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Matt Scherocman

Microsoft Office 365 Groups – Making Your Job Easier

Microsoft Office 365 Groups – Making Your Job Easier

In our blog Introducing Groups in Office 365, we discussed how Office 365 Groups facilitates the storage of information so it’s accessible across different applications but remains secure and easily to manage. Office 365 Groups helps teams collaborate in their desired application, including: Outlook, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Planner, Yammer, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams.

But, it’s not just your administrative staff that will benefit from the use of Office 365 Groups. Your IT staff will also thank you for making end user access and management much easier to setup and administer. With a much less complex and time-consuming process, Office 365 Groups makes assigning permissions easy by automatically assigning users access to the tools they require. Groups can also make it easier to manage both security groups and distribution groups at the same time.

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Matt Scherocman

Transform Your Business with Skype for Business...and Save $$$

Transform Your Business with Skype for Business...and Save $$$

Like most businesses, your environment is ever-changing, and keeping up with all the new and constantly updating software applications and devices can get quite cumbersome. It often detracts focus from larger, or more critical, business projects and agendas. These changes are happening so frequently that many businesses are investing some of their dollars in to communications. Whether it’s a chat solution, video conferencing system or some other files sharing application, you’re most likely in the same ball park. This is where many businesses fail to adequately determine actual business requirements and establish some level of governance and standardization, which often leads to IT having to manage multiple platforms or applications to support end users. I’m sure you don’t want to negatively impact your IT staff’s productivity either.  

Skype for Business is a simple and affordable option. Yes, that’s right. You heard me correctly. Skype for Business is not just a video chat tool anymore, as it now offers instant communication via phone call, video, conferencing, screen share, file sharing, and provides users flexibility and efficiency to work from their PC, laptop or mobile device.

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Matt Scherocman

Protecting your Organization from Cyber Criminals with Microsoft Solutions

Protecting your Organization from Cyber Criminals with Microsoft Solutions

In any modern workplace, there is a constant threat of a security breach. Whether it is through ransomware placed in emails or a form of malware, a breach can be right around the corner. It is imperative to know where to look. Luckily with briefings such as the California’s 2016 Annual Data Breach Report and Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Threat Report we can see the type of attacks and tools cyber criminals are using to target organizations. According to California’s 2016 Data Breach Report, malware and hacking was the cause of 44.6 million records breached, and it has continued to grow by over 22% in the past four years. This shows why it's so important to always have your organization’s security in mind and to have security measures in place.

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Matt Scherocman

3 Ways Microsoft Azure is Driving Advances in Manufacturing

3 Ways Microsoft Azure is Driving Advances in Manufacturing

Manufacturing organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiencies and drive productivity. In an increasingly competitive landscape, business leaders are looking to technology to achieve breakthroughs that help them service customers, increase revenue, and reduce costs. To meet these demands, organizations have begun incorporating the many benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) into their manufacturing operations.

Microsoft is at the leading edge of this technological revolution in manufacturing with its Azure IoT Suite. Some of the world’s most prominent manufacturers, are leveraging Azure to drive advances in three critical areas.

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Christopher Bauer

How Managed Service Providers Can Help You Save Time & Money When Migrating to Office 365

How Managed Service Providers Can Help You Save Time & Money When Migrating to Office 365

There are many benefits to migrating to Office 365 and not just through cost savings. More specifically, businesses can take advantage of the expandable data management that comes with a cloud hosted environment. However, a poorly planned Office 365 migration can lead to ballooning costs and wasted IT resources. So, let’s talk about how to pop that balloon and make sure your business is operating efficiently and on budget while migrating to and operating in the cloud.

Trying to quantify the number of items before migrating your email to Office 365 can seem overwhelming, especially for a team that has not experienced a migration. This is where working with an experienced Managed Service Provider (MSP) can launch your project in the right direction right from the start. An MSP will also help keep overall costs low and your project on track. Let’s face it, as the leader of an IT department you are always juggling projects and business priorities and dedicating the necessary time to a cloud migration project isn’t always feasible. That’s also when partnering with the right MSP that can provide the dedicated attention necessary to properly plan and execute your project is crucial.

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