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Culture | August 6, 2020 by Softchoice
This July, we celebrated our third annual Social Impact Month.   At Softchoice, July serves as a rallying point for every person in the company to generate meaningful impact. With the unprecedented events of this year, it was more important than ever that we looked to better support the communities in which we live and work while building a more giving and compassionate culture.   Although our […]
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Culture | July 27, 2020 by Softchoice
Toward the end of February, the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic was becoming more evident to the Softchoice leadership team. Our People and Growth leaders knew they would need an agile response to keep our people and our customers safe.    Our business continuity plans to address technology redundancy were in place.  As a result of processes that had been in place for 3 years, we were perhaps ahead of most in our ability to move to a full remote work […]
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Cloud | July 24, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
We have seen incredible and rapid change in recent times. The idea of “digital transformation” for instance has seen its definition shift dramatically. For a long time, most of us accepted that the concept involved a long-term strategy to adopt new technologies that would help us to modernize business processes, achieve greater efficiency and in […]
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Cloud | July 22, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
As we announced last Monday, Softchoice has been recognized as the Microsoft’s Canada Partner of the Year for 2020. We are honored to have been ranked among Microsoft’s best commercial channel partners in Canada and to be recognized for excellence in delivering enterprise-grade solutions and services across the entire Microsoft technology stack. “Being named Microsoft’s […]
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Collaboration | July 21, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
If you’re prioritizing the acceleration of remote work right now, how are you delivering fast, spread out and great experiences every time? Coming out of the acute crisis climate of COVID-19, many organizations faced the struggles of forced change, but also found some upside in the disruption. Now is a time of both urgency and […]
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Cloud | July 16, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
As organizations prepare to rebuild and re-invent in the wake of COVID-19, there is little doubt we are entering new territory. While unlocking new efficiencies and streamlining operations will be important, organizations in every industry will need to think beyond reducing costs. There will be a pressing need to find new ways to deliver their […]
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Cloud | July 15, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Cloud migration often comes across as an immediate win for organizations, making infrastructure simpler and less expensive to manage. In truth, making the move to a public cloud provider like Microsoft Azure can be a complex, protracted process. In many cases, expert guidance makes the difference between success and failure. Cloud transitions often don’t succeed […]
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Cloud | July 13, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Cloud adoption has been on a trajectory of steady acceleration for several years. At the end of 2019, our own cloud adoption research found that two-thirds of IT leaders surveyed intended to take a “cloud-first” posture for new applications and workloads. Furthermore, while the global pandemic has disrupted technology plans and budgets, in many cases […]
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Cloud | July 8, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
From grocery store clerks to physicians and nurses, COVID-19 made us keenly aware of the people on the front lines ensuring life would go on, and that we were kept safe.  According to a series of new studies, businesses of all sizes are starting to look at the cloud as a new kind of essential service. With the shift to remote work and digital operations, innovation in the cloud has […]
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Cloud | June 23, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Your organization has implemented cloud services like infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) or platform-as-a-service (PaaS) in your environment. You are considering taking a cloud-first approach for new workloads, making cloud the new standard for application delivery. Due to current economic pressures, you have a mandate to maximize efficiency and bring costs under control. You may also be tasked […]
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Culture | June 17, 2020 by Softchoice
In 1989, Jone Panavas founded Softchoice along with David Holgate to make it easier for businesses to source and acquire hard–to–find software products. Jone and David set out to make Softchoice a different kind of company from the very beginning, one where inclusiveness was a core tenet and employees were encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work.   While the technology landscape has become far more complex in the last 30 years, another […]
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Cloud | June 16, 2020 by Jennifer Reed
Whether or not you agree that OK Computer, the third album by the English rock band Radiohead released in 1997, deserved its critical acclaim, know that the Library of Congress had already deemed the album “critically, historically, or aesthetically significant” when it was included in the National Recording Registry in 2014. What cannot be disputed […]
