Microsoft Cloud Services Usage Surges Over 700% in Regions With Enforced Social Distancing: How Could This Impact Your Organization?

Organizations have been running into capacity constraints on cloud infrastructure in regions with enforced social distancing due to COVID-19. Having a back-up plan will...

Provide Ample Time to Evaluate RFP Proposals Effectively

Evaluating vendor proposals is one of the most critical aspects of the RFP process, secondary only to negotiations. The ironic thing is that we've seen too many clients...

Is Your IT Equipment Lease Missing the Lessor’s Primary Obligation?

When leasing IT equipment, the lessor (the company providing the equipment) has one main obligation. However, most leases overlook this critical aspect completely,...

What Can Be Done When Microsoft Products Pass the Extended Support Deadline?

While the end of extended support for Microsoft products may occur after ten years, many organizations still rely on these legacy versions. Many organizations then face...

What’s in a Name? A Lot if You Are Leasing

If you want to lease IT equipment, you have many options with regard to potential lessors (the leasing companies). In fact, some manufacturers lease equipment directly to...

Microsoft Adding Additional Support Months to Windows 10 Due to COVID-19

Microsoft has added six months of additional support to Windows 10 Enterprise and Education 1709. This will help reduce pressure to upgrade and provide support in the...

Five Proactive Cost-Reducing Tactics to Prepare for Your Organization’s COVID-19 Budget Impact

In the current health and economic climate, all organizations must examine current expenditures, whether they be CapEx or OpEx in nature. Beyond reducing discretionary...

Part 2: Microsoft’s Change From Premier to Unified Support May Cost Organizations Up to 30% More

A year has passed since Microsoft converted Premier Support to Unified. High costs, little information, and few comparable options make it difficult for many...

Does COVID-19 Activate Force Majeure in Your Contracts?

Check your contracts and you will find that the vast majority contain a force majeure clause. This provision states the conditions by which a party does not have to...

Kronos and Ultimate Software Merge Under Private Equity Firm Hellman & Friedman

On February 21, Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software announced the merger of the two entities. Both entities’ controlling stockholder is the private equity firm...
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