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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)

RIM Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365

Forceworks RIM Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 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. Quick Overview: 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)

Are you ready for the transition from Hardware-Centric to Software-Centric?

Forceworks Are you ready for the transition from Hardware-Centric to Software-Centric? 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)

Are your Office 365 users stupid?

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 ... (more)

Dynamics CRM 2013 – Feature Dive – Mobile

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)