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Five Ways Office 365 is a Smart Business Investment

Posted by Mark Goodson  Apr 7, 2016 1:49:24 PM

As an IT solutions provider, we find joy in seeing our small and medium business clients become more productive thanks to services and solutions such as Microsoft Office 365. We know it’s a great product based on the fact that we use it in our organization, but most importantly from the successes we’ve seen with our clients.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Office 365

Azure EMS: A New Way to Protect Information

Posted by Geoffrey Whidden  Apr 6, 2016 3:58:37 PM

In my last post, IT Security: Is Your Information Leaking?, I talked about how we are moving away from a traditional model of controlling information, where access to the office is one of the key factors, to a more mobile model where access to the Internet is the only technical requirement to quickly access resources. However, this introduces challenges controlling the distribution of your privileged information.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure

SharePoint Tips & Tricks: How to Save an Email and Email Attachment

Posted by Cameron Stephen  Mar 31, 2016 4:07:46 PM

SharePoint is a great tool for storing, sharing and syncing documents. You can even save an email and/or it's attachment(s) to SharePoint directly from the email. Watch this video to see how it's done, or follow the instructions below. 

Saving an Email and Email Attachment to SharePoint

 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Technology Tips, SharePoint

What’s New With Microsoft Office 365 Video

Posted by Dominic Irrcher  Mar 28, 2016 1:11:36 PM

Microsoft recently rolled out new updates for their streaming video service, Office 365 Video. The SharePoint tool allows for internal uploading, sharing and playback of videos for your business.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Microsoft, New Technology, Microsoft Updates, Office 365

Tech News: Cisco ASA Firewall Security Threat

Posted by Carl Miller  Mar 19, 2016 12:01:13 AM

A lot of businesses employ a Cisco ASA Firewall to protect against network threats. The Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is a security device that functions as a firewall, virtual private network (VPN) endpoint, and has intrusion prevention features.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Technology Tips, IT Support

How to Fix the OneDrive for Business Sync Error in Office 2016

Posted by Corey Borovicka  Mar 16, 2016 7:00:00 AM

How aggravating is it when you’re working along, being productive, and an error message pops up? This has been a common problem for Office 2016 users when trying to sync files with OneDrive for Business. The most current version of Office contains a bug that is causing some issues when connecting with OneDrive for Business. We have, however, discovered a simple solution to this workday setback.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Technology Tips, IT Support, Office 2016

Microsoft is Helping to Save the World by Making Cloud Services Accessible for Nonprofits

Posted by Dominic Irrcher  Mar 14, 2016 10:54:13 AM

In late January, Microsoft announced they would be “putting the Microsoft Cloud to work for the public good”. They will donate $1 billion (yes, billion with a “B”) in cloud services to nonprofits and universities.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Office 365

Should I use OneDrive for Business or SharePoint to Store Documents?

Posted by Ken Klika  Mar 1, 2016 6:43:06 PM

OneDrive for Business and SharePoint are both great elements of the Office 365 productivity suite. Both are capable of storing, sharing and syncing files and documents. But which one should you use? You want to make access and collaboration as easy as possible but not everything you work on needs to be shared. I have found this to be quite the tech conundrum for a lot of Office 365 users.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Office 365, SharePoint

How to Disable Clutter in Outlook

Posted by Bill Haring  Feb 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Clutter is an awesome new feature in Outlook that assists in prioritizing your inbox. Less important messages are automatically moved to a separate “Clutter” folder. Microsoft uses machine learning that predicts and makes decisions based on the user’s behavior.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Technology Tips, Office 365, Outlook

Take Teamwork to a Whole New Level with the Office 365 Planner

Posted by Dominic Irrcher  Feb 21, 2016 6:17:36 PM

If you’ve ever worked on group project, you know how tough it can be to get everyone on the same page. You might have been lucky enough to utilize some type of project management software like Trello or Basecamp to plan, organize and keep teammates on task. Soon, Office 365 users will have the opportunity to use a similar program called Planner.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, New Technology, Office 365

Tech Tips & Tricks: How to Restore Files in SharePoint

Posted by Dave Breyley  Feb 11, 2016 12:07:22 PM

Microsoft SharePoint is a great way to organize and manage your business files and documents. But what if you deleted something a few weeks back and now you need it? It is possible to restore your deleted files in SharePoint. Watch this video to learn how it is done, or use the instructions below.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Technology Tips, SharePoint

How to Avoid a Malware Virus

Posted by Michael Mitchell  Feb 10, 2016 11:47:28 AM

Technology is a necessity for business and personal purposes these days. Most people either sit at a desk with a computer all day for work, and a majority of us can’t go an hour without checking their smartphone. When so much of our time is spent in a cyber world, it’s easy to become a malware target.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Technology Tips, IT Support

