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Harry's Pick: Nokia Set to Acquire Alcatel-Lucent
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Hey folks! My pick of the day comes from Peter Bernstein at TechZone360, who is giving us the skinny on Nokia's recent talks to acquire Alcatel-Lucent. "It turns out that the characterization of talks between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent yesterday as being “advanced” and “critical” were true.  The two telecom infrastructure solutions providers made their intention to combine official today with the announcement of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which Nokia will make an offer for all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent, through a public exchange offer in France and i...
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In 90-days W2K3 EOS Hits! Next Step: O365 and Hybrid
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Now it’s real. In just 90-days, the end-of-support (EOS) deadline for Windows Server 2003 will arrive. That milestone represents both a threat, and an opportunity. The threat is that, much like Windows XP, you’ll ignore the deadline for both time convenience, and the belief you don’t have any Windows Server 2003 machines in your portfolio. For MSPs, this is compounded by managing multiple sites and/or should you go hunt down W2K3 Server sites? Part of this deadline arrogance (and ignorance) is based on recent history, where “nothing bad happened” after the Windows XP EOS (ummm…just ask Home De...
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Heaven’s gained a Good One: Dino White Passes
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Sadly, we’ve lost a pivotal member of the Small and Medium Business (SMB) IT Pro community. Read on, as this isn’t your normal mention of someone’s passing. This is about Dino White who, earlier this week, succumbed to the effects of a major stroke suffered approximately 18-months ago. Some readers will recall we originally reported on Dino’s stroke in late October 2013 here and here.   Pictured: Dino White with Eric Ligman
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Did you know? Top Office 365 site welcomes you!
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Over the past year, we’ve discretely developed what we hope has become one of the world’s leading Office 365 independent portals (o365nation.com). And we want, and need, you to participate to make it better! First some context. We’re not the only Office 365 portal in the world. In fact, we’re not the biggest. Microsoft itself can lay claim to hosting the largest go-to Office 365 portals. For your benefit, I’ve listed three here that you should consider participating in: Office 365 Community Forums. Office 365 IT Pro Network (Yammer group with 50K+ members). Office 365 Partner Netw...
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All In! Our Office 365 Mobility Pilot Program
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With the start of Q2 2015, we have reached the end of a long-term lease for our office space. And it’s a long story to get to the main point. Over ten years ago, I leased office space for my company, SMB Nation, having outgrown the garage (typical technology story). When I first leased an office space, the paradigm was LAN A, with a local area network running Small Business Server (SBS) inside four walls. Basic remote connectivity was supported, for example, to check your e-mail. And the way people worked was such that meeting every day at a central location was a thing. Slowly – both work ha...
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BitTitan Launches Partner Advisory Service to Connect Partners to Microsoft MVPs
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BitTitan today launched a new service for its channel partners. The Partner Advisory Service enables company partners to receive advice on any data/email migration project from BitTitan’s Cloud Rangers, making it easier for the partner to move clients to Office 365. Pictured: Opening ceremonies at BitTitan’s new offices.
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GoDaddy IPO: Office 365 Category Killer in SMB
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This week GoDaddy is going to join the volatile public equity markets as a listed company via its initial public offering (IPO). It’s the natural step for a company that has grown very quickly in the online consumer, small and medium space. It’s known for its “chippy” attitude, with its racy advertisements and NASCAR sponsorship. I would offer it’s also poised to dominate the Office 365 conversation moving forward in 2Q 2015. All sins forgiven As I researched GoDaddy for this blog (for example, here), I found it behaving like many retails facing tech titans. Analysts appear to be giving it t...
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I Can’t Wait! Parallels Releases Office 365 APS Package!
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Everyone has had the childhood experience of waiting (impatiently) in a running car outside the house for a parent before you can depart on a journey. I’d offer that’s the position Parallels found itself in recently with Microsoft. Instead of waiting for Microsoft to (finally) issue the APIs necessary for Cloud Solution Providers (CPS) to automatically provision Office 365 customers end-to-end, Parallels has innovated a, well, parallel provisioning tool. Announced last week at the respected Microsoft Hosting and Cloud Summit in Bellevue, WA, the solution will have general availability in Q2 20...
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