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Three Key Reasons for Cloud Computing in Healthcare

As healthcare and life sciences evolve, organizations in these spaces must capitalize on innovation and efficiency-driving technology to continue to thrive in the next decade. For an increasing number of these organizations, the future is now.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Health and Life Sciences

How to Avoid Google Maps Platform Billing Surprises

If you aren’t vigilant about tracking your usage and spend for Google Maps Platform, you could be in for a big surprise when you get an invoice. In 2018, Google Cloud announced it was changing the way it bills enterprise users for its location-based...

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services, Google Maps Platform, OnSpend

Meet the Deskless Workforce and the Tech Driving it All

Imagine a cloud-free world. From email that’s accessible from any device to streaming music from a cloud service instead of queuing up a CD to doing video chats instead of phone calls, it’s hard to picture a day without the cloud, isn’t it?

Topics: Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

How AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Works

Cloud security is one of the biggest concerns organizations have when considering a move to the cloud. Public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Service (AWS) make this easier with free web services to protect you.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Amazon Web Services

Your Google Maps Platform Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

If you’re a retailer with an online presence, the holiday season is likely your busiest time of the year. Last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales reached close to $14 billion in the United States and are expected to increase this year.

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services, Google Maps Platform

AWS 101: Introduction to Modern Cloud Computing

So you’re ready to start a cloud journey, or at least to start thinking about one. I’m sure you’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of questions you have. What are the pros? What are the cons? What cloud services provider should you use?

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Amazon Web Services

Kansas City: Explore What AWS Direct Connect Offers on Nov. 5

Have you wondered what the differences are between private and public cloud computing infrastructures and how they work together in a hybrid cloud environment? For those in or near Kansas City, we’ve got you (and your questions) covered.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, AWS

The Data Breach Threat: Will You Be Reactive or Proactive?

It’s a harsh reality: attackers of corporate IT change their tactics every day. The bad guys are one step ahead, becoming more clever all the time. We’re forced to catch up. But don't give up. You can proactively reduce your risk of a data breach.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, G Suite

Three Reasons to Consider a Multi-Cloud Strategy

When you make the leap to cloud computing, you’ll likely find yourself learning new lingo when choosing the right solution. Containers. Permissions. Deployment. And maybe even the term, “multi-cloud strategy.” What exactly does that mean? 

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP, AWS

Explore Cloud Solutions at Going Google in Milwaukee

Milwaukee IT pros and business leaders, you don’t have to make a trek to the Silicon Valley to see the latest cloud solutions for infrastructure, workplace cloud collaboration, location-based services, search and cloud-native devices. We’re bringing...

Topics: Events

Public & Private: An AWS Hybrid Cloud Delivers Best of Both Worlds

Whether you’re just starting to consider life in the cloud or have already launched your journey, it is crucial to pause and consider the benefits that a hybrid cloud solution delivers, including bandwidth cost reduction and consistent network...

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Amazon Web Services

INFOGRAPHIC: G Suite's Economic Impact Bolsters ROI

Migrating to G Suite can give your organization a better, faster and smarter way to work. It also delivers measurable gains in productivity, collaboration and innovation. These benefits add up to a noticeable return on investment, too.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Migrating to the Cloud Starts with Exploration

Every process has its early stages. The same goes for migrating to the cloud. You start with targeted investigation and experimentation to test the waters in an attempt to determine if the cloud is a good fit without requiring significant investment.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Cloud Computing Solutions Transform the Modern Workplace

Are your on-premise servers slowing you down? Are you looking to transform but are hesitant to leave the tried and true behind for something new? Maybe it’s time to think about making the leap to the cloud for a better way to work.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Google Chrome, Enterprise Search, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite, GCP, Maps & Location Based Services, Events, Google Maps Platform, Google Cloud Search

Avoiding Data Breaches with Training Can Save Millions

 Data security has been a hot topic in recent years as more big name organizations report costly data breaches. Equifax, Sony, Capital One and Targetare among several billion-dollar corporations to lose sensitive data at the hands of cyber criminals.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP, Amazon Web Services, BetterCloud

Here’s Why You Need Cloud-Based, On-Site Search Today

It’s no secret that search engine optimization (SEO) drives website traffic. But did you know that your on-page internet site search can play an important role in converting those eyeballs into revenue and satisfied customers? Here’s why.

Topics: Enterprise Search, Lucidworks, Products by Onix

Discovering the Advantages of Moving to the Cloud

Could a move to the cloud be in your future? Last year, enterprise spending on IT infrastructure saw a 13% jump while overall cloud infrastructure spending saw an even bigger increase. We’ll break down the true advantages of moving to the cloud.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

Why Should I Consider Building a Social Intranet?

Most of your workers likely are well-versed in communicating and collaborating online via their favorite social media platform. Why not build a similar tool to keep them connecting at work? Enter the cloud-based social intranet.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, LumApps

How the Cloud is Greater than a Hard Drive

In today’s digital age, isn’t it time you moved past the terrifying “low-disk-space warning” when the hard drive on your on-premise server starts to reach capacity? Instead of budgeting for a server replacement, why not think cloud instead?

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP, Amazon Web Services

How to Pass the AWS Solutions Architect Professional Exam

The AWS Solutions Architect Professional exam (SA Pro) is known as one of the most difficult IT certifications to acquire. It’s also one of the most sought-after certifications in the industry. It certainly lives up to its reputation.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, AWS

The Truth Behind the Top 10 Cloud Myths

Cloud computing is here to stay. Gartner predicts that in the next five years, the cloud services industry will grow at nearly three times the rate of overall IT services. But that doesn’t mean cloud myths don’t persist.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

Onix Achieves Advanced Consulting Partner Status with AWS

Leading cloud solutions provider Onix has achieved AWS Advanced Consulting Partner status with Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its AWS Partner Network (APN) program.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, News, AWS

Are You Ready for Cloud Migration and Transformation?

A cloud journey can reshape (and improve) the way you do business. Just ask Railserve Inc., the leading provider of in-plant railcar switching for some of North America's largest and most recognized companies.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

Infographic: Know Your Security Blindspots

If you have employees working in the cloud using various apps, you have security blindspots. You know, hidden dangers to your data and infrastructure that you didn't even know existed. Where do you look for them and how do you fix them?

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

News! Onix & Lucidworks Launch New PaaS Search Solution

Onix has teamed up with partner Lucidworks to offer “FusionReady by Onix.” This Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) version of Lucidworks’ popular Fusion search product gives users a fully implemented instance that runs with minimal resource drain.

Topics: Enterprise Search, News, Lucidworks

Top 4 Threats to Data Loss During Employee Offboarding

What happens when an employee leaves your organization — willingly or not? Without a proper offboarding plan, the aftermath could be disastrous. A recent report suggested that globally, the average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million. 

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, BetterCloud

How AWS Cloud Security Works to Securely Protect Your Data

You have data, you have compliance requirements — and you want to save money and scale quickly, so what are your options when it comes to the cloud? Amazon Web Services (AWS) has you covered with a secure platform based on the services you select.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, AWS

Could You Survive a Day Without the Cloud?

It’s 2019, but the cloud doesn’t exist. For some, this idea is unimaginable. You’ve never known anything else. How could you live without cloud-based email or collaboration or find a new place without Google Maps leading the way?

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Enterprise Search, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, Maps & Location Based Services, Backup and Disaster Recovery

What Can You Do to Slash Cloud Collaboration Risks?

Collaborating in the cloud isn’t just the future of today’s workplace; it’s the here and now. Devices, browsers and infrastructure have combined forces to create a cloud-first workplace, one that’s smarter, better and faster than ever before.

Topics: Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Is Google Chrome Enterprise Right for Your Organization?

What if I said it’s possible to seamlessly connect your company’s devices to the cloud under a single, secure operating system — from employee laptops, desktops and mobile phones and other devices?

