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07 Sep 2017

Microsoft Cloud Solution Partner (CSP) - All you need to know

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What is a Microsoft CSP?

The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP) is the new business model for customers to purchase Microsoft Online Services and receive support through approved Microsoft Partners.  CSP enables businesses to not only migrate workloads to the cloud but also prepare for future possibilities and opportunities as they evolve and grow. Microsoft are encouraging their SMB customers to work with appointed CSP providers in managing their license requirements around office 365. 

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12 Jul 2017

Best All-Flash Array Providers 2017

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A Summary Guide to Evaluating All-Flash Array’s for 2017

Every year the DCIG produce a Buyer’s Guide Report providing an insider’s guide to buying All-Flash Arrays (AFA’s). As well as examining the business case for using All-Flash Arrays, the report evaluates the main vendors in the marketplace and makes recommendations based on a number of key evaluative criteria.

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12 Jul 2017

Best Practices in Implementing All-Flash

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Enterprises are aggressively adopting all-flash arrays, and for good reason. In a sense, the AFA marketplace is becoming simply the storage array marketplace. All significant product lines are now offered in AFA configurations, with various flash optimisations implemented including options specific to all flash configurations. 

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12 Jul 2017

The Business Value of Flash

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Transitioning to All-Flash Storage

For many organizations considering a storage refresh today the key reasons to transition to all-flash storage include the opportunity to accelerate all current applica­tions rather than a select few, and to gain performance headroom to add more applications and handle grow­ing amounts data.

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04 May 2017

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 License for CSP - Top 10 Questions and Answers

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1. What is Windows 10 Enterprise E3 License for CSP

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 was designed for businesses that handle sensitive customer data (such as credit card or social security numbers), operate in regulated industries, or create and monetize intellectual property. These businesses need enterprise-grade security and management capabilities found in the Windows 10 Enterprise edition such as Device Guard, Credential Guard and Managed User Experience.

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31 Aug 2016

The Top 10 Benefits of using a Subscription model

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As consumers, we're all familiar with the concept of subscribing to access products and/or services such as Spotify and Netflix by paying a small but regular monthly fee. For that fee, we get access to content and services that are are kept up to date and current and for the majority of users with good broadband these services work a treat!

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03 May 2016

How can intelligent Wi-Fi impact on your business?

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An independent research report by Lopez Research was carried out into the topic of Wi-Fi investments and how they can impact on your business.  They produced an interesting on-demand webinar around this which can be viewed in full at any time here. For those of you short on time, we’ve taken the time to view the webinar and created this blog with the key takeaways from this.

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03 Sep 2015

Best Practices in IT Procurement

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Generally speaking, IT procurement is carried out to acquire the best available IT products, solutions, and systems that can streamline business activity and boost operational efficiency. On the face of it, it sounds like a fairly straightforward job. However, IT procurement can be an uphill task for organizations that fail to realize the value that IT brings to their workflow and cannot establish standards on which IT products and systems should be acquired in the future.

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27 Aug 2015

Top Challenges for IT Purchasing Managers

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The responsibilities and job description of an IT purchasing manager is often misunderstood, to say the least. Most people, even in the corporate circle, believe that IT purchasing managers are responsible for performing activities and processes that involve purchasing IT products and systems. In truth, that is the job of the IT procurement department or system, while the IT purchasing manager is responsible for. 

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12 Aug 2015

Do's and Dont's of Finding an IT Supplier

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There are many factors to consider in choosing your IT supplier. Before you do, have a look at some do's and dont's of finding an appropiate supplier.

Explore in more detail some of the top tips and strategies for finding an IT supplier to take care of your IT hardware needs.

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