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While some IT organizations were better prepared than others, none would have predicted just how vital remote working would be to the business in 2020. Seven in 10 IT leaders are now saying remote working requirements are having a permanent impact on budgets, staffing and policies. Nearly 40% of CEOs say “improving the remote work […]
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Collaboration | June 2, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
  Videoconferencing technology isn’t new, but it has experienced a distinct rise in popularity and strategic importance  as many more organizations shift to remote work.  A flash survey of 550 U.S. employers in March 2020 and found that 67% of them were in the process of allowing more workers to telecommute. As these working arrangements […]
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  An Interview with Softchoice’s SVP of IT, Jeff Reis When Canada’s most valuable public company Shopify announced it was going “digital by default,” it was a clear sign that the brick-and-mortar office era was forever changed. “We cannot go back to the way things were. This isn’t a choice. This is the future,” tweeted […]
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Collaboration | May 28, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act are two pieces of legislation that have been adopted and implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States. Together, they aim to provide the public with greater access to 9-1-1 emergency services while also improving emergency response outcomes. The legislation affects US-based manufacturers, managers and operators […]
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Cloud | May 25, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
The Softchoice Virtual Discovery Expo (VDX) 2020 has now wrapped. Over 2,000 people registered to hear from Softchoice and our exhibitor partners about the areas driving their digital transformation today. This year, our full-day virtual tech expo happened in a much different context than the inaugural event in 2019. Attendees took away an important message: […]
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Cloud | May 21, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Part 2 of our 2-part series on Driving Efficiency through Infrastructure Optimization. Read Part 1 “Where to Find Cost Savings in Your Cloud or Data Center Environment ” In the response to the current global crisis, short-term cost reductions have been prioritized by many  organizations looking to keep their businesses viable during the economic downturn.  […]
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Cloud | May 20, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Part 1 of our 2-part series on Driving Efficiency through Infrastructure Optimization. Read Part 2, “How to Add to Your IT Environment without Adding Costs.”  For IT departments, the mandate to do more with less and get the most out of technology investments isn’t new. But today there’s much more pressure to find and seize […]
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In the initial response to COVID-19 most organizations focused on enabling and stabilizing remote access, collaboration, security and network capabilities. As new financial pressures present themselves, leaders in every vertical are now looking for immediate steps they can take to reduce spending. The Spiceworks State of IT Report 2020 finds that software and cloud-based services […]
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Cloud | April 29, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Events of the past few months have forced organizations to make technology changes and investments that they weren’t expecting or that were planned for further in the future. In short order, new priorities supplanted existing plans, with long-term transformation projects paused in favor of immediate actions to adjust to new operating environments and  ensure business […]
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Cloud | April 23, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Why do so many software projects overrun their budgets and timelines, or even fail altogether? While there are many possible causes, from the technical to the cultural, the most common include inadequate communication, lack of collaboration and difficulty adapting to the specific skills and demands of cloud computing. For example, imagine a system administrator who […]
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Each year, Softchoice hosts the Innovation Executive Forum, meeting with hundreds of CIOs and senior IT leaders at exclusive events across North America. We capture the best insights in an annual report to share what our IEF members have on their minds and what they’ve learned. Before we get into this year’s report, we wanted […]
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Collaboration | April 21, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
The recent surge in full-time remote workers is putting corporate networks under unusual stress. More people than ever are connecting through virtual private networks (VPNs), taking frequent video calls or meetings and accessing business applications from outside the office. Without a LAN/WAN infrastructure designed and optimized for the new all-remote workforce, poor connectivity and degraded […]
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Cloud | April 13, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
For organizations responding to the global health crisis, remote work is a direct and immediate requirement for business continuity. In these last few weeks, IT departments have been striving toward this goal. But for end users, lack of access to work applications may be impeding their return to full productivity after the shift to working […]
