Author: Nizar Lavji

3 Ways Moving to the Cloud Keeps Employees Happy

Enterprises should be in the business of keeping their employees happy because, believe it or not, employee turnover is one of the largest expenses an enterprise has. According to research by Visier, a human resources data analysis organization, an annual turnover rate of 11 percent will cost an organization with 10,000 employees  $41.3 million. While there’s no silver bullet to remedy employee turnover, there is one solution that will make your employees lives easier: the cloud. Here are three ways cloud computing will keep your employees happy: Telecommuting: It’s a term that didn’t exist 20 years ago, but today...

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Top 10 Reasons to Migrate Your SharePoint Solution to the Cloud

Enterprises today are grappling with a major dilemma concerning the SharePoint intranet portal that facilitates many of their day-to-day functions and houses nearly all of their corporate data: stick with an on-premises solution or migrate to the cloud? Although an on-premises SharePoint solution might give you more control over the intranet portal’s back end, migrating to the cloud will give your end users the same SharePoint functionality, save your enterprise money and intelligently position your business for future SharePoint advances. To help you determine whether a SharePoint cloud migration is right for your business, let’s look at the top...

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211,033 Reasons to Implement a Collaboration Platform at Your University

For universities across the country, the summer has finally arrived. Before you put on your bathing suit and head to the beach, take a quick moment to reflect on this past semester. As an administrator, how much paper do you think your average professor uses? While it’ll be hard to come up with an exact number, let’s try to do some quick math to set the stage: Each class has a syllabus; assuming it’s relatively short, let’s estimate three pages If you teach small classes, maybe you have 30 students in each class, or 30 students x three pages...

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What Hospitals Need for the Class of 2015: Workforce Optimization

As the old saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” however flowers are hardly the only thing to come out of May. With the end of May here, universities throughout the country have said their final farewell to the Class of 2015. Now, students who donned their caps and gowns will look to leverage their newly acquired diplomas and head into the nation’s growing workforce. Hospitals in particular will be a landing spot for many recent graduates as the industry has added more than 60,000 jobs over the last six months alone and trends show they will continue to...

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Why Your School District Needs SharePoint, Part 4: Insights

The education industry is evolving and as a result teachers must learn to change with it. With the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) now adopted in every state— excluding Nebraska, Texas, Virginia and Alaska—there is a new emphasis placed on tracking the student’s journey from K-12. More specifically, one initiative of the CCSS is to track this journey through quantifiable data. For example, the way teachers track student success is up to their discretion, but in many cases standardized testing serves as a bench mark reporting system for how well teachers are communicating lesson plans and cirrcula to their...

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Why Your School District Needs SharePoint, Part 3: Search

Recently at AAJ, we posted a series discussing why SharePoint is an important tool for school districts focused on improving collaboration between faculty members, school administrators and students. In   of this series we looked at how SharePoint can be used to foster a digital community at your school and how that digital community is built based on content, respectively. Here in Part 3, we will look at one of the more important features of SharePoint: its search function.  The beauty of SharePoint is that it creates a digital meeting ground for the great minds in your school district,...

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