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Can Your Technology Stand Up to a Barrage of New Security Threats?

Keep Your Network Strong with Dell SonicWALL

by Bill Virtue | 10.16.14

Today, addressing security risk and threats is an ongoing rapid process. Organizations of all sizes need to protect themselves from the constant evolution of threats. My team at PC Connection is working with customers every day to eliminate dangerous gaps in protection and boost employee productivity at the same time.

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Risk Management Process

Any competent IT professional will tell you that one of their top priorities— probably the top priority—is securing their enterprise’s data and network. Indeed, CIOs typically allocate a healthy chunk of their overall IT budgets to security.

Concern, however, does not always translate into competence, or even common sense. Further, throwing money at a problem without first properly assessing and prioritizing an enterprise’s unique IT-related risks actually can create greater vulnerability. You can’t just buy technology, put it in your environment, and assume that your assets are safe.

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The ‘Other’ CIA – Part of Achieving a Secure Storage Infrastructure

Plan, Audit, Integrate, Test — Keys to Storage Security

by Kurt Hildebrand | 10.01.14

In an era when data breeches can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, having a secure storage system is critical.

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Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is new territory for Microsoft. It’s a transformational move at the center of their productivity stack. Tried and true products like Office, Project, and Visio are being transformed into online solutions. Right now that’s a mix of in-the-cloud and on-premises, what some call “software plus services.” But the reach is extending beyond the center: now there’s CRM online, Visual Studio Online, SQL Power BI, Microsoft Azure, Azure Active Directory—and the list keeps growing. We all know how that’s affecting the licensing—shifting from “I own it” to “I’m pretty much renting it, forever and ever.” That by itself is a tough choice for many customers to make, and requires careful and thorough due diligence. And while I won’t detail this today (really), I want to remind you to talk to us about our Microsoft License Optimization (MLO) process if you’re struggling with it—we can help. 

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OMG 2003! So Much Noise

Let’s breathe and focus on what’s next

by Lane Shelton | 09.29.14

There’s a lot of Windows Server 2003 out there, we get it. We see it first-hand working with customers doing deep-core licensing analysis because we have to know where all the VMs, clusters, and servers are to determine the best ways to pay for it all. We’ve all read the statistics, and our work with customers confirms it – Windows Server 2003 is still a workhorse, even in today’s modern datacenters. The risks are obvious – just read any daily news digest to find another story about a major security breach. Breaches involve data and the data lives in datacenters. So when Microsoft pulls the plug on W2003 Server in July of 2015, some of that data is going to be connected to unsupported server infrastructure.

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