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From the experts | May 19, 2016 by Joel Hoidas
Presenting Softchoice’s Top 6 backup challenges brought on by the virtualization revolution. Few who’ve seen virtualization implemented in their organizations would debate its benefits. Reduced costs, fewer physical servers, less IT admin time – what’s not to love? But as users rely more on virtual machines, protecting the virtual environment is becoming more critical and […]
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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
Further reducing routine maintenance of your environment with dynamic provisioning and automation.  In the last post, I likened the virtualized application model to an organism of sorts, where each individual component can work together virtually as a dynamic pool of resources. But what happens when something isn’t working as it should?  Well, that’s really where […]
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From the experts | May 28, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
The computer under your desk is a big, clunky thing with a lot of moving parts. And moving parts mean that, sooner or later, some of those parts are going to break. That’s why, realistically, the traditional desktop has a three- to five-year lifespan.  But the increasingly widespread adoption of virtualization and data centers is […]
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From the experts | May 23, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
In my previous Behind the Scenes post, I explored how we developed and rolled out our own Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. With such heavy activity in the media coupled by relentless pressure from users, by now you’re probably seriously thinking about following our lead and taking the plunge into mobile consumerization-station. Hold it […]
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From the experts | May 16, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
Back in the golden age of IT ( about 8 years ago),  the only thing you had to worry about running on your network was data. It was easier then to troubleshoot problems and find solutions. Then came voice, added to the network to leverage the infrastructure and save costs, and more recently video and […]
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From the experts | May 5, 2014 by Joel Hoidas
Because it’s hard to keep up with the latest best practices, we asked Infotech Indaba to create a report that provides practical advice, broad and balanced insight and an unbiased point of view.To read the full whitepaper, go to Softchoice’s Optimized Datacenter We wanted to share some of the key trends identified in the report, as we believe […]
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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.

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