Increase security by implementing Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Kevin Brunton

With the increased threats posted by ever changing attacks from viruses to malware to phishing to spoofing, protection has never been more important.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Office 365, Security

Introducing Dynamics 365 For Financials, Microsoft's New Cloud Solution

Hillary Horning

This has been a year of many changes. Microsoft sent waves through the tech community in early November, announcing the release of Dynamics 365. The announcement of the cloud solution changed the ground the Dynamics community walks on, offering competitive SaaS (Software as a Service) pricing, incredible flexibility, and seamless integration with Microsoft’s widely adopted Office 365 business suite.

Small to medium-sized and enterprise businesses now have the option to streamline business processes by running powerful Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software built on trusted Dynamics NAV and AX framework, with month-to-month cloud subscription flexibility, and lower start-up costs than a traditional on-premises ERP implementation.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Financial Management, Microsoft Dynamics

5 Ways to Keep Your Remote Employees Engaged, Productive & Happy

Hillary Horning

Every single year, more and more United States workers gain the flexibility to work remotely. Whether that’s in a hotel lobby, airport, home office, or coffee shop, telecommuting has become increasingly popular, and also necessary.

A recent study by Gallup, a business consulting firm that offers a wide array of services, found that over 37% of U.S. workers have worked remotely, a large jump from the 9% found in 1995. The study concludes that there are two major forms of telecommuting: work remotely during normal business hours, and working outside of the office during evenings or weekends.

No matter what hours your remote employees are logging, the ability to work just as productively and as seamlessly as they would normally in the traditional office is ever important. With over 30 million Americans working at least one day from home per week, organizations are seeking strategies to provide support incentives, tools, and successfully manage a mobile workforce.

Here are 5 ways to keep your remote (and traditional) employees engaged, productive, and happy.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Office 365

How to keep data safe in a BYOD era

Zack Nimtz

When employees can utilize their own mobile devices for work, they are often more productive. As a result, organizations are beginning to utilize them more as business tools by adopting cloud-based services and custom apps that foster productivity.

Unfortunately, the rise in the mobile workforce has also led to an increase in security risks. In August of this year, a report from Check Point Software found that mobile devices are the biggest point of vulnerability in any enterprise's cybersecurity efforts. In fact, the survey found that companies with more than 2,000 mobile devices, there is a 50 percent chance that at least six of them have been infected with some type of malware. Given that mobile workers are out and about, accessing company data from anywhere, business leaders are rightly concerned about the security of these devices.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Bring Your Own Device, Mobile

Pinnacle announces new Customer Immersion Experience

Zack Nimtz

The Future of Productivity has come to Indiana!

Pinnacle, An Advanced Imaging Solutions Company is taking business productivity to the next level - and business leaders are invited to experience the difference. The certified Microsoft partner has recently opened a Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience Center in their Mishawaka office.

The Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) allows businesses to test-drive Microsoft's cloud productivity suite in a hands-on environment. These sessions enable you to explore the full potential of Microsoft's best-in-class technologies, including Office 365, SharePoint Server, Skype for Business, and Dynamics CRM.

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Azure, Cloud Services, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Office 365