3 myths about Business Intelligence and SMBs

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Sep 18, 2018 7:50:00 AM

In today's economy, business leaders, and by extension all those who need to make important decisions, face a major challenge – having access to reliable information to act quickly and intelligently. 

Often, the difficulty lies not so much in the lack of data from within applications, databases and social media, as in the ability to overcome data silos and extract a unified view and ultimately usable information.  

This is precisely the whole purpose of business intelligence or BI. 

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Topics: Business intelligence (BI)

Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Analytics (BA): Key Tools for Using Your Data to Your Advantage

Posted by Marc Therrien_ on Sep 5, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Every day, your business receives thousands of pieces of information that you accumulate without paying special attention to it. You accumulate data on companies, individuals who buy, products, timing, frequency of purchase, destinations, etc.

Have you ever planned to use this data to gain an advantage?

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Topics: IT Innovation, Big Data, Business intelligence (BI)

Office 365 IP Telephony: The Voice of the Future for Productive Enterprises!

Posted by Jean-Francois Michaud_ on Aug 15, 2018 7:45:00 AM

IP telephony

Since the invention by Bell in 1876, to our smart phones, passing through the dial and then keypad telephone, not forgetting telephone switchboards, telephony has evolved.  It has transformed from analog to digital, bringing both cost savings and greater ease of use.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Digital transformation, Office 365

Present Featured in Top 10 as Most Innovative Infrastructure Partner

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jul 25, 2018 1:07:36 PM

Recently, Present was featured on the cover of Insights Success as one of the top 10 Most Innovative IT Infrastructure Solution Providers for 2018.

We want to share the content of this article with our readers as it lays out our view of IT in today's business, and how the steady backbone of IT infrastructure will support a company's ever growing needs in the increasingly disruptive world. As well we share our corporate vision and ethos, that we believe sets us apart.

So here are the main excerpts, you can view the complete article here.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Trends, CIO/IT leaders

Securing your customer data: 7 recommendations that every SMB should apply

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Jul 12, 2018 7:57:36 AM

We generally associate IT security breaches with the loss and theft of information due to the intrusion of hackers. Just think of the massive hack at Ashley Madison in 2017, which forced the company to negotiate with hackers or risk seeing all their confidential data published. A story similar to that of Sony, in 2014. 

 

However, especially for SMBs, it is wrong to believe that threats mainly come from the outside. In fact, 85% of corporate espionage is done by employees, from within companies

 

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Topics: IT security

AS/400 to Power Systems: 30 years of partnership with Present

Posted by Francois Desjardins_ on Jun 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

For nearly 30 years, Present has partnered with IBM to provide customers with powerful technology solutions to achieve their goals and overcome their key challenges. 

Present was founded in 1990, two years after IBM launched its flagship server, the AS/400. And it didn’t take long for the start-up to take notice of the potential, leadership, and innovation capability of IBM and it soon became one of its key partners.

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Topics: IT Innovation, IBM

AS/400 to Power Systems: 30 years of technological evolution

Posted by Francois Desjardins_ on Jun 20, 2018 7:57:00 AM
It was in 1988 that IBM launched its server that would revolutionize the business world and bring a large number of companies into the computer age: the AS/400 . Now marketed under the name Power Systems, the iconic server is this week celebrating its 30th anniversary!


So we are taking a look back at the beginning and the emergence and globalization of an innovative technology that today allows hundreds of thousands of businesses to perform small miracles everywhere on Earth, even under water and in the sky.

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Topics: IT Innovation, IBM

Quick-Anonymizer : protect your clients' data

Posted by Benoit David_ on Jun 6, 2018 11:44:00 AM

In our increasingly digital world, privacy and data security are at the heart of business operations and customer relationships.

In order to protect the identity of citizens and reduce piracy, a new law entered into force on 25 May, 2018 in Europe: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). All indications are that the same type of settlement is also expected to see the light of day in North America.

It is a vast law but one aspect of it is that it requires any company, in Europe or elsewhere, that processes the personal data of European customers, to demonstrate their ability to protect their confidential information as soon as data is transferred/copied outside the production environment for training purposes, development or testing by anonymizing the data.

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Topics: IBM, IT security

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications: the # 1 platform for SAP HANA

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on May 24, 2018 7:45:00 AM

Why SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is an optimized operating system platform, validated and certified by SAP, for all SAP HANA solutions.

This outcome is the result of a close collaboration between SAP and SUSE, in order to optimize the performance, scalability and high availability of SAP HANA.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is currently running thousands of SAP HANA installations, including at SAP itself.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, SAP Hana

Bring your IT to the speed of your business with a software-defined data center

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on May 9, 2018 7:45:00 AM

As business strategies are now inextricably linked to technology solutions, companies need to rethink the role and spend of their IT in order for it to become a true growth engine.

It's not about the needs of IT, but about the needs of the business.

 

 

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Topics: IT infrastructure

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The right use of technology addresses business challenges and drives business growth in all areas of an enterprise.  We hope this blog will offer insight into developing strategies and tactics to enable you to identify those key drivers of growth and keep pace with and anticipate the rapid technology change of today.

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