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Enabling Named Skype Operations Framework Certified

Enabling Technologies Corp, Microsoft’s 4-time Partner of the Year recipient, has been awarded the Skype Operations Framework certification. The certification is awarded to Microsoft partners who excel in customer engagements involving Skype for Business and Cloud PBX.

“Enabling Technologies has been doing communications integrations since the very beginning with Microsoft Live Communications Server and Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging,” says Bill Vollerthum, President of Enabling Technologies. “We have done over 1500 Unified Communications projects over our 25-year heritage and have always used proven methodologies for a successful and predictable outcome. Microsoft has gone one step further in creating the Skype Operation Framework with best practices and processes that will augment our current methodologies to provide the best systems integrations for our clients.”

Simultaneously, Enabling is announcing three new Cloud services, providing either a la carte or turnkey services to customers interested in Cloud PBX:

1. Cloud Discovery - intended for organizations new to Skype or the Office 365 cloud, Enabling assesses and recommends a roadmap to success

2. Cloud Voice Extender - intended for organizations already using Office 365, but who seek hands-on assistance to move from an on-premises PBX and to Cloud PBX voice online

3. Cloud Care – intended for organizations using Cloud PBX who would rather concentrate on their business while Enabling manages the communications environment

As part of Enabling’s Cloud Discovery, Cloud Voice Extender and Cloud Care offers, Enabling employs its award winning “Lights, Camera, Adoption” themed Change Management program. Using Enabling’s adoption experts, we ignite viral adoption of Office 365 and Skype applications throughout the deployment: Planning, Deployment, Adoption and Operation. Customer Don Bender (CIO at GAI Consultants) said of the program, “Don’t overlook the organizational change component. Leveraging Enabling Technologies’ “Lights, Camera, Adoption!” program was the best decision we made. It’s even more important than the configuration...not only getting buy in from executive management, but also from the entire company, because it’s something that changes the way they work.”

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Executive reading:
Microsoft’s prescribes six steps to control the uncontrollable

See the e-book here



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Make sure you are up to date on the latest and greatest in Cloud Security by checking out our blogs and new Security section on the website.



Have You Updated your Security Policies for SaaS?

We’re surprised at how (very few) organizations have updated their security policies for SaaS. Here are suggested Best Practices:

1. Adjust security policies to account for mobility, SaaS, and shadow IT

2. Determine which security measures to employ, according to the policy

3. Decide what tools to use to properly apply the policies

4. Configure the appropriate tools to Protect, Detect, and Respond.

5. Educate users on the importance of remaining diligent with their identities, devices and data

6. Monitor systems and user behavior for anomalous signals

7. Respond, re-mediate and communicate



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What's included with Cloud PBX today?

Its hard to keep up with all the new features being added daily with Enterprise Voice Online or Cloud PBX.For a handy guide on the latest features click here



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Enabling Technologies and Calltower have joined forces to bring enterprise-quality business communication technologies, with on premise functionality, from the cloud.

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, a Seattle, Washington based mid-sized Architectural and Engineering firm recently chose this partnership to leverage their existing Microsoft Office 365 E5 licensing to its maximum potential. The firm was faced with the vast challenges and consuming expense of an expiring Mitel phone system.Through Enabling Technologies and CallTower, MacDonald-Miller resolved to voice enable their Office 365 with Enterprise-ready Skype for Business hosted by CallTower, including Clarity Connect contact center and Polycom phones. Together, Enabling and Calltower were able to implement a complete communications and collaboration strategy with cloud security.

The partnership of Enabling Technologies and Calltower supports full cloud functionality allowing MacDonald-Miller’s IT staff to move away from daily maintenance support and tasks so they can align their talents with business growth goals, without sacrificing any of the business critical feature functionality they would have with an on premise unified communications deployment.

“The simple native O365 integration delivers, real-time, ready-to-go results in a fast-paced competitive business environment, “says CallTower’s VP of Sales, Tom Sullivan. “Our partnership with Enabling Technologies provides seamless enterprise voice integration into Office 365, leveraging the cost of an existing license.



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Are People still Faxing?You Bet They are!

In today’s business environment, ensuring data security has become a priority. Recent surveys show that a corporation has a 26% likelihood of experiencing a major data breach within any given 24-month timeframe (Source : Ponemon Institute LLC, 2016).

SendSecure is a whole new way to exchange large and/or sensitive documents in complete security. E-mail isn’t secure, sending CDs, DVDs or USBs by mail isn’t secure, public file sharing services like Dropbox and Google Drive® aren’t really secure, FTP transfer is complicated to use and not secure either. Only SendSecure provides an enterprise grade solution that combines ease-of-use and end-to-end security to solve your secure file transfer headaches.

How Does XMediusSENDSECURE Work?

XMediusSENDSECURE is a state-of-the-art collaborative file exchange platform. It is expressly designed to facilitate the exchange of sensitive files and has a number of critical security features. First, all files exchanged are systematically encrypted in both the upload and download processes. Receiving files doesn’t require a user account, but recipients are authenticated via one-time code received via a voice call, an SMS, or an email. Further, all exchanged files are automatically stored in a virtual SafeBox. The SafeBox is ephemeral, and all stored files are automatically purged from the SafeBox based on pre-defined retention policy. To track all file exchanges, once the SafeBox is closed, SendSecure automatically generates a signed audit record with a detailed account of the exchanges that occurred. Finally, SendSecure is inherently intuitive, and as easy to use as sending an email. We even have a Plug-In to integrate with your Office365 Outlook email!

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Office 365 Business?
Office 365 Business Premium?
Office 365 Business Essentials?
Office 365 Enterprise E1?
Office 365 Enterprise E3?
Office 365 Enterprise E5?

What is Right for my Organization????

Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP Licenses):

As you may be aware the new licensing model for Microsoft is Cloud Solution Provider or CSP.

Allow Enabling Technologies Corp to be your trusted advisor by managing your end to end relationship with Microsoft. Through the Cloud Solution Provider Program and 25 years of experience Enabling can offer Microsoft Cloud based Licensing options along with managed services and support. Enabling is then able to deliver on an end-to-end solution, complete with support, applications, network and hardware. From soup to nuts!

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Brandon provided some insight as to when to use the appropriate collaboration tool. See the recorded webinar here



Microsoft Voice Solutions eBook Check out our eBook for a deeper look into Microsoft UC market trends and deployment options or visit our website

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Enabling Events in your area! Come on out and join us!

In Person seminars:

February 8th-Secure Productivity in the Cloud Forum10am - 2pm Bellevue WA Microsoft Office

February 9th- 2 PM PT -Secure Productivity in the Cloud Forum10am - 2pm Portland OR Microsoft Office

March 7th-Secure Productivity in the Cloud Forum10am - 2pm PTSan Francisco CA Microsoft Office


February 23rd -11am PT (2pm ET) Higher Education Communications andCollaboration webinar

March 2nd - Avaya Replacement Options webinar