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The unanticipated changes forced by the global health crisis haven’t been easy for any organization. As an initial response to the situation, many IT leaders and executives had to shift their workforce to all-remote work, whether they were ready or not. Now, many are looking ahead to new challenges as their organizations work to stabilize […]
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Collaboration | April 1, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
  When “business as usual” is disrupted, organizations must address these priorities: Keeping employees and customers safe while sustaining operations   Enabling a remote workforce for the short and long term   Ensuring the business continuity plan is ready for this or any situation  To address the human and business impact, IT leaders are being called upon to answer key questions for the following five challenges:  Collaboration  The Challenge: Keeping employees engaged and […]
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Collaboration | March 26, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
The situation surrounding COVID-19 has required many organizations to adjust their way of working. Cybercriminals are doing the same.  The need to shift many workforces to all-remote work creates new challenges, complicating an already complex cybersecurity landscape.   Across the globe, malicious actors are leveraging confusion and uncertainty around this unprecedented scenario to target individuals, businesses and their users.  With many or all end users working […]
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Collaboration | March 17, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
This past week, organizations and IT departments across the world crossed a new frontier: remote work for everyone.   While business continuity planning has always been part of an IT department’s mandate, organizations and their people have not seen disruption to business-as-usual on this scale before. Preparing to adapt to a fast-changing scenario like the one […]
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Collaboration | March 12, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Events like COVID-19 could make remote work necessary for everyone. For those who prefer the office, we’ve compiled these tips to help you keep to your usual, productive routine wherever possible.  1. It’s Business as Usual… Follow the same routine you would as if you were going into the office. Structure your day around your […]
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Collaboration | March 9, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
For some, the opportunity to work from a location other than the core office is a perk.   But remote work is much more than that: It’s a critical aspect of business continuity planning. When going into the office or traveling for work aren’t possible or safe, the ability to connect and collaborate easily and without […]
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Collaboration | March 3, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
As an IT leader, you want to help users to be as productive as possible.  To do this, you need to provide a frictionless technology experience.  But in today’s security landscape, protecting users and data is non-negotiable. The result? IT leaders face a dilemma between productivity and security.   With too much protection, real agility becomes impossible. Too little protection, however, leaves […]
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Cloud | February 25, 2020 by Craig McQueen
Like many IT leaders, you’ve been pursuing digital transformation – perhaps for years.    But what does “digital transformation” mean?   Like many before it, the phrase has taken on the reputation of a buzzword, a popular term that eludes a specific definition.  As Softchoice VP of Innovation Craig McQueen writes in his recent article “Digital Transformation: Why Now?” (published […]
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Cloud | February 20, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Multicloud has become a popular approach for organizations moving to the cloud.   Although it isn’t practical in all business cases, RightScale finds 84% of companies already run applications in a mix of cloud environments.[1]   In the last several years, Softchoice has seen many of our customers revisiting their approach to the cloud to gain the distinct advantages of several cloud platforms. At the same time, many are looking to […]
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Cloud | February 18, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
The drive to modernize IT infrastructure by adopting public cloud services and infrastructure is an established fact of business today.  In fact, Forrester Research finds 76% of enterprises in North America and Europe have or plan to start migrating their applications to one or more public cloud providers[1]. However, many of these organizations fail to consider the cost and complexity involved in moving existing workloads.   […]
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Cloud | February 14, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Placing application workloads in the public cloud comes with a few key benefits, including ease of deployment, pay-per-use billing and scalability.   But as we discussed in our previous article, a “cloud-first for all new workloads” approach may be premature.   Varying performance characteristics, security and compliance requirements mean some workloads are better suited to legacy or private cloud infrastructure. Furthermore, the cost of modifying workloads for cloud-readiness and the expense involved in repatriating […]
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Cloud | February 11, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
