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Things You Should Know About Office 365

Launched in 2011, Office 365 is a line of subscription services offered as part of the Microsoft Office product line. Users access Office 365 offerings through plans that allow a subscription-based use of Microsoft's Office software suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access and Publisher), as well as the following cloud-based SaaS products: Skype for…Read More

E-commerce Firm Starts Fresh with ITaaS Strategy

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A change in business strategy often necessitates a change in IT strategy. For a 50-employee Midwestern company shifting from an advocacy platform to an e-commerce model, a forthcoming office move created an opportunity to start fresh and build an IT as a service (ITaaS) strategy that made sense for the new business model. Reaching out…Read More

What to Consider When Migrating to Office 365

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Migrating to Office 365 is a big change for any organization. Your users will have to get used to working with new applications and operating in an unfamiliar environment. You’ll also need to prepare your current file systems and networks to ensure they are compatible with the new platform. To make the migration go smoothly, consider several areas that could…Read More

Data Center Refresh and Server Virtualization Provides Big Benefits

Today’s small businesses with moderately sized data centers are under immense pressure. It is essential they keep pace with escalating network demands, support new application architectures and sustain virtualized environments. Moreover, they are expected to operate more efficiently and more cost-effectively than ever before. For these reasons and more, a Southwest-area health care service provider…Read More

IT Infrastructure Overhaul Strengthens Manufacturer for Future Growth

Exponential growth is something many executives dream of when starting a company, but few are prepared for the challenges that arise when it happens, as one nutrition product manufacturer experienced after growing from 20 employees to 300, resulting in the need for an immediate IT infrastructure overhaul. Unable to accommodate so many users, the company’s…Read More

Gaming Vendor Certificate Makes MicroAge a Winning Bet for Casino

When you’re opening a new business, you don’t want to take a gamble on your vendors. This is especially true when that business is a casino. Because of the vulnerabilities that go along with a casino's cash-rich environment, vendors wishing to do business with an Arizona casino must obtain a Gaming Vendor Certificate from the…Read More

Durable, HIPAA-Compliant Laptop: Lenovo X230t Convertible to the Rescue

The health care industry demands a lot from its IT equipment: such as a HIPAA-compliant laptop that can endure a bumpy ambulance ride, equipped with long-lasting batteries and security measures. With the right expert, anything is possible. Last summer, the IT director of a privately held ambulance company was trying to find a laptop/tablet solution…Read More

HP, EMC Data Storage Expansion Cures Veterinary Imaging Firm’s Pet Peeve

Patient care often involves X-rays, ultrasounds and other imaging options. When your patients are the four-legged kind you must rely on specific imaging technology for diagnosis and treatment. For hundreds of veterinary practices nationwide, this company sets the industry standard. With its leading digital radiography, cloud-based picture archiving and communication system (PACS), ultrasound and imaging…Read More

A Move to Efficiency: Migrating Dozens of Sites to One Operating System

Acquisitions, mergers, different IT leaders over the years…take these factors over time and a company’s information technology environment can start to run amok with multiple platforms. For a West Coast environmental engineering firm with three different operating systems in its environment, it was time to get everyone on the same page. That’s when the IT…Read More

Finding Solutions Within a Constrained IT Budget

Managing budgets is an essential function of any IT manager. In today’s economy, it can be an even greater challenge when a company doesn’t have much cash on hand and lenders have pulled back on IT financing options. So, when a local consulting company lacked the money it needed to invest in its IT operations,…Read More