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From the experts | November 25, 2013 by Lesley Morris
Like many companies, Softchoice has invested in a number of collaborative technologies over the years. Some for general use, others for specific tasks in dedicated lines of business. And like many companies, we’ve unfortunately accumulated a hodge-podge of different technologies that are used inconsistently across the organization. Start with an Audit Our IT team agreed that […]
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From the experts | September 12, 2013 by Lesley Morris
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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From the experts | March 25, 2013 by Lesley Morris
Often, new technologies bury old ones – think of the demise of the horse and buggy or the record player. But sometimes, established technologies have a funny way of flailing for a bit then finding a new equilibrium. In-theater movie going, for instance, didn’t die when at-home devices became popular – they both simply learned […]
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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
We’ve learned a lot in the last 18 months. As cautious optimism surrounds economic recovery, what has changed in how organizations are harnessing technology? We assembled a group of Softchoice’s top technology thought leaders and asked them all one question: “What’s on your radar as organizations get back to business?” “In the storage arena it’s […]
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From the experts | October 15, 2012 by Lesley Morris
Everyone has an opinion on the best way to leverage cloud technology. And with all the hype out there, it’s hard to know what’s just hot air and what you can actually use to your organization’s advantage. Our CIO Kevin Wright sat down with the Softchoice Advisor to give some straight talk on successfully riding the […]
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From the experts | October 9, 2012 by Lesley Morris
The last layer of abstraction: Virtualizing it is easier than you think.  If you’ve been following this series of posts – here and here  – you’ve probably already gotten a good sense of the positive impact virtualization can have on migrating two vital layers of abstraction: your Windows 7 OS environment and applications. But there’s […]
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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
Open Systems Availability: Virtualization’s First Frontier What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun… – Ancient proverb  Server virtualization has brought great advances in flexibility, efficiency and responsiveness to today’s always-on, web-enabled data centers.  Although that is what most people think today when […]
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From the experts | July 25, 2012 by Lesley Morris
In 2014, cloud computing was still shifting into the enterprise mainstream. Back then, Softchoice commissioned a study that discovered North American workers were careless users. Specifically, employees who use cloud apps displayed markedly more reckless technology habits and were more likely to put their employers’ networks and corporate data at risk. Two years later, most organizations […]
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From the experts | July 25, 2012 by Lesley Morris
The Consumer Electronics Show was in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago, and product announcements were steadily trickling out. It comes as no surprise that an entire slew of new smartphones, tablets, and laptops has been announced, but a growing trend is all the other intelligent, Wi-Fi connected devices being announced, such as Parrott’s Flower […]
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From the experts | July 23, 2012 by Lesley Morris
Every industry is feeling the pressures of high performance expectations and the need for improved results, but, probably no industry is feeling it more than the resources sector. It’s on the receiving end of close public scrutiny for everything from environmental concerns to the rise in energy prices while also being pressured to boost production to […]
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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 […]

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