Since we started our business email service (QuickerWeb BizMail) we’ve seen an evolution of security risks. In the past, people were emailed a malicious file attachment, that when the attached software was clicked would attack their contact list in Microsoft Outlook. It would then send the same file to all the contacts on the users […]
This weekend the TRIBE Support tech service team at AINEO updated one of our core business services, hosted Zimbra Business Email. There are many choices out there for messaging, email, and collaboration. TRIBE provides technical service to many great companies and QuickerWeb started with Outlook and Hosted Microsoft Exchange. The licensing costs from Microsoft and the lack of features pushed AINEO to move all of our partner clients to Zimbra in 2009. We’ve never looked back as both AINEO’s team and all of our partners are happy with the platform.On 6 May we updated everyone’s business email (Bizmail). We would like to share some of the changes you will see with the changes.
(Tokyo) Microsoft rolled out it newest version of Windows to the Japanese market this week (29 August). Although Windows 8.1 is the most recent version, the majority of Windows users of AINEO’s TRIBE Support services are still using Windows 7 as their corporate standard for operating systems in the workplace. We conclude this is the same for the national market. Over the last 18 months, TRIBE has seen a increase of users moving towards Apple’s more expensive platform. Particularly those in middle management and executive positions.
We’ve all received one. We get the invitation by someone we met on the airplane, in the office building lobby, or in a recent meeting, to connect. It’s usually coming through a social networking site called LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the business person’s or professional’s rendition of social networking which compares to FaceBook.com. FaceBook allows you to connect with friends and see the latest pictures, thoughts, videos and just about anything else you want to know about them.What is LinkedIn.com?LinkedIn (LI) allows you to do some of the same things. The difference is LI pushes you to put in work history, certifications, and other CV/resume type information.
We’re living in an amazing time. It seems like the collusion between Dell, IBM, HP, Microsoft, and Intel that required higher spec machines for more bloated software has come to an end. Most users noticed the average PC constantly had to be upgraded to handle the latest version of MS Office with it’s Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook applications. We don’t know about you, but Microsoft certainly would have lost us during that time if we weren’t a high technology firm. Buying new computers for your team every three years is not exactly ideal.
With revelations that the Americans are being tracked by their government’s National Security Agency all over the internet, individuals have become more concerned about their privacy. Before the US government said they were only watching non-Americans for potential terrorist threats but the truth has come out that actually, phone calls, text/SMS messages, email, browsing histories and anything else that can can be logged when someone is connected to the network.The majority of people don’t think about it, but many companies are tracking you.
In this world of the Internet, software, and mobile applications (apps) there are many ways to manage your time, tasks, and priorities. Infinite would be an overstatement but it is certainly is tough to find tools that work and make you more effective. Getting things done is something called GTD. Software Tools The AINEO team has used Microsoft Exchange/Outlook, Nozbe, Zimbra, Lotus Notes (Domino) , Google Apps, Planner Plus, Evernote, and many digital tools. If you want to go to the ever-reliable paper there are those Franklin Planner fans of the past that currently choose from, Filofax, Dayrunner, Franklin-Covey, DayTimer, or Bindex each year. Paper PlannersThe challenge is figuring out what really helps you and your team get things done. Is it the software, the paper, or something else? At AINEO, we’ve tried various things and made some very interesting conclusion. In short, paper is the most effective way of managing your time, tasks, and priorities. Paper is the best planner.How can paper planners trump the smartphone, tablet or pc-based application?
Information Technology has become a major part of virtually every business. Finding a company or any organization that doesn’t use a computer would likely be a miracle. Nearly every company uses technology, from the POS (point of sale) system at the local retail outlet to the computers sitting on the desk of every team member at the company. Businesses, non-profits, government, and all other organizations are reliant on technology; specifically Information Technology or IT. In Japan, there are many people doing IT related businesses.
With the incredible popularity of the iPhone in it’s 6th version, many people ask our team of high technologists which phone is better, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. If you really want to answer that question the best thing you can do is use the products. That is definitely what Apple wants you to do. At AINEO, we offer cloud phone apps, business email, and virtual desktop (coming soon).
Behind every great company there has got to be some passion. Unilever, the British-Dutch firm is no exception. Unilever is famous for soaps, shampoos, food, and all sorts of everyday products such as Dove, Lipton, Vaseline, and even Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Unilever products are used by an estimated 2 billion people globally each day.Recently Unilever Global CEO and Dutchman Paul Polman visited Tokyo and shared some of his passion at several meetings with embassies, Unilever clients, and business groups. Mr. Polman is very impressive as a public speaker with his attention to fine details and statistics peppered his talk, it would be hard to deny the credibility of what he is working to convey. His question and answer sessions are not Q then A. They are 3 questions at once and three answers all in rapid fire response.