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17 Oct 2017

Locking Down your Server Security

Published by: Sinead Woods

New security levels for more complex environments and increased threats.

Security is a looming issue for businesses. The threat landscape is increasing, and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Emerging technologies like IoT, mobility, and hybrid IT environments open new business opportunities, but they also introduce new risk. Government regulations are another part of the security puzzle – failure to comply with regulations as set out with the European Union’s GDPR requirements will have a financial toll on organisations that are ill prepared.

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06 Oct 2017

Codec- Microsoft Event 2017

Published by: Nathan Fulham

Codec will be holding its annual Microsoft-focused event on November 2nd 2017. This event will involve Codec’s business partners talking about their experiences using Microsoft’s suite of products, and how these same products have helped transform their business processes.

Codec intend to provide a platform for businesses with like-minded concerns and aspirations to talk to one another, to learn, and to grow their knowledgebase so they can leverage and extract the maximum possible benefit from their arsenal of Microsoft software.

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25 Sep 2017

Gartner Office 365 Survey

Published by: Nathan Fulham

More than three quarters (78%) of IT decision-makers surveyed in a recent poll carried out by Gartner are currently using or intend using Office 365 software and services in the coming year.  This figure represented an increase of 13 percentage points compared with the results from the previous Office 365 research conducted by Gartner back in 2014.

Those participants who are currently using it seem reasonably content too, scoring Office 365 at a mean average of 5.3 on a scale from 1 to 7 when rating their level of satisfaction with product.

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07 Sep 2017

5 Ways to Improve Productivity With Office 365

Published by: Nathan Fulham

So your company is considering buying Office 365 or perhaps you already have it but are unsure how to utilize it effectively for your specific business needs.

What do you need to do? Well, the key first challenge is to get your employees on board with the fact that the cloud is transforming how we work. The second challenge is to really invest in Office 365 and realise the tremendous value it can provide to your business. And if you still need further convincing then let’s examine 5 ways in which your business can not only maximize business productivity with Office 365, but change how you do business forever.  A bold statement? Yes, but hear me out. 

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07 Sep 2017

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

Published by: Sinead Woods

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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15 Aug 2017

Reasons to Love the HP Elite X2 1012

Published by: Conor Dargle

With so many hybrid devices coming in from all manufacturers, this year will be known as the “Year of the Hybrid”. The obvious and well known Microsoft Surface Pro 4 took the market by storm late last year, revolutionising the idea of what these Hybrids can do.

Not to be outdone, HP have released their beautiful HP Elite X2 1012.

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09 Aug 2017

50 Important Questions To Ask Your Flash Storage Vendor To Invest In The Right Solution

Published by: Kasia Janus

With no doubt all-flash storage can be a competitive advantage for your organization, bringing a new level of productivity and improved performance (as it reduces a time the employees wait for their databases or other applications), much easier disaster recovery, high resiliency, space efficiency reliability and much more.

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14 Jul 2017

Create the ideal storage environment in your organization with HPE 3PAR StoreServ

Published by: Kasia Janus

Having a storage capacity problems in your organization, or perhaps performance issues that bog down other storage architectures? Make the switch to an all-flash storage environment that will simplify IT and boost your business.

Invest with confidence in reliable HPE 3PAR StoreServ Flash Optimised Storage Array System, that can:

  • Lower storage costs by up to 75%
  • Deliver performance without compromise
  • Recover your data at the speed of flash - 15x faster
  • Eliminate downtime
  • Increase scalability
  • Simplify management, backup and restores
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12 Jul 2017

Best All-Flash Array Providers 2017

Published by: Sinead Woods

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

Published by: Sinead Woods

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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