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  • Blog Post: Putting the Cloud Under Lock and Key

    When it comes to the law, digital data is challenging the basis of values we hold dear, such as privacy and security. The fact is, digital is different, but it shouldn't change our right to privacy. Here's a look at the current legal landscape for digital data in the cloud and some tips for how...
  • Blog Post: Lowering the Cost and Complexity of Medical Image Archiving through the Cloud

    Cloud adoption in healthcare has a large footprint and is continuing to grow quickly. In a recent survey conducted by HIMSS Analytics, 80 percent of the 150 healthcare organizations across the U.S. who responded reported that they currently use cloud services to help reduce maintenance costs, speed deployment...
  • Blog Post: Young Entrepreneur Council Voices: How the Cloud Makes Your Business More Productive

    Cloud computing solutions can be a key element to making your business more productive. Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) , an invite-only organization comprising the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs, offered their perspectives on how their businesses have benefited from...
  • Blog Post: Top 3 Ways the Hybrid Cloud Improves Business

    Cloud solutions help your business save money by providing scalable storage, bandwidth, and processing power; improving your access to important files; and automates many IT tasks. The three cloud options— public, private, and hybrid clouds —each have advantages depending on your business’...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds: What They Mean and How They Work

    Finding the cloud solution that matches your business needs doesn’t have to be difficult. Understanding the differences between private and public cloud solutions—and the benefits of combining them in a hybrid model—can help clarify a complicated and potentially confusing landscape...
  • Blog Post: Finding Clarity in Content Marketing: Skype & Microsoft Office's Adventures in Publishing

    Suddenly it seems like every brand is a digital content publisher or, at least, believes it should become one. “Brand as publisher” is a mantra of the social media age and the once obscure term of “content marketing” now rings through the halls of companies and the agencies that...
  • Blog Post: IT Innovation Starts in the Cloud

    The cloud is often seen as a direct threat to IT jobs because it automates those rote, mundane tasks that make up the majority of an IT pro’s workday. The reality is that the cloud will not displace active IT pros; rather, it will create more IT jobs, according to the IDC. For IT pros, the cloud...
  • Blog Post: How to Have a Conversation with 80 Million Fans: Xbox PR

    “The Xbox gamer audience is vast, diverse, and incredibly passionate,” remarks Xbox’s Senior PR Director Lisa Gurry. In fact, the global Xbox community is so large that it could be its own nation. With 80 million Xbox 360 consoles sold since 2005 and five million Xbox One consoles...
  • Blog Post: How to Maneuver in the Fast Lane of Cloud Migration

    For new companies and companies that are just beginning to grow, it’s easy to either build systems in the cloud or move operations to the cloud as the company grows. For a well-established, global business, migration is trickier but well worth the effort. Here’s how your business can quickly...
  • Blog Post: Business Survival: the Value of Tribal Knowledge in the Cloud

    The modern business is both mobile and dispersed. This makes tribal knowledge, or the collective knowledge of an organization, more difficult to disseminate. That’s why businesses are increasingly in need of cloud technology to hold them together. Here’s how you can equip your teams so that...
  • Blog Post: On the verge of a breakthrough: how the cloud helps your business find insights in big data

    While big data enters the everyday lexicon, it begins to conjure the image of a Sasquatch-style beast made of infinite strings of numbers. But big data doesn't have to be intimidating. Your business can harness the big data haystack to quickly find the needle of insight contained inside. For example...
  • Blog Post: Demystifying the Cloud: How to Get Started

    For businesses, it’s no longer a question of if you move to the cloud but when and how much, said Michael Clark, VP of Corporate Accounts at Microsoft, during last week’s Virtual Roadmap Event . If your business has yet to move to the cloud, you should know migration doesn’t have to...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Expert Brian Moran: "Small business owners are not embracing all of the existing technology at their disposal."

    This week we had the awesome opportunity to speak with Brian Moran, founder and CEO of Brian Moran & Associates. With 20+ years of experience, Brian specializes in helping entrepreneurs and marketers grow their businesses and navigate the SMB space. Here’s some of the advice he had for small...
  • Blog Post: Happy Internet Day!

    Happy Internet Day! Before the Internet became the source of (and distraction from) how we do business in the last twenty years, it was a small network of government and university computers that could still talk to each other in the event of a catastrophic (read: nuclear) event on American soil. ...
  • Blog Post: Why It’s Worth Factoring Social Software Into Your IT Budget

    Stop reading this post and take a look around your office. Go ahead, we’ll wait. We’re patient like that. What did you see? Is this how you imagined the office of the future would look, or is it closer to Gordon Gecko’s desk from Wall Street ? Desktop terminals and filing cabinets...
  • Blog Post: An Interview with Rieva Lesonsky

    October was Women in Business Month and we had the amazing opportunity to speak with business leaders Vanessa Fox , Liz Pearce , and Nataly Kogan . Talking to Rieva Lesonsky , a small business expert and best-selling author on entrepreneurship, it is clear that the list of influential women in business...
  • Blog Post: The Mobile Workforce: More productive, efficient, and healthy

    In the post-PC era the laptop will be the new desktop and the smartphone and tablet will replace the laptop. Sound familiar? It should because we’re in it; and with cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the landscape of the workplace is rapidly changing. Mobility is our reality,...
  • Blog Post: Security in a Paperless Office

    Pop quiz time. What’s more secure; financial records locked in a filing cabinet or financial records stored in the cloud? If you don’t understand how cloud security works, you probably said the filing cabinet. It’s time for a little mythbusting about how secure your paperless office...
  • Blog Post: The Mobile Workforce: Peering Into the Future of BYOD with the Crystal Ball of Stats

    Does it really come as a surprise that, on average, every person has 2-3 mobile devices (laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.)? Or that 90% of people keep their mobile phones within 3 feet of them all day? The median age of a Facebook user is 38 (older than a millennial) and the average Twitter user is 39...
  • Blog Post: Accessibility matters: How the New Belgium Beer Rangers are part of the team no matter where they are.

    Mobile workers need to feel like they’re part of the team, but they also need access to every piece of information their in-office colleagues have. On a high-speed connection in a home office, shared workspace, or coffee shop, this need is generally addressed with a laptop. But what about the increasingly...
  • Blog Post: Don’t let the important things in life get “Crowded-Out”

    The hectic pace of modern life seems to keep accelerating. Technology is supposed to make life simpler but all too often it is crowding out the important things in our lives. Don’t get us wrong. We fully appreciate the amazing advances in technology that have unleashed people to be more creative...
  • Blog Post: Information Flow in the Paperless Office

    It’s time we talk about dropping the paper weight from your business. Paper is not as effective or efficient as it once was; in the era of mobile devices and cloud-based file storage solutions, paper cannot keep up with today’s pace of business. When the information flow is digital from start...
  • Blog Post: High Stakes Workflow: Why Health Care Needs Attention

    Any industry can benefit from moving to a paperless office (or workplace). What may surprise you is that it’s also disrupting all industries—not just technology or information. Going paperless completely transformed how health care provider Friendship Heights Rehabilitation tracked income...
  • Blog Post: Carolina Realty Group Goes Mobile and Paperless to Win Big

    You know about the paperless cockpit , and we’ve talked about the paperless office , but what does going paperless actually mean for your business? It may be easy to dismiss the move to paperless as a fancy way to give your employees the latest digital toys. But the reality is that there are real...
  • Blog Post: The Surprising Technology Trends of 2013

    The only way to describe the notable technology trends of 2013 is big. Really big. The vast potential to disrupt the status quo of business operations across various sectors is enormous. These trends will redefine the way we interact with objects around us, redirect the way we think about complex...