Topics: Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

How Do Cloud Solutions Drive Digital Transformation?

Last year, the City of Montreal officials decided to digitally transform the way employees work and collaborate. They wanted to eliminate “obsolete software that no longer meets technological standards” and streamline expanding IT budgets.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Enterprise Search, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite, Maps & Location Based Services, Events, Google Maps Platform, Google Cloud Search

Cloud Collaboration ROI Packs Powerful Punch

How much of an impact can migrating to G Suite make? More than you know. While it might seem like choosing among productivity suites is an apples-to-apples decision, deploying the right one for your organization takes thought and planning.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

The Road to Becoming AWS Certified Is Worth the Journey

Hi friends, Scott Mabe here again. I know we’ve talked about many technical things in my past blogs. Today, we’re going to get more personal and look at your own cloud journey as an AWS-certified IT pro. I’ve traveled that path myself.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, AWS

Google Cloud Search Bridges the Generational Workforce Divide

The generation gap in the workforce is the widest it’s been in history. With people living and working longer, many companies employ workers from across five different generations. Google Cloud Search offers everyone a familiar experience.

Topics: Enterprise Search, Google Cloud Search

OnSpend Helps Manage Your Google Maps Platform Budget

With the exception of cost, the cloud has made the IT environment quicker to manage. While cloud providers like Google Cloud make the process to organize and scale IT infrastructure easier, they haven’t solved how to analyze cost and budgets.

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services, Google Maps Platform, OnSpend

Boost Your Cloud IQ for a Faster, Smarter Way to Work

The traditional office space is changing as cloud computing continues to transform the way organizations operate. The days of working 9-to-5, five days a week at HQ isn’t always the norm. Working at remote locations is on the rise.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Enterprise Search, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, Maps & Location Based Services, Events, LumApps

6 Ways to Keep All Workers in the Loop

The modern workplace has grown far beyond the traditional walls of bricks-and-mortar headquarters. Technology now allows employees to work not just from a desk at the home office, but from anywhere in the world, doing business as usual.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, Events, LumApps

Why DevOps a Needs a Managed Services Provider

Hiring a Managed Services Provider (MSP) is insurance for your IT infrastructure. Combining it with DevOps is the best option to proactively monitor, manage and resolve problems in your cloud environment to make your digital transformation easier.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

Start Your G Suite Adoption with Sponsorship and Evangelism

Change is hard. Change management makes it easier. To get your change management initiative to stick, it needs a strong foundation. That’s where sponsorship and evangelism come in. They are necessary first steps when adopting G Suite.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Futureproof Technology for Tomorrow’s Cloud-First Workplace

In the not-too-distant future, there’s a chance you won’t need to commute to work, at least not every day. Technology and a cloud-connected world are reshaping how we work and connect, upending the traditional 9-to-5 office model.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, Big Data and Machine Learning

The New Google Maps Platform: What Does It All Mean?

Last year Google introduced a new generation of Google Maps, now known as Google Maps Platform. It includes updates designed to make it easier to take advantage of new maps and location-based features. It also includes major billing and pricing...

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services

Onix Makes a Difference in Local Communities

Giving back to the community is part of our culture. In addition to our own charitable non-profit, Onix Outreach, each employee receives a paid Community Service Day once a year giving him or her an opportunity to volunteer on their own or as part...

Topics: News

NEWS: Onix & BetterCloud Expand Service Offerings

Onix announces it’s expanding its partnership with BetterCloud, the leading SaaS Operations Management platform. The company now can deliver services and implementations for new and existing BetterCloud customers.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, News

5 Reasons Why Google Cloud Search Drives Productivity

Has there ever been a time when people haven’t wanted to work faster, smarter and more collaboratively? In today’s fast-paced business world, the drive to increase workplace productivity has been turned up to 11.

Topics: Enterprise Search, Cloud Search

Learn How DevOps and Kubernetes Deliver Real-World Benefits

It’s no secret that using DevOps with cloud projects accelerates development time and lowers costs for development, testing, deployment and operations. But the journey to DevOps doesn’t always start with an infrastructure deployment.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

Explore The Big 3 Benefits of DevOps and Kubernetes

It’s no secret that using DevOps with cloud projects accelerates development time, and lowers costs for development, testing, deployment and operations. Budget Dumpster was already using the Google Maps API for searches on its website as well as...

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Custom App Development, Google Maps Platform, Actifio

Webinar! Avoid Device Downtime and Drive Productivity

Traditional loaner programs can be complex, costly, inflexible and present significant barriers to scale. At large organizations, managing pickups and returns can add up quickly —10% of IT’s time according to an internal study at Google.

Topics: Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Could the Baltimore Ransomware Attack Have Been Prevented?

Baltimore is just the latest city to fall prey to a ransomware attack that took down critical city services on May 7. Shortly before that, it was Greenville, N.C., and just last year, it was the city of Atlanta under attack.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

Tap into AI to Transform Enterprise Search in Cincinnati

Your employees want a more efficient way to find what they are looking for with potentially millions of documents to search each day. Why not use artificial intelligence to provide your organization with a Google-like search experience?

Topics: Enterprise Search, Lucidworks

What the Google Anthos Announcement Means

The talk at Google Next 2019 centered around Google’s introduction of Anthos, an enterprise platform that customers running its managed container services can use to manage multiple cloud or hybrid cloud deployments.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

3 Ways to Optimize Your Business with Location-Based Services

It’s all about location, location, location. If your business relies on people finding you, then a location-based service is what you need. If your employees’ jobs depend on finding places, then it's also what you need.

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services, Google Maps Platform

G Suite vs Microsoft 365: Comparing the Collaboration Tools

When it comes to cloud-based productivity software in the workplace, you generally have two choices: Google’s G Suite and Microsoft Office 365. While most people have had experience with both packages at one time or another during their career, the...

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Grab and Go Devices Save Time and Money

On a daily basis, IT help desks are bombarded with employee requests to fix major and minor device issues. IHS Markit estimates that IT downtime costs a large enterprise $60 million a year. This is where Grab and Go from Google Cloud comes into play.

Topics: Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Get Started with Custom App Development in the Cloud

Are you looking for a new app for the cloud? Do you need your current cloud-native app updated? Or maybe you require expert guidance to educate or lead your existing development teams. For each cloud app need, there is a solution.

Topics: Custom App Development

Why You Should Integrate Search and a Social Intranet

Your employees need to find information. That’s why integrating search into your social intranet is crucial to your business. By adding search to your digital workplace, your employees are able to find answers more easily and with less duplication

Topics: Enterprise Search, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, Cloud Search

One Marketer's Journey: What I Got Wrong About G Suite

Before I came to Onix, I had used G Suite for my freelance work and thought I really understood it. But as it turns out, I had some real misconceptions - one of which was that it was a solution meant for small businesses and solopreneurs.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Identifying, Prioritizing and Managing Risk in an IT Project

Whether your latest information technology project involves installing new hardware, developing software, upgrading your networks, integrating cloud computing or applying business analytics, you need to focus on prioritizing risk.

Topics: Custom App Development, Support

Top 6 Reasons to Move Backup and Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

Cyberattacks. Power outages. Fires. Tornadoes. Floods. These occurrences can happen at any time so you and your business need to be prepared. A loss of data or access to data can cripple an organization and even threaten its short- and long-term...

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Windows Server 2008 R2 End of Life and the Public Sector

On July 9, 2019, Microsoft will drop support for SQL Server 2008 R2 — and Windows Server 2008 R2 on January 14, 2020. Security, product updates and technical support will disappear for organizations using these operating system staples.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, AWS

Onix Expanding Presence in Canada, Planning to Open Montreal Office

Leading cloud solutions provider Onix is expanding its footprint in Canada to better serve its existing customer base as well as address growing demand for its services.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, News

Are You Ready for the G Suite Workplace?

