Technical matters

OneNote alternatives: A comparison of digital notebooks

Microsoft OneNote remains one of the most frequently used digital notebooks. Above all, the most impressive aspect is its structured, multifunctional layout. However, OneNote does not stand alone in the world of digital notebooks. Other programs offer similar, even broader functions, and are also compatible with more operating systems than Windows. We present you the six best alternatives to OneNote. [...]  

E-Mail marketing basics: the double opt in process

An inbox full of spam is enough to grind anyone’s gears. Too many marketers try to worm their way into the inboxes of potential customers without seeking permission. This is technically allowed in the US, but only until the recipient explicitly opts out. To ensure you don’t drive any customers away or ruin your company’s reputation by sending undesired newsletters, you should look into the double opt in process. [...]  

More security online: sign e-mails with a digital signature

Spam e-mails may be annoying, but they’re mostly harmless. What’s more problematic is phishing – a technique whereby fraudsters try to con you by posing as trustworthy sender addresses in an attempt to get hold of sensitive data. These messages appear genuine too, because without a digital signature, it’s very easy to assume a trusted identity online. In order to protect customers and their own reputations, businesses operating online should be fully aware of the importance of electronic signatures. Find out more about how they function here. [...]  

Office 365 pricing: Office 365 – part three

Microsoft offers the popular cloud-based Office suite as a subscription. In addition to popular applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and Access, Office 365 also includes online services, such as OneDrive cloud storage and SharePoint’s content management system. We provide you with an overview of the software’s main user plans for private users and business customers, which features they offer, and at what cost. [...]  

Outlook: free alternatives at a glance

Traditional e-mail is still a big part of online communication for private and for business use, with many users typically opting for Outlook as their e-mail client. For PC users, Microsoft is practically an essential, but many private users and small businesses often look for alternatives. Luckily, there is a great number of free e-mail programs available for anyone put off by Outlook’s licensing costs. [...]  

Office 365 for Businesses: The MS Office 365 suite - part two

Office 365 is more than just the successor of Microsoft Office 2013. The Office 365 plans and subscription that you choose should be carefully thought-out; for an overview, read the first part of our Office series. This second part examines the SME plans: Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, and Office 365 Business Premium, to help small and medium-sized enterprises decide on the perfect option. [...]  

Buying Office 365 online: Office 365 – part one

Office 365 is Microsoft’s way of offering its beloved productivity software in the cloud. Users can benefit from numerous functions that enable central data storage and collaborative editing of documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. When it comes to buying Office 365, you’ll need a subscription – instead of a one-off payment like the traditional desktop installation of Office, Office 365 comes at a monthly or even yearly price. But for this subscription, Microsoft promises lots of exclusive functions and a variety of plans. So is this purchasing model good value for customers? [...]  

Six free alternatives to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is the most widely used Office package and, without a doubt, will remain to be for professional purposes. For users who often exchange documents with others, its compatibility gives it an unbeatable advantage. The biggest disadvantage, however, is the high cost of using Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office alternatives are usually more cost-effective, especially when the software is being used for private purposes. [...]  

What is Exchange Server?

Microsoft Exchange Server is considered the standard solution for business e-mail traffic and computer-supported collaborative work. The software has many different usage models of available and these require purchasing special licenses. We’ll show you the licensing model here and give you an overview of the different functions of the collaborative software. [...]  

Email archiving: what all companies should know

We use emails every day in the office, as one of our principle forms of communication. So what are you supposed to do with the mountain of emails backlogged over the years? The answer is email archiving. This isn’t just a useful way to keep your inbox clean though: it’s also the law. Find out here about the importance of mail archiving and how it’s governed in the US, the UK, and Canada. [...]  

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