Already Have O365 and Still Waiting to Launch? 8 Big Benefits You’re Missing Out On

Already Have O365 and Still Waiting to Launch? 8 Big Benefits You're Missing Out On

Over the past few years, Office 365 has been the topic of conversation with many of our clients. “Our organization is very unique and cannot run any cloud based apps ”, “We’re not ready to move to the cloud,” “We’re licensed for Office 365, but won’t be deploying anytime soon” are just some of the common responses I often hear.

The truth is, although there is some hesitancy to fully deploy in the cloud and legitimate steps you need to take to do it properly, there are important (and cost-saving) reasons for your organization to activate your Office 365 seats.

Here are 8 big benefits your organization will be rewarded with when you do.

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Beyond Office 365: Building a Global SaaS Identity Strategy

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If you are considering deploying Microsoft Office 365, you’re probably thinking about the challenges of managing user identities in the cloud. For many organizations, Office 365 represents their first “official” SaaS application and will likely pave the way for larger SaaS investments down the road.If you haven’t already, now is the time to think about the systems you need to support a global SaaS identity strategy.

A global SaaS identity strategy has two key components: authentication – or the process of confirming that users are who they say they are – and authorization – or determining what users are allowed to do after they log in. Put another way, you might have a valid passport (authentication), but you can’t board a flight without a ticket (authorization).

As more SaaS apps find their way into the workplace, the more authentication and authorization challenges you will face. Without an overarching strategy, you’ll need to address these challenges with every new SaaS provider – hardly a recipe for success. Here are five drivers that prompt many organizations to think beyond Office 365 and create a global SaaS identity strategy: [Read more…]

Find Better Project Management Tools in the Cloud with Microsoft Project Online

Find Better Project Management Tools in the Cloud with Microsoft Project Online

In today’s hectic business world, time is your most valuable commodity. That’s why every meeting must be a stepping stone that moves you closer towards your business goals.

However, you may find that many of your meetings are not productive – especially if you spend too much time talking about other meetings and not enough time planning ways to beat the competition. ‘Meetings about meetings’ are signs that you must improve your project management.

Luckily, Microsoft Project Online has some great new features that will make your organization more productive and improve your collaboration. [Read more…]