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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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Collaboration | June 24, 2019
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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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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Security | June 1, 2019 by Susana Byun
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 the key three reasons why you should consider micro-segmentation for your organization.
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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?
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Cloud | May 14, 2019
Cost optimization in the cloud is a universal issue, whether using Microsoft or another provider. According to research by Softchoice, 57% of IT leaders have exceeded their cloud budget at one point or another. Twenty percent have exceeded it by more than 20%. Any organization investing in the cloud, to any extent, can experience cost overruns.
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Enterprise Software | May 10, 2019 by Susana Byun
As businesses embrace cloud subscriptions, you may be considering or already using Adobe’s Value Incentive Plan (VIP). But how do you know if Adobe’s subscription program is the right fit? Or, if you already have VIP, how do you get the most value from it? Continue reading to find out… What is Adobe VIP? Adobe […]
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Enterprise Software | May 1, 2019 by Lou Heil
If you have a baseline of 1000 knowledge workers and are still buying Cisco software licenses ‘à la carte’ read on to learn how Cisco’s Enterprise Agreement (EA) will dramatically reduce your licensing and support costs.
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Cloud | April 29, 2019
Moving to public cloud often results in sticker shock, despite the conventional wisdom that cloud computing is a money-saver. However, a higher-than-expected AWS or Azure bill usually isn’t a sign that cloud migration was a mistake – only that it would benefit from cloud governance best practices that help control and optimize spend.
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Cloud | April 29, 2019
Jumping into a cloud migration without the right planning is like signing a contract without reading the fine print. What initially seemed straightforward can quickly become much more complicated and expensive than expected.
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Collaboration | April 18, 2019 by Arun Kirupananthan
Surface Hub 2S provides best in class collaboration with a portable design, 4K+ Display, Stylus, and a plethora of collaboration features.
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Nearly 56% of organizations have adopted or are planning on adopting Office 365. To help you avoid a long winter, download our infogrpahic on SD-WAN.
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Collaboration | April 15, 2019 by Softchoice
Dans les années à venir, les outils de collaboration évolués deviendront indispensables. Le monde du travail est plus collaboratif et distant que jamais et cette tendance ne cesse de prendre de l’ampleur : en 2020, 72 % des employés travailleront à distance et 80 % de leur temps sera consacré à la collaboration. Microsoft Teams […]
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This April, we are highlighting an all-new guide from Softchoice, digging into the true value of software defined networking (SD-WAN). From there, we cover everything from Azure and VMware updates, data center security and new market analysis about the software defined data center.
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Infonuagique | April 11, 2019 by Softchoice
Dépasser les peurs, les incertitudes et les doutes Les entreprises doivent pouvoir tirer profit du nouveau monde connecté des affaires. Aujourd’hui, la rapidité, la mobilité et la souplesse qu’offre l’infonuagique sont incontournables. Il est essentiel que votre organisation surmonte les peurs, les incertitudes et les doutes (PID) qui peuvent être associés à la migration dans […]
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Culture | April 9, 2019 by Kelly Breedon
Softchoice is very proud to have been named to the Great Place to Work Institute’s first ever list of Best Workplaces for Giving Back. This list recognizes organizations with a strong employee commitment to giving back, and a robust range of programs that support positive change in their communities. Taking care and giving back are […]
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Culture | April 9, 2019 by Softchoice
Softchoice est très fière d’avoir été nommée par l’institut Great Place to Work à la première édition du palmarès des Meilleurs lieux de travail pour l’engagement communautaire. Ce palmarès reconnaît les entreprises dont les employés ont un sens de l’entraide très développé et qui offrent des programmes pour favoriser le changement positif dans leurs collectivités. […]
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Cloud | April 3, 2019
The Windows Server 2008 end of life date is almost upon us. On Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer extended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, meaning these platforms won’t receive any additional security patches or other updates. Their workloads will need to be migrated to newer environments – whether that […]
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When we talk about Digital Transformation, three key topics always come to the fore: optimizing IT investments, enabling end users, and IT agility. On a granular level, these three factors form an axis of issues companies must deal with when making the digital leap. At our recent roundtable dinner in Boston, we sat down with […]
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During a recent IEF roundtable dinner in New York City, we met with a number of IT professionals for a wide-ranging discussion about the changing nature of human resources in the digital era. The evening started off with a robust discussion about the competitive nature of today’s workplaces, and the subsequent “war for talent” organizations […]
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Culture | March 17, 2019 by Victoria Ercolao
Softchoice’s Campus Program involves hiring co-op students from a variety of Universities and Colleges for many areas of the business. Our students are hired for their fresh ideas and in turn, the teams provide the students with real life business experiences that challenge and allow them to make an impact.
