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5 tips for a successful Office 365 migration

Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 is a tool that promotes collaboration and productivity in the workplace – that’s just one of the many reasons businesses are adopting this powerful application. But migrating to the platform is not as simple as it might seem. There are many things to keep in mind, and it’s important that you don’t make bad decisions about the migration – since they often can’t be reversed. Here are some useful tips to make your Office 365 migration a successful one.

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Why Peter Pan’s cloud migration would thrive

Think happy thoughts. Peter Pan knew the power of positive thinking more than any of us, which is why if he had a business today it would have likely been a great candidate for cloud technology. You see, half the battle when adapting new IT, whether it’s the cloud or managed services, is going in with the right attitude. If you focus on how it will help your business and mentally prepare yourself for adapting the new technology, you are much more likely to succeed. Peter Pan flew to the clouds in Never Neverland, and we’re sure he’d do the same with his technology today. Here’s 3 happy thoughts he’d think, and you should too.

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How to set “Active Hours” so Windows Updates don’t interrupt you

Get ready for a big update from Microsoft for Windows 10

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Is your network interrupting you?

We’re talking all about communication this summer. We have more tools to communicate than we have time to use right now. And sometimes you may have noticed a choppy VoIP call, or a pixellated video conference, or a slowdown in cloud-based apps that are important for you to do your job.

That’s why our first communications overview is all about ACCESS. Your access to the internet, access to your network, and the technology you should be thinking about. Without the right access for your organization, your communications tools may not let you get your message across.

Scroll on for details on choosing an ISP, an SD-WAN overview, a wi-fi reminder, and access options for remote workers

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Prepare for Your New Hire (Our Free IT Checklist]

Prepare for Your New Hire

Prepare for your new hire to make a great first impression. This requires a well-defined onboarding process and having the right tools ready to go so they feel valued! Afterall, 1/3 of new hires quit within the first six months.

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Spend Money on PCs to Make Them Cost Less

With the end of support for Windows 7 on the horizon, you are likely finalizing your plans for replacing older computers.  Do you need to replace just a few?  Or are you looking at a much larger project?  The more important question: was this part of strategic planning or a reaction to Microsoft’s announcement?

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Onboarding a New Employee: How IT Can Make a Good First Impression

Retaining quality employees begins with a solid onboarding process. The key is to make a great first impression as it’s your first engagement – technology makes that easy! Here are some tips to onboard a new hire from an IT point of view.

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Connecting to the Cloud: Internet Considerations

You hop on a video call to meet with a prospective client. Or your team uses Office 365 to work on a spreadsheet at the same time. Every day, we leverage cloud services to build better processes and gain a competitive edge. The availability of fast and reliable internet continues to make it easier for small businesses to use tools that were once only available to big companies with large budgets.

This shift to the cloud stresses the growing need to invest in your internet infrastructure. Let’s look at how a few considerations can boost your cloud experience.

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Connecting to the Cloud: Internet Considerations

You hop on a video call to meet with a prospective client. Or your team uses Office 365 to work on a spreadsheet at the same time. Every day, we leverage cloud services to build better processes and gain a competitive edge. The availability of fast and reliable internet continues to make it easier for small businesses to use tools that were once only available to big companies with large budgets.

This shift to the cloud stresses the growing need to invest in your internet infrastructure. Let’s look at how a few considerations can boost your cloud experience.

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3 Helpful Tips for Planning Your Move to the Cloud

With Office 365 and GSuite, many small businesses have already made their first move to the cloud (internet-accessed technology). While some companies are hosted entirely in the cloud, a common practice is to move applications as it makes sense. As the options continue to evolve and the buzz continues to grow, it’s important to know what strategy works best for your business.