In this issue:
- Make Cybersecurity an Ingrained Part of Your Company Culture
- Using Teams for Team Building
- Is Wordle Tracking You?
- Interview with Chuck Barry About His Las Vegas Experience
In this issue:
Microsoft 365 Business and Enterprise Plans have enabled organizational productivity and security enhancements for many of you, our valued clients, over the past ten years. Microsoft has put in place minimal changes in fees over that time all the while enhancing the experience and set of tools for each of us.
Voice Technology is a Great Productivity Tool
Are you currently using the combination of a camera and microphone daily to communicate while working remotely? Then you’re all set to leverage the power of your voice as a great productivity tool. Most associate the power of the spoken word in terms of evoking a response from other people or animals but often overlook using voice recognition to generate a response from your computer, smartphone, or other device.
The holidays are here, and it’s time to slow down, relax, and enjoy the company of friends and family. It’s also a time to strategize about the new year and think about what’s next for you and your business. In celebration of the eight days of Chanukah, here are eight benefits of Office 365 to consider as we gear up for 2020.
Eight Benefits of Office 365
1... Productivity and Collaboration – You’re probably aware that Office 365 brings your team together under one unified solution, but did you know that 365 also offers coauthoring and live collaboration? Two or more team members can edit a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or Excel spreadsheet at the same time!
2... Sharing, Storage, and Files on the Go – Move over Dropbox, there’s a new solution in town.
Breakfast cereal TV commercials in the 60s and 70s ended with visuals of an appetizing meal with the voice-over saying “part of a complete breakfast” that included: a bowl of sugary cereal, juice, milk, toast and butter, and fruit (advertisers were legally obligated to include that last one). Looking back, it is hard to believe that anyone could really include Lucky Charms as essential to a complete breakfast.
Enable remote workers using cloud technology
An existing client recently referred a company to us who is in the business of measuring temperatures through remote-sensing thermometers. It’s a specialized technology that services a host of industries for whom accuracy and ease of use of these types of products are critical to the bottom line.
As machine learning, digital storage, and analytics software get more advanced, data is becoming more valuable than ever. Even businesses that don’t rely on data to operate are starting to find ways to get more value out of their information. Microsoft’s newest platform is an excellent example of that -- and it’s free!
What is Power BI?
Released in the spring of 2016, Power BI is Microsoft’s business analytics platform.
By now, you’re probably familiar with popular Office 365 productivity features like Skype for Business, and real-time collaboration in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You might even remember a few time-saving keyboard shortcuts that will make your Office 365 experience a lot smoother.
For businesses, the security of sensitive data is critical. If this information is lost or stolen, it could lead to crippling financial losses, legal disputes, and more importantly, loss of customer trust. And while those of you with Microsoft Office 365 installed have some security and compliance tools, there are still some data protection best practices you need to consider.
Microsoft has commercially released new products and upgrades that will secure company information. The threat intelligence and data governance features are designed for businesses that adhere to strict regulatory guidelines and need an extra layer of protection against cyberattacks.