Video series: The top 3 virtualization issues – and the one tool to solve them

Spotlight on video series: Top 3 issues with virtualization and one tool to solve them

I filmed this short video series to talk about some issues IT organizations are facing, some tools from VMware that’ll help address those issues, and an assessment, led by our VMware specialists at Softchoice that will help organizations gain valuable insight into their virtualization environment.

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To Microsoft or Cisco? That is the (UC) question

At the risk of oversimplifying, one of the biggest points of contention when it comes to deploying or expanding a unified communications (UC) solution comes down to a question of direction: Which way should you go: Microsoft or Cisco – or both?

At Softchoice, we believe you can’t make technology decisions without a solid understanding of where you are today and where you want to go. Whether you do this yourself, or leverage our expertise in this area, we believe the answer is using an assessment-led process to determine the ideal technological approach.

Specifically, selecting the right vendor for a unified collaboration platform involves a navigating a confusing path of what you already have implemented, how much of it you have rolled out, what you have rights to (from a Microsoft standpoint) and a host of other non-quantitative considerations, such as brand relationships, existing skill sets in your organization and end-user preference.

Whether an organization is currently set up as a Microsoft or a Cisco shop, or has a mix of both, each will have its own needs and each will be required to take a deep look to determine the best path forward.

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Oracle Licensing & Audits – Getting Through The Ugly to Get to the Good

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 situation.

In the world of IT, auditing activity is expected to increase year over year. To provide some advice on better managing your Oracle licensing, we reached out to Eric Guyer, Managing Partner at Rational IT Consulting and former Oracle Architect. Eric is a consultant who works closely with Softchoice on our Oracle TechCheck Assessments. Here are the key take-aways from of our interview:

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