A breach is inevitable. How can Microsoft help me detect and respond fast?

With a sinking feeling, you discover your network has been hacked. Questions race through your mind: How did this happen? What have they done inside our network? What information have we lost? With the right tools, there is no need to panic. Microsoft 365 E5 can help you visualize an attacker's movement through your system, recommend where to focus your investigation, and help recover files in OneDrive. Security breaches are never fun, but they don't have to be devastating. Contact Liquid Mercury Solutions to learn more about how to better protect your business, even from the worst-case scenario.

Emotion and cognition in the age of AI

80% of educators say emotional well-being is crucial for developing foundational literacies. Over time, our understanding of the importance of emotional well-being has grown. Now it is time to put that knowledge into practice in the classroom, to benefit our students. Technology can help teachers more seamlessly integrate social and emotional skill development into their curriculum, and provide the personalized tools to support emotional well-being as students tackle learning challenges. Contact us to learn more about how you can accomplish this in your own school.

The millennial arrival and the evolution of the modern workplace

At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we're making strides to modernize our workplace and empower our customers to do the same. By 2030, millennials will make up 75% of the workforce, and businesses must continue to evolve in step with a generation that expects access and flexibility, prioritizes work-life integration, and depend on technology that will not only promote personal growth, but help them bring about change in the world. Enable your employees to stay connected and make an impact with the Microsoft Cloud and best-in-class collaboration tools like #Office365. To learn more, contact us today. (410) 633-5959

SQL Server and Azure SQL Database GDPR Guidance

The new GDPR law was a significant shake-up to security regulations, and it can be a lot for a business to process. What exactly is this new law even asking? What does security principle or privacy principle mean? Will my current security tools make the cut? Luckily, Microsoft is something of an expert in security and they have your back. In this E-book, learn what the law was intended to do and what it means for your business. Additionally, learn how to adapt tools you may already be using, such as Azure or SQL DB/DW, to comply with these new regulations while minimizing disruption to your business. We want to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Contact us to get started.

Growing SQL Server: Features from 2008 to 2017

Over the past nine years, Microsoft has been working hard to continually improve its SQL Server offerings to ensure SQL Server is ready to meet the opportunities and challenges of the modern age. It has embraced the benefits of cloud computing by adding cloud as a deployment option, risen to modern security challenges by implementing multiple levels of protection centered around safeguarding data, and reimagined queries in the face of ever-expanding data to return critical information faster than ever before. Check out this infographic to learn more about these and other improvements available through SQL Server 2017.

Customer Story: Guarding university data with a holistic security model

As compared to most businesses, universities have significantly less control over endpoints, such as devices used and the thousands of student user credentials they must give out each year. This makes them especially vulnerable to cyberattacks. The University of Arizona realized this, so when it came time to overhaul their internal network, CatNet, they prioritized the implementation of a holistic security solution. They found that the solution with Microsoft was uniquely prepared to deliver a forward-thinking security system designed to meet the specific needs of a university. Even in "risky" situations, effective, holistic security and peace of mind is achievable. Contact us to learn more.

Customer Story: SitePro – part 5

Running a business, you have enough to worry about. With the enterprise-grade built-in high availability of Azure Database, you never have to spend the time or money updating your software again. Instead, you can always enjoy the latest innovations on a platform that is always ready to grow to meet your needs and the needs of your customers. Check out this video to watch how moving the cloud allowed SitePro to maximize the potential of their software and their business. Interested in what Azure could do for your business? At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we are too. Contact us to learn more.

Customer Story: Park Place Technologies builds personal relationships to drive global sales

How does Park Place Technologies maintain an 97% customer satisfaction rate? According to them, it's all about building strong, genuine relationships with their customers. A huge component of this relationship building process is Dynamics 365. By understanding their prospective customers holistically and tracking all past interactions, sales reps can make more confident and meaningful calls to their prospects, increasing the quality and ROI of conversations. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we want to help you give your sales reps the tools to succeed. Contact us to learn more.

Customer Story: Garfield Prep Academy provides engaging, personalized education with powerful classroom tools

Picture the ideal learning environment. When Garfield Prep teacher Marlyne Graves pictures this, she sees each of her students tackling the same task while being uniquely challenged and supported. This is exactly the type of classroom she was able to create through the use of technology like OneNote Classroom Notebook. This offered efficiency and access to learning tools that opened doors for each of her students to maximize their engagement and learning. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we want to celebrate and support individuality, and this includes providing the resources to personalize learning.

Customer Story: Technology in harmony – the story of Port Alberni School District

How can a three-person IT team keep an entire district outfitted with devices that are both usable for all students, and yet provide a customized experience for every one of them? For Port Alberni School District, their secret tool was Intune for Education. In combination with Azure Active Directory, Intune allowed them to have a single sign-on for each of their students and to assign apps to follow that student no matter what device they were using. The result? An easily manageable landscape of devices, all customized to meet individual student needs. Small IT teams don't have to mean restricting the technology available to students. Contact us to learn more.

Listening to customer feedback with Azure Machine Learning

With up to 500 employees in the air at any given time, Microsoft MSTravel is using Machine Learning to understand and improve user experience. MSTravel uses Azure Machine Learning to extract data insights from traveler feedback and emails captured in Dynamics 365 CRM. These insights have helped them to build a more complete picture of users and their experiences. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we can help you discover how you can also leverage CRM insights to improve user experiences. To learn more, contact us today.

How Microsoft planned and deployed Skype for Business to the Office 365 Enterprise E5 cloud

A modern workplace needs a modern way to communicate. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we know that adopting new tools can be tough. That's why we're here to assist you. With Skype, you can improve user experience, increase business productivity, and gain closer connections with business users. Bring your workplace into the modern digital age with Skype. If you're interested in the benefits of incorporating modern communications into your business, we want to help. Contact us to find out how we can assist you.

