Will GDPR drive Cloud adoption?

Ever wanted to read a post on GDPR with a Star Wars reference? Well look no further, these are the droids you’re looking for.

Yesterday I attended Microsoft Airlift on Security. All in all it was a great event with a mix of general discussion around privacy, information management and security solutions. Even though there was a natural bias toward looking at all these issues from a provider perspective, most of my take-away’s came from the more general discussions around GDPR.Read More »

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Why build a hotel when you can just book a room for your trip?

CHANGE creates the possibility. But why is change so difficult for us? There will always be resistance till the end, because change demands activity at that point. However, based on my experience, change makes you feel blissful.

It’s the same when it comes to cloud services. Why would anyone be resistant to that? A service whenever you want, a service what you want. It’s even possible to know the costs beforehand.

The change will happen anyway, it will find its way regardless of wheater we want it or not. If only we would not obstruct the change, we would be far more competitive in the market. The organizations and people who dare to join the change, will be successful for sure. The others can be successful as well, even if they are not driving the change by themselves.

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Become a Cloud Solution Provider

Flexibility and saving costs usually top the list of arguments for moving workloads to the cloud. But if an organization truly wants to take advantage of the benefits of cloud services speed critical. You want the ability to quickly capitalize on a business opportunity and be able to directly respond to the needs of the business. You want to avoid a lengthy selection process and long discussions and be assured in the knowledge that you can launch the relevant services at the right time. Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and COMPAREX Cloud Partner Program gives you as partners the ability to provide a fast and flexible full Cloud stack for solving customers’ needs at the click of a button.

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Secure Productive Enterprise – the modern Enterprise Desktop package

For quite some time Microsoft has been talking about modern licensing solutions, it took a while but finally they’ve put their money where their mouth is. At first glance it looked like just another name change to the not so popular Enterprise Cloud Suite, commonly known as ECS in the Microsoft world of three letter abbreviations. For those of you not acquainted with ECS it was a package of Windows, Office 365 E3 and Enterprise Mobility Suite. A package licensed in a true per user licensing model. It was a “modern” replacement of the Pro- or Enterprise Desktop that has been around for years, but instead of device based licenses for Windows and Office you got user based ones and access to the productive Cloud Services including the IT management services like Intune to keep track of all your devices.Read More »

How to utilise the full potential of your Office 365 investment

Has your company already moved to the cloud? If so, I hope that the migration was successful and that you are well on the way to use all the new features that have now become available.

Depending on the license plan there will be different functions available for the employees. It’s also possible to differentiate between the features the employees need to access –  depending on their role. There is no need to provide the full package to an employee who has no need for it.

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Get insights with multiple data sources and API:s in Microsoft Power BI

A very common question when I’m out to help businesses are, “can we combine multiple data sources in a simple way?” Maybe combined structured information from data warehouse with data from Excel or REST API. Many vendors have solutions for this but it also requires programming/SQL skills or scripting. With Power BI from Microsoft you can manage this without scripting in a user friendly interface.Read More »

IT as value add

Is IT just a burden? During the summer I met and hanged out with a lot of friends and during one of those hangouts we came to discuss work, great fun right…

My friend told me that he had a meeting with a customer and their discussion was all about lower the cost:
– I got pressure from above to lower the cost of IT, come on give me a good deal!
My friend thought for a while and then he said:
– We need to change this, IT needs to be recognize for the value it adds to the company.
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Analytics in the cloud – SAP BusinessObjects Cloud

Would you like a tool that’s easy and intuitive to use straight from your web-browser so that you easily can access, analyze and present your data? Now it’s possible using the new and fast-developing tool from SAP, SAP BusinessObjects Cloud (BOC). The goal with BOC is to have one tool in the cloud for all analytics, so planning, BI and predictive are the three main parts of this tool.

BOC is a standalone tool within the cloud that easily connects to your on-premise systems or lets you host data in the cloud. First of all, we recognize that a lot of organizations aren’t ready, willing or interested in moving all (or part) of their data to the cloud. One of the biggest perks to BOC is that you can use it as an external system to access your on-premise data without the need to store anything in the cloud. This means that you have none of the typical costs which come with a separate system to host an on-premise analytics tool and you get around the trouble with your data being hosted off-premise. You pay a monthly fee which gives you a user and a personal URL to BOC from which you may setup a connection to your own on-premise system and access your data. This is most easily viewed as a subscription, allowing you to leverage a whole new tool that is powered by HANA. This also allows you to create your own intricate data-models from files such as excel sheets, .csv files and others by importing the files and setting up your personal data-model. This will later allow you to create visualizations, create calculations and share the document with others.Read More »

Don’t we all have different identities?

Just like Batman, Superman or Wonder women we all have different identities. We might not all be superheroes but we do try and from time to time we are almost at their level. As they switch from one identity to another and try to locate that phone booth (which might be a little challenging today) to go from Clark Kent to Superman we also face a similar challenge today remembering all the different logins, addresses to all these different services. It could be work, private or a combination both. That is how life’s looks today more than ever when we comparing with just a few decades back – superheroes combining both our busy private and work life.Read More »