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The Softchoice Blog: Enterprise Software

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Enterprise Software | June 3, 2019 by Susana Byun
Signing up for the VMware Enterprise Licensing Agreement (VMware ELA) is a major undertaking, one that comes with many questions and considerations.
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Enterprise Software | May 14, 2019 by Susana Byun
Did you know that you can reduce your licensing costs, simplify management and maximize your ROI through a Cisco Enterprise Agreement?
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Enterprise Software | May 10, 2019 by Susana Byun
As businesses embrace cloud subscriptions, you may be considering or already using Adobe’s Value Incentive Plan (VIP). But how do you know if Adobe’s subscription program is the right fit? Or, if you already have VIP, how do you get the most value from it? Continue reading to find out… What is Adobe VIP? Adobe […]
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Enterprise Software | May 1, 2019 by Lou Heil
If you have a baseline of 1000 knowledge workers and are still buying Cisco software licenses ‘à la carte’ read on to learn how Cisco’s Enterprise Agreement (EA) will dramatically reduce your licensing and support costs.
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With hundreds of VMware ELA negotiations under our belt, we decided to shed some light on the situation. Below you will find a high-level summary of a recent webinar hosted by our VMware experts
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Enterprise Software | February 25, 2019
Despite the fact VMware has only three core licensing programs – a far cry from other technologies such as Microsoft and Adobe ­– it’s still challenging to know exactly which licensing program is the right choice for your organization. Let’s take a deep look at the three VMware licensing programs available, and help you decide which is […]
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Enterprise Software | December 31, 2018 by Maya Cieszynska
Organizations are increasingly looking to open source clouds and platforms to close skills gaps and prepare for the coming wave of digital transformation disruptions. Consider this report from MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte. The study showed nine in 10 global executives predict their industries will be disrupted by digital trends. Unfortunately, only 44% of […]
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Enterprise Software | December 31, 2018 by Maya Cieszynska
In this era of hybrid cloud, where IT is asked to do more — and to do it faster but with less — automation is perhaps the enterprise’s most powerful, promising ally. Yet, while the benefits of automating IT are clear, from reducing complexity to accelerating operations and improving hybrid cloud management, it’s not always […]
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Enterprise Software | December 30, 2018 by mapr
We are pleased to announce that Softchoice has been named Cisco Canada Architectural Excellence Partner of the Year: Lifecycle/Software. Our team received the award at the Cisco Partner Summit 2018 in Las Vegas in recognition of our innovation, leadership and best practices as a Cisco business partner in Canada.
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Enterprise Software | December 15, 2018 by Harry Nama
Cisco solutions represent a significant expenditure for most organizations. It is hardly surprising given that Cisco technologies power so much of today’s IT infrastructure – from networking and security, to the data center and collaboration. To help customers simplify their license management and increase the impact of their investments in software, Cisco has introduced a […]
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Enterprise Software | November 29, 2018 by Susana Byun
It’s a fact of our digital age: today’s hyper-connected consumers want more personalization and relevancy with every brand interaction and more of them are willing to share personal information with brands they trust. Especially if it means that they’ll get better service, personalized offers, lower prices, or other benefits.
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Enterprise Software | November 27, 2018 by Arun Kirupananthan
Convertible tablets, 2-in-1 PCs and foldable phones blur the line between “work computer” and “personal device.” Software providers like Adobe continue the trend by extending powerful capabilities to their mobile apps.
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Enterprise Software | November 26, 2018 by Arun Kirupananthan
The cybersecurity war isn’t going well. You can just follow the money. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2018, security spending will have grown by 8% compared to 2017. Despite this, the Cybersecurity trend is more breaches in 201 than ever before.
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Enterprise Software | November 19, 2018 by Harry Nama
Cisco Enterprise Agreements (EAs) can be great for Cisco customers. No, scratch that, they can be amazing. Without one, you’re buying everything piecemeal, which is a hassle and can lead to constant stress about managing a sprawling variety of tools. With an EA, you’ve got a unified package that’s elegant, easy to manage, and often […]
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Enterprise Software | November 13, 2018 by Arnab Chakravarty
You’ve probably heard of the famous Pareto Principle, otherwise known as the 80/20 rule. The principle, quite simply, is that in many domains of life, 80% of the outcomes come from 20% of the causes. Applied to business, roughly 20% of your clients, your best clients, power 80% of your business.