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Cloud | March 14, 2019
Many of our clients want to make the move to Microsoft Exchange Online, for a number of reasons. They want to give their end-users the collaborative power of the cloud, the flexibility to access their data anywhere, and up-to-the-minute access to the latest updates. In short, they want their email service to keep up with […]
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Put people first. If there’s one thing we learned over the course of our IEF dinner in Halifax, that would be it. As part of our ongoing series into the what’s new in IT, we invited IT professionals from Nova Scotia’s capital to discuss where they’re at, where they see things going, and what they […]
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Digital Transformation. At its base, we know what the term means. What isn’t always as clear, is what Digital Transformation actually means in practice, to the companies making the transition. It isn’t enough for the C-suite executives at the top of the tower to say, “We need to be digital”, or, “We need to be […]
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There’s nothing like Digital Transformation to separate those in the digital “know”, from those whose who simply, well, don’t know. As companies make the leap, closing the gap on legacy assets, (think: long-standing employees, cumbersome old IT, analog data storage systems, etc.) can pose a massive challenge. A recent IEF dinner in Washington DC, the […]
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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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Enterprise Software | February 25, 2019
Despite the fact VMware has only three core licensing programs – a far cry from other technologies such as Microsoft and Adobe ­– it’s still challenging to know exactly which licensing program is the right choice for your organization. Let’s take a deep look at the three VMware licensing programs available, and help you decide which is […]
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Informatique client | February 7, 2019 by Softchoice
C’est vrai : Windows 10 est le dernier système d’exploitation que vous aurez besoin d’acheter. Après avoir tenté sans succès de convaincre ses clients de passer de Windows 7 à Windows 8, Microsoft a adopté une approche différente pour cette nouvelle version. À l’instar d’Apple, Microsoft a abandonné l’idée d’un système d’exploitation dont les utilisateurs […]
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Informatique client | February 4, 2019 by Softchoice
La fin du soutien de Windows 7 – sans doute le système d’exploitation le plus populaire sur le marché – approche à grands pas. En janvier 2019, près de 35 % de tous les ordinateurs tournaient encore sous Windows 7 et ce pourcentage est encore plus élevé en entreprise. Malgré sa popularité, les appareils qui prennent […]
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Logiciels d'entreprise | January 28, 2019 by Softchoice
Les solutions Cisco représentent une dépense considérable pour la plupart des entreprises. Rien d’étonnant à cela, sachant que les technologies Cisco sont au cœur de nombreuses composantes des infrastructures informatiques, qu’il s’agisse de réseau, de sécurité, de centre de données ou de solutions de collaboration. Pour aider ses clients à simplifier la gestion de leurs […]
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Logiciels d'entreprise | January 21, 2019 by Softchoice
L’acquisition et la gestion de licences pose de nombreux défis aux directeurs de l’informatique et aux responsables des TI. Et chacun sait que ces défis ont une incidence négative sur l’exploitation, le budget et la gestion des ressources informatiques. Si vous avez un bassin de 1 000 spécialistes de l’information et continuez d’acheter vos licences […]
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Cloud | January 18, 2019 by Susana Byun
VMware announced its vision for the future of networking last May in Las Vegas, with the “Virtual Cloud Network” (VCN). The concept to provide a single software-defined layer of connectivity, security and control for your entire mix of cloud and on-premises workloads, offers some exciting new promises to enterprise leaders and IT departments.
