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OneDrive versus SharePoint Online

I am so excited about OneDrive, my cloud-based file sharing and storage application. Accessing it is as easy as logging into Office.com on my home computer or opening the OneDrive app on my work computer or phone. And now that I’ve been using it a while, I can’t imagine using anything else – it makes my life easier and allows me…

3 Ways to Cultivate a Collaborative Workforce

In a study conducted by Microsoft and YouGov, more than 14,000 people in seven countries shared their views on collaboration and the tools they use to achieve it. The results reveal three insights that can help you cultivate a collaborative workforce: 1. Different Generations Prefer Different Collaboration Tools The Microsoft-YouGov study found that the collaboration tools people use most often…

5 Ways to Ensure Your Data is Safe in the Cloud

While there are many services that fall under cloud computing, businesses often use the cloud to store data. Although security experts note that storing data in the cloud is a relatively safe practice, businesses should still take certain measures to protect their files. Here are five things you can do to help keep your business’s data safe in the cloud:…

How to Get the Most from your Cloud Services Investment

Companies often turn to the cloud to save money. However, many businesses spend more than they need to on cloud services. Analysts have found that companies overspend by an average of 35%. Why Companies Overspend There are several reasons why companies spend more money than necessary on cloud services. For starters, companies often over-provision. They pay for more storage space…

Microsoft Office 2019 vs Office 365

Do you want to replace an old version of Microsoft Office on your company’s computers or add this productivity suite to some new machines? If so, you might be wondering whether it is better to use Office 2019, which Microsoft released in the fall of 2018, or Office 365. Here is what you need to know to make the best…

Things to Consider when Moving Documents to the Cloud

With cloud storage, your business’s files will always be backed up and easily accessible regardless of where you are. Find out what you should consider when making the transition to storing documents in the cloud. Does your business have numerous file cabinets stuffed with documents, making it hard to find the files you need? If so, you might consider storing…

Supercharge Teamwork Securely

Microsoft has been around a long time. Some view them as past their prime and losing ground to Google. When I tell you the latest version of Microsoft Office is actually something to write home about, I don’t expect to get more than a, “I’ve heard that before?” Let’s see if I can change your mind. Best Microsoft Office release…

How to Avoid the Top 5 Pitfalls of Moving to Cloud Services

1. Not knowing that you’re already moving to cloud services Whether you know it or not, your company is probably already using cloud services. Maybe some of your employees have signed up for an online file-sharing service like Dropbox or Box without informing IT. Maybe you’re using a hosted project management tool like Wrike or team collaboration app like Slack…

Getting Extra Value from Microsoft Office 365: OneDrive and Mobile Apps

Recently, we started talking about getting more value out of Microsoft Office 365 in your business if you are already using it, by using Skype for Business. This month we want to talk about getting more value out of Microsoft Office 365 in your business if you are already using it, by using OneDrive for Business and Mobile Apps. OneDrive…

Getting Extra Value from Microsoft Office 365: Skype for Business

If you’ve already started using Microsoft Office 365 in your business, you’ve been enjoying all the familiar features of Microsoft Office, made better with the extra functionality, availability, and cybersecurity that cloud services enable. That alone is worth the cost of the subscription. If you want to get even more value out of it, Xantrion recommends additional applications, such as Skype…

What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365

By Tom Snyder, COO Q: My company wants to use a cloud-based office productivity suite. Why should we use Microsoft Office 365? A: Simple: Microsoft Office 365 has evolved into a mature suite of productivity apps that are tightly integrated with the on-premises version of Microsoft Office, allowing your employees to work and collaborate across the two without interruption or…

Protect Your Network: Give Employees Secure Online File Sharing

As the workforce becomes more mobile, your employees need to be able to do their jobs as easily on the go as they do at a desk. In fact, they expect nothing less. How do you make sure they’re using cloud technology that improves their efficiency, productivity, and collaboration without sacrificing cybersecurity? Many companies don’t. Either deliberately or through lack…

