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3 Ways to Drive SharePoint Adoption
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3 Ways to Drive SharePoint Adoption

It’s not surprising that many people fear SharePoint. It’s been described as a “beast” and a “monster.” In reality, however,...
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Focus on the Human Element to Accelerate Change
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Focus on the Human Element to Accelerate Change

Bringing about successful organizational change will never be a swift and simple undertaking. Even today, when a majority of companies...
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3 Ways to Drive Office 365 Adoption
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3 Ways to Drive Office 365 Adoption

In the cloud adoption game, Microsoft Office 365 has quickly become the clear leader. According to a May 2018 Bitglass...
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Out With the Old, in With the New—Managing Change From Legacy Software to Cloud Technology
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Out With the Old, in With the New—Managing Change From Legacy Software to Cloud Technology

Challenge   FHI 360, a company that resulted from the merger of AED and Family Health International, is an international...
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5 Reasons Your Company Needs Microsoft Teams
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5 Reasons Your Company Needs Microsoft Teams

The buzz about Microsoft Teams replacing Skype for Business has slowly but steadily increased since Microsoft first announced the transition...
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It’s In the Details: New Excel and PowerPoint Features Focus on AI
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It’s In the Details: New Excel and PowerPoint Features Focus on AI

New, Intelligent Office 365 Features Promise More Productivity with Less Effort
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Windows 10: How Orgs Can Achieve Success with Software Updates
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Windows 10: How Orgs Can Achieve Success with Software Updates

Chances are, if you have anything to do with enterprise IT, you have read about the recent public rollout of...
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Creating a Mobile Collaborative Environment with Office 365
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Creating a Mobile Collaborative Environment with Office 365

Challenge Our client is one of the largest professional services firms in the world. With more than 250,000 employees worldwide...
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Enabling Innovation, Mobility and Collaboration with Microsoft 365
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Enabling Innovation, Mobility and Collaboration with Microsoft 365

Challenge   With more than 7,000 employees globally, collaboration, mobility and security were key challenges for a leading electronic design...
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IT & Business Users: How to Narrow the Perception Gap
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IT & Business Users: How to Narrow the Perception Gap

Technology has changed the workplace in many ways—the pace of work, how people communicate and collaborate, where people work, and...
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Office 2019: What it Means for Employees
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Office 2019: What it Means for Employees

Last month, when Microsoft announced the general availability of Office 2019, the move created some confusion among business leaders and...
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Office 2019: What It Means for Your Organization
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Office 2019: What It Means for Your Organization

At the recent Ignite conference, Microsoft announced the general availability of Office 2019—a move that caused a bit of confusion...
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Change is Coming: 3 Takeaways from Microsoft Ignite
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Change is Coming: 3 Takeaways from Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella kicked off last week’s Ignite by talking about where Microsoft has been and where it's going....
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Talking Digital Adoption & Change Management in Orlando
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Talking Digital Adoption & Change Management in Orlando

The Vitalyst team is in Orlando, FL, for Microsoft Ignite. The conference brings together more than 26,000 business and IT...
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Company-Wide Change Starts with the Individual
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Company-Wide Change Starts with the Individual

The business world has been steeped in digital transformation for nearly a decade, yet many organizations are still struggling to...
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Skype to Teams: How Employees Can Prepare for the Eventual Switch
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Skype to Teams: How Employees Can Prepare for the Eventual Switch

At July's Inspire conference, Microsoft reported that the Teams platform had reached "feature parity" with Skype for Business Online—in other...
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A Microsoft Case Study: <br>Change Management—Enabling Customer  Success in a Rapidly Evolving Workplace
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A Microsoft Case Study:
Change Management—Enabling Customer Success in a Rapidly Evolving Workplace

Change is the new norm for businesses. A fresh generation of workers brings new expectations to the workplace, crossing paths...
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Get More Value Out of Microsoft Teams
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Get More Value Out of Microsoft Teams

We recently wrote about usage vs. value with Microsoft 365 and highlighted steps organizations can take to increase adoption and...
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Take a Holistic Approach to Microsoft 365 Adoption
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Take a Holistic Approach to Microsoft 365 Adoption

As we head into the digital future, people increasingly have access to technologies like Microsoft 365 and Teams that enable...
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Defining—and Increasing—Tech’s Value
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Defining—and Increasing—Tech’s Value

