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Why Your Business Data Needs an Enterprise Service Bus – And Steps to Implement It

May 25, 2017

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o keep up with increasing demands of business, including increased profitability targets and decreased cost targets, organizations are exchanging and processing more data than ever before. It’s critical in this data-driven world that your organization can handle the data flow in the most efficient manner possible to maximize profit and keep costs low.
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3 Benefits of Having a Business Application Integration Strategy –And Tips to Develop It!

May 23, 2017

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usiness Application Integration is the use of software and computer systems’ architectural principles to integrate a set of computer applications. The best way to decrease risk and double the Application Integration success rate is to have a defined Application Integration Strategy that indicates how your various business applications will work together to further your organization’s goals.
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3 Tips to Effectively Implement Enterprise Integration to Optimize Your Business Operations

May 18, 2017

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mplementing Enterprise Integration into your business requires a well thought out plan. Enterprise Integration is focused on optimizing business operations to help increase your team’s productivity. A thoroughly planned Enterprise Integration can help overcome the business challenges including market globalization, B2B relationships, B2G relationships, critical business applications, and increasing volumes and complexity of business data.
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Cloud Computing for SMBs – How it Boosts your Sales Team’s Productivity!

May 11, 2017

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loud Computing. The Cloud. Moving data to the Cloud. Do these terms sound familiar to you? As many organizations of all sizes get to know about the benefits of Cloud Computing, they move their data from on-premises to the Cloud.
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Effective Enterprise Integration of Your Business Operations – Help your business processes fly!

May 9, 2017

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o matter what your business produces or provides, you need to know how to deliver what your customers want in a timely manner to meet and exceed their expectations. To accomplish this goal, organizations strive to effectively manage their business processes while recognizing the need to share data more rapidly across teams within your organization. One of the best ways for your teams to achieve an easier and faster access to business-critical data is to adopt an Enterprise Integration approach.
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Disaster Recovery Plan for Small Businesses – Why is it Important and How to Build it? 

May 4, 2017

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isasters come in many forms – a superstorm taking down your power grid, malicious hacking from within or without, or a simple malware infection – and can often cripple your business. Small businesses need to know what to do when disaster strikes. Disaster hits everyone sooner or later. It’s not a matter of “if” anymore but “when.”
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Integrate Disaster Recovery Plan into Your IT Service Management – Why and How

May 2, 2017

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well thought out and appropriately written Disaster Recovery Plan can be the major difference in how fast your business can be up and running following an interruption in your IT operations. Even when a Disaster Recovery Plan seems to meet the needs of your business, there can still be the possibility it may not be optimal. That’s because most Disaster Recovery Plans are focused on major IT disasters.
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Your Disaster Recovery Plan – Do’s & Don’ts

April 27, 2017

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o one would question the need for a Disaster Recovery Plan to help guide the restoration of an IT environment after suffering a crisis. However, an inappropriately documented Disaster Recovery Plan can prevent it from being executed successfully when it’s needed the most—in an actual disaster.
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What is a Crisis Management Plan and Why have it?

April 25, 2017

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oday’s IT environments have contributed many positives for business. Costs have decreased and productivity has increased for many companies, especially with Cloud and hybrid environments. But, it’s important not to forget that your IT isn’t immune to crises.
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What are Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery? Tips to Build Your Plans!

April 20, 2017

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any companies see Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery as one and the same. Both enable a business to survive a natural or man-made calamity and continue as a viable business. While indeed the aim of both is to ensure your company survives, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are separate processes that should work in tandem to accomplish that goal. (more…)

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Optimize your Disaster Recovery Strategy for your Business-Critical Analytics – How and Why?

April 18, 2017

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ptimizing your disaster recovery strategy for your business-critical analytics is crucial. As analytics become more critical to business processes, whether it’s big data or “small” data, your disaster recovery strategy needs to keep up. (more…)

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Determine the best-fit Disaster Recovery Solution

April 11, 2017

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ecent natural disasters such as Hurricane Matthew have increased awareness and internal pressure to validate the effectiveness of the Disaster Recovery Plan. Industry and government-driven regulations and customers are demanding that organizations provide evidence of recoverability before the organization is given the right to do business. (more…)

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Disaster Recovery Plan – 4 Myths Debunked!