These days, employees aren’t always at their desk or in the office from 9 to 5. Some grab a cup of coffee from their own kitchen and sit down to work in their home office.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Cloud Search Transforms Manufacturing Production Power

Those in every business sector face pressing questions daily. But, to get answers, they’re reluctant to click on links or read long documents to find what they need. They want immediate and accurate results so they can get back to work.

Topics: Enterprise Search, Cloud Search

Cloud Security Blind Spots: How to Recognize and Find Them

Software as a service (SaaS) is the latest technology revolutionizing the way we work. It makes collaboration easier than ever. But as SaaS adoption continues to rise, it also creates hard-to-see threats and unforeseen challenges for IT.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

How to Keep Institutional Knowledge from Walking Out the Door

In the words of Bob Dylan, “The times, they are a changin’.” Baby boomers, stalwarts of today’s workforce, are cleaning out their desks and starting life as retirees. Chances are, they’re taking years of institutional knowledge with them.

Topics: Enterprise Search, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, Cloud Search

Onix Rocks Google Cloud Next 2019

After a whirlwind week at Google Cloud Next 2019, the Onix team has returned with plenty of insights to share. Our team joined clients, Googlers and new connections to celebrate a week of learning and major product announcements.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Enterprise Search, GCP

INFOGRAPHIC: Join the Cloud Computing Revolution!

If you're still working in an on-premise environment, relying on old servers and legacy software, chances are you're facing productivity challenges and increased licensing costs. And what about time and money to keep them running?

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Onix Wins Google Cloud North American Reseller Partner of the Year Award

Onix today announced that it has received the 2018 Google Cloud North American Reseller Partner of the Year award. This award was presented at Google Cloud Next 19, April 9-11, in San Francisco.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, News

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Ways to Spur Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Any time your organization undergoes a major change, you run the risk of hitting an adoption plateau in across your workforce. Making the leap to the cloud for better workplace productivity and is no exception.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Solve Your Cloud Billing and Budget Management Challenges

Don’t let cloud billing and budget management slow down your productivity and efficiency. We know this side of life in the cloud can be confusing, not to mention tedious. That’s why we created a solution that effortlessly integrates with Google...

Topics: Products by Onix

Onix Launches Dedicated Health and Life Sciences Division

Onix is addressing the growing demand for next-generation technology in the health and life sciences industry by introducing its dedicated Health and Life Sciences division. Health and life sciences industry veteran Sunnie Southern has joined Onix...

Topics: News, Health and Life Sciences

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery: Are You Ready to Modernize?

Still relying on on-premise backup and disaster recovery services? It’s time to modernize. The cloud provides the ultimate access and protection to your valuable data when a disaster occurs. Both small businesses and large enterprises rely on the...

Topics: Backup and Disaster Recovery

Is Your Organization Prepared for a Data Disaster and Recovery?

Hardware failure is the leading cause of data loss leading to unplanned downtime. This can cost over $1 million per hour and take days or even weeks to remedy, causing significant loss of time. Keep your vital information protected.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Events

Listen Now! Onix CEO Shares Insights into Cloud Computing Journey

Things are Going Google in Cleveland today here at Onix. And...our President and CEO Tim Needles recently shared his thoughts about the future of cloud computing and the journey our clients take in an interview with Cleveland's WTAM radio.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

Onix Community Service Team Builds Milwaukee Houses

Ever wish you had some free time during the week to volunteer at your favorite charity? Our company’s culture focuses on stepping outside of our own front door and getting involved. That’s why each employee gets a paid Community Service Day.

Topics: News

How to Engage Employees in a Digital Workplace

When you have engaged employees, you also have motivated ones who are eager to contribute to the company’s success. One of the easiest ways to connect them and keep them interested is through a social intranet. What’s that, you ask?

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, Events

Onix & Google Drive Healthcare Cloud Collaboration

Hurley Medical Center has embraced a new way of working through cloud collaboration, moving to a more streamlined, productive and paperless environment. Google and Onix were there for every step of this transformative journey.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Onix Plays Major Role in G Suite Workplace Transformation

What’s it like to work faster, smarter and more collaboratively? Ask the more than 5 million businesses -- including notable Onix clients -- who already have elevated their productivity to workplace cloud collaboration with G Suite.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Five Reasons Why Using The Social Intranet Makes Sense

Searching and gathering information can be a workplace’s worst enemy. Tracking down crucial company information is frustrating and time consuming. In fact, researchers who study worker productivity agree it’s a resource vampire.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Are Your Ready to Start Your Artificial Intelligence Journey?

If you think you’re the last organization in your field to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) in your business, think again. While there’s a definite adoption uptick, not everyone has made the leap. Are you ready to lead the charge?

Topics: Big Data and Machine Learning

Cloud Computing 101: What to Know Before You Migrate

Have you been thinking it's time to change your computing environment? Maybe it's  time become proactive and push aside any hesitation you’ve had about making a transformation and see how cloud computing solutions could solve your IT challenges.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Going Google: How Google Cloud Transforms Any Enterprise

Maybe you’ve just launched your cloud journey. Or perhaps you’ve taken that first big step away from an on-premise environment. Either way, it’s never too late to harness the cloud’s power and transform the way your organization works.

Topics: Google Chrome, G Suite, GCP, Events, Google Maps Platform, Cloud Search

Infographic: The Lowdown on Location-Based Services

The start of a new year is a perfect time to reassess where your cloud journey is taking you. Maybe it needs a new the form of maps, that is. There’s no better time to explore what location-based services have to offer to your...

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services, Google Maps Platform

Simplify Collaboration with Cloud Connected Devices

Henry David Thoreau knew what he was talking about when advising his readers to “Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.” When Google set out to develop a new OS, they introduced the next level of simplified workplace cloud collaboration with Chrome.

Topics: Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

The Onix Top 10: Hot 2018 Cloud News and Trends

From new partners and specializations to increased interest in cloud infrastructure and workplace cloud collaboration, we’ve shared the latest and greatest cloud news and trends here in the Onix blog.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Enterprise Search, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, Equidox, Maps & Location Based Services, News, Google Maps Platform, Cloud Search

Strong Data Accessibility & Recovery Mark New Onix Alliance

Is your data recoverable during unplanned downtime? Thanks to our new strategic partner, Actifio, the world’s leading enterprise Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) software provider, you don’t need to worry about data recovery and data accessibility.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, News

Infographic: Launching Your Enterprise Search Journey

The road to enterprise search can be confusing and time-consuming often can be tough to navigate alone. From securing executive buy-in to getting ready for deployment, this handy “travel guide” will have you launching your enterprise search...

Topics: Enterprise Search

Onix Achieves Google Cloud Location-Based Services Partner Specialization

Onix has achieved the Location-Based Services Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Specialization Program. Onix has proven its expertise and success in building customer solutions in the location-based services field using GCP...

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services, Google Maps Platform

ATB Financial Launches Cloud Collaboration in Banking

When it comes to cloud computing, the banking industry has just started dipping a toe into elevating workplace collaboration to the next level. Canada’s ATB Financial took the leap and built a hive of workplace cloud collaboration with the the help...

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

From On-Prem to Cloud First: Is it Time for a Shift?

A “cloud-first” world is fast becoming the rule, not the exception. In part, it’s thanks to cost increases for on-premise solutions and related licensing. In fact, Microsoft recently has influenced the shift with commercial pricing changes.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Easy as 1, 2, 3: Cloud Search Transforms Info Gathering

The search landscape is changing, and we’re excited to be a part of Google Cloud Search with its new third-party connectivity. Search is easier, more secure and more productive in the cloud. Are you ready to transform how your employees work?

