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Lane Shelton - Vice President of Software Business Development

Lane Shelton

Lane Shelton is Vice President of Software Business Development at PC Connection with over 18 years of experience in the areas of Microsoft technology and licensing, software asset management, cloud computing, and software investment management. In addition, he is an SIIA-certified software asset management professional. When he has free time, Lane enjoys old-school PC gaming.

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Mobile Computing

Adding Mobile Computing to Your Business

Can Your Servers Handle It?

by Lane Shelton | 07.13.15

As organizations increasingly require access for a growing number of mobile devices, new workloads are required on back-office servers to integrate tablets and smartphones with existing applications, files, and functions. Organizations still running Windows Server 2003 may find they are unable to support the mobility functions that end users now demand to maintain a competitive edge.

Tags:MicrosoftMobilitySecurityWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

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It's Not Too Late to Upgrade from Server 2003

How to Migrate to 2012 Quickly and Safely

by Lane Shelton | 07.10.15

By the time you read this, the July 14, 2015 deadline for the end of support for Windows Server 2003 may have already passed, leaving millions of servers around the world in limbo. End of support means open season for hackers and malware writers, safe in the knowledge that there are no more patches coming to repair new security holes.

Tags:Hyper-VITPC ConnectionSecurityVirtualizationVMwareWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Windows XP End-of-Life Lessons for Windows Server 2003 Migrations

Crashes, Costs, and Calamity—Holding Out Can Be Expensive

by Lane Shelton | 07.06.15

Windows Server 2003 has been a stable and reliable operating system that enterprises have depended on for years, but it’s coming to its end-of-life shortly. Sound familiar? Companies went through a similar experience with a desktop operating system not that long ago. The experiences that enterprises had during that transition provide some valuable lessons for the current one—for which the stakes are even higher.

Tags:EnterpriseITMicrosoftWindows ServerWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 R2Windows XP

Consider Your Windows Server 2003 Upgrade

Is a Managed Cloud the Right Option for You?

by Lane Shelton | 06.15.15

Enterprises migrating from Windows Server 2003 face a bewildering world of options, with most of those residing in the cloud. For those IT departments trying to determine the best way to leverage their migration to Windows Server 2012, there are numerous cloud models—public, private, and hybrid, for starters—and even more cloud hosts to consider. It can be a bit overwhelming, and many IT decision makers would prefer moving to the cloud gradually and with a committed, experienced partner. For those businesses, a managed cloud solution of some kind may be the best way to go. Read on to find out which solution is the best fit for your business.

Tags:CloudMicrosoftNetworkingWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2003 Goes EOL

What’s Your Biggest Security Threat?

by Lane Shelton | 06.09.15

IT professionals face two fundamental challenges every day: 1) Keeping their enterprise’s network running, and 2) Keeping it secure.

Which is why it’s so important for enterprises still relying on Windows Server 2003 to migrate from the aging server OS, which Microsoft will cease supporting after July 14, 2015. Once Redmond no longer offers support, organizations relying on Server 2003 will face a number of risks that over time will only increase in severity.

Tags:Data CenterHealthcare ITITMicrosoftOS EfficiencySecurityServer PlatformServersWindows Server 2003

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