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The Top 5 Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud with SharePoint

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The Top 5 Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud with SharePoint

Moving data to the cloud is not a new concept. Since its inception, the cloud has been something that an increasing number of organizations use to store and access data. Currently, if your organization isn't using the cloud or a hybrid model, unless you have a specific reason (and yes, there are some good reasons not to utilize the cloud), you are falling behind your competition.

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Taste of the Month #1: SharePoint Update

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Taste of the Month #1: SharePoint Update

Office 365 continues to release new features to the cloud.  My test tenant seems to receive the updates before our production tenant.  Both of our tenants are in the first release ring. I called Microsoft to see if we could get put in a position in front of first, but no such position exists. 

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The SharePoint Mobile App: The Information Where You Want it When You Want it

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The SharePoint Mobile App: The Information Where You Want it When You Want it

Mobile devices and tablets have grown exponentially in recent years. According to Citrix, “Today’s employees are increasingly likely to work from outside the office and frequently use a number of mobile (and often personal) devices to complete business tasks.” On June 20th, SharePoint entered this growing space with the SharePoint mobile app, released for iOS. The app provides access to the intranet at your fingertips.

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Create a Video Training Center in SharePoint

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Create a Video Training Center in SharePoint

This will usually be under the IT site or as a separate top level site.  This will act as a training portal for all users, but will not be limited to only SharePoint training resources. People learn differently, but the most popular training medium is videos. These can be reinforced with emails and blog posts.

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Don’t Just List Your Business Assets in Sharepoint: Analyze Them

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Don’t Just List Your Business Assets in Sharepoint: Analyze Them

SharePoint farms are common in large and small businesses, and the ability to set up simple lists, document libraries, schedules and team sites make it a handy multipurpose tool.  SharePoint lists support the business objectives and are also employed to track the resources used to support the business itself.  All businesses use computers to perform their work, and these assets are often tracked for depreciation, warranty repairs, and replacement. How many pieces of equipment are out of warranty? What networking equipment is due for replacement?  When was the inventory list last updated? 

The built-in SharePoint views can be used to answer a few of these questions, but you can also use Excel with its database view and pivot-table feature to simplify the analysis of your current data. 

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Can You Make It Through Your Work Day Without Sharepoint?

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Can You Make It Through Your Work Day Without Sharepoint?

SharePoint On-Premise and SharePoint Online are Microsoft's fastest growing products. SharePoint is a business platform that integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office. It is used to pull knowledge workers together, automate manual business processes, and give you a dashboard of critical business information. Unless you are saying that you cannot make it through the workday without SharePoint, then it is being underutilized in your organization.

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Taste of Afidence Published -- April

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As another fiscal quarter closes we've continued to experience an influx of new clients that are unhappy with their current IT provider.

We've found that regardless of whether the client was dazzled by the lower rates typically found in the shop down the street or by the flashy, high-rise vendor the results have been the same -- IT torment and dollars wasted.  We also found that the service had nothing to do with the offerings or size of the company, but rather the company's quality and ethics.

Going forward, we want to share with you the top 3 things to be aware of when choosing your IT support vendor:

  1. BEWARE the "Contract".  If they are that good, why do they need a contract?
  2. BEWARE the "Kickback".  Do they receive financial incentives for recommending and selling the products they recommend to you?
  3. BEWARE the "Bait and Switch".  The guy/gal giving you the recommendation most likely won't be the one supporting you . . . if they are, who supports them when they are on vacation or out sick?

A simple way to avoid loss of time and money is to CALL Afidence today before you sign.   We have unparalleled client satisfaction and our mission is to be your trusted IT advisor and support vendor, which means we have to be better than good ALL the time!

We hope to hear from you soon . . . call Crystal at 513-234-5822, x441

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