21 Jan 2014

New UK partnership – ServicePoint365

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UK Based Interezia Partners With Cloud|AG to Promote Exciting Innovation – ServicePoint365 for Office 365

Norcross, GA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014

As an established IT consultancy in the north west of England, Interezia has built a reputation for understanding clients’ business requirements and matching those needs to the best, cost-effective solution. With its growing Cloud practice, Interezia chose Cloud|AG to help them move their offer up to the next level.

“The Microsoft Office 365 platform is gaining tremendous market share for business-class email and collaboration. ServicePoint365 gives our clients a ready-made environment as a starting point, so they can more easily leverage the SharePoint Online solution within Office 365 to suit their individual needs,” said Allan Bury, owner of Interezia.

ServicePoint365 is a template application that maximizes the collaboration and content management capabilities of Office 365, specifically for project-centric services organizations. The solution provides a number of “Centers” that are pre-configured to help companies better organize, collaborate and manage their client-, project-, proposal- and resource-related information.

“Interezia is a trusted advisor delivering innovative solutions that provide value. ServicePoint365 helps Interezia and their clients unlock the power of SharePoint Online, adding to the overall value and user experience of Office 365,“ adds David Huseonica, President and CEO at Cloud|AG.

About Cloud|AG

Cloud|AG assists companies of all sizes to realize the power and flexibility of Microsoft’s cloud-based collaboration and business applications. ServicePoint365 information can be found in the featured application section of Microsoft’s Office 365 Marketplace at http://office365.pinpoint.microsoft.com. For additional information, visit http://www.cloudag.com. Office 365 and SharePoint Online are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

About Interezia

Interezia helps people to become more productive by making better use of Cloud-based solutions. For further information, please visit http://interezia.co.uk or contact directly at connections (at) interezia (dot) co (dot) uk.

15 Jan 2014

Meet the New Office: Office 365?

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Ahead in the Cloud – Office 365 – available now from Interezia

12 Jan 2014

Office 365 delivers best value

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Look at the value you will get from using Office 365:

Business-ready tools

  • Office 365 has the broadest definition of what productivity and collaboration means for business
  • You get big business tools at affordable price, no compromises
  • One stop shop for everything you need to be productive at work, no more cost and hassle of integrating single-point solutions
  • Microsoft builds professional tools for businesses. This is at the core of the business.

Latest technology

  • Because Office 365 is a cloud service you subscribe to, you’ll always have the latest version of the technology
  • Office is the common language in business for years – you can now subscribe to Office and always get to use the latest version

Low upfront costs

  • You don’t need to upgrade any servers to use Office 365.
  • You cut down on cost related to server maintenance when you no longer run your own Exchange Server. You just manage your Office 365 services from a web-based admin console.
  • Office 365 also means low training costs because it is based on services that are already familiar to your users

Easy scalability.

  • The flexible pay-as-you-go, per-user licensing of Office Professional Plus provides your organization with purchasing flexibility.
  • Simplified per-user rather than per-device licensing: Less time spent tracking licenses, more options for users.
  • You get predictable monthly costs with a variety of available plans, based on what your users require.
  • You only pay for the services you need.
  • You can easily add users without having to touch individual devices. If you have seasonal workers, you can easily add and delete users as you need them.

 

11 Nov 2013

You can’t get much for 50p these days!

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Really?

How about:

The latest version of Office Professional installed on your PC or Mac

(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Lync on both; OneNote, Access, Publisher and InfoPath on PC)

The latest version of Office Mobile on your iPhone or Android phone

50GB of email storage

25GB of file storage on the Internet

Intranet site for your team

Your own public website

Web conferencing

Protection from Spam

All of this for 50p a day per user.

For more details, please get in touch

 

07 Feb 2013

Mobile Office for Your Small Business

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Imagine that you had all the tools you needed to work wherever you are–whether it’s in the office, at home, on the way to a meeting, or at a client site. And it’s not just that way for you, but for all the employees of your small business. No matter where each of you were, you’d be able to work together as productively as if everyone were right there with you in the same room.

Thanks to advancing technology, the mobile office is becoming a reality for an increasing number of small businesses across the planet. According to one study, 71 percent of small businesses have become more mobile in the past year.

For small businesses, in particular, a mobile workforce can increase one’s competitiveness. It can reduce overhead costs, broaden the pool of qualified workers, and create a more flexible company by providing the ability to quickly tap into additional workers whenever they’re required for a particular job.

The trick is having technology that’s easy to use yet sophisticated enough to make your mobile office just as productive as your brick-and-mortar office.

Creating a Highly Productive Mobile Workforce
Microsoft Office 365 creates a more productive mobile workforce by providing employees access to email, documents, contacts, and calendars–using a variety of devices from virtually any location.

Workers can use Lync Online to see who’s available, send instant messages, hold online video conferences and collaborate on projects with other employees whether they’re in the office, on the road, or in their homes. They can also use SharePoint Online to store the latest version of client documents, project schedules, resource files, and contracts, so everyone has access to the information they need wherever they are.

And unlike Google Apps, which offers limited offline productivity, workers can be just as productive when they don’t have an Internet connection. With Office Client on the desktop, Office 365 users can keep working on documents, spreadsheets and presentations—anytime, anywhere.

Unifying a Dispersed Workforce with Office 365
Among the small businesses that use Office 365 to unify a dispersed workforce is Be Learning, a creative learning consultancy based in Australia. With 75 percent of its employees working from the road as sales people and, the company needed a way to increase the productivity of its mobile workforce.

The company evaluated Google Docs but decided against it because its employees weren’t familiar with Gmail. By choosing Office 365, the company has been able to provide employees with the ability to check email and calendars from their mobile phones, and use Lync Online to help get answers to questions, determine a colleague’s availability, and conduct online meetings – all important tasks for the company’s staff.