In last week’s blog, we explored the state of global cloud adoption—that it’s quickly growing, how Microsoft’s Office 365 is...
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Tech Adoption vs. Tech Value
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Tech Adoption vs. Tech Value

4 Ways to Get More Out of Your Technology Investments
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Why Healthcare Transformation Must Be a Top-Down, Bottom-Up Effort
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Why Healthcare Transformation Must Be a Top-Down, Bottom-Up Effort

Artificial intelligence (AI) is often perceived and characterized as a threat—and has been since the idea of “smart machines” was...
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Employees are Key to Healthcare Transformation
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Employees are Key to Healthcare Transformation

As the consumerization of healthcare continues, competition for patients and insurers is driving healthcare providers to accelerate digital transformation. And...
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Federal Aviation Administration
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Federal Aviation Administration

Meeting User Demand for Instant Software Help and Ongoing Training to Maximize Productivity
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Major Northeast University
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Major Northeast University

Providing full-service How-To and Technical support for faculty and alumni
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Increasing User Satisfaction, Adoption,  Productivity and ROI
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Increasing User Satisfaction, Adoption, Productivity and ROI

Challenge—   With the aim of becoming a more modern public utility with enhanced internal capabilities and increasing productivity, SCE...
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Healthcare Transformation: 3 Challenges for Employees
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Healthcare Transformation: 3 Challenges for Employees

While digital transformation is affecting workers in every industry, it’s causing especially acute pain in health care. According to recent...
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Meeting User Demand for Instant Software Help and Ongoing Training to Maximize Productivity   Like the private sector, most government...
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Webinar: <br>3 Ways to Build a Knowledge-ABLE Culture
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Webinar:
3 Ways to Build a Knowledge-ABLE Culture

Financial services companies are navigating a complex web of challenges-complicated regulations, legacy systems, disruptive technologies, competition and customer loyalty.
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Driving Usage Adoption for Office 365
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Driving Usage Adoption for Office 365

A webinar co-presented by Vitalyst and partner, 4Ward365
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Productivity in the Cloud with Office 365/2016 — Beyond the Legacy Applications
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Productivity in the Cloud with Office 365/2016 — Beyond the Legacy Applications

What good is Office 365 if your users aren’t using it? Do you know how to maximize the return on your investment?
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The future is Now: Upgrade and Adopt Windows 10 Today
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The future is Now: Upgrade and Adopt Windows 10 Today

Industry insiders agree that Windows 10 transforms the user experience with new features and functions aimed at improving collaboration and productivity.
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Live Phone Technical Support
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Live Phone Technical Support

Whether you’re a global or regional company, need 24x7 or after-hours/overflow support, or seek one or a combination of the services below, Vitalyst is your answer.
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Vitalyst Help Me kNow Hub
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Vitalyst Help Me kNow Hub

Give your employees the power of expert instruction at their fingertips. This self-help portal provides employees access to the knowledge they need when they need it.
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Office 365 E5 Suite
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Office 365 E5 Suite

Transform the Way Your Users Work with Office 365 E5 Suite
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Vitalyst Corporate Overview
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Vitalyst Corporate Overview

Learn about who we are, what we do and the benefits of working together.
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Representative Listing of Supported Applications
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Representative Listing of Supported Applications

Vitalyst’s Productivity Consultants specialize in support for Microsoft Office, more than 350 other core office applications, migrations and across multiple devices and application suites.
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Training On-Demand Live Support
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Training On-Demand Live Support

Keep your business users on track and help them leverage the full capabilities of technology tools with access to live, how-to experts 24×7
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The Year of Collaboration
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The Year of Collaboration

5 Tips to Help Organizations Use Collaboration Tools to Achieve 2018 Goals
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Annual Enrollment No Longer a Sore Subject for Glazer’s
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Annual Enrollment No Longer a Sore Subject for Glazer’s

Glazer’s is a privately held, U.S.-based distributor of wine, spirits and malt beverages. It currently operates in 15 states, the Virgin Islands and Canada. The third-generation family business was founded in Dallas in 1933.
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Healthcare Transformation: 3 Challenges for Business Leaders
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Healthcare Transformation: 3 Challenges for Business Leaders

When British bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, he suspected he came across something big, but probably didn’t believe...
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Digital Transformation: Are We There Yet?
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Digital Transformation: Are We There Yet?

