing Surface Go – the ultimate business tool

Surface Go is making headlines for its versatility, portability and affordability. Ideal for the modern mobile workforce, this lightweight…

Handling Multiple Windows Autopilot Profiles in Intune

Recently, I was helping a school with their Windows Autopilot journey, and we came across an…

Azure Security Blog
4 Azure security features you must know about

Hosting on the Microsoft Azure platform is a fast and simple method to deploy and manage web-based applications. Countless…

The Office 365 security features you didn’t know existed

When you use Office 365 every day, it can be easy to forget just how powerful it has become…

Customer Story: Office of Prosecutions
Customer Story: Office of Public Prosecutions

Migration to Office 365 Boosts Productivity at Victoria’s Office of Public Prosecutions Objective To create a modern working environment that…

Are your critical systems heading for the ICU? Prepare for Windows 7 and Office 2010 end of life.

Imagine being critically ill in the back of an ambulance, when just minutes from your nearest hospital you’re suddenly diverted…

Customer Story: Bathurst Regional Council

Bathurst Regional council moves to cloud with Software Asset Management (SAM) solution assessment Though the Bathurst region is a rural…

Data#3 - City of Fremantle
City of Fremantle enables a collaborative and mobile workforce with Data#3

Monday 22, 2018; Perth, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has worked with…

Customer Story: City of Fremantle

City of Fremantle deploys new hardware and operating system to improve user experience and service delivery. Objective To replace over…

Data#3 selected by Microsoft to provide Azure Migration Services
Data#3 selected by Microsoft to provide Azure Migration Services

October 08, 2018; Brisbane, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions company, Data#3, today announced that it has been selected…

Modern Desktop Management
Modern Desktop Management – Shift your Mindset, Not the Workload

Recently I was involved in a discussion in a Facebook group that asked the question “How do you find Intune…

Microsoft Surface Go - Video Review
Microsoft Surface Go – Day One Review

Ultra portable weighing only 522 grams, the Microsoft Surface Go is a no-compromise laptop in a 10″ tablet. See Data#3…

Customer Story - Ormiston College
Customer Story: Ormiston College

Data#3 Keeps Ormiston College on the Leading Edge of Education Technology Customer Profile Ormiston College is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational…

Unboxing the Microsoft Surface go text card
Unboxing the Microsoft Surface Go

Join Data#3 Device Specialist, Jesse Lee, as he unboxes the brand new Microsoft Surface Go. The perfect device for students…

Customer Story: National Health Agency

National Health Agency consolidates and streamlines their ICT operations and governance to deliver better staff and patient outcomes Objective To…

Azure White Paper - Data#3
4 Key Considerations for Azure Decision Makers

Minimise uncertainty and maximise return for your business when choosing an Azure pathway and partner. When moving applications to Microsoft…

Data#3 - Microsoft Partner
Data#3: Microsoft’s Largest Australian Partner

Microsoft’s largest Australian partner, Data#3, has unparalleled competencies in Azure, software licensing, system integration and managed services. Our proven cloud…

The Agility Breakthrough: Modern Business Applications with Azure
The Agility Breakthrough: Modern Business Applications with Azure

As an IT manager, building and provisioning service infrastructure for your internal customers can be challenging. Factoring in the many…

Customer Story: All Saints Anglican School
Video Customer Story: All Saints Anglican School

Working with Data#3 and Microsoft, All Saints Anglican School undertook a comprehensive review of its technology needs and how…

Data#3 Microsoft Azure Australia
Data#3 certified to deliver cloud services from Microsoft Azure Australia Central

May 25, 2018; Brisbane, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced its capability to deliver services…

The impressive returns of education device programs - Data#3
The impressive returns of education 1:1 device programs | Financial impact study

The Microsoft Surface family unshackles students and teachers from their desks, enabling previously impossible ways to teach, engage and…

Mobile Productivity
How to achieve mobile productivity without sacrificing security

One of the most pressing issues for modern businesses is cybersecurity. In fact our own customers confirmed that security…

Customer Story: Jason Windows
Customer Story: Jason Windows

Jason Windows gains a clear view of software licensing to ensure Software Asset Management compliance Objective To gain a comprehensive…

The 6 Elements of Successful Collaboration

Shortly after I arrived in Australia to play soccer for a NSW team, I was put on the bench to…

The smarter, faster way to move to Windows 10

Be Growth Ready Responding rapidly to dynamic business requirements has always been a mission for IT Managers and their teams.

