Take advantage of the new features in the Intcomex Cloud portfolio and offer Office 365 à la carte, the new and most complete account from Office 365! In addition to the regular Office 365, it offers the centralized management of signatures, Office 365 data backup in the cloud (Exchange, OneDrive Business Teams, Sharepoint) and antiSPAM security.
You can build this solution directly at ICP – Intcomex Cloud Platform. From there you may add the options you preferred independently of the Office 365.
Let’s see how to do it:
1.Go to the ICP Intcomex Cloud Platform
If you don’t have access to the ICP yet, you may request it through your local Intcomex Cloud account executive or by sending an e-mail to ayuda.soportelatam.cloud, after they verify that you’re a client of the Intcomex cloud portfolio, they will provide you access and the necessary information for you to get familiar with the platform.
2.Choose the products according to your clients’ needs,
you may choose from the following features:
Centralized Signature Letsignit
Offer your customers the best solution for personalized e-mail signatures with the free Letsignit STARTER plan.
Office 365 Backup Dropsuite
You can show your clients the best way to backup and ensure their Office 365 information for 30 days.
AntiSpam solution ZeroSpam
Your first month of this antiSPAM solution is free, it protects against e-mail threats.
3.Register and download the sales kit of each solution.
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4.Enter our webinars where our experts will tell about
every single solution and show you how to
offer them to your customers.
*For the ZeroSpam and Dropsuite products, the reseller is responsible of canceling the 1st month subscription in case of not continuing with the product; otherwise the licenses in use will be automatically billed.
Whether you’re a full- or part-time telecommuter, or you just like to catch up on projects at home or on the go—you’re not alone. According to Global Workplace Analytics, the number of people who work at home, not including those who are self-employed, has grown by 103 percent since 2005 and it shows no signs of stopping—with 3.7 million employees now working from home at least half the time. Telecommuting offers many benefits for workers, including flexibility and better work-life balance, as well as for employers, who enjoy cost savings and an expanded talent pool, to name a few. As people continue to jump on the telecommuting bandwagon, it’s more important than ever to find ways to stay productive, connected and happy.
Here are five easy ways to make the most of working at home:
Be there with instant messaging (IM)—Instant messaging has two big benefits for telecommuters. First, it makes it possible for coworkers to reach you instantaneously, blasting any preconceived notions that you’re lounging poolside or at the movies. IM also keeps at-home workers from feeling isolated. Years of research on telecommuting has found that the live, synchronous nature of IM enhances people’s feelings of presence, belonging and emotional well-being. Other studies have found that the use of emoticons increased people’s overall involvement and created more harmony, and that global, virtual teams who engaged in digital interactions with a social and fun element to them worked better together and built better relationships. Software like Microsoft’s Office 365 offers IM via Skype for Business, allowing for real-time contact on a moment’s notice—complete with emoticons. It’s less formal, more conversational and faster than a phone call.
Bad internet? Go mobile—Sometimes you can get stuck with sketchy internet service, depending on where you live. About 55 percent of U.S. households have just one provider that offers service at 25 megabits per second, the minimum the FCC deems necessary to access the most advanced online applications. And while about 75 percent American households with internet still use DSL, cable or fiber connection to get online at home, we may be moving toward a more mobile workforce. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of internet users dropped from 82 percent just a few years before—with mobile-only connections jumping from 10 to 20 percent in the same period. Luckily, Wi-Fi hotspots and broadband data plans have made the possibility of a mobile workforce a reality. Add to that the fact that many popular, top-of-the-line productivity tools are now accessible on your mobile device. That includes office applications that let you create, edit and share from your PC/Mac or your iOS, Android or Windows device with anyone in real-time. That makes it easy to have a mobile backup plan if your internet isn’t as reliable as it should be.
