Posts Tagged ‘business’

Turn Alexa into your office assistant

Turn Alexa into your office assistant

Alexa has made Amazon proud by going beyond basic functions like providing weather updates, streaming music, and setting alarms. As her developers continue to improve on her capabilities, business users can look forward to a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind office assistant. Create and manage to-do and shopping lists You have meetings to attend and deadlines to meet. […]

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Which Office 365 plan is right for you?

Collaboration, file sharing, and data management are made easier with Office 365. You can use its apps anytime, anywhere, and on any device, but do you really need all the features of the fully fledged subscription plan, or is a smaller package a better fit for your business? We’ve provided a list of the different features of each O365 plan to help you make the right choice. Business or Enterprise Office 365 Business and Enterprise are the obvious choices if you’re running cloud-based business systems. Both of these plans will give you access to the data management app Office Online and file hosting service OneDrive, but there are some notable differences between the two. Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5 plans have unlimited archive and mail storage space, while Business plans have a 50 GB storage limit. Furthermore, Business plans don’t provide archive access from the Outlook client. In terms of SharePoint, a collaborative platform and document and storage system, Business plans are short on enterprise search, Excel services, and Visio — a diagramming and vector graphics app — features. They also lack in unified communication solutions, such as Power BI, an interactive data visualization tool, and Delve Analytics, which provides real-time work analytics to businesses. With these points in mind, it may seem like Enterprise subscriptions are superior — and in some ways, they are — but Business plans are more suited for smaller companies running on a tight budget. Office 365 Business and Business Premium cost $10 and $15 per user per month, respectively, while the highest-end Enterprise plan costs $35 per user per month. As a general rule, only consider subscribing to the Enterprise plans when your employee headcount exceeds 50 people and users require more storage space solutions. Otherwise, business plans are the perfect choice for you. E1, E3. or E5? Once you’ve decided to go for the Office 365 Enterprise plans, you need to choose which plan (E1, E2, or E5) suits your business requirements. E1 offers basic solutions, such as Outlook, Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel for only $8 per month. It also provides access to SharePoint Team sites, video conferencing, and Yammer for social media for businesses. E3, on the other hand, provides all E1 features together with data loss prevention, rights management, and encryption to ensure your business’s security and compliance. Lastly, E5 is a full enterprise-grade solution with all the aforementioned features plus analytics tools, advanced threat protection, flexible Skype for Business conferencing, and unified communications solutions. Small- and medium-sized businesses often select either E1 or E3 and subscribe to third-party applications for their cloud security and VoIP needs. But if you have the resources and prefer a single provider to manage your suite, the E5 plan is the way to go. Migrating to Office 365 is not an easy task, and if you’re still undecided about which plan to opt for, contact us today. We won’t just provide Office 365; we’ll also assess your business to find the best plan that fits your budget and business goals.

Collaboration, file sharing, and data management are made easier with Office 365. You can use its apps anytime, anywhere, and on any device, but do you really need all the features of the fully fledged subscription plan, or is a smaller package a better fit for your business? We’ve provided a list of the different […]

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What you should look for in a VoIP distributor

If you’re itching to switch your old phone system to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), you may be overwhelmed by the number of choices of distributors available. Many of them claim to be “the best” or “world-class” — but are they really? Can they meet your business needs? Before you choose a VoIP distributor, consider […]

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How IoT will change businesses

How IoT will change businesses

In today’s corporate environment, most industries are ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) in their own unique ways. Let’s take a look at these examples of utilizing IoT in various business niches that are in operation or will be implemented soon. Improved logistics With IoT sensors, supply chain management and order fulfillment processes improve […]

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3 Microsoft Excel tips to master

Every computer user must be well-versed in various office programs, including Microsoft Excel. If you only know a few basic commands, you haven’t fully mastered Excel. Here are a few features that can make your life easier. Pie and Sunburst Charts Everyone knows that bombarding stakeholders with endless numbers and decimal points is the wrong approach. You need to compile data and develop comprehensive pie or sunburst charts to make life easier for clients and investors. Here’s how to create a pie chart: Select your data. Click on the Recommended Charts tool to see different style chart suggestions for your data. Click on the Chart Styles, Chart Filters, or Chart Elements button in the upper-right corner of the chart to personalize its overall look or add chart elements, such as data labels or axis titles. Steps to create a sunburst chart: Select all your data. Click Insert > Insert Hierarchy Chart > Sunburst. Go to the Design and Format tabs to tailor its overall look. Pivot Tables Pivot Tables might be one of the most powerful yet intimidating data analysis tools in Excel’s arsenal. It allows you to summarize huge chunks of data in lists or tables without using a formula. All you need to do is to: Select the data, which must only have a single-row heading without empty columns or rows. Click Insert > PivotTable. Under Choose the data that you want to analyze, click Select a table or range. In the Table/Range box, validate the cell range. Under Choose where you want the PivotTable report to be placed, click New worksheet, or Existing worksheet and enter the location where you want to place the PivotTable. Conditional Formatting This tool highlights essential information within your dataset. For instance, you’re presenting the latest numbers on project efficiency and you use Conditional Formatting to highlight any number lower than 80%. The highlighted data will capture the audience’s attention, allowing them to identify the bottlenecks in your projects. To customize how the data is displayed, simply: Select the cell. Click Home > Conditional Formatting. Click Format. Change your formatting preference in the Color or Font style box. Excel is one of the most commonly used business software on the market, yet not everyone knows how to fully utilize it. If you want to learn more about other handy Excel features, give us a call today and we’ll elevate your user status from beginner to pro.

Every computer user must be well-versed in various office programs, including Microsoft Excel. If you only know a few basic commands, you haven’t fully mastered Excel. Here are a few features that can make your life easier. Pie and Sunburst Charts Everyone knows that bombarding stakeholders with endless numbers and decimal points is the wrong […]

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Here are 5 types of virtualization

Here are 5 types of virtualization

Companies of all sizes are embracing virtualization as a way to cut IT expenses, enhance security, and increase operational efficiency. But while people are already aware of its benefits, many are still in the dark when it comes to the different types of virtualization. Here, we’ll show you some of the most common virtualization methods […]

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5 mistakes businesses need to avoid online

5 mistakes businesses need to avoid online

Nowadays, business owners have a number of social media accounts used for various purposes, whether it’s to communicate with existing and potential customers, to showcase and announce their latest products, or to expand their online presence. But, one wrong move is more than enough to tarnish your organization’s hard-earned reputation. So watch out for these […]

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Office 365’s apps get a revamp

If you’re one of the million-plus users taking advantage of Office 365’s premium productivity apps, you’ll soon notice some changes. Last June, Microsoft revealed that Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word will be getting a design revamp in the coming months. Here’s a preview of what’s to come. Simplified ribbon The biggest update is with the […]

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VoIP call-quality issues addressed

VoIP call-quality issues addressed

Many people assume that a landline from established local telco is what their office needs, but the truth is there are much better options. VoIP (Voice over IP) lets you make calls over the internet and enjoy convenience, simple set-up, and all the features of a traditional phone system, for less money. But what about […]

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What’s new for macOS Mojave?

What’s new for macOS Mojave?

MacOS Mojave is the newest addition to Apple’s long list of operating system updates, as announced on June 4, 2018. And like its predecessors, the new OS comes packed with a bunch of great new features. Here are five of them. Dark Mode Did you ever wish your computer windows were not just plain ole […]

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