Category: Office 365

How Small Offices Can Use Office 365 for Collaboration

Collaboration between employees increases productivity.  It's an interactive experience on multiple devices – laptops, desktops, mobile phones, tablets. It allows geographically dispersed people the ability to contribute and work together on a project anytime, anywhere. Knowledge is shared in real time, so that everyone is always working from the most current version.  Work is done […]

How to Replace Your Phones with an Office 365 Phone System

If the statistics are true, chances are pretty good that your company is either using Office 365 or is considering using Office 365. The first push to Office 365 for most businesses starts with the use of the email service and Outlook, with the desire to move off of old Exchange servers and take advantage […]

Featured on CUInsight: Helping Credit Union Communications

AltiGen's Mike Plumer, Vice President of Sales, was featured this week in CUInsight for his article Is your credit union operating in communication silos? Below is the article geared towards CU executives wishing to perfect their credit union communications platform using Skype for Business and Office 365: There are many communication tools available to credit unions today: In […]

4 Resources for Learning Skype for Business

If you organization has decided to implement a Unified Communications solution, you have no doubt looked at the world's leading UC platform, Microsoft Office 365 with Skype for Business. Being the most popular solution for organizations, there are countless resources available on the web to learn more about the product: its benefits, implementation, and quick tips.  Here […]

What Web Meetings Mean for Employee Retention

This past July, Forbes published the article For Employee Retention, There's No Place Like Home which makes the case that employees are more apt to be happy and stay with your company if they have some flexibility when it comes to working remotely. Telecommuting is certainly on the rise, with about 40% of U.S. employees working […]

How Skype for Business Meetings Can Enhance Your Bottom Line

Technology has enabled us to communicate in many forms.  Telephone calls, video conferencing, instant messaging, text messaging, email and more. In fact, it is likely that the majority of your communication at work is done in some method other than face-to-face, and unless you work in a call center, it can almost be guaranteed you spend […]

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn, Connecting Communications Network

Below is yesterday's press release from Microsoft, announcing their planned acquisition of LinkedIn. Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO, said today’s work is split between tools workers use to get their jobs done, such as Microsoft’s Office 365 programs, and professional networks that connect workers, such as LinkedIn. He believes this deal will weave those two pieces together, bringing the professional […]

Why you should make the jump to Office 365 for your business

It's no secret that many businesses worldwide are using Office 365. Many is an understatement, as Office 365 is globally the most widely deployed app for enterprise businesses.  These businesses enjoy all the benefits of the Office products everyone is accustomed to, but with a plethora of added perks, the least of which being not […]

Are you getting the most out of Office 365?

For companies who have made the transition to Office 365, they are now facing the task of best utilizing all the features to drive effective use and achieve business value through incorporating appropriate Office 365 capabilities into day-to-day work. From external communications, call center applications, or internal Unified Communications initiatives, Office 365, coupled with Skype for Business, provides an […]

Intro to Office 365: Skype for Business vs. IP PBX… or Both?

In this continuing series offered to educate our readers on Office 365, we look at the choice in bringing Unified Communications to your organization using Skype for Business or relying on the features of your IP PBX, and discuss why the answer lies in integration. Many organizations continue to face the IP PBX vs. Microsoft decision dilemma […]