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From the experts | November 25, 2013 by Lesley Morris
This is the third entry in a series about how Softchoice implemented BYOC. We hope you find the series interesting and look forward to your comments and thoughts on your experiences. As Madeleine’s blog series on Softchoice’s journey from Blackberry to BYOD is starting to wrap up, I’ve now started on a new journey considering whether Softchoice should expand BYOD […]
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From the experts | September 12, 2013 by Lesley Morris
The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for administering the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 as well as associated regulations, on behalf of the Ontario provincial government. RECO was established in 1997 as a delegated administrative authority under the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, to enhance professionalism, […]
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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. The future of client computing has a very different look and feel.  There are a couple of driving forces and they are driving hard and fast. Always on connectivity is actually finally pervading.  Smartphones with 8MB/s data connections have been here for approximately […]
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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
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 | October 15, 2012 by Lesley Morris
BYOD embodies many requirements that stretch outside the traditional realm of IT including change management, policy development and program delivery. We recognize there’s a disconnect between business and IT as it relates to BYOD – and this is what we’re doing to help our clients navigate with the launch of the Softchoice Innovation Office. Related […]
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From the experts | October 9, 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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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
From rumors of cost savings, to greater employee satisfaction, to more productivity – the reasons for initiating a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy span far and wide. In the second addition to Softchoice’s BYOD Behind the Scenes Blog Series (read the first here), I wanted to explore exactly what triggered our decision to adopt a bring-your-own-device policy. […]
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From the experts | July 25, 2012 by Lesley Morris
It’s time to get started Once your captains er– leaders are on board with the benefits and significant cost savings an efficient data center can deliver, it’s time to assess your current infrastructure and create a plan. The very first thing you need to do is,  “Shunt the deuterium from the main cryo-pump to the […]
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From the experts | July 25, 2012 by Lesley Morris
In the world of IT, ten years feels like a few lifetimes. Just think … A decade ago, you needed a huge capital investment and a team of professionals to buy, install and manage software. Today, low-cost SaaS and high-bandwidth Internet allow you to receive most business technologies through the cloud. Ten years ago, employees […]
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From the experts | July 23, 2012 by Lesley Morris
In Part 1, we took a look at some of the big picture challenges facing IT pros when it comes to the exponential growth in storage needs. But what about the solutions? What factors should you be looking out for as you move to a more proactive – rather than reactive – storage strategy? Gartner, […]
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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 […]