Topics: Enterprise Search, Cloud Search

5 Reasons to Develop Custom Applications in the Cloud

Using the cloud for custom application development has proven to be a superior platform compared with traditional methods. Developers who embrace the cloud are leaders have moved beyond the curve and understand the future of cloud computing.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Custom App Development

DevOps Feedback Loops Keep Cursed Code from Haunting You

Hello again, cloud friends! Scott Mabe here with a real horror story that many of you can relate to. There’s a ghost haunting your technology stack, creating horrific havoc. How? I like analogies, so I'm going to start with one to explain.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

The Search Journey: Are You Ready to Travel Toward Change?

When it comes to all things search, Montreal was abuzz in October with the latest, greatest technologies. Why? Activate, the Search & AI Conference, brought Solr, LucidWorks Fusion machine learning and UX to Canada. Onix was part of it all.

Topics: Enterprise Search, Lucidworks

Chrome Soothes Cloud Endpoint Security Chaos

Recent tech headlines say it all. Media coverage and industry reports paint if not a bleak picture for endpoint admins and businesses, then at least a sobering one. Take a look at the growing evidence of chaos in the realm of endpoints:

Topics: Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

A Digital Transformation Is Within Your Reach. Seize It!

Stop for a moment. Where was your business digitally five years ago, or even three? Has it changed? If you are in the cloud or still relying upon on-premise, legacy applications, maybe it’s time to explore a digital transformation.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Onix Moves Deeper Into Accessibility Marketplace

Onix, creator of the revolutionary, proprietary Equidox PDF conversion software for document accessibility, has further strengthened its position in digital accessibility by bringing onboard accessibility expert Ryan Pugh, formerly of the National...

Topics: Equidox, News, Products by Onix

Maintaining Security and Sanity at Cloud Speed: Code Changes

Hello again, infrastructure pros! I’m back to talk more about staying sane and secure in the cloud. Back in August, we examined using Source Control Management (SCM) to secure your infrastructure. But, that’s just one part of the story.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

Avoid Lost Time and Productivity with Chrome Grab and Go

Accidents happen. Spilled coffee on a keyboard. A forgotten laptop at a hotel. A computer that won’t boot up. Whatever the reason, a computer-less employee zaps productivity. That’s where Grab and Go loaners come into play and save the day.

Topics: Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Locked Down: Google Chrome Delivers Secure Cloud Computing

The last time we discussed Google Chrome here in the Onix blog, we looked at its speed. Now let’s talk security. Simply put...Google Chrome is secure. How secure? Here’s a look at how it provides some of the cloud’s tightest security.

Topics: Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

The Social Intranet in Education: Are You Ready to Connect?

Education is a perfect setting for cloud-based solutions, especially for G Suite users. If you missed our recent webinar about how you can centralize and connect all stakeholders in one place using a social intranet, we’ve got you covered.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, LumApps

Canam Group Inc. Builds Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Longtime IBM Notes users at Canam Group Inc. wanted to work better, smarter and more efficiently, particularly with a scattered, global workforce. But life on the IBM Notes platform hindered efforts at workplace cloud collaboration.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

ATB Financial Builds a Workplace Cloud Collaboration Hive

ATB Financial’s Chief Transformation Officer, Wellington Holbrook, and leadership team had a big question: “How can we transform banking if we don’t transform the way we work?” The Edmonton, Alberta-based bank knew it was time for a change.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Maintaining Security and Sanity at Cloud Speed: Code Repositories

As computing systems and cloud infrastructure keep growing, it's critical that security and documentation don’t fall by the wayside. Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many different cloud contractors and developers.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

A Look at 50+ Google Cloud Platform Updates

Just when you thought Google Cloud Platform couldn’t get more powerful, it did! Here’s the scoop on the Google Cloud Platform news from the 2018 Google Cloud Next event, where the company made 105 product/solution launches and announcements.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

G Suite Updates: Grammar and Security and AI. Oh My!

In the past year, Google has introduced more than 100 changes to G Suite, including those announced last week at Google Cloud Next ‘18. Much is driven by machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the cloud experience.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

G Suite Adoption Plateau? Try Change Management

You’ve begun embracing G Suite in a move away from legacy workplace productivity tools, but you’ve hit an adoption plateau. Don’t worry. It’s not forever. You can get unstuck and propel your organization toward company-wide implementation.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Onix Achieves Google Cloud Specialization

Google Cloud has recognized Onix’s technical proficiency and proven success in Enterprise Collaboration. We are proud to announce we recently achieved the Enterprise Collaboration Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Specialization...

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, G Suite, News

Digital Accessibility for the Blind: It’s a Must

Earlier this month, Onix’s Equidox team immersed ourselves in the world of the visually impaired at the National Federation of the Blind’s (NFB) annual convention and got a close look at how crucial digital accessibility is for the blind.

Topics: Equidox, Products by Onix

Time's Up Webinar: The GSA Expiration Plan You Need Today

Time’s up! The days for your Google Search Appliance (GSA) are numbered. Join Onix and Coveo on Wednesday, Aug. 1, for a 45-minute session to learn what it takes to migrate from the GSA before the expiration date arrives.

Topics: Enterprise Search, Coveo

Auctioneer Places Winning Bid on Secure Cloud Solutions

The internet plays a huge role in today’s secondhand and auction markets. For Toronto-based online auctioneer MaxSold, cloud solutions improved infrastructure, eliminated data backup and recovery challenges and halted DoS website attacks.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Onix Expands Cloud Presence with AWS Solutions

Through our new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), we have expanded our cloud computing infrastructure services to provide our clients with more options on their cloud adoption journey, and assist them in achieving their unique business...

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, News

Onix Shares Enterprise Search Savvy at Coveo Impact ‘18

Onix took its cloud solutions and enterprise search expertise on the road to Coveo Impact 2018 in San Francisco on June 6-8. Our team met with a sold-out crowd of more than 200 attendees at this event. Here are a few highlights.

Topics: Enterprise Search

It’s Not Too Late to Embrace the Social Intranet

Whether you’re exploring the idea of deploying a social intranet in the cloud or you’re looking at new alternatives that pair with G Suite, there’s still time to check out our recent webinar to learn what’s right for your organization.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Google Chrome Offers Speedy Cloud Experience

A couple of months ago, I introduced you to Google Chrome OS and why today’s businesses can benefit from migrating away from Microsoft Windows. Now let’s examine the first of Chrome’s pillars, speed, and what it means for your enterprise.

Topics: Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Custom App Dev Revives Aging Legacy Web Applications

Did you know Chrome and Microsoft Edge don’t support Java, ActiveX controls, toolbars, VBScript and other common legacy apps used on many business websites? So what’s an enterprise to do? Start considering custom app development.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Custom App Development

Google Cloud Platform is Secure for Fed Agencies

Government officials at the federal, state and local levels, if you're wondering if you could deploy Google Cloud Platform within your organization because of security concerns, great news! FedRAMP says Google Cloud Platform is secure.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Is It Time to Migrate to Google Cloud Platform?

From a keen understanding of how to interconnect networks to building bulletproof security and access management protocols, experienced partners know that infrastructure dictates the entire Google Cloud Platform deployment process.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Onix Achieves Google Cloud Infrastructure Partner Specialization

We are pleased to announce Onix's Cloud Consulting practice has achieved the Google Cloud Infrastructure Partner Specialization. Our team has proven its expertise in building solutions in the infrastructure field using Google Cloud Platform.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP, News

Is the Social Intranet Right for My Organization?

Social. Mobile. Smart. That’s how LumApps describes the intranets it builds for Google’s G Suite. If you’ve contemplated building a social intranet at your organization, it’s time to learn more. We have the perfect webinar for you.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Point of View: Sharing Document Accessibility at CSUN 2018

What happens when you get nearly 5,000 global visitors together to explore the latest in assistive technology and practical solutions for people with disabilities in educational, workplace and social settings? Motivation and brain power.

