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Microsoft Stream to be Retired

If your organization has been using Microsoft Stream , this news is useful! Microsoft has announced plans to retire Stream (Classic) and we anticipate that the Stream portal will no longer be available in about 24 months. Microsoft has published information about the planned retirement of Stream and the move to Stream (on SharePoint). It …

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Digitization vs. Digital Transformation

Kiefer Consulting has a long history of helping clients leverage technology to meet the growing demands of modern business. While transformation presents opportunities for improved efficiencies, organizations may not fully understand what may be required in a digital business transformation initiative. Digital transformation requires that organizations change their collective mindset and recognize the benefits of introducing …

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Helping the public-sector manage telework

Two years ago, the state of California rewrote the state telework policy for the first time in 10 years. The state of California has made a huge operational shift and have made significant investments in measuring and evaluating the impact of telework. According to departments and the state, telework has been a success. The state …

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App Showcase Telework App

Kiefer’s team of Modern Workplace consultants are experienced business analysts that work collaboratively with clients to help customers solve business challenges and improve processes. The Telework App is just one example of what Kiefer can build using Microsoft PowerApps. Last year, as organizations began to experiment with hybrid work options, many struggled with being able …

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Critical questions for organizations using Microsoft Teams

When Teams was first released for government customers, there was common resistance to deploying it. Many customers had questions related to governance, sprawl and adoption. So, despite our enthusiasm for the product, many clients delayed their deployment of Teams. In March 2020, organizations found that they were desperate for an application that could be used …

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Trends in Hybrid Work and the Modern Workplace

Kiefer Consulting has been following workplace trends for over 30 years, but we have seen more significant change in the last 18 months than ever before. The changes brought on by the pandemic has led to organizations rethinking organizational structure, policies, technology, and wellbeing. As a Microsoft Partner, we have paid extremely close attention to …

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