You want to spin up new digital business capabilities. Maybe compliance requirements mean some of your workloads can’t move to the public cloud.  Or you’re a cloud-native business with no plans to build your own data center.  If any of these describes you, multicloud is an attractive option.   Combining cloud services and infrastructure from several providers allows you to bolster your portfolio with the best features from each. At the […]
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Cloud | February 5, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Imagine buying a home. Soon after you purchase, you discover that it has a hidden structural flaw – termite damage, black mold or crumbling clay-tile plumbing. This requires a very expensive fix. In that case, it may have been better to have not purchased the home at all, and instead found a place with fewer […]
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In 2019, Softchoice’s Innovation Executive Forum (IEF) toured North American cities once again and learned first-hand how IT leaders are driving transformation and delivering outcomes in their organizations. In this new Digital Transformation Trends report, we bring you the Top 10 highlights from our roundtable discussions in Atlanta, Denver, and Toronto. These insights were shared by groups […]
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Culture | January 20, 2020 by Karen Scott
Our Commitment   At Softchoice, we are committed to providing an engaging and inclusive environment where every employee can bring their whole self to work. Softchoice believes in creating an environment where all employees – regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or cultural background – feel accepted and supported to succeed. And I recognize that this […]
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Cloud | December 20, 2019 by Ryan Demelo
The stakes surrounding data security and risk mitigation rise with each passing year. Data breach costs continue to increase and potential threats grow more sophisticated.  According to IBM, the average total cost of a data breach – after accounting for remediation, reputational damage and regulatory issues – has reached $3.92 million. While smaller organizations may […]
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Microsoft | December 17, 2019 by Susana Byun
Here are your top 11 must-read announcements from Microsoft this December.
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If the last 12 months have taught us anything about digital transformation leaders, it’s this: cybersecurity is a central concern. And it’s going to get harder before it gets easier. As we toured North America with the Innovation Executive Forum, cybersecurity came up in multiple contexts, across multiple industries, across a whole gamut of departments, […]
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Cloud | December 12, 2019 by Ryan Demelo
Digital transformation is changing the way businesses operate on a fundamental level. With many more digital platforms and emerging technologies like big data and the Internet of Things – the rate of data production has grown at a steady pace. With no sign of things slowing down, data protection is more important than ever. 
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Softchoice’s Innovation Executive Forum (IEF) is touring North American cities once again – learning first-hand how IT leaders are driving transformation and delivering outcomes in their organizations. In this third post of the Digital Transformation Trends series, we bring you the key insights from our events in Boston, Halifax, and Washington.
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Cloud | December 11, 2019 by Karly Pierce
IT organizations have seen too much of their time consumed by non-strategic tasks. This comes at great cost to their bottom lines and cloud transition strategies.  In fact, a 2018 Stripe survey found that between dealing with bad code, technical debt and various refactors or modifications, most of the typical developer workweek was wasted.   That […]
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Cloud | November 28, 2019 by Ryan Demelo
Among the biggest obstacles to IT resilience is the “data dilemma.”  That data has become “the new oil” is a well-worn cliché by now. But clichés earn that status because they originate in the truth. And it’s true that today, data drives the decision-making that moves businesses forward. Protecting it is more important than ever. […]
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Culture | November 28, 2019 by John Dumo
This past Friday, Softchoice had the privilege of winning an award for our focus on customer experience (CX) at the Canadian Marketing Association Awards Gala 2019. It was easily one of my most memorable career highlights, seeing Softchoice standing shoulder to shoulder with a number of well-known and respected brands. The recognition was a great […]
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Cloud | November 27, 2019 by Ryan Demelo
When your system goes down, it’s a disaster – plain and simple.   Whether it’s a ransomware attack that’s shut users out of their email or a software glitch that’s knocked over an e-commerce portal, end users don’t care about the cause of an outage.   They expect the systems they rely on to be “always-on.” 
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Microsoft | November 26, 2019 by Susana Byun
Here are your top 7 must-read announcements from Microsoft this November:
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Softchoice’s Innovation Executive Forum (IEF) is touring North American cities once again – learning first-hand how IT leaders are driving transformation and delivering outcomes in their organizations. In this second post of the Digital Transformation Trends series, we bring you the key insights from our events in Houston, Los Angeles, and New York City.
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When the leadership of Telenor, a Norwegian telecommunications company, wanted to improve collaboration between sales and the rest of the company, they went for an unconventional solution: Coffee.
