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Energy retailer AGL Energy Limited simplifies email support and saves with Office 365

AGL Energy Limited (AGL), one of Australia’s largest energy retailers, recently announced that it has moved to Office 365 for a single platform that brings together its operations and employees. The company, which has over 3.6 million residential and business customers, needed a solution that provided business-critical mobile connectivity and improved collaboration for its 3,000+ employees. With Office 365, AGL’s employees are more productive when on the go while the company is…

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Increase in U.S. entrepreneurship points to benefits of technology

Recently, we’ve started to see some signs of turnaround in the economy, and some interesting conversations are sure to be had during the Small Business Administration’s annual National Small Business Week kicking off in Seattle and across the US on June 17. It is exciting to see this infographic and report from Babson College citing a record high number of startups in the U.S. in 2012. According to the report, 13 percent of the U.S.…

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Gaining a single collaborative workspace with Office 365

When challenges arise, LEVICK can make the difference that leads to a positive outcome. LEVICK is a leading strategic communications firm driving communications in the highest-profile global matters for companies and countries. From our offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, we deploy uniquely qualified teams, armed with the instincts, influence, and experience needed to win battles in an increasingly complex and challenging world. Our teams rely on quick…

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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…