The 2 unexpected consequences of BYOD and how SHI can help

BYOD is a good thing for organizations both in and outside of the IT industry. People who bring their own device to work might drastically slash the cost of maintaining and refreshing every employee’s machine. Because the employee owns the item, the manufacturer’s warranty usually takes care of repairs. The problems generally begin when organizations…

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The new and improved SHI Blog

We’ve been talking about launching our new blog for a few weeks now and, well, it’s official! The press release we issued today proves it. Stay tuned to the SHI Blog for open dialogue about the cloud, in addition to hardware, software, services, solutions, training, and gadgets. Anything else you’d like to see us cover?…

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What Microsoft’s acquisition of Yammer means to SHI

Upon first reading the rumors that Microsoft would soon acquire Yammer — and that this acquisition was based on Yammer technology to improve the social aspect of SharePoint — I reacted in roughly the same way that Tommy Lee Jones did when Harrison Ford proclaimed, “I DIDN’T KILL MY WIFE!” in the movie “The Fugitive.”…

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SHI’s customers shape the product

I started writing this post with the idea to talk about the ways SHI provides our customers with industry-leading financial control over their spend in the SHI Cloud. It’s an extremely important issue for our customers, because the biggest problem many of them face with the cloud is a lack of visibility into how much…

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How to maintain business continuity with a virtualized infrastructure

The benefits of virtualization are well known at this point. It’s not like it’s a new technology. It’s been an industry standard for the last five or six years, if not longer. However, we’re still seeing some mid-market customers that are hesitant to jump on the virtualization bandwagon. While many of these organizations don’t have…

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SAN, NAS, or both: Which is best for your users?

When customers outgrow their current storage environment, or are trying to add new storage to their networks, I’m often asked what type of storage they should buy. The answer is easy. Customers should go with the top storage solutions that have always been available: network attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN). What’s harder…

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4 ways to prepare for the Windows 8 update

No matter what type of customer I’m speaking to — large or small, desktop or application — one topic has risen to the forefront of every conversation: virtualization, and how it will be impacted by the upcoming Microsoft updates. Later this year, Microsoft will release both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. I’ll be on…

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Talking the talk of the IT industry

This past weekend, I married someone who also works for a global IT company, and I became the happiest man in the world. Please allow me to clarify. My newly found (and undoubtedly continued) domestic bliss has little to do with my wife’s current occupation. But I’m not going to lie — it is a…

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