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Lane Shelton - Vice President of Software Business Development

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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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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

Could a Microsoft EA Save You 45%?

Give Us 5 Minutes and Find Out

by Lane Shelton | 04.01.15

I can’t promise you that one blog post is going to give you all the information you need about Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement (EA). But I can promise that you’ll learn about a tool that allows you to quickly find out if you should even consider Microsoft EA. And why would you? That’s an easy one, because under the right circumstances, hands down, an enterprise agreement can save you as much as 45%. Our team developed this assessment tool to get you started and it only takes about 5 minutes. Promise. Keep reading for all the specifics.

Tags:CloudLicensingMicrosoftMicrosoft Enterprise AgreementOffice

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The Truth About Microsoft Enterprise Agreements

Don’t Overpay—Let Us Find the Value for You

by Lane Shelton | 03.11.15

Chances are, if you have more than 250 devices at your organization, you have heard the Enterprise Agreement (EA) pitch more than once. In fact, I agree hands down you can find results anywhere from 15% to 45% off your costs with an EA under the right circumstances. If your organization wants to license software and cloud services for a minimum three-year period, you get built-in savings and several other benefits like free training, consulting services, and tech support. Even if you’re not ready for the cloud right now, there are ways to use the EA as a licensing vehicle to gain savings and benefits, and possibly even become cloud-ready—but with the ability to move at your pace, on your terms. 

Tags:CloudEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftSoftwareSoftware Assurance

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Time to Move On: Windows 2003 EOS

Why Not Make it an Educated Move?

by Lane Shelton | 01.23.15

By now everyone should know that Windows Server 2003 is reaching the end of support later this year. Just like the end of Windows XP, the 2003 end of support is a seismic event for Microsoft and their customers. But just how big of an event, well, that remains to be seen. In fact, when we first began talking to our customers about it, we took a very traditional approach: Identify 2003 servers, measure them and figure out how to migrate them to a new OS—whether it was 2008 R2, 2012, or even 2012 R2. Next…find them, remediate them, and replace them, done.

Tags:CiscoData CenterDellHPIntelLenovoMicrosoftMicrosoft Ended SupportMigrationNext-generation serverServersWindows ServerWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

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