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Cloud | November 14, 2019 by Ryan Demelo
Protect the data and applications critical to your business.   Data has a significant impact on the way we do business, enabling innovation, defining how we engage our customers and expand our ability to generate revenue. With IDC forecasting that by 2025 the global data sphere will grow to 175 Billion Terabytes of information, businesses will need to be more strategic and efficient in the way they manage – and protect – their data.  The increase in global cyberattacks is a […]
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Uncategorized | November 14, 2019 by Alex Macks
We connected with Vivian Wei, a student within the Human Resources Post Graduate Program at Humber College and asked her about her current Co-op placement.  She shared with us how the workplace culture at Softchoice has helped shape her overall co-op experience. 
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Cloud | November 8, 2019 by Akshay Nikam
Cybercrime is happening all around us. If you haven’t been affected, it’s not a question of “if” but “when.” Organized crime syndicates or script kiddie hackers employ sophisticated tools to generate profit or cause reputational damage. Nation–state actors leverage hacking to further political or economic agendas. The threats we see today are not new, but the level of sophistication has reached new heights.   “The […]
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Enterprise Software | October 31, 2019 by Akhil Vishwanath
Before Jumping into AI, Conquer Your Data & Analytics Why is it that of all the thousands of artificial intelligence (AI) use cases being considered today, only 5% are in production? Because too many companies jump into AI without planning. They jump straight from identifying a business requirement to data modeling. They skip the steps […]
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Enterprise Software | October 31, 2019 by Akhil Vishwanath
Use Data to Create a Leaner Commerce Company (5 Steps) If you have a problem with inventory management that’s costing you $8 million a year, what should you do? Replace your ERP? Hire a new logistics staff? Something else? For one company, the solution was getting a better understanding of their data. Once they conquered […]
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Enterprise Software | October 30, 2019 by Akhil Vishwanath
Turn Data into Insights Sooner with IBM Cloud Pak for Data By the time you reach the end of this sentence, 13.6MB of data will have been created for every person on earth. More than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day—and the pace of that growth is increasing. By 2020, 1.7MB of […]
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Enterprise Software | October 27, 2019 by Akhil Vishwanath
Four Takeaways from IBM’s Acquisition of Red Hat The most significant tech acquisition of 2018 was IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat. Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Here are the top-four takeaways […]
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The situation facing restaurant operators is the same with all industries in the middle of digital disruption. They need to “evolve or die.” At least, that’s how the financial analysts at Morningstar put it in a recent report.
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Collaboration | October 11, 2019 by Ryan Coverdale
Do you remember the first time you heard of the cloud?
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Enterprise Software | October 10, 2019 by Susana Byun
With hundreds of VMware ELA negotiations under our belt, we decided to shed some light on the situation. Below you will find a high-level summary of a recent webinar hosted by our VMware experts
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Culture | October 10, 2019 by Alex Macks
Softchoice’s co-op students are hired for their fresh ideas and wealth of knowledge they bring to our Softchoice teams. Ranjit Singh wrapped up his third consecutive co-op term with Softchoice in Summer 2019. He now works part-time as a .NET Developer while completing his last semester at Sheridan College in the Software Development and Network […]
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Cloud | October 9, 2019 by Liz Teodorini
Virtual Discovery Expo, or VDX—a free, online-only tech conference—just wrapped and the community is still abuzz about it. VDX featured more than 25 disruptive vendors, along with breakout sessions, networking opportunities and downloadable takeaway content. We love tech conferences, and so we were excited to deliver this one right to our customers’ desks. Enough exciting […]
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Microsoft | October 5, 2019 by Susana Byun
Here are your top 8 must-read Microsoft announcements from October 2019 curated by Softchoice:
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Cloud | September 30, 2019 by Sarah Walker
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) have a lot to gain from shifting their technical operations into the cloud. In addition to improved flexibility and scalability to match IT resources to demand, a cloud migration can also deliver savings by transitioning from a CAPEX to OPEX model. The consistent and predictable costs of cloud services for […]
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Cloud | September 23, 2019 by Sarah Walker
Softchoice is no stranger to the cloud. We work with organizations ranging from small businesses and startups to global enterprises to understand their needs and help them select the best options when it comes to cloud vendors. We recognize that to remain a cloud partner of choice, we need to stay ahead of the curve. […]
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Innovation Executive Forum | September 13, 2019 by Karen Bader
Enterprises today understand the requirement to combat slow and low end-user adoption, especially when the solutions are intended to transform the way people work, as with new communications and collaboration tools. For years, Softchoice has been offering end-to-end, turnkey adoption services, helping businesses across North America unlock more value, quickly, from their key collaboration investments. […]
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Collaboration | September 10, 2019 by Ross Haven
The right collaboration tools can have a huge positive impact on productivity. But collaboration can’t always wait for a scheduled meeting. In the workplace, casual conversations become working sessions at a moment’s notice. Whether they’re at the water cooler or across the world, colleagues need the ability to create, share and contribute without friction.