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Enterprise Software | October 30, 2018 by Susana Byun
Three days. Hundreds of hours of talks and workshops. One massive keynote presentation. The 2018 Adobe MAX conference resonated with one clear message: Adobe is re-imagining the process of creativity. The primary instrument of this “re-imagining” is Adobe Creative Cloud. Announcements at the annual event saw Adobe doubling-down on the infusion of AI and machine […]
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Enterprise Software | October 22, 2018 by luisa
*Cisco Spark is now Cisco Webex* The way your organization works together is changing. You understand moving to a cloud collaboration suite could complement, or even replace, your current unified communications (UC) solution. But, until now, you’ve hesitated to invest in a public cloud-based service because: You worry adding high-traffic cloud services to your environment […]
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Enterprise Software | October 15, 2018 by Arun Kirupananthan
There is a disappointing trend in cybersecurity – there’s more cybersecurity spending than ever, with fewer returns. This year, Gartner projects that enterprises will spend 8% more on security than in 2017. Meanwhile, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of significant data breaches grew 37% last year. Why are breaches growing with spending? There’s no […]
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Enterprise Software | September 12, 2018 by Arnab Chakravarty
Tools marketed as “analytics” are sometimes excellent. But not always. To tell the difference, it’s important to know what analytics are, in plain language. Otherwise, you might expect analytics to be the silver bullet that solves everything when the reality is a little more nuanced.
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Enterprise Software | August 23, 2018 by Maya Cieszynska
If you’re like most organizations, your Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) is one of your largest IT expenses. It has likely served you well for years (or decades), providing discounts for standardizing on Microsoft. But IT environments have evolved and — with the shift to the cloud, and the lifecycle of software solutions and new features […]
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According to IBM, there are three very different types of C-suite executives. In a report presented at IEF 2018, they laid out the differences. They call the classes the reinventors, the practitioners, and the aspirationals. And the first thing to know about these classes is that the reinventors are the leaders.
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People are at the heart of all innovation. And people have always used technology as a tool to get ahead in their work and increasingly, their social lives. As the business world embraces the online, digital landscape, it also becomes more human.
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We all know that small improvements can make huge changes in life. A slightly better-fitting shoe can mean your feet don’t hurt at the end of the day. Tidying your apartment a little can make the difference between feeling like a slob and feeling like a put-together adult. This also applies to everything in your […]
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The Ever-Evolving Licensing Landscape Microsoft is introducing sweeping changes to their licensing programs this month. With the continued shift to Cloud, Microsoft has also increased the tempo of new product releases. With so much change, it is difficult to know what will affect your business, licensing compliance and, more importantly, how.
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The last thing anyone wants during an audit is a surprise. Simple mistakes, like using technologies without a full understanding of how they affect licensing, can result in unintended consequences and unforeseen costs.
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Microsoft recently announced a series of price increases, effective October 1, 2018. These price increases will impact Microsoft’s hero suite of products and many under the most popular licensing agreements. This will affect most companies, including government, healthcare, finance, and retail, with the exception of educational and non-profit organizations.
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Cloud | July 30, 2018 by Arun Kirupananthan
Adobe has redefined the way design work is done. That definition is still changing. With the newest additions to Creative Cloud, they’ve made it possible for your team to collaborate more fluidly, create compelling content on mobile devices, and effortlessly cross the barriers between different mediums.
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The number of Microsoft products has more than doubled over the past six years, introducing new purchasing programs and requirements in the process. The reality is, a licensing strategy developed even just three years ago is almost certainly no longer optimized for today. Remaining compliant has become a moving target. If you’re not moving with it, you’re putting yourself at risk of […]
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The core of Planning Analytics is its information-handling capabilities. This set of features is akin to Excel on (legal) steroids. It has all of the Excel tools you love, with no data entry required. All the data is pulled from the appropriate sources automatically.
