Office 365: Retailers’ Secret Weapon

As retailers head to the National Retail Federation Annual Convention and EXPO this year, most, I’m sure, have already heard the forecasts for continued slow growth in 2013. As one industry professional put it: Growth will be “challenging” and underlying economic conditions “uncertain.” Overall, Moody’s predicts that real U.S. growth domestic product will grow by…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/28/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Good Tidings to our Office 365 CustomersAs the new year approaches, Microsoft thanks its customers for choosing Office 365. MachPanel 4.5 will Support Microsoft Exchange, Lync and SharePoint 2013 ToolsHosting control panel provider MachSol to roll out version…

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2012: The Year in Review

The Nobel Prize winning physicist Niels Bohr observed that technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. He also predicted that the exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Microsoft Office is a testament to this staggering pace of technological innovation. It’s amazing to think how far Office…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/14/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Dixons Rolls Out Office 365 to 20,000 UsersThe electrical retailer Dixons Retail to roll out Office 365 to 20,000 users across the UK, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Hong Kong. Microsoft Office 365 for Education Deployment at AICTEAll…

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Email Has Come a Long Way, Baby

It’s amazing to think just how far email has come since Ray Tomlinson hit the send button on the first network email on behalf of MIT in 1971.  Over the next two-and-a-half decades, it evolved to become a form of communication used by millions of users, surpassing snail mail and the fax as the business…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/23/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Visaka Industries Deploys Microsoft Office 365Visaka Industries switches from Google Apps to Office 365 because “Microsoft Office 365 clearly out-shines Google Apps not only in ease of use but also in terms of reliability and manageability.” Microsoft Office…

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Ticketmonster, Inc. Switches from Google Apps to Microsoft Exchange Server for Security and Compliance Reasons

  Retailer Ticketmonster, Inc. needed to establish a desirable IT governance system for companywide communications and decided to replace Google Apps with an on-premise email server. We recently spoke to Lee Hyung-jun, Head of the IT Unit at Ticketmonster, to learn why: Q: Please tell us about Ticketmonster, Inc. Lee Hyung-jun: We are a “daily…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/5/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Toyota Going All In with Microsoft’s Office 365Toyota is making Office 365 available to its 200,000 employees worldwide. Microsoft Office Announces Affordable Cloud-Based SolutionsThe monthly Microsoft Office 365 subscription service “is ideal for small businesses and home users.”…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/7/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft’s New Enterprise Operating System Is Going To Be A Big HitWindows Server 2012, now officially available, is “destined to be a big hit.” ‘Microsoft Office 365 better than Google Apps’Unilog Content Solutions chooses Microsoft Office 365 over…

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Protecting Sensitive Government Data

Governments wondering if Google Apps would meet their security requirements need look no further than the City of Los Angeles. Last December, the city pulled its police department out of a planned move to Google Apps for Government after concluding that it did not meet the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) requirements. The result…