This article excerpt, by Small Business Trends author JoAnn McFarland, originally appeared here:… With the Internet increasingly available to the public, reaching out to the rural areas, social media usage has been on the rise. This has created a forum that enables small businesses to reach target customers more easily. The Pew Research Center has released a study that ... Read More »

Real estate company Harcourts International has selected Microsoft over ­Google as its primary productivity solutions provider for thousands of employees across Australia. The move comes as Microsoft  lifts the lid on the local availability of Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online, which means the service will be ­deployed from Sydney and Melbourne data centres instead ... Read More »

Brad Rappell was so impressed with Microsoft’s quick move to mobile-first, cloud-first and the release of the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program that he changed the name of his company. Last year, the Brisbane-based organisation that started life just over four years ago as Inverse Curve was reborn as CloudFirst, one of seven Australian partners ... Read More »

Queensland Microsoft partner CloudFirst will deploy nearly 2,500 Office 365 seats for major real estate group Harcourts. The win follows CloudFirst’s appointment among the initial batch of ‘Cloud Solution Providers, or CSPs, Microsoft’s name for companies that can provide monthly or annual billing; “programmatic lifecycle maintenance”; and 24/7 end customer support – both billing and ... Read More »