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Time For Migration

Compliance and Risk: The Time for Migration Is Upon Us

Upgrade Your Server Strategically to Avoid Penalties

by Camden Haley | 06.26.15

Of the nearly 9 million Windows Server 2003 systems still running as of last month, it is estimated by security firm Bit9 that about 2.7 million will still be chugging away after July 14, 2015—the official and final end of support (EOS) date for Windows Server 2003. For some organizations there has been little incentive to upgrade. Others have been struggling with shrinking IT budgets. And many smaller organizations don’t have in-house IT or are completely unaware of the looming EOS date. What does this mean for your organization? In a word, risk.

Tags:HIPAAITLenovoServer migrationServersSoftwareVirtualizationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012

Upgrade

Upgrade Economics: Windows Server 2003

Delaying Your Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Only Hurts Your Bottom Line

by Justin Zuill | 06.25.15

What is the cost of doing nothing? If your business is still using servers running Windows Server 2003, that cost may be substantial—and growing. In the dozen years since Windows Server 2003 debuted, the world has seen huge strides in both the hardware and software that comprise business IT. Processing power has continued to obey Moore’s law by doubling about every 18 months, and there have been two versions of Windows Server to supersede Windows Server 2003. On July 14, 2015, the official end of support (EOS) for this venerable workhorse finally arrives.

Tags:CloudMicrosoftSoftwareWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

There’s been a lot of discussion about the 270% ROI Windows Server 2012 offers –and that’s significant. But let’s go beyond the numbers to see what else R2 has to offer. 

Tags:CloudSecuritySoftwareSoftware-defined data center managementWindows Server 2012

Software licensing used to be pretty cut and dry. You had a specific number of seats, so you bought a specific number of licenses. Well, it’s pretty clear those days are long gone. Your “seats” are no longer parked in front of a single computer. They’re on the move—constantly surrounded by the multitude of devices today’s users rely on to work productively wherever business takes them. From company-owned notebooks, smartphones, and tablets to BYOD-supported devices, employees need access to their must-have productivity applications at all times.

Tags:AzureBYODDeviceEnterpriseLicensingMicrosoftMicrosoft AzureMicrosoft Enterprise AgreementOffice 365Software

Licensing Renewal

5 Tips to Streamline Your Enterprise Licensing Renewal

What you need to know before your re-sign your EA

by Jack Dillman | 03.27.15

Enterprise Agreement (EA) licensing has become a common term in today’s business world. They present a significant opportunity for productivity benefits and cost savings, but how often do you sit down to examine your EA options? If you’re like most organizations, it’s once every 3 years—when your renewal date comes up. A lot can change in 3 years, which is why it helps to have someone on your side who lives and breathes EA details year round. Here are my top 5 tips to consider when you’re getting ready to re-sign your contract.

Tags:CloudEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftOffice 365PC Connection IncSoftwareTrue-up

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