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Posts by Emily A. Davidson

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Microsoft’s Azure Stack extends public cloud capabilities to on-premises data centers with first-to-market Dell EMC Cloud Appliance.
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SAP has told its customers they have until 2025 to prepare their infrastructure for SAP HANA — the in-memory database and platform, promising to replace traditional environments with 10-1000x faster performance, real-time insight and overall IT simplicity.
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Client Computing | December 7, 2017 by Emily A. Davidson
Replacing hardware every three years is an expensive solution. Here are 3 reasons NOT to replace laptops or workstations that are out of warranty.
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Enterprise Software | November 13, 2017 by Emily A. Davidson
We just launched The Amplify Vendor Flipbook to help curate, highlight and share technology news and advice that might not be on your radar…yet. Amplify is an inclusive, vendor flipbook. It offers a way to review information about new vendors and their technology.
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SAP HANA is on the cutting edge of in-memory database technology. If you’re an existing SAP HANA user, you are undoubtedly looking for ways to improve the speed and availability of your in-memory databases.
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Collapsing the infrastructure stack into a single consumable hyper-converged IT system will streamline operations, resolve interoperability issues and bring cloud-like efficiency to your on-premise environment. If you want to take a deeper dive, into how hyper-convergence will transform your business, download this free eBook: Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies – SimpliVity Edition.
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In this article, we cover the key benefits of subscription licensing and why now is the perfect time to make the move from maintenance to subscription.
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Our Hybrid IT Director, Matt Sirbu, gives words of wisdom in this EMC Unity Q & A on what IT leaders need to know before spending a dollar on new storage.
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Security | July 29, 2016 by Emily A. Davidson
Think your endpoint security is enough to guard against today’s advanced targeted attacks? You may need to think again.
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  As clients work with Softchoice to evaluate whether Smart Net Total Care will provide what they need, the inevitable question arises: how secure is my sensitive network data? Read on and get a quick reference guide for Smart Net Total Care security, including collection, transmission, processing storage and viewing.
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From the experts | September 22, 2014 by Emily A. Davidson
As 2011 comes to a close, Softchoice customers are evaluating the success and challenges from the present year, and planning for the year to come. The Softchoice Advisor sat down with our Manager of Category Marketing, Bryan Rusche, to understand the opportunity organizations should expect to encounter while continuing to mitigate risk and maximize efficiencies […]
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From the experts | August 17, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
Another week, another breach! It seems like every week we’re hearing about another major website’s secure passwords being compromised. Personal information is either being leaked for malicious purposes, or hackers are showing off their prowess for accessing “secure” information. Last week 3 major websites reported their customer passwords were compromised: LinkedIn.com – 6.5 Million customers affected eHarmony.com – […]
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From the experts | July 24, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
Managing proprietary and public-facing data is key to your core business, growth and reputation and means that it is necessary to manage business and data growth while also handling increased management complexities. Unfortunately, Data Quality is a term that is often misused or ignored,  and even causes alarm in organizations. In this 3-part series, I’ll explore: how to measure […]
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From the experts | July 16, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
In Part 1 of this post, I blogged about how more and more companies are catching on to the value and importance of virtually storing their data. Storage virtualization offers the flexibility to simplify and modernize IT systems and control costs with as little disruption to a business’s data availability as possible. But while it […]
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From the experts | July 16, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
The right VDI security achieves the costs and efficiencies your enterprise is looking for. As server virtualization continues to go mainstream, achieving significant savings by optimizing resource utilization, many organizations are taking the lessons learned and benefits achieved and setting their sights on an even bigger challenge and opportunity: the desktop. Desktop virtualization – or VDI […]
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From the experts | March 16, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
What people don’t realize when it comes to security threats to their websites; it’s not web servers being attacked.  (though it’s not to say that they aren’t vulnerable.)  But what is being attacked is the actual code of the website.  There are some pretty old tricks like SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting that allow […]
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From the experts | February 10, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
Seasoned IT professionals remember dreaming of the potential of a dynamic datacenter. Constrained by platforms that allowed little flexibility, IT managers were forced to forecast, provision and spend on a per-system basis, which inevitably meant that some systems would be taxed while others sat dark. Dynamic datacenter architectures were the stuff of reverie. Well, not […]
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From the experts | January 10, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
They say, be careful what you wish for. A plant needs sunshine and water to grow but give it too much and the plant burns or withers. The same sort of predicament might be said of data center consolidation. Over the last few decades, pulling the plug on inefficiently used servers in a variety of […]