When taking a road trip with children, it’s a given that at some point one of them will ask “Are...
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Data-Driven Learning
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Data-Driven Learning

In a recent post, we examined the idea of a “21st-century career”—what it is and steps organizations will need to...
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3 Tips to Increase Productivity
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3 Tips to Increase Productivity

For many workers, summertime is not vacation time. Rather, it’s another holiday forfeited or another trip spent responding to emails,...
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How Organizations Can Support 21st-Century Careers
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How Organizations Can Support 21st-Century Careers

During the last century, a career meant getting a foot in the door, and slowly, methodically advancing within an organization....
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A New Way to Collaborate with Microsoft Teams
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A New Way to Collaborate with Microsoft Teams

Over the past few years, the way people work has changed quite a bit. For the first time, we now...
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3 Ways to Turn Connectivity into Productivity
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3 Ways to Turn Connectivity into Productivity

In recent years, the issue of worker productivity has been a central focus for business leaders, economists, employees, and organizations,...
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Teams Player
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Teams Player

In 2017, the top workplace trend was collaboration—flat team structures, huddle rooms, open floor plans, chat-based collaboration technology—and it’s expected...
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Teams Spirit
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Teams Spirit

For organizations that haven’t begun to seriously consider using chat-based collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams or Slack, it’s time to...
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The Employee’s Role in GDPR Compliance
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The Employee’s Role in GDPR Compliance

In just a few weeks—on May 25—the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will go into effect. As is...
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Act Like a Consumer
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Act Like a Consumer

For most people, starting a new job stirs up a range of emotions—from excitement and enthusiasm to anxiety and apprehension....
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Think Like a Newcomer
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Think Like a Newcomer

In last week’s post, we highlighted three things that will likely dominate the corporate learning and development conversation in 2018....
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3 Things That Will Matter to Learning Leaders in 2018
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3 Things That Will Matter to Learning Leaders in 2018

In the beginning of 2018, many publications’ year-ahead articles included ample predictions about the transformation of organizational learning and development...
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5 Ways to Minimize Technology Fears
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5 Ways to Minimize Technology Fears

It’s no secret that digital tools like Office 365 are quickly changing the workplace of yesterday. Organizations across industries and...
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How Organizations Can Bridge the Digital Skills Gap
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How Organizations Can Bridge the Digital Skills Gap

In last week’s blog, we examined how the widening digital skills gap is affecting employees—how work has become more about...
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How Employees Can Help Bridge the Digital Skills Gap
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How Employees Can Help Bridge the Digital Skills Gap

Frequent interruptions, pressure to be always-on and accessible because of mobile devices, rapidly changing technology, the threat of jobs being...
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Accelerate Digital Transformation
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Accelerate Digital Transformation

Financial services companies are navigating a complex web of challenges-complicated regulations, legacy systems, disruptive technologies, competition and customer loyalty.
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Employee Empowerment—How It’s Done and Why You Should Care
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Employee Empowerment—How It’s Done and Why You Should Care

In a 1999 California Management Review article, Peter Drucker—who is widely regarded as the “father of modern management”—stated that the...
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Overcome the Fear of Technological Change
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Overcome the Fear of Technological Change

Imagine arriving at work one day and, to your surprise, the company-issued desktop computer you left on the desk Friday...
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Integrate to Innovate
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Integrate to Innovate

As much as technology has improved how people work, it has also created substantial challenges—for both business users and organizational...
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With Business Tech, the Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts
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With Business Tech, the Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts

Over the past decade, a drive toward increased productivity, efficiency and innovation has significantly changed how people work. This shift,...
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Learning for the Future
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Learning for the Future

In recent years, experts like Deloitte’s Josh Bersin have predicted that corporate learning and development (L&D) was on the brink...
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3 Ways to Transform Corporate Learning
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3 Ways to Transform Corporate Learning

Technology has enabled workers to accomplish more than ever thought possible, but it has also placed heavy demands on them....
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The Knowledge-ABLE Workforce
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The Knowledge-ABLE Workforce

Cultivating an Empowered Culture Through Learning and Self Help
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Digital Transformation is Human Transformation
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Digital Transformation is Human Transformation

