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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Supercharge performance through collaboration

The benefits of purposeful workplace collaboration cannot be understated. In fact, according to a 2014 Stanford study, even perceptions and cues associated with teamwork and cooperation can increase task persistence, sustain motivation, and reduce fatigue.

Companies that support and promote collaboration with tools such as Microsoft Office 365 are more likely to outperform companies that don’t. Hogan Consulting Group can help your business supercharge performance with #Office365. Contact us to find out how.

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Microsoft Soars: How Azure, AI and IoT Are Driving Cloud Hypergrowth at $20-Billion Scale

The percentage of U.S. small businesses using cloud computing will climb, last year it jumped 58%. Is your business ready for the change? At Hogan Consulting Group, we want to ensure you’re ready when the time comes to transition to the cloud.

With Azure you can move some or all of your virtual machine compute capacity to the cloud and save money. With on-demand infrastructure, you can leverage per-minute billing and reduce costs by using a fraction of CPU, reduce IT and data center costs, and re-engineer processes for cost saving.

We can help your business transition to the cloud with Azure. Read this article and contact us to see how.

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Microsoft 365 Business | FAQs

Ever wondered what Microsoft 365 Business is? Or who should adopt it? At Hogan Consulting Group, we know that you may have a lot of questions about the solutions we provide you, that’s why we’ve put together this Office 365 Business FAQs guide.

Microsoft 365 Business is an integrated solution that brings together best-in-class productivity tools and device management abilities for small-to-medium-sized businesses. It provides enterprise-grade security capabilities, so you can protect data across all your devices.

Hogan Consulting Group wants you to have the best information to make an informed decision. Contact us to find out how we can help.

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Today’s Innovative Businesses: Focusing on What Matters Most – Infographic

At Hogan Consulting Group, we know that it’s important to research any solution or program you’re considering integrating into your business. But how should you go about it?

This infographic provides testimonials from six businesses about the amazing benefits of Office 365 and how they used it in their organizations. Use the infographic as a starting point to research case studies that you can use to decide if Office 365 is the right solution for your business.

If you feel this might be the solution you need to advance your business or organization, we want to help. Contact us to find out what we can do for you.

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Improved Insights with Microsoft Office 365

Insight to data is crucial for an agile, responsive business. Hogan Consulting Group understands that serving customers efficiently is accomplished through insightful reports based on the latest information.

Office 365 provides automated data calculation and visualization for more advanced reports. With Power BI, a simple, user-friendly dashboard provides a consistent platform. SharePoint enables you to design customized, role-based designs that are interactive and easy to navigate, empowering employees to focus on their work and share ideas and innovations.

We can help you gain advanced insight into your data with Microsoft Office 365. Contact us to find out how.

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ASICS EMEA hits the ground running with cloud-based mobility solution

With over 1,500 employees at ASICS EMEA, the European subsidiary, it can be difficult to provide security and improve performance. At Hogan Consulting Group, we know this is a concern for many small businesses as well.

To help focus their business on mobility and performance, ASICS EMEA uses the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) solution to enable highly secure, mobile access to email and documents from anywhere on any device for all their employees. With the cloud your organization can achieve this same level of success.

We want you to have the right tools. Contact us to find out how cloud computing can help secure and provide mobility for your organization.

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