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Posts by Andrea Malloni

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Enterprise Software | October 26, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
With expansion happening faster than IT budgets are able to keep pace, the buzzword on everyone’s lips is “efficiency”. As an IT manager, your time and resources are in short supply. The BYOD revolution is creating huge challenges to your security strategy, your licensing considerations, and your server infrastructure. You need to know where the endpoints […]
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Microsoft | July 24, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
Confused about how the new licensing model  for Windows Server 2012 works? Rest easy! The Softchoice Microsoft team has identified six key things you need to know regarding the changes, and how they’ll impact you. Because the general release of Server 2012 is slated for September 2012, we’re encouraging all our customers to reach out […]
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Microsoft | July 15, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
Windows Server 2012 is set to launch in September, and Microsoft is stepping up its virtualization game by launching its aggressive Switch to Hyper-V campaign. With this campaign announcement, Microsoft is leveraging its portfolio strength of enterprise software to facilitate agile cloud deployments. At the 2012 Microsoft World Partner Conference, Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft’s Server […]
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Microsoft | July 12, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
At the end of June, Microsoft purchased the San Francisco-based social media juggernaut Yammer for 1.2 billion. Yammer provides private corporate social networks to organizations all across the world, so employees can stay in touch and collaborate with each other in realtime. This week at the Microsoft World Partner Conference in Toronto, Steve Ballmer addressed […]
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Microsoft | July 9, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
Opening with the bang of Cirque du Soleil drums and the flash of fire, the Microsoft World Partner Conference 2012 launched today in our Softchoice hometown of Toronto, Canada. As expected, Microsoft made a big splash with some significant announcements about the company’s future and what’s in store for customers moving forward. Demonstrating this year’s tagline of […]
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Microsoft | June 21, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
The announcement of Microsoft Surface has created quite the buzz in the market this week. Our own team at Softchoice has been enjoying some hearty discussion about the new platform’s potential impact on our corporate customers, and what this might mean for the ongoing tablet “wars”. While at this point there are more questions than […]
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Microsoft | June 18, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
A great deal has changed since 2008 and the onset of the client computing “revolution”. The Consumerization of IT appears to be here to stay and the options and connectedness of our environment continue to increase exponentially. Back in 2008, Facebook (only) had 63 million uses – it’s projected they’ll hit 1 billion worldwide by […]
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Enterprise Software | April 20, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
In this Softchoice exclusive blog post, Softchoice’s Novell/NetIQ Vendor Sales Specialist Judson Samet speaks with NetIQ Partner Executive Jeffrey Confarotta about the havoc that Mother Nature can cause on IT environments, companies and their critical data resources and how companies can protect their IT investment and get back to business quickly. Read the full interview to […]
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Enterprise Software | April 4, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
  As posted in our Navigator Blog, Softchoice surveyed our broad base of Microsoft customers last month to find out more about their interest and readiness to begin a migration to SQL 2012. As a thank you for their participation, we offered them an advance peek at our Softchoice exclusive SQL 2012 Licensing Field Guide. […]
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Microsoft | April 4, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
Last month Softchoice surveyed our broad base of Microsoft customers to find out more about their interest and readiness to begin a migration to SQL 2012. As a thank you for their participation, we offered them an advance peek at our Softchoice exclusive SQL 2012 Licensing Field Guide. Now available for wide release, we’re posting […]
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Enterprise Software | March 30, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
Oracle’s new Database Appliance is a game changer in its ability to accommodate and support growing organizations in their uncertainty. For most organizations, all signs point to growth and expansion in 2012. But the great recession has left budgets slashed, staffing resources limited, and the scope and pace of that growth uncertain. IT directors are faced with sourcing […]
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Enterprise Software | March 23, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
As organizations move to their next phase of virtualization, with virtualized environments beyond 30%, many still worry about the infrastructure and application failures that were not as significant when applications were virtualized in the lower tiers. Up here, there’s a much more serious risk to these business critical applications. In fact, more than half of […]
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Enterprise Software | March 22, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
Are you ready for the data explosion? Symantec Enterprise Vault offers more control and protection of intellectual property and corporate assets. Over the last four years alone, the digital universe has expanded by over 400% and is now somewhere around 1 zettabyte (1 trillion gigabytes – yes, trillion) in size. That includes emails, instant messages, […]
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Enterprise Software | March 22, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
  Inundated by the variety, velocity and volume of data? Now your small or midsized business has an all-in-one solution to help you rise above it. Emails, webpages, documents, multimedia and now social media – organizations are struggling to maintain, manage and mine all that data. And it’s only going to get more challenging. In […]
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Enterprise Software | January 19, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
  Great news for System Center 2012 customers. With the aim of making System Center more cloud-friendly, Microsoft has made changes to the way that the licensing model for this popular product works. What used to be an extremely complex licensing system has been made much easier for clients to understand and manage. View our […]
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Microsoft | January 19, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
Great news for System Center 2012 customers. With the aim of making System Center more cloud-friendly, Microsoft has made changes to the way that the licensing model for this popular product works. What used to be an extremely complex licensing system has been made much easier for clients to understand and manage. View our slideshare […]
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Microsoft | January 18, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
Softchoice is pleased to present some helpful resources for our clients that help navigate the recent changes announced for System Center 2012.  The good news is that licensing just got easier. Stay tuned for additional information and resources on this site including a Softchoice slideshare as well as a blog post written by one of […]
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Enterprise Software | December 29, 2011 by Andrea Malloni
The complexity and demands on CIOs worldwide continues to grow exponentially, making executing your strategy and vision more difficult than ever. IBM recently surveyed more than 3,000 CIOs in more than 71 countries in 18 industries and the results are revealing. Four key considerations that leading CIOs identified as mandates for IT leaders in 2012 […]
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Enterprise Software | November 11, 2011 by Andrea Malloni
No phrase can accelerate the heart rate of a network administrator the way that “Disaster Recovery” can. The new business landscape now includes big data concerns, a rapidly expanding array of consumer devices and data sources and an infinite bouillabaisse of hardware and software solutions that complicate the task of protection and recovery. Couple this […]