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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Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Shane Pearce, Manager of Information Services, A.P. Eagers

  As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Shane Pearce, Manager of Information Services at A.P. Eagers, about why the company chose to replace its existing on-premises email system with Microsoft Exchange Online through Microsoft Office 365 instead of Google Mail. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please…

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Seven Reasons Why Your Business Will Love the New SharePoint

As the SharePoint Conference 2012 kicks off in Las Vegas this week, it’s a great time to examine our progress to date as well as where Microsoft SharePoint is headed. SharePoint has come a long way since its launch 11 years ago. Originally envisioned as a way to manage documents, today it has evolved into…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/6/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. Riverbed Steelhead Cloud Accelerator Wins Best of Tech Ed AwardA first-of-its-kind solution developed by Riverbed in partnership with Akamai Technologies is Best of TechEd Award winner in the Cloud Computing category. Vodacom SA, Microsoft SA in Office365 allianceSouth African…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/7/2011

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Office 365: Non-Profit Moves to Cloud for Global ReliefNetHope, a 10-year-old non-profit consortium of IT leaders that supports 33 of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies in 180 countries, knows the value of keeping far-flung workers on the same…

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Manufacturer Simplifies Processes, Saves $20,000, Trims Vendors with SharePoint Online and Office 365

In today’s post we hear from the Southern Valve & Fitting USA Inc. on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to cloud computing. “We’re an efficiency-driven organization, and we don’t have or want a big administrative staff. With Office 365, the good team that we’ve built will be able…

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Substance or Illusion: SharePoint or Google Apps

With all of the news coming from the sold-out SharePoint Conference 2011 this week, I sat down to compare SharePoint capabilities in Office 365 with features in Google Apps. Quickly, I realized that I was comparing substance and illusion. SharePoint Online offers businesses so many capabilities in Office 365 that Google Apps simply lacks. It reminds…