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Cloud computing for your business recorded webinar – 28 February 2012

Cloud computing lets you back-up essential business data using IT systems and software that are accessible anywhere, any time, on the internet. Disaster events, in particular, highlight the importance of using IT solutions like cloud computing.

Our recorded webinar will show you how cloud computing can help your business be more agile and improve your overall efficiency and profitability.

Don’t have time to watch the entire webinar? Use the links below to jump straight to a section.

What is cloud computing 0:32
Benefits of using cloud computing 12:42
Considerations for your business 22:56
Cloud solutions for your business 25:36
Storage, backup and file sharing 40:15
Summary and questions 49:54

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Note that this is a recording of a webinar from 28 February 2012. Some features of this presentation may have changed since this recording.

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sHiZ iLOG 20120815 163926: Office 365 – Part 2

Go to http://shiz.us/ilog/20120815160443
See part 1: http://youtu.be/2A25SZA3P9A

If you have any questions at anytime, contact me at http://www.sereant.biz/

Go to http://www.office365.com/ for more information about Microsoft’s cloud services.

iLOG Phone Date: 20120815 160443: Office 365 can be a great move for companies ANY SIZE, 1 – 1,999,999,999,999 employees. If you company is 50,000 or less, the standard Office 365 E1-E3 plans should be just perfect for you. For larger corporations, 100,000 or higher, you may want to think about the Office 365-D (D for Dedicated). With Office 365, you will always have the latest stable release of Office Professional Plus (E3 plan or higher), the latest SharePoint release, Exchange, and Microsoft Lync. You do not have to worry about maintaining servers, data centers, and higher a huge IT staff. You can reduce cost with Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud services.

LYNC ONLINE HELP

In order to take full advantage of Office 365, there are four CNAME records, one TXT record, one MX record, and two SRV records that you need to add to your DNS. If your host or registrar does not support this, you may need to switch to a new registrar. My preference is GoDaddy. Network Solution is another good one. Lync, by itself, requires FOUR DNS records. If you have an internal DNS server, you may need to add one more CNAME record. See the next link for DNS records for the public DNS entries. Below that, there are some more links that can help you with Lync set up.

Lync Online DNS references:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2566790

Troubleshoot domain verification issues in Office 365:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2515404

Lync Attendee: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-lync-2010-attendee-HA102268952.aspx

Lync Web App: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-lync-online-web-app-HA102268945.aspx
Configuring your Audio Conference Provider: http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/gg603688.aspx
List of Audio Conference Providers: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=235633

External Communications: http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/hh416767.aspx
Public IM (Windows Live): http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/hh416763.aspx
Adding Windows Live vanity domains: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2566829

Information about Lync for Mac: http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/lync/lync-client-for-macintosh.aspx

Prepare your internal network for Lync Online and Office 365:
“IP addresses and URLs used by Office 365”
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2409256
http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/lync/ensuring-your-network-works-with-lync-online.aspx
http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/Office365-enterprises/hh373144.aspx

How sign-in addresses and user IDs are managed in Lync Online, using SIP (Session Initial Protocol):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2537764

Troubleshooting authentication and connectivity issues in Lync Online reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2541980

See part 1: http://youtu.be/2A25SZA3P9A

Filename: VID_20120815_163926.mp4

Go to http://shiz.us/ilog/20120815160443

Duration : 0:4:53

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sHiZ iLOG 20120815 160443: Office 365 – Part 1

Go to http://shiz.us/ilog/20120815160443
See part 2: http://youtu.be/bz8LeTzqRM8

If you have any questions at anytime, contact me at http://www.sereant.biz/

Go to http://www.office365.com/ for more information about Microsoft’s cloud services.

iLOG Phone Date: 20120815 160443: Office 365 can be a great move for companies ANY SIZE, 1 – 1,999,999,999,999 employees. If you company is 50,000 or less, the standard Office 365 E1-E3 plans should be just perfect for you. For larger corporations, 100,000 or higher, you may want to think about the Office 365-D (D for Dedicated). With Office 365, you will always have the latest stable release of Office Professional Plus (E3 plan or higher), the latest SharePoint release, Exchange, and Microsoft Lync. You do not have to worry about maintaining servers, data centers, and higher a huge IT staff. You can reduce cost with Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud services.

