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Fostering Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Businesses are constantly seeking new ways to increase communication and efficiency. With today’s workforce becoming more distributed and working in a variety of environments (at home, in a hotel or at the airport lounge) and having more...

Small Business Customer Data Security

Running a business can be complex and you may find yourself in a position where you are not meeting certain legal obligations. After years of working with small businesses, we have found that one of the most overlooked aspects of running a busi...

Migrating to SharePoint Online

As part of our company migration from on premise servers to the cloud, we recently took on the task of migrating our data in SharePoint 2016 to SharePoint Online.

Some benefits of SharePoint Online include:

  • Document collabor...

Decoding Office 365 Pricing: Licensing Management

Once you understand what plans are on offer for Office 365, it is important to consider how you will manage your users and licences. We explain some of the details and provide a case study to help understand different plan configurations to sui...

Decoding Office 365 Pricing: Enterprise, Education & NFP

There are a huge range of plans in the Office 365 space. This blog outlines the features and differences in the Enterprise plans, an explanation of the Education plans and the plans that Microsoft offers registered Not for Profits and Charities...

Decoding Office 365 Pricing: Personal and Business

There are a huge range of plans in the Office 365 space and this can be daunting when trying to decide if a move to the cloud is the right decision for your business. The first step to deciding which plan is right for you is understanding the l...

IT Security - Reducing the Human Factor

With a steady rise in online threats and a heavier reliance on the IT environment for business activities, it has become increasingly important for businesses to re-evaluate their IT security policies. When talking about IT security, we often c...

The ABCs of Ransomware

You may have heard about the recent ransomware outbreaks throughout the world. You’ve probably thought something along the lines of “Do I need to do anything about this?” First things first, let us understand what ransomware is.

About R...

Part 2: Office 365 Migration

Part 1 Recap

In our first part, we completed the following components:

  • Gathered Project requirements.
  • Assessed Pre-requisites.
  • Assessed Environment variables.
  • Installed ADFS and web application p...

F1 Solutions Extends ARMS Gold Corporate Partnership

In 2016 F1 Solutions took the decision to become a Gold Corporate Partner of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) to support its corporate objectives. Following a very successful relationship, the decision to renew the partnershi...

OmniStar: What's New in Version 4.5

In our latest release (OmniStar 4.5), we have made improvements to existing features and added a range of new functions.

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Office 365 Migration Part One

The Goal, the Brief, the Mission

The objective was simple, move our current highly available Exchange services to Office 365 Exchange online and provide access for staff to additional applications such as Microsoft Teams. This required...

Media Release OmniEthics, the platform for REGIS

OmniEthics, the platform for NSW Health’s Research Ethics and Governance Information System (REGIS)

F1 Solutions has been awarded the contract to build NSW Health’s research ethics compliance and governance management sy...

OmniStar: What's New in Version 4.4.1

In our latest release (OmniStar 4.4.1), we have made significant improvements to existing features for better perform...

Media Release ACT Election Votes to Be Tallied Live

On Saturday, 15 October the 284,240 votes cast in the ACT election will be processed by F1 Solutions’ electronic voting management system.

This means that Canberrans wi...

Your Canberra, Your Voice ACT Elections 2016

The people of Canberra will know the results of Saturday’s ACT election as soon as the votes are counted thanks to F1 Solutions tailored voting management system.

Similar to the last ACT election in 2012, F1 Solutions was once again sele...

Watch Now OmniResearch Video

F1 Solutions joined INORMS 2016 at the MCEC last Sep 12 -15.

INORMS is a gathering of International Network of Research Management Societies, it was the perfect venue to introduce OmniResearch.

OmniResearch is an intelligent solut...

Ethics Review in Australia How Disruptive is the HREA

Dr. Gordon McGurk of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), gave a talk at INORMS 2016 Business Breakfast about Ethics Review in Australia.

He discussed the efforts that NHMRC is undertaking to streamline ethics review. Pa...

Overcoming Top Challenges in Research Management With Technology

"Research administration and leadership are like playing chess blindfolded; trying to make the right moves at the right time all without being able to see the board or the moves of the other player." (quote by The Research Universities...

Elections 2016 Northern Territory

2016 Northern Territory Elections Highlights Automation and Shift in Voting System

The upcoming 2016 Northern Territory (NT) elections will be historic for two reasons. This is the first time the voting method has shifte...