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Enterprise Software | June 14, 2018 by Jeff Kroth
Alibaba makes sure each employee is trained in analytics so they can spur innovation at every level. Nike uses data from the NikePlus platform to drive product development. In 2018, everyone is using big data. Some are using it well – but some are not.
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Enterprise Software | May 30, 2018 by Chris Martin
Most IT professionals have heard of Meraki. Its elegance, flexibility, and scalability have attracted over 250,000 customers who have 3.5 million active Meraki devices. But fewer know about Meraki Insight, for the MX Firewall platform. It’s a tool that takes the ease of Meraki to troubleshooting in an intuitive and highly available fashion. It brings […]
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Rather than assume that brick and mortar is dead, it’s more sensible to imagine that the presence of new technology will change or enhance it. And this appears to be what’s happening.
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Enterprise Software | April 26, 2018 by Jeff Kroth
The amount of data that companies can wield is increasing at an unprecedented rate, and it’s one of the most precious resources that a smart company has. But “data” requires proper handling.
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Enterprise Software | April 12, 2018 by Jeff Kroth
IBM Think 2018 was a must-attend conference for anyone who cares about the future of IT. Participants left feeling inspired, both by insights about how to use technology today and by forecasts about what they’ll need to know tomorrow.
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Enterprise Software | January 31, 2018 by Arun Kirupananthan
Learn how Workspace One can help your organization embrace the digital transformation that enables your employees to be productive anywhere, on any device.
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Enterprise Software | November 29, 2017 by Arnab Chakravarty
The internet is teeming with valuable market data. It’s where consumers go to share their thoughts, feelings, and opinions about the products they love – or hate. Unfortunately, a lot of actionable data is buried under piles and piles of useless information. When it comes to harnessing that social data, the challenge is separating the treasure from the trash.
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Enterprise Software | November 13, 2017 by Emily A. Davidson
We just launched The Amplify Vendor Flipbook to help curate, highlight and share technology news and advice that might not be on your radar…yet. Amplify is an inclusive, vendor flipbook. It offers a way to review information about new vendors and their technology.
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Enterprise Software | November 3, 2017 by Arun Kirupananthan
SSO simplifies logins for your Adobe users and protects files with top-of-the-line security. It empowers your IT team to manage all logins centrally.
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Enterprise Software | October 16, 2017
In this Power BI webinar, hosted by our Microsoft Solutions Architect we broke down what it means to be a modern BI business, and how to build it.
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We explore Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) solution and how it enhances Windows 10 management for cloud-first, mobile-first environments.
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Enterprise Software | June 20, 2017
Turmoil has engulfed the IT department. The licensing of software critical to outlying lines of business is under dispute… When it comes to software licensing, the worst-case scenario is the dreaded vendor audit. The risk is real and it’s not a scare tactic. A Gartner analysis from 2014 showed that 68% percent of companies would […]
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In this article, we cover the key benefits of subscription licensing and why now is the perfect time to make the move from maintenance to subscription.
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Enterprise Software | April 21, 2017 by luisa
Communication is key to your business. Even for a day, a failing communications infrastructure could mean heavy losses. Cisco Unified Communication Manager (CUCM), formerly CallManager, is the market leading call management platform with tens of millions of soft clients deployed. It connects telephony, video and other collaboration endpoints in your organization.
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Working without the latest tools of the trade puts you at a disadvantage in any profession. Missing the latest features means your employees aren’t as well-equipped as they could be. For design professionals, Autodesk BIM and CAD software are often must-have items in the toolbox.
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Enterprise Software | September 21, 2016
Modern analytics tools help organizations spot crime and fraud before it happens – only if investigators are willing to use them. See how IBM analytics are helping fraud analysts and law enforcement to change the status quo and craft airtight cases against today’s criminals.
