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The Softchoice Blog: Collaboration

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Cloud | July 24, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
We have seen incredible and rapid change in recent times. The idea of “digital transformation” for instance has seen its definition shift dramatically. For a long time, most of us accepted that the concept involved a long-term strategy to adopt new technologies that would help us to modernize business processes, achieve greater efficiency and in […]
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Cloud | July 22, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
As we announced last Monday, Softchoice has been recognized as the Microsoft’s Canada Partner of the Year for 2020. We are honored to have been ranked among Microsoft’s best commercial channel partners in Canada and to be recognized for excellence in delivering enterprise-grade solutions and services across the entire Microsoft technology stack. “Being named Microsoft’s […]
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Collaboration | July 21, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
If you’re prioritizing the acceleration of remote work right now, how are you delivering fast, spread out and great experiences every time? Coming out of the acute crisis climate of COVID-19, many organizations faced the struggles of forced change, but also found some upside in the disruption. Now is a time of both urgency and […]
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Collaboration | June 2, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
  Videoconferencing technology isn’t new, but it has experienced a distinct rise in popularity and strategic importance  as many more organizations shift to remote work.  A flash survey of 550 U.S. employers in March 2020 and found that 67% of them were in the process of allowing more workers to telecommute. As these working arrangements […]
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Collaboration | May 28, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act are two pieces of legislation that have been adopted and implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States. Together, they aim to provide the public with greater access to 9-1-1 emergency services while also improving emergency response outcomes. The legislation affects US-based manufacturers, managers and operators […]
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Cloud | May 25, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
The Softchoice Virtual Discovery Expo (VDX) 2020 has now wrapped. Over 2,000 people registered to hear from Softchoice and our exhibitor partners about the areas driving their digital transformation today. This year, our full-day virtual tech expo happened in a much different context than the inaugural event in 2019. Attendees took away an important message: […]
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Cloud | April 29, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Events of the past few months have forced organizations to make technology changes and investments that they weren’t expecting or that were planned for further in the future. In short order, new priorities supplanted existing plans, with long-term transformation projects paused in favor of immediate actions to adjust to new operating environments and  ensure business […]
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Collaboration | April 21, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
The recent surge in full-time remote workers is putting corporate networks under unusual stress. More people than ever are connecting through virtual private networks (VPNs), taking frequent video calls or meetings and accessing business applications from outside the office. Without a LAN/WAN infrastructure designed and optimized for the new all-remote workforce, poor connectivity and degraded […]
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Collaboration | April 1, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
  When “business as usual” is disrupted, organizations must address these priorities: Keeping employees and customers safe while sustaining operations   Enabling a remote workforce for the short and long term   Ensuring the business continuity plan is ready for this or any situation  To address the human and business impact, IT leaders are being called upon to answer key questions for the following five challenges:  Collaboration  The Challenge: Keeping employees engaged and […]
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Collaboration | March 26, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
The situation surrounding COVID-19 has required many organizations to adjust their way of working. Cybercriminals are doing the same.  The need to shift many workforces to all-remote work creates new challenges, complicating an already complex cybersecurity landscape.   Across the globe, malicious actors are leveraging confusion and uncertainty around this unprecedented scenario to target individuals, businesses and their users.  With many or all end users working […]
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Collaboration | March 17, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
This past week, organizations and IT departments across the world crossed a new frontier: remote work for everyone.   While business continuity planning has always been part of an IT department’s mandate, organizations and their people have not seen disruption to business-as-usual on this scale before. Preparing to adapt to a fast-changing scenario like the one […]
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Collaboration | March 12, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
Events like COVID-19 could make remote work necessary for everyone. For those who prefer the office, we’ve compiled these tips to help you keep to your usual, productive routine wherever possible.  1. It’s Business as Usual… Follow the same routine you would as if you were going into the office. Structure your day around your […]
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Collaboration | March 9, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
For some, the opportunity to work from a location other than the core office is a perk.   But remote work is much more than that: It’s a critical aspect of business continuity planning. When going into the office or traveling for work aren’t possible or safe, the ability to connect and collaborate easily and without […]
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Collaboration | March 3, 2020 by Softchoice Advisor
As an IT leader, you want to help users to be as productive as possible.  To do this, you need to provide a frictionless technology experience.  But in today’s security landscape, protecting users and data is non-negotiable. The result? IT leaders face a dilemma between productivity and security.   With too much protection, real agility becomes impossible. Too little protection, however, leaves […]
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Collaboration | October 11, 2019 by Ryan Coverdale
Do you remember the first time you heard of the cloud?
