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 …
Do you ever talk to an “Old” IT person? You know, like 40ish. Man, do they have some stories about how IT used to be back in the day. Things sure have changed a lot. You probably think to yourself “Man, they have no idea how things are now”. How about …
We run into a lot of questions about Cloud, mainly “What is it?”. So we created this table of Terms and Definitions to help clarify things. [custom_table] Term Definition Advanced Virtualization Advanced Virtualization is when the virtual IT infrastructure includes servers, storage and networks, and has automated management of the …
You may or may not be aware of the battles that are raging between Microsoft and Apple, Microsoft and Google, Microsoft and Salesforce.com, basically… Microsoft and everybody. Over the years, Microsoft has proven to always be “late to the party”, but once they arrive, they historically seem to just take …
There is a reason so many companies are using software and servers that are 1, 2 or 10 versions behind the current ones. Fear! Fear of cost, Fear of downtime, Fear of data loss, Fear of losing your job in the wake of an upgrade catastrophe. Are these fears legitimate? Absolutely, as all of the above can easily happen.
Some of you younger whippersnappers may not remember the days when data was stored in file cabinets. That’s not a metaphor, I mean actual metal file cabinets. It’s true! In the olden days, we used to have rooms full of them.
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.
“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.
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.
Next Microsoft Dynamics CRM service update will include a new, cloud-based, cross-platform, native mobile application.
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.
Forceworks is pleased to announce the following recent Certifications and Partnerships.
Okay, the cloud drumbeat has been getting progressively louder over the last few years, so by now, I am sure you have heard it. You have probably heard the usual stuff about saving money, eliminating headaches, access on any device, blah, blah.
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, …
Microsoft announces improvements to its support for security and privacy in Office 365.
Thirty-eight percent of U.S. banking customers are online-oriented and 18 percent are mobile-enabled, according to new research.