The Importance of a Windows 10 Upgrade in the Healthcare Industry

Posted by David Thibault  /  May 20, 2019  /  Microsoft Windows, Software Rollout, Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

Upgrading to Windows 10 can reap benefits across multiple industries, but perhaps the most important changes are in healthcare. As a company in the healthcare industry, you must comply with HIPAA requirements. Part of these requirements is to ensure patient information privacy – something an older version of Windows could compromise. By upgrading to a new operating system like Windows 10, you can remain compliant with HIPAA and provide multiple benefits to your healthcare organization.

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Windows 10 Pro vs. Enterprise for Banks & Credit Unions

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  May 13, 2019  /  Microsoft Windows, Software Rollout, Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

As a financial institution, you have immense responsibilities with regard to customer privacy. Your customers trust you with their most sensitive financial information. Using the wrong Windows OS could compromise this trust and expose sensitive information. However, knowing which operating system to choose can be a challenge with all the options available – should you choose Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise? Here are a few pros and cons of each version to help you make the right choice for your banking company:

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Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 Today

Posted by Dave Dec  /  April 22, 2019  /  Microsoft Windows, Software Rollout, Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

If your business is still using a past version of Windows without issue, you may be wondering why you should upgrade. Why change a good thing? After all, company-wide operating system rollouts can be intimidating, even with the best implementation plans. However, Windows 10 offers more than enough benefits to make even the staunchest resisters consider an upgrade – it’s called an upgrade for a reason.

Consider the following 10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10:

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Windows 10 vs. Windows 7: Differences You Need to Know

Posted by David Thibault  /  April 1, 2019  /  Microsoft Windows, Software Rollout, Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

Windows 7 has long been the preferred operating system for many businesses, even after the release of Windows 8 and Windows 10. Many business owners and IT decision-makers heard of Windows 8’s detractors and adopted an “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” mentality regarding upgrades. As a result, a number of businesses continue to hold onto Windows 7, despite the fact that Microsoft’s support for the operating system has dwindled since 2015. So why should Windows 7 users make the switch to Windows 10?

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Why Your Company Needs a Windows 10 Upgrade Strategy

Posted by David Thibault  /  March 25, 2019  /  Microsoft Windows, Software Rollout, Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

If your business is still using a previous version of Windows, you may be considering an upgrade. You should – Windows 10 is now the default operating system, and future software releases are not likely to include previous versions of Windows. However, diving into a critical upgrade without a strategy could prove disastrous. Consider these seven tips while outlining your business’s upgrade strategy:

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Office 365 Deployment and Migration Plan: Step-by-Step

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  February 18, 2019  /  Software Rollout, Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365   —   1 Comments ↓

Microsoft Office 365 is a feature-rich software that can significantly boost collaboration, communication, and information security for your organization. It has gained traction in the past few years thanks to advanced cloud capabilities and a suite of tools that optimize and drive teamwork (including Microsoft Teams). If you know Office 365 is the platform for your enterprise, don’t fumble your way through deployment and migration. Get the most value for your investment using this step-by-step guide for pain-free adoption. 

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3 Real Life Tips for Your Office 365 Deployment

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 30, 2017  /  Software Rollout, Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Many of the clients I work with are making the move to Office 365 from Office 2010, or a mixed environment of various Office versions. In either scenario they are making a leap to a new version of Microsoft Office providing their users with more flexibility, the opportunity to work more efficiently while increasing user productivity.

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SaaS 4-Step Rollout Plan

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 6, 2017  /  Software Rollout   —   No Comments ↓

It's probably obvious that when you introduce a completely new software platform at your company you should have a training plan ready. But what you might not have realized is the importance of establishing such a plan when you're rolling out a newer version of something familiar—such as Office or email software.

The truth is when migrating to newer versions of software, training can help prevent productivity loss. Beyond that, short training sessions can help users maintain their skill sets while highlighting new features that can boost their capacities of using the software.

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Leading Through Change: 5 Steps to Roll Out a New Platform

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  July 3, 2015  /  Software Rollout   —   No Comments ↓

We’ve all had those moments with software or other technology where we just don’t get it. Sometimes adapting to new technology is hard. But it’s also critically important.

When you are in a position to lead an organization through technical change, it’s your role to help everybody on your team work their way through the stumbling blocks and adapt successfully to the new software platform.

"By its very nature, technology evolves quickly, racing to address the new situations and problems created by the implementation of previous technologies, so that even young employees who enter the workplace with advanced technological skills can find themselves quickly falling behind the technological curve," writes Edward Mercer in a contribution to Chron.

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Top 4 Benefits of Custom Training for Your Users

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 20, 2015  /  General, Employee Training, Software Rollout   —   No Comments ↓

There's no denying the fact that training employees on new software can take a tremendous amount of time and effort. This problem is only compounded when the software you're dealing with isn't particularly popular and there aren't that many resources out there to help you. The solution for this predicament could be to create a custom curriculum. While this sounds like it could take a lot of work, you'll reap some major benefits in the end. In this post we'll take a closer look, so you can feel empowered in putting together a custom training agenda for your employees.

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How to Manage Training and Education for a New Software Platform

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  March 18, 2015  /  General, Software Rollout   —   No Comments ↓

For those implementing new software programs at their businesses, time is always a concern—the time it will take to develop what kind of training you want to use, the time it takes to research the best methods to set this up, the time it takes for everyone to complete the training, and so on. The good news is that if you take the time to create the right process from the beginning, you can expect a lot of these actions to fall into place efficiently and within your deadline.

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The 4-Step Software Rollout Plan

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 7, 2015  /  Software Rollout   —   3 Comments ↓

It's probably obvious that when you introduce a completely new software platform at your company you should have a training plan ready. But what you might not have realized is the importance of establishing such a plan when you're rolling out a newer version of something familiar—such as Office or email software.

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