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Cloud | October 9, 2019 by Liz Teodorini
Virtual Discovery Expo, or VDX—a free, online-only tech conference—just wrapped and the community is still abuzz about it. VDX featured more than 25 disruptive vendors, along with breakout sessions, networking opportunities and downloadable takeaway content. We love tech conferences, and so we were excited to deliver this one right to our customers’ desks. Enough exciting […]
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Collaboration | September 10, 2019 by Ross Haven
The right collaboration tools can have a huge positive impact on productivity. But collaboration can’t always wait for a scheduled meeting. In the workplace, casual conversations become working sessions at a moment’s notice. Whether they’re at the water cooler or across the world, colleagues need the ability to create, share and contribute without friction.
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Collaboration | September 9, 2019 by Greg Treanor
Want your business to stay competitive? Change the way you do business.
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Collaboration | September 9, 2019 by Veronica Skender
Change is painful  Change is not automatic. Human behavior tells us that change is hard and it takes time. Gone are the days when IT departments turned on new technologies without input from their end users. “Deploy it and they will come” doesn’t work. There’s no “one size fits all” solution. Successful adoption of Teams is […]
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Collaboration | June 24, 2019 by Softchoice Advisor
If one thing drives the modern workplace, it’s technology. From new work devices to the rise of the cloud, mobile and big data, technology has changed the way we do our jobs. But with new opportunities, the “digital office” brings new challenges. Users want a technology experience that meets their rising expectations. They don’t like interference […]
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Collaboration | May 29, 2019
In late 2016, the authors of a joint report from Harvard Business Review (HBR) and Ernst & Young (EY) asked if collaboration had become the new innovation.
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Collaboration | April 18, 2019 by Arun Kirupananthan
Surface Hub 2S provides best in class collaboration with a portable design, 4K+ Display, Stylus, and a plethora of collaboration features.
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Collaboration | December 6, 2018
Advanced collaboration tools will be indispensable in the coming years. Work is more collaborative and remote than ever, and that trend is continuing. 72% of workers will be working remotely by 2020, and 80% of employee time is currently spent collaborating.
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Collaboration | November 30, 2018 by Siobhan Cox
This is part two in a series about my experience at Cisco Partner Summit 2018. Part one reviewed the evolution of Cisco’s networking products and inspirational brand campaign. In this installment, we’ll cover how Cisco is revolutionizing the huddle room and the individual customer experience.
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Collaboration | November 15, 2018
Data is today’s big differentiator. With the right analytics in place, it has the power to drive business operations, rather than report on them. With the right insights, an organization can find natural advantages in any of its processes. But for a long time, the CIO served as a data “plumber.” The top priority: ensuring […]
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Cloud | June 29, 2018 by luisa
In April, I attended the Cisco Collaboration Summit. It was an opportunity to gather insight about Cisco’s new collaboration portfolio, and to meet the innovators behind its execution. This year, the focus was on simplicity. As Senior Vice President Rowan Troloppe said in the keynote address, the company obsesses over the principle of “simple.” Staying […]
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Collaboration | June 5, 2018
Why the Days of Lengthy and Expensive Onboarding May be Over  When consumers buy a new device, they’ve come to expect a seamless configuration and setup process. While enterprise technology has failed to keep up, there may be hope yet.
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Collaboration | May 29, 2018 by Angela Cope
If no one came to work on Monday, how much would your organization lose in profit that day? What about a week? An entire month? You may not realize it, but many organizations are losing as many as 35 days per year to unproductive activity from their workforce. Improving employee productivity has become one of […]
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Collaboration | May 17, 2018
The common mantra of Burning Man attendees is that you don’t understand it until you’ve attended. And, an increasing number of tech industry practitioners are “getting it.” The annual gathering of approximately 70,000 that congregate at a dried up river bed in the Nevada desert has welcomed some of the industry’s most esteemed players. Including […]
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Collaboration | December 28, 2017
The prospect of migrating from on-premises infrastructure to cloud-based infrastructure is intimidating. Sure, there are productivity gains to be realized as users can consume, create, and share data more easily, or collaborate with multiple users on almost any device from virtually anywhere.
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Collaboration | December 18, 2017 by Arun Kirupananthan
Today’s workplaces are undergoing rapid technological change at the most fundamental level. Modern workspaces are no longer confined to desks, and employees no longer contribute only from dedicated workstations.
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Collaboration | November 30, 2017 by Liz Teodorini
Creatives who want to keep up with what’s new and essential in their field go to Adobe MAX. Adobe wowed attendees in Las Vegas in October with their Creative Cloud suite, featuring improvements to flagship products and new cutting-edge tools. Built to address the main challenges facing creatives—collaboration and mobility—this next generation software allows users […]
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Collaboration | September 13, 2017 by Arun Kirupananthan
Logitech – a prominent consumer brand, is making big waves in the enterprise space by disrupting the video collaboration hardware space. Read more.
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Collaboration | August 30, 2017 by Arun Kirupananthan
Today, your video conferences happen in a dedicated conference room, relying on specialized two-way equipment. This technology is complex and cost-heavy. It often requires dedicated A/V or IT support to set up. For this reason, you’ve relegated video conferencing to the boardroom.