LYNC ONLINE HELP

In order to take full advantage of Office 365, there are four CNAME records, one TXT record, one MX record, and two SRV records that you need to add to your DNS. If your host or registrar does not support this, you may need to switch to a new registrar. My preference is GoDaddy. Network Solution is another good one. Lync, by itself, requires FOUR DNS records. If you have an internal DNS server, you may need to add one more CNAME record. See the next link for DNS records for the public DNS entries. Below that, there are some more links that can help you with Lync set up.

Lync Online DNS references:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2566790

Troubleshoot domain verification issues in Office 365:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2515404

Lync Attendee: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-lync-2010-attendee-HA102268952.aspx
Lync Web App: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-lync-online-web-app-HA102268945.aspx
Configuring your Audio Conference Provider: http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/gg603688.aspx
List of Audio Conference Providers: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=235633

External Communications: http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/hh416767.aspx
Public IM (Windows Live): http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/hh416763.aspx
Adding Windows Live vanity domains: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2566829

Information about Lync for Mac: http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/lync/lync-client-for-macintosh.aspx

Prepare your internal network for Lync Online and Office 365:
“IP addresses and URLs used by Office 365”
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2409256
http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/lync/ensuring-your-network-works-with-lync-online.aspx
http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/Office365-enterprises/hh373144.aspx

How sign-in addresses and user IDs are managed in Lync Online, using SIP (Session Initial Protocol):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2537764

Troubleshooting authentication and connectivity issues in Lync Online reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2541980

See part 2: http://youtu.be/bz8LeTzqRM8

Filename: VID_20120815_160443.mp4

Go to http://shiz.us/ilog/20120815160443

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Cloud Computing initiative and Standardization Panel Discussion

Top experts in the field discuss Vendor perspective on Cloud computing; Global vs. US cloud computing standards development organizations; Consortium cloud development standards; Government involvement in Cloud computing; Vendor perspective on Cloud computing products and services; and IEEE Cloud computing initiative.

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Technology review: Screen Sharing ReImagined with iMeet 2.0 Online Meetings

Watch my review of iMeet 2.0’s new screen sharing feature, with no downloads for video conferencing guests, presenter webcam video, note taking and chat during screen share, and innovative zoom-and-focus controls. You can try iMeet screen sharing and get your own personal meeting room online at iMeet.com.

Duration : 0:3:24

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More Reasons to Love ‘Cloud’ Computing

There’s a lesson to be learned from Amazon’s cloud computing outage two weeks ago that knocked Netflix and other websites offline. WSJ’s John Bussey takes a seat on Mean Street to explain. Photo: Getty Images.

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What is Cloud Computing & Some Advantages & Drawbacks of This Technology NCIX Tech Tips

Cloud computing covers a wide range of different services, and has become a bit of a buzzword. On NCIX Tech Tips Linus explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of this paradigm shift that has occurred over the last couple of years.

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Accellion Outlook Plug-In

Web: http://www.accellion.com/

Accellion Microsoft Productivity Suite Plug-ins put secure file transfer at the fingertips of business users. Organizations can support efficient collaboration while securing the transfer of sensitive information for protection of intellectual property (IP) and compliance with industry and government regulations.

Accellion Secure File Transfer provides the secure and auditable file transfer processes required for meeting industry and government regulations including Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, and FDA.

Accellion Secure File Transfer Plug-ins are available for the Microsoft Business Productivity Infrastructure (BPI) suite.

Accellion Outlook Plug-in – enables business users to securely send files, up to 2GB per file, directly from Microsoft Outlook. Files are offloaded from the email system, freeing up email bandwidth and storage. From an enterprise perspective, the Accellion Outlook Plug-in ensures protection of IP and compliance with HIPAA, SOX, and GLBA regulations. Anyone who knows how to use an Outlook paperclip knows how to use Accellion Secure File Transfer.

