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The 3 F’s of a VoIP Solution

The 3 F’s of a VoIP Solution

Communication is pivotal to the success of your business, but it’s hard when you have a telephone system that seems like it was built for an age long past. A modern telephone system that utilizes the cloud is the ideal way to approach collaboration in the workplace. You have some options for this, but the easiest to take advantage of is a cloud-hosted Voice over Internet Protocol solution.

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Save the Date: Microsoft Products End of Life

Save the Date: Microsoft Products End of Life

There are one of two reactions every person gets when they get a save-the-date card in the mail. They either are excited for an event or they realize that the event is going to cost them money. For today’s blog, we give you our version of save the date as some of the most widely used Microsoft products in recent memory are coming up on their end of support date, and for some businesses, this save-the-date might be bad news.

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Three Give-Aways that Your Security Approach Needs a Change

Three Give-Aways that Your Security Approach Needs a Change

It only makes sense that you would want only the best security for your organization. It’s natural to want to eliminate risk entirely. However, this simply is not a realistic viewpoint to take where your security is concerned, and it can even contribute to greater security issues as a company holds out for the best solution.

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Intel Gen6-SkyLake vs Gen7-Kaby Lake Processors

Most of Onward’s clients use their workstation fleet’s life-cycle and/or lease schedules as the determining factor in deciding when to move to the next Windows version.  In addition, the maturity of the latest Windows release and 3rd party support for that release come into play.  While we partner with our clients to develop their deployment strategies they frequently have questions regarding the most recent CPU on the market.  In many of these discussions, Intel’s rollout of their 7th-generation Kaby Lake CPU still causes confusion as our clients develop their application upgrade strategies and project plan timelines in support of moving to a Windows 10 environment.  This may seem a bit strange that many companies are still in the planning stages of their workstations upgrades, knowing that the Kaby Lake processor was released in August 2016. 

As we work with our clients to develop workstation upgrade strategies, their questions regarding CPU support are usually related to two specific topics:

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On-Premise Exchange vs. Hosted Exchange (A Feature Comparison)

I am frequently asked to engage in strategic discussions with client senior management regarding the advantages / disadvantages of On-Premise Exchange vs. Hosted Exchange.  Often, there are a common set of questions which drive these discussions.  These questions are usually asked as part of a due diligence effort regarding the selection of a hosting platform for a company’s next Exchange environment.  The questions can range from “How do we best minimize infrastructure spend?” to “How can we leverage the business continuity advantages inherent to a cloud based SaaS infrastructure?”

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