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Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Is It Right for You?

August 22, 2017

There are many reasons you might be considering an upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2016 for your organization. The end of support for many popular versions of Microsoft SQL Server is fast approaching and this is a key time to decide whether or not you should upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2016. We feel the answer is a resounding “YES” and here are the reasons why.

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SAMSimple is here – Take Advantage of It

August 17, 2017

Are you looking to implement a SAM practice? Today, SoftwareONE announced SAMSimple. SAMSimple is an end-to-end Software Asset Management (SAM) managed service that enables organizations to more quickly realize the full value of their investment, mitigate compliance risk and reduce the cost of their entire software portfolio.

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SoftwareONE Recaps AWS Summit NYC

August 15, 2017

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in New York City on August 14th just wrapped for SoftwareONE and we definitely had a great show! With over 9,000 attendees (over 20% more than initially expected) the demand for cloud is clearly here to stay and just growing stronger. It was excellent to speak with our clients and potential new clients about how their migrations are going. The most common conversations we were having with our attendees were not only around how do we migrate to AWS, but how do we manage the costs associated with these migrations?    

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SoftwareONE at AWS Summit in NYC, Booth #807

August 3, 2017

A recent article on ZDNet highlighted the most up to date data from research firm, IDC, regarding public cloud spend. IDC found that public cloud spend is expected to hit $128B by the end of 2017 (up over 25% from 2016) and $266B by 2021. Analyzing cost data and managing cloud spend over a long period of time in an organization can be rather complicated. Even in the best of circumstances – an open culture without rogue IT – the data can be significantly more or less than planned for, creating havoc for forecasting budgets.  

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Reading Between the Lines for the Oracle Compliance Check Service Requests

August 1, 2017

An interesting trend is yet again being observed among Oracle clients. They are not receiving Oracle audit letters, but instead are being sent what can appear to be innocuous free compliance check service requests from Oracle directly through License Management Services (LMS). The Oracle LMS has the authority to serve compliance checks based on several criteria including “non-payment of Customer Support Identifier (CSI) annual support.”

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