Mar 2019

Computer software is an integral part of virtually every organizations infrastructure and operation.  Information Technology, whether software, hardware, services or the cost to obtain and maintain them is often the single biggest expense for a company. That should be enough [...]

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Jan 2019

Most organizations find themselves relying upon some degree of cloud computing, whether they are fully committed by abandoning their on-prem datacenter or merely subscribing to Microsoft Office 365™. While some have been reluctant to embrace the cloud, it has become [...]

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Jan 2019

“Cloud computing” has become somewhat of a buzzword during recent years. Many individuals and organizations have embraced it, while others remain skeptical. As with most IT considerations, there is no simple solution that works for everyone, but with respect to [...]

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Dec 2018

Much has been written about the Windows™ 10 October 2018 Update which was recalled shortly after release when some users reported data being lost after the update. Windows 10 1809 was originally released on October 2, but the “data-deletion” bug [...]

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Nov 2018

I have often spoken and written about advantages and disadvantages of the major cloud service providers. There are technical and business considerations when evaluating the major providers, but we have seen increasing instances in which retailers choose Microsoft® or Google™ [...]

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Oct 2018

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the end of support for Windows Server™ 2008. In that blog, I addressed the pressure Microsoft® will impose upon customers upgrading to Windows Server 2016 or 2019, as MS attempts to [...]

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Oct 2018

Microsoft® has announced that Windows Server™ 2019 will be available this month (October 2018). Perhaps the most notable feature of the latest version is the improved support for hybrid environments which utilize both on-prem datacenters and public cloud services. This [...]

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Sep 2018

It’s no secret that Microsoft® wants to move their customer base from perpetual licenses to subscriptions. We often see them offer attractive pricing and terms to motivate customers to embrace cloud-based products such as Office 365™ while refusing to offer [...]

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Aug 2018

Few products are as mission critical to most organizations IT as Windows Server™. Many, if not most, are currently running the 2016 edition, but there are still a significant number using Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. According [...]

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Jul 2018

Summary: Microsoft® is testing an energy self-sufficient modular datacenter which is cooled by ocean water.   Most people know that datacenters (DCs) consume huge amounts of energy, but it may surprise some to learn how much energy they actually use. A [...]

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