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Collaboration | September 9, 2019 by Greg Treanor
Want your business to stay competitive? Change the way you do business.
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Collaboration | September 9, 2019 by Veronica Skender
Change is painful  Change is not automatic. Human behavior tells us that change is hard and it takes time. Gone are the days when IT departments turned on new technologies without input from their end users. “Deploy it and they will come” doesn’t work. There’s no “one size fits all” solution. Successful adoption of Teams is […]
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Uncategorized | September 5, 2019 by Susana Byun
Here are your top 10 must-read Microsoft announcements from August 2019 curated by Softchoice:
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Security | September 3, 2019 by Susana Byun
Editor’s note (September 2019): We updated this post with additional resources/links about multicloud networking.  One of the most hyped use cases of software-defined networking (SDN) is micro-segmentation — and for a good reason. With solutions such as VMware NSX, micro-segmentation promises several high-value business outcomes. These include modern security, seamless operations and optimized user experience. Learn […]
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Uncategorized | August 28, 2019 by Susana Byun
Here are your top 10 must-read Microsoft announcements from August 2019 curated by Softchoice:
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There are two kinds of cloud enterprises. Those that are “born in the cloud” — have come into being without ever owning a data center. And those that are migrating to the cloud, piece by piece, with varying senses of urgency and speed.
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Cloud | August 19, 2019 by Softchoice Advisor
VMworld is the marquee VMware event of the year. The conference showcases the technology and solutions providers that are transforming the IT landscape. From mobility and the cloud to networking and security – VMworld offers a glimpse of what’s happening in IT now – and what’s coming next. The annual US conference kicks off in […]
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Culture | August 15, 2019 by Alex Macks
Currently completing his second co-op term at Softchoice, Robby Middlebrook shares how Softchoice’s company values have led to endless learning opportunities and an engaging work environment.
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Cloud | July 31, 2019 by Scott Mathewson
Most companies today use at least one cloud provider in some capacity.  Within two years, 92% of companies will be using two or more. This hybrid cloud world is forcing traditional data center design to evolve. The rise of hyper-converged systems and software-defined everything requires businesses to reevaluate traditional network and security designs to take […]
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Cloud | July 25, 2019 by Akshay Nikam
The evolution of cloud computing Cloud computing has come a long way. The concept first took off as companies looked to capitalize on low-hanging fruit such as infrastructure renting or hosting mobile and web content. This strategy proved effective in lowering costs and improving scalability for seasonal changes in the business. Today, the cloud has […]
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Security | July 22, 2019 by Tosan Martey
Softchoice leads the way on integrated and industry-leading threat intelligence, offering a wide array of advisory, implementation, managed, technical and optimization services. “Softchoice has emerged as a clear leader by proving that they have the specialized skills necessary to be the trusted security partner for Canadian businesses.” – Michael Tryon, Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Cisco Canada. […]
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Client Computing | July 22, 2019 by Susana Byun
Here are your top 5 must-read announcements from Microsoft this month:
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There is no doubt artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most hyped technology trends of the past few years. From automating repetitive tasks to supporting better business decisions with machine learning, 80 percent of businesses are already using AI. But just because something is popular, doesn’t mean it’s easy to pull off.
