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Users Want More Access—You Need Stronger Data Security

Make Security Management More Manageable

by Bill Virtue | 06.12.14

I have been talking to IT professionals over the past several months, and it’s no secret that users today need access to more data than ever—and they want it anytime, from anywhere and from any device. But before IT can allow a user access to the data, there needs to be some assurance that the user has authorized access to it. How do we ensure user attestation, data availability, and security? Read on to find out. 

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A Sunny Outlook For Cloud Storage

A Sunny Outlook for Cloud Storage

Scalability, affordability, and headache-free IT are just three of the reasons companies are considering moving data storage to the cloud.

by Stephanie Neil | 06.10.14

Any organization embarking upon an IT modernization effort—be it for an XP upgrade, an infrastructure consolidation after an acquisition, or a legacy system swap-out—must factor storage into the equation. Specifically, the introduction of big data analytics and mobile applications are increasing the need for more, and more flexible, processing power and storage capacity.

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What SQL 2014 Really Means

Timing is Good for Business, but Software Assurance Is Even Better

by Patrick Renzi | 06.03.14

When Microsoft announced the actual release date for SQL 2014 many modern businesses simply looked at the latest database offering from Microsoft and saw just that: new software. Sure, it’s easy to get caught up in all the features—like enhanced BI tools, easier management through Always On, enhanced memory utilization, and the ease of scaling your on-premise SQL deployment to the Azure platform. Since it’s been ranked the most secure database platform for the last five years running, it is simple to see why so many IT Directors and CTO/CIOs are jumping ship from Oracle and shifting their platforms to SQL. There are a plethora of high-end capabilities that businesses are able to leverage from this incredible software. I, however, want to focus on something that might go unnoticed by far too many. That something is timing.

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Windows 8 Interface

Should you move to Windows 8?

Unification of user interface is a compelling reason to make the move

by Eric Bruno | 05.29.14

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into Windows 8, as have OEMs such as Lenovo. Do features like the tablet-friendly Windows 8 touch interface justify the move?

Tags:MicrosoftOS EfficiencySoftwareSoftware UpgradeUpgradingWindows 8

Quick and Easy Microsoft Imaging?

It’s Not as Expensive as You Think

by Patrick Renzi | 05.27.14

On July 1st, Microsoft plans to suspend a benefit that many of its customers have grown attached to. Specifically, attaching Software Assurance (SA) only skus to new systems carrying their own OEM OS. It shouldn’t be a secret to anyone that Microsoft doesn’t want you to image with OEM keys. OEM’s must have received the same memo. They made their OEM OS product keys increasingly more difficult to locate—some going as far as to hide them deep within the system BIOS menu.

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