5 mobile content management solutions to keep your data safe

Phones and tablets have become ubiquitous workplace tools. As such, employees demand access to all the content they need to do their job wherever they might be. And while that’s good for productivity, it can be trouble for ....

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How to find the perfect network switch

The perfect network switch is elusive. Organizations want a cost-effective option, as well as one that supports the majority of protocols, from RFCs to IEEE 802.1 standards. But the perfect switch must also be smart, simple to implement and maintain, and primed to adapt to new technology, all of which are more difficult to find….

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VMworld 2014: 6 more announcements that had the conference buzzing

VMworld was jam packed this year, with more than 22,000 attendees from 85 countries traveling to San Francisco — the largest crowd to date. Every session my colleagues and I attended was standing room only, with customers and partners alike packing the rooms to capacity. It’s truly a testament to the esteem VMware has garnered…

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3 key takeaways from the latest update to Microsoft’s MPSA

Microsoft is weaving Software Assurance (SA) into its Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA), effective Sept. 1. This is one of several changes rolled out for MPSA that shed light on Microsoft’s direction for the program and make MPSA more attractive. The addition of SA comes on the heels of Microsoft’s announcement that it’s retiring…

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SHI earns Microsoft’s Operational Excellence Award for the 11th consecutive year

SHI is proud to announce it has won Microsoft’s Operational Excellence Award for the 11th consecutive year, and 13th time overall. This honor is bestowed on partners that have demonstrated “market-leading operational excellence” in support of Microsoft technology and solutions. SHI’s goal has always been to help our customers maximize their investment in technology and…

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The top 5 announcements made at VMworld and what they mean for you

VMware just made some major announcements at this week’s VMworld. We want to make sure you not only have the latest information, but also understand what the announcements mean for you, and how we can help you make the most of the new technology. Here are the five biggest announcements from VMworld: 1. VMware rebranded…

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Microsoft’s O365 price change: What every customer needs to know

Microsoft Office 365 (O365) has seen its fair share of changes, both in features and functionality and in price point. Most notably, in May 2012 and then again in September 2013, Microsoft decreased pricing on O365 by roughly 15 percent in both instances. Now, effective August 1, Microsoft increased pricing by 15 percent on its…

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Intrusion prevention systems: The must-have piece to your network security puzzle

Network security is not a one-and-done process. Organizations can no longer install a few firewalls and expect their data to remain safe from breaches. If IT managers didn’t know this already, they learned it from the Target point-of-sales attack and the Heartbleed bug — just when we thought our information was safe, hackers developed new…

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The hazards of ad hoc data centers

If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it a hundred times. Organizations start out by installing a few small-scale servers to back up and restore network data. Then as the business grows, storage needs increase, leaving IT departments to stitch together temporary solutions. These brief bandages often end up becoming long-term solutions and create a…

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Microsoft volume licensing and product webinars now available

Each spring, SHI and Microsoft collaborate on a series of webinars designed to educate procurement and IT pros about the newest Microsoft product and licensing options in order to help them best support their end users. This year we covered Windows 8.1, Office 365, Azure, and a number of other software asset management and licensing…

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