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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

Windows Server 2012: Optimize for Success

The Cloud Is the Key

by Stacy Cote | 03.20.15

Windows Server 2012 R2 gives users a lot of freedom in their work environments—the product answers the need for a good deal of flexibility, while realizing that simply connecting to a private cloud isn’t enough. Combining Windows Server 2012 and the cloud means optimizing for success. For the top three reasons why these two are such a happy pair, keep reading. 

Tags:CloudSecurityServersStorageWindows Server

Windows Server 2003’s support lifecycle will absolutely end on July 14, 2015. You can look at this with wide, anime eyes and wonder what in the world to do next—or you can focus on the opportunity this brings to the table for you and your customers as a small business owner.

Tags:Hybrid CloudPrivate CloudPublic CloudServersTechnologyVirtualizationWindows Server 2003

Start Your VDI Journey Today

Step 1: Proof of Concept Appliance

by Tony D'Ancona | 03.04.15

Desktop virtualization is one of the hottest buzz words in IT these days, and if you’re like a lot of organizations, you’re considering taking some of your infrastructure virtual. At PC Connection, we offer a number of services to get you started on that journey, from healthcheck services that test the overall efficiency of your infrastructure, to installation services when you’re ready to implement or upgrade. One of the most unique things we offer is our Proof of Concept (POC) Appliance, and I’d like to share a little bit about the benefits of using one of these as step one on your desktop virtualization journey.

Tags:Cisco UCSDesktop-VirtualizationPC ConnectionPOFVDI Deployment

Take Business Continuity to the Cloud

Remote Backups Can Mean Faster Disaster Recovery Times

by Kurt Hildebrand | 01.06.15

Modern IT departments are under constant pressure to implement new technologies that enable the business while simultaneously keeping critical data, applications and processes secure and the network running 24 x 7.

It’s no wonder, then, that planning for business continuity and disaster recovery often takes a back seat to the day-to-day challenges of managing IT for an enterprise. But failure to prepare adequately for technological or natural disasters that disrupt the business could lead to financial disaster.

Tags:ApplicationsCloudCostDataData CenterInfrastructureIT StaffingServersSoftwareStrategyVirtualization

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