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Cisco Enterprise Agreements: How to Do Them Right

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 […]

Should you opt for a Cisco Enterprise Agreement to manage your software?

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 […]

Webinar Summary: How to Navigate SQL Server 2008’s End of Support

It’s End of Support time for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. For any enterprise using it, this poses lots of immediate questions. Can I hang on to SQL 2008 regardless? If not, what are my migration options? When I do migrate, what are tools available to make it least painful, and how can Softchoice help with […]

Microsoft Canada Pricing Alert: Effective December 1, 2018

Microsoft Canada to raise commercial online services / Cloud products (Office 365, Azure, Dynamics) on December 1st, 2018. Microsoft is announcing Canadian dollar price list changes for commercial online services, effective December 1, 2018.

Why DevOps is the perfect use case for automation

One of the biggest buzzwords in the IT world today is infrastructure automation (IA). With solutions like VMware vRealize Automation, organizations see IA as the missing link in the era of cloud, where the goal is to “ruthlessly automate everything.” Nowhere is IA’s appeal more obvious than when it’s combined with another, related strategy: DevOps. […]

The Art of the Possible: Be the Data Whisperer

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 […]