After months of development, SherWeb is ecstatic about the official launch of its new Partner Portal to the channel community. The new Cumulus Partner Portal is a centralized, state-of-the-art tool that will greatly improve partners’ efficiency and productivity in provisioning their customers or managing their SherWeb Partner account.
Here it is. On April 8, 2014, the tech giant will no longer support its Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server platform. No more patches, no more bug fixes and no more support whatsoever from Microsoft. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for businesses that choose to remain on Exchange 2003 beyond this date. It also means potential security risks, violations in regards to compliance regulations and more.
It’s been ten years since Exchange 2003 was launched, and quite honestly, the IT world —and the overall office environment— has evolved considerably. Organizations now require social, mobile and collaboration features that just weren’t around in 2003. With Exchange 2003’s end of life, organizations still running this platform will face a tough decision as they decide what to do next.
SharePoint Summit is the place to be for those interested in learning about industry best practices in enterprise collaboration. Speakers will provide insights on current topics such as social and business intelligence features with portraits of organizations that have successfully implemented best practices in their SharePoint 2013 deployment strategy.
SharePoint user-adoption is one of the struggles organizations often have to wage – the conference addresses the issue with a series of sessions directed towards Super-User. Super-Users are critical to the adoption process for any enterprise implementing SharePoint in their collaboration workflows. For those attending the event in Montreal, there will be a special training session on April 14, intended specifically for Super-Users.
The fact is, we are well past the early adopter phase for cloud computing. By the end of 2014 a majority of SMBs will have embraced the concept of hosted remote servers. A number of factors can explain the rapid shift towards cloud computing. Resource-strapped SMBs find that deploying business services in a cloud infrastructure can relieve some of the burden that rests on their IT team. Because a Cloud platform offers flexibility and scalability, it presents a simple solution to SMBs when it comes to managing emails and collaboration tools in a reliable manner.
Now that you’ve chosen your SharePoint version and hosting model in the Cloud, there’s still one decision your IT department has to make. Should you opt for a managed or unmanaged SharePoint environment?
It’s an important decision that will have many implications on your overall SharePoint cloud strategy. An unmanaged environment is under your total control—along with all its associated pros and cons. You can administer your SharePoint environment without any limitations, but you are also responsible for unwanted downtime, deleted or unrecoverable files, etc.
Just like last year, SherWeb has weeded out all the time-wasters to bring you the most newsworthy events in the world of IT for 2013. You can bet on finding news from Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and Google… along with a few surprises!
We continue our look at the different options you need to weigh before deploying SharePoint in the Cloud. Today’s topic, the hosting model, isn’t an easy one. There are different hosting models – multi-tenant, semi-private and private—and each one will result in very different experience for an in-house IT team. Here’s an overview of what you should consider when planning your SharePoint deployment hosting category.
Now that more and more organization are taking the leap to the Cloud to power up SharePoint and other productivity applications, the reasons have become clearer as to why IT departments are choosing this option: improved agility and performance, rapid deployment, instant scalability, lower cost, better availability and more. In fact, early cloud adopters, mostly small organizations under 100 employees, have never looked back.
To put you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve gathered some of these terrifying stats into one spooky infographic. So brace yourself and read at your own risk! But don’t panic! There are solutions that can help protect your business from the terrifying prospect of unwanted data loss or exposure.
As everyone has gotten more and more acquainted with apps, it was no surprise that their usage spread across other platforms as well. The notion of applications has now been implemented by Microsoft in its Windows 8 release, a clear sign that what was a mobile fad has now become a dominant technology trend in the user experience.