How to Migrate Public Folders to Office 365

By Jason Pinardi | January 19, 2017

While moving to Office 365 can be a transformative experience in terms of productivity, collaboration, and mobility for your business and its workforce, the migration process must come first. Deciding how to handle the overall migration process can be a significant undertaking that includes dealing with domain names and Active Directory, group and user identification, and migration methods. The primary challenge is the process of how to migrate public folders to Office.  365.

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How Long Does it Take to Migrate to Office 365?

By Jason Pinardi | January 12, 2017

When organizations are contemplating an Office 365 migration, there are many questions that must be answered. Is Office 365 right for my organization? What will it cost to migrate to Office 365? How long will it take to complete the migration?

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What Is Operational Intelligence? 5 Things to Know About Splunk

By Steve Brown | December 27, 2016

According to IDC, 42 percent of all data will be machine-generated by 2020, which includes data from sensors, security systems, networks, servers, storage, and applications. Today, most of these data are an untapped potential for making decisions.

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5 Office 365 Features You Should Know

By Jason Pinardi | November 17, 2016

When familiar things change in their most-used applications, people tend to become upset. So when a software suite like Microsoft Office undergoes a new release, you can be sure that people are wary of changes that may cause confusion among their users. People forget that the newly added features are there to make the software more productive and easier to use. Looking at some of the new Office 365 features, you can see how these two goals were accomplished.

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How to Narrow Down the Choices for IT Support in Boston

By Steve Brown | July 18, 2016

According to the Techaisle 2015 SMB & Midmarket Cloud Adoption Study, over 40 percent of midmarket firms and nearly 1/3rd of small businesses are planning to outsource cloud migration services. 20 percent of midmarket firms are currently outsourcing mobile app development and another 31 percent are planning to outsource. In addition to cloud and mobility, midmarket firms are increasing their outsourcing for big data and analytics projects.

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3 Compelling Reasons to Outsource IT Support

By Steve Brown | July 14, 2016

It is no secret that IT staffs are not usually large teams. In a recent report from Spiceworks, it was found that the average size of an IT staff was 4.2 people. Broken down by company size, the numbers show that where there are more than 500 employees, the average size was 11.9 workers. Companies that employ 250 to 499 people had, on average, 4.8 people providing IT support, while those under 250 had fewer than three. Yet while IT expenditures are always increasing, hiring is not. In fact, the same report shows that a majority of companies are keeping their IT staff at the same levels or reducing them.

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Why IT Support In Boston Doesn't Need to Be as Expensive as You Think

By Steve Brown | July 12, 2016

It is costlier to run a business in the northeastern United States than it is in the Southeast or remote areas of the country. Those costs are often balanced out due to what the Northeast has to offer. With proximity to major financial companies, cities with large populations, and the business epicenter of the world, the higher prices in the Northeast are often considered the cost of doing business. One business service that doesn’t have to carry the high price tag that you may think comes along with it is IT support in the city of Boston. If you know what services you need, and you choose the right partner, you could find yourself saving money with a managed IT services provider as opposed to hiring your own staff. Here is how.

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Shellshock Alert!

By Ryan Visconti | September 26, 2014

The Shellshock exploit is a major security concern for many critical datacenter components. Below is an initial list with links to articles for a few of the components that you may/may not have in your environment.

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Is Your Business Ready For Cloud Backup Services?

By Ryan Visconti | May 7, 2014

For some, the thought of backing up their data into the cloud wouldn't even get a second thought. This is mainly because of their perceptions of the ‘cloud’ and the security concerns that come along with it. Many people don’t realize that utilizing the cloud can be more cost effective, and in many cases it will even be more secure. There are different variations of cloud solutions such as hosted or hybrid solutions.

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Why your company needs a BYOD policy

By Ryan Visconti | February 6, 2014

Nowadays, the features and capabilities of Mobile devices such as laptops, smart phones, and tablets seem limitless. With the new technologies that these devices have produced you can now access work files, documents, projects that you never could before.   “67% of people use personal devices at work, regardless of the office’s official BYOD policy.” If you are going to allow your employees to use their devices at work and for internal data knowing who has access to what, and what they are doing on their devices is crucial, this could be why your company needs a BYOD policy in place!

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