Enterprises have embraced many technologies, especially cloud apps and mobile devices, that have dramatically increased staff productivity, access to information and enhanced collaboration among teams. Of course, the benefits come with a cost. Unfortunately, that cost is most often a dramatic decrease in data visibility. When data is scattered across cloud services, IT managers and security teams lose visibility into the lifecycle of the data, including who and how it’s accessed and where it may eventually travel.Sometimes such services are deployed and managed by a centralised IT organisation; other times – and this is increasingly the case – these services are chosen independent of the IT department by individual staff and line-of-business managers. This creates a considerable amount of risk and further obscures data visibility as enterprise teams can’t manage or secure data they can’t see.To get data visibility back, there’s a lot of work … [Read more...] about It’s time to clear the cloud data fog
Migrate from google apps to office 365
Both Microsoft and Google would like to be your one-stop shop for business productivity software. Their respective subscription offerings, Office 365 and G Suite, tick all the top-level boxes on your company's communications and productivity checklist. Each suite includes the following features: Business email and shared calendaring services attached to custom domainsOnline storage, with shared space for collaboration and a large allotment of personal storage space for each user accountProductivity apps for creating and collaborating on documents, spreadsheets, and presentationsCorporate communication tools, including messaging, online meetings, and video conferencingA management interface, with advanced features such as compliance and archiving for enterprise customers as well as security features including two-factor authenticationBoth of these services are underpinned by a robust, highly reliable cloud infrastructure with data centers worldwide. (And if the G Suite brand … [Read more...] about Office 365 vs G Suite: Which productivity suite is best for your business?
Video: Cloud storage - your best optionsWhat is cloud computing, in simple terms?Cloud computing is the delivery of on-demand computing services -- from applications to storage and processing power -- typically over the internet and on a pay-as-you-go basis. How does cloud computing work?Rather than owning their own computing infrastructure or data centers, companies can rent access to anything from applications to storage from a cloud service provider. One benefit of using cloud computing services is that firms can avoid the upfront cost and complexity of owning and maintaining their own IT infrastructure, and instead simply pay for what they use, when they use it.In turn, providers of cloud computing services can benefit from significant economies of scale by delivering the same services to a wide range of customers. What cloud computing services are available?Cloud computing services cover a vast range of options now, from the basics of storage, networking, and processing power … [Read more...] about What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know about the cloud, explained
Microsoft is putting together a tool that'll make it much easier for Google G Suite customers to migrate to Office 365. In an update to its Office 365 roadmap, Microsoft last week added "Google G Suite to Office 365 migration" to the list of features it has in development for the productivity suite (via ZDNet). Targeting a release for Q2 of 2019, the tool will allow any current G Suite customer to migrate all of their email, calendars, and contacts to Office 365, making it easier to manage the switch. From Microsoft's description: We've heard the feedback and we're excited to announce the new G Suite migration experience which will allow you to directly migrate email, calendar and contacts from Google G Suite to Office 365! Our highly secure solution ensures your data is directly migrated to Office 365, with no resting points along the way. We're also adding support for migrating mailbox in batches. G Suite is Microsoft's biggest competitor when it comes to commercial productivity … [Read more...] about Microsoft cooking up migration tool for moving from G Suite to Office 365
Microsoft officials have repeatedly said they've been careful to take a largely hands-off approach in integrating Microsoft's LinkedIn unit with the rest of the company. To many of us on the outside, it feels as if both internal and external integrations have been very slow and minimal. But it turns out there is behind-the-scenes work happening to bring LinkedIn more deeply into the Microsoft fold.Microsoft this week published a Microsoft IT Showcase case study about how it is moving LinkedIn's 14,000 employees to Office 365. Caution is the watchword in that case study, entitled "Linking in LinkedIn: How Microsoft onboarded a social networking giant."Microsoft's Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO) unit officials acknowledge the company "needed to rethink some of our previous integration approaches," when it came to LinkedIn, which Microsoft bought in 2016 for $26.2 billion. The goal was to "balance the autonomy of LinkedIn employees" with moving them off Google services and … [Read more...] about How Microsoft is moving LinkedIn’s 14,000 employees from Google services to Office 365