Avoiding Office 365 migration failure

Microsoft is always ensuring that their popular cloud-based productivity suite, Office 365, is constantly being improved. Because of the great applications and support offered, small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are continually migrating to the platform. If you are considering moving to Office 365, you should be aware of five factors that can cause a migration […]

Single Sign-On: The key to user management

No matter how valuable your cloud subscriptions are, each new set of login credentials users are forced to create and memorize adds another level of inefficiency. With Single Sign-On (SSO), you can create one user profile that logs you into all your online accounts. If you’re overwhelmed by the number of passwords linked to your […]

Battle of the VoIPs: Hangouts or Skype?

IDG Enterprise says that businesses worldwide spent $3.5 billion on video conferencing apps in 2016. That’s a lot but also money well spent, especially if it helps with your employees’ productivity and collaboration. Some of these video conferencing apps are Hangouts Meet and Skype for Business. These tools share a lot of calling and video […]

4 misconceptions about the Cloud

Cloud computing has given companies affordable and flexible solutions to deal with rapidly advancing technological demands. However, for the small business owner, there are still many common misunderstandings about using cloud services. Here are a few things some businesses owners misunderstand about the cloud. #1. Cloud infrastructures are unsecure Information security is a necessity for […]

What Is Single Sign-On and Who Is It For?

Everyone hates making passwords. From complexity requirements to minimum lengths, each new account brings its own set of headaches. If this problem is reaching a boiling point, Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions can help. They’re secure, easy-to-manage, and do away with the need to manage a long list of usernames and passwords. What is SSO? Single […]

Microsoft’s new productivity apps are live

At Microsoft’s 2017 Ignite conference, three new apps were announced that help small businesses streamline everyday tasks. The apps — Connections, Listings, and Invoicing — spent a few months as limited previews, but are now available to anyone with an Office 365 Business Premium subscription. Let’s take a look at what they do and how […]

What’s happening to Skype for Business?

Microsoft unveiled plenty of new developments and upgrades during last month’s Ignite conference, but one that shocked many users is what’s happening to Skype for Business. The tech giant confirmed that they are phasing out Skype for Business and going all in on their new collaboration platform, Microsoft Teams. Upgrades for Teams To phase out […]

Microsoft Power BI and Office 365 analytics

As machine learning, digital storage, and analytics software get more advanced, data is becoming more valuable than ever. Even businesses that don’t rely on data to operate are starting to find ways to get more value out of their information. Microsoft’s newest platform is an excellent example of that — and it’s free! What is […]