Topics: Equidox

Don’t Hesitate: You Need a GSA Replacement Plan Now

Do you have your GSA replacement lined up? The gold standard of enterprise search, Google Search Appliance, is reaching end of life in 2019. Now is the time to start thinking about your next solution so you can make a seamless transition.

Topics: Enterprise Search

Expanded Enterprise Search Solutions Offered Through Coveo Partnership

LAKEWOOD, OHIO – Onix has expanded its enterprise search offerings to elevate customers to the next level of efficiency and success by joining forces with Coveo Solutions Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-powered search and relevance.

Topics: Enterprise Search, News

Isn’t It Time You Offer Online Document Accessibility?

You’ve built the perfect website with great design and compelling content. But can visitors using assistive technology access this information? Do you offer document accessibility for PDF files housed there so all visitors can view them?

Topics: Equidox

G Suite: Just Say No to Remote Worker FOMO

Increasingly more employees wake up, shower, pour a cup of caffeinated goodness and go to work — in the next room. But, are they logging into G Suite productivity tools to stay connected, or are they feeling excluded from key HQ happenings?

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Secure Cloud Infrastructure Keeps Lawyers Connected

Personal injury law firm Cannon & Dunphy continually faced unacceptable server downtime and inaccessible data. Leadership sought reliable cloud computing infrastructure to keep sensitive client information at the legal staff’s fingertips.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Cloud Solution Gives Top Lab High Data Availability

A research laboratory lacked a disaster recovery plan and high data availability in the event of a network outage. Because of the nature of its work, the lab required a reliable cloud solution now, not in the middle of a data emergency.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

How Do I Build a Solid Enterprise Search Business Case?

All companies have a digital search problem, even yours. It’s not that you don’t have enough information. There’s plenty out there. But, locating it takes time and effort. In fact, think back to the last time you needed to find something.

Topics: Enterprise Search

New Year, Better Tech: Swipe Right on Cloud Solutions

Your servers are dedicated, but that doesn't mean you have to be. They can be costly, unreliable and high maintenance. Who needs that? Not your company. Why not resolve to break up with your servers and give cloud solutions a try in 2018?

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

Top 10 Technology Articles Published on Onix Insights in 2017

Onix Insights covers the hot tech news. Our Top 10 2017 technology articles examined enterprise search, web accessibility and cloud computing innovation. Even our Google G Suite award, new Toronto office and 25th anniversary made the list!

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Enterprise Search, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, Equidox

Onix Trendwatch: Cloud Trends, Happenings and Hot Takes for 2018

A new year brings fresh predictions for what lies ahead in the business. Cloud computing is no exception. As 2017 wraps up, our cloud experts gazed into their cloud crystal balls to share cloud trends they expect to happen in 2018.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Onix Introduces OKEA at Enterprise Search & Discovery

Does your corporation deal with huge volumes of data stored in multiple repositories making information retrieval complicated and frustrating? Onix can help you make a viable business case to help your company solve your search challenges.

Topics: Enterprise Search

GCP Partners with Puppet to Offer Easier Cloud Adoption

Google Cloud recently announced a partnership with Puppet that gives enterprise teams a faster way to deploy applications in the cloud. The partnership will let users reduce IT costs and enjoy GCP services like data analytics capabilities.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Onix Breaks Attendance Record at Annual Client-Partner Conference

Also celebrates 25 years of company success LAKEWOOD, OH – Onix experienced record-breaking attendance at its annual client-partner conference held earlier this month. The event, known as Syzygy, included presentations, training and an event at the...

Topics: News

Q&A: The Ultimate Guide to Moving to the Cloud

Organizations with on-premise data centers face challenges such as costly maintenance issues, limited resources and a lack of competitive edge. Moving your data center to the cloud is a must in today’s fast-paced competitive marketplace.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Onix Lends a Hand to Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area

Team members from Onix’s Toronto office recently used their annual volunteer day to help Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area with their Pinery Trail project. The project’s goal is to provide townhome-style housing for 50 families.

Topics: News

Make Sense of your Location Data with Google Maps

All organizations have location data, and usually a lot of it! This might include information such as fleet driving logs, field reports from the outside sales staff or receipts from business trips and other meetings.

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services

We Rolled Out the Red Carpet for Syzygy by Onix 2017

Onix hosted our annual 2017 Syzygy event to align our customers, partners and guests for discussions, collaboration and fun! We rolled out the red carpet to celebrate our 25th anniversary. See our top ten list from this memorable event!

Topics: Events

Video: Optimize Your Resources with Machine Learning

Did you know that machine learning has been around for 50 years? This short video provides insights into machine learning today, and explains how even small businesses can optimize their resources with machine learning and Google Cloud Platform.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

Onix Adds Staff and New Toronto Office

Extends technology services to more Canadian customers LAKEWOOD, OH – Onix, a developer and provider of cloud computing solutions and consulting services, expanded its footprint by opening an office in downtown Toronto to serve clients throughout...

Topics: News

Join Onix at Lucidworks' Lucene/Solr Revolution 2017

Onix is proud to be a Lucidworks partner and sponsor of Lucene/Solr Revolution 2017, the biggest open source conference dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr. The conference will be packed with technical sessions, developer content, and user case studies.

Topics: Enterprise Search

Furthering Education Technology by Embracing Cloud Solutions

The Office of Educational Technology believes that technologies available today provide “an opportunity to create a system of higher education that provides excellent education and ensures even greater equity for our students tomorrow.”

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Powered by AI: Best Practices in Cognitive Search

Artificial intelligence is making its way into everything, and search is no exception. In fact, the term enterprise search is going by the wayside. Gartner calls it "insight engines" and Forrester calls it "cognitive search and knowledge discovery."

Topics: Enterprise Search

Onix Offers Solutions for Electronic Logging Device Final Rule

LAKEWOOD, OH – Onix, a leading technology product and solutions provider, announced that the company will now offer services and consulting to transportation companies and carriers that are impacted by the electronic logging device (ELD) rule.

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services, News

Data Redaction Among Top GCP Security Features

Google Cloud continues to address the robust cloud security and compliance needs of today’s IT leaders. To remain a top competitor in the cloud computing space, Google announced new security features for the Google Cloud Platform and G Suite.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, G Suite, GCP

Maximizing Collaboration Can Fuel Innovation and Success

It was Henry Ford who said “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.” To win in today’s marketplace, you must create an environment of collaboration and innovation for your employees.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Stryker Finds Data Quickly and Wins in the Marketplace

To expand on the white paper Cut Waste and Improve Product Development Processes, Onix spoke with Hannes Rau, Stryker Instruments' Manager of New Product Development Systems, who recently led an enterprise search implementation.

Topics: Enterprise Search

Infographic! Improving Product Development Processes

Manufacturing competition is fierce. To win you need to accelerate speed to market, ensure product quality and increase productivity. Yet, inefficiencies lie within your product development processes that may threaten your success.

Topics: Enterprise Search

Onix Sponsors Medical Capital Innovation Competition

LAKEWOOD, OH – Onix, a top Google Cloud Premier Partner reselling the entire Google Cloud portfolio, announced today that the company is a Gold Sponsor of the inaugural Medical Capital Innovation Competition.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, News

Onix Named to “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management”

LAKEWOOD, OH — Onix was recently named as one of the “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management 2017” by KMWorld Magazine. The list recognizes companies that help customers turn vast amounts of data into actionable, usable knowledge.

Topics: News

Fostering Industry 4.0 Growth and Innovation

Today's digitized world demands a different way of thinking in business. That's where Industry 4.0 comes in. Modern manufacturing leaders need to explore and use Industry 4.0 principles to differentiate their products and gain additional market...

