The Ping: What is Microsoft Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 is a
cloud-based subscription model that offers email and office productivity
solutions that many are finding attractive. Business applications from Outlook
to Excel is accessible anywhere you have an internet connection on multiple devices,
depending on the plan you pick. Traditional Microsoft Office applications were
only utilized through desktop installations, limiting access to your
productivity environment.

UniVista offers three of the most
popular licenses within O365, Business Essentials, Business Premium and
Enterprise E3.

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Special Alert: Apple FaceTime Bug

*Special Alert* – Apple FaceTime Bug

Occasionally news crosses our desk that immediately make us want to forward it to friends and family as a warning. This is one of those…

What is the problem?

“A significant bug has been discovered in FaceTime and is currently spreading virally over social media. The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming from their phone — before the person on the other end has accepted or rejected the incoming call. Apple says the issue will be addressed in a software update “later this week”.”

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The Ping: Budgeting in the New Year

One important subject matter we touched on last year was budgeting. Improper budgeting, or even a lack of, can delay and even halt important projects that you as a customer want to prioritize. And no one likes surprises. Budget development is an intricate task, but it is one of the many added features with UniVista Core and Comprehensive Agreements. General budget planning starts with the Q1 quarterly business review meeting, assuming your fiscal year starts in January. For government or other verticals, budgeting starts in the spring, it is pretty well developed by August, and it’s finalized by Oct 1st. An IT budget is most useful if it is a true representation of what is necessary for your maintenance, repair, replacement, and one time “project” expenditures. We work with you to put all of this on paper and allow for proper planning. Let’s touch on a few topics that are very important components of budgeting.

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The Ping: Becoming Compliant

Now that you have read The Ping: What is Compliance?, you are probably especially aware that your company might need to become compliant in one or more areas. Whether that be PCI, CJIS or something else, you might need to meet minimum regulations to keep your company safe.

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