Top 3 Reasons Your Wireless Sucks

Top 3 Reasons Your Wireless Sucks

“Our wireless sucks. I’m truly embarrassed, when my client asks for internet access in our boardroom. I’m constantly having to reconnect to the wireless. IT must not realize this is important to me.”

Your users are likely thinking these things – if not yelling them at you and most IT organizations don’t have a great remedy to the situation. So, why does your wireless suck?

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Isn’t It Time You Hopped on the Virtualization Bandwagon? – UPDATED

Isn’t It Time You Hopped on the Virtualization Bandwagon?

Editor’s note: our virtualization expert Stephen Akuffo weighs in on the Virtual Space Race Study blog series – see his notes below.

You’ve probably researched how virtualization will simplify your IT infrastructure and allow you to do more with less. The benefits of virtualization seem almost too good to pass up: lower costs, less complexity and faster maintenance. Yet, we were surprised to learn that 61% of organizations still virtualize less than half of their IT environments and 46% of organizations still have no hybrid cloud capabilities. So, why hasn’t everyone hopped on the virtualization bandwagon?

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Change Your IT Role from Gatekeeper to Innovator – UPDATED

Change Your IT Role from Gatekeeper to Innovator
Editors note: our virtualization expert Stephen Akuffo weighs in on the Virtual Space Race Study blog series – see his notes below.

Long gone are the days of a single server and a few machines. Today’s computing landscape has evolved to include cloud-based services, on-premise applications, and virtualized environments. As a result, you may find it increasingly difficult to manage these distributed environments, let alone find the time to dedicate to strategic planning or innovation.

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Does Your Infrastructure Have the “Right Stuff” to Win the Virtual Space Race? – UPDATED

Does Your IT Infrastructure Have the “Right Stuff” to Win the Virtual Space Race?

Editors note: our virtualization expert Stephen Akuffo weighs in on the Virtual Space Race Study – see his notes below.

Technology is changing the way we do business every day in every way. We are constantly searching for ways to become more efficient, more flexible and more responsive. We want solutions that can be implemented in days, not weeks. We want innovation without compromising security. And, most importantly, we want reliability.

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Cheat Sheet: Seven Tips to Collaborate Better

Cheat Sheet: Seven Tips to Collaborate Better

Collaboration. There’s a million ways to do it, and a million ways to fail. Here are seven simple strategies to jumpstart your collaboration strategy and ensure your labors are fruitful.

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How to create a common vision for collaboration

How to create a common vision for collaboration

Like many companies, Softchoice has invested in a number of collaborative technologies over the years. Some for general use, others for specific tasks in dedicated lines of business. And like many companies, we’ve unfortunately accumulated a hodge-podge of different technologies that are used inconsistently across the organization.

Start with an Audit

Our IT team agreed that a common vision for collaboration across the company was critical for adoption and measuring ROI. It was also important to avoid collaboration tool fatigue. So our first step was to hold a collaboration vision workshop, which happens to also be a service we offer to clients, to answer the question “What exactly are we trying to achieve with this technology?”

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