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Why Great IT Leaders Are Critical to Workplace Culture

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 22, 2017  /  IT Pros, Workplace Culture   —   No Comments ↓

Keeping ahead of technology’s constant changes and advancements is tough enough. Just when you think you’re in step with the latest and greatest, it veers sharply into unfamiliar territory.

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ITIL Foundations Training and ITIL Practitioner Training

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 6, 2017  /  Courses, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

Tech is ever changing, making it difficult to stay current. It can also be difficult to know when something is a fad versus the next big, important advancement.

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Why User Adoption Should Be a Key Piece of Any Office 365 Rollout

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  May 22, 2017  /  Office 365, MSP, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

IT professionals and end-users often see technology from different perspectives. You’re likely to be more concerned with all the mechanics and logistics. Conversely, your clients and end-users are scratching their heads. This is a key consideration to include in your Office 365 migration planning. Including user adoption and training activities aids in bridging that chasm, and should be present throughout the migration process.

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Getting Started with Desktop and Application Virtualization

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  May 16, 2017  /  MSP, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

Smaller companies, like yours, are making the jump to virtualization every day. Though the technology has been around for decades, newcomers may have trouble knowing where to begin given the vast array of virtualization possibilities.

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Office 365 Tips: How to Become a Microsoft Office Insider

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 4, 2017  /  Office 365, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

We post lots of great Office 365 tips, early looks and highlights on the newest features. We are, after all, a Microsoft Partner and early technology adopters by nature. 

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Securing the Internet of Things: A Look Ahead at IoT Security

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 23, 2017  /  IT Pros   —   2 Comments ↓

A cyberattack can ruin an individual just as easily as it can take down an entire organization. Yet our dependency on technology continues to invite malicious hackers to test its limits.

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Fix File Proliferation Problems with OneDrive & Office 365

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 17, 2017  /  Office 365, OneDrive, IT Pros, Team Leaders   —   No Comments ↓

The routines and self-created processes we use reflect our determination to get our job done. We figure out how to make it happen...but it isn't always pretty!

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Real World: Solve Problems with Office 365

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  February 13, 2017  /  Office 365, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

A company’s IT team sees its fair share of challenges every day. Yet, as the managers of the technology backbone, you’re vital to the organization’s forward movement and success.

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OneDrive for Business Governance: Protect Sensitive Data in the Cloud

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  December 1, 2016  /  Office 365, OneDrive, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

I recently had an opportunity to chat with an IT guy in the healthcare industry. His organization is considering moving to Office 365, but they are worried about sensitive information being compromised while using the cloud.

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What Part Should IT Play in Office 365 Adoption?

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 10, 2016  /  Office 365, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

As an IT professional, you just get it. You live and breathe technology - and you’re probably an early adopter. Tech is in your blood.

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11 Keys of Successful IT Projects

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  October 13, 2016  /  Consulting, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

Just because your project manager claims they’ll deliver on time and on budget, doesn’t always mean they will, especially when it comes to IT projects. As you and I both know, IT projects are inherently different than other types of projects.

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Reducing Costs: One of the Hidden Benefits of Skype for Business

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 16, 2016  /  Office 365, Skype for Business, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

As a Training as a Service (TaaS) solution provider assisting companies with user adoption of the newest cloud-based technologies, I’m receiving more and more calls to provide a training solution for businesses deploying Skype for Business as part of their move to Office 365.

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Why You Need an Office 365 Champion (or 10)

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  August 22, 2016  /  Office 365, IT Pros, Team Leaders   —   No Comments ↓

Using Office 365, I mean really using it to its full potential, is more than just technical. There is also a good deal of cultural change and process change required for moving to the cloud.

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Training as a Service is Ideal for Teams Working in the Cloud

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 15, 2016  /  IT Pros, Team Leaders   —   No Comments ↓

I’m always puzzled by organizations that insist on old-school training approaches when everything else seems to be moving to the cloud.

If your team is using the cloud to get work done, then it’s to your advantage to make sure that everybody knows how to use the cloud effectively. And what better way than to offer cloud-based training, aka Training as a Service (TaaS).

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How to Choose Office 365 Business vs Enterprise Licensing

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  May 26, 2016  /  Office 365, IT Pros   —   24 Comments ↓

You can’t go a week without hearing about a well-known business making the move to Office 365. Microsoft highlights many migrations on their Microsoft Office Blog. While many enterprise size clients have a direct line to licensing questions with Microsoft, the small to mid-size businesses are often times working with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or even trying to figure out costs on their own.  This post continues to help many SME's from overspending on Office 365 Liceneses. 

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