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Enterprise Software | September 19, 2016 by Tania Stadnik
This article is the third in a five-part series profiling companies leading the field in disruptive technology.  Threats to organization’s data become more sophisticated and insidious with every year, forcing companies to look at security from different angles and more holistically. Many security professionals and companies feel it’s no longer enough to monitor and secure the network […]
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Enterprise Software | September 15, 2016 by Tania Stadnik
This article is the fourth in a five-part series profiling companies leading the field in disruptive technology.  A security system is only as strong as the weakest link — and often that’s employees. Time and again, studies have shown that even the smartest people are falling victim to phishing and social engineering attacks. Protecting against threats like […]
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Enterprise Software | September 14, 2016 by Tania Stadnik
As we’ve explored in previous articles, combatting today’s IT security threats means identifying and responding to threats in real-time. To meet this demand, ESET has developed software that uses a two pronged approach to react immediately to both known and emerging threats.
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Enterprise Software | September 14, 2016 by Tania Stadnik
This article is the second in a five-part series profiling companies leading the field in disruptive technology.  Anyone who’s done enough can attest that business travel can often be a pain, but especially around the reporting and management of travel and expenses (T&E). Traditionally employees become bogged down for hours with the physical paperwork, often having to […]
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Enterprise Software | September 13, 2016 by Tania Stadnik
Many people in the industry are touting Windows 10 as not just an operating system, but a new vision for how the world relates to technology.  That peaked our interest, so we scoured through hundreds of resources and had a number of team member’s user test the system. Here is a snapshot of the best […]
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Enterprise Software | August 3, 2016 by Tania Stadnik
Every year Dell World gathers thought leaders, subject matter experts and IT professionals in an immersive and collaborative environment of keynotes, breakout sessions, hands-on labs, engineer-led demonstrations and whiteboard sessions. Learn how to get the most from the event.
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This article addresses three of the most common misconceptions about Autodesk Subscription.  In January 2016, Autodesk discontinued selling new perpetual licenses for most of its standalone products. Instead, clients must now purchase an Autodesk Subscription for their favorite software, including AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, 3ds Max, Revit and more. While subscription-based licensing has become standard practice for […]
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Enterprise Software | February 24, 2016 by Mark Schuppisser
At Softchoice, we recognize that Creative Cloud is a major change for our clients. But on closer inspection, it’s a positive change, and one which benefits everyone.
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Enterprise Software | December 17, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
This article addresses the most common concerns about Autodesk’s new licensing and subscription options coming in early 2016. We hope you use it to prepare to make an informed decision for your business. Autodesk announced that effective January 31, 2016 it will discontinue selling new perpetual licenses for most of its standalone products. Until then, clients will have […]
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Enterprise Software | October 26, 2015 by Debbie Stephenson
As technology continues to transform the modern workplace, organizations are looking at all the ways they can leverage that transformation into tangible savings. Softchoice strategic partner Intel realized that one way to do this in its own organization was to enable and encourage ever-greater collaboration.
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Enterprise Software | October 22, 2015 by Mark Schuppisser
If it’s been a while since you upgraded your Adobe software, you’re missing out. This year, Adobe released two major game-changers; Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 and Acrobat DC. Our team reveals their five compelling reasons to upgrade now.
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If you are a commercial or government entity, there’s a good chance you’re currently using Adobe software within your organization. How confident are you that you’re on the right buying program, and getting the best price? Not leveraging the right buying program has a financial impact (you could be missing out on cost saving opportunities), and carries the risk of non-compliance. While […]
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Softchoice recently hosted the webinar, “Getting to Know Box: 5 Essential Things You Want to Know.” Brian Clendenin, Enterprise Sales Lead at Box, and Trevor Kyle, our Box Specialist at Softchoice, walked clients through some of the unique capabilities of Box, demonstrating its leadership in the enterprise content collaboration market. Here is a quick recap of the […]
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On June 15, 2015 Adobe announced the release of Creative Cloud 2015. This is the third major update to Creative Cloud since Adobe made its entrance to cloud-based subscription in December 2012. Here are some of the new features you can expect.