Windows 10 working for mobility

Migrate to Mobile Discover the many ways you can maximise user productivity and information security. At Data#3 we show you…

Windows 10 working for cloud

Become cloud enabled Delivering cloud services to business users is an important piece of the productivity puzzle. Data#3 can help…

A new model for safe and secure Windows patch management

I’ve seen a lot of evolution in desktop operating systems (OS), both in the product itself, and how it has…

Smarter student relationships with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Universities are leveraging CRM technologies such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 to deliver efficiency, productivity and the platform needed to…

AvePoint - JuiceIT 2018
Office 365 Migration: 4 essential questions to ask before you execute

JuiceIT Sponsored Blog So, you’re making the jump to Office 365. You know all the benefits that…

Data#3 - Microsoft Licensing News
Data#3 Wins Whole of Australian Government Microsoft Licensing Solutions Provider Contract

March, 09, 2018; Brisbane, Australia: Leading Australian technology provider, Data#3, has been selected by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), representing…

JuiceIT - Microsoft
Bringing the Human Side to Innovation

JuiceIT Sponsored Blog Technological innovations in Artificial Intelligence (AI), holographic and digital transactions, combined with the rise of…

Digital Transformation through the power of Azure Stack

Azure Stack promises to help organisations deliver Azure services from their own data centre by providing; consistent application development, Azure…

Data#3 - Uninstall unwanted Windows 10 applications
Uninstall unwanted Windows 10 applications using Intune

In this blog post, I’m going to talk about a method you can use to remove those unwanted modern applications from…

Digital Transformation - Data#3
How can universities surf the second wave of digital transformation?

The first wave of digital Over the last decade, universities have given considerable attention to meeting the escalating expectations of…

4 considerations before implementing Microsoft Teams within Office 365 text card
4 considerations before implementing Microsoft Teams within Office 365

In recent Office 365 updates, Microsoft appear more determined than ever to help IT teams tackle the…

The power of unearthing connections and relationships in your Office 365 data
The power of unearthing connections and relationships in your Office 365 data

I recently came across an interesting situation in a large company that I’m sure plays out in organisations across the…

Surface Pro LTE – a new degree of mobile flexibility

As a Microsoft Device Specialist, I spend a lot of my time helping customers to select the right Microsoft Surface.

4 qualities to look for in a CRM solution partner
4 qualities to look for in a CRM solution partner

When it comes to CRM technology, your choice of solution partner is essential. Here are my top…

Keep up with cloud apps
Keep up with cloud apps: Secure your organisation against growing threats

Even if you are not in the cloud, your employees probably definitely are. Cloud apps are essential to today’s connected…

5 signs you need to implement or upgrade your CRM
5 signs you need to implement or upgrade your CRM

Unsure whether or not your existing CRM solution is still the best option, or if it’s keeping pace with evolving…

Data#3 Maintenance HUB gets the Azure PaaS advantage
Data#3 Maintenance HUB gets the Azure PaaS advantage

Have you ever needed to make an important infrastructure planning decision, but device maintenance information is missing or incomplete? Frustrating,…

Realising business transformation with Adobe Sign
Realising business transformation with Adobe Sign

Success doesn’t come to those who wait – particularly to organisations relying on manually signed documents in today’s digital age.

5 ways to turbocharge productivity with Microsoft Surface

Turn ideas into action and power through your day with the Microsoft Surface suite. Microsoft Surface devices are intuitive,…

5 biggest Microsoft Office 365 pitfalls
The 5 biggest Microsoft Office 365 pitfalls and how to avoid them

Microsoft Office 365 is the world’s most widely adopted SaaS solution and for good reason. IT leaders appreciate the…

The Power of Digital Inking
The Power of Digital Inking in the Classroom

90% of teachers believe digital inking improves the quality of their curriculum. This IDC study of 685 teachers exposes the…

4 features of Microsoft Dynamics
4 great features of Microsoft Dynamics, above and beyond CRM

While it’s celebrated as one of the world’s most sophisticated CRM solutions, Microsoft Dynamics 365 has far broader features and…

Microsoft 365 Education Changes

As of October 2017, Microsoft has changed the way education customers license and deploy Microsoft products. Learn about your options…

Office 365 Licensing
Office 365 – It’s just a licensing strategy right?