Microsoft Update: Yammer Now Available for Office 365 Subscribers

Posted by Mike Kowalski  Feb 8, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Not much has been said about the “freemium” enterprise social networking service, Yammer, since its Microsoft acquisition in 2012. Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that they will be activating the social network service for all eligible Office 365 users.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, New Technology, Office 365

Technology Trends Moving Into 2016 – What Every Executive Should Know

Posted by Jason Kline  Feb 6, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Here we are, in to the 2nd month of 2016… and by now we are either holding strong on our resolutions, dropped them after week 1, or are still contemplating how to tackle them. If your IT was on the list, it’s not too late to improve, upgrade, or educate yourself!

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Topics: Events, Blog Posts, Products, Services, Dynamics GP, Technology Tips, NetSuite, Office 365, IT Outsourcing

Tech Tips & Tricks: How to Open a Document Library in SharePoint File Explorer

Posted by Cameron Stephen  Feb 3, 2016 2:30:00 PM

 

Microsoft SharePoint is a smart tool for file and document management. Accessing your old files from SharePoint is a breeze using the File Explorer. Watch this video to learn how it is done, or use the instructions below.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Technology Tips, SharePoint

Tech Tips & Tricks: Power BI Now Features Export of Data

Posted by Dave Breyley  Jan 27, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Power BI is a smart and handsome tool that enables users to visualize and analyze data with great efficiency.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Technology Tips, Power BI

If You Aren't Running Windows 10 Already, You Will Be Sooner Than You Think

Posted by Dustin Miller  Jan 25, 2016 11:06:03 AM

Windows 10 released over the summer of 2015. I took advantage of the free upgrade at home within days and at work within weeks, as did 75 million other users within the first month of release. I encouraged you to do the same

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, New Technology, Windows Operating Systems, Technology Tips

Tech Tips & Tricks: How to Delete Documents & Folders in SharePoint

Posted by Dave Breyley  Jan 21, 2016 6:27:40 AM

 

Deleting documents and folders in SharePoint is just as easy as creating them. Watch this video to see exactly how it is done, or use the instructions below.  

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Technology Tips, SharePoint

IT Security: Is Your Information Leaking?

Posted by Geoffrey Whidden  Jan 14, 2016 1:27:28 PM

IT requires both information availability and security. We wish information to be available at anytime, anywhere to empower people, but we also need to assure that critical information is not shared too widely. Great availability is not desirable if it is public availability of everyone's salary, availability of your prospect lists, proposals or intellectual property to your competitor!

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, New Technology, Technology Tips, Cloud Computing

Tech Tips & Tricks: How to Create a New Document and Folder in SharePoint

Posted by Cameron Stephen  Jan 12, 2016 4:14:09 PM

Microsoft SharePoint Online is a smart way to store, organize, share, and access information from any device. Watch this video to discover how to create a brand new document and/or folder in SharePoint.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, SharePoint

Tech Tips & Tricks: How to Access Office 365 SharePoint

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 28, 2015 3:29:26 PM

Accessing the cloud-based Office 365 SharePoint might be different than other sites on your network. Watch this video to learn how to log in and out of Office 365, and connect to Microsoft SharePoint.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Office 365, SharePoint

Techmas Day 25: Canary Is the Gift You Will Want to Buy Yourself

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 25, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Every year, you hear statistics about the increase in burglaries over the holidays. Most people are off spending time with family, giving thieves ample time to break in and steal your new flat screen TV. The Canary all-in-one home security system claims to be “the perfect gift to watch over all your other gifts”. 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 24: Get Them What They Really Want - An Xbox One!

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

There is a lot of debate regarding which gaming console is the best. Watch this video to see why Jerad chooses the Xbox One and why he thinks it's a great gift for any age.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 23: Deck the Doors with Kevo Smart Locks

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 23, 2015 2:04:23 PM

Give the gifts of joy, love and peace of mind this holiday season with the Kevo Bluetooth Smart Lock. Kwikset has been dedicated to keeping your home safe for over 60 years and is now utilizing technology to make your life easier.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 22: Why the Galaxy 6 Is an Out-Of-This-World Gift

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 22, 2015 6:32:22 AM

Smartphones are one of the hottest holiday gifts this season. Watch this video to find out why Colleen gifted herself the Samsung Galaxy 6 and why you might want to do the same.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 21: Amazon Echo Is A Smart Last Minute Gift

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 21, 2015 10:55:57 AM

You swore you would get your holiday shopping done early this year… Here it is, 4 days before Christmas and you’re still not done! What do you get that special someone at the last possible moment that appears well thought out?

