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Tech in 2023 | New Priorities for your shortlist

December 5, 2022
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As we look into 2023, it's a great time to look at the trends we expect to see this year. Are you ready to embrace a continued move to the cloud? To holistically look at security across your organization? And do you have the tools in place to ensure your data is reliable and explainable?

Take a look at these priorities and let us know what you think. We’d be interested to hear what your priorities are for 2023.  

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Windows 365 and Hybrid Work

November 27, 2022
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Hybrid work is here stay and organizations need to think about new work trends. A recent Gartner report showed that about 48% of employees will work remotely at least some of the time, compared to about 30% pre-pandemic.

Research suggests that if organizations were to go back to 100% on-site, they'd risk losing up to 39% of their workforce. Gen-Z employees have indicated the importance of building in-person connections at the office - while having the opportunity to maintain a flexible schedule. They want it all! 

The People Have Spoken
These workers want the flexibility, with in-person collaboration.
So how do you keep everyone happy?
Windows 365 Cloud PC could be the answer. 

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Are Remote or Onsite Workers More Productive?

November 1, 2022
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There is a glaring divide between leaders and employees, as discovered in a recent Microsoft study on hybrid work. Although many studies have shown that employees are often more productive when they have the option to work remotely, more than three-quarters of the leaders surveyed in the Microsoft survey remain skeptical. This is a new phenomenon that experts have named ‘productivity paranoia.’

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Job Market Outlook | Most In-Demand Tech Jobs

October 31, 2022
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Technology has taken over the world, and we continue to see a massive shift from traditional jobs to those that involve working with modern technologies.

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Microsoft End-of-Support Calendar                          For 2022 ... and beyond

September 29, 2022
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Microsoft end of support is coming – are you ready?
Many popular Microsoft products are retiring or reaching end of support this year and in 2023. Its important to take note, as these dates have a habit of sneaking up and becoming something of a scramble for IT teams to manage.

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How Windows 365 is Powering Hybrid Work

September 15, 2022
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Hybrid work is here stay and organizations need to think about the work trends post COVID-19. A post-pandemic report by Gartner showed that about 48% of employees will work remotely at least some of the time, compared to about 30% pre-pandemic.

Research suggests that if organizations were to go back to 100% on-site, they'd risk losing up to 39% of their workforce. Gen-Z employees have indicated the importance of  building in-person connections at the office - while having the opportunity to maintain a flexible schedule. They want it all! 

The People Have Spoken
These workers want the flexibility the pandemic granted them, with the in-person collaboration they were used to before COVID-19.
So how do you keep everyone happy?
Windows 365 Cloud PC could be the answer. 

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Deprecation of Basic Authentication in Exchange Online

September 12, 2022
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Did you know that as of October 1, 2022, Microsoft is deprecating Basic authentication in Exchange Online? Check out the full announcement from Microsoft. In simple terms, this means that Microsoft will remove the ability to use Basic authentication in Exchange Online for Exchange ActiveSync, POP, IMAP, Remote PowerShell, Exchange Web Services, Offline Address Book, Outlook for Windows, and Mac.

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Are you prepared to defend yourself against security attacks?

August 31, 2022
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Digital transformation is on the rise for many organizations, but what we fail to overlook, is that cybercriminals are on their own digital transformation journey as well.

Now, more than ever, organizations are turning to a zero-trust strategy to secure their data and systems. Regardless of size and sector, zero-trust is essential to all businesses. High-profile breaches, cloud migrations and an ever-expanding attack surface require a shift in approach. 

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IT and Security Teams Need to Work Together to Improve Security

August 31, 2022
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For executives in the IT and security spaces, the current work climate offers reasons to worry. As workers begin to move between their home and remote offices, challenges will present themselves. Users want instant access to their corporate assets - without the inconvenience of arduous security protocols or compromised security.

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End-of-Support for SQL Server 2012

July 22, 2022
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Did you know that on July 12, 2022 Microsoft officially ended its support for SQL Server 2012? Depending on your job, you may identify with one of these:

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