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Enterprise Software | May 19, 2015
The last few years have seen businesses bombarded with various cloud-based storage and sharing solutions. It’s come to a point where many free file sharing providers offer nearly-identical services – with little to no real differentiation between them. What has been lost in this relentless pursuit of cloud-based collaboration is the universal accessibility, functionality and security required […]
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Enterprise Software | May 13, 2015
Cloud computing, mobile, and digital technologies are transforming the way we work. Increasing worker productivity is top of mind for CEOs and many forward-thinking CIOs and IT leaders are looking to new technology to drive competitive advantage.   A recent Gartner CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey found that technology related change is a higher priority […]
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Enterprise Software | April 13, 2015
Today, leasing vehicles is a fairly common practice for businesses. Beyond getting a shiny new car or truck every few years, it also means they avoid spending tens of thousands of dollars upfront, containing costs to a manageable monthly fee. The same thing is happening with software. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) allows companies to apply a similar model buying […]
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It’s been almost two and a half years since Adobe released an major update to Adobe Acrobat. Since then, a lot has changed with the proliferation of new devices (e.g. smart phones, tablets), and the fact that there is no consistent way to work across them. Enter Acrobat DC (version 12) Document Cloud services Like it’s […]
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Enterprise Software | November 20, 2014 by Emily A. Davidson
In a recently published solutions brief, VMware and EMC discussed the top 4 use cases for EMC clients for using VMware’s vCloud Air solution, with the number one use case focusing on the need to move Tier 3 and Tier 4 applications to the Cloud. With the opportunity to free up overburdened IT departments and reduce OpEX to meet […]
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Enterprise Software | August 28, 2014 by David Davis
This week at VMworld 2014, VMware announced new software, new partner programs, new hyper-convergence offerings, and a little re-branding during their Monday morning keynote with roughly 22,000 VMworld attendees watching. So what were these announcements, and how do they impact you? Read on!
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Enterprise Software | April 7, 2014
You likely use security event management tools to gather, organize and report on security data in your environment. The trick is traditional management processes are manual, costly, and limited in scalability. How does your current solution make it easy for you to work together to diagnose and fix issues? In this post, I discuss why […]
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Enterprise Software | November 28, 2012
In blaring red font – a $1 million dollar invoice from Oracle. Maybe you’ve been in a similar situation yourself, or maybe you have a little anxiety knowing you’re not as up to date on managing your Oracle licensing agreement as you’d like to be. You’re not alone. We’ve had a few customers in this […]
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Enterprise Software | November 27, 2012 by Doug Sekus
Softchoice has expertise in managing licensing for many organizations across North America, covering many different licensing solutions and programs. One trend that we’ve noticed is that Software license audits are on the rise. The problem is many organizations I encounter are not prepared for an audit from a software manufacturer. Many find software licensing to […]
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Enterprise Software | October 29, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
  Before I discuss Linux and SAP, I want to quickly recap what I’ve already covered in the Advisor blog. The first two posts looked at the importance of high availability and the tools available to get there. As part three, this post focuses on an example of how mission-critical applications fit with Linux – […]
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Enterprise Software | October 26, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
With expansion happening faster than IT budgets are able to keep pace, the buzzword on everyone’s lips is “efficiency”. As an IT manager, your time and resources are in short supply. The BYOD revolution is creating huge challenges to your security strategy, your licensing considerations, and your server infrastructure. You need to know where the endpoints […]
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Enterprise Software | October 11, 2012 by Kyle Ross
              There is a serious software issue that has arisen from an incompatibility issue between Microsoft Windows 8 and Cisco’s centralized wireless solution.  All Cisco centralized wireless controller versions which support pre-standard Management Frame Protection (MFP) will render Windows 8 devices completely unable to connect to Cisco APs under centralized control.  […]
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Enterprise Software | October 3, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
This is the second in our two-part series on the SUSE High Availability Extension. Read Part 1 Do You Have the Right Failover plan for your critical applications to learn more about the solution and how it can help you take the costs out of downtime.  What features come with the High Availability Extension suite? (Besides […]
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Enterprise Software | October 3, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