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 20: Get Fit and Stay Connected with the Microsoft Band 2

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 20, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Wearable technology is undoubtedly a hot gift item this holiday season. Watch this video to find out why Ken likes and uses the Microsoft Band 2 every day. At $249.99, it is right in between the the FitBit Charge HR and the Apple Watch we have also reviewed. 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 19: Bring Your Favorite Sport Indoors this Winter with Zepp Wearable Sports Technology

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 19, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Wearables aren’t just for your wrist or just tracking steps anymore. Golfers, tennis pros and baseball/softball players can practice and hone their skills just about anywhere using Zepp Wearable Sports Technology.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 18: Surprise Your Favorite Techie with the Apple Watch

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

For those at the very top of your nice list, the Apple Watch is the perfect gift to show how much you appreciate them. Watch this video to see what Josh thinks of his Apple Watch and why he bought one for his son for Christmas. Available at the Apple Store and at most electronics retailers. 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 17: Increase Productivity in 2016 with a Windows Phone

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 17, 2015 4:11:04 PM

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get organized, then a Microsoft Windows phone should be at the top of your holiday wish list! Watch this video to learn why Ken loves his Windows phone and thinks it is a great gift. Available at the Microsoft Store and most mobile service providers.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

How to Manage Multi-Subsidiary Intercompany Sales and Expenses in NetSuite OneWorld

Posted by Nicole Watson  Dec 17, 2015 3:14:38 PM

Do you issue sales invoices and/or vendor bills from one subsidiary to multiple subsidiaries for services whereby you need to allocate costs and collect money? Are you using NetSuite OneWorld? Have you discovered that the native functionality in NetSuite is limited to transaction records being specific to one subsidiary, whereby you cannot allocate transactions from one subsidiary to several other subsidiaries at the same time? If your answer to these questions is yes, then BCG Systems has a solution for you!

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, NetSuite, NetSuite Consulting

Techmas Day 16: Stream in to the New Year with Apple TV

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 16, 2015 1:27:13 PM

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Tech Tips & Tricks: Schedule Meetings More Efficiently with FindTime

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 16, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Scheduling a meeting can sometimes take longer than the actual meeting itself – especially when there are multiple attendees.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, New Technology, Technology Tips, Office 365

Techmas Day 15: Roar in to the New Year with Zoomer Interactive Dinosaurs

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 15, 2015 1:00:00 PM

You won't be hearing the kids say "I'm bored" any time soon with the Zoomer Interactive Dinosaurs. Watch this video to see why Stephanie's sons spend hours playing with these fun and energetic creatures. Available at Toy R Us and other kids and electronics retailers.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 14: Warm Your Sole This Holiday Season With the Digitsole Bluetooth Heated Insoles

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 15, 2015 10:40:22 AM

 

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Techmas Day 13: Get Ready for Your Holiday Parties With the UE Boom

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The 360° wireless speaker generates a mega clear sound. This powerful party in a tube is compact, travels well and is waterproof for those wild pool parties.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 12: Pump up the Jams and Tune out Distractions With the Audio-Technica ANC40BT Headset

Posted by Carl Miller  Dec 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Who doesn’t like amazing sounding, noise cancelling, headphones? Now take those headphones, give them a microphone, call control buttons and a Bluetooth radio and you have yourself the Audio-Technica ANC40BT QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless In-Ear Headphones.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 11: Stuff their Stocking with the Fun and Creative Minecraft Story Mode Game

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 11, 2015 11:49:54 AM

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 10: Why You Should Ask Santa for a Surface Pro 4

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 10, 2015 1:46:30 PM

If you are a really good boy or girl this year, maybe Santa will bring you a new tablet or laptop - or both with the Surface Pro 4! Watch this video and Dustin will show you why it is the best of both worlds.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, New Technology, Technology Tips

Is Your Wireless Network Safe This Holiday Season?

Posted by Carl Miller  Dec 9, 2015 8:00:00 PM

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year - holiday decorations, time off work, family dinners and your Uncle Jim asking for the wireless password 3 times...