Be fluid. But know when to say when—A happy telecommuter knows when to call it a day—and it appears the newest generation of workers recognize that. A recent Deloitte survey found that Millennials are very much in touch with the importance a good work-life balance, citing it as their number one priority when it comes to choosing an employer, with flexibility (like telecommuting) coming in a close second. If you think about it, traditional office workers aren’t required to run back to the office to answer calls or have meetings. The beauty of working at home is the flexibility it offers, like the ability to pick your kids up from school or head to the gym during your workday. While making up those hours later is necessary, you are not required to continue working 24/7. Be sure to take some steps to disconnect when the workday’s done—like turning off your home office phone and closing your work email. Obviously, there are some days everyone needs to work overtime. But it should be the exception rather than the rule.
Stay connected socially—Not all business takes place at the office. Grabbing some appetizers at happy hour, eating lunch or sharing coffee and a pastry a few times a month not only helps you see and be seen, it’s also an important way to connect with colleagues and supervisors. A 2015 study in the journal Human Performance finds that bonding over a meal can help build cohesiveness in a work team and establish friendships, while offering you a chance to relax and do some casual networking.
Make the most of your company’s software—Products like Office 365, Skype for Business, SharePoint and Windows Phone have helped build a more productive work-at-home environment. Good software will help you make the most of connecting with your teams in real-time via conferencing, IM, video and sharing, while also taking advantage of advanced security and compliance tools, interactive reports, simpler dashboards and compelling data visualizations.
While many workers once used telecommuting to supplement their full-time in-office job, more and more people are using it as a replacement for being in the office. As this trend continues to rise, with approximately 55 percent college graduates reporting they have telecommuted for their jobs, it’s more important than ever to have the right tools to make your work-at-home experience flexible, productive and successful.
Intcomex aware of this puts at your disposal all its cloud portfolio focused on mobility and productivity of the workers today. To learn more about our portfolio click here.
From the very beginning, the Micosoft´s goal with Outlook has been to provide a mobile experience that’s good for more than reading messages while standing in line for coffee. As part of their mission, they released a new and improved calendar on iOS and Android in September that brought you things like Maps and Skype for Business integration.
Today, they are thrilled to announce another step in that journey with a powerful scheduling assistant on Outlook for iOS. Inspired by the well-loved scheduling assistant of Outlook on the desktop, you can now easily see your coworkers’ availability and find a time that works for everyone—all from the palm of your hand.
Schedule meetings with just a few taps
You’ll just need to follow a few simple steps to see your coworkers’ availability and schedule a meeting right from your phone.
Once you’ve created an event from your calendar and added your coworkers to the People field, tap the date picker. If the selected time works for everyone, the day will be displayed in white. If the selected time doesn’t work but there other times that do, the day will appear in yellow. And if no time works, the day will show in red. Next, tap the time picker and just drag and drop until it turns green—indicating everyone is available at that time.
Once you’ve found the date and time that are just right, fill in the other fields and tap the checkmark at the top to save and send your event. It’s as easy as it sounds.
The feature is currently available on Outlook for iOS when connected to Office 365 or the latest versions of Exchange. Check your phone today to see if it’s available for you. It will follow shortly on Android and Windows 10 mobile.
Cloud technology provides small businesses with a big competitive advantage. I see the transformation happening around the world and in every industry — from a law firm in Botswanathat adopted Office 365 to ensure reliable service and timely communication with clients, to a Florida-based manufacturing company that saved $20,000 in IT management costs.
These types of solutions — which work for you instead of you working for them — took center stage last month at our annual Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta. We’ve listened to what small-business owners want: increased security, better insight into workflow and business processes, and productivity hacks that give them back time in their day. Here are highlights of our latest innovations designed to give your business the competitive advantage you need to succeed.
Protect your business data
Small businesses tell us they’re concerned about security. And for good reason: Cybercriminals are becoming more advanced every day and keep finding new ways to hack into businesses of all sizes. Web browsers are one of their easiest targets. In fact, 90 percent of all phishing attacks start using a web browser. What’s worse, most browsers don’t offer protection to prevent these attacks. As much as you’d like to, you can’t always rely on your employees to recognize malware when it attaches itself to web content or when a website or URL is untrustworthy. Your technology needs to be on the alert for you.
