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Why organizations should not want to survive, but thrive

By Ingram Leedy on March 12, 2020

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 March 8, 2020

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 March 5, 2020

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 March 3, 2020

So, how did we go from software and services to hardware (and, more specifically, Microsoft Surface devices)? Here the story from the people who lived it.

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

By Ingram Leedy on February 28, 2020

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 February 25, 2020

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 February 3, 2020

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 January 31, 2020

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 January 16, 2020

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