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Network Assurance, IT Outsourcing, IT Support, Managed Services

Techmas Day 9: Recover from the Holidays with the FitBit Charge HR

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 9, 2015 11:37:13 AM

It’s tough to “be good” in a health sense during the holidays with all the rich and delicious food taunting you at parties and lingering in the kitchen at work. Plus, when do you find the time to work out? You can barely spare a few hours to sleep! Watch this video to find out how Kristian used the FitBit Charge to get fit and stay healthy.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 8: Rock Around the Christmas Tree with Rock Band 4

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Rock in the New Year with Rock Band 4! The fourth installment of the Rock Band series is now available for Xbox One and PS4. It is the perfect gift to buy yourself this holiday season because... hey - you’re a rock star.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 7: Fly Up Close to Santa’s Sleigh Using the 3DR Solo Drone

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 7, 2015 12:24:56 PM

Has that special person in your life been contemplating a drone? Whether it’s for photography or the enjoyment of remotely flying a tiny aircraft, the 3DR Solo is one of the most impressive drones on the market.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 6: You Won't Get Left in the Dark with the Wemo Switch

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 6, 2015 7:30:00 PM

The Belken Wemo is a Wi-Fi enabled outlet switch that allows you to control your electronic devices from anywhere. It’s as simple as plugging the Wemo in to an existing outlet and plugging your electronic device in to the Wemo. Download the Wemo app to your Android or iOS device and control the switch from anywhere.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 5: Sonos Wireless Speakers Sound Like a Great Gift Idea

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 5, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Spoil that special someone with Sonos wireless speakers this holiday season. Watch this video to see why Cameron thinks these speakers are gift-worthy. Available online at Sonos.com and at most electronics retailers.

Now that you've got an awesome gift to be the coolest Santa on the block, spread the joy to your company and check out the IT support services that would be music to the ears of your staff: http://www.bcgtechsupport.com 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Tech Tips & Tricks: Allocating Resources to Project Tasks in NetSuite

Posted by Tanya Weatherholt  Dec 4, 2015 2:00:00 PM

The new NetSuite Resource Allocation feature allows you to allocate resources directly to project tasks. In the past, project resources had to be allocated to the project first, and then to individual tasks. By allocating resources directly to the tasks, you will benefit from quicker workflow patterns.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Technology Tips, NetSuite, NetSuite Consulting

Techmas Day 4: Is Virtual Reality On Your Wish List This Year?

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 4, 2015 1:44:59 PM

It’s finally here! Virtual reality can take you to another world by using your Samsung Galaxy smartphone. The Gear VR Powered by Oculus is an affordable way to game, watch movies or explore other parts of the world by simply sliding your Galaxy phone in to the goggles.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, New Technology, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 3: Drown Out the Bah Humbugs with the Beats Wireless Headphones

Posted by Josh Vince  Dec 3, 2015 3:31:31 PM

The Beats wireless headphones are gift-worthy for all ages this holiday season. View this video to see why Josh bought a pair for himself - as well as his son. Beats headphones can be found at the Apple Store and most electronics retailers.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Technology Tips

Why You Should Care About Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Providers (CSP) Program

Posted by Ken Klika  Dec 3, 2015 1:01:26 PM

As a Microsoft partner for over 20 years, BCG Systems, Inc. is excited and proud to be selected by Microsoft to participate in their new CSP program!

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, IT Outsourcing, IT Support

Techmas Day 2: Have Peace in Your Parenting World with LG GizmoGadget

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 2, 2015 1:22:23 PM

Are your kids too young for a cell phone, but it would be nice to stay connected when you’re not with them? The LG GizmoGadget is a solution to this new age conundrum.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Technology Tips

Techmas Day 1: Get Winter Ready with the Nest Learning Thermostat

Posted by Tara Custer  Dec 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Your humble abode can feel like a smart home with the Nest Thermostat. The sleek temperature control device learns your behavior at home and will program a schedule based on your daily activities around the house.  No need to turn the heat down on your way to bed or on your way out the door to work - the Nest will already know to do that. Thus saving you money over time on your energy bills. You can also set your own schedule, if you so choose.

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Topics: Blog Posts, 1, Technology Tips

The Tablet Comparison: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Apple iPad Pro

Posted by Mike Kowalski  Nov 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It’s that time of year again: Battle of the tech companies! The holidays are a great time to get some good deals on new technology. But with all of the retail noise, make sure you do a little of your own research to be sure you are getting a machine that benefits your intended use. Today, we are going to compare the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and the latest iPad Pro. Both claim to be a smart laptop replacement. You be the judge on how their features can benefit you.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Technology Tips

Tech Tips & Tricks: Your Microsoft Issues May Be Caused by a Bad Update

Posted by Bill Haring  Nov 23, 2015 8:44:24 AM

If you have encountered any odd Microsoft or Outlook issues in the last week, there is a chance it could be the result of Microsoft releasing a few bad updates. The patches in question are KB3097877 and KB3101746. The failed updates have caused various issues, the most common we have encountered is Outlook crashing and network logins being blocked. 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Technology Tips, Outlook

