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SharePoint Intranet vs. Extranet: What’s the Difference?

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 6/14/21 6:57 PM

You’ve probably heard the terms intranet and extranet, but what do they really mean and is this a business solution that your business needs to consider?

What is an intranet?

A corporate intranet is private network available via a web browser and is designed to improve communication and collaboration. There are several ways to leverage an intranet for your business.

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Topics: IT Strategy, Microsoft 365 collaboration, SharePoint migration, office 365 subscription, sharepoint online, sharepoint file migration

Is your IT Strategy Negatively Affecting Your Corporate Culture?

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 5/19/21 2:07 PM

Believe it or not, your employees and customers do care about the technology decisions that you make for your business. The old saying “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” is not how you want to think about technology today.

Business agility is a sign of a mature and well-run business. Digital transformation is no longer a choice; it’s a necessity to remain competitive in today’s modern workplace.

Your ability to leave behind the old school approach to IT and embrace cloud-based technologies to run your operations is critical to your success and will make a lasting impact on your business.

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Topics: IT Strategy, work from home, Microsoft 365 collaboration, digital transformation, managed cloud services provider, corporate culture, employee happiness

Webinar Recap: Goodbye File Server, Hello SharePoint

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 4/26/21 2:59 PM

Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar earlier this month: Goodbye File Server, Hello Modern Office. We hope you found the content insightful as you continue to explore all that Microsoft 365 and the Modern Office has to offer your business.

In case you missed this webinar, the SharePoint webinar recording is now available to watch on demand!

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Topics: Microsoft 365, ANP webinars and events, sharepoint online, sharepoint file migration, Microsoft Cloud Migration

How Do Cloud Security Tools Protect the Remote Workforce?

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 4/26/21 2:01 PM

COVID-19 has led to a more distributed and virtual workforce, requiring IT to deploy new security tools to protect your employees and your data regardless of where they are located. 

Last year the pandemic triggered world-wide panic, forcing businesses to find ways to work remotely, even if it meant using employees home PCs, or going against other IT best practices temporarily. 

Cybercriminals are capitalizing on this vulnerable time for businesses, finding technical glitches in remote access points and are exposing security vulnerabilities, finding ways to get into your network.

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Topics: IT Best Practice, data security, managed cybersecurity services, cyber security tools, managed cloud services provider

ANP Has a New Home

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 4/23/21 1:25 PM

After 36 years of running business from our Glenside headquarters, ANP is excited to announce we have relocated to a new office in Plymouth Meeting, PA! The 12,000 Sq. Ft office is conveniently situated right off of the PA turnpike for our employees, clients and potential clients alike. 

The office relocation has been in works for a few years now, and ANP owners Dave and Patty Mulvey have spent countless nights and weekends working with contractors and designers to ensure the new office is a space that their employees will want to come back to when the timing is right.

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Topics: anp news and events, modern IT

New YouTube Video Series Featuring ANP's Founder, Dave Mulvey

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 3/25/21 3:41 PM

We're excited to announce ANP's first-ever short-video series on YouTube!

These videos are designed to help small and mid-size business owners and IT leaders understand the evolving changes happening with digital transformation, and the impacts new cloud-based technologies can have on your business (and bottom line) so that you can make informed decisions moving forward. 

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Recent Exchange Hack: Microsoft Cloud Migration Looking Better Than Ever

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 3/24/21 6:57 PM

The recent Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerability should be a wake-up call for any small business still running email servers on-premises. Several years ago you may have had a financial or business reason to keep your email or other critical applications and data in-house, but the situation is much different now.

If you’ve been skeptical about migrating your business to Microsoft cloud, the Exchange vulnerability is another very big reason to reconsider.

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Topics: exchange online migration, Zero Trust Security, microsoft 365 security, Microsoft exchange online, Microsoft Cloud Migration, Azure Security

Microsoft Exchange Vulnerability Impacting Small Businesses

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 3/19/21 1:30 PM

The latest Microsoft Exchange hack that was announced earlier this month is likely to go down as one of the top cybercrime events of the year, leaving hundreds of thousands of businesses across the globe scrambling to apply patches to their on-premise mail servers.

The state-sponsored Chinese group Hafnium has been identified as the primary actor responsible for the hack, using multiple zero-day exploits, with attacks starting as far back as early January with a rise in activity since February 26th.

At its core, a zero-day attack is an unknown flaw/vulnerability that is exploited by bad actors before the developers discover the flaw or have an opportunity to create a patch to fix it—hence the name “zero-day”.

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Topics: cybersecurity awareness, microsoft 365 email service, Microsoft exchange online

Webinar: Goodbye File Server, Hello SharePoint File Management

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 3/5/21 11:33 AM

Wed. April 14th | 1:00 pm | REGISTER NOW! 

Are you still running old servers from a closet inside your office? With most of your employees working remotely, this old-school way of managing your IT won’t cut it for much longer.

Luckily, there is a better way.

Microsoft 365’s SharePoint Online comes FREE with your Office 365 subscription and can securely manage your business files in the cloud, so you never have to worry about buying another file server (or doing another upgrade project again). 

With Microsoft 365 as your modern office solution, your employees can easily access business files on-demand -- from anywhere, at any time, on any device.

Join ANP for a live webinar on Wed. April 14th at 1:00pm to learn:

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Topics: Microsoft 365, Microsoft 365 collaboration, Office 365 security, office 365 migration, modern workplace, secure cloud advantage, office 365 webinar, ANP webinars and events, sharepoint online, sharepoint file migration

5 Reasons to Migrate your Business to Microsoft Cloud

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 2/18/21 1:08 PM

The modern business runs in the cloud. And the successful modern business runs on Azure, the Microsoft Cloud, empowering your employees to work anywhere, anytime and from any device.  Microsoft 365 and Azure are the perfect balance of security, flexibility, and affordability. Here’s why.

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Topics: Microsoft 365, modern technology solutions, work anywhere, azure, cloud migration, microsoft cloud

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