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It’s OK if Your Employees Have Their Heads in the Cloud

In the beginning, the cloud was scary, uncharted territory. Businesses had concerns about how safe information was in the cloud and whether cloud systems were reliable. However, in recent years, the cloud has become less of a buzz word and more of a standard practice. Stringent security measures and flexible features that appeal to today’s workforce make cloud computing a …

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The Cloud Could Be Your Best Recruiting Tool

The workforce has changed. In 2016, Millennials (born 1981-1996) passed Gen-Xers (1965-1980) and Baby Boomers (1946-1964) to become the largest generation in the U.S. labour force with 56 million Millennials working or looking for work, according to the Pew Research Centre. Employers hoping to attract Millennials to their organizations need to be aware that the Millennial employee is much different …

Why Cloud Is the Right Move for Nonprofits

Why Cloud Is the Right Move for Non-profits

In the beginning, the cloud was a scary, uncharted territory. Non-profits had concerns about how safe information was in the cloud or whether cloud systems were reliable. Faced with changing their IT financial model to operational expenses instead of their typical capital outlays and their concerns about employee adoption and training, many non-profits opted to stay out of the cloud. …

A Path to Great Technology for Nonprofits

A Path to Great Technology for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations face many challenges when it comes to technology including restricted budgets and limited in-house IT resources. This makes it difficult to own, implement, manage and leverage mission-critical technology. Gartner Group reports that businesses spend an average of 2.3% of annual revenues on IT. Regardless of whether your tech budget is higher or lower than 2.3%, it’s important to …

The Real Costs of Downtime

The Real Costs of Downtime

Imagine yourself laying on a warm beach, cool breeze coming off the ocean, refreshing drink in hand. You’re soaking up the sun to get a “healthy” tan to show off when you get back home after vacation. Skin cancer isn’t on your mind. Heck, you’re not even worried about getting a sunburn. It won’t happen to you, you say to …

The benefits of a cloud-based ERP

The benefits of a cloud-based ERP

Businesses seeking to integrate their various systems may be intrigued by a cloud solution. An increasingly popular cloud solution for small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) is the enterprise resource planning (ERP). Find out what a cloud-based ERP is, and how your business can benefit from it. Define: Cloud-based ERP ERP is management software, usually offered as a bundle of applications, …

Let Office 365 help you save the date

Let Office 365 help you save the date

Arranging meetings that work with everyone’s schedules is a pain — especially if participants don’t work in your office. A calendar that is easy to share publicly simplifies everything from scheduling calls with clients to quarterly meetings with business partners. Here’s how you can achieve that with Office 365. Share an Office 365 calendar with specific people Click the Share button from …

best Office 365 plan

Choose the best Office 365 plan

Office 365 has become the go-to all-in-one tool for businesses in recent years. With different Office 365 plans — Business, Business Premium, Enterprise E1, E3, and E5 — you can have a set of services and features that are perfect for your business. We’ve summarised a list of the different features of each plan to help you select the right …

Technology tips to increase efficiency

Technology tips to increase efficiency

Successful businesses make technology work for them, not the other way round. When used correctly, technology can make every task much faster to execute. So, if you’re looking to increase staff efficiency, consider the following methods to implement technology into your day-to-day business operations. Change office communication To increase efficiency, set up instant messaging software such as Slack or Microsoft …

How Microsoft Teams Can Benefit Your Organisation

How Microsoft Teams Can Benefit Your Organisation

In business, communication is everything. Even if you’re running a one-person outfit, you still need to collaborate with your clients and customers to deliver optimal outcomes. However, most small and medium-sized companies are composed of collaborative teams- and those teams need to be able to communicate and coordinate with maximum bandwidth and clarity. That’s where Microsoft Teams comes in. What …