Office 365 = Saved Time + Saved Money for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you’re probably used to making trade-offs—work-life balance for business growth, predictability for entrepreneurship. Sound familiar? And of all the trade-offs, there’s no bigger compromise than the one between time and money.  Either spend the time doing your own marketing, or spend the money paying someone else to do it. Do…

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10 Ways to Set Up Your Small Business for Success in 2013

Small business owner confidence continues to drag, according to the latest report by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). While expectations for improved businesses increased slightly over last month, small firms are still struggling to make a profit. How does a small business set up their business for consistent growth in the current environment?  Office…

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Reinventing the Retail Customer Experience with Office 365

Today’s omni-channel customers are more connected than ever before. With so much information readily available, consumers can easily research products wherever they are via their mobile devices, check on a store’s reputation, compare prices right in the aisles, and ultimately choose to buy wherever they get the best deal. Couple a highly-informed buyer with an…


Educativa Switches from Google Apps to Office 365, Doubles Productivity

Education Advocacy Firm Educativa adopted the Google Mail cloud-based messaging service but quickly decided that Google was not agile enough to integrate with the existing infrastructure. We recently spoke to Bogdan Kochesch, Business Manager at Educativa, to learn why:   Q: Can you please tell us about Educativa? Bogdan Kochesch: Educativa develops educational products and…

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In the Cloud, Students Prepare for the New World of Business

Whether a university student is in Ireland, stateside or elsewhere, students need to prepare wisely to appeal to employers. People studying in business colleges and universities are gearing up to work in a global marketplace, where companies work cross-culturally, across time zones. Educators at National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Amherst…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 4/13/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Office 365 Registers Increased Adoption in Italy“The Microsoft cloud solution has given us a totally reliable and redundant system for managing communications among employees, customers and suppliers,” Fabio Salvotti, chief information officer at Leroy Merlin said. Office 365…

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Medical IT Company Helps Physicians Provide Immediate Care through Lync Online

Companies of all types and sizes are taking advantage of immense benefits from cloud computing. Today, let’s learn from US Medical IT why they chose the Microsoft cloud to assist healthcare! “Through Lync Online we can provide a telemedicine solution that reduces the time it takes for patients to access specialists. That is good for both doctors and…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/10/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Switching to Office 365’s Outlook Web AppThe layout is modern and fresh, but most importantly the web interface is quick – blindingly so – with keyword searches completed in a blink of an eye, faster even than my…

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Banking Corporation Provides Unified Communications with Cloud-Based, Office 365 Services

Today we learn from 1st Source Bank on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move off Novell Groupwise to embrace cloud computing! “With Lync Online, we can retire the WebEx service and our internal videoconferencing systems. We also expect to reduce travel and long-distance costs, because we can more easily…

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Why Small Businesses Buy Office 365 – Better Access and Better Ability to Project Your Business Image

Last week I described how saving money and ease of use attracts small businesses to subscribe to Office 365 and today, more gaps in Google’s productivity offering for businesses come to mind. With thousands of customers adopting Office 365, it is clear that they value the ability to collaborate from anywhere, and access information at…

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