Office 365 is very user friendly, and it’s great for the majority of people on the team who are not very technically minded,” says Alisha Waterman, Strategic Projects Manager for Be Learning.

Working as if They’re in the Same Room
Likewise, the real estate brokerage findwell uses Office 365 to increase employee productivity and improve customer service. The firm utilizes SharePoint Online to manage documents such as home-listing checklists, flyer templates, and its employee manual. And it uses Lync Online web conferencing to share complex information such as contracts, market valuations, and home details with its customers.

“Clients expect us to be reachable and have the answers that they need at all times,” says Kevin Lisota, chief executive officer of findwell. “Office 365 supports that effort, whether our agents are in the office, at a home, or in a coffee shop “Thanks to Office 365, our agents can access the information that they need with the tools that they are already familiar with. That is a great advantage.”

Seattle-based textbook publisher David M. Kroenke also adopted Office 365 to unify a small staff of editors and designers located all over the United States. With SharePoint Online, for example, his company can easily keep track of documents and project calendars. And using the audio and video conferencing capabilities of Lync Online, employees seamlessly collaborate with other team members from all over the country.

“Talking on the telephone is okay for editing written words, but what if you want to talk about a diagram or a picture or something visual?,” says Kroenke. “Using Lync in Office 365, with one click, I can be in a video conference with my co-worker, we can bring up documents that we’re working on and talk about them, we can bring up the outline or a whiteboard, just as if we’re sitting in the same room. And we’re not.”

Taking Your Office with You Wherever You Go
By 2015, well over a third of the world’s workforce will be mobile, according to the market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC). While this trend offers great opportunities for small businesses, it also requires the right technology.

Office 365 provides just that. By using Office 365, small businesses can achieve a high level of productivity no matter how dispersed their workforce. In short, they now have the ability to take their office wherever they go.

To learn more about the benefits of Office 365 for small businesses, please see your white paper, “Top 10 Reasons for SMBs to Choose Office 365.”

To see how Interezia can help you, please Get in Touch!

Originally Posted by Microsoft

19 Nov 2012

Small business efficiency?

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Original Posting – What do you think is the best way to improve efficiency in a small business?

When it comes to improving efficiency in a small business, the specifics will depend on the type of business, but some things apply to all. You cannot be an expert in everything, so understand your strengths and your weaknesses.
A small business must protect the areas where it is weak, such as financial exposure. It must be careful to spend only on the things that are needed in the short-term, or there will be no long-term. For many businesses, cloud-based systems provide the best starting point, with enterprise standards at entry-level cost, so you can have the best systems available without the need to invest in hardware and licences for the future. You can start with the absolute minimum and easily add to it as your needs change.
It is important also to build on your strengths. A small business has short chains of communication, and can react quickly to changing situations with well-informed decisions. To do this, you need to work at your communications, keeping everyone in the picture with a clear direction, and all relevant information within easy reach.
Modern software systems offer so much as standard, that we usually only scratch the surface of their capabilities. For a joined-up approach to your business information, you need to concentrate on what your business really needs, not what the system can do. If you are wasting time, or working around the shortcomings of a system, you need to address it, not live with it.

27 Jul 2012

Businesses team up to launch new office complex

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Original Publication – Insider Media Limited

Six Lancashire companies have pooled their resources to create their own office complex in Chorley.

The new iTEAM Office, based in Ascot House on Moorland Gate Business Park, was officially launched at a networking event attended by businesses from across the county and the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

iTEAM LancsThe new office is home to server support company The IT Dept, tech services provider Interezia, website designer CIC Solutions, green advisor Rock Energy Solutions, virtual telecoms manager IP Advance and design marketer Primary Graphics.

IP Advance director Andy Poar said: “As a small business owner, it’s easy to feel isolated, and working from home is not always the best or most productive environment either.

“Having our own office is great as we’ve now got the advantage of being part of a virtual team. We’re able to support one another, promote each others’ services and share costs too.”

12 Jul 2012

Why do we call it Cloud Computing?

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When it comes to computers, new words and phrases are quickly adopted, and soon become part of the language. But do you know where the term comes from?

We tend to use “the Cloud” as another word for the Internet, but that is just part of the story.

Where the Cloud comes from – Don’t know – Don’t need to know.

Originally, a Cloud symbol was used in computer network diagrams. When designing and building a network, it was essential to record details of all connected devices, for testing and troubleshooting, and to add devices in the future.

This was fine while under your control, but once the network extended beyond your building it needed someone else’s equipment, about which you knew very little. Fortunately, you didn’t need to know, because they looked after it.

As a physical connection, this could link you to another branch, a telephone network, or the Internet. As a symbol, it was a Cloud, representing the dividing line of responsibility between what you controlled and what someone else provided. The Cloud was a reasonable description because it was unlimited in size and shape, and details were not fixed.

At that time, the division was also clear when it came to control. All your documents and databases were inside and under your control; outside was the Internet where most websites were accessible to anyone, but you could only read their contents, not change them.

Which brings us to Cloud Computing.

Today, you can extend computing capability from your office, onto the Internet. Instead of your own network, you connect to the Internet to store and share data, and run programs on a network provided and maintained for you, for a monthly subscription. Think of it as your own secure network – but on the Internet.

This is where the term Cloud Computing lets us down. It suggests that storing information “in the Cloud” is less secure than your own network, but the opposite is true. Your information is not floating around in some vague location. It is stored in some of the most secure data centres in the world, using the highest standards of technology available. Not “in the Cloud”, but connected securely to it. For more information on how your business can benefit from this technology, please Contact Us.