You realize that a little downtime is expected from time to time. However, do you calculate what the downtime of  mission critical applications could cost your business? In this post, I cover the high cost of backup and recovery for business critical applications, and discuss how the SUSE High Availabiliy suite can solve these issues. […]
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Enterprise Software | September 11, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
You can probably relate to this scenario. Your hardware, OS or applications have reached end-of-life, and you need to deploy new software that’s not supported on your current (legacy) platform. You’re tired of being stuck with a proprietary, single-provider IT strategy, and want one that’s based on open source, open standards, and multiple vendors. You like […]
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Long gone is the perceived image of the malware perpetrator as an outcast-teenager sitting in his parent’s basement. Today’s internet thieves are more organized and technically savvy than ever. Years ago, security threats were simpler. There were Trojans, worms, and rootkits – and the differences between each were clear.  Now known collectively as “malware”, the differences between these […]
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Enterprise Software | August 21, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is buzzing in every CIO and IT manager’s thoughts these days. When managed correctly, BYOD can increase staff productivity, improve file-sharing, and make employees happier. However, IT admins are increasingly troubled by the potential impacts that adding more devices will have on already-burdened enterprise storage and backup. What does this mean for SMBs? Although […]
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Enterprise Software | August 14, 2012 by Melissa Alvares
Catch the news and you get a pretty clear sense that times are tough and people are still hurting out there. Naturally, all of us respond by looking at our budgets, then cut what we feel are needless expenses. That’s all well and good – we can survive with one less vacation, or outfit hanging […]
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Enterprise Software | August 10, 2012 by Melissa Alvares
Facebook. Twitter. YouTube. LinkedIn. The web – and in particular, social networking – is changing the way we live and work at a breathtaking pace. In fact, the social web has emerged as a valuable business tool, with its rich applications, real-time interaction and user-generated content. But, in case you haven’t noticed, it also presents […]
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Enterprise Software | August 10, 2012 by Melissa Alvares
In case you missed it, Smartphones and other mobile devices overtook traditional PCs in sales back in 2010. How did this happen? There are a whole host of factors at play. Foremost among them has been consumerization, which gives consumers access to powerful computers and high-speed internet at home. Responding to increased expectations at work, employers […]
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Enterprise Software | August 10, 2012 by Melissa Alvares
No matter what business you’re in, keeping confidential information from ending up in the wrong hands is critical. When you’re in the business of saving lives and improving health, that’s especially true when it comes to patient records. In fact, with regulatory mandates like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and HITECH Act, hospitals […]
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Enterprise Software | August 8, 2012 by Melissa Alvares
Research from the Ponemon Institute tells us that for the first time in seven years, the cost of data breaches from malicious attacks decreased to an average of “only” $5.5 million, down from $7.2 million the year before. While that’s positive news, more than a third of breaches were as a result of lost or stolen devices, including endpoints […]
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Full disk and email encryption helps organizations save money, headaches and their reputations. It’s no secret that laptops have become an increasingly popular tool for businesses. They’ve also become popular with thieves. In fact, experts believe more than 10,000 laptops are stolen every day – and that’s just in the US. While the cost of […]
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Defending against cyber-attacks from every direction demands a solid line of defense. As the availability of commercial tools makes launching cyber-attacks easier than ever, cyber-criminals are getting bolder. The result, of course, is that protecting your organization’s endpoints, data, email, web, servers and mobile devices is becoming a lot more complicated. Three big areas pose […]
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From monitoring the competition to downloading music, the Web has become a integral part of our work and personal lives. While it has helped make us more productive and informed, it has also exposed us and the organizations we work for to mounting security threats. In fact, according to the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, the […]
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How BYO programs and desktop virtualization are helping IT fearlessly get ahead of the consumerization trend. Consider these recent statistics: In the last year, sales of smartphones and tablets exceeded those of PCs for the first time. By 2013, they will be more than double 52% of employees now work 1 to 2 days a […]
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“Give the people what they want, and they’ll come out for it” the saying goes. That’s the thinking at least behind the Bring Your Own (BYO) business model that’s increasingly finding acceptance in many organizations across North America. If you’re not familiar with it, BYO empowers employees to use the same device they use in […]