In a recent conversation I had with a peer in the industry, he asked me to explain how Vitalyst helps...
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I Hear a Symphony
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I Hear a Symphony

In a recent Deloitte report about the year ahead, the authors use music as a metaphor to describe how technology...
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Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices
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Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices

How to Develop a Learning Culture that Inspires Employees
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Why L&D Transformation is Good for Employees
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Why L&D Transformation is Good for Employees

Learning Your Way Means Less Frustration & More Job Satisfaction
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4 Ways to Begin Your L&D Transformation
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4 Ways to Begin Your L&D Transformation

A Powerful Digital Learning Program is Critical to Successful L&D Transformation
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Find the Road to Migration Success
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Find the Road to Migration Success

We’ve written a lot in this space about the challenges organizations face with company-wide technology migrations. We believe that to get the most out of the software—to increase productivity, to enable meaningful collaboration, to inspire innovation, and to encourage better business outcomes...
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Set Yourself up for Productivity
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Set Yourself up for Productivity

It’s the same almost every year: Summer ends too abruptly, and we race headlong into fall without much planning or preparation. We end up with just enough time to get things done, but little for learning how to do things differently and more efficiently.
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Delivering a Great Virtual Training Event
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Delivering a Great Virtual Training Event

Learn how to deliver an impactful and effective training event with these three best practices.
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Create A Vision for Change
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Create A Vision for Change

All month long, we are focusing on digital transformation. Drawing on our experience of helping countless organizations on their own...
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Digital Transformation Success: <br>Your How-To Guide
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Digital Transformation Success:
Your How-To Guide

Prevent Missteps in Your Digital Transformation Journey With This Guide
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Office 365’s User Adoption Challenge
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Office 365’s User Adoption Challenge

It’s Designed to Boost Productivity—Help Your Employees Realize its Potential
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Communication’s Critical Role in Digital Transformation
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Communication’s Critical Role in Digital Transformation

People Drive Organizations Forward—Give Them the Information They Need to be Successful
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5 Ways Employees Can Prepare for a Windows Migration
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5 Ways Employees Can Prepare for a Windows Migration

Productivity is a Shared Responsibility
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From Paycheck-Driven to Purpose-Inspired
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From Paycheck-Driven to Purpose-Inspired

To Increase Employee Engagement, Start with HR
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Digitization vs. Digital Transformation
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Digitization vs. Digital Transformation

Why Business Leaders Should Understand the Difference
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Opus Populus, Part Two
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Opus Populus, Part Two

How to Prepare People to Lead Your Organization's Digital Revolution
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Digital Transformation’s Vital Human Element
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Digital Transformation’s Vital Human Element

In an earlier blog post, we called attention to recent predictions for increased spending on digital transformation efforts—Forrester says digital...
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The Future of Corporate Learning is Here
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The Future of Corporate Learning is Here

5 Ways to Ensure Your Organization Keeps Pace
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Opus Populus
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Opus Populus

Why People, Not Technology, are the Most Critical Factor in the Digital Revolution
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4 Ways to Boost Productivity with Technology
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4 Ways to Boost Productivity with Technology

Resolutions You Can’t Do Without in 2017
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Delete, delegate, do or defer
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Delete, delegate, do or defer

In one of our training courses, we offer instruction on using the Four Ds email management system with Outlook. With...
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Outlook 2013 Quick Look: 4 Underused Features

The average corporate employee spends about 20 percent of the workday searching emails to find information to complete tasks, according...
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Blog Excel How To

Don’t Be Duped: Top Tips for Cleaning Up Duplicate Data in Excel

The business world may be abuzz about Windows 8, BYOD, tablets and more, but many corporate workers are focused on...
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COPE, CoIT, BYOD – Do You Know the Difference?
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COPE, CoIT, BYOD – Do You Know the Difference?

First things first: We're tickled here at Vitalyst after CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige covered our study in a recent article. Titled...
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Switching Gears: 6 Tips on Changing Views in Windows and Office
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Switching Gears: 6 Tips on Changing Views in Windows and Office

As the seasons change throughout the year, we must adapt to the frequent changes in temperature and weather conditions. This...
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Productivity 101: Setting Up Excel Default Formatting
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Productivity 101: Setting Up Excel Default Formatting

It may seem a trivial matter, but getting your Office applications set up correctly before you start working is a...
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