April 6, 2017

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ny time a natural disaster or major IT outage occurs, it increases executive awareness and internal pressure to create a Disaster Recovery Plan. Similarly, industry and government-driven regulations are placing more focus on business continuity – and therefore a Disaster Recovery Plan by extension. Customers are also demanding that organizations provide evidence that they have a workable Disaster Recovery Plan before agreeing to do business.
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6 Keys to SMBs Cloud Success!

April 4, 2017

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mall to medium-size businesses (SMBs) often hesitate to migrate to the Cloud. They believe they are too small an operation to benefit from the Cloud but the truth is that you will benefit from the Cloud because it offers direct relief for several of SMB business issues. (more…)

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How to Improve Collaboration with Office 365 – 5 Tips!

March 30, 2017

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s a business leader, you’re constantly anticipating and responding to the evolving needs of your employees. Because of that, you may be under pressure to evaluate, understand, and possibly adopt varied “best-in-breed” solutions for your teams. Some employees may actively ask for new tools or even go ahead and install them without involvement or oversight from IT, while others may be fatigued and skeptical of learning to use yet another new app or solution.

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Your Email Security System is Running, Now What?

March 28, 2017

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our email security system is up, users’ email is being protected, and your data seems secure. The main part of your project is done. But, like any well-oiled system, it has to be kept in tip-top shape otherwise it will begin to break down, leaving holes in the system you just spent time and money building up. (more…)

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Deploying an Email Security Gateway? Here are 5 Steps to Develop an Effective Communication Plan!

March 23, 2017

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hen deploying an email security gateway (ESG), it is recommended to adopt a 3-step approach: 1) Develop an email security deployment roadmap; 2) Create supporting policies for your new email security; and 3) Educate your end users. For the third step, it is important to develop an effective communication plan around your new ESG based on each end-user’s responsibility and use of email.

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3 Steps to Deploy Your Email Security Gateway

March 21, 2017

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eployment of an email security gateway (ESG) is to prevent malicious email transmissions that can cause data breach and data loss. The ESG deployment includes not only the actual technology (product) itself, but all the other related features and processes that support it. We recommend that you take a 3-step approach to the deployment: 1) develop a roadmap to deploy your ESG; 2) create its supporting policies; and 3) educate your end users.

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Pros and Cons – Cloud-Based Email Security

March 16, 2017

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he email security market has changed in recent years in several different ways. The number of market competitors decreased due to the need for large intelligence gathering capabilities to stay up to date on the latest threats and attack campaigns. Proliferation of botnets to create ‘zombie’ attacks as well as compromise whitelist domains developed the need for active content filtering and behavioral analysis.

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Effects of email based attacks – they can harm your brand reputation

March 14, 2017

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ne purchase by one in 25,000 receivers – that’s what it takes for spammers to be profitable to send email spam to as many people as they want. Without accounting for security aspect costs, anyone can easily see that unwanted emails cause severe productivity losses and increased processing costs.

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10 Myths About Moving to the Cloud

March 9, 2017

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hat businesses really need to know about moving to Microsoft Office 365. Most companies that choose to move to the cloud do so because they have decided they need it for business agility and want the cost savings that come with it.

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Protect Your Data: 7 Ways to Improve Your Security Posture

March 7, 2017

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nterprise mobility, the flood of workplace devices, Software-as-a-Service application, and the cloud have transformed the way business operates, allowing business owners and employees to become both more mobile and more productive.

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Know Your Email Security Needs First

March 2, 2017

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efore you can begin to defend your email security system, you need to know your enemy, i.e. what is attacking your system. Most businesses don’t realize that the more email volume they generate, the greater the chance their email system will be attacked. Why? Visibility.