No matter whether your organisation is a large corporate, government department, SME or not-for-profit, you’ve probably had Office 365…

Upcoming changes to Microsoft education licensing

Microsoft is changing the way education customers purchase, deploy and manage Microsoft products. The changes will be in effect…

Customer Story - Healthcare Agency - Data#3
Customer Story: Healthcare Agency

Data#3 implements total training solution Company Overview As one of Australia’s leading providers of healthcare technology solutions, the customer…

Microsoft’s bold vision for the future of productivity

Raise your hand if you’ve got a million things to do and not enough time to do them. Hardly an…

Productivity On The Go

The Anywhere Workplace – Productivity eBook You’re familiar with Microsoft Office, but have you ever tried Sway, Delve, Planner or…

The ROI of a Mobile Workforce

The modern workforce isn’t tethered to a desk. With 77% of people citing they are more productive offsite1, have you…

The secrets of high-performing teams… wherever they’re located

An eBook about collaboration in the modern workplace Think about a time when you’ve been part of a really successful…

Switch to Surface with Data#3 device fulfilment services
Switch to Surface with Data#3 device fulfilment services

Take a behind-the-scenes look into our Brisbane Integration Centre and understand how Data#3 device fulfilment services can streamline and simplify your device…

The Anywhere Classroom for Tertiary Discussion Paper

85% of students claim that digital capabilities are a top determinate in their selection of a University or College1 . It’s…

The Total Economic Impact of The Microsoft Surface Hub
The Total Economic Impact of The Microsoft Surface Hub

Microsoft Surface Hub is a powerful team collaboration device, designed to emulate the oldest form of collaboration known to…

Department of Justice Tasmania - Customer Story
Customer Story: Department of Justice Tasmania

Objective To leverage the Department of Justice’s existing Microsoft capabilities, and evaluate Skype for Business against other collaboration solutions. Approach…

Royal Automobile Club of Queensland

Company Overview Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) is Queensland’s largest automobile organisation, with memberships for roadside assistance,…

Victoria State Emergency Services

VIC SES adopts Cloud technology to improve emergency planning and response Background Victoria State Emergency Service (VIC SES)…

The evolution of Public Cloud in Australia

With new locally based offerings in the market from global vendors like VMware and Microsoft, public cloud…

Azure or AWS – 5 Real World Scenarios to consider

Competing solutions for Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud provide different benefits and challenges depending on where your organisation…

Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal

A seamless infrastructure solution for Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Background A consortium of eight Australian and International resources companies,…

The productivity benefits of Microsoft Surface Hub

By Scott Gosling, National Practice Manager – Cloud, Data#3 [Reading time: 3:50 mins] Designed for the modern workplace Microsoft…

Azure Stack: Microsoft’s ‘Azure in a box’ is coming

By Scott Gosling – National Practice Manager – Cloud, Data#3 [Reading time: 3:30 mins] Azure Stack With more news and…

What every Office 365 Administrator should know

By Bala Murugesan – Microsoft Cloud Specialist, Data#3 [Reading time: 3 mins] Office 365 Security and Compliance Centre The…

Microsoft Planner – it’s here!