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Meeting the Small Business Technology Challenge – Marketing Visionary, Author & Speaker Jack Shaw

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The National Small Business Association’s recent Small Business Technology Survey found that 98 percent of small business owners agree that it’s important to keep up with new technology — but this can be difficult, and expensive, if you don’t do it right.

The same survey found that small businesses face many concerns when it comes to their technology. Approximately half of all small business owners consider security issues, upgrade costs, and maintenance as top technology challenges.

The aftermath of failure to properly maintain, upgrade, secure, and back up your IT infrastructure can be grim indeed.

• When your systems are down, you can’t communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, or other employees,
• This can make it difficult, if not impossible, to enter sales orders.
• It can dramatically reduce the productivity of your people, and
• Interfere with the smooth functioning of your business processes.
• These problems, in turn, can affect your reputation in the market,
• Cut into your profits and, ultimately,
• Cause your business to fail.

And yet, about one-quarter of small-business owners handle tech support for the entire company themselves. And 43 percent spend more than two hours a week just on technology problems.

The market for telecommuting and mobile computing is also exploding. Forrester Research projects that, by 2015, over 85% of the workforce will be mobile. And International Data Corporation forecasts that the U.S. alone will add more than 3 million corporate home office households between 2011 and 2015. Thus, small businesses are recognizing the need to provide comprehensive, well-managed support for telecommuters and mobile workers.

There are also direct threats to small businesses’ IT infrastructures. For example, there are the security threats posed by hackers who realize that small businesses typically lack the technical expertise to properly set up robust security and so look at small businesses as easy targets.

Industry experts have found that 80 percent of small businesses that experience a security breach go bankrupt or suffer severe financial losses within two years of being violated. If you don’t think you have the time and expertise to monitor these threats, you need to depend on a trusted technology partner who does.

For most small businesses, email consumes a very substantial part of your telecommunications bandwidth. But, it’s currently estimated that over 90% of all email is spam. When you have to download all your inbound email to in-house email servers, you’re wasting the bandwidth used by that 90%. So many businesses are moving to secure, hosted email services. By having your email service hosted, you download only the 10% or less of incoming emails which are legitimate communications.

It’s also critical that small businesses have a current copy of their data stored somewhere safe and accessible. With a purely on premises infrastructure, data is still backed up onsite where it’s subject to loss in the event of fire or natural disasters. Automatically storing archived data off-site in a secure private cloud keeps data safe but rapidly and easily accessible in the event of disaster. An outside IT provider can be a tremendous asset — freeing you up to give your full attention to your business.

These days, you need an IT service provider who can offer you a broad portfolio of capabilities. It can start with managing, maintaining, and upgrading your internal IT infrastructure. But it should also include offering hosted email and web services as well as Cloud-based backup and disaster recovery.
For those companies that are ready, moving your data and systems entirely to the Cloud can help to reduce costs. It’s highly scalable, universally accessible, and provides for automated backups and upgrades.

These are just some of the reasons I’m so impressed by DynaSis and the range of services it offers to help businesses more profitably manage their IT infrastructures. DynaSis can help you by:

• Managing on-site systems,
• Hosting email and websites,
• Providing online backup and disaster recovery, and even
• Offering full-blown Cloud Computing capabilities
based on your needs — for today and tomorrow.

If you’re not already familiar with hosted services and Cloud Computing, you may want to watch some or all of the other videos in this series. These explain what these services are and how they work, discuss their benefits, and address concerns you may have.

If you’d like more help understanding these new technologies, give the people at DynaSis a call. They’ll be glad to show you various ways to meet your technology needs.

If you need to cut costs while enhancing quality, increase productivity while responding quickly to the needs of your market, all the while ensuring that your systems and data are secure and confidential, DynaSis may have just the right solution for you. Call them today to find out.

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Cloud Computing – IPAM

A shortly presentation of Cloud Computing, for the Class of Information Systems Project, lectured by Prof. Filipe Carrera/Prof. Maria Spinola. Progrupo presentation.

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