Kerio Connect and Kerio Operator Cloud News and Updates

Nurture Employees and Increase Productivity in the Workplace

March 20, 2015 – 11:10 am

Keep your team performing without turning your business into a ‘police state’ and making morale plummet?

 

Here are some business tips with links to some helpful tools, in some cases, to help you nurture employees and increase productivity in the workplace:

1) Give them great productivity tools.

Do sales people have a good CRM tool that helps them work efficiently at managing customer relationships? Do teams have collaboration tools to make working together easier? Do they have a good contact manager, a good file syncing and file sharing tool? Does your company have a collaborative email solution that allows shared contacts / calendars / to-do lists, etc.? If not, research your options.

2) Implement a technology usage policy and make employees sign it.

They need to know what’s acceptable and what isn’t. They need to know that you can monitor internet activity / usage, see what websites they’re on, see how often they check Facebook during the work day, and so forth.

3) Filter content.

You might be fine with employees doing a bit of harmless surfing on occasion. But you might not be. If you are not, you can implement content filtering to block all non-work related sites. Alternatively, you can block it during certain time periods. You could be more lax on this policy but let employees know their usage is monitored, which helps them police their own usage. You could also block certain types of content and leave others open to minimize risk but yet give employees some flexibility. There are tools to help you control content.

4) Share results.

Give employees ongoing access to their statistics and results so they can see how they are performing. Implement this between performance reviews so that people have a chance to continually work at improvement other than at performance review time. Many tools will automatically send reports to help with this.

5) Celebrate successes.

Institute a healthy level of competition with incentives to reward and empower your people.

6) Operate with continuous improvement principles.

A good leader leads by example and provides ongoing training and career development. Also, hold regular team building sessions to help you ensure your team is as cohesive as possible.

Calendar sharing with Hosted Kerio Connect

March 15, 2015 – 7:33 pm

GetSync’d hosted Kerio Connect offers cross-platform calendar sharing

A hosted Kerio Connect account at GetSync’d comes chock full of features that rival the likes of GMail, Office 365 and yes even the mighty Microsoft Exchange server. In fact, hosted Kerio Connect performs many feature much better than these other groupware and email solutions.

This video walks you through sharing calendars with others using Apple Calendar, Outlook for Mac and Outlook for Windows as well as the Kerio Connect Client.

GetSync’d hosted Kerio Connect is a robust business class Gmail, Office 365 and Microsoft exchange alternative that brings more to the table than just email. Share Calendars, Contacts, Email folders and Public Folders on your Mac, PC or any mobile device using CalDAV, CardDAV and ActiveSync. Calendar sharing with hosted Kerio Connect by GetSync’d is as easy as point and click!

Below is the full text transcript for the GetSync’d Hosted Kerio Connect Calendar Sharing Video

Today we are going to show you how to share your calendar with other people in your organization.

One way to share your calendar is to login to your GetSync’d hosted Kerio Connect Webmail.

A lot of people forget that webmail is actually a really great place to manage the various features of your account.

From your webmail calendar, position your mouse just to the right of your name. Click the down arrow and selected Sharing.

Click the plus button and then type the name or the email address of the person you want to share with.

Also note that you have the option of giving this person read-only access or the ability to edit your calendar.

If you’re on a Mac, another place where you can setup sharing is from your Mac’s calendar app. On the left side of your calendar, mouse over the calendar that you want to share. Click the share symbol that appears and a small window will pop up next to your calendar.

Type in the name or email address of the person you want to share with. Here, you can also give this person read-only access, or the ability to edit your calendar.

Mac users running OS X Mountain Lion or above will see a join calendar invitation at the right side of their screen. When they see this, they should click “Join”. After a few seconds your calendar will appear along the left side of their calendar app.

To load shared calendars in Outlook 2011, click the File menu and then select Open, and then Other User’s Folder…

Type in the user name or email address of the other user whose calendar you need to access. Also notice that you can use this same procedure to access another user’s shared address book or inbox. Click OK. Now, select the user’s name from the list that appears and then click Select. After a few seconds the other user’s calendar will load.

To load a shared calendar from Outlook on Windows, click the File and then click Account Settings. From the Account Settings window double click your GetSync’d hosted account. In the Kerio Outlook Connector window click on Other Mailboxes. Click Add, then type the user name or email address of the other user whose calendar you need to access. Click OK, then click OK again. Now click Close. After a few seconds, the other person’s shared calendar will appear in Outlook.