By Ross Smith – Solutions Specialist, Data#3 [Reading time: 3:30 mins] Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform is a game changer…

Taking the guesswork out of Azure VM size selection

By David Summers, Consultant, Data#3 [Reading time: 6 mins] One of the questions I receive frequently in the Azure space is…

Enhance SCOM Capability with Savision LiveMaps

By Noel Fairclough, Systems Management Consultant, Data#3 [Reading Time – 5 minutes] I’m going to preface this…

Go with the (Microsoft) Flow

By Ross Smith, Solution Specialist, Data#3. [Reading time: 3.30 mins] Process automation is a hot topic. With…

Azure Operations Management Suite Explained – Part 2

By Bala Murugesan, Microsoft Cloud Specialist, Data#3 In my previous blog post, I covered Azure Operations Management…

Azure Operations Management Suite Explained – Part 1

By Bala Murugesan, Microsoft Cloud Specialist, Data#3 Last year, Microsoft introduced Azure Operations Management Suite (OMS) and since…

Office 365 vs Google Apps for Work: Part 2 – Collaboration Matured

By Scott Gosling, National Practice Manager – Microsoft Solutions [Reading time: 2.40 mins] In…

Office 365 vs Google Apps for Work: Part 1 – State of Play

By Scott Gosling, National Practice Manager – Microsoft Solutions One of the most consequential developments…

3 Yammer tips for HR Professionals

By Hannah Paterson, Online Marketing Specialist, Data#3 [Reading time: 1.30 min] As a HR representative in a…

What our IT department really thinks about Microsoft Surface

By Chris Reid, Senior Desktop Support Specialist, Data#3 Limited [Reading time: 2.20 mins] Pitched as the device that can replace…

Surface Book vs Macbook: The Design Wars

By Erin Regan, Graphic Designer, Data#3 Limited [Reading time: 2.53 mins] David vs Goliath. Coca Cola vs…

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)

A sustainable technology future for the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Background The Department of Agriculture and…

Data#3 appointed Tier 1 Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider

Data#3, one of Australia’s leading business technology providers, today announced that it has been appointed as a Tier 1 Microsoft…

Why should you care about Windows 10?

By Alex Barbieri, Senior Marketing Specialist, Data#3 Should you care about Windows 10? Isn’t your current…

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance

A Technology Shift for Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance Background: The Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance (‘the Alliance’) is…

Working with Windows 10

By Paul Woods, National Manager – Business Productivity Services, Data#3 With Windows 10 launched at the…

Why upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10?

By Chris Sweeney, Consultant – Microsoft Systems Management and End User Computing, Data#3 Following on from my…

Windows 10 Business Store: Improving the way your organisation purchases, manages and deploys applications

By Jeffrey Cook, Solution Consultant, Data#3 One of the most exciting features of the new Windows 10…

Eight reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

By Greg Edmonds, Microsoft Solutions Specialist, Data#3 There are a number of key features of Microsoft’s new…

Windows 10: Is your Business Ready?

By Scott Gosling, National Practice Manager – Microsoft Solutions The release of Windows 10 is…

Why you should block the Windows 10 upgrade notification

By Scott Gosling, National Practice Manager – Microsoft Solutions As a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1…

Why upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

By Chris Sweeney, Consultant – Microsoft Systems Management and End User Computing, Data#3 Regardless…

Microsoft’s Cloud Vision continues to take shape and achieve recognition

By Scott Gosling, National Practice Manager – Microsoft Solutions The…

Protect your infrastructure – make the upgrade from Windows Server 2003

By Scott Gosling, National Practice Manager – Microsoft Solutions What does end of support…

Enhancing your Microsoft Azure and Office 365 investment with Symantec

Find out why Microsoft and Symantec are better together By Symantec Getting ready to move infrastructure…

Enterprise Mobility Management: Microsoft

Announced earlier this year, Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) is the culmination of its efforts to extend the reach of…

Data#3 Announced as the 2014 Microsoft Licensing Solution Provider of the Year

Data#3 was successful in being selected for this award from a national field of top Microsoft Australia Partners for developing…

ACL Group

Motor Finance Wizard Says Yes To New Voice and Video Rollout Background: ACL Group is one of…

Data#3 recognised at 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year Awards

Data#3 Limited, one of Australia’s leading business technology solutions companies, today announced  it has been selected as one of four…

Schiavello

Maximising Compliance for Microsoft Enterprise Annual True-up Background: Schiavello is a respected and recognised world leader in the design and…

Customer Story: Australian Rail Track Corporation

High Quality ICT Support for National User Base Background: The Australian Rail Track Corporation Limited (ARTC) was created after the…

Piper Alderman

Unified Communications Rollout Background: Piper Alderman is a full-service, commercial law firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.