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Music x Technology: Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino is using technology to bring his audience an experience they’ve never seen before, it’s innovation like this that fuels his popularity. At Hogan Consulting Group, we know that innovation is integral to your business as well.

Using tech to bring the artist to the audience is a revolutionary concept. That’s why Childish Gambino is using Microsoft Surface with Office 365 to create PHAROS–the ultimate VR concert experience. Microsoft Surface devices have been specifically built from the best of the Microsoft ecosystem to meet the needs of any modern business, including yours.

We want to help your business innovate and collaborate. Contact us to find out more and check out this cool video to see what Childish Gambino is up too.

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End User Computing

Dakine gears up for productivity with Office 365

You don’t have to be tied to your desk or to a device to be productive anymore. Thankfully. Office 365 offers the freedom of mobility to stay connected to colleagues and customers with best-in-class apps at your fingertips. Whatever you’re wearing, wherever you are, you can live your life and get more done with #Office365.  

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Backup and Recovery

Weathering the storm: Big data and cloud technologies safeguard lives and businesses worldwide

Global weather company AccuWeather handles over 17 billion requests for data each day, that much data requires a robust cloud platform. At Hogan Consulting Group, we want you to have that same level of capability.

AccuWeather is using a technology platform including Microsoft Azure to gain real-time intelligence into weather and business patterns. That same technology can be leveraged for your business. Purpose-built networking and storage infrastructures allow you to customize based on your specific needs.

At Hogan Consulting Group, we want you to have the right tools. Contact us to find out how Azure cloud services can help you make big changes to your business.

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Security

Data Governance for GDPR Compliance: Principles, Processes, and Practices

As the amount of data you use increases, so do the demands on your business to be compliant with regulations. At Hogan Consulting Group, we know finding, keeping, and protecting data is a time-consuming endeavor, and we want to help you minimize it.

GDPR, and security and privacy concerns are changing the business landscape. Microsoft products and services can help you to address these challenges. Microsoft cloud services empower you to find relevant information quickly and make informed decisions with AI and automation.

Hogan Consulting Group wants to help you secure the data that needs protecting. Contact us for more information.

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Cloud Strategy

Why choose Office 365 over the Google Cloud?

You’ve got options when it comes to cloud services providers. So which one is right for your organization? Hogan Consulting Group wants to help you make that decision which is why we’ve come up with this Office 365 vs. G Suite comparison tool.

Office 365 is built on more than 25 years of experience–and the Microsoft mission “to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Office 365 continues to reinvent productivity with over 120 million active users. In our eyes, the choice is clear.

To learn more about how Office 365 can help your organization, contact us. We want you to have the best and that means Office 365.

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Security

3 steps to accelerate GDPR compliance in your organization

GDPR compliance can be a difficult endeavor. That’s why, at Hogan Consulting Group, we want to make sure you have the tools you need to be compliant with the new GDPR standards.

Microsoft 365 brings together the best of Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security to help secure and manage data. With Microsoft, you can assess and manage your compliance risk, protect your most important data, and streamline your reporting processes to help you collaborate between teams.

At Hogan Consulting Group, we want to help you maximize your Microsoft tools so that you can operate your business freely without interruption. Contact us for more information.

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Office 365 Keeps Your Business Compliant – Around the Clock

It’s especially true for small businesses: Data integrity is everything. Hogan Consulting Group knows how hard you’ve worked to earn your customers’ trust–and what it takes to maintain that trust. Thriving entrepreneur Trevor Cressey counts on #Office365 to keep his business information protected and compliant because it adheres to rigorous privacy standards like HIPAA, DPAS, FISMA, FERPA, and many more. With more than 900 built-in compliance controls, #Office365 gives Trevor–and fellow small-business owners in highly regulated industries–the assurance they need to rest easy. Let Hogan Consulting Group give you the same peace of mind. Contact us to learn how quickly you can be on the cutting edge of compliance.

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Security

Introduction to GDPR with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

As world leaders make strides to secure an individuals’ data, Microsoft is dedicated to ensuring you can trust the digital technology you use and empowering every person and organization to achieve more. At Hogan Consulting Group, we know GDPR compliance isn’t an easy task, that’s why we want to help you along your journey.

Microsoft is committed to ensuring your data is private and under your control, compliant with the law of the land, transparent in how it’s being collected and used, and secure so you’re free to pursue your goals.

We want to help you with GDPR. Contact us and watch this short video from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for more.

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End User Computing

15 Ways Leaders Can Promote Creativity In The Workplace

At Hogan Consulting Group, we know that collaboration is key when it comes to fostering creativity within your organization. If your employees don’t feel heard, they won’t express their unique ideas that make them so valuable to your organization. Having the right tech to support creativity is just as important.

