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Client Computing | May 14, 2013 by Jason McNeill
Companies who jump into implementing a collaboration solution get so bogged down with project specs, purchasing and implementation concerns that they forget the most important factor: end-user adoption. Hans Hwang, VP of Advanced Services at Cisco says “…the high cost of low adoption really kicks [in] when under-adoption stops collaboration-enabled strategic initiatives in their tracks.” Basically, […]
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A single spreadsheet, containing the names and birthdays of your customers, accidentally published by a contractor. Cost: $20 million. Unencrypted backup tapes with over 20 years of data, lifted from the back of a truck. Cost: $4.9 billion. The hindsight of needing a better compliancy plan: absolutely worthless. This is no MasterCard commercial. It’s just […]
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At the risk of oversimplifying, one of the biggest points of contention when it comes to deploying or expanding a unified communications (UC) solution comes down to a question of direction: Which way should you go: Microsoft or Cisco – or both? At Softchoice, we believe you can’t make technology decisions without a solid understanding […]
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From the experts | December 7, 2012 by Jason McNeill
“How would it impact your business if  you saved 40 to 60% on your overall security spend, and get better security?” This is the question I ask clients most during consulting engagements. Typically there are a variety of responses that end with the question “how?” Related Posts Putting CYOD to the Ultimate Test – 8,000 […]
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From the experts | November 12, 2012 by Jason McNeill
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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There’s no denying it: employee-owned mobile devices, with frequent off-site network access, are the new normal for the next generation of workers. Although adoption of BYOD programs is steadily climbing, security concerns for IT leaders continue to deepen. A 2012 Forrester survey of senior IT executives confirms security is their Number 1 concern regarding BYOD. And a 2012 Economist […]
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NetApp FAS2000: A new storage system to help mid-sized businesses rein in their Exchange and SharePoint infrastructure. There’s little doubt that applications like Microsoft® Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint have made it easier and more affordable for businesses large, mid and small to better connect, collaborate and compete. But it isn’t all a bed of roses, of […]
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If you are an organization with Microsoft Exchange and/or SharePoint in your environment, you are continually managing availability requirements, a proliferation of Exchange Server databases and a huge amount of SharePoint data. You may be considering an upgrade to the latest versions to take advantage of the technology improvements. But did you know that both Exchange […]