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Are You Still Running Windows 7? Time to Upgrade!

Microsoft has announced that official support for this OS will end on January 14, 2020. While computers running this OS may continue to function beyond that date, Microsoft will no longer be issuing security updates or patches. Running this OS beyond January 14th would represent a major security risk to your organization.

Aligned Technology Solutions Ranks on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. magazine today revealed that Aligned Technology Solutions is included on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

Microsoft Teams Announces New Features to Improve Team Collaboration

The Hub of Teamwork in Office 365
This month Microsoft announced that they now have more than 13 million people using the Microsoft Teams app on a daily basis and more than 19 million people that use it weekly.

So, what is Microsoft Teams and why are so many people using it? Microsoft Teams is a team chat tool that provides a shared workspace where you can chat, host video meetings, share files, and work with other integrated business apps.

Aligned Technology Solutions Announces Consulting Partnership with Blackbaud

We are pleased to announce our consulting partnership with Blackbaud, a premier developer of cloud software and solutions supporting nonprofit, association, foundation, education and healthcare institutions.  Blackbaud’s solutions cover a broad range of functional areas including Financial Management, Customer Relationship Management, Enrollment, Fundraising, Church Management, Volunteering, Learning Management, Grant Management and much more.

Cloud Email – Office365 or Google G Suite?

Which is better for Cloud email, Office365 or Google G Suite? This is a question we are asked frequently by clients, prospects, friends and family.

Our short answer is usually always the same: Either and Depends.

We view technology through the lens of your business, so to us the right solution for you will be very specific to your organization’s needs, requirements and culture.

ATS Announcement – Live CHAT Assistance now available

Greetings friends,

We've launched a new and convenient way for you to interact with our Helpdesk Team in real-time, Online Chat. This new channel of communication is great for a couple of reasons.

It's an instant connection to the same team of professionals that take your calls and emails
You can continue working while chatting in the background
The entire dialogue is automatically captured in our customer service system, improving our documentation of your question or issue
You can request a transcript of the conversation at the end of each session
It's easy to initiate a chat session

How can you start using our Chat feature today?

Direct Connect (Windows only)

We can install a link and agent on your Windows computer giving you one-click access.