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3 Tips – implement an effective email security plan to fight against spear phishing

February 28, 2017

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argeted attacks are becoming more mainstream and have overtaken spam and viruses as what is considered the main security concern. Against targeted attacks, organizations have to ensure that they have adequate capabilities to preserve the confidentiality and integrity of email based communications with sensitive information.
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Email – You Need to Watch It Like a Hawk

February 23, 2017

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t wasn’t that long ago that email didn’t exist. Now, in just over 20 years, it’s become the second most important business communications tool after websites. Unfortunately, it’s also become one of easiest ways for your network and your data to be compromised. And the hackers are always ahead of the defenders. Research has shown that 70-75% of all incoming email is illegitimate. (more…)

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5 IT security mitigation tactics to further secure your business

February 16, 2017

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doption of disruptive technology trends is usually pushed by the business units. Business units are often the ones looking for ways to create innovative change. By integrating disruptive technology early, they have the opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and drive business value. (more…)

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Security Disruptions – 4 Tips to have your organization prepared for them

February 14, 2017

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ecurity threats can catch an organization off guard and cause serious damage. Organizations will face a multitude of security threats which will only continue to increase while simultaneously becoming more advanced and sophisticated. However, for many, security is still an afterthought and not paid attention to until after an incident has occurred. (more…)

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Data Breaches – Any data you have is of value to a hacker!

February 9, 2017

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isruptions can come in any number of forms. Disruptions can affect the security of both IT and the business. Disruptions affect IT by altering the internal infrastructure and applications that IT uses, affecting the end users that use these technologies which IT needs to be able to support. This introduces unique security risks, which require new solutions. (more…)

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5 Helpful Tips to Implement Comprehensive Information Security Plan

February 7, 2017

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any organizations are overwhelmed with the growing number of information security threats and the increasing complexity of threats. If you aren’t sure where to start to protect your organization’s data, you are not alone. It seems that now it’s not a matter of if, but when you have a security incident. (more…)

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Microsoft Office 365 Migration Roadmap

February 2, 2017

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n this blog post, we will introduce you to a Microsoft Office 365 migration roadmap with a case study example.

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Define risk tolerance level to determine your information security strategy

January 31, 2017

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defined risk tolerance is essential for determining a security target state and gaining buy-in. There is no generally accepted security risk assumption model template. Some organizations are driven by compliance. Some are driven by customer security requirements. Some are driven by security risks of their IT systems. (more…)

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Dominant Cyberthreats – Detect and Prevent Social Engineering Attacks

January 26, 2017

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ust as any other organizations, you are vulnerable to hackers’ attack. So how do you spot suspicious actions and how do you protect your organization? This blog post will help you detect and prevent social engineering attacks, and to better understand how to defend your company from what has grown to become the dominant global cyberthreat. (more…)

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3 Types of Information Security Obligations – Business, Regulatory & Customer

January 24, 2017

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raditional information security incidents include malware detection, system availability loss, or data compromise as well as IT expansion or growth that the security program has not planned for. If the business or IT makes some IT systems change that has not been proactively secured, it can have the same effect on security program resourcing. (more…)

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Disaster Recovery with Azure

January 19, 2017

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usinesses are increasingly dependent on technology, yet today’s environments are becoming increasingly difficult to protect. Multiple disaster recovery solutions are often required to address the broad array of environments and applications. The added complexity of this approach often causes businesses to miss their anticipated recovery objectives, resulting in cost impact and reduced productivity. (more…)

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Identify and align your information security strategy with corporate strategy

January 17, 2017

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he information security threats have increasingly become complex and we see more and more data breach incidents on the news. Now it’s not a matter of if you have a security incident, but when. Instead of ad hoc technology (more…)

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Information Security Strategy – 3 Benefits and 3 Implementation Tips!

January 12, 2017

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he growing number of information security threats combined with the increasing complexity of threats have finally caught the attention of organization leaders. Now it’s not a matter of if you have a security incident, but when. Your ad hoc technology solutions are not adequate enough for today’s threat landscape. (more…)

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8 Tips to Design Effective SharePoint Team Site

January 10, 2017

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harePoint is a powerful, versatile business platform for content management and collaboration. It is used by over 200,000 companies around the world! SharePoint allows you to share ideas, synchronizes content, discovers insights, and work in a more collaborative way with your team members. (more…)

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Measure Your BI Success!

January 5, 2017

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hroughout our business intelligence (BI) blog series, we have recommended the 5-step approach to your BI project implementation: Structure, Identity, Choose, Implement, and Measure. This blog post is the final post of the BI blog series. (more…)

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Your BI Implementation Roadmap – Develop, Productize & Test!

