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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
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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?