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Leveraging an MSP for Hardware and Software Sourcing

Managing the procurement of hardware and software can be daunting for organizations. From evaluating the myriad of available options to negotiating costs and ensuring compatibility, the complexities can divert valuable resources away from core business functions. This is where the expertise of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) becomes invaluable.

Posted on February 20, 2024

Salesforce Spring '24 Release

With the arrival of the spring season comes the much-anticipated Spring '24 Salesforce Release. Packed with exciting new features and enhancements, this release promises to elevate your Salesforce experience. Join us as we reveal our top 5 favorite features that stand out amidst the spring blossoms.

Posted on February 15, 2024

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (SCCM) vs Microsoft Intune: What's the Difference?

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (SCCM), formerly System Center Configuration Manager, and Intune are popular Microsoft tools for managing and deploying software and devices in an organization.

While both tools serve similar purposes, there are some key differences. Let's explore those differences to help you determine which tool is best for your organization's needs.

Posted on February 15, 2024

Microsoft Azure Cloud Cost Optimization: 7 Common Cost Drivers

Navigating cloud expenses is a critical challenge for many organizations leveraging Microsoft Azure. While Azure offers a wide range of powerful features and capabilities, managing these resources efficiently is key to avoiding spiraling costs.

You can master your Azure spending, but before we dive into the solution, let's understand why it's important and how to identify the issue.

Posted on February 06, 2024

Is Salesforce Shield a Necessity?

Organizations are facing a crucial question: Is classic encryption (included with Salesforce base licenses) enough to protect sensitive data or do I need Salesforce Shield?  Consider this blog your ultimate guide to unraveling the difference between classic encryption and Shield platform encryption as well as the additional features Shield provides. Let's delve into the layers of protection...

Posted on February 05, 2024

Understanding Cybersecurity: A Real-World Cybersecurity Incident Analysis

Real incidents provide the hardest and most valuable lessons. Imagine a regular workday transformed instantly into a battleground against invisible digital adversaries. This isn't a scene from a spy thriller; it's a real-life scenario that unfolded within a corporate network, leading to a security breach. The incident in question didn't just expose vulnerabilities; it provided a blueprint for...

Posted on February 01, 2024

Change Your Password: The Secret to Making it Strong & Memorable

The strength of your password is often the first line of defense against cyber threats (and MFA should be the second, but more on that another time). As we continue to enhance our security measures, all of us must understand the importance of creating strong passwords.

The concept might seem complex, but it's quite simple when broken down. Let's look at how you can create a secure password...

Posted on January 22, 2024

Salesforce Client Success Story: Koltin Consulting Group, Inc.

ABOUT KOLTIN CONSULTING GROUP, INC.

Koltin Consulting Group, Inc. (KCG) is a Chicago-based consulting firm that specializes in working with professional and financial services firms in the areas of practice growth, practice management, human capital, and mergers & acquisitions. As a top provider of management and marketing solutions to professional services firms, KCG has deep relationships...

Posted on January 12, 2024

Transportation Tech Company Streamlines Sales Process

Posted on November 20, 2023

Salesforce Client Success Story: Hirsh Industries LLC

Posted on November 10, 2023

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Recap

As October draws to a close, we wrap up another insightful and educational Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we highlighted four essential tips that form the foundation of a robust cybersecurity strategy. Let's recap the key takeaways from this important campaign.

Let's start with a look back at our recent "Trick-or-Threat? Cybersecurity Awareness Webinar," held at the end of...

Posted on November 02, 2023

3 Myths About End-of-Life Technology

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, it's no secret that technology evolves at an astonishing rate. What's "cutting-edge" today could easily become "outdated" tomorrow, and it's in this whirlwind of change that myths about end-of-life (EoL) or end-of-service (EoS) technology have taken root. These misconceptions often lead organizations down the wrong path, causing more harm than good.

If...

Posted on October 24, 2023

End-of-Life Hardware and Software

Just like the bread you picked up from the grocery store, your hardware and software have a "best used by date" on them. You don't normally use this term for technology, but you may have heard the term "end-of-life" (EoL) when talking about technology. And just like your technology, when the bread goes bad it's time to throw it out and go to the store.

Posted on October 10, 2023

Salesforce CRM: Boosting Sales and Productivity

Salesforce solutions have emerged as a game-changer in the realm of customer relationship management (CRM), reshaping the way businesses handle their sales processes. This all-encompassing platform boasts a plethora of functionalities, making it an essential asset for sales teams operating across diverse industries.

From its user-friendly interface to its exhaustive customer data management and...

Posted on September 27, 2023

Ascend Supports Future Innovation with FSC Migration

In an era where innovation drives the financial industry forward, a Midwest credit union recognized the need to modernize its operations. To adapt to the changing landscape of the financial industry, they partnered with Ascend to choose Salesforce Financial Services Cloud (FSC) as their source of truth.

FSC is a powerful solution uniquely tailored to the evolving needs of financial institutions...

Posted on September 27, 2023

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