Coming next year for Windows 10 E3 and E5 customers, the Microsoft Edge browser will do just that thanks to the protection of Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG). Let’s say someone clicks on a link in an email that appears harmless, but actually contains malware. Unlike other containment offerings, WDAG opens a browser session in an isolated container built into the hardware, preventing malicious code from entering the network through that employee’s email. By containing malicious code behind a wall, it foils the attempted hack and helps keeps your data safe. Your employee likely won’t even notice it happening, but it could save your business (and your customers) from a massive data breach. This is part of what makes Edge the most secure browser for businesses.
But web browsers aren’t the only opening cybercriminals have into your business’ data. They can also weasel their way in through documents, spreadsheets and other seemingly harmless email attachments without anyone’s knowledge. Office 365 already provides robust email protection against spam, viruses and malware without you having to lift a finger. At Ignite, we announced enhancements to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, which takes this automatic, built-in protection even further to scan attachments and thwart even the most sophisticated attempts to disguise malicious hyperlinks. This is just another way that Office 365 works to help protect you.
Work smarter, not harder
At the small businesses I’ve visited, many employees wear more than one hat, making efficiency a top priority. You want to know that you are running an efficient business, but often you don’t have the insight you need to identify areas where you can improve. You may know that something’s not quite right, but what that something is and how to fix it can be hard to pinpoint.
If you’re like me, you often find yourself at 5 p.m., staring down at your ever-expanding to-do list and wondering where the day went. Microsoft MyAnalytics, a personal analytics service in Office 365, provides a dashboard that helps you and your employees understand how you spend time at work. MyAnalytics can quickly and easily show you how much time you’re spending on email, in meetings, who you’re communicating with most and even who you may be losing touch with. Maybe there are meetings you can shorten, reschedule or cut altogether so you have more dedicated focus time in your day. MyAnalytics provides team members and leaders with key insights to help find better ways to work together and improve workplace efficiency, saving you valuable time and resources.
In addition, the apps you use every day — like Word, Excel and PowerPoint — are becoming more intelligent. The Tap feature surfaces relevant content to help you easily reuse existing information when you’re authoring emails and Word documents. QuickStarter will raise your presentation game to the next level with curated outlines for PowerPoint and Sway. With PowerPoint Designer you can create polished, professional-looking presentations and documents without having to invest in a designer or dedicate staff and hours to wrestling with formatting and layout. These new offerings give you big-business resources without the big price tag.
Empower your business with the cloud
Thanks to the cloud, every business can now use technology that was previously reserved for large companies with big IT departments. The cloud takes the IT management burden off small business owners and employers, enabling them to spend time on other business-critical activities.
Solutions like Windows Defender, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, MyAnalytics, Tap and QuickStarter are all cloud-powered services, and at Ignite, we announced new products and updates that will make the Microsoft Azure cloud platform better than ever to support the apps and services businesses of all sizes need to compete, grow and succeed.
There’s no reason for small businesses to lag behind larger competitors in security and intelligence anymore. Your business can be just as secure, insightful and empowered as they are. Today’s affordable solutions make is easy to harness the technology and information you need to keep your business up to date and moving forward. And we aim to be your go-to resource for the tools and services you need to meet your business goals.
As vice president, David Smith is focused on working with the Small and Medium Business (SMB) partner ecosystem. In this capacity, he is responsible for a global team of sales, marketing and partner management professionals to ensure Microsoft’s ecosystem of partners delivers technology-based high value experiences meeting the unique needs of over 100 million SMB’s across the world.
Since joining Microsoft in 1998, David has engaged with partners as well as strategic ISVs to develop scalable, agile, real-time, and secure solutions that allow companies of all sizes to realize their full potential.
Prior to Microsoft, David worked at Digital Insight (Internet Home Banking vendor acquired by Intuit) and at Morgan Stanley. David completed his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego. David is married with four children.