Business central capabilities

Your time is worth a lot of money, so is your customer's. That's why it's critical to save time wherever you can. Those savings can translate to happier customers and reduced costs. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we know that saving time is tough, so we're here to help. With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can reach optimal output levels, plan with precision and analyze project performance to ensure your customers get what they need as quickly as possible. You can leverage the same tech to keep your projects on time and under budget. Contact us today to find out how we can help you along your journey.

5 Reasons your organization should move to the cloud

How many reasons do you need to transition to cloud-based IT infrastructure? For most companies, it's more than just one. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we know the benefits of the cloud outweigh any of the hassle. Microsoft cloud services offer users with increased scalability and security, not to mention flexibility and ease of use. You'll also save your business time and money by reducing maintenance of on-premises IT infrastructure. Your business can benefit from Microsoft cloud services. Contact us to find out more on how we can help you adopt this game-changing solution.

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Sales have changed. It's no longer just about the number of leads you generate or calls you make, but about building long-term relationships with customers to understand their needs and offer unique value. While this does mean a higher investment of effort per customer, modern technology is up to the task to support your organization to deliver the kind of sales experience today's customers expect. To stay on top of trends and learn to better utilize tools to help you deliver the best experience to your customers, subscribe! Curious for even more? Contact Liquid Mercury Solutions to continue the conversation.

The state of modern device deployment in education

When considering a new technology for their school, IT professionals weigh everything from ease of deployment to in-classroom applicability. But above all, IT professionals value technology that will improve learning experiences for students. Luckily, with Intune for Education, there is no sacrifice between a robust set of devices, with applications that offer impactful learning experiences to students, and a user-friendly cloud-based management system for those devices and applications. At Liquid Mercury Solutions we want to help your school get the best of both worlds for your classroom technology.

Modernize Your Sales Productivity in Hours, Not Days

Today's sales professionals are often bombarded with information and overburdened with numerous disconnected tools that end up taking more time to use than they supposedly save. Dynamics 365 for Sales Professional lets sales reps do less with more value by integrating the system into applications they are already using, like Outlook, so they can spend more time focused on their potential customers. Plus, you can start with the capabilities you need now and add new ones as your business grows. Saving your company money and your sales reps time. Liquid Mercury Solutions can help you get started.

Intune for Education Technical Datasheet

Our IT professionals carry many responsibilities. They are often tasked with everything from the selection of new technology, to training other staff on current devices, to the management of all the devices and data in the network. Intune for Education can lighten this load on your IT staff with easy-to-use, yet robust cloud-based management of your school's devices and data. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we want to give your IT professionals all the resources possible to excel at every part of their job, and it starts with freeing their time and energy from device management.

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report: Volume 23

Botnets, hacker methods, and ransomware, oh my! After compiling information across 100 countries and millions of computers, Microsoft has identified the latest threats affecting digital security. In this report, take a deep dive into the aforementioned topics to discover how your business might be at risk and steps you can take to protect yourself. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we believe that protecting your business starts by arming yourself with information. Contact us to learn more.

Unlocking Future Potential with Dynamics 365 and Power BI

In order to become one of the top 20 shared service organizations in the world, Celestica needed to become one cohesive unit of unified goals, motivated workers, efficient operations, and deep customer relationships. To achieve these outcomes, Celestica used Dynamics 365 and Power BI. Dynamics 365 provided a single, integrated system throughout their organization and Power BI helped them visualize the results of operations--both within their own company and for their customers. Arm yourself with the best possible tools and let your business do the rest. There is no telling what you'll achieve. Contact us to learn more.

Microsoft identity-driven security

"In more than 63 percent of data breaches, hackers gain corporate network access through weak, default, or stolen user credentials." Using outdated multiple-password security is like leaving your front door unlocked for attackers. That's why Microsoft developed Azure Active Directory Premium, which keeps your front door locked and bolted with features such as a single, secure sign on for all apps for each employee and multi-factor identification to make your network less password reliant. Microsoft recognizes the importance of identity-driven security and their holistic strategy doesn't stop there. Check out this infographic to learn more.

Map to your customers’ sales expectations

80% of customers will expect personalized sales by 2020, making it less of a luxury and more of a requirement. Unfortunately, this is at odds with most business sales structures as 10 people on average are involved with a sales decision. How can customers still receive personalized sales guidance when they are talking with multiple sales reps juggling numerous teams? Dynamics 365 for Sales Professional tracks all customer interactions so no matter who is talking to them, they can deliver a personal experience, armed with the knowledge they need. Learn how to tackle this and other challenges in this infographic.

Customer Story: New South Wales – Scaling STEM education in one of the world’s largest school jurisdictions

The STEM job market in Australia is both highly paid and highly stable, and yet experiencing a lower-than-average growth in qualified workers. Meanwhile, high school students are disengaged with material, including core subjects like math, for which they don't see any real-world applicability. The enormous school district of New South Wales is tackling both of these issues in a single solution--by bringing highly applicable STEM curriculums into their classrooms through technology. Students are deeply engaged with the material, and graduate with the skills needed in the future job market. Curious about what real-world material technology can bring to your classroom? Contact us to learn more.

Transforming The Customer Experience: Personalization

As tech improves, customers expect more from businesses. Delivering a personalized customer experience is no longer simply nice to have, it's a requirement. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we know that can be tough, that's why we want to help. With Microsoft Dynamics 365, you have the power to keep track of and engage with customers to ensure they receive the best experience. With real-time response to digital channels, you're free to connect with the people who need your business. Contact us at (410) 633-5959 today to see how we can help your organization adopt the solutions you need to ensure the quality of your customer's journey.