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Work Smarter with Microsoft Excel

While there are many business software applications that can streamline your daily work, investing the time to learn how to work smarter with Microsoft Excel will pay dividends in the future. In this blog we will walk through a few key features of Microsoft Excel that will expand your skill set and make your work life a little easier.

Marketing Automation Trumps Cold Calling Every Day of the Week!

Businesses today are embracing automation to streamline their processes. Marketing, in particular, involves many processes that are perfect candidates for automation. This holds especially true when it comes to email marketing and campaign management. Here are five compelling reasons why all businesses should consider a marketing automation platform such as Dynamics 365 Marketing.

Penetration Testing Vs. Vulnerability Scanning: What’s the difference?

In today's technology-filled world we always hear about device security and hackers that infiltrate big corporate companies. It's more common than most people see and we need to protect ourselves and our companies' assets. Cyber Security should be taken seriously, so below we will review the two most common ways of finding out if your company is vulnerable.

Tips for fixing common printer problems

Despite being promised a paperless future, there’s a good chance you still have to print things from time to time. While printers today are better than those of the 90s or 2000s, they still don’t feel as smart or reliable as other modern devices. The following are some of the most common printer problems you’ll encounter, and most of these can be fixed without too much trouble.

Reducing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Storage Costs

With the Microsoft Power Platform Dataverse storage price increases in full effect, you should ask yourself if you are truly getting value from ALL of the data in your Dataverse.  I'm sure you leverage most of your active core records like Accounts, Contacts, Leads, Cases, Opportunities and Activities, but now is the time to ask yourself some difficult questions like:

Do I interact with ALL of my data?
Do I need to retain INACTIVE records?
Should I keep ACTIVITY history if it's older than a couple years?
Can I delete devalued data, or ARCHIVE it for compliancy purposes?

Your answers will vary from mine, but inevitability you will find that you are paying a PREMIUM  for data that has little value in your Dataverse.

Why managed IT services is best for SMB cybersecurity

Without technology, businesses cannot compete and succeed. But with the advancement in technology comes the ever-constant threat of hackers and cybercriminals. That’s why small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) need to protect themselves with robust cybersecurity solutions managed by reputable managed IT services providers (MSPs).
How managed service providers can solve the security puzzle
Much as you would rely on an electrician to wire your building and resolve sparking outlets, there’s tremendous value in outsourcing the critical task of cybersecurity to the professionals.

Sales Reporting and limitations in Salesforce vs. Dynamics 365

Reporting and sales process defining are key elements to measuring success and identifying trends for sales strategy. There are a few limitations that are revealed in comparing Salesforce to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise.

Salesforce activity forms are great out of the box, but when a sales team desires to leverage a custom activity report, they may find that Activity Type is not something they can report on.

What’s new with Dynamics 365 Marketing and Power Automate Release Wave 1

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2022 Release Wave 1 has arrived, and Microsoft showcases new innovations that provide instrumental capabilities to revolutionize your business. This blog will focus on Dynamics 365 Marketing.

The Microsoft Dynamics 365 release encompasses features across Dynamics 365 applications, including Marketing starting April 1st, 2022. Review the regional deployment schedule here.