Why You Need The Modern Workspace Microsoft Immersion Experience

Imagine presenting to a large group of people, many of whom speak a different language, and that they all understand exactly what you’re saying in real-time. Imagine a virtual meeting with 10 people in 10 locations where you are able to physically see all of your colleagues, interact with them in real-time across various communication platforms, and share documents and files instantly. Imagine the most productive, efficient, and versatile workspace experience you’ve ever had the  …>> more

Planes, trains and automobiles – why the Microsoft Surface is my road warrior choice

What comes to mind when you mention the term modern workspace? For many, it’s an office filled with an endless array of shiny new gadgets… like in George Jetson’s office at Spacely Space Sprockets. While gadgets are a part of the modern workspace, they by no means fully define the concept. In its ideal form, a modern workspace is one that facilitates each task you need to complete in the most productive way possible –  …>> more
BY JOE ADDISON, APRIL 8, 2014
SECURITY

5 things to do if you’re still running Windows XP

If all goes according to plan, today will be the last Patch Tuesday for Windows XP and Office 2003. And while rumours still abound that Microsoft will back down and offer a low cost support option, I’m not holding my breath. However, there are still some legitimate reasons why you may still have Windows XP running in your environment. There may be a critical application that won’t run on anything other than XP and the  …>> more
BY JOE ADDISON, DECEMBER 28, 2013
CLOUD COMPUTING

The evolution of the datacentre

Change is nothing new in IT. First there were main frames, then personal computers and client server computing. Servers then got virtualized and then came cloud computing. Through these changes, software has been centralized, decentralized and now distributed. Consumption of IT services has moved from centralized, to shared and now it’s all about self-service. Change is nothing new. Neither is it always easy. There are 3 things IT managers and decision makers need to consider  …>> more

Dispelling misconceptions about Office 365

Did you know that… The annual savings of users who move their apps to the cloud is 21% (business insider) Cloud computing is up to 40x more cost-effective for small and mid-sized companies compared to running their own IT systems (Microsoft) CIOs will spend 59% more on cloud computing in 2014 (CIO Insight) Cloud software solutions are a big deal for businesses who are looking to their technology investments to help them be more effective, efficient and productive while keeping costs  …>> more
BY JOE ADDISON, JUNE 12, 2013
MOBILE WORKING

Windows 8.1: Ready for the Enterprise

I’ve been talking a lot about moving to Windows 7 lately and the end of life for Windows XP but I haven’t said much about Windows 8, a fact which one of my friends and a former colleague at Microsoft called out on Twitter: It’s true. Most of our customers, especially those who are just now grappling with the daunting task of moving from Windows XP, haven’t shown much interest in Windows 8. Why? Well,  …>> more