The need for business and personal users to store and access data from any device, anywhere and at any time has prompted technology providers to come up with ideas that will help us better add, delete, categorize, access and manage the vast amounts of data we are creating. The “old” way of providing data storage will become insufficient to support the exponential data growth we are currently experiencing.
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the general availability of Microsoft Azure Government. If you’re not familiar, Microsoft Azure Government is a cloud platform designed to meet U.S. government demands, including several key features, such as:
Submitted by christopher mantooth on Mar 16, 2015.
When you originally signed up for Microsoft Office 365, your first big decision was choosing a licensing plan. You thought, what if I choose the wrong one? Will you be stuck forever, destined to be locked into a plan that doesn’t suit your needs?
Before panic sets in, remember that you are not the first person to make this error, and Microsoft Office 365 has an intuitive Switch Plans Wizard tool that can help you navigate through a licensing plan change.
Driving adoption of new or upgraded technology is almost always difficult, especially in large organizations, but there are ways to help increase the odds of successful roll-outs and implementations.
Software and hardware developers are investing in user experience (UX) more so than ever before; yet demonstrating exactly what a user will initially see and do is a great way to ensure that their first experience with a product is a good one.
And we're back...as usual, VMware's events are top-notch and the technical training sessions were especially informative. Going into Partner Exchange, vSphere 6 was announced on February 2nd. The features were unrolled in just about every technical blog imaginable, so I'd just like to give some insight into the larger mechanizations of these developments.
The traditional model of managing on-premise email has been to implement a variety of best-of-breed solutions for spam filtering, malware detection and removal, archiving, encryption, data loss prevention, and the like. This model actually works quite well, since email can be processed by the email system and then run through each vendor’s hygiene or content management system quickly and efficiently.
At the beginning of every year, I update my research studies to take into account how cloud IT is resonating with smaller SMB customers. Last year, I reported on the growing trend towards repositioning cloud, not as either on-premise or public, but a hybrid model that combines exiting on-premise infrastructure with one or more public or virtual private clouds.
As a consultant, I am often put in the position of reminding customers to be conscious of support lifecycles when making strategic decisions on system upgrades and internal product lifecycles. Recently, I was asked to help a customer plan a migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010, and I felt I should write a little bit about this, especially since Microsoft Exchange 2010 recently ended mainstream support.