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Logiciels d'entreprise | January 17, 2019 by Softchoice
Les contrats d’entreprise Cisco sont un excellent choix pour les clients Cisco. En vérité, on peut même dire qu’ils sont fantastiques! Sans eux, vous achetez chaque produit à la pièce, ce qui vous complique la vie et peut constituer un stress constant lorsqu’il s’agit de gérer une foule d’outils différents. Avec un contrat d’entreprise, vous […]
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Logiciels d'entreprise | January 14, 2019 by Softchoice
Que ce soit pour réduire vos coûts ou simplifier vos TI, il existe de nombreuses raisons d’opter pour une entente de licences pour les entreprises (ELA) de VMware. Malheureusement, avec des conditions d’achat net minimum de 250 000 $ en nouveaux actifs et des modalités hautement personnalisables, difficile de savoir si ce genre de contrat […]
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Innovation Executive Forum | January 14, 2019 by Karen Bader
Remember when only “tech” companies sold or dealt with, technology? Thanks to digital transformation, those days are long in the past. Today, it doesn’t matter if you’re selling healthcare, laptops, oil & gas or blue jeans, every company can be considered a tech company. Recently, we gathered a group of Seattle-based senior IT leaders for an in-depth […]
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Virtualisation | January 7, 2019 by Softchoice
L’optimisation des investissements logiciels n’est pas le sujet le plus passionnant qui soit pour un service des TI ou une entreprise. Il n’en est pas moins important pour autant. Qu’il s’agisse de réduire vos dépenses ou de favoriser vos transformations numériques les plus ambitieuses, le choix du bon modèle de licences est primordial. Alors que […]
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Enterprise Software | December 31, 2018
Organizations are increasingly looking to open source clouds and platforms to close skills gaps and prepare for the coming wave of digital transformation disruptions. Consider this report from MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte. The study showed nine in 10 global executives predict their industries will be disrupted by digital trends. Unfortunately, only 44% of […]
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Enterprise Software | December 31, 2018
In this era of hybrid cloud, where IT is asked to do more — and to do it faster but with less — automation is perhaps the enterprise’s most powerful, promising ally. Yet, while the benefits of automating IT are clear, from reducing complexity to accelerating operations and improving hybrid cloud management, it’s not always […]
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Enterprise Software | December 30, 2018 by mapr
We are pleased to announce that Softchoice has been named Cisco Canada Architectural Excellence Partner of the Year: Lifecycle/Software. Our team received the award at the Cisco Partner Summit 2018 in Las Vegas in recognition of our innovation, leadership and best practices as a Cisco business partner in Canada.
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Les entreprises qui utilisent les solutions de collaboration de Cisco et détentrices de contrat d’entreprise (Enterprise Agreement ou EA) de Cisco réalisent rapidement des économies en frais de logiciels de collaboration – surtout les grandes entreprises en expansion aux prises avec des problèmes récurrents de gestion de licences. En plus de cette économie immédiate, une entreprise […]
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Enterprise Software | December 15, 2018 by Harry Nama
Cisco solutions represent a significant expenditure for most organizations. It is hardly surprising given that Cisco technologies power so much of today’s IT infrastructure – from networking and security, to the data center and collaboration. To help customers simplify their license management and increase the impact of their investments in software, Cisco has introduced a […]
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Servers, Storage and Networking | December 13, 2018 by bber
Setting up virtual machines manually is boring, and boredom is deadly. When workers are stuck doing grueling and repetitive processes, human error is more likely, and creativity disappears. Infrastructure Automation is how your enterprise can avoid this.
