As IT companies look to take their clients and customers to cloud solutions, there are many challenges that they have to overcome. One of these challenges is a shift in how revenue is generated. In a traditional IT firm (non-cloud or pre-cloud), your sales person, and maybe an engineer, talk to the client or prospect about their needs – including what company to choose to build their server (Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.). Eventually, the conversation comes to a close and the deal is won. A deposit check is typically required to start the project and then a final payment when the project is completed. If the project was $20K, then you received $20K and move on to the next project.
Extended support for SQL Server 2005 ends on April 12, 2016, We asked several SQL experts to share some insights on the various migration options available (such as SQL Server 2014), as well as the pros and cons of each. Here’s what they had to say…
In our opinion, the most challenging aspect of security not only rests in its requirement for a multi-layered technical approach, but the awareness and involvement needed from everyone in the organization.
In a previous blog entry titled, “Cloud Computing: A Painkiller for IT Managers, we discussed how the cloud helps ease pain points for IT managers who struggle to keep up with ever changing technology demands and limited company budgets. Some of these challenges included configuring new devices and shipping them to remote employees, managing physical data centers, enforcing security measures, dealing with convoluted software licensing, and supporting multiple devices as more and more users transition to mobile platforms. But, these are just a few of the pain points plaguing businesses today, whether it’s a SMB or enterprise.