Enabling collaboration in emergency services – with CDW and Microsoft

Posted by Harry Brown on 28 February, 2019

Emergencies don’t conform to any timetable. The ability to respond to almost any incident at any time is what matters most to the emergency services. Are you ready?

In the case of a category one emergency – involving life-threating and time-critical illness or injuries – professionals are expected to be on the scene within a maximum of 15 minutes.

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Topics: Workspace

Capture the business benefits of Microsoft Surface with CDW

Posted by Harry Brown on 28 February, 2019

For IT decision-makers in enterprise environments, ROI projections are one of the most vital elements of a successful request for technology investment. However, the production of accurate ROI predictions can be extremely challenging.

To assist in this process and establish a robust business case for its Surface devices and associated software, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI).

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Topics: Workspace

How Microsoft and CDW are helping fight fraud in finance and legal sectors

Posted by Harry Brown on 28 February, 2019

Handling large volumes of sensitive data and multiple transactions on a daily basis make the financial and legal sectors more vulnerable to fraud than most.

According to the Institute of Export and International Trade, the UK financial services generated a £68bn trade surplus in 2017. Meanwhile, the Bar Council suggests legal services accounted for fees of around £30.9bn in 2016. That’s a lot of revenue. And a lot of temptation.

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Topics: Security

Endpoint Management and CYOD: It Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Posted by Jess Poulter on 25 February, 2019

The weight of an organisation’s productivity rests on IT's shoulders. Not only is IT tasked with keeping the data center running, but when it comes to personal technology choices, IT also must help keep employees productive. That means avoiding a surge in help desk requests, downtime, security risks, and many other issues.

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Topics: Workspace

4 Ways to Simplify CYOD Management

Posted by Jess Poulter on 25 February, 2019

Modern companies understand the value in letting their employees choose their own devices. From keeping skills current, to creating a more productive culture, improving communications with customers, and ensuring device security—choose your own device (CYOD) programmes deliver many tangible benefits.

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Topics: Workspace

Building a Cloud Migration Launchpad: Three Steps for Network and Security Readiness

Posted by Emma Williamson on 18 December, 2018

Consistent patterns are revealing how executives establish an IT launchpad that accelerates cloud migration and digital transformation. In evaluating its enterprise customers, Masergy found congruent themes that expose a three-step process for innovation readiness:

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Topics: Cloud

CloudHealth By VMware

Posted by admin on 18 December, 2018

The potential for cost savings is one of the top three reasons for cloud adoption, according to survey by the Cloud Industry Forum but whether expected savings are realised in practice is another question.

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Topics: Cloud

How to improve business communications through the cloud

Posted by Paul Morrison on 18 December, 2018

A third of customers will abandon a brand they love after just one bad experience. That was the finding of a survey by PwC of 15,000 international consumers1. The obvious conclusion is that customer experience ought to be an absolute priority for businesses aiming to maintain or expand their market share. The challenge for enterprise is to optimise experiences across the multiple channels through which customers now interact. How do you enable consistent quality of communication across the physical, online, mobile and social spheres?

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Topics: Cloud

Four hybrid cloud risks – and how to deal with them

Posted by Jess Poulter on 27 November, 2018

More than 80% of organisations are operating with hybrid cloud infrastructure of some sort. The rate of adoption tripled in the year up to 2017 and continues to rise. One of the major drivers of this trend is that, for a variety of reasons, full transition to the public cloud has proven more challenging than first anticipated. Hybrid cloud has emerged as a more comfortable option with less risk and lower costs.

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Topics: Cloud

To prepare for a better future, we must modernise the data centre

Posted by Jess Poulter on 15 November, 2018

Think of the businesses you love buying from. The chances are they all have one important characteristic in common. Put simply, they seem to understand what you want and they provide it in a format that feels personalised, valuable, easy-to-use and always available. As a result, they are probably leaders in their markets, whether they are offering coffee, cabs or Christmas gifts.

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Topics: Data Centre