When you think of the LGBTQ community, you of course think of IT. Well, OK maybe not, but there’s actually more of a connection than there might seem at first. We knew we wanted to get involved with CT Voice, a new magazine for the LGBTQ community in Connecticut, as soon as we learned about it.
We like doing extreme things with our bodies to support charities. We’ve run Tough Mudder and Rugged Maniac obstacle courses. We’ve climbed hundreds of stairs for the American Lung Association. And now we’ve taken a dip in a freezing lake in March for Special Olympics Connecticut.
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When it comes to virtualizing your office, it’s important to consider whether you should replace older methods with their digital alternatives. Ever since the development of cloud technology, one option we have had is to replace local backup methods with off-site, cloud storage. To help you weigh your options, we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons to each method.
The days of driving to the office, sitting behind a desk, and working from the same desktop computer for eight hours are becoming a thing of the past. Today’s managers and employees can work from the office, or a client’s location by using mobile devices and laptops. Unfortunately, the growing need for mobility has created new challenges for many business owners, particularly IT managers. How can businesses provide access to files and documents regardless of their employees’ physical location, while still ensuring security and sticking to budget?
Of course, Microsoft wasn't going to miss out on the cloud-computing revolution. In fact, Microsoft spearheaded the change by making one of the first large software-to-the-cloud solution moves with the Microsoft Office 365. Microsoft Office 365 is similar in look and feel to the industry-standard Office suite software, but in contrast, it’s now in the cloud. This move to the online world has helped simplify Microsoft’s licensing into a buy-only-what-you-need approach. It also offers ample additional features, including automatic security updates, and automatic backup. Microsoft Office 365 is a significant change from the decades-old Office software. Think of it as an Office 10.0. It is no longer a simple suite like Word and Excel, but rather, a collaboration-based solution.
Virtualization has changed the way we think of the office. What was once a physical space has now become a network of workers plugged in from various locations. With laptops and mobile phones, even the infrastructure has become less and less rooted in the physical space of the traditional office.
Microsoft Office 365 offers businesses of all sizes cost savings and productivity gains, which is why many companies are moving to the cloud with Office 365. Businesses receive most of their Office 365 cost savings by moving info management to the cloud with SharePoint and by moving their Exchange email to the cloud.
There is no doubt that Office 365 is a massive success for Microsoft. The software has provided thousands of businesses with simplicity and reliability, and that it is changing the entire productivity software category. The success of Microsoft Office 365 is largely due in part to a strong small business segment.