How being happy is contagious (and why you’ll live longer)

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the attitudes people bring to work every day and how a positive or negative attitude affects how others perform their jobs — including how they serve their clients. The interesting thing is that the attitude you bring to work directly impacts every aspect of what you [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Managed Services|0 Comments

Data Science: What’s the point?

Historically, we could analyze data if it’s been made available to us as part of our business. However, we were forced to look at that data retrospectively and ask, What Happened? Only then would we be able to build a manual process around the analysis, make decisions based on that information, and finally act on [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Business Intelligence|0 Comments

WannaCry Ransomware – what you need to know & how to protect your organization

As you undoubtedly read online or saw in the news, a brand new “ransomware” virus called WannaCry impacted over 150 countries, 250,000 computers across multiple verticals including healthcare and banking. In March, I wrote about the seriousness of security threats, malware, and ransomware on our FlexManage blog, and what we can do about it to protect [...]

Help your end-users win the SharePoint Search lottery!

Everybody loves the idea of winning a lottery. For a very small investment, you reap huge benefits, get to retire, and live out the rest of your days on some exotic island somewhere. Back here in reality, we have systems to maintain, and end users that need information. They need to find what they want, [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|SharePoint|0 Comments

How to eliminate the bottlenecks in every IT environment

Before coming over to run managed services for an IT services provider, I was a director for managed services with an eDiscovery (“electronic discovery”) services provider. Interestingly enough, there are a lot of similarities between the two. In eDiscovery, there were always bottlenecks between retrieving data for litigation, the processing of that data, storing it, [...]

How to create your enterprise data strategy with Microsoft Power BI

Creating an enterprise data strategy can be time-consuming, and difficult. Often the decision of whether the data is the primary corporate asset must come from the top of management. Often the buy-in from higher-ups is difficult and cumbersome. However, it must be recognized that data is the asset from which we can make informed business [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Business Intelligence|0 Comments

5 steps to a solid disaster recovery plan

If your business was about to be destroyed by fire, and you had one minute to save one file, what would it be? I’d guess not your pictures of Fluffy the cat. But maybe your payroll data or customer order list. A Disaster Recovery Plan defines which data you will save first and what will be [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Backup & Disaster Recovery|0 Comments

Find your way with a SharePoint Envisioning Workshop

Have you ever sat at your desk wondering how you are going to make your SharePoint environment truly exceptional for your end users? Have you ever started a SharePoint project only to see it get bogged down in the weeds? Do you have an idea of what SharePoint nirvana looks like for your organization, but [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|SharePoint|0 Comments

Our Microsoft Voice – The EMS Elite Partner Program

As a Microsoft Gold Partner and a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, we were honored to be exclusively invited to participate in the EMS Elite Partner Program. What does this mean for our business and for our clients? A little backstory... I have been an IT Consultant for over 14 years now and have been [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Cloud, EM+S|0 Comments

How to survive a data disaster

Can you find your way back if you take a wrong turn on the road to disaster? If disaster strikes, recovering from it could cost you thousands of dollars, plus lose your customer’s good faith. You need a strong data backup plan. Having a plan to save your business from bad things will help you [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Backup & Disaster Recovery, Security|0 Comments