As part of our Adoption and Change Management (ACM) practice, we highlight the need to measure for success. It’s even a section on my Office 365 User Adoption Checklist. KnowledgeWave has had the opportunity to beta test Microsoft Productivity Score for the last several months and we are super excited that it’s now available in general release to all Office 365 Administrators. (If you don’t see it hang tight, it’s coming) The use of Productivity Score will help organizations power their digital transformation with metrics that can dive into how users are using modern technology like Microsoft Teams.
Of course you are interested in maximizing your revenues by spending less time troubleshooting end-user issues. So it makes sense to explore as many self-serve options as possible.
As an IT professional, you're probably up-to-speed on the idea of automation. Automation of repetitive tasks simplifies processes providing efficiencies and saves you and your team time.
There is sort of an unwritten rule: as an MSP, your clients expect you to help with all things IT-related.
As an IT service provider, it’s helpful to keep an ear to the ground and figure out where your industry is going, what your market is demanding, and what combination of services and pricing will make it all count where it matters most: right on your bottom line.
Here are 3 quotes I wanted to share with you from recent conversations that can help you picture how you can benefit from reselling end-user Office 365 training to your clients.
I was discussing Office 365 end-user engagement recently with a respected IT security professional. Our conversation centered on the necessary tension between a user who is trying to get their work done efficiently, and IT’s obligation to protect organizational data. Nowhere is this more evident than with Office 365.
Update: July 8, 2020
This blog post was originally posted in January 2020 before the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic touched us all in March. With the need to work remotely and/or work from home, the number of businesses reaching out to KnowledgeWave for support around Microsoft Teams quadrupled.
This blog post was very relevant for several businesses reaching out for guidance around Microsoft Teams deployment and Microsoft Teams training. Many of these new businesses seeking guidance knew that Teams is included and integrated with Office 365. They were already using Office 365, but weren't using Teams. Instead, they were spending additional money trying to use Zoom.
As a partner to a number of top Managed Service Providers I want to pass along five common traits many of these MSPs have in common. Hopefully this insight will help you retain existing customers, win new clients, be a market differentiator, and grow your MRR.
Microsoft 365 is one of the most widely used business technology platforms in the world. Office 365 presents an opportunity for businesses to create a modern workplace for employees and offers advanced networking and communications tools that empower employees to carry out their job duties seamlessly as part of the natural rhythm of their work. However, no system is immune to malicious cyberattacks and being the number one business platform creates a target for those looking to take advantage ofunsuspecting businesses and their users.
In this post, we highlight some of the most common security breaches on Microsoft 365 and we’ll share some tips for IT administrators and Managed Service Providers (MSP) and how they can best address these threats for their users and clients.
As an MSP helping your clients is one of your top priorities. Questions regarding Office 365 and associated applications (like Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive) can arise early and often when a client is migrating from another system (such as G-Suite) to the Office 365 platform. Helping your clients solve their problems and answering their questions is incredibly easy with the KnowledgeWave Learning Site.
Check out a quick, two minute show-and-tell video from KnowledgeWave CEO Eric Sokolowski, detailing a recent situation where an MSP easily solved a client problem with the KnowledgeWave Learning Site in just a few steps.
Over the last several years I’ve had the opportunity to work with many companies that have moved to Office 365. The most common challenge they all face is user adoption related to Office 365 tools and features. Moving to Office 365 isn’t difficult. You can do it yourself or work with a partner like an MSP (Managed Service Provider) and leverage support from Microsoft as part of the FastTrack Program. Some end up using a mix. The hurdle is getting your staff to work differently and leverage the new tools available to them.
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.
The machine-based world of technology can appear void of human touch to many outside of it. Which can make selling technology services to living, breathing humans even more of a challenge.
One method for adding a dash of humanity is incorporating emotion-based selling techniques – a powerful (and proven) weapon used by salespeople around the world.
Peanut butter and chocolate. Ham and eggs. Star Wars and J.J. Abrams. Some things are just better together.