You can also designate certain people as delegates. Delegates have the ability to act on your behalf. To setup a delegate from webmail, click your name at the top right of your screen and select Settings. From the left sidebar, click Delegation. Click the plus button under the heading “delegates who can act on my behalf”. Type the name or email address of the person you want to designate as a delegate. Note here that you can also give this person access to your inbox. And you can also see who has designated you as a delegate. When finished, click Save.

To load a calendar from another user as a delegate, click the Calendar menu, then select Preferences. Now, click Accounts then click the Delegation tab. It may take a few seconds for the other user to appear. When they do, click the option to show. You will now see this person’s calendar loaded on the left side of your Calendar app window.

If you use Outlook 2011 on Mac, here’s how to setup others as delegates and to load calendars that were delegated to you.

Click the Outlook menu at the top left of your screen and then click Preferences. Now, click the accounts icon. Select your GetSync’d hosted account, and then click the Advanced button at the bottom right. Now, click the Delegates tab. To designate someone as a delegate, click the plus button under “Delegates who can act on my behalf”. Now, type in the name or the email address of the other user, and then click Find. Select the person’s name, and then click OK. A new window will pop up, and then you can give the user read-only or editor access and you can also setup access for your inbox and contacts. Click OK when finished. To load a calendar that was delegated to you, click the plus button under “People I am a delegate for”. Fill in the person’s name or email address, then click Find. Select the person’s name, then click OK. At the end of this process, Outlook may ask for your password. Fill in your password, and then make sure to select the option to “Remember this password in my keychain”, then click OK.

To setup delegate access from Outlook on Windows, click the Kerio Connect tab. Now click Delegation. In the Window that appears, click add under “Delegates who can act on my behalf”. Type in the user’s email address, then click OK. Here, you can also give access to your inbox. Click OK when finished.

Here’s how to get shared calendars loaded onto your mobile device running ActiveSync or CalDAV. From webmail click your name at the top right of the screen. Click Settings. Now click Folders to Sync. You’ll see that there are two sections. One is for CalDAV. The other is for ActiveSync. Click the shared calendar that you want to load onto your mobile device, then click Save. If you’re not sure whether you’re using CalDAV or ActiveSync, just select both. After a few minutes, you’ll then see the shared calendar on your device.

At GetSync’d. We’re always happy to help. Please call us or send a support request at getsyncd.com.

GetSync’d Powers Secure Business Class File Sharing

February 27, 2015 – 12:48 pm

iSync.io HIPAA compliant DropBox alternative

iSync.io is a HIPAA compliant DropBox alternative powered by GetSync’d

 iSync.io is a HIPAA compliant DropBox alternative powered by GetSync’d. A secure business class file sharing solution.

Companies who invest in tools we offer like Kerio Connect for better email productivity, Kerio Control for more control over security, Kerio Operator, for a business class VoIP in the cloud solution also get a lot out of file sync’ing and sharing tools. And many businesses are frustrated with the lack of capabilities of consumer tools and really don’t appreciate the security holes left when their employees use these types of tools. That’s why GetSync’d has started offering iSync.io. This is a secure business class file sharing solution.

Convenience

Get the convenience of easily sharing files and keeping things sync’d up. Standardizing on one solution will mean you don’t have files being shared via Dropbox, Google Drive, or any other solution. You’ll have a standard solution with the right access, functionality, and controls in place.

Control

Businesses need to retain control of their files. With a standardized business class solution you can rest assured that not only are all your team members using one tool but the tool has the right reporting, accountability, and control features in place to help you effectively manage confidential documents. This is especially important if you need to be HIPAA compliant, for example. You also want something very reliable and you can’t always get that with a free or consumer-focused file sync’ing and sharing tool. Our tool offers admin features, easy usability for admin and users, and it’s very reliable.

Reliability

You want to know that files are accessible and that they’re sync’d. You want a tool that will work for you without fail. That’s why you need a business class file sharing and sync’ing tool like iSync.io. And if you’re already a customer of ours with Kerio Connect, Kerio Control, Kerio Operator, or other solutions we offer you’ll know that when you work with us you get access to not just great tools but to phenomenal support, should you need it.

How to get a free iSync.io Trial

Interested in learning more info such as iSync.io pricing or want to learn more about the features of iSync.io? Visit isync.io and you can get more info as well as sign up for a free trial of iSync.io with no credit card required.