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Upcoming Event: File Sharing in the Cloud

Last week on WorkSmart LIVE, we talked about presenting, discussing, and sharing ideas without creating email overload. And with that, how saving your documents to the cloud is an important step in collaboration. When your files live in the cloud with the right tools, you can share with others while controlling their editing permissions, get everyone working on the same thing, and communicate directly within the document.

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Best Practices for Microsoft Teams and How to Rollout Quickly

“I didn’t know it could do that!”

Discovering a new feature on your phone is thrilling. Maybe you didn’t know you had portrait mode on your camera. Or you just now found the flashlight. Whatever the case may be, finding a new tool at your disposal that makes your life better is exciting.

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Digital Transformation: New Webinar Series Starts Today!

We hope that you enjoyed our Remote Office Series over the past twelve weeks! It is, sadly, over, but we’ve got a whole new 13 episode series starting today, July 9th. 

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Which Microsoft 365 collaboration tool do I use?

The way we communicate continues to change. Your team needs a place where they can present, discuss, and share ideas without creating email overload. Which is why it’s key to pick the right stack of communication and collaboration tools.

For many small businesses, that’s where Microsoft 365 comes in – a suite of cloud services to address the many different needs of the modern workplace. But which tool do you use? And when?

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Challenges of Leading Virtual Meetings

When’s the last time you attended a meeting? I’m talking about a live, face-to-face, in the same location, physical gathering of people. It was likely several months ago. Many more months may pass before you see the inside of a conference room again.

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Upcoming Event: How to Improve Security and Boost Mobility

Business continuity is becoming a focal point of our IT strategy, and we expect to see the cloud continue to make it easy to stay secure and productive anywhere.

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The Benefits of Hosted VoIP

Many small businesses are rethinking their communications strategy after the quick shift to remote work that came with COVID-19. Moving your phone system to the cloud helps your team stay connected. If your phone is still on-premise, you may want to consider how you can benefit from hosted VoIP.

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Remote Work Tips: Productivity While Working from Home

Stay at home and be productive! That’s the goal for so many of us right now. For those of us still adjusting to working from home, we have good news! There are lots of easy ways to stay connected and productive. The recipe involves a mix of the right technology, intentional communication, and the right mind-set. Here are a few remote work tips to help you stay productive while working from home.

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Teleconferencing – Microsoft Teams vs Zoom

If your new normal is remote, you’re looking to teleconferencing to help keep your team connected. As long as you have an internet connection, your team can leverage chat and video tools to brainstorm, collaborate, meet for a virtual happy hour, and more. Two of the more common and popular teleconferencing platforms used by small businesses are Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Both tools offer a free version and can be used on any device, such as your phone or computer. So, how do you know which is best for you? 

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Communication: How Small Businesses Connect

In our last post we covered the access you need for your company to communicate best. Now we’re reviewing the tools we can use to connect with each other electronically, and personally.

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