How to Achieve a Successful and Secure Modern Workplace

July 12, 2019

Cloud-Based Modern Desktop

Many organizational networks are now cloud-based, allowing end users to connect from literally anywhere at any time, and with any device. Businesses who look towards enabling employees with a "Modern Desktop" environment typically want to meet these objectives:

  • Empower staff through collaboration
  • Enable business productivity without interruption
  • Enhance security posture
Read More »

Data Protection, IT Strategy, Collaboration

The Changing Nature of Microsoft Office 365

February 01, 2019

When organizations decide to move data to the cloud, there are several benefits including cost efficiency and time savings. Consistent and frequent updates to make usability easier and friendlier is yet another benefit. For those organizations that have adopted Microsoft Office 365, (or better yet Microsoft 365, a.k.a. 'Modern Desktop') for example, you might have noticed that once a login occurs, the default page seen now is Office.comAs such, Microsoft announced the following explanation earlier this week:

Read More »

Cloud, Technology Trends, Collaboration, Digital Transformation

Unified Communications and Collaboration: Empowering Businesses to Do More

October 05, 2018

If you’ve been in or around information technology (IT), you are most likely familiar with Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC). If not, maybe you've heard of its subscription-based cloud-delivered model, unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS). Gartner breaks UCC into six broad communication functions:

Read More »

Data Points, Collaboration, Unified Communications

Integrating the Evolution of Technology Into Your Organization

June 22, 2018

Over the past four decades, organizations of all sizes have seen a significant change to how they do business, due to evolving technologies. And now, as we approach the end of the 2010's decade, the term “Digital Transformation” is abound and you might ask, "Haven’t we already done enough transforming?"

Read More »

Cloud, Data Management, IT Security, Collaboration

SE Lunch & Learn Recap: Enabling A Modern Workforce

April 11, 2018

There are so many reasons small- to medium-sized business are moving to the cloud. There is the attractive CapEx vs. OpEx model, scalability which comes with elastic payment strategies, and flexibility. While those business benefits are some of the chief reasons businesses migrate to the cloud, many aren’t taking advantage of the full range of productivity capabilities that are available.

Read More »

Data Points, IT Consulting, Collaboration, Digital Transformation

Bridging the Gap Between Generational Communication Preferences

February 19, 2018

It's no secret that technology is rapidly changing. As such, businesses have to keep up in order to retain good talent and to remain competitive amongst peers and similar organizations. In today's recruiting world, a Millennial (or Generation Y) would think twice about working for a company who expected limited use of the Internet and used old versions of applications with no collaboration capabilities. As a generation that upgrades their smartphones every couple of years, they would expect the same of an organization's network and applications. 

Read More »

Technology Trends, Collaboration, Digital Transformation

Five Strategic IT Investments Every Company Should Be Making in 2018

January 06, 2018

The New Year is a great time to revisit your technology strategy.  IT Strategy is getting more and more important every year - whether you are a software company who makes a living with technology or someone running a law firm or other small business - technology should be making you better.  Far too often, however, we lose sight of our strategy dealing with the day-to-day bustle of running our business while keeping older systems running.  The New Year is a great time to step back and revisit the key components of your IT strategy.  Here are five strategic IT investments every company should be making in 2018:

Read More »

Business Continuity, Cloud, IT Strategy, Managed IT, Collaboration, Digital Transformation

One more reason to move to the cloud.

December 29, 2017

There are many benefits to "moving to the Cloud," or adopting "Cloud Courage" as we at Systems Engineering (SE), like to put it. In addition to keeping up with the way in which technology is moving, it's also important to look at benefits such as CSP billing. Throughout this article, I will discuss what CSP billing is, how it works, and the various benefits involved. 

Read More »

Cloud, Collaboration

2018 Office 365 Users' Group is Launched!

December 15, 2017

As we look to the close of 2017 and look forward to all that is awaiting us in 2018,  local businesses have made great advances in moving portions of their operations to the cloud, thus providing their employees with access from anywhere on any device, and at any time. One of the many cloud migration themes we've seen in 2017 is the movement to Microsoft Office 365. This transition is becoming more and more popular among businesses looking to collaborate securely and efficiently.

Read More »

Cloud, IT Strategy, Collaboration

Notification: Maine Law Now Requires Direct Dialing of 9-1-1

November 08, 2017

Effective November 1, any public or private entity in Maine that installs or operates a multi-line telephone system (MLTS) must ensure that it connects to the public switched telephone network in such a way that allows a person to directly dial 9-1-1 without first requiring the dialing of any other number or set of numbers (9, 9-1-1 for example).

Read More »