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What to Know Before Migrating Archives to Office 365

By |2020-08-07T08:13:38+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

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

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New Reasons to Migrate to Microsoft 365

By |2020-06-11T13:43:15+00:00May 6th, 2020|Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

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

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How to Turn Off Clutter in Outlook / Office 365

By |2020-06-11T14:06:03+00:00April 21st, 2020|Office 365 and Migration|

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

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3 Ways the Paperless Office Aids Information Governance

By |2020-06-12T10:40:01+00:00March 12th, 2020|Information Governance and Management, Office 365 and Migration|

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

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Improve Security and Compliance by Migrating PST Files

By |2020-06-12T16:20:34+00:00February 26th, 2020|Email Migration, Email Policy|

Once upon a time, all major email systems used “personal storage tables,” commonly known as PST files. In fact, many organizations still use them to back up or archive email data. However, that practice no longer makes sense in today’s compliance-conscious and security-focused environment. Instead, consider migrating PST files to Office 365 or other centrally managed archival solution. Why Organizations Should Eliminate PST Files PST files once performed a vital function. Twenty years ago, network connections proved unreliable and slow, and online storage cost a great deal. With PST files, users could store email locally. Thus, even if the network

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4 Office 365 Apps to Look for When You Migrate from GroupWise to the Cloud

By |2020-06-01T09:18:25+00:00November 29th, 2019|Office 365 and Migration|

You know about Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, you may not be as familiar with some of the other gems waiting for you when you migrate from GroupWise to Office 365. Moving to the cloud provides the perfect opportunity to explore some of these powerful Office 365 apps that promote collaboration and productivity. 1. Sway Microsoft introduced this web-centric alternative to PowerPoint in 2015. While PowerPoint still works best for data-driven presentations, Sway offers an intuitive option for presentations, brochures, newsletters and more. Some exciting features of Sway include: Works on multiple platforms – Users can access Sway from

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Cloud Security Tips to Ease the Transition from GroupWise to Office 365

By |2020-06-01T09:41:08+00:00November 13th, 2019|Office 365 and Migration, Safety and Cyber Security|

Reports of the state of business cloud security in 2019 show a good news/bad news scenario. The good news for GroupWise users contemplating a move to the cloud and possibly Office 365? Specifically, security offerings have improved. In addition, most cloud service providers stay on top of infrastructure security. In fact, none of the high-profile breaches of 2018 resulted from cloud service provider negligence. The bad news? Organizations have largely failed to keep pace with emerging security technologies. For example, misconfiguration ranks a close second to credential hijacking as the most common cause of security breaches. Less than half of

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8 Reasons GroupWise Users Move to the Cloud

By |2020-06-01T09:45:43+00:00November 6th, 2019|Office 365 and Migration|

Over three decades, GroupWise developed a loyal customer base. However, in recent years, many GroupWise customers have opted to move to the cloud. In addition to the full-featured email and calendaring they have come to expect, enterprises gain enhanced collaboration while reducing the burden on overworked IT staff. Explore a few of the advantages of migrating from GroupWise to a cloud solution such as Office 365 for business. 1. Always Up to Date The average enterprise IT staff maintains dozens of software applications, in addition to managing networks and servers. Keeping all that software and hardware up to date can be

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4 Document Management Benefits of Office 365 for GroupWise Users

By |2020-04-16T01:51:25+00:00October 31st, 2019|Office 365 and Migration|

Making the switch from GroupWise to Office 365 can sound like a daunting task. However, powerful collaboration and mobility features, in addition to flexible migration solutions, make the choice to upgrade much easier. Explore the document management benefits of Office 365 and discover how migrating to the cloud can boost your business. 1. Full-featured Collaboration Office 365 offers multiple levels of collaboration. To begin with, each user license includes 1 TB of OneDrive file storage for individual use and limited sharing. For instance, an employee may wish to share an early draft of a document with one or two team

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GroupWise vs Outlook, 12 Differences to Know Before Migrating to Office 365

By |2020-05-21T10:54:00+00:00October 10th, 2019|Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

With the popularity of Microsoft Office 365 and the myriad of benefits that come with working in the cloud, many organizations have made the leap from GroupWise to Outlook. For end users, that means some changes to email, calendars and tasks. Understanding some key GroupWise vs Outlook differences will help to ease the transition. Essential Email Differences, GroupWise vs Outlook In general, Outlook brings improved speed and stability to email. Many users also prefer the Outlook user interface over GroupWise. Some differences to keep in mind include the following: Retracting messages – Outlook includes limited abilities to retract sent messages.

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