FAA Chooses Microsoft Office 365

In its effort to empower personnel to work more efficiently and collaboratively, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has chosen to deploy a cloud productivity solution based on Microsoft Office 365, encompassing email messaging, calendaring, instant messaging and webconferencing.  Office 365 will provide 60,000 FAA employees and …

Forceworks invited to Microsoft Partner Research Panel

The Microsoft Partner Research Panel is made up of a limited number of Microsoft partners who are invited and agree to participate in the research program. Forceworks will be sharing opinions about Microsoft products and programs with the company. Forceworks’, as well as other select partners’, insights and suggestions will help shape Microsoft offerings.

5 reasons to move to the cloud that no one talks about (Part 4 of 5)

“Software should work like electricity”

This was the opinion of Brent Britton, a technology lawyer and Forceworks Advisory Board member. “I plug a lamp in and it works, I don’t even think about what’s going on behind the outlet”. At lunch, with Chris and I, Brent blurted out the perfect analogy for Software as a Service.

5 reasons to move to the cloud that no one talks about (Part 3 of 5)

Cloud has become a four letter word. Frequently when we meet someone and mention “cloud” computing, I see their teeth grit. “I had a horrible experience with the cloud” they say. After a few more questions, it becomes obvious that what they were involved in was not “cloud” at all, but rather something they were told was cloud.

5 reasons to move to the cloud that no one talks about (Part 2 of 5)

A lot of companies talk about customer service. Obviously they realize it is an important component in a Client’s mind, particularly when it comes to IT services. Let’s just say the IT services industry has not been known for “Exceptional” customer service.

How to stop worrying and love “the cloud”

There is a cloud of marketing and hype surrounding “cloud” technologies. A fog of jargony words and needlessly ugly acronyms obscure understanding and make everything look like the same, soft grayish fog. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, cloudware, private clouds, cloudsourcing, utility computing … even the word “platform” gets overused and abused, …