5 Signs Your Small Business Suffers From Groundhog Day Syndrome

5 Signs Your Small Business Suffers From Groundhog Day Syndrome

Today is Groundhog Day — a day when hundreds of people gather in the predawn freezing cold to find out whether a small rodent will see his shadow or not. Perhaps the only thing sillier than believing that a groundhog can predict the weather is believing that doing the same thing over and over can ever lead to different results. In the movie “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray is an unhappy weatherman who is doomed to repeat Groundhog Day over and over. Are you, too, suffering from Groundhog Day syndrome? Here are 5 common symptoms:

Got Office 365? Why opting for a non-SharePoint intranet is madness!

Got Office 365? Why opting for a non-SharePoint intranet is madness!

If you are using Office 365 in your organization, and there are many companies who are or are planning to, there are some clear advantages in implementing a SharePoint-based intranet. In fact. we’d go as far to say that opting for a non-SharePoint intranet-in-a-box solution when you have Office 365 really doesn’t make much sense at all.

Happy New Year & Recap of Microsoft's Top Priorities for 2018

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Happy New Year!

We’ve had a fantastic year at Betach Solutions and we wanted to take a moment to say thanks to our terrific customers and partners for your support and business. Here's to a successful 2018!

In other New Year related news, Microsoft recently released a written report outlining priorities for 2018, covering areas such as AI, immigration and coding in schools, although cybersecurity holds the number one spot.

Microsoft believes tech companies should join forces in 2018 and come to an agreement regarding best cybersecurity practices.

“The first half of the year should provide the opportunity for global technology leaders to come together and adopt a cyber-security tech sector accord. This would create a stronger basis for tech companies to act effectively as internet first responders in protecting customers from the full range of cybersecurity threats. Microsoft is committed to helping to advance this effort. Look for progress over the next six months,” the report, written by Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, and Carol Ann Browne, Microsoft director of executive communications, says.

It also believes the government should do more. “We need governments to recognise where international law applies to cyberattacks and fill in the gaps where it does not.”

Microsoft says this is why it supported further clarification of current laws and called for the pursuit of a Digital Geneva Convention. “In 2018 we need governments to recognise that tech companies in effect need to act as medics in cyberspace and should protect people everywhere, regardless of nationality. “

The report also discusses things like diversity and tech, privacy and surveillance, and sustainability and the Paris accord.

You can find the full report on this link.

 

 

 

The Vital Elements of a Well-Aligned Sales and Marketing Team in the Customer Journey

The Vital Elements of a Well-Aligned Sales and Marketing Team in the Customer Journey

So much data, so many data siloes. It’s astounding how many businesses come to us with this problem. Even as new innovative solutions are brought in to help businesses capture data and streamline processes, it was inevitable that bringing in new disparate systems would lead to a much larger problem.