December 22, 2016

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hen you implement your business intelligent (BI) project, an adequate planning is critical for a successful implementation. We recommend utilizing an implementation roadmap (see the map below) because this can help you effectively streamline your implementation activities. (more…)

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Your BI Implementation Roadmap – Select and Architect!

December 20, 2016

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o maximize your business intelligence (BI) investment, your project needs efficient BI implementation. When implementing your BI project, we recommend utilizing an implementation roadmap (see the map below). Leveraging an implementation framework can (more…)

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Build Your BI Implementation Roadmap – Recommendations & Tips

December 15, 2016

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fter you complete structuring your Business Intelligence (BI) project, identifying BI requirements and researching BI platforms and partners, now the fun part begins! It’s time to build your BI implementation roadmap and implement your BI project. This is the fourth step (more…)

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Power BI, Your Business Intelligence Tool – Features & Benefits

December 13, 2016

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o you have a huge amount of data that you want to turn into business insights? Do you want an easy-to-use business intelligence tool that is user-friendly and efficient? Do you want to automatically port your data in Excel to your business intelligence tool so that no time is wasted transporting data? (more…)

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How to Choose the Right BI Platform and Partner

December 8, 2016

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ike any other projects, your BI initiative requires adequate planning. For your BI project planning, we recommend a 5-step approach: Structure, Identity, Choose, Implement, and Measure. Our previous blog posts have helpful tips for the first and (more…)

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BI Tips – How to Gather Your Business Intelligence Requirements

December 6, 2016

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hen you start your Business Intelligence (BI) journey, you consider a 5-step approach: Structure, Identity, Choose, Implement, and Measure. The 9 tips for the first step – structuring your BI implementation project – is detailed in our previous blog: 9 Tips for Building Your Business Intelligence Project. (more…)

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9 tips for building your Business Intelligence Project

December 1, 2016

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f you opened this blog, you are probably aware of the benefits of business intelligence (BI) and wonder where and how to start your BI project. If you want to know more about the BI benefits, please refer to our previous blog post: Business Intelligence – Uncut Diamond to Refined Diamond. This post will introduce you to many benefits of BI including faster, (more…)

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4 capabilities of Business Intelligence Software 2.0

November 29, 2016

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usiness Intelligence software (BI) 2.0 capabilities (predictive, real-time, social, and big data analytics) are being used more than ever. Organizations are adopting them as they provide significant opportunity to gain a competitive advantage. (more…)

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Business Intelligence – Uncut Diamond to Refined Diamond

November 24, 2016

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usiness Intelligence (BI) is more than software. It is a program jointly owned by both the business and IT that enables data mining, analytics, querying, and reporting. BI has to address business needs and its value needs to be shown through its content. CIOs are interested and invested in BI reporting tools (more…)

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5 Benefits of Cloud Computing & 2 Best Cloud Storage Options

November 17, 2016

Storage of data in the Cloud is not a passing fad that is likely to go away. Since 2010, when the Cloud became a viable option for data storage, adoption rates have been growing significantly as the business proposition of cost savings has become more understood. (more…)

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4 ways Windows 10 Canada outsmarts cybercriminals!

November 15, 2016

The threat landscape has evolved dramatically in recent years. It seems every day we hear another headline about an organization getting breached. What is the impact of security breach to business? $3.5 million average cost of a data breach per incident! (more…)

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Why Government organizations should migrate to Office 365

November 10, 2016

Government organizations need a cost-effective tool that allows their organization to leverage collaboration, productivity and efficiency while upholding strict compliance (more…)

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How cloud storage can benefit web content management

November 8, 2016

Many businesses used to implement their own web servers utilizing local storage to host web content. Others chose to offload the entire infrastructure process to a third-party host, maintaining control only over the actual content as well.

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Office 365 for nonprofits: it’s the right fit

November 3, 2016

Do you find your Not For Profit (NFP) organization is having to choose between quantity vs. quality when it comes to technology? NFP Organizations face the tough decision of allocating budgetary funding across their goals and company initiatives. How we do business plays a fundamental role in how a company can carry out their mission statement. (more…)

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How to maximize your cloud storage benefits

November 1, 2016

Storage is the disc space required to store the data files produced by an IT infrastructure. In the past, with on-premises solutions, an organization would be responsible for purchasing, provisioning and maintaining a disc subsystem for use as file storage.