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Video! Deliver Innovative, Quality Products Fast to Market

Ever wonder how competitors are beating you to market with innovative, quality products? This video explores the insidious inefficiencies that may lie within your product development process that can be disrupting and impeding your success.

Topics: Enterprise Search

White Paper! Improve Your Product Development Processes

Manufacturers are sitting on massive stores of product development data, which resides in disparate systems within organizations. Engineers are wasting time looking in multiple places for this data to support the product development process.

Topics: Enterprise Search

Cloud Computing Takeaways and Tips from Google Next ‘17

Business leaders are well aware that cloud-based operating models are a must to prepare for new opportunities in the digital business era. Google hosted Google Next ‘17 in an effort to gather the foremost minds leading the cloud revolution.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

White Paper! Sparking Innovation to Excel in Industry 4.0

Manufacturers need to differentiate themselves to prevent the commoditization of their products and services. Innovation processes can produce this advantage, but as the Industry 4.0 era continues, they must adapt to prevent its erosion.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Onix Named 2016 Google Cloud Partner for G Suite Customer Success

Award Recognizes Onix’s Commitment to Going Above and Beyond for Customers LAKEWOOD, OH — Onix today announced that it has received the Google Cloud 2016 North American Partner Award for G Suite Customer Success.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, News

Equidox by Onix™ Now Includes PDF Export Functionality

LAKEWOOD, OH – Onix announced the addition of PDF Export functionality to its Equidox by Onix™ software. The enhanced functionality was developed for professionals who struggled to convert PDFs into accessible versions that support WCAG 2.0 and...

Topics: Equidox, News

Equidox Product Offering Now Includes PDF Conversion Services

LAKEWOOD, OH – Onix introduces PDF conversion services as an extension of its PDF conversion software, Equidox by Onix™. Organizations can now outsource the cumbersome task of converting PDFs into accessible web content to Onix experts.

Topics: Equidox, News

Top 10 Technology Articles as Published on Onix Insights

Here is a list of the top 10 technology articles published right here on Onix Insights. The most popular stories covered topics ranging from enterprise search to web accessibility to innovation through cloud computing and so much more.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Enterprise Search, Equidox, Maps & Location Based Services

Keyword Search Dissatisfaction and Machine Learning Among Top Trends

Search is undergoing an era of great transition. To better understand the trends driving the industry to a whole new place, Onix video interviewed its Search Engagement Manager — Bryan McKay — at the KMWorld conference.

Topics: Enterprise Search

iVEDiX Works with UNAIDS on Goal to end HIV by 2030

The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to affect Kenya’s population. The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) needed a seamless digital business platform in the HIV Situation Room in Kenya to compile data and assign resources effectively.

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services, Google Maps Platform

Cloud Migration for Large Enterprises Will Almost Double

“The cloud debate is over,” declared global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co in a recent report. Companies are moving significant portions of their IT workloads to the cloud in an effort to reduce time to market and improve quality.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Google Drive: Collaborating and Sharing in Today’s World

Working collaboratively today is essential. Instead of email attachments, with Google Drive you can quickly share files and folders — or easily add them to a Gmail message. Google Drive provides a richer, more efficient user experience.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Time to Rethink Innovation and Cloud Security with Google

Could the cloud be more secure than data centers? For companies considering a workload migration to the cloud, security is always critical. Google security experts addressed these concerns during a recent roundtable.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Let Modern Search Solutions Be the Brains of Your Organization

Seeking to evaluate how organizations access knowledge using search solutions to find data and uncover new insights, Mindbreeze commissioned the Forrester Consulting report: Let Modern Search Solutions be “The Brains” of Your Organization.

Topics: Enterprise Search

Opprove Workflow by Onix™ Named a 2016 Trend-Setting Product by KMWorld

LAKEWOOD, OHIO - Sept. 1, 2016 - Opprove Workflow by Onix™ has been named a Trend-Setting Product of 2016 by KMWorld, the leading publisher serving the knowledge management, content management and document management markets.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, G Suite, News

Understanding Search Options in the Post-GSA World

Google’s choice to discontinue the Google Search Appliance and innovate in the cloud for an enterprise search solution aligns with its strategy and goals. But for GSA users, the switch brings questions. Will we stay with the appliance. . . ?

Topics: Enterprise Search

Cloud Security Creates Safest and Best Place For Data

As cloud adoption grows, insecurity about cloud IT security persists, in many cases inhibiting optimal performance. Fortunately the opposite also is true: companies with high trust in the cloud outperform less-trusting peers on multiple measures.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Google Chrome, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite, GCP

Confidence in Cloud Computing Technology Drives Business

Companies that tread lightly with cloud computing technology could be at a disadvantage. This study by the Economist Intelligence Unit suggests that organizations which demonstrate a high level of trust in cloud computing perform better financially.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Slideshow! Online Retailers Cut Shopping Cart Abandonment

Online retailers are looking for ways to reduce shopping cart abandonment. To cut down on shoppers leaving while items remain in the cart, savvy retailers are adopting data visualization tools, including the Google Places Autocomplete API.

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services

Must-Have Resources When Shortlisting Collaboration Tools

If you’re shortlisting collaboration tools that will boost workforce productivity, then G Suite is likely among your top contenders. But since there is so much to consider, we've compiled this resource hub to help you during your software and...

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

WCAG 2.0 AA Expert Weighs In On the PDF Vs. HTML Debate

LAKEWOOD, OH – July 7, 2016 – Nearly 1 billion people worldwide live with some form of disability. Many organizations are making their web content accessible to this audience by conforming to WCAG 2.0 AA — the W3C’s standard for web accessibility.

Topics: Equidox, News Moves Toward Full WCAG 2.0 AA Conformance

Booking flights with Swiss International Airlines will become easier for passengers with disabilities. That’s because the airline made its website fully accessible to blind and visually impaired visitors and users with other physical limitations.

Topics: Equidox, News

Making Content Web Accessible Raises Course Pass Rate for Disabled Students

From e-courses and catalogs to admission forms and syllabi, university content is proliferating. These documents need to be web accessible for all — even to students with disabilities. However, faculty is accustomed to creating content as...

Topics: Equidox, Products by Onix

Video! Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment and Increase Sales

Complexity in the online checkout process leads to shopping cart abandonment. That’s when customers put items in their online shopping carts but leave before completing the purchase. So what steps should retailers take to reduce abandonment?

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services

Enhancing Video Accessibility and SEO with Captioning

By 2020, digital video will likely surpass television in popularity, predicted YouTube Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl earlier this year. While online video viewership grows, access for people with disabilities lags behind even television.

Topics: Equidox, News

Smartphone Accessibility Is Not So Smart. . . Yet!

Israeli nonprofit Beit Issie Shapiro and hands-free tech developer Sesame Enable are working to change that, developing smartphones that motor-impaired users can operate with head movements rather than voice or touch commands.

Topics: Equidox, News

Webinar! Cloud-Based Research Drives Genomics Discovery

Cloud computing is the framework behind many of the technologies we use daily. Mobile apps, streaming content and SaaS solutions are just three examples. But the cloud is also a key enabler in the quest to find cures for devastating diseases.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Opprove: The Workflow App to Boost Corporate Efficiency

It’s clear that today's business leaders strive to turn corporate efficiency into a competitive advantage and that many have identified a workflow app as a key tool to propel their business forward. However for organizations using G Suite, the...

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, G Suite

Atmosphere Digital: Rethinking Security In The Cloud

Join Google security experts and customers as they share their vision for a safer Internet during Google’s Atmosphere Digital: Rethinking Security in the Cloud. Discover how Google’s innovative security technology meets the unique challenges of...

