Data security isn’t just about data security. It’s about job security. And marketing. And finance. And company valuation. Download the new eBook to see what questions you need to ask about your organization’s security measures, why they matter, and what else you need to know. Here’s what you need to ask your team:
1. Do you feel limited by budget or staff size?
2. How often do you see unsanctioned cloud services in use?
3. Are you protecting yourself against insider threats?
4. Do you have a cybersecurity task force in place?
5. Is your "bring your own device" policy secure?
Your business is ready to consider a move to Office 365. But first, you need some numbers to back your decision. What will the move cost? Will it pay for itself? When?
To find out, Microsoft commissioned a Total Economic Impact study from Forrester. The report surveyed 72 organizations across five key areas to find out the ROI that midsize businesses could expect within three years of an Office 365 deployment.
See the numbers yourself.
As a tech leader, you recognize that disruption is afact of life. According to Gartner, enterprise IT has entered an era of digitalization where disruptive new products are providing a continuous stream of growth, innovation, and differentiation. IT overhauls in business productivity—moving to the cloud, supporting a remote workforce, and preserving valuable legacy data while maintaining security and control—are necessary for your business to remain competitive. These changes require communications solutions that can keep pace with the accelerating demands of the connected world.
Data breaches are more than a security problem. A significant attack can shake your customer base, partner relations, executive staff, profits, and revenue. Historic data breaches have cost executives their jobs, resulted in major revenue losses and damaged brand reputations. In a 2014 study of 700 consumers about brand reputation by Experian and the Ponemon Institute, data breaches were reported as the most damaging occurrence to brand reputation, exceeding environmental disasters and poor customer service.1 In a world where data breaches have become commonplace, what steps can be taken to minimize damage?
Today’s workforce is more mobile than ever before, routinely working whenever and wherever necessary, using a variety of mobile devices and productivity apps. They expect their tools to deliver the capabilities they need to stay productive and efficient.
But what if they don’t? When a business doesn’t support its workforce with suitable, properly vetted apps, employees will often download and install the tools they like. This trend, called “Shadow IT,” is almost always a recipe for trouble. One-off, standalone apps don’t conform to business strategy and growth plans, but instead create difficulties — security, compatibility, compliance and technical support — that draw resources away from strategic work.
A great team is what makes a company successful. The maxim’s stayed true for decades, but what’s changed is the technology available to find, train, and retain that talent.
Now, you have the ability to spread your talent pool across oceans. Each worker can have a specialized skill set to meet
a range of needs within your company, and oftentimes the work will require some degree of a remote lifestyle. These needs can range from permanent remote workers to employees who travel regularly for client meetings. In fact, a 2015 Gallup poll reported that 37% of all United States workers said they have telecommuted. Being able to accommodate both workers who are out of range and those who are always on the go will help improve your company’s overall productivity and quality of work.
You and your employees are likely some of the 1.2 billion people worldwide who have used Microsoft Office. You're familiar with the standard apps such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and you may have even explored the cloud offerings behind the collective set of leading productivity apps that make up Office 365.
Moving a business’ email from a free
service to a paid, hosted solution is a big
commitment. In fact, it can seem almost
counterintuitive: Why pay for something
you can get for free? But on closer
examination, the reasons become clear.
According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Office 365 is Microsoft’s most strategic API. But to realize
the potential of this business collaboration platform, Microsoft and its partners have to convince
business and IT leaders that it offers levels of security, privacy, and compliance that are equal to or
higher than those of their existing on-premise solutions. Even though a high percentage of enterprises
are adopting cloud storage and compute within their businesses, the adoption of cloud-based content
and collaboration products is by no means universal. Concerns relating to governance, risk, and
compliance with regard to cloud services are understandable, but it is not unusual to find them
Today’s businesses rely heavily on email to communicate with clients, partners, and colleagues. But research suggests that organizations are lacking when it comes to protecting themselves against the increasing number of customized and complex attacks.
When polled by Mimecast, 83% of IT security managers said they see email as a primary source of attack, yet 65% claim they aren’t fully equipped to resolve the risks associated with email threats. Respondents’ perceptions of primary security threats also appeared to change based on having experienced a successful
breach. However, viruses, malware, spam, and insider threats remain the top concerns for both groups, both with and without breach experience.