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Office 365 vs Google Apps – cloud email providers quick comparison

October 27, 2016

In our previous blogs, we’ve been discussing how email in the Cloud can be of great benefit to businesses. Now, in this blog, we want to turn our attention to the two largest email Cloud providers, Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps. While not the only Cloud email providers, these two command over 75% of the marketplace.

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Email hosting services: is it the right decision for you?

October 25, 2016

Our previous blogs reviewed some basic information about how email hosting services can be right for your business. We’ve discussed that Cloud email can bring both the cost savings and productivity increases.

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Deploying email to the cloud

October 20, 2016

In our previous blog, we discussed the reasons why email in the Cloud makes good business sense. Now, let’s dig a little deeper to see further tangible benefits to using Cloud email and the two different methods that can be used to implement Cloud email.

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Moving email to the cloud: understanding cloud based email

October 18, 2016

For most businesses, email is one of the prime component services provided by IT. This has traditionally been an on-premises email environment or a third-party hosted email solution. However, in the past two years, many businesses have considered migrating their email solutions to the Cloud.

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Cloud consumption strategy: mastering your hybrid cloud scenarios

October 13, 2016

In our previous blog, we discussed what the Cloud is and how it can be leveraged to improve the way a business operates. In this follow-up blog, we’ll present some ideas about how to implement hybrid cloud scenarios that will help you achieve increased productivity and lower costs.

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Cloud consumption strategy: exploring cloud computing benefits

October 11, 2016

What is the cloud?

One of the most critical technology changes that businesses have faced in the past several years is the rapid development and deployment of Cloud-based resources. Essentially, a Cloud environment is an entire IT infrastructure based at one or more central off-premises site(s), which are segregated privately for a company’s use as part (more…)

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ProServeIT migrated a customer’s 15,000 users to Office 365 in only 16 weeks!

September 29, 2016

P roServeIT has long been an advocate and reseller of Microsoft Office 365, and it now has a new ally in winning Office 365 business: Microsoft FastTrack. By using this suite of planning, deployment, and adoption services (more…)

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What is the Cloud?

September 9, 2016

Y ou often hear phrases like “the Cloud,” “Cloud Computing,” “saving it in the Cloud,” “safer in the Cloud,” etc…

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2 new members join the ProServeIT Executive Team!

August 2, 2016

W e are very excited to announce that we have two new members join our executive team!

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Microsoft Canadian Datacentres Expand ProServeIT’s Canadian Footprint

July 18, 2016

M icrosoft Canada announced today that the Microsoft Canadian data centres are now officially open to power even more Canadian businesses. (more…)

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ProServeIT – SMB Cloud Packaged Solution Innovation Award Finalist!

June 9, 2016

We are so excited to be recognized as SMB Cloud Packaged Solution Innovation Award Finalist.
Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,500 entrants from 119 countries worldwide. (more…)

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ProServeIT is excited to win the BitTitan’s Canadian Partner of the Year 2016!

June 1, 2016

We are very excited to win the BitTitan Canadian Partner of the Year 2016!  This award recognizes partners who have not only leveraged BitTitan’s comprehensive MSP cloud services enablement platform,MSPComplete™, to sell more cloud services, onboard more cloud workloads, and maximize customer lifetime value (more…)

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Erika’s Interview with Candy Vences Rodriguez of Jolera

June 1, 2016

In this June Issue I had the opportunity to interview the passionate and multi-talented Candy Vences Rodriquez. Candy is the Director of Technology Enablement and Adoption at Jolera to discuss her journey and women in technology. (more…)

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ProServeIT simplifies challenging mail migration with BitTitan

May 28, 2016

Microsoft’s 2015 partner of the year in Canada, ProServeIT is a managed services and cloud solutions provider. In a migration for its customer the Canadian Stanards Association (CSA) ProServeIT used BitTitan MigrationWiz® to move more than 2,000 users from a fully managed hosted environment to the cloud.

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BC Milk partnered with ProServeIT for Single Data Repository

March 18, 2016

What goes into making a glass of milk? Huge amounts of data and a strong technology infrastructure behind it. At least in Canada.

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