Technology Planning For 2016: What You Should Know

Posted by Jason Kline  Nov 12, 2015 2:13:51 PM

With 2015 coming to an end, now is the time to start thinking about your technology planning for 2016. There is still time to squeeze in smaller technology projects, such as Office 365 (a cloud-based productivity suite), but as for larger projects, such as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation (NetSuite or Microsoft Dynamics GP), it’s likely too late. However, now is the time to research and plan for this to happen in 2016.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Dynamics GP, NetSuite, Office 365, Business Solutions

A New Version of Cryptowall is Out in the Wild

Posted by Corey Borovicka  Nov 6, 2015 5:15:21 PM

A new version of the ransomware virus Cryptowall has been discovered. Cryptowall (and its variants) work by encrypting all the data both on your local computer and any network drives that you connect to and holding them for a for ransom. If you do not have good backups of your files it is impossible to get them back without paying. Sometimes even paying is not enough if the servers that are needed get brought down by law enforcement.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Technology Tips, IT Support, Managed Services

Don't Click So Fast!: How To Avoid Cyber Security Risk

Posted by Michael Mitchell  Nov 5, 2015 3:17:24 PM

It used to be that authoring a virus was done for bragging rights. Some were created just to see if it could be done. Other were created just to be mean. (Ah, the good old days.)

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, IT Support, Managed Services

Tech Tips & Tricks: Power BI Visualizations

Posted by Dave Breyley  Nov 4, 2015 2:01:45 PM

Anyone who uses Power BI knows just how amazing it is as a resource and tool to effortlessly and quickly analyze and visualize data.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Power BI

Limit the Number of Business Application Passwords With Azure Single Sign On

Posted by Geoffrey Whidden  Oct 26, 2015 9:48:00 AM

A password for this, a password for that. What a mass of passwords we have!

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft Azure

Get to Know the New OneDrive for Business

Posted by Stephanie Burris  Oct 14, 2015 1:44:15 PM

Have you noticed the new OneDrive for Business interface? We have to admit – we love it! Microsoft has taken an already easy-to-use tool and made it better. 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Office 365

Tech Tips & Tricks: NetSuite Subsidiary Navigator

Posted by Tanya Weatherholt  Oct 12, 2015 10:44:27 AM

On our mission to help you get the most out of your NetSuite system with our Tech Tips & Tricks series, here is another SuiteApp bundle that will help increase efficiency and it’s FREE!

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, NetSuite, NetSuite Consulting

What Is the New Microsoft Power BI?

Posted by Stephanie Burris  Oct 2, 2015 1:00:00 PM

In the first installment of the 3 part mini-series on Power BI, we discussed what is fresh and exciting with the newest version of the cloud-based business analytics service. Here is why Power BI is your most valuable tool when transforming business data in to powerful visuals.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft

Online Security Tips to Kick Off National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted by Tara Custer  Oct 1, 2015 10:10:37 AM

Let’s face it, most of us can’t go more than 10 minutes without utilizing some sort of technology. And while it constantly advances for the good and exists to simplify life, you can never be too cautious when it comes to safeguarding your digital footprint.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Services, IT Support

Apple iOS Security Breach: How to Protect Your Devices

Posted by Jerad Cook  Sep 24, 2015 4:03:02 PM

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve probably heard that the “almighty and unhackable” Apple iOS has been infected with a malicious virus. The new malware, called XcodeGhost, came from developers in China using an infected version of Xcode, an Apple app developer kit.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Technology Tips, Cloud Computing

How Office Online Brings Collaboration to the Cloud

Posted by Cameron Stephen  Sep 23, 2015 11:41:55 AM

Ever need to share a document with a co-worker or team member and you get stuck emailing back and forth five different copies? It gets confusing and inevitably, someone edits the wrong copy and you have to start all over again to make sure everyone’s involvement is captured. If you are an Office 365 user, you can effortlessly share documents through OneDrive and live edit them together.

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Topics: Products, Services, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Office 365, blog

How Much Does an ERP System Cost?

Posted by Jason Kline  Sep 16, 2015 2:38:00 PM

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, ERP Software

How Windows 10, Azure and Serverless Office Work Together

Posted by Geoffrey Whidden  Sep 12, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Over the last couple months, I have talked a lot about Azure and Serverless Office.  This conversation is mostly about eliminating hardware in your office and putting the resources into the cloud.  One stumbling block in the past is how to deal with the security architecture for this.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Windows Operating Systems, Cloud Computing, Microsoft Azure

Network Security: Not Just Your IT Guy’s Responsibility

Posted by Carl Miller  Sep 10, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Viruses. Malware. Ransomware. Cryptolocker. If you hear these words, you’re likely already having a bad day. If your IT person hears these words, he might want to crawl under his desk and cry.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Services, Network Assurance, IT Outsourcing, IT Support, Managed Services

What's the Story with Office 365 Groups?

