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Your Company's Outlook Distribution Lists Need An Upgrade to Office 365 Groups

Anyone using Microsoft Outlook as their primary corporate email knows about Distribution Lists. They allow users to write or forward their emails to a group of users, whether it is a single department, members of the same office, or the whole company. Distribution Lists have been a key feature of Microsoft Exchange Server for years and have been e...

Easily manage compliance for your company's data in the cloud

A thought experiment for everyone reading this blog post: Take out your smartphone and unlock it. Now, give it to the next random person you see. That's how most businesses feel about moving their corporate IT and accompanying data into the cloud. The smartphone analogy explains why corporate IT leaders appear to be so paranoid about migrating IT serv...

Real-World Ways OneDrive Makes You More Productive Than Google Drive

An observation one of our consultants made about companies choosing between either Microsoft Office 365 or Google G-Suite is the lack of real-world comparison. Neither the entrepreneur at a startup nor the overworked staff at a small-to-midsized business (SMB) have the time and resources to install both Microsoft and Google cloud productivity solu...

Why you need Office Protect to simplify your Office 365 security

Cybercrime is a growing threat for businesses of every shape and size. No matter what industry your business competes in, the need to gather, store, and process data from your customers and employees is crucial to your company's success. It's especially tough for small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) who typically have limited IT and cybersecurity r...

Microsoft just upgraded your SharePoint Online storage—for free

For many businesses, the cloud-based Microsoft SharePoint platform enables organizations with investments in Microsoft Office 365 to easily and securely collaborate with colleagues and partners. Companies often instantly understand why SharePoint is the quickest and smartest path to increased productivity across their entire organization. That's w...

BYOD Your Business with Microsoft's Intune & Enterprise Mobility + Security

It's unreal to think that only ten years ago most mid-to-large enterprise companies were still handing out BlackBerry smartphones to significant numbers of their workforces. But the key reason those companies liked the BlackBerry was its security and management capabilities outstripped all competitors. Although many Millennial workers cannot imagi...

3 Reasons Why Office 365 is the Smart Choice for Secure Business Productivity

Every successful business today is online. Unfortunately, this means that every successful business must deal with online criminals wanting to steal valuable business data stored in the cloud. From viruses to ransomware and phishing scams, the threats to your business are legion and it's vital to protect your internet-connected devices and data fr...

Enhancing productivity with the new dictation feature in Office 365

Microsoft added an optional dictation add-in for their key Office 365 apps, appropriately called "Dictate," in the summer of 2017. The add-in enabled you to dictate documents in Word, compose emails in Outlook, and add notes and other text into PowerPoint slides using your voice. It was a free add-in but came with a caveat: as part of the Microsof...

We need to talk about what to do when someone quits

While it is not the most positive topic to discuss, the hard truth of any organization is that employees leave. Entrepreneurs, managers, and even leaders in non-profit groups must prepare for this eventuality. Whenever an employee leaves, the right thing to do is to wish them well–but also have a plan for what happens to their corporate online use...

How Skype For Business Changes the Way People Work

While much of the attention related to "work from anywhere" corporate initiatives is focused on mobile apps, the majority of employees still work in an office. Even with the ever-growing number of Millennials in the workplace preferring to use their personal smartphones over a desk phone, most businesses still need a phone system to take and make ...

How to fire up your business with KPI displays

It's reassuring to visit a company's offices where rather than TVs showing 24-hour cable news (or worse), they are displaying constantly-updated key performance indicator (KPI) metrics. There is something special about the feeling of walking into the common areas of a company and seeing large monitors prominently display their corporate KPIs. It g...

3 reasons why you should learn how to use PowerShell

If your job is remotely connected to corporate information technology (IT), then you have likely heard of the term "PowerShell." Available on Microsoft Windows, PowerShell is a Windows command-line shell designed especially for system administrators. While it may look similar to the Command Prompt app in Windows, PowerShell isn't just a way to typ...

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