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Can you automate your business without losing that personal touch?

More businesses are looking to integrate automation into their operations. While it can help streamline your company and increase its effectiveness in performing many functions, it’s important to maintain the fine balance between customer relationship and efficiency. Personal engagement with your customers is how you establish rapport, loyalty, and get your customers to return. Changing that dynamic can confuse and detract from the relationship unless you are able to balance automation and integrate it in a way that enhances the overall customer experience.

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Use Business Process Automation to Increase Productivity

Satisfying all stakeholders in an organization is no easy task. But Hogan Consulting Group knows getting everyone on the same page can produce superior results.

With Office 365 Flow, automated workflows facilitate dissemination of data, synchronization of files, and the processing and granting of requests. This allows for standardized response times and aids in decision making. With Forms, collaboration is enhanced by the ability to analyze responses to surveys or polls instantly, allowing for real-time input from remote individuals.

Hogan Consulting Group can help you put your people on the same page too. Contact us to find out how.

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Keep Software Costs Down with Office 365

Hogan Consulting Group understands how important it is for small businesses to keep IT costs down. In fact, forty-one percent of small businesses say that lack of budget is their biggest barrier to adopting new technology. We think #Office365, with its low monthly subscription cost, can help. One license of this powerful business productivity suite is good for use on up to FIVE devices for a single user!

Professional services company Turbine Test Service has four Office 365 subscriptions that empower them to work flexibly, which they need because two of their co-workers work remotely.

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Ten predictions for the Internet of Things in 2018

At Hogan Consulting Group we know that IoT technology is advancing at a rapid pace fueled by cloud technology and consumer demand. Already, consumers expect more from their devices than ever before. Companies are speeding to keep up with constantly changing technologies as they race to meet consumers’ wants. With a European decision on the commercialization of IoT data looming, international politics will play a part in the outcome of that race. As IoT expands in almost every direction, where is it really headed? Forrester Research has an idea… or 10 about how the year in IoT is going to play out. Read the article and find out more.

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Microsoft Partners in Health Connecting with Azure

Another week, another customer success story. Partners In Health provides preferential options for the poor who cannot afford healthcare in impoverished nations.

When it comes to healthcare, seconds can mean the difference between life and death. For Partners In Health, time is life. As things change quickly in the healthcare industry, they use Azure to stay abreast of changes and developments by ensuring their employees are connected and able to collaborate to deliver results to those they serve.

Hogan Consulting Group knows that no matter your industry, time is of the essence. Contact us to find out how Azure can improve your processes and streamline your business.

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Microsoft focuses on the hybrid cloud, acquires Avere Systems in January 2018

“Hybrid is essential in a world of AI and IoT as we move toward the Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge working together. A distributed hybrid cloud enables a future-proof, long-term approach–which is exactly why we see it playing a central role in cloud strategies for the foreseeable future.”

#Azure is always taking strides to improve your set of capabilities. The acquisition of the high-performance storage vendor Avere Systems will help bring your customer a growing set of tools helping large enterprises deploy not only storage, but analytical resources across multiple datacenters, remote offices, public clouds, and private clouds.

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British Airways Leverages Visual Studio 2017 and Microsoft Azure to Unite its Global Workforce

Getting everyone in an organization on the same page is no easy task. British Airways turned to #Azure tools and services, along with Visual Studio 2017, when it decided to build an app that could disseminate company information across all employee devices and platforms. The developers iterated quickly through releases of the new app, adding features without worrying about lengthy regression tests. Their crowning achievement was single sign-on, which delivers an enhanced experience to all employees.

Let Hogan Consulting Group show you how your organization can achieve ground-breaking innovation. Contact us today to get started.

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Skype for Business Capabilities Guide

Skype for Business is revolutionizing the way our customers do business. Employees have access to all the data, apps, and colleagues they need to collaborate from anywhere using Skype for Business. Record meetings, share personal screens, and annotate PowerPoint files for real-time collaboration with up to 250 people. Use whiteboard, polls, Q&A, and built-in IM during business meetings to be more productive. Skype for Business is a powerful collaboration tool for real-time input.

To help customers accelerate collaboration, access this capabilities guide so you can assess how Skype for Business could benefit your organization.

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Accelerate your business with the right online meeting solution – Infographic

Staying connected allows for the greatest productivity and innovation. With Office 365 and Skype for Business, you will be able to connect face-to-face from virtually anywhere in the world.

With one click, anyone can join online meetings from any device. Connect with your team anywhere using mobile apps, allowing you to work from the office, at home, or on the road. From collaborative team sessions to live streaming a meeting on your laptop or dialing into a conference using your phone, Skype for Business is designed for all your meeting needs.