Microsoft has long reigned as the king of desktop operating systems and productivity suites. This market dominance is in no small part due to its commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. During Build 2019, Microsoft’s highly anticipated developer conference last May, they unveiled some nifty new features to Office 365 that may yet again change how everyone works. [...]
Ideally, company data should only be seen by authorized eyes. But firms must also communicate with customers, suppliers, partners, and government regulators. All of them are entities that are outside of your firewalls.
By connecting with external parties, companies run the following risks: [...]
Calamities such as severe hurricanes and earthquakes usually grind communities and the businesses within them to a prolonged halt. Many data-reliant companies that had the foresight to use backups would still end up folding because they kept their storage on-site or within the reach of the natural disaster. The key to surviving such catastrophic circumstances is to have backups in a safe place: the cloud. Here’s why: [...]
Moving raw materials and assembled components through production facilities and across borders involves byzantine systems. At first glance, the cost savings achieved via such complicated chains look very labor-intensive and expensive to administer. However, the savings are retained, thanks to one particular technology: cloud computing. How is this possible? Let’s take a look. [...]
We’re undeniably in the mobile-first era. Those ahead of the curve control their home gadgets via touchscreen toggles or voice prompts they make on their smartphones — while they’re still on the commute from the office. Others have mobile apps that let them order frappes to go as they walk towards the cafe. And now desk-bound staff and laptop warriors alike are now using their personal smartphones for work as well. [...]
So many business tools and functions have been migrated to the cloud. Productivity suites like Microsoft Office 365 are cloud-based, just like a plethora of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for accounting, customer relationship management, and human resource management, among others. [...]