Takeaway: When it comes to document management and collaboration, SharePoint can do just about anything you need it to—given the right infrastructure and applications. In this series of 3 articles, we offer tips for finding the right SharePoint solution for improving productivity and lower costs.
Which edition of SharePoint is right for your organization? It depends on what you want to do with the solution.
In a recent article, we looked at why SharePoint’s flexible platform is a better choice for most companies that need a customized collaborative and management solution. Missed it? You can read it here
In a nutshell, SharePoint is powerful and secure web-based platform that allows employees to access, share, collaborate and manage documents, teams, projects and much more. Unlike many other collaborative solutions, SharePoint can be tailored to your organization’s specific needs with the right architecture and applications. It’s also very cost effective, which is largely why SharePoint has become the most popular choice for most SMBs.
So let’s say you’ve looked at all the different options and have decided that your organization could benefit from all the management and productivity boosting features of SharePoint. You’re now ready to migrate (or upgrade to the enhanced functionalities of a more recent version).
The question is: Do you choose SharePoint Foundation, Standard or Enterprise?
Here are 4 tips for making the right choice.
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Here’s how you can fully benefit from SharePoint. Part 1 of 3.
When it comes to document management and collaboration, SharePoint can do just about anything you need it to—given the right infrastructure and applications. In this series of 3 articles, we offer SMBs tips for finding the right SharePoint solution for improving productivity and lower costs.
Ever worked on the wrong version of a document? Or emailed the wrong version to a client? Then you already know the limitations of Microsoft Office when it comes to sharing and collaborating on files.
That’s where document management and collaboration software like Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and 2010 come in.
SharePoint is the most popular, powerful, secure and cost-effective web-based collaboration platform in the world. Because it is a horizontal platform, SharePoint can be adapted to all sorts of industries, unlike many other document management systems which are often designed for a specific industry.
Because of this built-in flexibility, SharePoint is more of a customizable solution than a one-size fits all band aid. And different businesses will look for different functionalities from SharePoint: from branding to mobility to business connectivity and much more. Choosing the right version of SharePoint is therefore an important decision, because the wrong choice could result in lost time, money and benefits.
In this first of 3 articles, we show you how you can fully benefit from SharePoint’s many collaborative and management capabilities. In subsequent articles, we offer tips for choosing the right version of SharePoint (foundation, enterprise, 2010, 2013), the right deployment and equally important, how to choose the right hosting provider.
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Super Bowl XLVII
The Super Bowl: The big football game and the big commercials
is just around the corner that means North Americans are pumped for one of two things: Either the big game or the record-shattering commercials that will be airing between plays.
Wardrobe “malfunctions” and overproduced half-time shows aside, the Super Bowl is notorious for two things: plenty of big blowouts and Spielberg-quality ads. So to get you in the Super Bowl commercial-viewing spirit, here are some of the best tech TV ads of all time (even if technically not all of them aired during the Super Bowl).
Did we miss any? Do you agree with our rankings? Take a look and let us know:
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Verizon-branded BlackBerry Z10s in black and white have already been spotted. See what else the new BlackBerry 10 has in store… (Photo: rapidberry.net)
As the Blackberry 10 release date quickly approaches, more information about RIM’s latest device is becoming available. Last March, we offered a sneak peak at what the new BlackBerry 10
might include. We also speculated that the new Blackberry 10 would be released later that year.
Well, we’ve clearly had to wait longer than expected. Will it be worth the wait?
Ahead of the Blackberry 10 release, RIM has released BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, the latest version of its mobile management solution for businesses. Touted as a “one-size-fits all mobile device management platform (MDM) that’s capable of managing BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices,” this new software should help users better manage their new BB10 phones and other devices.
How will this new service help SMBs? Take a look…
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SherWeb’s Active Directory Synchronization
We know that integrating multiple users manually onto a hosted Exchange platform can be a burden. We also know that managing and synchronizing multiple users, mailboxes and passwords can monopolize a lot of time. That’s why we created ADSync, the Active Directory
SherWeb customers that use ADSync with our hosted Exchange 2010 and 2013 solutions tell us that it is a real time saver. These users will be happy to hear that we will soon be releasing version 2.0 of ADSync, an enterprise-level solution that will include additional features and a few fixes to make your workload even easier and more efficient.
Not familiar with ADSync? This Q&A with Normand Bedard, one of SherWeb’s programmer-analysts, will give you a quick overview of the benefits of using ADSync with your SherWeb hosted Exchange solution: What ADSync is, how it works, any potential issues and what you’ll like about the new update.
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Is email on the outs?
Humans have always had a tendency to try to predict “the end”.
In 2012, it was all about the Mayan calendar and the fateful date of December 21, which, as we have all lived to see, was nothing but a hoax. But people also like to predict (or wish for) the demise of things in other areas: the end of war, the end of the NHL lock-out, or even the end of Justin Bieber’s reign as King of YouTube (thank goodness for Gangnam Style!).
When it comes to technology, email clients and servers such as Microsoft Exchange are starting to suffer the same fate.
Over the past 15-20 years, the popularity of email has skyrocketed to the point of becoming an essential part of business communications, enabling workers to share information and files quickly and safely. Still, many so-called experts insist on predicting email’s imminent last hurrah. Why is that?
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The top 2012 reviews is here
We’re now half-way through January, which means we’ve somehow managed to escape the Mayan apocalypse. It also means we have to start thinking seriously about our future, now that we have one. Perhaps 2013 will be the year that humanity finally learns how to not repeat the mistakes of the past. Or at least until the next apocalypse is prophesied.
In a recent post, we shared this eye-catching graphic review of 2012 for the world of IT.
But what about the non-IT news of 2012?
Here’s one last final look at other major events that made news around the world last year, as well as the top words that best defined humanity in 2012.
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It’s 2013! Here are six resolutions that can make a huge difference your business’ bottom line
For a large number of SMBs, January can be painfully slow. And given 2012’s lackluster performance, the last thing most SMBs need right now is another bad month.
To make matters worse, too many organizations get stuck in a doomed holding pattern of constantly putting out fires, and scrambling to keep up with the competition. We all know that this isn’t the optimal way to run a business, so why not finally break this cycle and build a strong foundation that will help your organization better compete—not just in 2013, but for years to come?
Here are 6 resolutions that can make a huge difference on your bottom line.
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It’s 2013! Here’s what we’re watching this year.
First, let’s get the disagreements out of the way: Exactly how big will the cloud industry be by 2014? IT research and advisory company Gartner predicts it will surpass the $148 billion mark, while its competitor, Forrester, says it will reach $118 billion. Either way, everyone is agreeing that cloud computing is growing at an unprecedented rate as more and more enterprises recognize the cost benefits of migrating, driving demand for hosted IT services, particularly cloud email and collaboration solutions.
As a long-time provider of industry-standard business solutions like Hosted Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and more, we get to see on a daily basis just to what extent these cloud-based solutions offer significant benefits for organizations of all types and sizes. Especially for SMBs, which tend to have big needs, but few resources.
For IT managers and decision makers who are still straddling the fence on the “in-house vs. cloud” issue, the following may help put things into perspective.
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We know how much people crave end-of-the-year recaps, so we thought we’d treat you with our very own review of the 2012 year in the IT World.
A dynamic month-by-month review of the biggest news, compatible with mobile phone and easily sharable with friends; our review is the perfect occasion to remind us what a busy year 2012 was.
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So share it with friends and family, and let’s settle what THE biggest news in IT for 2012 was.
What’s your opinion? Did we miss any major events?