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Posts by Lesley Morris

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From the experts | November 25, 2013 by Lesley Morris
This can be a very difficult question.  A question that has created many products and solutions (inside and outside of IT…think insurance.)  Other than the people, the most critical asset we have in most organizations is the information.  If it were not for that information we wouldn’t need all of the switches, routers, servers, and storage. […]
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From the experts | September 12, 2013 by Lesley Morris
Storage always makes me think of the late, great George Carlin’s classic comedy routine about stuff. “Sometimes you’ve got to move, you’ve got to get a bigger house. Why? Too much stuff! You’ve got to move all your stuff. And maybe put some of your stuff in storage. Imagine that – there’s a whole industry […]
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From the experts | March 25, 2013 by Lesley Morris
This article originally appeared on Stephen’s personal blog. You can visit it here. Right now there are several types of Mobile Device Management solutions.  They all have their place when you consider security and total cost of ownership.  Some of them are going to be much more secure giving more piece of mind.  Others are going […]
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Microsoft | December 7, 2012 by Lesley Morris
Toyota recently announced plans to deploy a cutting-edge, unified Microsoft communications and collaboration solution – one that includes voice, IM, video and productivity – to nearly a quarter million of its employees. The Japan-based automaker, which holds offices worldwide, unveiled its plans to deploy the full Microsoft collaboration suite to 200,000 global employees on October […]
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Microsoft | December 6, 2012 by Lesley Morris
According to Forester Research there will be 63 million telecommuters in the US by 2016 or 43% of the workforce. It seems everyone wants to be able to work anywhere, anytime and on any device. Every organization debates the best way to connect its people, process and technology. There are certainly lots of options and […]
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Client Computing | November 16, 2012 by Lesley Morris
Intel first introduced the Ultrabook concept with the goal of working with major PC Vendors to create ultra-slim, ultra-powerful machines that could offer the convenience and portability of a tablet, yet still retain most of the functionalities of a traditional notebook. While the first generation of Ultrabooks were generally seen as better suited to personal […]
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From the experts | November 5, 2012 by Lesley Morris
In December 2006, TJX – the company that owns retailers TJMaxx, Marshalls in US, and Winners and HomeSense in Canada – found suspicious software on its computer systems. Three months later, TJX admitted that a computer security breach had occurred and that more than 45 million of its shoppers’ credit cards had been compromised. The […]
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From the experts | October 15, 2012 by Lesley Morris
Most hear “server virtualization” and think: efficiency, ease of management, high availability and flexibility. But these benefits – the aim of sound IT planning – really only extend to the server (and in some cases application) layer. Administration, it turns out, is a whole other kettle of fish. That’s because the complexities of introducing server […]
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From the experts | October 9, 2012 by Lesley Morris
So you’re tasked with planning your organization’s cloud environment. How do you identify how much cloud infrastructure is required to meet the needs of your end users, but also deliver overall cost savings for your boss? I’ve assembled 10 Tips for Sizing the Cloud in the following cheat sheet. It will answer many of your questions […]
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Client Computing | September 15, 2012 by Lesley Morris
What’s the potential of the cloud? How does it fit with your organization? What are the first steps to get started? If you’re considering a move to the cloud, then you’ll want to attend Softchoice’s Cloud event September 25th in Toronto. We’ve brought together industry experts and Softchoice thought leaders to share their unique insights […]
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From the experts | September 14, 2012 by Lesley Morris
 Once upon a time, you delivered an operating system to your employees on their desktop devices – or maybe you still are. You had applications and user profiles on your desktops too. And of course, your service level agreements (SLAs) were tied to the hardware as well because the hardware counted most. If it broke, […]
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From the experts | July 25, 2012 by Lesley Morris
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 | July 25, 2012 by Lesley Morris
There’s a perfect storm out there and it’s causing a radical change to the desktop environment. The proof is everywhere. Start with the prominent use of Windows XP, a 10-year- old operating system causing a mass migration to Windows 7. Next is a sea of aging client hardware, remnants of down-economy budget crises. Combine these […]
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From the experts | July 23, 2012 by Lesley Morris
At a recent Softchoice-hosted conference in Toronto, customers turned up in droves to learn about one thing – the virtual desktop. If the popularity of this event signals one thing it’s that interest in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has reached a tipping point. And for good reason. A look at the average desktop environment will […]
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Softchoice was recently an exhibitor at the annual CiscoPlus (formerly known as Cisco Networkers) technology conference and tradeshow in Toronto. It was a great opportunity for us to share our perspectives on how we can help our customers build better businesses through Softchoice Services, and also a great way to see old friends, colleagues and partners. […]
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Get direct anytime access to Cisco expertise with Cisco SMARTnet Service. Today, your network is a strategic platform in a world that demands better integration between people, information and ideas. That means networks, the applications that run on them and the people who use them work best when these components work well together. Cisco® Smart […]
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Be careful, they say, what you wish for. Most organizations have at last bought into the promise of near-fully virtualized enterprise data centers. And, in the long run, that’s unquestionably a good thing. After all, virtualizing your data center offers a variety of potential benefits from reduced upfront capital to lower operating costs. Yet a whole […]
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Client Computing | April 16, 2012 by Lesley Morris
Over the next five years, a billion more people will be using the internet with an estimated 15 billion connected devices and untold more visual and interactive content, increasing the internet’s data footprint to over 1,000 Exabytes – or (get used to hearing this term a lot more) – 1 Zettabyte. This trifecta of more […]
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Enterprise Software | April 16, 2012 by Lesley Morris
It’s time to take backup of virtual environments seriously. While virtualization makes almost everything easier in the data center, one area that’s fallen behind is backup. In fact, in 2011, Symantec identified customers taking shortcuts to protecting information in physical and virtual environments, as if virtual systems were less important and companies were willing to […]
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Out of many, one. The history of enterprise computing has been marked by compromises between scale and simplicity. As systems increased in scale, they also increased in complexity, and as complexity increased, so did the expense of deployment and ongoing management. That’s why it’s hardly surprising that today more than 70 percent of IT budgets […]
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The explosive growth in data and increased complexity are some of the biggest challenges in storage management today. But the old ways of buying and managing storage no longer cut it. Resource constraints from physical storage resources to human resources make it even more vital for organizations to optimize and simplify their infrastructure. Unaddressed and […]
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The best data in the world isn’t much use if it’s hard to access or difficult to recover. And if you are spending a lot of time managing data resources, then it’s hard to deliver the innovation, agility and flexibility organizations require to thrive today. Did you know that the first tape drive was created […]