Posted by Stephanie Burris  Sep 3, 2015 2:02:00 PM

Have you ever had one of those documents that turns into many emails, a series of meetings and multiple versions in order to get it finalized? The time spent managing this document turns out to be more than was actually spent on the document. What if there was a better way?

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Office 365

How to Select an Internet Service Provider for Your Move to the Cloud

Posted by Dustin Miller  Sep 2, 2015 3:14:09 PM

Summer is almost over.  You’ve been relaxing on the beach and thinking about going server-less.  You've decided it's a great idea!  You're ready to work through the details.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Services, Cloud Computing

SharePoint Server 2016 – Coming Soon!

Posted by Stephanie Burris  Aug 27, 2015 1:34:54 PM

Microsoft has announced that SharePoint Server 2016 will become generally available in Q2 2016, with a public beta planned for Q4 2015. After much speculation and questions about the future of the on-premises version, this announcement verifies Microsoft’s commitment to the on-premises version for the foreseeable future.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, SharePoint

How to Implement a Successful Warehouse Management System

Posted by Mark Goodson  Aug 19, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Utilizing the right warehouse management system (WMS) is important when running an efficient distribution center. It is a vital part of the supply chain and largely controls the movement and storage of goods in a warehouse. It also manages the related operations, such as shipping, receiving, packing and picking.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, NetSuite, Distribution, Industries, NetSuite Consulting

I Upgraded My Computer to Windows 10 (and You Should Too)

Posted by Dustin Miller  Aug 17, 2015 11:45:08 AM

Traditionally I've never been a fan of in place upgrades. The allure of something new for free was enough for me to give it a try with Windows 10.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Windows Operating Systems

Power BI – Why You Don't Want to Miss This New Experience!

Posted by Stephanie Burris  Aug 12, 2015 4:00:01 PM

Microsoft has been hard at work getting Power BI ready to go. This new experience is an extremely visual and dynamic look at your business data. Users can utilize stunning visualizations to keep up-to-date on business information such as sales, gross margin and profit. In addition, they can quickly spot trends as they are happening so that the organization can make decisions on direction or marketing efforts.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, SharePoint

What You Missed at BriForum 2015 Denver

Posted by Dustin Miller  Aug 5, 2015 3:06:45 PM

Last week I attended the BriForum conference.  BriForum is a vendor independent source for desktop virtualization, consumerization, and enterprise mobility management.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, News

3 Pillars of Technology Planning

Posted by Jason Kline  Jul 23, 2015 3:48:00 PM

You just ended second quarter, the year is only half over, and you have plenty of time to think about next year, right? Nope. Now is the time to start thinking and planning for 2016.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, ERP Software, IT Outsourcing

How to Avoid Being Lost When Your Data Is

Posted by Geoffrey Whidden  Jul 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Most people don’t think too much about data recovery, until they have a problem, at which point it might be too late. Have you thought through your organization’s strategy for protecting data against inadvertent loss? Have you tested this process lately? How much confidence do you really have in the ability to recover if something went wrong?   

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Topics: Blog Posts, Services, Cloud Computing, Recovery

(Real) QuickBooks in the Cloud: Why You Should Go Serverless

Posted by Mike Kowalski  Jul 15, 2015 1:32:00 PM

If you’re like most small to medium sized businesses, you’re probably utilizing some type of on-premise accounting software. Most likely, it’s QuickBooks Enterprise, a simple, easy to use accounting application that spans a company doing $100K to $10M in revenue.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Cloud Computing, QuickBooks

Tech Tips & Tricks: Free NetSuite SuiteApp Bundles

Posted by Tanya Weatherholt  Jun 29, 2015 10:52:40 AM

Often organizations using NetSuite are unaware that there are optional bundles developed by Netsuite Professional Services that can be installed in your account for no additional cost.  When we start working with a new client that is using NetSuite, we find that a lot of these bundles are underused. We’ve even discovered companies paying to replicate programs that are a FREE, simple one click installation to their existing NetSuite account. 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Technology Tips, NetSuite

What Are Windows 10 Universal Apps?

Posted by Ken Klika  Jun 25, 2015 2:13:13 PM

With the Windows 10 debut about a month away, techies out there are drooling over the idea that they may finally have the opportunity to utilize universal apps with this OS update. This means that a developer can write a program once and it will run across a variety of devices with a common core code and common interface. As it stands now, different code has to be developed for a program to work with certain devices. Thus causing the problem of apps not running the same (or at all) on different platforms.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Windows Operating Systems

Windows Server 2003 Support Ends Next Month! Are You Ready?

