Take notes the modern way with OneNote

Take notes the modern way with OneNote

Note-taking is an essential skill for students and professionals. Whether it’s a board meeting, a conference, or a lecture, you will inevitably need to list, quote, and summarize certain points. Fortunately, you no longer have to rely on longhand to record your notes. With Microsoft OneNote, not only can you can type important notes, but […]

Playing the long game in business

Playing the long game in business

There is a time limit in sporting events is because there has to be a loser!  Don't put a time limit on your business relationships, play the long game.

Three advantages of playing the long game with your business relationships:

Allows for investments in improving the overall relationship…this can often take time to realize a return
When relationship issues occur there is a much better chance of positive resolution and understanding
Long term relationships inspire commitment and stability for both parties

Playing the long game is the best way to manage your business relationships….if you don't see investment, understanding, and stability from your business partners it may be time to go and evaluate others.

Why UPS is important in network gear

Why UPS is important in network gear

Storms, floods, fire, and other emergencies can cause productivity loss due to power failure. Utilizing an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for your workstations will ensure that you never lose unsaved work. But what about your online connection? To avoid being crippled by loss of internet connection, it’s a good idea to plug routers, wireless access […]

110% client retention exists…here’s how!

110% client retention exists…here’s how!

Client retention is an important metric for any business, especially those with a high customer acquisition cost (CAC).  The old saying it's always easier to keep a client you have than to go and find a new one is true!  What if you could plan on not only keeping all your (profitable) Clients, but getting them to FURTHER commit to your partnership?  Now we are talking about 110% retention!
How do you achieve 110% Client retention? 
What happens to Client retention when you add real value to their bottom line?  Not only do Clients stay, they INCREASE their commitment over time.

Workplace Analytics evaluates employees’ productivity

Workplace Analytics evaluates employees’ productivity

Measuring productivity is an important process in an employee’s performance evaluation. Previously, Microsoft’s Office 365 had MyAnalytics, a tool for employees to monitor their own performance. But Microsoft improved on it with Workplace Analytics, which now allows managers to also view and evaluate their staff’s productivity. Managers can use this data to create strategies for […]

The latest and greatest Office 365 updates

The latest and greatest Office 365 updates

Office 365 just keeps getting better and better. Check out how these new and upcoming enhancements can improve productivity. Office Write and draw with digital ink Typing is easy on desktops and laptops, but when you’re on touch-enabled devices, keyboards are cumbersome to use, whether they are extra hardware or as space invaders on your […]

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles…how do you run your technology?

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles…how do you run your technology?

Do you run your technology like it's a plane, train, or automobile?  All three will get your from point A to point B, but in very different ways.  We can also apply this concept to how you run your technology.  Let's assume you have decided where you want to go, now let's review how we are going to get there!
Trains are very efficient at moving large amounts of material over predefined routes.

Make your life easier with these Office 365 tips

Make your life easier with these Office 365 tips

Your company may be done migrating to Office 365, but there’s still a lot you must do. Now that your productivity tools are online via the cloud, there are a few optimizations that will provide your users with a better experience. Declutter your inbox If you’re having trouble managing the overwhelming amount of emails in […]