I can hear it, can you? A popular podcaster, Jason Calacanis has advised
companies in the past to be wary of launching a technology product on top of
someone else’s platform. Many great Facebook and Twitter apps have simply
been knocked off by the platforms, and subsequently knocked right out of
business. Calacanis himself fell victim as his business at the time was
largely dependent on YouTube, and while Google did not knock off his content,
they simply made a change to the search which orphaned his content… same
result. And now here we have Microsoft.
Talk about being dependent on someone else’s platform, just about
everything out there was built to run on Windows. Almost every business is up
the creek without Windows and Microsoft Office. While Microsoft clearly has
their eyes on a couple of competitors in particular, Google, Apple and
Salesforce, many other sma... (more)
Forceworks RIM Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft
Last week RIM launched the Blackberry Business Cloud Service for Office 365,
this new service which is managed by RIM extends Microsoft Exchange Online
to BlackBerry smartphones and allows administrators to self-manage their
Blackberry deployments in the Cloud.
Available to Office 365 Enterprise subscribers Hosted by RIM directly links
to Exchange Online service BlackBerry Business Cloud Services offer mobile
access to synchronised email, calendar, contacts, tasks and memo pads. ... (more)
Forceworks Are you ready for the transition from Hardware-Centric to
Do you ever talk to an “Old” IT person? You know, like 40ish. Man,
do they have some stories about how IT used to be back in the day. Things
sure have changed a lot. You probably think to yourself “Man, they have no
idea how things are now”. How about a “Middle-Aged” IT person? You know
like 30ish. They have stories too, and things have changed a lot since then
as well. You may be thinking “That guy is really losing touch”.
It seems to come in waves… change that is. Well another wave is crashin... (more)
Forceworks Are your Office 365 users stupid?
A short walk through fire.
That is how I describe the process of migrating from wherever you are, to
Office 365 to new prospects. It is certainly not my intent to scare them from
making a move, rather I want to prepare them that it is more involved than
flipping a switch. For the most part, migrations are fairly invisible to
customers… right up to the cutover. There is a coordination effort that
must take place simultaneously with the MX record redirection for
uninterrupted email flow. It is not complicated, we have prepared detailed
Spoiler Alert… Mobile is big. Being able to not only access, but actually
utilize your CRM from a phone or tablet is going to change the way CRM has
been used in the past. You no longer have to wait until you get back to the
office to input or update your deals. Dynamics CRM 2013 mobile
applications keep salespeople connected to data, team members, and customers.
With mobile access to your CRM solution, you have the tools you need to not
only look smarter but also to be smarter.
Powerful Tablet Applications
Microsoft Dynamics CRM for tablets helps you stay connected and productiv... (more)