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure

NFL Teams Commit to Web Accessibility and WCAG 2.0 AA

Since its early years, the NFL has emphasized fan engagement and accessibility. Innovations such as “Monday Night Football” and Super Bowl halftime shows have helped the league surpass baseball as the nation’s most popular sport.

Topics: Equidox, News

PDF vs HTML: Which is the Best Route to Reach WCAG 2.0

Whether you work for a government agency, educational institution or for-profit business, your organization is likely en-route to destination WCAG 2.0 AA — the W3C’s standard for web accessibility. During your journey, you’ll probably encounter many...

Topics: Equidox

Retail Technology Builds Customer Engagement From the Inside Out

Retailers that want to deliver seamless and satisfying shopper experiences across channels need to first build a robust digital culture internally, according to Drea Alphonso, a program manager for Google.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, G Suite

Opprove — a Workflow Process Tool for Google Apps Users

LAKEWOOD, OH - May 16, 2016 – Onix announced  the launch of a new product. Opprove by Onix is an easy-to-use workflow process tool that allows Google Apps for Work users to create a workflow without requiring programming skills or other IT support. 

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, G Suite, News

Lean Manufacturing Tools Power a Successful Journey

You know lean manufacturing tools eliminate sources of waste. But it may come as a surprise that enterprise search reduces re-work, parts proliferation and more. Browse these resources to see how accessible data can help you along your lean journey....

Topics: Enterprise Search

Webinar: Using Cloud Computing for Faster Discovery

Webinar: Using Cloud Computing for Faster Discovery: How the NIA took Parkinson’s Research to the Cloud. Our customer the National Institute on Aging (NIH/NIA) will discuss a Parkinson's study they performed on Google Cloud.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Events

Onix, Mindbreeze Partner to Help Organizations Find Data

LAKEWOOD, OH – April 19, 2016 – Onix has announced a partnership with Mindbreeze to provide enterprise search solutions. Mindbreeze products make finding relevant information from corporate data and the Internet both fast and intuitive.

Topics: Enterprise Search, News

Onix Named North American G Suite Partner of the Year

LAKEWOOD, OHIO - March 22, 2016 — Google Cloud has named Onix its 2015 North America Partner of the Year for G Suite. The award was presented at Teamwork, Google’s Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite, News

Resource Hub: Visual Communications Trends & Tips

Welcome to Onix's Visual Communications content hub. We've compiled all our materials into one place for your convenience. With this information you can navigate through the dizzying array of digital signage options available in the market.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Google Chrome

Google Cloud White Paper: The Evolving Role of the CIO

Mobility and the cloud rank as the most critical technologies in the workplace today. They also transform the role of the CIO as IT becomes a strategic partner in the business and shifts from enforcer to enabler. Read and boost innovation.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Video: Simple, Secure and Practical Visual Communications

Steve Holly, Onix’s solutions engineering director, provides insights into the latest in visual communications: Google and Onix’s turnkey digital signage solution. You’ll see how it enables simple, secure and budget friendly digital signs.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Google Chrome

Slideshow! Find Insights in Your Data with 5 Mapping Tools

If you're using SAP BusinessObjects or other ERP system, then you have a lot of data that can help you make informed decisions. Find out how to empower anyone in your organization to easily map that information and surface unique insights.

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services

WCAG Resources: Get Informed and Become Compliant

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative established a set of guidelines titled WCAG 2.0 in response to regulations legally mandating organizations to make online content accessible to people with hearing, cognitive and visual impairments.

Topics: Equidox Says Google Apps Wins at Real Time Collaboration

New app enhancements were released last week for Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Work. James A. Martin, the author of's Living the Tech Life Blog, reviewed both and declared Google Apps the winner of real time collaboration.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Onix Expands Cloud Computing Offering to US Government

LAKEWOOD, OHIO - Jan. 28, 2016 - Google’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) designation allows U.S. government agencies to use Google Cloud PaaS and SaaS products (Google Apps, Apps Unlimited and App Engine).

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, News

WEBINAR! Creating Web Accessibility for Higher Education

An estimated 11 percent of undergraduate students on campuses today have a disability which keeps them from viewing or interacting with certain web content. Ensuring that these students have equal access to technology is a complex challenge.

Topics: Equidox

Video! Go Beyond the Spreadsheet. Map Your Data Now

Maps can take your business information — things like sales data, customer location, vendor location — and transform it into not just business intelligence, but location intelligence — to be understood more quickly, thoroughly and easily. Whether...

Topics: Maps & Location Based Services

Plain Dealer's Tech Czar Cheers Onix’s Growth, Evolution

"Hip, hip hooray for Onix..." by Michael DeAloia, The Plain Dealer's "Tech Czar," congratulated Onix on its surge of revenue and employee growth. The article highlighted Onix's partnership with Google in both enterprise and government markets.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, News Questions MS Office 365 Collaboration Capabilities

In the recent article Office 365 Fails at Collaboration, InfoWorld executive editor Galen Gruman reviews Microsoft 365 and calls into question its collaboration functionality. But collaboration is key to your organization's success.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, G Suite

WSJ Tech Report: MS Office Can’t Keep Up with Google Docs

Wall Street Journal personal tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler put Microsoft Office 2016 head-to-head against Google Docs to determine a champ when it comes to real-time collaboration. He found that MS Office can’t keep up.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Onix Ranked Among Top 100 Cloud Service Providers for 2015

LAKEWOOD, OHIO - Sept. 24, 2015 - Onix ranks among the world’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Penton’s fifth-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The list is based on survey data and input from Penton Technology’s Channel editors.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, News

White Paper Explores Product Development Inefficiencies

LAKEWOOD, OH — Aug. 27, 2015 — A mere one in seven new product initiatives launch successfully according to Booz Allen Hamilton. A new white paper makes it clear that product development inefficiencies are disrupting manufacturers' success.

Topics: Enterprise Search, News

Video! Stryker Sharpens Its Edge Using Enterprise Search

In this video interview from Klaus Welte, Vice President of Global R&D, you can learn how enterprise search is helping Stryker Instruments save time, eliminate duplication, ramp up a dynamic workforce and return $4 for every $1 invested.

Topics: Enterprise Search

Video! Stryker Instruments Explains Why Enterprise Search

Challenged with locating data and experiencing redundant rework and product duplication, Stryker Instruments — a global medical device company — turned to an enterprise search solution for help. The VP of R&D provides insights in this video.

Topics: Enterprise Search

Lawler Earns Digital Signage Certified Expert Designation

LAKEWOOD, OH — June 29, 2015 — Onix’s John Lawler has earned the Digital Signage Certified Expert (DSCE) designation from the Digital Signage Experts Group. The certification empowers Lawler to help customers meet their digital signage goals.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Google Chrome, News

Video! Engineering Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Onix caught up with Michael Walton, Head of Google Manufacturing, at a recent event to talk about the engineering challenges companies face when searching for data. In this video Michael presents recommendations for how to overcome them.

Topics: Enterprise Search

Onix Supports Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way

LAKEWOOD, OH —  June 15, 2015 — Congratulations to Onix’s Mike Pierce, who participated in the Bass Classic held by the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. He and his Pro partner, Austin Dunlap, finished 6th among 28 pro/am teams.

Topics: News

Creating a Culture of Innovation: Ideas that Work at Google

Some of the most common questions that Google gets from CEOs are: How does Google innovate? Can innovation be planned? Can it be taught? There is no secret formula, but this perspective shares Google’s innovation principles.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

3 Ways to Build the New Workplace in the New Digital Age

Sometime in the last decade, we crossed into a fresh phase of the digital era. A new generation of organizations born in the cloud — like Airbnb, Snapchat, Uber and Zillow — are using entirely new business models to disrupt the status quo.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Slideshow! Google Manufacturing Event — Rewound

Manufacturers are under continuous pressure to decrease time to market. Knowledge workers who drive initiatives must have instant access to data across their enterprises. Yet, for most information is scattered among disparate repositories.

