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Why organizations should not want to survive, but thrive

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 12, 2020 11:09:23 AM

There’s an old saying: “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” In other words, if you don’t take risks, you won’t earn many worthwhile accomplishments. However, it’s often hard for people to take risks—especially when they’re in a big business where a lot of people’s livelihoods ride on these risks. The thing is, every decision is a risk.

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
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Finding the Right Approach to Modernizing the Office

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 8, 2020 2:20:18 PM

In a recent video blog, I sat down with Bill Sands to talk about why Protected Trust works so hard to supply custom solutions to our clients’ needs. In the video, Bill highlighted a story about his cousin, who had approached Protected Trust looking for a solution to modernize his office and meet business goals.

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
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Applying the As-a-Service Philosophy to Devices

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM

While it might sound weird to lease your computer instead of buying it outright, the idea isn’t as far-fetched as you might think at first. In fact, many of those who read this are probably already doing it with their phones (assuming they have a typical cellular plan).

In today’s video, I sit down with Steven Goodman and Stephen Cornell to talk about the evolution of the “as-a-service” model, and how it benefits computers and other devices.

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
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Does your computer reflect your company?

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM

So, how did we go from software and services to hardware (and, more specifically, Microsoft Surface devices)?

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
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How Small Innovations in Surface Devices Add Up

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 28, 2020 8:58:18 AM

It’s really rare to have a single innovation irrevocably change any product (aside from its initial creation). Over the years, the Surface line of devices from Microsoft have seen significant improvements—though actual changes from one device to the next have been relatively modest.

In today’s video, we talk about how the sleek and thin design of the Surface hides new and innovative technology that is built on small changes over time.

Topics: Modern Tools New Ways to Work
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[Online Course] Does Your Team Need Training in Microsoft Teams?

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 25, 2020 7:05:31 AM

Microsoft Teams is an incredibly useful collaboration and communication tool for modern businesses. By combining chat features, collaborative document editing for Microsoft Office files, meeting coordination, and built-in team calling features, Microsoft Teams provides a robust collaboration platform for any business—large or small.

Topics: Modern Tools Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
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Google Apps vs Office 365, Millennials in the Office, and More

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 3, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Today, we have a video for you that covers a smattering of different topics, from Google Apps vs Office 365 to the kinder gentler Microsoft that plays well with third-party software programs, to the habits of Millennials in the workplace.

Topics: Modern Tools New Ways to Work
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The Key Feature That Drives Microsoft Teams Adoption

By Ingram Leedy on Jan 31, 2020 10:33:21 AM

For any software to be effective, it has to be thoroughly adopted by the organization as a whole. If people refuse to use a new software program, then it won’t make much of an impact—no matter how much potential it has to be useful.

Topics: New Ways to Work
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Ditching the Office? Learn from Our Work from Home Experiment!

By Ingram Leedy on Jan 16, 2020 3:04:13 PM

Lots of organizations are experimenting with “remote work” or “work from home” policies. Protected Trust is no different. Just last year, I (and a few others) decided to launch a two-week experiment to test the work from home concept for our company.

In today’s video, I sit down with some of the Protected Trust crew to discuss the results of the experiment, some concerns about remote work policies, and the impacts of allowing employees to work from home:

Watch the Work from Home Debate:

Topics: New Ways to Work
6 min read

Managing Virtual Teams Successfully (+5 Actionable Tips)

By Ingram Leedy on Jan 2, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The rapid development of communications technology has fundamentally changed the modern workplace. One of the biggest changes that have resulted from these innovations is the proliferation of virtual team collaboration. According to IWG research, 70 percent of professionals around the world work remotely at least one day out of the week. Companies are increasingly turning to virtual teams to meet their needs, with a little over 30 percent going completely remote, according to a 2019 Buffer survey.

Topics: New Ways to Work
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Benefits of Leadership in the Workplace Today

By Ingram Leedy on Dec 31, 2019 12:16:39 PM

Effective leadership in the workplace is an essential element of any successful organization. When a company is struggling to meet its goals and seems to be unable to turn things around, the problem may be the result of poor leadership. Having the right leaders in place, however, can provide a number of benefits.

Topics: New Ways to Work
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What to Know When Considering Microsoft Office 365 for Business

By Ingram Leedy on Dec 5, 2019 2:32:41 PM

Microsoft Office 365 is a powerful software subscription service that can transform mobility, collaboration, and security in your modern business. If you’ve ever wondered, “Is Office 365 right for my organization” or, “How do I choose an Office 365 for Business plan that fits my unique needs,” good news—you’ve come to the right place.

Topics: New Ways to Work

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