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10 Apr 2018

Are you getting the most out of Office 365?

Published by: Nathan Fulham

Beyond the traditional desktop and online applications within Office 365, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, there are numerous additional apps and add-ins that you may not know even exist, and how they may be valuable to you and your business. Discover with us some of those apps below.

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22 Jan 2018

Best of 2017 - Codec's most popular content

Published by: Kasia Janus

Below you'll find a selection of some of our most popular blog content from 2017. From Oracle’s VP for Analytics, John Hagerty, talking about how the increasing role analytics plays as we enter into the age of big data, to getting your organisation ready for the impending game-changer that is GDPR:

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25 Sep 2017

Gartner Office 365 Survey

Published by: Nathan Fulham

More than three quarters (78%) of IT decision-makers surveyed in a recent poll carried out by Gartner are currently using or intend using Office 365 software and services in the coming year.  This figure represented an increase of 13 percentage points compared with the results from the previous Office 365 research conducted by Gartner back in 2014.

Those participants who are currently using it seem reasonably content too, scoring Office 365 at a mean average of 5.3 on a scale from 1 to 7 when rating their level of satisfaction with product.

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07 Sep 2017

5 Ways to Improve Productivity With Office 365

Published by: Nathan Fulham

So your company is considering buying Office 365 or perhaps you already have it but are unsure how to utilize it effectively for your specific business needs.

What do you need to do? Well, the key first challenge is to get your employees on board with the fact that the cloud is transforming how we work. The second challenge is to really invest in Office 365 and realise the tremendous value it can provide to your business. And if you still need further convincing then let’s examine 5 ways in which your business can not only maximize business productivity with Office 365, but change how you do business forever.  A bold statement? Yes, but hear me out. 

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07 Sep 2017

Microsoft Cloud Solution Partner (CSP) - All you need to know

Published by: Sinead Woods

The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP) is the new business model for customers to purchase Microsoft Online Services and receive support through approved Microsoft Partners.  CSP enables businesses to not only migrate workloads to the cloud but also prepare for future possibilities and opportunities as they evolve and grow. Microsoft are encouraging their SMB customers to work with appointed CSP providers in managing their license requirements around office 365. 

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04 May 2017

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 License for CSP - Top 10 Questions and Answers

Published by: Sinead Woods

 

1. What is Windows 10 Enterprise E3 License for CSP

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 was designed for businesses that handle sensitive customer data (such as credit card or social security numbers), operate in regulated industries, or create and monetize intellectual property. These businesses need enterprise-grade security and management capabilities found in the Windows 10 Enterprise edition such as Device Guard, Credential Guard and Managed User Experience.

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23 Feb 2017

Top 7 Benefits of Using a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)

Published by: Kasia Janus

Cloud computing is increasingly becoming a major driving force in the world of information technology. More and more businesses are adopting a cloud first procurement strategy and see the many benefits and growth opportunities in the various cloud offerings on the market.

Over 95% of global enterprises report using cloud as part of their business. With over $33 billion in annual spend, cloud is now the largest category in IT infrastructure budgets. It’s expected that the movement towards the cloud will continue.

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09 Feb 2017

Office 365 vs Google Apps - which is a better fit for your business?

Published by: Kasia Janus

Office 365 and Google Apps are the most popular cloud-based productivity tools, and while they offer many similar services, choosing between them can be a challenge.

Microsoft Office has been providing businesses with great software to create documents and presentation spreadsheets for over 20 years. Google joined the scene with its Google Apps offering an alternative to Office, as software has become increasingly web-based. Both products allow you to create documents, presentations and spreadsheets as well as allow collaboration with team members and provide video conferencing and cloud storage but which one is best for you?

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