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Technology Unwrapped

The most important technology concepts, strategies and actions uncovered for your business.

Top 5 Features of Microsoft Office 365

Angela Wight
Many small and midsize businesses are using Microsoft Office 365 to work more effectively across teams and offices. Office 365 is a suite of cloud-based applications that bring together all of Microsoft’s existing online applications (Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher,Sway, and Word) into cloud services alongside Microsoft Teams.
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products, Trends

4 Cloud Services That Will Change How You Do Business

Chris Vilim
The workforce is changing, and so is the way we do business. While some organizations still run traditionally, with employees in the office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., other businesses are providing more flexible work environments that allow them to accommodate both their customers and their employees. With these changes comes a need to update legacy technology systems that were only built to support the conventional way of doing business.
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Topics: Cloud, Trends

Cloud Computing Explained: The Most Effective Ways SMBs Are Using Cloud Computing Today

Angela Wight
Are you operating your small to midsize business using cloud applications or solutions? According to a recent survey from Capterra, almost 48 percent of small businesses allocate part of their budget to cloud computing each year. Business owners and managers who want their companies to remain competitive in the marketplace should consider what the cloud can offer their business.
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Topics: Cloud, Trends

Why Your Business Needs Cloud Voice

Alyssa Sisco
One of the greatest benefits of cloud technology is the promise of mobility. But how does mobility specifically benefit your business and employee productivity? Cloud voice solutions provide you with the tools to enable you to effectively conduct business from anywhere, anytime. With Cloud Voice options like Mitel MiCloud Connect, you’re able to call, chat, video conference, view call logs, voicemail and more from anywhere you have an internet connection. For more information, and a live ...
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Topics: Cloud, Phone Systems

A New First Line of Defense: Umbrella DNS Filtering

Alyssa Sisco
When thinking about cyber security threats, does it ever concern you how many threats are sitting out there, just on the other side of your firewall? What if we told you that your business could expand that cyber security shield further out — away from your internal network? The more space placed between your data and bad actors, and the more chances your security applications have to spot and stop malicious code before it acts, the better. That’s why we’re excited to offer Cisco Umbrella DNS ...
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Topics: Cloud, Trends, Network Security

4 Ways Cloud Voice Benefits Multi-Location Businesses

Chris Vilim
Whether you’re planning to open up a second location in town or you already have multiple offices across the country, maintaining a phone system can be challenging for businesses with more than one physical location. However, if your multi-location business wants to maintain effective communication and promote cross-office collaboration, it’s imperative that you invest in voice communications infrastructure. It will make it easier for the entire organization to communicate both internally and ...
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Topics: Cloud, Phone Systems

Cloud Voice Could Completely Change How Mobile and Remote Teams Do Business

Chris Vilim
Whether they have a flexible work schedule or are frequently on the road, more and more of the U.S. workforce is working from somewhere other than their office. In fact, 3.9 million Americans are working from home at least half of the week. If you have a remote or mobile team, then you know how important it is for them to effectively communicate and collaborate when they are on the go or working outside the office.
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Topics: Cloud, Phone Systems

5 ways Office 365 makes collaboration easy

Alyssa Sisco
Gone are the days where you needed to email revised copy after revised copy, only to be told, “Wait, I have one more change.” Whether you're in the same building, or across the globe, Office 365 makes it easy to work seamlessly with others. Office 365 is the subscription-based version of the Office suite and it receives new features and updates as they become available. With Office 365, you can be productive from anywhere, on any device. But more than just being able to work on documents, ...
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products, The Workplace

Public vs. Private Cloud: What's the Difference?

Chris Vilim
If you’ve read about cloud computing for you businesses, you’re well aware of the strategic benefits it offers, from improving data security and disaster recovery to scaling resources for your business when they are needed. But as you dig deeper, you’ll come across mentions of the terms “public cloud,” “private cloud,” and “hybrid cloud” — it’s important to know the difference before you settle on an option for your organization. Here’s what you need to know about the difference between public ...
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Topics: Cloud

Trends in Cloud Computing: Your small business hasn't missed out... yet

Angela Wight
Over the last several years, cloud computing has revolutionized the way we handle and store data. Businesses are increasingly leveraging that power to help streamline workflows, protect sensitive data, and handle big workloads — without the burden of costly equipment or infrastructure maintenance. With the recent prediction that 83 percent of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020, we’ve reached the era of mainstream cloud computing. Here’s how things are currently changing in the ...
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Topics: Cloud