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Webinar on 8/23: Controlling Quality Processes with QMS

With increasing regulatory compliance and global economic pressure—now more than ever—it’s important to ensure your quality management is on-point.

At General Networks, we want to make sure you have the information and tools you need to comply with regulatory requirements, and keep your business competitive. Which is why we’re partnering with M-Files. M-Files QMS is a practical, scalable solution for ensuring compliant quality processes like auditing, training and CAPAs.

We’d like to invite you to attend an upcoming M-Files webinar, where you will learn how to:

  • Improve the efficiency of your quality procedures such as auditing and deviation management
  • Gain visibility into actions taken as a result of a recorded CAPA, such as revising an SOP or requiring a new training event
  • Report on quality procedures and actual actions taken

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Out-of-the-Box SharePoint Intranet Sites Don’t Always Cut it

Learn How to Take It Up a Notch with No Code and No Fuss

Companies naturally want to improve internal communication within their organization, and SharePoint is a great tool to do just that, but out-of-the-box SharePoint intranet sites often lack the pizazz needed to engage employees. Basically, SharePoint out-of-the-box creates pages in one of three different ways: Continue reading…

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General Networks is Awarded Partner Excellence Award at MarkLogic World 2016

We are not the biggest, not the most well-known nor the highest revenue generating partner for MarkLogic, whose partner ecosystem includes well known firms such as Cognizant, Northrup Grumman and TCS.  As an Enterprise NoSQL database platform supporting major financial institutions, the world’s largest publishing firms, media and entertainment giants and many of the well-known government organizations that ensure our national safety, you’d expect to have a focus on large, well-known partners with hundreds of consultants to deploy on short notice. Then there’s us:  an 80-person boutique technology consulting firm headquartered outside of LA.
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Office 365 Fast Track Planning – Use the Software Assurance (SA) benefits you’re already paying for

In 2014, Microsoft reported to its partners that less than 18% of its customers who were eligible for planning services had actually reserved the right to use those services.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Microsoft not only offers eligible customers planning services, but 82% of these eligible customers have not taken advantage of services they’d already paid for.  In other words, don’t look now, but your organization may be leaving some “free” services on the table that you’ve already paid for!

And, if your organization is considering or is currently using some portion of the Office 365 platform, then your organization may be eligible to take advantage of the Office 365 FastTrack Planning service offering.

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Big Data in the Real World: Retail

It’s no secret that the retail industry has faced drastic changes over the past decade.   Trends ranging from changing demographics (Millennials replacing Baby Boomers as primary customers), online sales growth while brick and mortar revenues decline, an increase in major security breaches affecting millions of customers, and customer experience failures (and wins) broadcast through social media. All of these affect the way major retailers, as well as mom and pop shops, do business today.
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Why Is SharePoint A Popular DM Platform?

SharePoint is a popular ECM (electronic content management) server software from Microsoft. Some of the most common uses include document and intranet content management. It was traditionally enterprise software for medium and large businesses, but SharePoint has become more widely used by small businesses and other organizations after being bundled with Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription. As its popularity expands, more people have questions about the platform and its capabilities.

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