Why Ultrabooks Are The Next Big Thing In Business [Intel]

Intel first introduced the Ultrabook concept with the goal of working with major PC Vendors to create ultra-slim, ultra-powerful machines that could offer the convenience and portability of a tablet, yet still retain most of the functionalities of a traditional notebook. While the first generation of Ultrabooks were generally seen as better suited to personal use, some of the latest offerings from Intel’s partners are absolute powerhouses, with technical capabilities that rival many desktops.

This new generation of Ultrabooks provides ideal solutions for businesses that want to give employees the flexibility of a highly portable machine while still ensuring that they have the computing power needed to be effective in a business environment.

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Your Journey To The Cloud begins at Our Launch Event

What’s the potential of the cloud? How does it fit with your organization? What are the first steps to get started?

If you’re considering a move to the cloud, then you’ll want to attend Softchoice’s Cloud event September 25th in Toronto.

We’ve brought together industry experts and Softchoice thought leaders to share their unique insights and experiences to help you determine the cloud computing strategy best suited for your business needs. Find out how to attain new levels of performance, cost benefits, and business flexibility from the experts.

What you’ll hear:

  • Daryl Plummer, Managing Vice President, Chief of Research and Chief Gartner Fellow; he leads Gartner’s research for cloud computing. His keynote will address how Cloud is transforming IT and the impact this is having across organizations.
  • Kevin Wright, CIO Softchoice will share Softchoice’s own journey to the Cloud. He’ll outline the challenges and gaps he faced in aligning the Softchoice environment to the new delivery model and how he capitalized on the cloud to drive efficiencies and productivity within the business
  • Aaron Brooks, Softchoice’s Innovation leader, will discuss Softchoice’s  unique cloud offerings and how they’ll change the way IT and end-users experience and consume on-demand services. His key areas of focus will be on simplifying procurement and provisioning, building a federated cloud and improving productivity and support.

Softchoice Services Makes a Splash at CiscoPlus

Softchoice was recently an exhibitor at the annual CiscoPlus (formerly known as Cisco Networkers) technology conference and tradeshow in Toronto.

It was a great opportunity for us to share our perspectives on how we can help our customers build better businesses through Softchoice Services, and also a great way to see old friends, colleagues and partners.

Our theme was “Accelerating Your Cisco Architecture with Softchoice Services,” so we complemented that with an Indy car racing background (you’ll see in the video below), and we hosted discussion areas around Borderless Networks, Data Center, Unified Collaboration and Keystone Managed Services. In keeping with the theme, we also had a very popular Indy Racing Game so participants could test out their Indy racing form, in preparation for our draw for two tickets to the Toronto Honda Indy in July. [Read more…]