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Software News

The latest software news and solutions to help you assess, plan, and implement your IT projects. From articles on new or upgraded software, including operating systems and virtualization, to procurement and integration issues, such as licensing options, and more. We’ll keep you Connected with our Software News.


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6 Reasons to Modernize with Intel® and Microsoft

Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processors and Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Offer a Smart Upgrade Strategy

by Dave Olivier | 06.27.17

Continuous technological change is a simple fact of business life, and anyone who opts out of “keeping up” does so at great risk by being vulnerable to new security threats, and having difficulty attracting and retaining talented employees.

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Planning for Application Migrations

Success relies on properly planning, provisioning access, and managing users.

by Rick Sabarese | 04.28.17

Migrating packaged, off-the-shelf software applications creates complexities that must be carefully managed. The success of any application migration is greatly influenced by properly planning, provisioning access, and managing users. But upgrading or migrating to new applications creates challenges for IT teams that are focused on maintaining existing infrastructure.

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It’s hard to overstate the challenges inherent in managing the retiring of important applications, operating systems, and databases. Lack of support, compatibility issues, and increased security risks can have far-reaching effects on your organization—especially when it comes to database environments.

Tags:ITOS EfficiencyOS MigrationSecuritySecurity AwarenessSecurity infrastructureSoftwareSoftware UpgradeUpgrading

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Microsoft Is Simplifying Windows Server Licensing

Too Good to Be True? Nope!

by Lane Shelton | 04.17.17

Hold onto your hats, everybody. Microsoft is simplifying Windows Server Licensing. Coming May 2017, Microsoft is introducing a new 16-pack of Core Licenses for Windows Server, System Center, CIS Suites, and Premium Assurance in addition to the existing 2-core licenses. This new SKU will be a convenient option for companies licensing servers with 16 or fewer cores. Instead of purchasing eight 2-core packs, you can now purchase a single 16-core pack. It can also serve as an optional base pack for licensing servers with more cores. The 2-core licenses will continue to be available, and you have the choice of two SKUs. There is also no difference in pricing between one 16-pack and eight 2-packs so you can choose the combination which best suits your company.

Tags:MicrosoftSystem CenterWindows Server Licensing

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Simplified Purchasing for Your Everyday IT Needs

Rediscover the Connection B2B Portal

by Kiara White | 04.14.17

An ordinary day in an IT specialist’s life is anything but consistent. There are fires to put out and data to be saved; a company’s entire infrastructure depends on the IT department’s capability to keep it safe and secured. On top of that, they have to procure products and solutions to further the organization’s IT goals—but there simply are not enough hours in the day to get it all done.

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