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    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. jcpenney Aims for the Cloud with Microsoft Office 365 With 1,000 stores in all 50 U.S. states, retailer jcpenney moves to Office 365 to enhance collaboration among its workers. Tesco signs...
  • Blog Post: Xelleration Leads Customers to the Cloud, Reduces Travel Costs with Office 365

    Today’s guest blogger is Mo Khan, managing director of Xelleration, a consulting and technology solutions company and a Microsoft Gold Certified partner that provides business intelligence and office automation solutions. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., the firm works with businesses of all sizes...
  • Blog Post: FICCI Chooses Office 365 Over Google Apps

    Tighter integration. Fuller functionality. Better enterprise value. These are among the reasons why the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) chose Office 365 over Google Apps as its cloud platform for communication and collaboration. India’s largest and oldest apex...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/9/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Skype Launches New Online Platform for Small Businesses Skype launches the public Skype in the workspace, a new online platform for small businesses to instantly connect with potential customers...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/31/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Bharti Airtel ties up with Microsoft to sell Office 365 to SMEs via cloud computing India's largest telco is working with Microsoft to offer Office 365 to small and medium businesses in India...
  • Blog Post: Google’s “Simple and Affordable” Siren Song

    Google’s claim that Google Apps for Business is “simple and affordable” reminds me of the irresistible song of the Sirens in the Odyssey . It’s hard not to be swayed by low prices and bargains. Yet the reality is that many businesses lured by Google Apps promise of “simple...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Leandro Balbinot, Chief Information Officer, Lojas Renner

    A s part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Leandro Balbinot, Chief Information Officer at Lojas Renner, about why the company chose to switch from Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please tell us about Lojas Renner. Balbinot...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Muttia Alkhayyat, Chief Information Officer, UrbaCon General Contracting

    As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Muttia Alkhayyat, Chief Information Officer at UrbaCon General Contracting about why, after adopting Google Apps for Business, UrbaCon switched to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please tell...
  • Blog Post: Kattelo Consulting: Our Clients Prefer the Familiarity and Intuitiveness of Office 365

    Today’s guest blogger is Kenneth Lo, CEO of Kattelo Consulting , a consulting firm that builds solutions using Microsoft SharePoint and the .NET platform. Headquartered in San Francisco, the firm works with businesses, nonprofits, and government clients across the U.S. Interest...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/14/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Dixons Rolls Out Office 365 to 20,000 Users The electrical retailer Dixons Retail to roll out Office 365 to 20,000 users across the UK, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Hong Kong. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/1/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. A Fresh New Office Finds a Place in the Cloud Microsoft “has a winning program on its hands” with its newest version of Office. Office 2013 is the Best Office Yet With Office...
  • Blog Post: SADA Systems Makes Migrating to Office 365 Easy & Efficient

    Today’s guest blogger is Patrick Watson, business development manager at SADA Systems, a global leader in cloud computing and IT consultation, and a Microsoft Gold Certified partner since 2003. Based in Los Angeles, SADA works with hundreds of organizations including commercial enterprises, academic...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Doug Herrick, Chief Information Officer for Thomas Jefferson University

    As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Doug Herrick, Chief Information Officer for Jefferson Information Technologies at Thomas Jefferson University, about why the university chose to replace its existing on-premises email system with Microsoft Exchange Online through Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/2/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Just Scored A Huge Win In The Cloud Microsoft’s new $9.8 million, four-year contract with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demonstrates that Office 365 is “a...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/7/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft's New Enterprise Operating System Is Going To Be A Big Hit Windows Server 2012, now officially available, is “destined to be a big hit.” 'Microsoft Office 365 better...
  • Blog Post: GW Computadores to Move 50 Clients to Office 365 by Mid-2013

    Today’s guest blogger is André Henrique Buss, owner of GW Computadores, a technology consulting firm that specializes in cloud-based infrastructures. Headquartered in Blumenau, Brazil, the firm works with small- and medium-size businesses in Brazil. Today, there really isn’t a good...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/26/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Windows 8 review: A big, beautiful, slightly shaky step forward Windows 8: “The touchscreen actions are a huge gain for usability, and the interface is gorgeous.” Microsoft Surface...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 = Saved Time + Saved Money for Small Businesses

    As a small business owner, you’re probably used to making trade-offs—work-life balance for business growth, predictability for entrepreneurship. Sound familiar? And of all the trade-offs, there’s no bigger compromise than the one between time and money. Either spend the time doing...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/5/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Toyota Going All In with Microsoft's Office 365 Toyota is making Office 365 available to its 200,000 employees worldwide. Microsoft Office Announces Affordable Cloud-Based Solutions The...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/21/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Announces Office 2013 Prices and Packaging Microsoft announces pricing and packaging details for Office 2013. Microsoft Cloud Partners See Increase in Office 365 Customers Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/23/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Visaka Industries Deploys Microsoft Office 365 Visaka Industries switches from Google Apps to Office 365 because “Microsoft Office 365 clearly out-shines Google Apps not only in ease...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/22/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Skype Breaks Records, Traffic Grows by 44 Percent Skype now accounts for one-third of all global phone traffic. Yammer Has 7 million Users as SharePoint Integration Continues The Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/18/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Retailers Giving a Lift to Microsoft's Cloud Ambitions Enjoying recent successful deals with J.C Penney Co. and British retailer Tesco PLC, Microsoft “is betting Office 365 is the right...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/12/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Steve Ballmer Asks Customers, Partners and Shareholders to Believe in Microsoft Steve Ballmer: “Fantastic devices and services for end users will drive our enterprise businesses forward...
  • Blog Post: Ticketmonster, Inc. Switches from Google Apps to Microsoft Exchange Server for Security and Compliance Reasons

    Retailer Ticketmonster, Inc. needed to establish a desirable IT governance system for companywide communications and decided to replace Google Apps with an on-premise email server. We recently spoke to Lee Hyung-jun, Head of the IT Unit at Ticketmonster, to learn why: Q: Please...