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CLOUD SERVICES

OneDrive versus SharePoint Online

I am so excited about OneDrive, my cloud-based file sharing and storage application. Accessing it is as easy as logging into Office.com on my home computer or opening the OneDrive app on my work computer or phone. And now that I’ve been using it a while, I can’t imagine using anything else – it makes my life easier and allows me…

3 Ways to Cultivate a Collaborative Workforce

In a study conducted by Microsoft and YouGov, more than 14,000 people in seven countries shared their views on collaboration and the tools they use to achieve it. The results reveal three insights that can help you cultivate a collaborative workforce: 1. Different Generations Prefer Different Collaboration Tools The Microsoft-YouGov study found that the collaboration tools people use most often…

5 Ways to Ensure Your Data is Safe in the Cloud

While there are many services that fall under cloud computing, businesses often use the cloud to store data. Although security experts note that storing data in the cloud is a relatively safe practice, businesses should still take certain measures to protect their files. Here are five things you can do to help keep your business’s data safe in the cloud:…

How to Get the Most from your Cloud Services Investment

Companies often turn to the cloud to save money. However, many businesses spend more than they need to on cloud services. Analysts have found that companies overspend by an average of 35%. Why Companies Overspend There are several reasons why companies spend more money than necessary on cloud services. For starters, companies often over-provision. They pay for more storage space…

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Microsoft Office 2019 vs Office 365

Do you want to replace an old version of Microsoft Office on your company’s computers or add this productivity suite to some new machines? If so, you might be wondering whether it is better to use Office 2019, which Microsoft released in the fall of 2018, or Office 365. Here is what you need to know to make the best…

Things to Consider when Moving Documents to the Cloud

With cloud storage, your business’s files will always be backed up and easily accessible regardless of where you are. Find out what you should consider when making the transition to storing documents in the cloud. Does your business have numerous file cabinets stuffed with documents, making it hard to find the files you need? If so, you might consider storing…

Supercharge Teamwork Securely

Microsoft has been around a long time. Some view them as past their prime and losing ground to Google. When I tell you the latest version of Microsoft Office is actually something to write home about, I don’t expect to get more than a, “I’ve heard that before?” Let’s see if I can change your mind. Best Microsoft Office release…

How to Avoid the Top 5 Pitfalls of Moving to Cloud Services

1. Not knowing that you’re already moving to cloud services Whether you know it or not, your company is probably already using cloud services. Maybe some of your employees have signed up for an online file-sharing service like Dropbox or Box without informing IT. Maybe you’re using a hosted project management tool like Wrike or team collaboration app like Slack…

Getting Extra Value from Microsoft Office 365: OneDrive and Mobile Apps

Recently, we started talking about getting more value out of Microsoft Office 365 in your business if you are already using it, by using Skype for Business. This month we want to talk about getting more value out of Microsoft Office 365 in your business if you are already using it, by using OneDrive for Business and Mobile Apps. OneDrive…

Getting Extra Value from Microsoft Office 365: Skype for Business

If you’ve already started using Microsoft Office 365 in your business, you’ve been enjoying all the familiar features of Microsoft Office, made better with the extra functionality, availability, and cybersecurity that cloud services enable. That alone is worth the cost of the subscription. If you want to get even more value out of it, Xantrion recommends additional applications, such as Skype…

What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365

By Tom Snyder, COO Q: My company wants to use a cloud-based office productivity suite. Why should we use Microsoft Office 365? A: Simple: Microsoft Office 365 has evolved into a mature suite of productivity apps that are tightly integrated with the on-premises version of Microsoft Office, allowing your employees to work and collaborate across the two without interruption or…

Protect Your Network: Give Employees Secure Online File Sharing

As the workforce becomes more mobile, your employees need to be able to do their jobs as easily on the go as they do at a desk. In fact, they expect nothing less. How do you make sure they’re using cloud technology that improves their efficiency, productivity, and collaboration without sacrificing cybersecurity? Many companies don’t. Either deliberately or through lack…
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