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Cloud | December 13, 2018 by Arun Kirupananthan
The cloud speeds up development. It also speeds up DevOps spending. 35% of all cloud spending is waste. How do you reap the benefits of cloud-enabled development, while avoiding financial havoc?
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Collaboration | December 6, 2018
Advanced collaboration tools will be indispensable in the coming years. Work is more collaborative and remote than ever, and that trend is continuing. 72% of workers will be working remotely by 2020, and 80% of employee time is currently spent collaborating.
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Cloud | December 6, 2018
Moving Beyond Cloud FUD It is necessary that companies be able to take advantage of a newly connected business world. These days, the speed, mobility, and flexibility offered by the cloud are just table stakes. It’s vitally important that your company overcomes the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) that can surround the cloud.
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Innovation Executive Forum | December 4, 2018 by Karen Bader
It’s a fact: the speed of business isn’t set to slow down anytime soon. As recent tech history has shown us, the digital transformation of business continues to move apace, as companies in virtually all sectors react to changing consumer demand and technological advancement. At our recent IEF event in Calgary, we gathered a group […]
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Collaboration | November 30, 2018 by Siobhan Cox
This is part two in a series about my experience at Cisco Partner Summit 2018. Part one reviewed the evolution of Cisco’s networking products and inspirational brand campaign. In this installment, we’ll cover how Cisco is revolutionizing the huddle room and the individual customer experience.
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Cloud | November 30, 2018 by mmarra
  The options available for where and how to deploy SQL Server in Microsoft Azure are often confusing for organizations who are new to the cloud platform. IaaS and PaaS offer different services and selecting the wrong option for your data can cause implementation delays, performance issues, and failed deployment projects.
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Client Computing | November 29, 2018 by Joseph Byer
Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be the last-ever “version” of the OS. Learn about the benefits around Microsoft’s new approach towards Windows.
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Enterprise Software | November 29, 2018 by Susana Byun
It’s a fact of our digital age: today’s hyper-connected consumers want more personalization and relevancy with every brand interaction and more of them are willing to share personal information with brands they trust. Especially if it means that they’ll get better service, personalized offers, lower prices, or other benefits.
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Cloud | November 29, 2018 by Siobhan Cox
Every year at Cisco Partner Summit, Cisco brings partners, customers, and technology together to explore the future of networking. Together, we find out how to create value and solve customer challenges.
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Enterprise Software | November 27, 2018 by Arun Kirupananthan
Convertible tablets, 2-in-1 PCs and foldable phones blur the line between “work computer” and “personal device.” Software providers like Adobe continue the trend by extending powerful capabilities to their mobile apps.
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Enterprise Software | November 26, 2018 by Arun Kirupananthan
The cybersecurity war isn’t going well. You can just follow the money. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2018, security spending will have grown by 8% compared to 2017. Despite this, the Cybersecurity trend is more breaches in 201 than ever before.
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Enterprise Software | November 19, 2018 by Harry Nama
Cisco Enterprise Agreements (EAs) can be great for Cisco customers. No, scratch that, they can be amazing. Without one, you’re buying everything piecemeal, which is a hassle and can lead to constant stress about managing a sprawling variety of tools. With an EA, you’ve got a unified package that’s elegant, easy to manage, and often […]
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Cloud | November 17, 2018 by Tadd Axon
There is plenty you can do to optimize and modernize your security practices. But, if you don’t know what is available to you, or how to configure, you won’t be able to take advantage of these benefits.
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Cloud | November 16, 2018
Microsoft Canada to raise commercial online services / Cloud products (Office 365, Azure, Dynamics) on December 1st, 2018. Microsoft is announcing Canadian dollar price list changes for commercial online services, effective December 1, 2018.
