(With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy).

I became interested in the communication process as a young cadet, just starting my time with the military. Learning that the most powerful tool in the Infantry Platoon Leader’s arsenal was the radio intrigued me.  Most are familiar with the Shannon-Weaver model of communication.  Years later, I learned about the Targowski-Bowman model that expanded on the Shannon-Weaver model and actually preceded it in the communication process.

Today Microsoft announced the long awaited and highly anticipated Microsoft Office for iPad.

Office for iPad includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – designed and reimagined specifically for touch-first, iPad functionality, and how people mostly utilize their tablet.

There is both a FREE and PAID version of Office for iPad available. Both the free and paid versions can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

As you may have read in the news, Steve Bennett has been replaced by Michael Brown as interim CEO at Symantec. What does this mean to customers and partners?

Michael Brown as interim CEO at Symantec

Michael Brown, interim CEO at Symantec 

Even with relatively new cloud computing platforms, we will see product updates that include closer integration with Azure at both a functional as well as a GUI level. We have seen some of these updates with Windows Server 2012 as well as System Center 2012. Next up, SQL Server 2014.

We are pleased to announce that En Pointe took a top spot at the nation’s leading business award competition. En Pointe account executive Jeremy Haskovec recently took home the bronze at the Stevie Awards in the sales representative of the year category.

There are a number of administrative tools available in Office 365 to maximize security while catering to the unique needs of your organization. When built-in Office 365 filters over qualify suspected SPAM, there are a few simple steps administrators can take to white list senders and domains. Admins should review regularly so that critical messages bypass the spam folder and reach their intended destination.

Step by Step Guide for White Listing Domains

Log in as an administrator and follow this quick and easy how-to guide:

The just released Virtual SAN is generating buzz as the first software defined storage product release from VMware. Among the chatter, many are predicting the GA release will shake up the storage industry and cement VMware as a major player in that space. However, some may be left asking about the implications and benefits for the enterprise.  Here are a few considerations…

Once again Lenovo shows their innovation inside their newest products, the ThinkPad Yoga and the 2nd gen X1 Carbon. Companies and industries can rejoice as Lenovo releases a business model Yoga. If you’re reading this article, you’re most likely doing or have already done your research on the Yoga and Carbon. I won’t get into the nitty-gritty of the laptops but rather just give you a brief overview on how I think it will feel and work in the average user’s hands.

Databases are wonderful things. They not only hold a lot of our day to day transactional information, we can use the data to perform analysis.  Soldiers and laborers claim that if you take care of your equipment, it will take care of you.  Organizations should take to heart the adage, “If you take care of your databases, they will take care of your data.” This article will list some easy and cost effective methods of taking care of your databases.

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