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Cloud optimisation: What’s the business case?

13 June, 2019 / by Lauren Waterhouse posted in Cloud, CloudPlan, business

Business are investing in cloud solutions at an unprecedented rate. Gartner predicts that the global public cloud market will grow 17.3% in 2019 to a total of $206.2 million. Compared with $175 billion in 2018, that represents a significant leap, with infrastructure services identified as the fastest-growing segment and hybrid cloud being the most common form of adoption. But what is driving this rapid rise? 

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SQL Server 2008 EOS: The Perfect Excuse to Modernise

7 June, 2019 / by Intel Solutions expert posted in Data Centre, Server, Modernise, Transformation, Microsoft

Does your business still depend on SQL Server 2008? If so, July 9th is a date to remember. 

That’s when support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end forever—which means the end of regular security updates. And yet, it’s not all doom and gloom. 

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How to Overcome Cloud Complexity

30 May, 2019 / by Lauren Waterhouse posted in Cloud, CloudCare, CloudPlan

Rapid growth in the availability and adoption of cloud services has given rise to a simultaneous increase in complexity. 

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Are you spending too much on cloud services?

28 May, 2019 / by Lauren Waterhouse posted in Cloud

As cloud adoption escalates, so do the associated costs. Cloud computing expenditure now accounts for around a third of an average company’s IT budget, according to research by IDG Enterprise.

It is therefore imperative that cloud spending is carefully managed.

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Rethinking emergency response – from the streets to the control room

28 March, 2019 / by Harry Brown posted in Workspace

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.

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Enabling collaboration in emergency services – with CDW and Microsoft

28 February, 2019 / by Harry Brown posted in Workspace

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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Capture the business benefits of Microsoft Surface with CDW

28 February, 2019 / by Harry Brown posted in Workspace

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

28 February, 2019 / by Harry Brown posted in Security

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

25 February, 2019 / by Jess Poulter posted in Workspace

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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4 Ways to Simplify CYOD Management

25 February, 2019 / by Jess Poulter posted in Workspace

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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