Office 365 is designed to promote creativity in the workplace. From Designer in PowerPoint to Ink Editor in Word, you have access to Office 365 features that can help you create in powerful new ways.

Hogan Consulting Group wants to help you enhance your creativity with the collaborative tools from Office 365. Contact us to see how.

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Managed Services

Your best opportunity for growing business: the customer experience

Delivering an exceptional customer experience can reinforce customer loyalty and help you win business. In fact, consumers are even willing to spend more on a product or service from a brand they trust that delivers a better customer experience. According to a recent Pricewaterhouse Cooper survey, “nearly 80% of American consumers say that speed, convenience, knowledgeable help, and friendly service are the most important elements of a positive customer experience.” And businesses large and small must prioritize technology that supports and promotes these benefits.

Microsoft Office 365 offers a secure suite of cloud productivity apps designed to help you serve customers better and to give customers the top-notch experiences they expect and deserve. Contact us to learn how #Office365 can help you grow and win more business.

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Cloud Strategy

10 Key Takeaways From Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant For Cloud IaaS

Based on a Gartner report, it is becoming clear that the market consolidation for public cloud IaaS is almost complete. At Hogan Consulting Group, we want to ensure you have the best information so you can make the right decision when choosing a cloud service.

Microsoft’s adoption of Linux and open source tech and Azure Stack are attracting customers. For many IT pros, it’s simple: the learning curve is minimal as Azure runs on workloads that they’re already familiar with.

Check out the 10 Key Takeaways From Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant For Cloud IaaS and contact us because we want to help your business transition to the cloud.

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IT Management

Football, Teamwork and Technology: California School for the Deaf

At Hogan Consulting Group, we know communication is an important part of making your business run smoothly. That’s why we work to fill any gaps in your business communication infrastructure, so your team can get the job done.

Microsoft Surface with Office 365 is empowering the California School for the Deaf to communicate more efficiently. By utilizing Surface to disseminate their playbook, players know how they can win big. Microsoft Surface isn’t just for high school athletes, businesses can employ Surface to empower their organization.

We want to help you communicate. Contact us to find out how Office 365 can help your organization.

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Cloud Strategy

Kelly Services moves to Skype for Business for complete cloud communications

If you can’t get to your customers, someone else will. Seconds can make the difference between winning and losing business. But Skype for Business with Microsoft Office 365 makes anywhere, anytime connectivity easy and convenient without compromising productivity or your quality of service.

With full-featured voice and meeting capabilities across devices, Skype for Business with #Office365 can make the difference for you. Contact our team at Hogan Consulting Group to find out how.

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Microsoft Office 365

Nonprofit Changes Lives with Help from Office 365

Expanding your reach is vital to growing your business. At Hogan Consulting Group, we know that this isn’t easy, that’s why we work hard to bring you solutions that will help you along that journey.

Operation Smile provides free surgeries to correct facial deformities for children around the world. The nonprofit wanted to expand the impact of its work to help more children, but it needed better IT tools to support that growth. They adopted Microsoft Office 365 to remove technological barriers and streamline collaboration across geographies.

We want you to have the right tools. Contact us to find out how cloud computing can help your business.

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Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 2016 product guide

You’ve probably heard that Microsoft Office 365 is amazing for collaboration. At Hogan Consulting Group, we want you to have the details and shortcuts to jump-start your application of this powerful collaboration tool.

Office 2016 is the latest addition to Office 365 that allows people to do their best work together. New features include simplified sharing, with real-time typing so that multiple people can work on the same document at the same time. This is just one example, and there are many more in this informative product guide.

We want you to have the best information to make an informed decision. Contact us to find out how we can help.

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Managed Services

Professional Invoices with Office 365

Hogan Consulting Group knows how important it is for small companies to look utterly professional–right down to their business documents. The right tools can help them seem a lot bigger than they actually are.
Entrepreneur Trevor Cressey and his team take advantage of more than 100 customizable invoice templates in #Office365 to show their customers a polished, professional look. They can easily customize their invoices using built-in themes and colors. And they can add their own logo and business information for a “pro” appearance that’s on a par with any global corporation.
Hogan Consulting Group can help you show the world a professional face too. Contact us to find out how.

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Managed Services

O365 cost-saving guidance for midsize companies

At Hogan Consulting Group, we don’t want you to be paying more than you have to for your IT solutions. That’s why we offer Office 365 solutions that can save you significant sums of money each year.

Starting with an average savings of $11,000 in hardware and software deployment costs annually, the amounts go up considerably from there. With $30,000 in savings for administrative costs and up to $60,000 in savings from vendor displacement across a host of areas, these savings are real.

We are committed to helping your business save money so that you can achieve more. Contact us to find out what we can do for you.

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Managed Services

Kelly Services matches millions to the right jobs with Office 365

Modern-day customers expect more than just good customer service. They want a familiar and more connected customer experience. To succeed in modern-day business, we must innovate to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs and remain nimble enough to adjust as those needs change.

