We recently came across an excellent article in Forbes called, How to Establish a Culture of Employee Engagement.Read More
Microsoft Office 365 has many organizations excited about cloud computing. The promise of more features and less day-to-day management of infrastructure is appealing. But, before we “set-it and forget it”, we must consider the importance of governance and establish policies that ensure that users are in compliance and using Office 365 services in accordance to the guidelines that have been established by the organization.
Have you ever needed to share and collaborate with business partners outside of your company? We commonly see organizations using traditional methods of exchanging information using e-mail or consumer-grade repositories like Dropbox to send large files. These systems work, however, this is not the ideal way to collaborate and communicate. The most efficient and secure way to work with external partners is by establishing an extranet site. It’s quick and easy to create an extranet site using SharePoint Online.Read More
At Microsoft Ignite this year, there was a lot of interest in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft’s answer to the very popular persistent-chat platform, Slack. Microsoft Teams was released last year and it caught some by surprise. When it was released, many of our clients were not sure how they would put Teams to good use. However, in just 6 short months, Teams is now being used by over 125,000 organizations across the world. Microsoft Teams is enjoying strong momentum and its rapid growth is proof that collaboration and instant communication are desired in the modern workplace.Read More
An organization’s intranet has the potential to be a valued resource for employees. It also can become the most underappreciated and underutilized resource that the organization has invested in. If you want to build a great intranet, you have to connect users to relevant and up-to-date content – quickly. If you are unable to deliver the desired information quickly, users will lose confidence in the intranet. Once users stop using the intranet, they’ll resort to using e-mail to locate and share information. This method is not only slow, but it also doesn’t guarantee that users are working with the most current and up to date information.
Office 365 continues to be updated with new features! We wanted to start a blog series to share features that were either “new” or “newly discovered” by members of the Kiefer team. Hopefully, this blog is helpful in assisting you in gaining a better understanding of the capabilities of Office 365.Read More
As the Falcons and Patriots take the field this weekend, it’s the team that exhibits the best teamwork that will prevail. Sure, there may be some individual contributors that may have some major influence on the outcome of the game… but there is no denying that teamwork will determine who wins and who loses the contest.
As organizations strive to be more collaborative, the tools they use to connect employees must be elegant and easy to use. Unfortunately, some of the tools that organizations are using to collaborate and share information are not delivering the experience that users expect.Read More