5 Questions to Ask When Onboarding With Managed IT Services

For businesses looking to get started with a managed service provider for the first time, the onboarding process can appear to be a big question mark. What does transitioning to an MSP involve? How long will the process take? How much input will be needed from your team? And will it impact the company's day-to-day operations?

Why Strong IT Maintenance is More Important Than Ever

Just as preventative health maintenance is a proactive way to avoid more dire illness, IT maintenance serves to reduce your overall exposure to risk. Strong IT maintenance seals up gaps in your security, offers additional productivity tools, and creates opportunities for innovation. Improving your IT maintenance begins with a simple question: how fit is your IT?

The Advantages of an End-to-End Managed Services Model

Rather than having to work with a multitude of different vendors and service providers, many companies are choosing to engage with an end-to-end managed services model instead. An end-to-end managed services model tends to be more robust and cost-effective -- with better efficiency, security, and customer service. Here's what you need to know.

How Cloud Managed Service Providers Help Drive Customer Success

Though many cloud-based solutions come with their own support, nothing can supplant an MSP. Managed service providers can create and manage integrated cloud-based ecosystems that are tailored to an organization -- and in so doing, they can help drive customer success. IT managed service providers fulfill a vital role in an organization's cloud-based development. Here's what you need to know.

Microsoft Teams vs Groups vs Channels: What They Are and How They're Different

What is the difference between Microsoft Groups and Teams? Though they both facilitate teamwork, they operate differently. Teams, Groups, and Team Channels are all specific entities within the Microsoft framework. Here's how they work, what their advantages are, and when you would be most likely to use them.

Why You Need Mobile Security Solutions Today - CWPS

Mobile is under attack -- and companies must react quickly to secure their data. Mobile devices are increasingly being used as a replacement to laptop computers, tablets, and even occasionally desktop workstations. However, they also aren't always as well secured as other options. This has led to a proliferation of mobile-targeted attack, with the number of mobile malware quickly rising.

MDM vs MAM - How Are They Different? - CWPS

As mobile devices have become an increasing security risk, many companies have explored different ways of managing them. Mobile Device Management (MDM) has become a common method of securing mobile endpoints -- but it has several failings, especially when it comes to modern security threats. Mobile Application Management (MAM) is a newer approach to securing mobile devices, and one that often yields far superior results.

Tips for Using Microsoft Teams for Project Management - CWPS

Microsoft Teams makes it easy to connect everyone at once. That doesn't just mean better teamwork and innovation -- it also means better project management. Through Microsoft Teams, you can facilitate better project-related results, from improving communication to keeping work accessible. Here are a few tips for using Microsoft Teams for your project management needs.

SharePoint vs. Teams - Understanding The Differences Between Microsoft's Collaboration Tools - CWPS

While both SharePoint and Microsoft Teams facilitate collaboration, they're different tools with different goals. With SharePoint already being a major part of many organization's business processes -- and Microsoft Teams being a new, next-generation collaboration system -- many organizations may be wondering how both tools will fit in. 

The Advantages of Using Microsoft Teams and Planner Together - CWPS

While Microsoft Teams is a complete collaboration solution, it can still be augmented with the use of project management and task management technologies. Microsoft Planner is a task management tool that is easy to directly integrate with the rest of Microsoft Teams, adding value and effectiveness for employees.