New Edge browser better than Chrome for Microsoft 365 users

The new Microsoft Edge browser has finally caught up to Google's Chrome browser, and the timing is great. The #wfh transition means that more personal devices are being utilized to access corporate resources. Often this is done via a web browser, which means your corporate security could depend on what browser they are using!

Microsoft transitioned to the Chromium-based engine for the new Edge browser which was released in January 2020. The move to the Chromium engine means that your favorite Chrome extensions will work in addition to the enhanced speed and page loads it provides.

Recalibrate your technology plan: Cloud Collaboration

Workforce collaboration has changed. We aren't going back to conference rooms full of people, and that's a good thing. When you are recalibrating your technology plan enabling cloud collaboration should be a part of it. This is more than video conferencing and screen sharing.

It is time to recalibrate your technology plan

No matter how good your technology plan was going into 2020, it is time to recalibrate it. The business environment has permanently changed and will not be going back to "how it was" with or without COVID-19. Thousands of workers shifted to #wfh for the first time, and guess what? They were MORE productive than they have ever been.

Finding the best work from home laptop

Whether you’re performing some light web browsing or graphically intensive tasks, you’ll need a suitable laptop that functions according to your work from home requirements. To help you pick the right laptop, we’ve compiled a list of features to consider. Size – When it comes to your laptop weapon of choice, size matters. Of course, […]

Remote work policy tips for Windows and Office users

With businesses making adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about data integrity of work from home (WFH) setups have multiplied. But as long as you can properly configure Windows and Office, your business data will always remain protected. Before the pandemic broke out, companies across the United States had already been on the lookout […]

Could telecommuting be the new norm?

Despite businesses’ reservations, remote working comes with numerous benefits, including lower overhead expenses and improved productivity. And with the coronavirus pandemic forcing employees to work from home, this might just be the tipping point for remote work to become the norm. Enforced flexibility A pandemic is one of the most socially, economically, and politically disruptive […]

Have your staff work from home with the proper gear

One of the major hurdles of shifting to a work-from-home setup is that the hardware your employees have at home can be very different from what they’re used to at the office. More than their computers and smartphones, these are the things your staff will need to set up their own home office. A reliable […]

Trust is crucial in a remote workplace

Patrick Lencioni's book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, clearly shows that Trust is the basis for developing high performing teams.  Until this is addressed, it will be difficult for any team to achieve consistent and repeatable results. Unfortunately, some managers attempt to achieve results by imposing various controls on their employees which ultimately reduces productivity and team spirit.

Microsoft Teams boosts productivity in spite of COVID-19

Microsoft recently released several updates to its Teams platform, enabling users to take advantage of its advanced features to effectively communicate with each other. The changes were made in response to the soaring need for business owners and their staff to collaborate remotely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. What is Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams combines workplace […]