Olive Press: the O+G Blog

Upon joining Olive + Goose, my goal was to create a value driven, impactful Support Service to our consulting customers. In my view, O+G’s strength was its depth and experience as a Microsoft partner: a majority of O+G’s consultants are Microsoft Alumni, with a wealth of relevant insights and expertise. This background lends itself well […]

Earlier this month, Microsoft held its annual Ignite conference for tech leaders and practitioners in Orlando, FL. This year’s vision keynote by Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, came loaded with some of the biggest software and services announcements, touching on Azure, Office, Cortana, and Microsoft Edge, among others. In this recap, I will cover some relatively […]

Compliance

On June 28, 2018, the California State Assembly and Senate passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), or Assembly Bill 375 (AB 375). Effective on January 1, 2020, the bill will impose new privacy obligations on certain businesses that collect personal information of consumers in California. At present, the bill is intended to […]

Sales

This article is the third in our series on the Challenger sale. If you haven’t already, you can read the first two parts of this series here:  How can Challenger sales methodology help your marketing?  The Importance of Aligning Your Marketing and Sales Organizations: the Challenger Sale  When done right, sales and marketing should set […]

Marketing

Our first post on applying Challenger Sales methodology in your marketing outlined how to change and shape your marketing materials. However going through that process without ensuring alignment between your sales organization and your marketing organization will result in failure almost every time. As sales organizations train their employees in Challenger Sales best practices, it […]

Device Management
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March 21, 2019

We all have heard about Windows Autopilot by now. It is a great product with a seamless out of the box experience (“OOBE”) for Windows devices and above all simplifies the IT admin and end user’s life. Apple’s DEP Program is also quite seamless for end users, and works well with Intune, but what options […]

Security

A friend of mine recently took to social media to complain about his bank website’s newly-implemented two-factor authentication system. And I have to agree – having to enter your account credentials plus receive a phone call or text and enter a 6-digit code on my device is just not a great user experience. But as […]

Sales

An ongoing debate rages around which sales methodology is the most effective. Within that debate, one of the trending topics has been the rise of the Challenger Sales methodology, based on Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson’s popular 2011 book The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation. What exactly is Challenger– and why is […]

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