IT time wasters: Why you should take a second look at your email archiving

No matter how hard you try, it’s seemingly impossible to solve the problem of an overloaded inbox. Organizing the endless onslaught of emails is a daunting task, and just isn’t a high priority for most users. IT, of course, sees it all a little differently. It’s not just a matter of storage and security, but…

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Life in the fast lane: Maintaining Ethernet that drives your IT environment

The need for speed is a central concern for data center operators. These admins juggle server virtualization, cloud computing, LAN/SAN convergence, and big data collection, all of which require higher speeds. Not to mention the system limitations, data hogs, bottlenecks, and outdated cables that all act as roadblocks to optimal IT performance. To keep IT…

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Microsoft extends Office 365 ProPlus education benefits

Last year Microsoft announced it would give students free access to Office 365 (O365) through its Student Advantage program. Now the software giant is extending these benefits to school faculty and staff, and revealing a self-enrollment model that makes it even faster and easier for all parties to take advantage of these benefits. Effective Dec….

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SHI, VMware join together to raise money for local charities

Thanksgiving is more than turkey, pie, and football; most importantly, Thanksgiving is a day to reflect and give thanks for the gifts and blessings we’ve received, and also to remember those who are less fortunate. As a way to help those in need during the holiday, last week SHI and VMware partnered to raise money…

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8 factors to consider when migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Office 365

The retirement of Windows Server 2003 is closer than many think. If you haven’t started planning for your migration yet, now’s the time. For both those yet to start and those already underway, we’ve been presenting the options for migration from Win2k3, including Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Azure. In this final post, we’ll cover…

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5 new products that supercharge Amazon Web Services

Amazon held its annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference in Las Vegas last week, and as in previous years, it rolled out a number of new capabilities, tweaked existing services, and introduced new tools for AWS and its partner ecosystem that could shake the foundations of other businesses. The stories coming out of re:Invent…

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Strive for disaster prevention with a colocation data center

A lot of organizations chase down the idea that they need a disaster recovery center. The specter of flooding, earthquakes, malware, or even just power outages often spurs the thought. But the truth is that for many companies, it’s an unnecessary step. Much of the time, disaster prevention is a better option, and one that’s…

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More business, as usual: SHI revenue surges in Q3 2014

SHI released its quarterly earnings statement last week, revealing powerful growth and record-breaking revenue in yet another quarter. SHI brought in $1.48 billion in revenue during the third quarter, attributable in great part to growth of legacy hardware partners. But the other driver was the many organizations upgrading their systems in preparation for the end…

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5 ways technology can increase sales for brick and mortar retailers

The majority of U.S. retail sales still occur in brick and mortar stores, but maybe not for long. Online shopping has drawn dollars away from big box stores, which continue to struggle to attract customers given the convenience and discounts online retailers have to offer. The giants of e-commerce are also swaying business in their…

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