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One of the biggest buzzwords in the IT world today is infrastructure automation (IA). With solutions like VMware vRealize Automation, organizations see IA as the missing link in the era of cloud, where the goal is to “ruthlessly automate everything.” Nowhere is IA’s appeal more obvious than when it’s combined with another, related strategy: DevOps. […]
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Collaboration | November 15, 2018
Data is today’s big differentiator. With the right analytics in place, it has the power to drive business operations, rather than report on them. With the right insights, an organization can find natural advantages in any of its processes. But for a long time, the CIO served as a data “plumber.” The top priority: ensuring […]
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To some, “IT agility” is the ability to respond to the rising demands of the business. To others, it’s the capacity to steer the organization through a fast-changing competitive landscape. Learn how top North American IT leaders are addressing IT Agility.
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Security | November 14, 2018 by Susana Byun
The IT community has come full-circle on security in the cloud. A few years ago, any IT professional would have shuddered to imagine storing information in someone else’s data center. Today, cloud and hybrid IT are facts-of-life for many businesses.
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Enterprise Software | November 13, 2018 by Arnab Chakravarty
You’ve probably heard of the famous Pareto Principle, otherwise known as the 80/20 rule. The principle, quite simply, is that in many domains of life, 80% of the outcomes come from 20% of the causes. Applied to business, roughly 20% of your clients, your best clients, power 80% of your business.
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Innovation Executive Forum | November 13, 2018 by Karen Bader
Digital transformation is doing more than putting Information Technology departments front and center – its turning companies, virtually all of them, into technology companies. Regardless of product, service or market, changing consumer demand and an evolved business landscape means smart companies are recognizing that technology has moved from a business support tool to a business […]
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Innovation Executive Forum | November 13, 2018 by Karen Bader
Sometimes it’s tough to be a CIO. On one hand, the business wants transformative initiatives that speed-up time-to-market, automate core processes and improve connections with the customer. On the other, they insist that IT continue to “keep the lights on” at maximum efficiency. The IT leader must be dynamic – steering the organization’s adaptation to […]
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Cloud | November 8, 2018 by Arun Kirupananthan
Learn about the 3 ways to break through internal barriers to cloud adoption. Includes tips and best practices for North America’s Top Azure Partner.
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Cloud | November 2, 2018 by mmarra
There are many reasons why companies choose to leverage public cloud resources. One of the most common is that the cloud provider shares the responsibility for the infrastructure with the customer. This means that the consumer of cloud resources can spend more time and effort focusing on the application itself rather than on the underlying […]
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Enterprise Software | October 30, 2018 by Susana Byun
Three days. Hundreds of hours of talks and workshops. One massive keynote presentation. The 2018 Adobe MAX conference resonated with one clear message: Adobe is re-imagining the process of creativity. The primary instrument of this “re-imagining” is Adobe Creative Cloud. Announcements at the annual event saw Adobe doubling-down on the infusion of AI and machine […]
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Cloud | October 25, 2018
Many companies want to adopt the public cloud, but fewer are able to do so in a reasonable way. Moving some or all your workloads into the cloud isn’t as simple as ordering services from Microsoft. Implementing best practices for public cloud migration in a few areas can be pivotal: Cloud security, Cloud budget optimization, […]
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Enterprise Software | October 22, 2018 by luisa
*Cisco Spark is now Cisco Webex* The way your organization works together is changing. You understand moving to a cloud collaboration suite could complement, or even replace, your current unified communications (UC) solution. But, until now, you’ve hesitated to invest in a public cloud-based service because: You worry adding high-traffic cloud services to your environment […]
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Cloud | October 16, 2018
As more organizations move their IT workloads to the public cloud, IT teams are scrambling to acquire the right knowledge and talent to help them do so. According to Softchoice’s new research report, The State of Cloud Readiness: IT Leaders Lost in the Cloud, hiring is IT teams’ top method for seeking that talent.
