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Associated Industries of Massachusetts: More Efficient Member Services with Microsoft Office 365

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This blog comes to us couresy of Microsoft from an interivew conducted with our Chief Operating Officer Kim Williams, written by Cindy Lyman, Chief Financial Officer at Associated Industries of Massachusetts.   

It’s not always easy to age gracefully. As an association that’s nearly 100 years old, Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) has always adapted to changing member needs, governmental structures and—now more than ever—technological expectations.

Why the Lack of Due Diligence Can Hurt Your Company

Due DeligenceWhat does business system security mean to you?

Taken narrowly, it means locking down corporate data so no one can steal it, meddle with it, or disrupt it. Taken broadly, it means your systems are reliable. And reliability depends on due diligence.

SharePoint & Office 365: When 2+2 Equals Eight

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Back when client/server computing was the dominant model for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs), the file server was the means of managing a company’s documents, spreadsheets, and other unstructured data.

Managed IT Services: Lessons from the front lines

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Forget for a minute all the numbers on the growth curve predicted for information technology (IT) managed services. We know it’s rapidly growing among small to midsized businesses (SMBs). So, let’s focus on its key value propositions.

Office 365 Users Will Benefit From Microsoft's Open Approach

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and CEO Marc Benioff.

The era of Cloud-based solutions is all about tapping into the best apps as services -- when and where you need them. That’s why Microsoft’s Office 365 for the iPad launch, along with its recent partnership with Salesforce were welcome news for end users.

Questions Every SMB Should Ask When Evaluating IT Managed Services Providers

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5 Considersation to keep in mind when choosing the right MSP

Almost every small to midsized businesses (SMBs) look for ways to address vital IT needs, without adding to its overhead costs. That’s where tapping into an IT managed services provider (MSP) can help accomplish both goals.

You know there are hundreds of managed services providers, promising you the moon. Also, every consulting firm, technology reseller, and consultancy is talking up IT managed services.

So how do you pick the MSP that’s right for you?

Cloud security tips: Beware of endpoint vulnerabilities

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Cloud security tips: Beware of endpoint vulnerabilities

Think cloud solution security, and most of us think about back-end security.

In fact, all sorts of cloud security questions will come to mind. For example, how secure is the access control and physical surveillance for the data center? Does the data center have strong fault tolerance for its server infrastructure? Does the cloud provider have good encryption and data partitioning technology to shield client data?

5 Tips to Protect Your Data from Cyber Crime


Is your data safe from cyber thieves?

Cybercrimes are on the rise and the cyber black market has evolved from ad hoc, discrete individuals into a highly organized network of cyber hackers, operating in a multi-billion-dollar economy, per RAND’s recent report. With innovation and growth, the cybercrime market can be very profitable. Here are some basic essentials to include in your cyber security plan. 

Unlock the Full Potential of Microsoft Office 365

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Microsoft Office 365 delivers almost immediate value to your users with little training because of their familiarity with the desktop Office productivity suite. But Microsoft Office 365 is so much more. Its seamless integration with other powerful Microsoft collaboration tools such as Lync and SharePoint extends its capabilities and takes your users’ productivity to a new level – whether they’re at their desks or on the move.

Boost User Productivity with Microsoft Office 365

Office 365, Cloud Computing

Cloud computing offers organizations tremendous advantages, including simplified IT management, little or no upfront investment in hardware, and a serious productivity enhancer -- anywhere-anytime access for users.

So it was no surprise when technology giant Microsoft decided to take its popular and market-dominant Office productivity suite, enhance it with some powerful features and collaboration tools, and move it to the cloud platform. The resulting Microsoft Office 365 takes user productivity and cloud computing benefits to a new level, with proven, familiar tools that translate to greater user adoption and productivity – faster.

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