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Now trending: Social tools at work; Join the discussion at “The Worldwide Water Cooler”

We’re excited to announce we’ve just published new global research looking at worker appetite for enterprise social tools. You’ll find lots of data here. The upshot is more than three quarters of workers want social tools to increase productivity and collaboration, and nearly a third would bring social tools into their organization through the back door. We refer to this trend as “bring your own service.”   Enterprise social is a…

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Cloud Computing Trends Report: Understanding IT Maturity Patterns and Practices

As cloud computing matures, a growing number of organizations are moving to cloud environments to help lower IT costs, increase efficiencies, and realize greater flexibility. Many organizations considering cloud adoption can benefit from timely trends analysis research; and simple, well-organized information about their IT environment to understand their current IT state and where they will be if they adopt a particular cloud service.  Today Microsoft releases the Trends in cloud computing…

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Telefonica calls on Office 365 and Yammer to power global workforce collaboration

Telefónica is a leading provider of integrated communications with more than 130,000 employees in 24 countries across Europe and Latin America. Given the broad, global employee base, the company sought to empower staff to stay connected and work together while on the same platform and with leading productivity tools. To achieve this goal, Telefonica will deploy Office 365 alongside Yammer to harness the full power of their workforce and enable new ways…

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Office 365 transforms the education experience at institutions in Central and Eastern Europe

Today, we announced a number of educational institutions in Central and Eastern Europe who have decided to move to Office 365 for improved communication and productivity for students and staff alike. Cloud computing has the power to change the way students learn, especially in rapidly transforming regions like Central and Eastern Europe. Educational institutions across Poland, Romania, Lithuania and other countries in the region are using Office 365 to enrich learning environments…

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Serving the public interest and reducing fixed capital costs with Office 365

To make the case for transitioning our email system, we compared the total cost of ownership to keep the servers running on-premises versus moving to a cloud service. Right away, we saw that we could save up to US$40,000 a year, plus 75 percent of the cost of a full-time employee by taking our email to the cloud.   Then it was a decision about which provider to go with.…

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Serving Up Growth—Fast!—with Office 365

  When we started looking at moving to a new productivity and collaboration solution, the major factors influencing our decision were ease of use, anywhere access, simplified administration, and cost-effective scalability. As we took a closer look at Microsoft Office 365, it was the obvious choice. And, with help from our partner Cal Net Technology Group, we were able to make the switch to Office 365 quickly and easily.  With Office…

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Running a small business without an IT team

Small businesses have enough to focus on without having to spend time and energy worrying about email, data storage or backup servers. In fact, most small businesses don’t know or understand what a server is. The good news is that in today’s technology environment, they don’t need to. This is because more small businesses are rapidly moving from outdated technology solutions to Web-based solutions to power their company, also known…

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Maintain a professional image: 5 tips for a small business

  In order to be taken seriously, small businesses need to convince customers of their professional ability and their value. Small businesses can punch above their weight by taking the time to go to market with a professional set of business documents, templates and content to ensure customers aren’t dismissing them before they have a chance to pitch the value of their product or service.  But how can small businesses…

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5 tips for running a small business from anywhere

The concept of a ‘physical office’ as a small business hub of productivity is quickly being replaced by the connected ‘mobile office,’ which connects employees wherever they happen to be. Today’s business landscape favors those who are nimble and able to adapt rapidly by collaborating on the go, sharing ideas quickly and anticipating customer needs. Luckily, small businesses today can achieve this dynamic work environment through the use of Web-based…

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Businesses worldwide are choosing Office 365 for capabilities they need in a cloud service they can trust

The retail industry is using technology more than ever to stay competitive while better serving the needs of their customers.  In January we shared how large companies  like Tesco and Helly Hansen have joined other notable brands such as, ‘wichcraft, BCBG, and Sephora who are moving to Office 365 for security-enhanced access to the familiar productivity tools they rely on at all levels of their business. Office 365 has become…

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Securing company data and avoiding risk with Office 365 (Video)

Steve Moore Chevrolet employees worked in a multidepartment dealership with outdated technology that caused the loss of important files and undermined their efforts to serve customers. The staff wanted mobile access to business information and to easily share and collaborate on documents while complying with Chevrolet auditing policies. Microsoft Partner Network member PTG demonstrated how Microsoft Office 365 can meet these needs. Today, Steve Moore staffers have the tools they…