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With its acquisition of Chicago-based IT services firm, Magenium Solutions, AVI Systems adds to its visual communications technology expertise in areas ranging from Unified Communications to Enterprise Systems Management

Dynamics 365 is New Again

Microsoft is now rolling out version 9.0 of its business productivity suite, Dynamics 365. This is a long-awaited series of updates that change the way we interact with the software and improve usefulness quite a bit. Pieces that are new include a refreshed user interface, the Customer Service Hub, a better Outlook experience, and a new look and feel for the mobile experience. The update also includes a number of features that are either being replaced or going away entirely. 

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR is a regulation intended to strengthen data protection for all individuals in the European Union. However, if your organization has operations within the EU – you are also subject to its requirements. It can be viewed as a strong response to the numerous recent cases of personal data being mishandled and that’s not necessarily a bad thing!

What Are Some of the Rules?

One Drive Fall 2017

Since the release of SharePoint Online’s (SPO’s) modern document page design users have been asking where is the “Open in Explorer” button.  The answer: It’s gone.  If you go back to the “classic” page view you can still access it but that means you lose the new modern page features.

Digital transformation involves using up to date technology along with your best business practices to make your business more efficient, effective and profitable. To Magenium Solutions, digital transformation has the following hallmarks: web-based, mobile, and easily integrated with other systems. Organizations who have made a digital transformation have made a deliberate investment in technology that will reduce costs, reduce risk, and increase revenue over time.

Hurricane Irma

With Houston still reeling from Hurricane Harvey and Irma currently delivering its enormous punch to Florida, the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery is painfully obvious for everyone affected. Could your business survive something like that? We shed some light on how it's done. 

Microsoft has adopted an aggressive policy for updating its Dynamics line of business applications – to the tune of at least two major releases per year with service updates going out every month. We show you how one client migrated from older Dynamics CRM Online to Dynamics 365, and did it smoothly. 

Between Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and SharePoint, Microsoft has a number of outstanding tools available to improve communication, collaboration, and productivity. But there is some overlap among them! We put together this infographic to help highlight some of those nuances.


According to the Pew Research Center’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, Millenials (age 18-34 in 2015) have surpassed Generation X to be the largest generation in the American workforce. This means Universities and companies need to do everything they can if they expect to recruit and keep the new powerhouse of talent. 

5 Tips to Protect Your Organization in the Wake of WannaCry Ransomware

The WannaCry ransomware, also known as WCry or WanaCrypt0r, sent shockwaves through the world. Beginning on Friday, May 12th 2017, organizations spanning verticals including healthcare, telecom, and many others were affected by this nefarious infection