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by Mark Adams, on 11-Sep-2020 12:38:40

It can cost five times more to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one. And, if you increase your customer retention rate by just 5%, your business …

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by Karen Turtle, on 08-May-2019 11:09:27

Next year all new entrants to the software market and 80% of historical vendors will offer subscription-based business models reports global research and advisory firm, Gartner. This change reflects a …

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by Karen Turtle, on 26-Mar-2019 14:44:41

Shadow IT (also known as rogue or stealth IT) is hardware and software that is used within an organization without explicit approval from management. The guilty parties fuelling the rapid proliferation …

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by Mark Adams, on 19-Mar-2019 09:51:37

Ever-tighter reseller margins and the shift toward subscriptions as the main business model for selling hardware and software is putting additional pressure on IT providers to invest in diversifying their range of …

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Topics:Cloud managementSubscription management

by Karen Turtle, on 27-Feb-2019 12:21:16

“All cloud use at NASA shall be MANAGED cloud use,” wrote the space agency’s chief technology officer, Ray O’Brien in mantra-like fashion back in 2016. By this point NASA had saved over US$103 million in software after implementing a new asset management program to harness its profligate …

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by Karen Turtle, on 13-Feb-2019 10:24:25

Two decades ago the definition of a good customer experience was strikingly different to how we describe it today. Automation has revolutionized the buyer journey and is turning the practice …

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Topics:Cloud managementIT Provider

by Mark Adams, on 28-Aug-2016 01:00:00

According to Okta Inc, via CHANNELe2a the most popular cloud and SaaS business applications are as follows: 1. Microsoft Office 365 2. Salesforce 3. Box 4. Google Apps 5. Amazon …

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by Mark Adams, on 07-Oct-2015 10:15:43

As cloud maturity continues to develop, and organisations are adding more and more cloud solutions, new challenges are starting to appear. At the same time, the IT channel is determining …

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by Mark Adams, on 25-Sep-2015 08:00:00

Some people like surprises. Others don’t. But when it comes to shadow IT, I think it’s safe to say that no one likes the surprise of finding it in their …

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by Mark Adams, on 08-Sep-2015 17:10:00

In a previous post, we talked about multi-cloud and the potential problems it can cause—from losing control of your resources, to creating unexpected costs and a lot more work for …

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by Mark Adams, on 26-Aug-2015 17:14:18

A whopping 88% of cloud applications being used in American companies fall into the category of shadow IT. Shocking, isn’t it? With that many unsanctioned apps being used, how can …

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by Mark Adams, on 20-Aug-2015 15:51:00

Did you know that 61% of people use the same password for multiple accounts or applications? Those same people usually like to use really easy-to-remember passwords and write them on …

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by Mark Adams, on 13-Aug-2015 08:00:00

Spend creep. Just the sound of that term seems like something you want to avoid, doesn’t it? Especially if you think about it happening in your company. Unfortunately, cloud services …

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by Mark Adams, on 11-Aug-2015 08:00:00

You’re probably familiar with app stores—in fact, there’s a very good chance you’ve downloaded an application from one at some point. But did you know that app stores can actually …

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by Mark Adams, on 04-Aug-2015 14:00:00

In a previous post, I discussed how shadow IT can make your company stronger—it encourages innovation, gives you access to valuable data, and lets you analyze your employees’ personal behavior …

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by Mark Adams, on 16-Jul-2015 04:02:02

I see a shift happening in IT management... Today, companies are beginning to put a lot of effort and energy into the technical management of clouds. They’re trying to compare solutions, simplify …

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by Mark Adams, on 09-Jul-2015 14:01:51

Everyone uses the cloud these days—it reduces long-term financial commitments, updates software automatically, and provides flexibility. But what happens when businesses run into multi-cloud? Several things... and not all of them …

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by Mark Adams, on 25-Jun-2015 13:51:45

Not long ago, the idea of someone outside of a company’s IT department finding and using new technology was unheard of. Sure, people have always been able to find ways …

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by Mark Adams, on 26-May-2015 15:23:00

A MultiCloud Future How many cloud applications are you using in your organization? Five? Ten? More? There is email, accounting, marketing, sales, file stores, and then there are all the applications on …

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by Mark Adams, on 21-May-2015 15:23:00

Once upon a time, life was simple... You users were inside your firewalls; your IT services were on your servers. And, the summers were long and hot… Today, the cloud has …

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by Mark Adams, on 19-May-2015 15:23:00

Great news! Your people are using a range of cloud applications to be more efficient. Perhaps they are using MailChimp, Splashtop, CamCard or LinkedIn, some of the most popular paid-for …

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by Carl Hagström, on 07-May-2015 15:30:00

If you have been considering moving to the Cloud, it is important to carefully research your options. We work with many different types of organizations these days, and it is …

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by Niklas Högset, on 23-Apr-2015 15:23:00

There seems to be little doubt that cloud technology can be positive for most organizations and that the cloud is certainly here to stay. Cloud services can lower your IT …

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by Carl Hagström, on 21-Apr-2015 15:23:00

In today's cloud-centric world chances are you are not running just one cloud application. Many organizations are now using multiple cloud services. This will cause a management headache with multiple …

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