Microsoft Entra Simplifies Identity Management While Improving Security

By |2022-11-29T08:55:32-05:00November 9th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Privacy, Technology|

Thousands of organizations already depend on Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for identity and access management. But they may not be aware of all that Azure AD provides or of additional identity management services now available. The Microsoft Entra product family, including Azure AD, provides a streamlined identity platform while strengthening security. Cloud migration and remote work have changed the face of cyber security forever. Even a small to medium business must manage access for thousands of identities, from employees to contractors, devices, and services. However, traditional methods for verifying identity and managing permissions are labor-intensive and leave too many

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Tech-driven Internal Data Processes Deliver Significant eDiscovery Time and Cost Savings

By |2022-11-14T02:10:18-05:00November 2nd, 2022|eDiscovery, Technology|

For many organizations, the prospect of collecting and submitting data for pending litigation can prove daunting. Rapidly expanding caches of unstructured data, combined with remote work and increasing regulatory controls make information governance both critical and challenging. But enhancing internal data processes with the right technology brings eDiscovery time and cost savings. Consider the scenario of an organization scrambling to respond to a data request without an understanding of what sensitive data exists and where to find it. They may incur penalties by missing key deadlines or skipping critical data. On the other hand, a clear picture of the data

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Organize Your Business with Microsoft Visio

By |2022-11-08T10:33:11-05:00August 31st, 2022|Microsoft 365, Technology|

What is Microsoft Visio? Part of the Microsoft Office family, Visio enables users to create professional looking diagrams and charts. Launched in 1992 and acquired by Microsoft in 2000, Microsoft Visio now comes with all commercial versions of Microsoft 365. Other subscription and purchase options apply to both web app and desktop versions of the product. Visio pros and first-time users alike tap Visio to create flowcharts, organization charts, floor plans, network diagrams, UML diagrams, and mind maps. Business users find it essential for process mapping and visual collaboration. Some versions of Visio also incorporate data visualization connections to Excel

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Why Data Compliance Monitoring is Essential to Manage Risk

By |2022-08-22T10:33:28-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Data Compliance, Microsoft 365, Technology|

Highly regulated industries such as healthcare and finance need to know where sensitive data resides and how it is used and shared. However, that data can live almost anywhere in the organization. Automated data compliance monitoring gives companies the visibility and control that they need to both ensure compliance and improve security. Unstructured Data Poses Significant Risk Much of an organization’s most dangerous digital property hides in unstructured data. This includes data sprinkled in formats such as emails, instant messages, PDF files, and videos. Experts estimate that unstructured data currently makes up about 80 percent of enterprise data. That massive

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Compliance Technology Eases Growing Cyber Security and Compliance Challenges

By |2022-08-11T06:01:01-04:00July 20th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Data Compliance, Technology|

In reaction to an evolving digital landscape and demands from consumers, experts predict millions of new regulations in the next decade. Maintaining and demonstrating compliance with multiple regulatory frameworks can prove costly and overwhelmingly complicated. Fortunately, modern compliance technology can significantly ease the burden of ensuring regulatory compliance. Non-compliance can bring significant consequences, including stiff fines and loss of reputation and business. However, staying on top of a constantly evolving regulatory environment can quickly exhaust time and resources. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and Microsoft Purview free up internal resources to focus on core business goals. Increasing Compliance

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Office Mobile: Voice Notes with Real-time Transcription Enhance Work Productivity

By |2022-01-13T12:10:05-05:00December 21st, 2021|Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration, Technology|

The concept of an office and office hours has changed dramatically in recent years, with many organizations embracing remote work. Many workers carry their offices in their pockets. They dictate memos on the subway, record inspiration in the taxi and conduct interviews on the sidewalk. Microsoft has just made that process easier with Office Mobile Voice Notes. Released in an Office Insider build earlier this year, Voice Notes goes beyond simply recording a voice memo. With the new Voice Notes, users gain real-time transcription, synced text highlighting for reviewing notes and the ability to share voice notes. Additionally, for Microsoft

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Work Faster with Email Dictation in Outlook

By |2022-01-28T09:09:39-05:00December 8th, 2021|Email Management Tips, Microsoft 365, Technology|

Outlook has included dictation capabilities for some time, and users love that it makes emailing faster and more natural. This past summer, Microsoft announced new voice commands that take email dictation in Outlook to the next level. Check out these new commands, along with a review of some favorite Outlook dictation features you may have yet to discover. Accessing Email Dictation in Outlook Features First, a quick review of the basics. To access the dictation features, create a new email or reply to an existing email. Then click the Dictate button (with the microphone icon) on the Message tab. Start

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Microsoft Mesh for Teams Delivers Metaverse Meeting Experience

By |2021-12-06T05:46:28-05:00December 1st, 2021|Microsoft 365, Technology, Trending|

The world fell apart, and business adapted. Employees have by and large adjusted to collaborating over distance. And the technology that powers that collaboration continues to evolve in powerful ways. Earlier this month, for example, Microsoft announced Mesh for Teams which delivers a metaverse meeting experience designed to improve connections and productivity. Strengthening Teams by Bridging the Gap between Physical and Digital While workplaces have transitioned relatively well to remote and hybrid work, the switch has brought significant challenges. Employees miss the more casual hallway encounters and the opportunity to read body language from across the room. And they tire

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Microsoft Loop Smooths Collaboration in the Hybrid Workplace

By |2021-12-06T05:49:21-05:00November 24th, 2021|Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration, Technology|

At its annual Ignite conference on November 2, Microsoft announced a new productivity app called Microsoft Loop. With Loop, users create and collaborate on independent blocks of content. By breaking free of the traditional boundaries between applications, this new tool facilitates fluid collaboration in the hybrid workplace. For example, a user can create a table for brainstorming project ideas, sharing the table with various team members through Teams chat or email. Multiple users can edit the table simultaneously, and changes sync automatically, regardless of where users view and edit the table. Productivity Benefits Power Teamwork Because Loop components live independent

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