Reliable Email Protects Mission-Critical Communication

A reliable email system forms an integral part of a successful business strategy, facilitates long-distance group discussions, delivers targeted marketing and informs a large audience quickly Unfortunately, not all email systems offer the same degree of reliability. System outages interrupt communication at inopportune moments. Malware creeps in through infected attachments. Disasters result in lost data. And not all providers stick around for the long haul. Earlier this year, for example, Verizon announced its plan to shut down its email services, affecting up to 4.5 million customers. Those customers were notified that they have 30 days to either: Transfer their email…

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H2 Architects Goes All-in with IT Infrastructure Upgrade

“eMazzanti brought our IT system into the modern world. They know what they’re doing and they understand our business. Working with them is like working with friends.” Yungie Hahn, President, H2 Architects Faced with connectivity problems and aging equipment, H2 Architects (H2) engaged eMazzanti Technologies to completely rebuild its IT infrastructure. With only minor interruptions to operations, eMazzanti replaced H2’s network, server, workstations, Wi-Fi, backups and software with modern Microsoft-based technology. The addition of Office 365 and a virtual private network (VPN) enable H2’s staff to work from anywhere on a variety of devices. After a positive and pleasant upgrade…

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Three Reasons to Employ Office 365

When hiring employees for your business, you look for people who seem trustworthy, collaborative and reliable. With that in mind, Microsoft Office 365 is like your ideal employee—in software form. Like a great hire, Microsoft Office suite has a long history of success. Since its 1989 release, the platform has anticipated and accommodated the changing needs of small to mid-sized business. Microsoft has perfected its signature suite with Office 365. In addition to a fresh take on corporate staples such as Excel and PowerPoint, Microsoft Office 365 boasts a resume with a full “Special Skills” section. We highlight three of…

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25 SharePoint Ideas to Use in Your Business

Readers liked our post, Ideas to Help You to Use SharePoint Effectively in Your Business, that presented 20 SharePoint ideas to solve common business needs. So, here’s an updated list of 25 SharePoint ideas currently in use by real organizations. Adapt these excellent SharePoint Ideas to your business, law firm, medical office or retail organization to get the most out of SharePoint and SharePoint Online (included with Office 365). Use SharePoint and Office 365 to provide a flexible physical work environment for mobile, front line or any workers no longer tied to a desk. Use SharePoint Online, a component of…

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Improve cloud compliance with Office 365 E5 plan

Organizations own the data they keep in the cloud and they need to know how it is being handled at all times. Microsoft is the industry leader in cloud compliance for enterprise customers. With the Office 365 E5 plan, advanced compliance is integrated into the service, so organizations can meet their unique requirements using a single cloud service. Microsoft recognizes that organizations want control over access to content stored in cloud services. To maximize data security and privacy for Office 365 customers, Microsoft has engineered the service to require nearly zero interaction with customer content by Microsoft employees. Access is…

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Coach Wooden’s Advice Can Change the Way You Work

Incremental improvements in productivity add up to big wins at the office John Wooden was phenomenally successful in basketball. He was the first person in history to be named to the Basketball Hall of Fame both as a player and as a coach. Winning a record seven NCAA championships in a row, he knew a thing or two about achieving greatness. Wooden once said, “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” That advice applies equally well off the basketball court, where incremental improvements add up to big wins. Bright luggage stands out in a…

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Leverage the Power of the Cloud

Asking the right cloud question could transform your business Many companies today are asking the question: “Should I be on the cloud or keep my servers?” Their cloud indecision may arise from considering the potential economic benefits and listening to all of the cloud buzz, offset by uncertainty about the cost, complexities of integration, ease of use and staff time involved. The answer to the cloud question depends on the individual circumstances of your business. Moving your servers to the cloud because you’ve heard that it will save money or that it’s the thing to do does not usually lead…

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7 Small Business Technologies to Gain an Edge in 2016

7 Small Business Technologies to Gain an Edge in 2016 Small business is more competitive than ever before. Companies feeling the pressure look for every advantage they can get. In markets where products are similar, companies must find a way to differentiate their offerings or, as is often the case, compete on price. Regardless of the strategy, having a cost, productivity or service advantage, puts them ahead. Small Business Technologies as a Competitive Advantage Small business owners looking for a competitive advantage should consider the benefits of investing in current technology. Studies show that having the latest technology helps small…

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3 Ways for SMBs to Profit from Windows 10

3 Ways for SMBs to Profit from Windows 10 Microsoft brings all profit from Windows 10 together this time for corner stores and entrepreneurs Windows 10, Microsoft’s re-worked, cross-platform operating system will be released July 29, 2015. Small and medium business (SMB) owners and CEOs are watching closely to see how they might benefit. Looking at what Microsoft has packed into the new OS, Windows 10 has the potential to improve business performance in at least three ways: Reduce software acquisition, training and operating costs Make people more productive in their current roles Enable new products, services and ways of…

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What you’ll Love about Windows Server 2012

Like a lot of businesses, you might be asking the question, “Is it time to upgrade my servers?” You could be running short on performance or storage, or perhaps you have data security concerns. Organizations with aging servers and a variety of PC’s are good upgrade candidates. Others have cutoff dates to consider. With support ending this July, Windows Server 2003 users definitely need to upgrade to receive critical security updates. If you fit the above, or your current server technology feels like it may be holding you back, it’s time for a technology refresh. Your best option, upgrade to…

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