Posts Categorized: Office365

The Newest Microsoft Teams Features

Microsoft Teams has been one of the unsung heroes of this pandemic. The Office365 chat feature has seen a rise in popularity with everyone, from seasoned professionals to high-school students learning from home. Over the summer, they pushed out a lot of helpful features that have made connecting and collaborating remotely that much easier. With assistance from the OTELCO IT team, we have dig into the newest Teams features from the last few months and… Read more »

OTELCO’s Transition to Telecommuting

On March 15th, OTELCO President and CEO Richard Clark issued a company-wide memo explaining that OTELCO staff would need to make the transition to telecommuting, with strict safety protocols in place for essential customer-facing field staff. Within that week, 75% of the OTELCO team working remotely. This as a monumental task for our IT department. “The third week of March was very busy for us,” remembers OTELCO IT manager Joseph St. Louis. “OTELCO IT worked very… Read more »

5 Benefits of Managed Services for the Remote Workforce

This week on the OTELCO blog, we are looking at the top five benefits managed services have to offer businesses supporting a remote workforce. As businesses continue to move to a remote workforce to keep employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, technology can become harder to manage. OTELCO offers a suite of Cloud and Managed services designed to take the stress out of IT and replace it with user-friendly solutions that boost productivity. Security Security… Read more »

Case Study: How Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Boosted Productivity for a Maine Accounting Firm

In the age of social-distancing, reliable telecommuting technology is more critical than ever. When it came time for McLeod|Ascanio, a full-service accounting firm, to invest in cloud technology for their remote-workforce, they turned to OTELCO. We sat down with firm Principal, Matthew Barbour, to discuss his experience with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and how the telecommuting software boosted their remote workforce’s productivity. Moving to a Virtual Desktop Environment Before making a move to VDI, McLeod|Ascanio… Read more »

How the Internet has changed the way we do business

The Internet has changed so many aspects of day-to-day life, not to mention the advancements in the way businesses operate. Over the next few months, we’re taking a closer look at how the Internet has changed our way of doing things, and this week we’re focusing on how the Internet has changed the way we do business. Widespread connectivity For better or worse, we’re all constantly connected, no matter where we are, to our work… Read more »