Entries by Jolene Rankin

Introducing Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the new chat-based workspace in Office 365 designed to facilitate real-time collaboration by pulling together various Office tools into one application. It is a universal toolkit designed for the ease of collaboration amongst each unique organization and their employees. It will run on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and web platforms. Microsoft will […]

Shawn Akins Named Top Midmarket IT Executive by The Channel Company and Midsize Enterprise Summit

Recently, it was announced that Shawn Akins has been named to The Channel Company’s Top Midmarket IT Executives list. This annual list honors influential vendor and solution provider executives who have demonstrated an exceptionally strong commitment to the midmarket. Akins IT business model focuses only on midsized organizations and has grown at a consistent rate […]

Ditch WebEx and Save Money

If you’re a small business using WebEx for webinars, ditch it and save your money. There is other web conferencing software that provide the same capabilities for much less. Let’s compare WebEx pricing and capabilities with that of Skype for Business. Capabilities All of WebEx’s Premium Plans include: Audio and HD video conferencing Screen share […]

The Limitations of Microsoft Office 365 Backup

Data loss and protection are two major concerns for businesses migrating to the cloud.  The number one cause of data loss in SaaS is accidental data deletion- in which 70% of all lost data is due to accidental or malicious deletion by end-users. Microsoft Office 365 has industry-leading security measures, but there are limitations that […]