Collaboration in the modern workplace is often complicated by barriers that can be overcome by applying the appropriate technology.Read More
When life seems jolly rotten there’s something you’ve forgotten
Viruses, hurricanes and fires. Economic recession, job loss and evictions. Things are tough all over and it can be challenging to find the silver lining these days. But there are some bright spots if you know where look. Some of the positives can be uncovered with tools like Microsoft Power BI. There’s a lot of data out there and, turns out, it’s not all bad news.Read More
When Microsoft Teams was introduced in March 2017, many wondered when and why you would use it.
The Kiefer team has built a strong reputation in helping organizations collaborate using Microsoft SharePoint. Beginning in 2017, many of our clients have asked when they should use Microsoft Teams and when they should be using SharePoint. While the 2 products have both offer users the ability to collaborate, share content with a specific set of users, and co-author, we have found that there are some certain conditions where one may be a better choice than the other.Read More
Microsoft Teams does many things – including serving as a platform for group-based games
(Note: This is the second in a series of posts we’ll be producing that focus on the fun and games possible with Teams.)Read More
We’re collectively navigating uncharted waters. How do we prepare for the unknown?
On Tuesday, May 12 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent an email to his company’s employees letting them know that if they so choose, they can work from home permanently. Work from home…forever. To some it might sound heavenly and to others, hellish. But Dorsey’s decree shines a very public spotlight on a very nebulous issue, namely, what does technology work look like after all…this?Read More
Great intranets help employees do their jobs better
“Man, I love this new intranet!”
“What? New? The Internet has been around for decades.”
“No, no, I said in-TRA-net. Our department just had ours rebuilt and it’s amazing!”
“Oh, wow, ours is ancient. It looks like it was created in Angelfire. So, what makes yours so great?”
New Teams apps are being created all the time – here’s a handful that you may find useful
As Microsoft Teams usage skyrockets, it should come as no surprise Microsoft itself, as well as third-party companies, are rapidly churning out new apps. Actually, let’s back up a bit. Did you know there were apps for Teams? With Teams open, look at the left navigation column. You’ll see three dots at the bottom. Click the dots to pull up a window pre-populated with some apps. At the bottom right is an option to view more apps. Click that and behold! A wide world of Teams apps appears.Read More
SharePoint Online can help your team confront an uncertain future.
2020 will be remembered for many reasons. Certainly, it has already been a year indelibly marked by the impacts of pandemic. But 2020 will also be remembered as a year of ingenuity, resilience and courage. Above all, we will look back at 2020 as the year things changed. How we work, travel, shop, interact, entertain – everything we think, say and do will have changed in some capacity. Some changes will be significant while others will be subtle.Read More
As our workplace is forcibly altered, here’s what you can expect once we come through this crisis
At Kiefer Consulting, one of our primary practice areas is helping people shepherd their organizations toward adopting a modern workplace. Our modern workplace consulting practice develops and deploys innovative solutions that improve how your organization communicates and shares information both internally and externally.Read More