Telemerge Talks Telepresence With PrintFleet CCO David Morrow

Telemerge Talks Telepresence With PrintFleet CCO David Morrow

Previously employed with Xerox, KPMG, Telus and Konica Minolta, David Morrow is currently a creative and goal-oriented Chief Commerical Officer at PrintFleet Inc. During his career he has been recognized as an expert in sales, performance management and a motivator of teams. We were able to steal 45 minutes out of his busy day to discuss how technology solves for the challenges he’s experienced in the sales management process.
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Infographic: The Path to Better BYOD

Our latest infographic examines the differences between the user experience and the IT experience when implementing a BYOD strategy. From user demands for anywhere access to network security, and quick application loading times to a virtual desktop infrastructures, this infographic aims to help you ensure your back-end can support the new demands BYOD places on your IT environment.

No time to browse? Click ‘More’ to read the top 4 considerations.

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Client Virtualization As A Strategy To Support BYOD

One approach to support multiple devices in a manageable and secure fashion is to leverage client virtualization. Our Softchoice Advisor Team asked Jon White, Solutions Architect for Client Virtualization here at Softchoice for his insights on helping customers understand the considerations involved.

Softchoice Advisor:  What are the steps for building out a client virtualization strategy to support BYOD?

Jon:  Client Virtualization can be broken down into 3 layers. First is Client OS Virtualization. Next is application virtualization, and then finally profile virtualization. All three of these layers represent the movement from the desktop to the data center. Ultimately, this movement allows our customers to access these resources from any device any time

SA: What’s the first step in assessing the impact to my data center?

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Cloud Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know About Sizing Your Cloud Environment

So you’re tasked with planning your organization’s cloud environment. How do you identify how much cloud infrastructure is required to meet the needs of your end users, but also deliver overall cost savings for your boss?

I’ve assembled 10 Tips for Sizing the Cloud in the following cheat sheet. It will answer many of your questions and determine your needs for today as well as planning for growth in the future.

10 Tips for Sizing the Cloud Cheat Sheet:

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Cloud Cheat Sheet: 5 Building Blocks, 3 Service Models and 4 Deployment Models

You want to get started on your Cloud roadmap, but with all of the options and opinions available it’s hard to determine exactly which approach is best for your organization.

You have read white papers, blogs, newsletters, tweets and articles all explaining different approaches to: IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, hybrid cloud, private cloud, migrating to the cloud, securing the cloud, desktop virtualization, app virtualization, storage virtualization, roadblocks, strategies, hardware foundations, disaster recovery and budget, budget, budget!

Don’t you wish you could get all that information in one place?

Using the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) definition of Cloud Computing as a reference, I have compiled a cheat sheet outlining the 5 building blocks, 3 service models and 4 deployment models of Cloud Computing.

The NIST is responsible for developing standards and guidelines, including minimum requirements for providing accurate information security for Federal Agency operations and assets.  Although it’s mostly for Federal Agency use, the intended audience is system planners, program managers, technologists and others adopting cloud computing as consumers or providers of cloud services.

So here they are in one place – the fundamentals of Cloud Computing:

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Don’t let data recovery times keep profits down

You’re an IT decision maker, and business continuity (BC) is an important component of your IT infrastructure. You understand that accidental or malicious data loss, unplanned system outages, user error, hardware theft or failure, power failure, software failure, fire, flood, earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes, tidal waves and tornadoes can blow your company’s data into oblivion.

Have you considered refreshing your backup architecture and processes with short recovery windows being the primary objective?

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