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How IT is embracing consumerization, BYO and workshifting. Mobility – the freedom for employees to work when and where they want – is increasingly the focus for organizations trying to increase productivity for their workforce through consumerization, BYO and workshifting. But enabling worker mobility requires more than just remote access capabilities. IT must optimize the […]
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Two technology leaders team up to make virtual desktops as secure as physical ones. Fresh off the success of server virtualization, organizations everywhere are taking the next big step to cloud computing migration, pulling the OS and applications off their physical desktops and managing OS, applications and data virtually. Like other virtualization before it, desktop […]
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With the onset of virtualization and its increasing adoption, companies face the challenge of overhauling the infrastructure that supports their virtual environment. Amidst the chaos and change, have you thought about how this affects your data protection solution? When it comes to data protection, the goal always remains the same: ensure backup and restore capabilities […]
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Enterprise Software | April 20, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
In this Softchoice exclusive blog post, Softchoice’s Novell/NetIQ Vendor Sales Specialist Judson Samet speaks with NetIQ Partner Executive Jeffrey Confarotta about the havoc that Mother Nature can cause on IT environments, companies and their critical data resources and how companies can protect their IT investment and get back to business quickly. Read the full interview to […]
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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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Enterprise Software | April 4, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
  As posted in our Navigator Blog, Softchoice surveyed our broad base of Microsoft customers last month to find out more about their interest and readiness to begin a migration to SQL 2012. As a thank you for their participation, we offered them an advance peek at our Softchoice exclusive SQL 2012 Licensing Field Guide. […]
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Enterprise Software | March 30, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
Oracle’s new Database Appliance is a game changer in its ability to accommodate and support growing organizations in their uncertainty. For most organizations, all signs point to growth and expansion in 2012. But the great recession has left budgets slashed, staffing resources limited, and the scope and pace of that growth uncertain. IT directors are faced with sourcing […]
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Enterprise Software | March 30, 2012 by Jeff Kroth
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager helps protect data assets through a single point of control. Increasingly stringent compliance demands. Growing complexity of storage infrastructures. Data growth at an unprecedented rate. IT staff budgets in a permafreeze. It’s all liable to give storage administrators more than their fair share of gray hairs, headaches and sleepless nights. But […]
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Enterprise Software | March 23, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
As organizations move to their next phase of virtualization, with virtualized environments beyond 30%, many still worry about the infrastructure and application failures that were not as significant when applications were virtualized in the lower tiers. Up here, there’s a much more serious risk to these business critical applications. In fact, more than half of […]
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Enterprise Software | March 22, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
Are you ready for the data explosion? Symantec Enterprise Vault offers more control and protection of intellectual property and corporate assets. Over the last four years alone, the digital universe has expanded by over 400% and is now somewhere around 1 zettabyte (1 trillion gigabytes – yes, trillion) in size. That includes emails, instant messages, […]
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Enterprise Software | March 22, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
  Inundated by the variety, velocity and volume of data? Now your small or midsized business has an all-in-one solution to help you rise above it. Emails, webpages, documents, multimedia and now social media – organizations are struggling to maintain, manage and mine all that data. And it’s only going to get more challenging. In […]
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Enterprise Software | February 29, 2012 by Melissa Alvares
You know its crunch time at work.  Everyone has got important deadlines to meet and important people to impress.  In the IT department, as always, you’ve invested your time making sure that your backup windows are completed quickly and efficiently every two hours.  You’re about to begin the next backup when your phone rings and […]
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Enterprise Software | February 14, 2012 by Melissa Alvares
Now Quantum offers you even more reasons to love tape backup. Once upon a time, small and midsized organizations chose tape backup or stuck with it not because they loved tape – it was often unreliable and complicated to use – but simply because it was more affordable than disk.  But Quantum’s intelligent tape libraries […]
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Enterprise Software | January 19, 2012 by Andrea Malloni
  Great news for System Center 2012 customers. With the aim of making System Center more cloud-friendly, Microsoft has made changes to the way that the licensing model for this popular product works. What used to be an extremely complex licensing system has been made much easier for clients to understand and manage. View our […]

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