OmniStar: What's New in Version 4.4

Come and check out the new features and improvements for OmniStar.

In our latest release (OmniStar 4.4), we made signi...

With myTax Lodging Tax Returns through Cloud Solutions is Made Easier

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has discontinued receiving claims from e-Tax software starting tax time this year, paving the way for the improved version of the web-based system called myTax, first launched in 2014. The latest release pro...

NHMRC's Webinar on The Human Research Ethics Application

Last 16 May Dr Gordon McGurk (Director, Clinical Trials NHMRC) conducted a webinar about the HREA (Human Research Ethics Application) and why it needs to replace th...

OmniStar: What's New in Version 4.3

As F1 Solutions continuously improve our products, we want to share with you our release notes for Omnistar.

Do you want to find out how OmniStar can make a...

F1 Solutions Joins ARMS as Gold Corporate Partner

The ARMS Executive is pleased to announce that Australian-based software development company, F1 Solutions has joined forces with our Society to become a Gold Corporate Partner. 

F1 Solutions is passionate about the research management p...

Forms and Applications: The Importance of 2-Way Communication

When mobile technology took off, our patience for waiting for responses diminished. We were now able to call anyone, anytime, anywhere. Our expectation for instant communication surged. Then smart phones entered the scene. All of a sudden we we...

Media Release

Later this year both the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory will head to the polls to decide their respective Legislative Assembly composition. Another thing they will have in common is  both territories will be using F1 So...

Unit Testing: Is it Worth the Effort?

There is much debate about unit testing and its effectiveness in software development. Some software developers love it. Others claim unit testing is a waste of time. So it begs the question: is unit testing worth the effort?

What is un...

Human Research Ethics Application Disruptive Technology

Human Research Ethics Application - Background

In 2013-14 the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia decided to develop a new ethics application form for use in human research. This new application form would...

Code Refactoring: Why We Love it And why you will, too

The Case for Refactoring

“Software development is like writing a novel,” Geoffrey Grosenbach, vice president of innovation at Pluralsight told the Software Development Times in an article earlier this month. “You write...

What You Need to Know Online Backup

In June 2015 Gartner released a report that said the number of enterprises using the cloud as a backup destination will double over the next two years. This comes as no surprise given the number of benefits offered by online backup.

Curr...

Is Technical Debt Affecting Your Digital Transformation

We are in the midst of new technologies and digital transformations.

In every industry there are digital disruptions occurring that are revolutionising how things are done. You only have to consider how the internet revolutionised shoppi...

7 Strategies to Keep Customer Data Safe

Last week news broke that major retail stores David Jones and K-mart had customer data compromised. This might leave many smaller organisations worried. If the big players can't keep customer data safe, what chances do small-medium organisation...

Why You Need Dashboard Reporting

There is no denying that having greater business insight leads to better decision making. But there is also no denying that managers don't have time to sift through 20-plus page reports looking for valuable data. That is why dashboard reporting...

5 Must-Have Software Solutions For Small-Medium Businesses

Being a small business owner is rewarding; however it often comes with additional work and involves making personal sacrifices to meet deadlines. Doing this every so often isn't a big issue. However when it starts to become the norm you need to...

4 Tips to Successfully Upgrade From Paper Forms to Online Forms

Do you think shifting from paper forms to Intelledox Infiniti SmartForms is as simple as replicating your forms online? If so, there are huge advantages you will miss out on. To gain maximum advantages of changing to electronic forms you need t...

5 Common IT Mistakes SMEs Make

One of the best ways to learn in life is through mistakes. But a smarter way is to learn from other people's mistake. This is especially true, when it comes to business where mistakes can be costly and in extreme circumstances you can even lose...

Why SmartForms are the Answer to so many problems!

The rise of the digital era has seen the death of many once-loved items, think CD players, basic hand-held calculators and address books. Even hand-written, posted letters are on the verge of extinction. But there is one thing that is refusing...

Outsource IT Support: The Ultimate Guide

1. What you need to consider

Outsourcing your IT support is a big decision. You need an IT provider that is reliable, experienced, knowledgeable, trustworthy and, above all, what we call a natural partner. They should be a good fit for...