By Greg Smith Before Making the Leap Many organizations making the leap to Office 365 for their business services also choose to migrate their legacy data. Whether from existing mail systems or third-party archiving systems, they find little objection to migrating archives to Office 365 because the excessive data storage costs nothing. In addition, Microsoft provides eDiscovery tools around that data, depending on licensing. Before you make the leap, take the time to understand the facts about archives and the way Office 365 handles data. Traditionally, organizations wishing to retain older emails for eDiscovery and free up space from their
With phased business re-openings and ongoing COVID-19 social distancing, business leaders must find ways to improve financial performance to cover losses. Thus, a new normal office productivity is taking shape. Simple and effective productivity improvements implemented now aim to make a difference. In a previous post, eMazzanti Technologies (our parent company) identified several changes business leaders could adopt to increase productivity when workers return. Implementing those changes now will help you get a jump on improving performance. So, ponder these quick and affordable productivity enhancers with a couple of bold ideas thrown in: Wireless Headsets A headset frees up your
Three trends transforming the modern workplace. Advances in technology and shifting workforce demographics are creating a more fluid work environment, redefining what productivity looks like, and empowering individuals to work smarter. With an influx of new talent that values experiences, continued learning, and collaboration over financial compensation, leadership will have to take a forward-looking approach to restructuring the workplace landscape. Innovative technologies can help all organizations respond to workplace trends and create dynamic environments that incentivize and empower the next generation of employees. Encouraging and accommodating remote workers In the modern workforce, out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind.
COVID-19 will end at some future date. Either a vaccine, effective treatment, herd immunity, or all three will relegate it to the historical dustbin of bad things that came and went. Its effects will last much longer, likely resulting in a generally smaller post-COVID-19 office space. In the short-term, safety concerns will prevail. The need for space to keep employees further apart will likely balance out lower in-office counts resulting from increased work from home (WFH). Long-term forces could reveal a different picture. Offices might very well shrink due to permanent support for increased WFH and the elimination of server
Organizations around the world migrate to the cloud for all the right reasons. They look for scalability, mobility and reduced IT burden. And with powerful Microsoft 365 features, they also benefit from unparalleled collaboration and robust security. In a previous post, we highlighted Microsoft 365’s business-grade video conferencing, Microsoft Teams Live Events and dependable security and privacy. If you need more reasons to migrate from GroupWise, here are three additional Microsoft 365 features that might help tip the scales. 1. Microsoft 365 Groups In the old days, organizations used email distribution lists to communicate within a team. Groups in Microsoft
COVID-19 has changed how and where we work. The old paradigms of conference room collaboration, watercooler discussions and packed auditorium training and announcements are giving way to virus safety concerns. In the context of this emerging reality, we present the standard reasons and some brilliant new reasons to migrate to Microsoft 365. Standard Reasons to Migrate to Microsoft 365 Reduced In-house IT Expenses Microsoft 365 migration enables small businesses to adopt full-featured software without the need for expensive in-house IT support, a key benefit. Because software and data are stored in the cloud, every employee has access to the latest
In the course of one month, the majority of global office workers moved to remote work. Meetings that used to happen in the hallway, the board room or an auditorium now occur online. Fortunately, technology offers the tools to make that happen smoothly. Use these hints to turbo charge the productivity of your Microsoft 365 virtual meetings. Minimize Distractions Conducting a meeting online from home means dealing with all the chaos of a family confined to quarters. One participant opens a noisy bag of chips. Another forgot to remove the pile of dirty clothes from the bed behind his chair.
How to Turn Off Clutter in Outlook / Office 365 Clutter is a mailbox management feature of Office 365 for Business. (If you don’t have an Office 365 for Business subscription, you will not have this feature.) It analyzes how you process your email and then moves “unimportant” or low-priority email from your Inbox into a special folder, to save you the time of doing this yourself. Essentially, it sorts emails it thinks you will already ignore into a secondary Inbox. If you already have an email spam protection tool running, Clutter may be overkill. If you’re tired of fishing
used with permission from Microsoft 365 We built Microsoft Teams as a platform to bring together all of your workplace tools, apps, and services—whether or not we built them—to allow you to deliver better workday flow for you and your employees. A lot of you recognize the power of Teams, and you’ve been asking how to use Teams to its full advantage. Look no further. Today, we’re sharing ten of the latest Microsoft Teams integrations you can use every day to simplify workflows, refocus your attention, and get back to working smarter—not harder. This is something our CEO, Satya Nadella, recently
3 Ways the Paperless Office Aids Information Governance As far back as 1975, a writer for Business Week predicted the paperless office. While the vision of a PC on every desk came true, paper use in offices around the world continues to climb. In fact, recent estimates suggest that the average office worker in the United States uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year. Much of that paper winds up in the trash within hours. Even more importantly, endless paper files leave sensitive information difficult to locate, organize and secure. In an age increasingly dominated by concerns about data privacy