Migration to Office 365: A Case Study of a Multinational

Posted by Christian Breton_ on Apr 10, 2018 7:52:00 AM

Present recently completed a huge project: the successful migration of Exchange to Office 365 for a multinational in the security industry. As the case study will demonstrate,  the difficulties of such a process are often not technical, but rather logistical.

In fact, it is generally believed that the most difficult part of a migration process is the technical element, but in reality, communication and process management are at the heart of the operation.

Let's first look at the reasons why the company migrated to Office 365, how the process unfolded and the benefits it gained from this complete migration.

 

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Office 365, Case study

4 Strategic Highlights of IBM Think 2018: blockchain, AI, cloud and security

Posted by Laurent Chayer_ on Mar 29, 2018 7:52:00 AM

IBM Think 2018 took place from March 19-22, bringing together nearly 40,000 business leaders and IT experts to attend multiple conferences and launches.  This is the largest event ever organized by IBM and of course, we attended!

IBM took the opportunity to make several announcements and share some compelling statistics:

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Topics: IT Innovation, Trends, Events, IBM

Corporate culture: the driving force behind the success of Present

Posted by Marc Beaulieu_ on Mar 14, 2018 7:50:00 AM

I think a strong and well-defined corporate culture is essential to success. As individuals work on themselves during their lives, companies must also improve with the goal of reaching their full potential. It is by sticking to well-defined values that a company will be able to excel and surpass itself.

Since it is a conceptual element, corporate culture is often difficult to identify and disseminate for leaders who are more used to concrete actions. Therefore, a process of reflection is needed. At Present, we make time for this and because we understand better who we are as an organization, we are able to give more!

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Topics: Customer Experience

The New IBM Power9: A high performance server for today's and tomorrow's IT

Posted by Francois Desjardins_ on Feb 28, 2018 7:45:00 AM

IBM remains on the cutting edge of innovation to meet the ever-growing needs of businesses, particularly with its Power servers (AS400).With Power 6, 7 and 8, the IT giant developed increasingly powerful systems for memory, storage and processor power.

The major innovations of the IBM Power9 generation are more than ever aligned with the business needs of companies in terms of the Cloud, artificial intelligence and BI (Business Intelligence).

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, Cloud, Big Data, IBM

Why deploy cloud backup as a service with Azure Backup 

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Feb 14, 2018 7:45:00 AM

In an economy with accelerated transformation, many organizations are investing considerable resources to increase their IT agility. They understand that better agility, provided for example by mobile applications and data analysis solutions, can help them better understand their customers, position themselves advantageously and quicker compared to their competitors and reduce their costs. 

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IT Security : Survival Guide for Spectre and Meltdown 

Posted by Benoit Mercier_ on Jan 29, 2018 12:00:00 PM

A lot of information has circulated in the last few days about Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. With all that can be found on the subject, the task of protecting oneself may seem overwhelming. 

If you have not had the chance to read about these IT security flaws, our previous article discusses these two security breaches in detail.

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Topics: CIO/IT leaders, IT security

Case study: Familiprix gears up for new projects with the help of SAP HANA on IBM Power

Posted by Laurent Chayer_ on Jan 23, 2018 7:45:00 AM
Solution synopsis

Familiprix consolidates its infrastructure, simplifies the production environment and increases system uptime when it has IBM Gold Business Partner Present implement an IBM Power E850 server that runs a Linux operating system and an IBM Storwize device to support its new SAP S/4HANA application.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, SAP Hana, Case study

The spectre of vulnerabilities at the CPU level is now hovering over IT infrastructures

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Jan 9, 2018 11:45:00 AM

On January 3, 2018, two important security breaches named Meltdown and Spectre were publicly disclosed. These are two critical bugs located at the processor level.

Description of the vulnerabilities

Two flaws in processor design from leading chip makers could allow hackers to access sensitive information.

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A look back at Present’s top blog posts from 2017

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jan 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Happy 2018! As we look ahead to a bright future, we wanted to take a moment to look back at the ideas we’ve shared and the topics we’ve covered this past year.

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Best wishes for the holidays from the Present team!

Posted by present on Dec 19, 2017 11:45:00 AM

We would like to take this opportunity to send you and yours our very best wishes for a joyous and safe holiday and a wonderful New Year!

Our offices will be closed from December 23rd-January 1st, yet we are always available for any urgent situations.

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Topics: Events

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