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

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

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

9 common risk factors linked to an enterprise’s IT network

Posted by Francois Desjardins_ on Dec 12, 2017 7:45:00 AM

The IT network is a driving force for all businesses today because of the volume of information that is exchanged electronically. But, when we talk about connectivity and information sharing, we also must address the increased risk of data loss or service disruption. Breaches in the system can be disastrous. 

To find out if a sword of Damocles hangs over your business, it is important to analyze the potential risks your network faces daily. If you experience one or more of these 9 problematic situations, you should remedy it as soon as possible. Here are our recommendations.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, IT security

Ruckus Cloudpath: security for wired AND wireless networks

Posted by Marc Therrien_ on Nov 1, 2017 7:45:00 AM

In recent years, IT experts have put a lot of emphasis on the importance of properly securing wireless networks. In fact, while the message has gone over well for wireless, this is far from the case for wired networks as most companies continue to neglect the protection of their LAN network. Companies are unknowingly at increased risk of being attacked or having their sensitive data accessible to anyone with a network connection at their disposal. 

 

Take for example your residential WiFi access. You most likely need a password to connect to the Internet. However, if you connect your workstation directly to your router, authentication is no longer necessary and you have immediate access to your network. This is exactly the same principle for companies. Remote access to the network is secure, but the wired entry doors within the building are unlocked when companies do not impose some form of authentication before a user can connect to the network.  

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Topics: BYOD, IT infrastructure, IT security

6 reasons to entrust your Office 365 migration to a consultant

Posted by present on Oct 17, 2017 7:45:00 AM
Office 365 is a platform that brings together a suite of services and applications that aim to improve the efficiency of communications and business collaboration. Given all the available offers, it is a solution adapted to all sizes of companies.  When you plan to migrate to this platform, as many are,  hiring a consultant specializing in the field will help you get the most out of this rapidly evolving solution suite.

 

According to market intelligence regarding specialists in migration to Office 365, these skilled people are scarce and have limited availability. It is, incidentally, a common reason why migration projects in many companies are postponed. Fortunately, companies such as Present have expert consultants who are experienced in migrating to Office 365 and are ready to assist you. Here are 6 reasons to do business with a consultant specializing in migrations to Office 365. 

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Topics: IT infrastructure, CIO/IT leaders, Office 365

Hyperconvergence to the rescue of the traditional data center

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Oct 3, 2017 7:45:00 AM
In today's economy, a company's strategy relies more than ever on its capacity for innovation and transformation, and therefore equally on the profound change in the role of IT.

 

The changing role of IT 

It is no longer just about guaranteeing stability, levels of performance and availability of applications, but also encouraging innovation and contributing to the business. 

This new orientation of IT is inevitably accompanied by the modernization of the data center, which today is an impediment to the requirements of the lines of business. 

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, Convergence / Hyper-convergence, CIO/IT leaders

Quick-SmartData, the AS/400 database replication solution

Posted by Benoit David_ on Sep 27, 2017 7:45:00 AM

Many companies run their databases on AS/400 (IBM Power) servers and are faced with the lack of a solution to replicate their data in real time between these servers and their ecommerce platform server.

While e-commerce is now well ingrained in consumer buying habits and online transactions are continuously growing, companies may be slow to adapt all the technologies to optimize this type of transaction.

Until recently, the heterogeneity of database platforms limited the frequency of exchanges between these databases and it required constant manipulation.

Fortunately, a new application is now available to remedy this lack of synchronism: Quick-SmartData. This innovative solution finally allows replication and integration of heterogeneous data, including database replication from IBM Power servers.

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, replication

IT in SMBs: Technical assistance on demand VS managed services. Which to choose?

Posted by Benoit Mercier_ on Sep 21, 2017 7:45:00 AM

We’ve observed that among certain business leaders, there is a form of IT weariness. In fact, for many, information technology is complex, costly and represents problems that they would rather do without. This exasperation often leads to a reactive attitude that, when a problem arises, exacerbates the frustration with IT. Do you see yourself in this scenario? 

IT infrastructure should not be an obstacle to the success of a business. On the contrary, it is a powerful lever to generating value. But how can we take advantage of technology without the inconvenience of managing it? 

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Managed services, CIO/IT leaders

Why more and more business leaders are relying on IT managed services?

Posted by Benoit Mercier_ on Jul 25, 2017 7:50:00 AM

We are at the midst of an era of digital transformation. And as with every transition period, some companies will pass through it brilliantly while others will struggle and even disappear. In this context, companies that are able to strategically align IT with business objectives are the most likely to succeed

Companies that dominate in their field have understood one thing: IT is becoming increasingly complex and difficult to operate. With the increasing number of technologies, the constant threats to IT security, and the lack of resources and expertise limiting the time actually spent on business priorities, the gap between IT and lines of business is widening. 

To bridge this gap, more and more business leaders are choosing to outsource part of their IT.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Managed services, CIO/IT leaders

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