How SHI helped coordinate telephony upgrades for 500 branches

Sometimes, you’re just due for an upgrade. That sounds like a routine process, but when you’re a huge supply company spanning the country, things can get extremely complicated. In one particular case, a customer wanted to update its telephony infrastructure—about 500 branches of work over a relatively short period of time. Having been a customer…

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The importance of green data centers on Earth Day – and every day

Last year, data center providers signed contracts for over 1.2 gigawatts of renewable energy, proving that energy efficiency in IT isn’t just an Earth Day promise—it’s an everyday action! By using renewable power sources and minimizing your environmental footprint, you can save money and the environment. Virtualizing 100 servers, for example, can have a benefit…

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2 things you need to know when switching to Office 365

Switching from Office on premises to Office 365 (O365) seems like a natural step—it’s the future of Microsoft, comes with tons of great benefits, and it allows you to work from a user-based system, rather than a device-based system. In most cases, you get more overall value out of the program. However, switching from a…

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SHI wins NASPO ValuePoint—Cloud Services master agreement, expands options for public sector

SHI is committed to bringing public sector organizations the best technology and services available. Now we’re able to offer even more. SHI has been awarded a NASPO ValuePoint—Cloud Solutions master agreement, which allows state and local governments and other public sector organizations to skip the bid process and streamline cloud deployment and support through SHI….

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4 times you’ll be glad you have Cisco SMARTnet

Many IT departments think of warranties and extra support as costly add-ons, a waste of money preparing for disasters that probably won’t happen. Every once in a while, that might be the case. For the vast majority however, these programs are a smart insurance policy for the day when hardware or software issues crash your…

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Simplifying the shopping experience with custom catalogs from SHI

While search functions are great for pointing users in the right direction, sometimes they don’t get it quite right. They can mix up terms, suggest items that don’t even meet your business requirements, or send you searching through tens of pages if your search terms are too broad. Refining search functions—through catalogs, preferences, and filters—can…

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Why you shouldn’t shy away from Windows 10

Windows 10 is designed to be the operating system to end all other Windows operating systems. It’s the present and future, the pinnacle of Windows, and can adapt to any device you throw at it. So why are so many businesses hesitant to adopt it? The short answer? Because it’s different. Windows 10 has more…

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