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Your Professional Business Needs a Professional Communications Strategy

b2ap3_thumbnail_unified_communications_400.jpgIt’s not always easy for businesses to keep up with the latest communications technology. Some organizations are still stuck in the days of using antiquated communication mediums that are specific to the individual, rather than to an organization. In order to optimize the way your business communicates both internally and externally, it’s critical that you address the following two opportunities for unified communications.

New Newsletter Format

Hi everyone!

Just a heads up - our monthly newsletter is getting an update! Wanted to let you know it will look a little different, but still contain the same great content you know and love.

Starting in January, our newsletter will be responsive, which means it will be easier to read on your mobile devices.

Office 365 Planner

Back in October we mentioned that Microsoft was working on “Office 365 Planner” a planning tool designed to be easy to use for those cases where MS Project might not be a good fit. Well, it’s getting closer.

From first glance, Office 365 Planner looks pretty cool.

What's New in Outlook 2016?

What’s New in Outlook 2016?

Recently used files: One of my favorite new features of Office 2016 is the recently used file attachment options in Outlook.  You can access your recent items right from your email message. So when you’re working on a document and want to send it as an email file attachment, all of your recent files are right there to select.

Book Review: The Silo Effect by Gillian Tett

The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

By Gillian Tett

Ok…the concept of Silos, especially when looking at IT processes is nothing new. I actually wrote an article about it back in the early 90’s (using, of course a quill pen and ink from an octopus). But I was curious about this book (since it seemed to be steeped in real-life examples).

Silos are basically subsets of the organization (including social ones) where these subsets operate independently and in some cases oblivious to other subsets.

In the Near Future, Light Bulbs Will Transmit Data

b2ap3_thumbnail_lifi_400.jpgYour business’s wireless Internet connection is one of its most valuable assets, and without it, your operations would surely suffer. Your wireless technology, like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even your network depend on it in order to function properly. WiFi is known to be pretty inconvenient at times due to questionable connections and security, but a new technology wants to change all of that: Li-Fi, wireless Internet connections delivered by special light bulbs.

MAD Money awarded to Hiram College Student

This gentleman (Hamza Raja) was the recipient of the first annual MAD (Make a Difference) Money award that Julie​ and I created I 2015 at Hiram College in memory of my mother (Pat) and sister (Laura). His idea is to combat obesity in the U.S. by opening a self-sustaining, hydroponic fish and vegetable restaurant.

2015 Wrap-Up for Simplex-IT

Bob’s Annual Wrap-up for 2015

Oy. This one’s finally over. I can’t think of a year that’s been as full of changes and challenges from as many sides as this past year. Spoiler alert: For the most part the endings were good ones.

Bob's Wrap-Up for 2015

Bob’s Annual Wrap-up for 2015

Oy. This one’s finally over. I can’t think of a year that’s been as full of changes and challenges from as many sides as this past year. Spoiler alert: For the most part the endings were good ones.

Free Lunchinar: IT Trends for 2016

IT Trends for 2016 for Small-to-Medium Businesses

Yeah, we stopped the monthly Lunchinars back in 2015. But some things we’re not stopping.

Each year (starting in 2011) we hold a presentation about what we the next year holds for Information Technology, specifically for the Small to Medium Business.