Posted by Tara Custer  Jun 18, 2015 5:00:51 PM

Support for Windows Server 2003 is coming to an end. The typical lifespan of a server is usually 5-7 years. For those of you still using 2003, you’ve had a good run! End of life is set for July 14th, 2015. Do you have a plan?

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Windows Operating Systems, IT Support

Questions to Ask Before Going Serverless

Posted by Mike Kowalski  Jun 17, 2015 10:28:12 AM

A lot of businesses are facing a tough decision these days: to cloud or not to cloud? Their servers are at the end of a lifecycle and they must choose to replace the old server with a shiny new one, or… move their precious information up in to the cloud.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Cloud Computing, Office 365

Disruption at SuiteWorld 2015: NetSuite Feature Updates and New Partnerships (Microsoft – Yeah!)

Posted by Tara Custer  Jun 10, 2015 3:54:41 PM

Cloud-based business management software company, NetSuite, really played in to their theme this year at SuiteWorld 2015. “Disruption” is just what they did with exciting updates and valuable partnerships. SuiteWorld is the largest convention for NetSuite users and partners. With high attendance rates and high temperatures in San Jose, BCG Systems was present and eager to get home and share the excitement with our users.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, NetSuite, NetSuite Consulting

Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps

Posted by Mike Kowalski  Jun 7, 2015 7:00:00 PM

There has been an age old battle between Microsoft and Google for your business email. Ok, so maybe it’s not that old, but it is a viable decision that businesses need to make when it comes to choosing a productivity suite. It’s not just email anymore. In today’s technological world, the ability to be mobile and efficient is critical.

 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Office 365

OneDrive vs. SharePoint: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Jason Kline  Jun 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Microsoft has created some pretty neat tools to increase efficiency and just make things easier for you and your business. Office 365 is the ultimate cloud-based business productivity suite and includes services and applications such as Exchange for email, Office for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations, Skype for Business (formerly Lync) for communication, and etc., etc., etc. Two services that don’t receive as much recognition and are commonly mistaken for one another are OneDrive and SharePoint.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Office 365, SharePoint

Windows 10 Technical Preview Review

Posted by Ken Klika  Jun 3, 2015 2:50:16 PM

Windows 10 is rumored to launch this coming July – and it will be free to upgrade from Windows 7 and 8! While most users are not lovers of the Windows 8 interface, I am a heavy user of touch screen devices, so the tiles are practical for me. Being that BCG Systems is a Microsoft Partner, we had the opportunity to take Windows 10 for a test drive. Here is what we thought.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Windows Operating Systems

Is Your Backup and Recovery Solution Sufficient?

Posted by Josh Vince  Jun 1, 2015 9:25:58 AM

Technology is crucial for productivity in today’s business landscape. A disaster, or even a minor glitch, in your IT can set you back and undoubtedly cost you money. Chances are, one of your IT concerns is backup and recovery. If it is not, it definitely should be! Are you implementing the correct safeguards (or any at all) to ensure you can pull your company out of a technical disaster?

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Topics: Blog Posts, Services, Network Assurance, Managed Services

The Future of OneDrive for Business

Posted by Stephanie Burris  May 22, 2015 12:14:00 PM

During this year’s Microsoft’s Ignite conference, several new and exciting improvements and new functionality for OneDrive for Business were announced. This is great news for those of us who are not crazy about the current limitations with syncing and lack of auditing and administration out-of-the-box. Microsoft shared that sync is their number one priority and investment when it comes to OneDrive. I’m sure no one would argue with that.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Cloud Computing, Office 365

Office 365 Video – The First of the NextGen Portals

Posted by Stephanie Burris  May 21, 2015 9:06:50 AM

Since SharePoint made its debut, we’ve been using “Portals”. Portals for searching, business intelligence, dashboards, blogs and communicating with customers and vendors. Some portals were built into the SharePoint platform but some have taken months to custom design and deliver. 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Office 365

Azure Recovery Services: How Fast Do You Need Recovery?

Posted by Geoffrey Whidden  May 14, 2015 4:50:29 PM

When working with clients, we often ask a simple question: How fast do you need to recovery?