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In 2019, Softchoice’s Innovation Executive Forum (IEF) is touring North American cities once again – learning first-hand how IT leaders are driving transformation and delivering outcomes in their organizations. To share these insights with you, we’re launching a new blog series. We will be posting regular summaries of the discussions that take place during these […]
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Cloud | July 11, 2019 by Todd Simpson
For the sixth consecutive year, Softchoice has been named one of the world’s top managed service providers on the Channel Futures annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings list. The MSP 501 is the largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide.
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Culture | July 5, 2019 by Alex Macks
As an organization that strives towards gender balance, Softchoice took part in a recent weeklong boot camp for women in tech sales in partnership with Talent Minded and The Revenue U.
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Culture | July 5, 2019 by Alex Macks
The Softchoice co-op program enables students to gain hands-on experience across a variety of fields. I recently had the opportunity to talk to one of the co-op students about her experience at Softchoice.
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Moving to SAP HANA is a lot like moving to a new home. The destination is exciting, but the process of moving isn’t. For most enterprises, migration brings significant difficulties. It’s tempting to just put it off.
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Collaboration | June 24, 2019 by Softchoice Advisor
If one thing drives the modern workplace, it’s technology. From new work devices to the rise of the cloud, mobile and big data, technology has changed the way we do our jobs. But with new opportunities, the “digital office” brings new challenges. Users want a technology experience that meets their rising expectations. They don’t like interference […]
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Microsoft | June 20, 2019 by Susana Byun
Learn how the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program helps partners add value while their customers gain flexibility Editor’s note (June 2019): We updated this post to reflect the latest CSP news and Softchoice webinar which can be viewed below.  Technology acquisition continues to evolve – away from physically owned infrastructure and towards cloud subscription […]
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It’s fairly obvious that IBM’s POWER9 processors are, well, powerful. Staggeringly powerful. The evidence is straightforward: the Department of Energy’s Summit is the world’s fastest supercomputer, and it runs on POWER9 cores. Every day, Power Systems advance the frontiers of science on behalf of the world’s leading superpower. However, if you’re not the world’s leading […]
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There are few topics that seem more crucial to digital transformation than filling the IT skills gap. From investing in internal education and training programs to battling for fresh talent with perks, paychecks, and more purposeful work, IT leaders are tuned into the need for top talent. But recent studies reveal an alarming trend: The […]
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Cloud | June 16, 2019
Editor’s note (June 2019): We updated this post to reflect the latest news about SQL Server 2008’s End of Support.  It’s End of Support time for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. For any enterprise using it, this poses lots of immediate questions. Can I hang on to SQL 2008 regardless? If not, what are my migration […]
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Client Computing | June 13, 2019 by Susana Byun
Here are our 9 must-read topics from Microsoft on June 2019:
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Cloud | June 10, 2019
Inertia is a powerful force, such that Albert Einstein famously said, “Nothing happens until something moves.”
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“A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey
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Enterprise Software | June 3, 2019 by Susana Byun
Signing up for the VMware Enterprise Licensing Agreement (VMware ELA) is a major undertaking, one that comes with many questions and considerations.
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Collaboration | May 29, 2019
In late 2016, the authors of a joint report from Harvard Business Review (HBR) and Ernst & Young (EY) asked if collaboration had become the new innovation.
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Cloud | May 23, 2019
Transitioning to the cloud can be an intimidating process. Though vital to improving capabilities and offerings, businesses often struggle when making the leap due to a lack of internal resources.
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Client Computing | May 15, 2019 by Susana Byun
Here are our 9 must-read topics from Microsoft on May 2019:
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Enterprise Software | May 14, 2019 by Susana Byun
Did you know that you can reduce your licensing costs, simplify management and maximize your ROI through a Cisco Enterprise Agreement?