Topics: Enterprise Search

Cultivating An Engaged and Collaborative Workforce

In order to win in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, business leaders must cultivate an engaged, productive and collaborative workforce. Yet, a mere 13 percent of today’s employees are engaged in their jobs according to Gallup research.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Slideshow! Digital Signage Technologies & Best Practices

With an annual growth rate of 6.1% per year, the digital signage market is projected to reach $20 billion in volume by 2020. This amazing growth has spawned new technologies that help communicators interact with audiences like never before.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Google Chrome

G Suite Grows Right Along with Garland Industries

Last week, we looked at how a pharmaceutical manufacturer is using G Suite to improve collaboration, reduce costs and streamline projects. Today, we’ll look at another manufacturer that is an innovator in their industry.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Onix CEO Speaks at the OHTec IT Speed Networking Event

LAKEWOOD, OHIO - April 27, 2015 - Onix Founder and CEO Tim Needles spoke to students and young professionals about working in the technology industry at the IT Speed Networking event hosted by OHTec (Ohio Technology Consortium) on April 15.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, News

How to Overcome Today's Digital Signage Challenges

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign...” The Five Man Electrical Band must have seen into the future when they wrote that line in their song “Signs”. Everywhere you look today there are bright, colorful digital signs advertising the latest offers.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Google Chrome

G Suite Takes Manufacturer Into the Next 140 Years

Building on Google’s recent white paper series on the Drive for Innovation in the modern workplace, let’s explore how an Onix customer is putting these principles to work to help improve collaboration, reduce costs and streamline projects.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

State-of-the-Art-Leadership: Using Tech to Solve Challenges

Today's business leader is a technologist, choosing the best tools to innovate in a hyper-competitive, data-driven market. More than 80 percent of CEOs identify technological advances as the number one trend transforming businesses globally.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Working the Way You Live: What the Office Can Learn From the Smartphone

What if you could make people as productive at work as they are in their personal lives? Perhaps that sounds a little funny. But we live in “the new digital age” — an age that is naturally mobile, connected and collaborative.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

INFOGRAPHIC! Discover Easy and Powerful Digital Signage

Chances are, you’ve heard of some of the incredible benefits of digital signage. The opportunity to increase sales, improve workplace safety and inspire disengaged employees through electronic signs can ultimately boost your bottom line.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Google Chrome

Google and Onix Recapped the Digital Signage Expo (DSE)

LAKEWOOD, OH - March 16, 2015 - Google and Onix recapped the Digital Signage Expo in a Google Hangout. Attendees heard the latest news, technologies and tools presented at DSE 2015 and asked experts questions. View the recording.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Google Chrome, News

Get Fresh Ideas and Capture the Benefits of Digital Signage

While a busy schedule or limited budget may have kept you from attending Digital Signage Expo 2015 (DSE), you don’t have to miss the latest industry news, technologies and tools. Google and Onix recapped the conference in a Google Hangout.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Google Chrome

The Digital Workplace: Changing How You Do Business

Many think the digital workplace is being able to work on multiple platforms; mobile devices, handheld tablets, and different computer operating systems. But it is so much more than that. It is truly changing how companies conduct business.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Equidox Meets Web Accessibility Standards - WCAG 2.0 AA

LAKEWOOD, OH - Dec. 2, 2014 - Onix launches Equidox™, which converts PDFs to HTML that is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and other government Acts around the world.

Topics: Equidox, News

Onix Ranked Among Top Cloud Service Providers for 2014

LAKEWOOD, OH - Nov. 6, 2014 - Onix ranks among the world’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers, according to the fourth-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The Top 100 CSPs generated more than $23.4 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2013.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, News

Onix Deploys Global Manufacturer to G Suite

LAKEWOOD, OH - Aug. 20, 2014 - Onix has completed the move of more than 25,000 users at Whirlpool Corporation to G Suite. More than 20,000 went live on June 16, with the remainder of users migrating over the next two months.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite, News

Onix Moves the University of Notre Dame to Google Apps

LAKEWOOD, OH - Aug. 11, 2014 - Onix deployed the University of Notre Dame faculty and staff to Google Apps for Education on Tuesday, June 17. Faculty and staff are now joining Notre Dame students who have been using Google Apps since 2008.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite, News

Onix Acquires Capital Technology Partners, Inc.

LAKEWOOD, OH - July 8, 2014 - Onix acquired Capital Technology Partners, Inc. (CT Partners) of Ontario, Canada. CT Partners’ expertise with both Google Search Appliance and product development will contribute toward Onix’s technology offerings.

Topics: Enterprise Search, News

NEOSA Names Onix Best Among 900 IT Services Companies

LAKEWOOD, OH - April 23, 2014 - Onix was named Best IT Services Company 2014 by the Northeast Ohio Software Association (“NEOSA”), COSE’s technology network of nearly 900 technology companies. The award was presented at a dinner on April 17.

Topics: News

Onix Named Global Partner of the Year for Google Search

LAKEWOOD, OH - March 18, 2014 - Google Enterprise named Onix as the 2013 Global Partner of the Year for Search and also North American Partner of the Year for Search. The awards were presented at the Google Enterprise Global Partner Summit.

Topics: Enterprise Search, News

Onix Wins Celestica Total Cost of Ownership Supplier Award

LAKEWOOD, OH - July 25, 2013 - Onix was awarded a 2012 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO) Supplier Award from its customer — Celestica. The awards program recognizes suppliers that demonstrate excellence in quality, technology and service.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, G Suite, News

CBC Moves 12,000 Accounts to G Suite in 90 Days

With a goal to reduce infrastructure and improve collaboration, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation moved to G Suite. G Suite was the right solution based on cost, proven service level and availability guarantee and so much more.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite, News

Onix Awarded at Google Enterprise Global Partner Summit

LAKEWOOD, OH - March 22, 2013 - At the company’s first annual Enterprise Global Partner Summit held in Mountain View, CA, Feb. 26-28, Google recognized its top Enterprise partners of 2012. Onix was the recipient of several awards including...

Topics: Enterprise Search, G Suite, Maps & Location Based Services, News

Drive for Work Labs... Transforming Your Business!

Google has recently rebranded its corporate division as Google for Work, communicating to companies worldwide that they are adjusting the Corporate Google offering to be tailored more to solutions that meet the needs of organizations today.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration

Creating Accessible Content: The Necessity is Growing

Information is the center of organizational activities. But what if information is inaccessible to a certain group of users? Facing moral obligations and potential government fines, organizations are looking for ways to create accessible content.

Topics: Equidox

The Value of a First Impression from Your Email Signature

As more companies embrace Google Apps, we are seeing a surge in demand for custom applications. Companies are realizing the potential within the Google Cloud Platform. One common requests we get is for a standard email signature creator tool.

Topics: G Suite, Custom App Development

Avoiding Mobile Landmines with Google Drive for Education

The invasion of technology into the classroom at all levels of education continues unabated. With this infusion of technology into the classroom, the job duties of a CIO or IT director of an education institution have exploded exponentially.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

Transformation Tip: Go All in With Google and Succeed

It is not enough these days for IT to deploy the best cloud computing tools to the organization. Today, the business units are introduced much earlier in the deployment process, and not just as a pilot or a project for early adopters.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

Agile Software Development Process Drives Success

Software development is an exacting process. One inherent risk is building an application that does not meet the customer’s expectations. In order to minimize this risk, a methodology needs to be in place to drive successful project results.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Custom App Development

Congratulations! You've Gone Google. Now What?

Your project team has successfully accomplished the task of migrating to G Suite; congratulations! While moving your infrastructure into the cloud is a great achievement, getting your users to adopt the new tools can be a task of its own.

Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

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