At Hogan Consulting Group, we understand how important it is to put the right tools in place to deliver great customer experiences. Office 365 combines familiar, best-in-class apps with powerful cloud services to help customers work and connect better.

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Cloud Strategy

Microsoft Cloud and Ecolab: Conserving water with data

Saving valuable resources should be a top priority for every business. At Hogan Consulting Group, we know that finding new ways to save can be challenging. With the right tools, it’s easy to save big.

Using Azure cloud services, Ecolab saved over 140 billion gallons of water last year, enough to provide drinking water to 500 million people. Using Azure on-demand infrastructure, your business can leverage per-minute billing, reduce IT and datacenter costs, and re-engineer processes for cost savings. Delivering greater value with the speed and ease of adding extra capacity.

We can help you integrate this resource-saving tech. Contact us to find out how.

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Managed Services

7 Game-Changing Collaboration Tools Your Team Needs Now

At Hogan Consulting Group, we know that collaboration is imperative to any organization and having the right tech to support that collaboration is just as important.

The workplace is changing and requires even more collaboration and innovation to keep up with rapid-fire technological advances. Having the right tools to do so is paramount in any organization. Office 365 is on the cutting edge of collaboration in the workplace. Providing users with the ability to use virtual whiteboards, video conferencing, and machine learning to fuel collaborative efforts.

We can help you integrate the collaborative tools you need to succeed. Contact us to see how.

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Cloud Strategy

Realize business value faster with Microsoft FastTrack

Digitally transform your business at your pace on your terms with Microsoft FastTrack.

FastTrack can help your company clearly define its vision for a successful rollout, quickly migrate data and onboard users, then skillfully employ tools and best practices to drive business value. With a full suite of tools, guidance, and ongoing support even after deployment, Microsoft FastTrack can help your company make a smooth and successful transition to Office 365.

Our team at Hogan Consulting Group can help you get started with Microsoft FastTrack for Office 365. To learn more, contact us today.

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Cloud Strategy

Hybrid Cloud Performance and Productivity ebook

Some businesses shifting to the cloud are seeing a sprawl of cloud-based services that are often uncontrolled and unmonitored. At Hogan Consulting Group, we know that this can be a real problem, especially when that sprawl is unsanctioned.

In a hybrid cloud environment, you need visibility across all your resources to have true control. An integrated, cloud-native solution can provide the insights you need to fix issues faster, and to manage the risks introduced by cloud sprawl. Microsoft Azure can help your organization prevent sprawl.

Shifting to the cloud isn’t easy and we want to help you prevent mistakes along the way. Contact us to find out how we can help.

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Managed Services

Office 365 Empowers Premier Water Removal’s Growth, and its Owner’s Compassion

Hogan Consulting Group brings you a compelling new small-business customer story from Microsoft. In this video, we highlight Trevor Cressey, an entrepreneur motivated by the compassion he learned–for others and, ultimately, for himself–at the Dream Center in Los Angeles. Trevor counts on #Office365 to help his 25-person team communicate and update project information in real time so they can deliver the best possible customer service. #Office365 gives Trevor the versatility he needs to support his team across desktops, laptops, phones, or tablets. Contact us to learn how we can help you get the same advantage.

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Cloud Strategy

Treating childhood blindness, halfway around the world

At Hogan Consulting Group, we know collaboration is the key to success for every business. That’s why we work to ensure your business communication needs are met so that you’re free to collaborate, ideate, and create.

Office 365 is empowering the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and SADA Systems to collaborate with doctors all over the world so they can hone their skills and provide better care for kids. But Office 365 isn’t limited to use in the OR. You can use Skype to enhance your collaborative efforts within your own organization.

We want to help you drive productivity and collaboration. Contact us to find out how Office 365 can help your organization.

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Cloud Strategy

OneDrive Quick Start Guide

With OneDrive, your team can seamlessly create, access, share, and sync files and folders from home, work, or on the go. One Drive with Office 365 offers central, secure file mobility and storage. You can sync files to your device, set permissions before sharing, and access files without compromising local storage space or changing the way you work. This quick-start guide will help you navigate OneDrive apps for desktop and mobile and get started today.

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Cloud Strategy

How to provide persistent data protection on-premises and in the cloud

Ensuring compliance with company or regulatory security requirements and policies across all your cloud workloads can be a challenge. At Hogan Consulting Group, we know how to help you maintain persistent data protection for all of your data.

With Azure cloud services, it’s easy to deploy, configure, secure, and manage your network. Continuously monitor the security of your virtual machines, networks, and Azure services using hundreds of built-in security assessments or create your own.

We want to help you transition to a secure cloud platform. Check out this infographic and contact us to see how we can help you make the shift.

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