Email security is core to our business at Databias and we have implemented all possible protection protocols necessary to protect your email from threats like spam, phishing and email spoofing. There are three key layers that we use to protect your email from a data breach.
Google Rebrands G Suite as Google Workspace
Google has officially unveiled the redesign of its collection of office apps as Google Workspace – formerly known as G Suite. Google Workspace is expected to still include Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and more. Continue reading “Google Rebrands G Suite as Google Workspace”
Break in WACS cable… again
The West African Cable System (Wacs) cable, which connects South Africa to the UK, suffered a breakage off of the coast of England, once again inconveniencing South Africans with slow and unreliable Internet. This comes at one of the worst possible times as the country enters a lockdown period of 21 days to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Email signature tips
A lot of people treat their email signatures like an afterthought, which makes for a missed direct marketing opportunity considering how many emails you send a day.
So, what does a great email signature look like? Here are some tips for creating signatures that are helpful and professional.
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Price increase announcement
To all customers, please note there is an increase in pricing on our dollar based products as of September 2019.
Notably, the price increase will only affect the following products, with all other pricing remaining constant:
- Office 365 Business Premium: R189
- Office 365 Business Essentials: R78
- Office 365 ProPlus: R169
- Exchange Online Plan 2: R119
- Office 365 E3: R299
- OneDrive for Business Plan 1: R74
- OneDrive for Business Plan 2: R149
- Project Online Professional: R490
- Windows Server Standard Core: R449
- Windows Server Remote Desktop CAL: R99
Even with the slight increases in the above items, Databias’ month-to-month pricing will always be less or equal to Microsoft’s annual commitment offerings, thereby offering you the most flexible licensing for your business.
Rest assured that we will always endeavour to keep our prices as low as possible whilst continuing to offer a stable platform and knowledgeable, dedicated support.
Databias earns silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solution competency
We’re proud to announce that we have been awarded the Microsoft silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solution Provider competency. This achievement further solidifies our relationship with Microsoft and demonstrates our dedication to our customer’s cloud licensing requirements.
SEACOM outage causing problems
We have received reports from several customers indicating that the recent SEACOM outage (and subsequent diversion of international traffic over an alternate undersea link) has been causing problems when accessing 365 mailboxes. We urge all customers to try using different connectivity providers when trying to resolve these issues.
Microsoft announces Office 2019
Yesterday Microsoft announced the next major update to it’s Office productivity suite, due for release in the second half of 2018. Continue reading “Microsoft announces Office 2019”
What happened to the Databias hosted Microsoft Exchange?
After running a hosted Microsoft Exchange service for the last 7 years, Databias has made the difficult decision to wind down the product and migrate all existing customers to the 365 platform. Although the Exchange cluster we operated had well over 99.9% up-time over this period, we could not compete against the aggressive pricing offered by our supplier, Microsoft, in the form of their 365 cloud email service. This fact, coupled with the benefit that 365 users get with Microsoft’s other cloud products, such as Azure, made our move to the cloud that much more appealing. Continue reading “What happened to the Databias hosted Microsoft Exchange?”
Databias is re-branding!
Databias has long been in need of a brand overhaul, and it’s finally happening. Some of our customers have noticed our new and improved statement and invoice templates, the design of which will be carried through to all Databias branding at the end of August 2017. We hope you like our new look.