SAP HANA on IBM Power: Canadian first performed by Present

Posted by Laurent Chayer_ on Jul 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

More and more company’s express significant high availability requirements for their IT infrastructure. Many of them therefore rely on the performance of their IBM Power servers.

Of these, many are using SAP, a planning system for companies (ERP). This integrated management software, which is compatible with multiple platforms, allows companies to perform, accounting, billing, ordering and inventory management.

The editor SAP recently launched HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance), its own database optimized for Linux. Now, Present has just completed a Canadian first by implementing HANA on IBM Power; great news for the Canadian market.

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, High availability, Events, Big Data, Digital transformation, SAP Hana

5 key announcements made ​​at EMC World 2016 on the future of IT

Posted by Nicolas Brodeur_ on Jun 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Each year, the EMC World conference is positioned as a major IT event. It brings together professionals in our industry to discuss new developments and challenges in the digital age.

This popular event again surprised the attendees gathered with numerous important announcements.

Five major announcements particularly caught our attention when editing EMC World 2016, with a major theme of modernization of data centers.

1. The Dell family grows by acquiring EMC

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, Trends, Cloud, Events, Digital transformation

High availability on IBM system i simplified by Quick-EDD/HA

Posted by present on May 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

High availability systems have many advantages for companies that handle a large volume of data and multiple applications.

First of all, this type of system protects against significant financial losses when an unexpected event makes sensitive data inaccessible. It also helps to better manage outages, resume operations quickly after a failure, and significantly reduces the downtime of IT systems during backups.

In this leading edge field, the IBM system i - also known under the names AS/400 and IBM Power – has been a reference for almost 30 years. As part of a high- availability environment, the Quick-EDD/HA solution by Traders is recommended for an operation that ensures the quick uptime of systems and data availability.

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Topics: IT Innovation, High availability, Disaster recovery (DR), Events

Wishing you very happy holidays!

Posted by present on Dec 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Everyone on the Present team would like to take this opportunity to send you our very best wishes for a joyous and safe holiday!

Our offices will be closed from December 24th-January 4th, yet we are always available for any urgent situations.

Click below to view our holiday message.

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Topics: Events

Awaken the force in your datacenter!

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Dec 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Present is thrilled to be hosting a unique event with Nutanix and Brocade on December 17th.  Have the opportunity to view a private premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

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Topics: Events

Happy Birthday Present! 25 years in a continuously changing IT world

Posted by present on Nov 11, 2015 11:45:00 AM

It is often said that entrepreneurship is something that is in the blood. A statement that makes sense when you think of Marc Beaulieu, president and founder of Present.

At just 16 years old, Marc left school to start a business in printing. An entrepreneur at heart, certainly, but above all, a visionary, as he quickly realized that a new era was beginning. 

"When computers began to popularise, I returned to school. I immediately felt that this would be the field of the future. In fact, I realised that already, IT was gradually replacing printing. "

With an IT degree in hand, he quickly got a job in a company specialising in information technology. At that time even more than today, this new industry sector was booming and demand increasing. In this favorable business environment, IT vendors were taking their customers for granted.

Coming from a family of salespeople that respected, even revered their customers, Marc was exasperated by the condescending attitude of these companies.  Therefore, he aspired to start a company specialising in IT, which would have the mission to provide the best possible service to its clients. This value has fueled Present for 25 years. While many companies talk about customer service in their values, at Present, it's more than that. Marc Beaulieu named the company Present to anchor in the name excellence in its service and a constant presence among its clients.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Trends, Events, Digital transformation

5 companies that make their competitors look like zombies

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Oct 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

With the dramatic increase in the use of mobile devices in the last ten years, new companies have emerged, triggering disruption and even a sense of panic within their respective industries. In contrast, they have generated a growing enthusiasm among consumers.

Obviously, we think back to Amazon that begun to revolutionize the sale of books in 1994 and has become the world leader in electronic commerce as we know it today. The company has become the bane of many retailers and even led to the collapse of many companies.

As was the case with Amazon in the 90s, other companies are shaking up their industries today. To avoid the shipwreck experienced by Fortune 500 companies in the last years, we must adapt to the new economic and technological situation.



As you will read below, the latter element is the key to shaking up an industry, business and consumers.  Here are some companies that have spooked their competitors with their disruptive models.


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Topics: Mobility, Events, Digital transformation

What marketers need to know about mobility in 2015

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on May 6, 2015 12:00:00 PM

There's no doubt that today, the role of marketing managers is inseparable from information technology, and more specifically from mobility.

The rapid evolution of this role made inevitable by mobile innovations and the evolving customer behavior is accompanied by considerable challenges for companies.

To help marketing leaders deliver results, here's what they should know about mobility in 2015.

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Topics: Mobility, Events

4 myths about an enterprise mobility strategy busted

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on May 1, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Mobility in general and the establishment of an enterprise mobility strategy are at the top of business concerns and trends right now. Mobile technology strongly attracts the attention of all users, from the consumer to the professional.

However, the vision of mobility is still restrictive in many companies in Canada, and the use of enterprise mobile solutions is still under-exploited.

An enterprise mobility strategy is as much the responsibility of the leaders in operations, marketing or sales, as it is CIOs.

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Topics: Mobility, BYOD, Events

The foundations of the new IT model: 5 reasons to attend the May 7 event

Posted by Nicolas Brodeur_ on Apr 23, 2015 7:30:00 AM

We are at a turning point in IT infrastructures that were until recently more traditional and are become increasingly virtualized.

With the advent of SDDC or Software-Defined Data Center that includes virtualization of all the elements of a data center: storage, servers, networking and broader management, we decided to bring together leaders of SDDC to present the trends of the new IT model on May 7th at the restaurant Le Graziella (register here-presentations are in French).

As an IT leader, you are pivotal in contributing to your company’s growth and this event is being organized to help.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Events

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