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Posts by Joel Hoidas

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From the experts | May 19, 2016 by Joel Hoidas
Just Google BYOD (as of July 16, that 6,340,000 results and counting) and BAM! it’s clear the bring-your-own-device revolution is far more than just a trend. If you’re CIO hasn’t started quivering yet – whether it be from excitement or fear – take a look at some more staggering numbers: 95% of organizations allow employee-owned […]
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From the experts | April 13, 2016 by Joel Hoidas
In 2014, A Softchoice study revealed employees who use cloud apps are reckless and more likely to put corporate data at risk. Two years later, not much has else changed! From lax password security to rogue IT behavior, North American workers are (Still) Careless Users in the Cloud.
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Culture | April 10, 2015 by Joel Hoidas
The Great Place to Work Institute just named Softchoice to its list of “Best Workplaces in Canada” for the 10th year in a row! We are just one of four organizations to make the list all 10 years it has been in Canada. To celebrate a decade of recognition as one of Canada’s top corporate […]
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From the experts | October 7, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
The old rules no longer apply. In the past, you knew how many processors would be committed to a particular application, and you made your software deals accordingly. Now, you face an ambiguous standard. What happens if you are undergoing a license audit during a period of peak demand? Every IT innovation brings with it […]
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From the experts | May 28, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
Over 83% of endpoint infections come from hijacked websites. Have you ever seen those crazy popups that look like a real anti-virus program AntiVirus Plus, System Tools 2011 that look just like Windows Security Center?  This is some pretty nasty malware.  Why is this so successful?  These are the threats we discussed in previous posts.  […]
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From the experts | May 23, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
IT professionals may be reluctant to introduce a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program – and for good reason. Concerns about security, governance and the fact that many employees are hesitant to take on the job of supporting their own devices derail even the best intentioned BYOD program. However, there is more balanced option emerging, and […]
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From the experts | May 16, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
Just Google BYOD (as of July 16, that 6,340,000 results and counting) and BAM! it’s clear the bring-your-own-device revolution is far more than just a trend. If you’re CIO hasn’t started quivering yet – whether it be from excitement or fear – take a look at some more staggering numbers: 95% of organizations allow employee-owned […]
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From the experts | May 5, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
You’re storing more data than you need to. Cut the excess in your infrastructure, and you can benefit from efficiency gains, cost savings and budget that can be redeployed to high impact IT initiatives. All it takes is a little data deduplication. Lower the amount of data you store without sacrificing what you need, and […]
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Culture | March 27, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
The following is the final post in a series that has run throughout March.
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Culture | March 20, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
The following is the third post in a series of four running every Thursday throughout March. Read the previous posts by clicking here: Part 1 and Part 2.   Softchoice’s corporate giving program, Softchoice Cares, is led by an all employee board.
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Culture | March 13, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
The following is the second post in a series of four that are running every Thursday throughout March. Read the previous post by clicking here: Part 1. Softchoice’s corporate giving program, Softchoice Cares, is led by an all employee board.
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Culture | March 6, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
The following is the first post in a series of four that will appear every Thursday throughout March. Softchoice’s corporate giving program, Softchoice Cares, is led by an all employee board. Over an 18-month term, the board supports all employee philanthropic programs in the communities across North America, and they plan and execute an international […]
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Culture | November 19, 2013 by Joel Hoidas
It’s part of the Softchoice culture to find ways to give back. It’s contagious even. A single employee-led fundraiser has the potential to inspire new ideas, new ways to give back, and a greater personal connection to the company’s grassroots charitable efforts.