Top 10 Reasons to Move Your Business to the Cloud

Here is  Top 10 List to Move Your Business to the Cloud: 10. It’s the future: Whether we like it or not, and whether you want to or not, your business will be moving to the cloud. Of course, you already do email in the cloud, but it is just as easy to move your other business applications there as well, be it is document storage, security, office applications, backup, finances & accounting, sales & marketing, or what have you. 9. It’s safer: Cloud services are housed in remote servers, servers that have the best security systems available, and which…

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Eliminate the Server Room to Optimize Your Post-COVID-19 Business

As we noted in a recent post, on-premises computer systems have seen a gradual decline since cloud computing gained popularity over a decade ago. And, with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis accelerating that trend, businesses that still have onsite servers should consider a decision to eliminate the server room now and post-COVID-19. For one, the work from home (WFH) pattern might continue for a long time. Many employers have announced the extension of WFH policies through the fall and into next year. Regardless of how COVID-19 plays out, businesses of all sizes can and should consider the best use of their…

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4 Tips to Reduce Cloud Spending During COVID-19 and Beyond

Even before COVID-19 sent the workforce home, businesses anticipated steadily increased spending on cloud infrastructure. Now, cloud services take on an even greater importance. In the coming months and years, organizations will continue to increase cloud usage. But severe budgetary constraints will put pressure on IT managers to reduce cloud spending. For example, in 2019, Gartner estimated that organizations would spend over $206 billion on public cloud services, particularly Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). But they inserted a caution. $14.1 billion of that spending would go to waste, due to idle resources and oversized infrastructure. As businesses struggle through the…

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How can Green Computing Energize Your Business in 2020?

From recycling to water conservation and solar panels, the Green Movement touches many aspects of our lives. For small to medium businesses (SMB), going green often begins in the computer room. Not only is it environmentally responsible, but green computing makes good business sense. What does Green computing means? In basic terms, green computing involves reducing the environmental impact of technology. That means using less energy, reducing waste, and promoting sustainability. Green computing reduces the carbon footprint of a business and provides a reputation boost. From a budget perspective, eco-friendly computing can reduce energy and operational costs more than 30%….

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7 Simple Calendar Tricks That Will Level-up Your Team’s Productivity

7 Simple Calendar Tricks That Will Level-up Your Team’s Productivity used with permission from Microsoft What’s the secret to maximizing productivity and efficiency? There’s no single silver bullet, but one sure-fire way to make gains is with calendar tricks that will keep you organized and focused. From scheduling “no meeting” time blocks to integrating mobile so you never miss a meeting—the art of calendar optimization is crucial. Simple Calendar Tricks Here are seven simple calendar tricks you can use to bring your productivity to the next level: Schedule “no meeting” time blocks—Instead of multitasking, set aside time without interruptions. “When people multitask,…

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10 of the latest Microsoft Teams integrations to help you work smarter, not harder

We built Microsoft Teams as a platform to bring together all of your workplace tools, apps, and services—whether or not we built them—to allow you to deliver better workday flow for you and your employees. A lot of you recognize the power of Teams, and you’ve been asking how to use Teams to its full advantage. Look no further. Today, we’re sharing ten of the latest Teams integrations you can use every day to simplify workflows, refocus your attention, and get back to working smarter—not harder. This is something our CEO, Satya Nadella, recently addressed in his interview on the future…

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Multiple Computer Monitors: Advantages and Disadvantages

Multiple Computer Monitors: Advantages and Disadvantages used with permission from SBA.gov by Anita Campbell Are you looking to increase productivity in your small business? Some entrepreneurs and professionals find it helpful to have access to multiple computer monitors. This type of setup can potentially improve collaboration, productivity and even location flexibility. But there are also some potential drawbacks, from money and space constraints to the potential for distractions. If you’re considering investing in dual monitors for your own office, here are some of the pros and cons to consider. Pros of Using Multiple Computer Monitors Easy Switching Between Programs As…

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Law Firms Migrating to the Cloud Successfully

We recently invited Attorneys to answer three questions about law firms migrating to the cloud:  Why do law firms delay migration to the cloud? Is cloud data security for law firms better or worse than in-house security? and, What should law firms look for in a cloud services provider? The firms who responded below have successfully moved to the cloud. Thus, consider their informative opinions on migrating to the cloud, cloud data security and choosing a cloud services provider. Improve Network Equipment and Bandwidth First Thomas J. Simeone of Simeone & Miller, LLP, responded: There are three primary reasons our…

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Be Prepared for Winter Storms to Ensure Business Continuity

With last winter’s Nor’easters still fresh in our memories, forecasters have predicted colder weather and fewer winter storms for the NYC area for early 2019. According to AccuWeather, El Niño will affect winter weather across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. A few big snowstorms are expected to hit the mid-Atlantic states, but the far Northeast may dodge some of them. Regardless of the forecasts and recent mild temperatures, businesses should take precautions to be prepared for the dangers of winter storms that may arise. We recommend everyone stay safe through any storm and heed the warnings from the National Weather Service….

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3 Benefits of Cloud Computing for Manufacturing Companies

Considering taking your manufacturing company to the Cloud? You’re not alone—a 2016 survey by IDG found that 70% of companies currently use Cloud computing in some capacity. Today, it’s safe to assume that number is even higher. While you might not think of manufacturing and Cloud computing as natural partners, the truth is, the Cloud offers many benefits to the industry that can help you take your company to the next level. Here are just a few reasons to make the switch. Access data from anywhere Imagine being able to access your data and content from anywhere. That’s one of…

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