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Enterprise Software | October 15, 2018 by Arun Kirupananthan
There is a disappointing trend in cybersecurity – there’s more cybersecurity spending than ever, with fewer returns. This year, Gartner projects that enterprises will spend 8% more on security than in 2017. Meanwhile, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of significant data breaches grew 37% last year. Why are breaches growing with spending? There’s no […]
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The Technology Orchestrator sets the organizational direction, they contribute to customer focus, and they drive business excellence across all verticals.
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Cloud | October 10, 2018
Over the past decade, public sentiment toward cloud security has drastically improved. A look back at headlines from 2008 reveals the public’s apprehension toward the cloud and its security measures. “Cloud computing is a trap…” one headline claimed, while another asked, “How can we trust the cloud, Net or whatever “it” is if we can’t know where […]
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Security | October 9, 2018 by Jonas
One of the greatest threats to cybersecurity is human error. According to UK consultancy Willis Towers Watson, careless behavior causes 90% of data breaches. The finest threat intelligence in the world won’t matter if your administrator fails to configure your networks properly. Anti-malware solutions won’t matter if they’re not consistently applied. If one phish gets through […]
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Cloud | October 4, 2018 by Jonathan White
When it comes to the cloud, IT leaders need to be very careful about choosing which workloads to migrate first. Here’s why: delivering business value upfront creates momentum and support for future cloud initiatives.
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Infonuagique | October 4, 2018 by Softchoice
En 2006, Amazon lançait Elastic Compute Cloud, que l’on considère généralement comme le premier service infonuagique à avoir vu le jour. Depuis, nous avons beaucoup parlé et entendu parler des possibilités offertes par l’infonuagique. Néanmoins, plus de dix ans plus tard, la migration dans le nuage demeure une source de stress pour les responsables des […]
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Cloud | October 4, 2018
In 2006, Amazon launched Elastic Compute Cloud – widely considered to be the first cloud service on the market. Since then, we’ve heard plenty of conversations about the opportunities of cloud computing. But more than a decade later, cloud migration continues to be a source of anxiety for IT leaders.
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Collaboration | October 3, 2018 by Softchoice
Aujourd’hui, vos vidéoconférences ont lieu dans une salle spécialement aménagée et impliquent l’utilisation d’une technologie misant sur de l’équipement bidirectionnel. Celle-ci est complexe et coûteuse. Elle exige souvent d’utiliser de l’équipement audiovisuel dédié ou le soutien de techniciens. Pour cette raison, la vidéoconférence demeure confinée dans la salle de conférence. En même temps, les besoins […]
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Collaboration | October 1, 2018 by Softchoice
Force est de constater que la collaboration vidéo devient rapidement monnaie courante en entreprise. Toutefois, la vidéoconférence impose aux utilisateurs de composer avec de l’équipement vidéo complexe et coûteux. Les difficultés techniques abondent en raison de problèmes de compatibilité entre appareils de divers fabricants et d’interfaces utilisateur peu fonctionnelles. La mise en place d’une vidéoconférence […]
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Cloud | September 27, 2018 by Javis Chou
App Connect connects and syncs data between Cloud-native applications and On-premise back-end systems. Companies are using these capabilities to connect far-flung departments and enhance the customer experience. Let’s demonstrate how this works with a couple of use cases.
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Cloud | September 20, 2018
What’s new at VMware? We found out, at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas. It turned out the answer is many things. For example, VMware on AWS has become more affordable while offering new disaster recovery capabilities. And vSphere Platinum is promising a new paradigm shift for security.
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Infonuagique | September 19, 2018 by Softchoice
Avant d’entamer votre migration dans le nuage, il est important de savoir quel sera l’impact de son utilisation et de ses coûts sur le succès de votre démarche. Une analyse approfondie de l’écart vous fournira des informations qui vous permettront de prendre des décisions judicieuses. Cette analyse vous donnera un portrait détaillé de votre situation […]
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Cloud | September 19, 2018
Before beginning your cloud journey, it’s important to recognize the impact that cloud usage and costs will have on your ultimate success.