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5 Savvy Gmail features you should try

Today, over 1.8 billion people use Gmail, choosing it over other email services for its ease of use and productivity-boosting capabilities. They’ll be surprised to learn that they can still take their Gmail experience up a notch by putting the following features to use. Undo Send In the fast-paced world of business, mistakes happen. And […]

Council Post: The Era Of Evocative Marketing Has Arrived — Are You Ready?

Today’s consumers are hit with thousands of ads every day; we live in a sensory overloaded digital world and we quickly learn to deflect and ignore much information. So, what stands out?

Evocative content marketing, according to Lora Kratchounova in her Forbes article, “The Era of Evocative Marketing Has Arrived—Are you Ready?” Kratchounova writes that “images, stories and other assets that cause viewers to feel a sense of nostalgia, anxiety or thirst for adventure” jump to the forefront of consumers’ interest levels. In other words, content that compels the buyer to feel is the best way to connect with prospects and future customers. Read the entire article for a better understanding of this concept and for ways to improve your evocative marketing approach.

DevOps at Microsoft: Innovating on open source

See how the #Microsoft .NET Engineering Services team streamlined developer collaboration to accelerate open-source innovation on #GitHub. Learn about the challenges the team faced, their journey, and the results they have seen in the adoption of #DevOps practices.

When you’re ready to innovate, contact Virtual Office Solutions to learn more.

Your password may not be secure — update it now

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) once said that a good password consisted of three things: upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. However, the NIST has now reversed its stance on good passwords. Here’s why and what they are now recommending. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people to […]

4 Important details about HIPAA compliance

Getting your practice up to code when it comes to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations can seem challenging upon first glance, but knowing where your IT efforts must be prioritized is the first step. In this article, we’ll zero in on four of the most critical items you must look into to […]

Effective DevOps—Building a DevOps Culture at Scale

DevOps enables organizations to deliver software faster and more reliably. But to get the desired results, it’s important to know that there’s more to building an effective DevOps practice than learning new methodologies and technologies. Learn about how culture is the key to a successful DevOps transformation in this e-Book from #Microsoft.

A Grateful Culture Is A Healthy Culture. Here’s How To Create It.

Studies have shown a direct link between happy people and their ability to feel and acknowledge gratitude. This is true in both our personal and professional lives. How happy are the people you work with? How happy are you?

In his article, “A Grateful Culture is a Healthy Culture. Here’s How to Create it,” John Hall writes about why and how to create a more appreciative company culture. One of Hall’s recommendations is to really get to know your team: “Authentic relationships are non-negotiable parts of a grateful culture,” he writes. When we value people for who they are—and not on the basis of what they do for you—then we’ve reached a different level of appreciation.

Connecting with 500 million passionate fans worldwide

Since 2014, Real Madrid has been revolutionizing the world of sports. To reach more than 500 million fans worldwide, the club turned to Microsoft to be their Official Technology Partner to meet the wide variety of demands in different markets. Using DevOps with GitHub, they have been able to use data insights to create meaningful personal experiences. Watch this video and contact Virtual Office Solutions to learn more.

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