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Posts by Debbie Stephenson

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This article addresses three of the most common misconceptions about Autodesk Subscription.  In January 2016, Autodesk discontinued selling new perpetual licenses for most of its standalone products. Instead, clients must now purchase an Autodesk Subscription for their favorite software, including AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, 3ds Max, Revit and more. While subscription-based licensing has become standard practice for […]
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Client Computing | December 28, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
The new generation of HP LaserJet Enterprise printers are here, and they’re kind of a big deal. With a heightened focus on security, mobility, productivity and environmental footprint, here’s why we feel the M527, M577 and M506 series should be a serious consideration for your organization.
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Microsoft | December 18, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
This holiday season, teachers and IT professionals will be enjoying some much needed time off. But, we know your 2016 planning doesn’t stop, not even over the holidays. So we’ve prepared some extra holiday reading material, focused on one of the biggest questions for schools: should you upgrade to Windows 10?  Read on to see how Windows […]
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Enterprise Software | December 17, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
This article addresses the most common concerns about Autodesk’s new licensing and subscription options coming in early 2016. We hope you use it to prepare to make an informed decision for your business. Autodesk announced that effective January 31, 2016 it will discontinue selling new perpetual licenses for most of its standalone products. Until then, clients will have […]
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Enterprise Software | October 26, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
As technology continues to transform the modern workplace, organizations are looking at all the ways they can leverage that transformation into tangible savings. Softchoice strategic partner Intel realized that one way to do this in its own organization was to enable and encourage ever-greater collaboration.
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Client Computing | October 7, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
On October 6th, 2015, at Microsoft’s Windows 10 devices event in New York, a number of exciting new product additions were announced to the Surface family.
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It finally happened: in July this year Microsoft discontinued support for its enduringly popular Windows Server 2003. If they weren’t before, the alarm bells should be ringing now for organizations still running on this now-outdated and vulnerable platform – especially because critical patches and fixes for new vulnerabilities will no longer be provided. Fortunately, there’s help […]
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From the experts | August 25, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
Often, new technologies bury old ones – think of the demise of the horse and buggy or the record player. But sometimes, established technologies have a funny way of flailing for a bit then finding a new equilibrium. In-theater movie going, for instance, didn’t die when at-home devices became popular – they both simply learned […]
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From the experts | August 12, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
Chicken and eggs and clouds (Oh my)  If your organization isn’t already dipping its toes into the cloud, it inevitably will in 2012. Quicker speed to market, universal availability for users, improved flexibility and ability to free up resources, with reduction in total cost of ownership, make cloud computing a no-brainer. At least that’s the hype […]
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If you are a commercial or government entity, there’s a good chance you’re currently using Adobe software within your organization. How confident are you that you’re on the right buying program, and getting the best price? Not leveraging the right buying program has a financial impact (you could be missing out on cost saving opportunities), and carries the risk of non-compliance. While […]
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Softchoice recently hosted the webinar, “Getting to Know Box: 5 Essential Things You Want to Know.” Brian Clendenin, Enterprise Sales Lead at Box, and Trevor Kyle, our Box Specialist at Softchoice, walked clients through some of the unique capabilities of Box, demonstrating its leadership in the enterprise content collaboration market. Here is a quick recap of the […]
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Microsoft | June 15, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
According to Forrester Research, 80 percent of workers do at least some work outside the office. This is confirmed by a study from AMI Partners, which found that 55% of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) now support a mobile workforce, a number that continues to grow as they play catch up on this growing trend to perform work functions […]
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Client Computing | March 27, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
Managing a fleet of printers is one of the least favorite jobs for an IT Manager. Softchoice Help Desk Manager, Shawn McCoubrey, put it best: “Troubleshooting a printer is not a technical thing – its a wasted resource. Things like replacing toner – anyone can do that, especially in this day and age. Our IT […]
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Client Computing | March 19, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
At Softchoice, we understand how cumbersome and frustrating print management can be. Before we switched to a Managed Print Service (MPS), our IT department was responsible for managing over 200 printers, all across the US and Canada. Managing, maintaining and supporting these printers felt like it was an all-consuming task. Our IT guys regularly had to […]