Bring your own service: Employees want social tools at work, despite company restrictions and hesitation, reports new Microsoft survey

Nearly half of employees report that social tools at work help increase their productivity, but more than 30 percent of companies underestimate the value of these tools and often restrict their use, according to new Microsoft research released today. The survey, conducted for Microsoft Corp. by research firm Ipsos among 9,908 information workers in 32…

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Complexity of a Cloud

  The cloud has been in the tech spotlight for quite some time now. A number of people understand its underlying advantages and the mode of its operation, but few are aware of security threats that face the cloud. Just recently, part of Amazon’s cloud computing service crashed, crippling Instagram and Netflix, together with millions…

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4 Tips on making your business succeed

  Countless companies, and even some countries, are struggling and may go bust. Unsurprisingly, this affects business confidence globally, causing investors to hold on to their cash and markets to stall. But even in these testing times plenty of businesses are faring well too. So how can you ensure that your business is one of…

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Business Needs for Windows Phone 8

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mGJq9QfMlE&feature=youtu.be] Jamie Lumley explains why the Nokia Lumia 920 is a vital tool for his remote working lifestyle. Jamie owns a professional photography business so he requires a phone that supports his clients needs at shoot locations. Find out more about Windows Phone 8. We, at Microsoft, provide ‘Talking Business’ to help entrepreneurs and business owners’…

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Upgrade your OS to Stay Secure

What were you doing on your computers 12 years ago?  Windows XP was a new operating system, touting a best of class experience for your small business.  Today, Windows XP is out of date and soon to be at risk because support for the product is ending on April 8, 2014. Unsupported versions of Windows…

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To Video, or not to Video?

When is it appropriate to make use of video conferences with clients? In the ultra-competitive business environment of today, making a great first impression with prospective clients is of vital importance. If your company, or people, fail to tick all the necessary boxes during that first meeting, the chances are the potentialcustomer will look elsewhere…

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