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft Azure

What you Need to Know About Skype for Business Replacing Lync Online

Posted by Tara Custer  May 6, 2015 11:26:38 AM

As of mid-April, Microsoft has joined forces with Skype to rebrand Lync Online to Skype for Business. This will take productivity and the ability to talk, share and collaborate to the next level. Business owners depend on Microsoft Office 365 with Lync Online for voice, video and conferencing capabilities. And over 300 million people use Skype for messaging, calling and sharing. It only seemed right to combine them into one awesome business communication tool.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Lync, Office 365

Web Filtering Benefits You Didn't Know About

Posted by Josh Vince  May 4, 2015 3:08:04 PM

Should your business use web filtering? Let’s start with what web filtering is - it’s a program that’s screens webpages to verify if all or some of it should be shown to the user. A lot of people think it's only good for HR reasons, mainly loss of productivity. Although it is a nice tool to keep workers on task, a web filter has additional benefits to consider when deciding to employ one for your business.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Services, Network Assurance

3 Ways to Provide External Access to Office 365 SharePoint Online

Posted by Stephanie Burris  May 2, 2015 8:30:00 AM

In today’s business world, everyone expects everything they do to be easily accessed from anywhere thanks to BYOD and Cloud Computing. Emails from the train, presentations from a tablet over coffee, spreadsheets on a smartphone at your kid’s band concert, you get the idea. One of the most common difficulties our Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint users are experiencing is how they can share their content with external users.

While SharePoint was built as a web application to integrate intranet, content management and document management features within a company, it is possible to share that information with outside clients, vendors, etc. Here are 3 simple ways to do it. 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Office 365, SharePoint

What is Microsoft Azure?

Posted by Geoffrey Whidden  Apr 29, 2015 7:30:00 AM

An In-Depth Look in to Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform

The last few weeks, we have been looking at various usage scenarios of the flexible Microsoft Azure service. The largest adoption that we have seen of Azure, and the cloud services model, are smaller organizations. Typically, they adopt Office 365 and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) Cloud Servers. We have highlighted several scenarios for this in our current webinar series, 3 Ways to Leverage the Cloud with Microsoft Azure.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Cloud Computing, Microsoft Azure

Commonly Asked Questions About Microsoft Office 365

Posted by Tara Custer  Apr 27, 2015 2:12:51 PM

For a majority of the business world, work is not done at a desk anymore. The need for mobile access to important data and documents is crucial. In this fast-paced, hi-tech world with everything at our fingertips, technology is making business easier – if you know how to use it.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Cloud Computing, Office 365

3 New Features for Office 365

Posted by Ken Klika  Apr 13, 2015 12:24:35 PM

They say everything happens in threes. The Latin phrase, "omne trium perfectum" means “everything that comes in threes is perfect”. We thought we would stick to the Rule of Three and provide you with three awesome new features Microsoft recently released to make life a little bit easier.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Office 365

NetSuite Release 2015.1 Is Here!

Posted by Mark Goodson  Apr 2, 2015 5:02:05 PM

Feature Highlights from a NetSuite Expert

NetSuite has begun their spring roll out of their bi-annual release strategy. Upgrades will automatically deploy for subscribers of the cloud-based business management solution. NetSuite’s goal is to enhance functionality and keep users current without any hassle.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, NetSuite, NetSuite Consulting

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 Features and Benefits

Posted by Don Snyder  Mar 16, 2015 3:21:59 PM

Dynamics GP 2015 Is Finally Here! What We Think of the New Version of Accounting Software

Dynamics GP is Microsoft’s ERP (enterprise resource planning) software solution for businesses to manage their accounting, reporting, supply chain management, HR and payroll – all in one place. Microsoft’s objective is to streamline these facets of a business to increase productivity, cash flow and grow businesses to their full potential.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics GP

Serverless Office: Why You Should Move Your Server to the Cloud

Posted by Geoffrey Whidden  Mar 4, 2015 1:04:43 PM

A Case Study on Why and How a Small Business went Serverless

Over the past year or so, we noticed that companies contemplating the replacement of their servers have been asking us to create solutions that do not include buying a new server.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Cloud Computing, Office 365

Why an IT Company Outsourced Their IT

Posted by Tara Custer  Feb 19, 2015 1:51:00 PM

A guest blog from Briteskies about why they outsourced their IT

As is true with any company, our internal technology needs at Briteskies can be demanding. It requires constant and vigilant attention so that we are providing our team with the most effective tools to do their job. Recently, we were faced with a decision; we needed to make some changes to our internal IT structure and we needed to decide the best approach to take. Being an IT company with a number of smart employees, our first inclination was, “Hey, we can do that!” Just because you can do something, however, does not always mean that you should.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Cloud Computing, Office 365

What You Are Missing without Microsoft Office 365 Power BI

Posted by Stephanie Burris  Feb 18, 2015 3:56:01 PM

What is Office 365 Power BI? Power BI is a cloud-based service that works with Excel to provide users with a self-service business intelligence (BI) solution. Power BI is built on SharePoint Online and allows for collaboration and robust reporting through BI specific app parts and features. 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Microsoft, Business Intelligence, Office 365, SharePoint