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25 February Feb 2018

Office 365™ Diminishing Discounts

2018-02-28T16:06:19+00:00 Feb 2018|

We are seeing an increasing number of organizations who are preparing to renew their Office 365™ Enterprise Agreements (EA), and experiencing significantly higher pricing from Microsoft® than they had previously. There are a number of reasons for this, but it’s [...]

13 February Feb 2018

iCloud for the Enterprise?

2018-02-14T12:55:57+00:00 Feb 2018|

I don’t usually write about Apple®, but since cloud computing is such a significant part of many organizations IT infrastructure, it seems worth noting when there may be a new entrant to the competitive landscape. Some have recently speculated that [...]

4 February Feb 2018

Microsoft Office 365™ Security

2018-02-05T10:43:35+00:00 Feb 2018|

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way many organizations manage their IT, but it’s not without its critics and concerns. Perhaps the greatest concern for many has been entrusting mission critical data and functions to a third party. This was more [...]

28 January Jan 2018

Microsoft Office 365™ F1

2018-01-29T08:41:37+00:00 Jan 2018|

When it comes to commonly used productivity software, Microsoft® has dominated the market since the introduction of Office in the early nineteen-nineties. Microsoft Office is such an industry standard that even its competitors must have some degree of compatibility to [...]

22 January Jan 2018

Always Connected Personal Computers

2018-01-25T10:57:59+00:00 Jan 2018|

It has been interesting to watch the progression of portable computing during recent years. While businesses and consumers typically want devices which are smaller and lighter, manufacturers are faced with constraints surrounding battery life and connectivity, among others. Microsoft®, Qualcomm™ [...]

20 December Dec 2017

Microsoft® Cloud Solution Provider

2017-12-20T10:40:48+00:00 Dec 2017|

Microsoft’s® Volume Licensing Program has been around since 1993, and its various components are the most common way organizations purchase software licenses from Microsoft. The primary agreement within the program is the Enterprise Agreement (EA), which is intended for medium [...]

12 December Dec 2017

Microsoft® Office on Chromebooks™

2017-12-13T11:22:03+00:00 Dec 2017|

Much has been said and written about Microsoft’s® post-Ballmer strategy of offering Microsoft products on devices and platforms which compete with Windows™. There were many years during which it made sense to leverage the market dominance of Windows, particularly with [...]

20 November Nov 2017

Is Azure™ the King of the Cloud?

2017-11-20T11:30:08+00:00 Nov 2017|

We have been predicting for some time that while AWS is considered the market leader in cloud computing, Microsoft has a tremendous advantage with Azure and Office 365 among enterprise customers. On November 7, 2017, Forbes declared Microsoft to be [...]

18 October Oct 2017

Why are Companies Selecting the Microsoft® Cloud?

2017-11-13T20:15:50+00:00 Oct 2017|

Many industry experts believe that cloud computing is still in its infancy, but we’re seeing an increasing number of large organizations abandoning their datacenters and relying upon cloud service providers for many of their IT needs. Even companies in some [...]

27 September Sep 2017

“Learn it all”

2017-10-01T07:42:33+00:00 Sep 2017|

You don’t have to focus on Microsoft® every day to notice that they have dramatically improved their public perception (and stock price) during the past few years. Those who do focus on the software giant tend to attribute it to [...]