Few businesses have faced as much change in such a
short period of time as financial services firms. Rapid
technology innovation, combined with deregulation,
has turned a once-conservative industry into a
breeding ground for disruptive change and cuttingedge
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) businesses can receive through the deployment of Office 365. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks
associated with an Office 365 implementation, we interviewed four existing customers and surveyed 72 midsized organizations (with 150 to 2,000 users) about the use of Microsoft business products the SaaS platform, including Office Professional Plus, Exchange, Skype for Business (formerly Lync), SharePoint, Yammer, and OneDrive.
Our research found that a sample composite organization (which switched from an on-premises 2010 version solution to Office 365) had total present value benefits of $3.4 million versus total present value costs of $1.3 million, resulting in a net present value (NPV) of $2.1 million.
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) organizations may realize by deploying Office 365. The purpose of this study is to provide readers at small and medium-sized businesses (one to 250 users) with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Office 365 on their organizations.
When was the last time you went more than a few hours into your workday without interacting with someone at your company? If you’re like the majority of the workforce, limited interactions are a rarity
and collaboration is ongoing.
In today’s on-demand economy, speed and flexibility are critical. The modern workforce uses multiple devices, expecting them to work
seamlessly from any location, at any time. They want to communicate in real time and must have easy access to the data and productivity tools they need to do their jobs well.
Office 365 harnesses the power of the cloud to improve the capabilities of the familiar Microsoft Office suite to meet these expectations. It’s a robust productivity toolbox that helps companies
transform the way they engage, serve and sell to customers.
Today’s growing businesses face a tough challenge. They need to provide the same affordable, always-on mobile services that more established businesses offer, but without the economic support enterprises can fall back on. That means IT professionals are onstantly looking for creative ways to do more with less: managing teams, stretching budgets, and making the most of infrastructure and applications. To meet the needs of their organisations within those constraints, they’re turning to the cloud.
Download the ebook, “5 Biggest CIO Communications Problems, Solved”, to learn how Office 365 addresses these common pain points:
Change disrupts business as usual
It costs time and money to implement new solutions
Incompatibility can wreak havoc
The risks seem high while the benefits are unclear
I need a solution that addresses my teams' unique needs
The #1 factor driving customer loyalty is the sales experience. This e-book shows you how to transform your sales organization to deliver an amazing customer experience by adopting modern sales productivity technologies. It can help you:
Leverage sales insights to find the best prospects
Communicate and collaborate efficiently from within your CRM tools to improve sales productivity
Manage opportunities through a guided sales process for more effective selling
Download this e-book now to learn how to help your sales teams stay focused, win faster, and build trust.
Download the report to learn:
• Five key business areas enjoying quantifiable benefits
• Potential dollars saved in implementation efforts
• Ways that business and IT productivity improve
• Reduction in workforce power required for support
• Influence on decision-making speed and ability
Take a guided tour of the new Office 365. It’s a quick and easy way to test drive new enterprise capabilities, including advanced collaboration, analytics, and security features.
Step through common enterprise scenarios to see how Office 365 can support your business needs
See the latest in-product experience with the most up-to-date versions of the Office applications you use every day as well as the new advanced features
Explore the top features and advanced capabilities available for email and calendar management, collaborative meetings, analytics, and security
How the cloud can help you reduce headaches and time maintaining hardware.
How cloud storage is actually safer than on-premise.
How cloud technology and cloud solutions can increase employee productivity.
Advantages of cloud computing and how it allows you to spend less time on software updates and more time building your business.
As enterprises embrace adoption of Microsoft Office 365 to drive productivity by using the latest mobile applications and alleviate the complexity and costs associated with on-premise Exchange environments, achieving a balance between security and user experience is often difficult. In this 60-minute webinar, discover how VMware AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) easily integrates with both Office 365 and VMware AirWatch Identity Manager to optimize user experience and ensure data is secure across all devices and platforms. An AirWatch expert will give an in-depth demonstration of the advantages of deploying Office 365 with VMware AirWatch, as well as conduct a Q&A session.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
The world’s largest organizations are adopting cloudbased infrastructure and services at a dizzying pace. Software as a service (SaaS) offerings such as Salesforce.com and Microsoft Office 365 are among the more popular cloud-based services. When moving services to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, so the end user experience can suffer. A poor or congested Internet connection between the user and the cloud service will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage.