Turning Up the Heat with Microsoft’s Summer Releases

2020-07-08T16:04:48-06:00 By |

When we are not entirely on the heels of a global pandemic, digital transformation plays a massive role in pushing society forward when it seems like we are continuously taking ten steps back. New technologies and capabilities have kept many businesses afloat during a time where the probability of sinking is sky-high. Microsoft has not let change slow them down; rather, they have used this opportunity to reinvent their strategy and continue to provide customers with innovative solutions. Here we share a few of Microsoft's new releases for Summer 2020, so we may continue to blaze the trail of [...]

How to Set Your Small Business IT Up For Growth

2020-03-12T10:31:41-06:00 By |

Reduce costs while getting the right technology for every phase of your business growth The only constant is change, especially when it comes to the technology we use to help run our businesses. And the pace of that change is constantly accelerating, whether as a result of major innovations like cloud computing or the impact of economic events. Technology should be an asset—one that helps you to anticipate, manage, and respond quickly to change. Technology should also help your organization reduce costs and get more from the investments you make. When it comes to growing with greater efficiency, there [...]

Two Steps to Protect Your Small Business from Cybercrime

2020-09-16T18:45:16-06:00 By |

According to research, there were 80,000 cyberattacks per day or over 30 million attacks in the year 2018. It is easy to think as a small to midsize business that you would not be the typical target for cybercriminals. Still, the reality is that 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses. Surveys show that 70 percent of small businesses are unprepared to handle a cyberattack. The question then becomes, “Are you?” It is vital to understand the rising threat to small and midsize businesses from cybercriminals to keep your business healthy and thriving. Here are two steps you [...]

What Is The Cloud and Is It Right For My Small Business?

2020-03-03T19:32:25-06:00 By |

Simply put, the cloud is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”). Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. What is it about cloud computing? Why is cloud computing so popular? Download the cloud 101 infographic! Uses of the cloud You’re probably using cloud computing right now, even if you don’t realize it. If you use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files, it’s [...]

Microsoft Updates: May 2017

2020-04-25T06:53:41-06:00 By |

Updated feature: Company Shareable Links will now open in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Published On: April 10, 2017 Microsoft announcement: We’re updating Company Shareable Links (the type of sharing links that are only accessible to users in your company) so that non-Office files such as pictures, videos and PDFs are going to be displayed in the SharePoint/OneDrive for Business user experience instead of automatically downloading the file or opening it in the browser. This will take advantage of all of our new web previewers, and is going to be a better collaboration experience for all your users. We [...]

Microsoft Updates: March 2017

2020-03-04T16:29:10-06:00 By |

New feature: Skype for Business Online Voicemail Transcription Published On: March 27, 2017 Expires On: April 26, 2017 Skype for Business Online Voicemail Transcription is a new Office 365 feature. This feature will be released to all customers on March 31, 2017. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 55889. How does this affect me? Voicemail Transcription will be enabled by default for all customers. Once it is released, users will receive a transcription of their voicemails in the email body. You can disable this feature at any time from your configuration. What do I need to [...]

Microsoft Teams: How to use the ultimate collaboration tool

2020-03-03T18:51:38-06:00 By |

Microsoft recently released its new collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams, as part of the Office 365 suite. March 14th Microsoft Teams was launched publicly and the tool is now widely available to Office 365 business and enterprise users. With all the collaboration tools on the market, what makes this new product so exciting? It’s a lot like Slack- except included for FREE with your Office 365 business or enterprise accounts. It has all the features that have made Slack such a hit in the past few years. To start with the user-friendly interface is very similar and it also uses [...]

4 Things to Look for in a CRM for Your SMB

2020-03-03T19:09:35-06:00 By |

Choosing the correct CRM for your small business is a complicated decision. There are many factors to consider and making the wrong choice can be a costly mistake. Once you have selected a CRM it will become an intricate part of your company’s operations. I have laid out 4 factors that we have found critical to selecting the right CRM for our small business clients. Is it scalable? Small to medium size businesses always should be thinking of the future. Adopting a new CRM can be a daunting process, with the time it takes to train staff and figuring [...]

5 Great Resources To Kick Off National Entrepreneurship Week

2020-03-03T21:01:54-06:00 By |

Did you know, over six million new businesses launch every year. As a Silver Partner, we are joining Microsoft in celebrating entrepreneurs next week. National Entrepreneurship Week (NEW) arrives February 20-24, 2017, and Microsoft is taking the lead to create community awareness in celebrating entrepreneurs across the U.S. They are kicking off a full week of free workshops, content, webcasts, events and more from a large community of supporters including: Wix, Yelp, LinkedIn, Dun & Bradstreet, and many more. Be sure to check www.wininbizweek.com for regular updates, resources, and events. You can join in the conversation on Twitter by [...]