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OneNeck Blog

Topic: Advanced-services

October 2, 2021

3 Reasons to Get Excited About Next-gen HCI

The uptake of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) over the last decade has been strong, for good reasons: the technology is simple to manage and makes it easier to administer virtual desktops, apps and data. Businesses enjoy being able to scale infrastructure performance and storage capacity easily, by just slotting in a new node.

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August 31, 2020

Are You Doing What You Can to Protect Your Backups from Ransomware?

Ransomware is at our doorstep. We cannot ignore it any longer or think we are not a target. In recent years at OneNeck, we have seen a significant upward trend of ransomware attacks. And even more troubling is in the last year, we have seen bad actors getting smarter, and they are now targeting your backup server and backup data to prevent you from recovering from the attack. As ZDNet stated, "The number of ransomware strains targeting NAS and backup storage devices is growing, with users ...

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April 24, 2020

Do You Know Who’s Responsible for Your Office 365 Data?

No doubt about it, for Microsoft Office 365 (O365), business is booming. At their Q3 FY19 earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that Office 365 is now used by 180 million monthly active users and growing at more than 4 million users per month – and that was before the recent surge in the demand in collaboration tools!

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April 21, 2020

Microsoft Renames the Office 365 SMB SKUs

As Esther Dyson so eloquently put it, “Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect.” And as we all know in technology, change is a given. Today brings more change. As of today, Microsoft is changing the names of Office 365 SMB SKUs and making way for Microsoft 365.

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April 9, 2020

Collaboration in the Time of COVID-19

Due to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, remote work became an overnight requirement for many. Few organizations feel prepared for large-scale remote work, but collaboration tools can help you navigate these unpredictable situations.  

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March 20, 2020

A Remote Workforce Powered by Partners Who Care

We’re living in a very strange and uncertain time - uncharted waters one could say. Sequestered in the relative safety of our homes, unsure of what next week or even tomorrow might bring, business must still go on. But while we may be working in isolation, it’s still people that power the modern business. And in any business, the team is paramount. It’s where creativity, collaboration, and solutions all come together within a group to exceed the sum of its parts.

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June 18, 2019

Understanding Software-Defined WAN

Bandwidth needs are skyrocketing. To meet the growing demand, there is a transition underfoot to move away from traditional the wide area network (WAN) to the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN). According to IDC, SD-WAN technology is projected to exceed $6 billion in revenue by 2020. SD-WAN promises great change, and adoption is gaining traction, but understanding how you can deploy it to benefit your organization is still evolving for many organizations.

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September 25, 2018

Migrating to the Cloud Starts with a Clear Understanding of Your Data

Most CIOs today are either considering moving to or are already in the process of migrating to the cloud, whether it’s public, private or a hybrid combination. But in order to strategically migrate to any cloud solution, applications and supporting data environments and services must be clearly defined.

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July 10, 2018

Microsoft Dynamics AX Upgrades

Anyone considering an upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations has probably thought about the technical challenges involved. How do I convert my custom data and import it into Dyn365FO? What code will I have to rewrite into extensions and what happens if there is not a trigger where I need one? How will I connect my add-ons to my data? With so many technical questions it is easy to overlook the business process impact such a change will have ...

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April 17, 2018

Making the Move to Modern Collaboration & Unified Communications Solutions

According to Cisco, modernizing the workplace through digital technologies is one of the defining movements of our time. The disruptive impact of digital transformation is affecting every industry as organizations massively scale up their initiatives.

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November 30, 2017

Why Mobile Device Management is No Longer Enough

What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, smartphones and tablets were still novel, but today, it’s likely that most (if not all) of your employees own one or several. And they’re using them to accomplish personal and professional tasks at home, in the office and on the road.

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November 14, 2017

7 Reasons to Outsource IT Project Management Services

Why do so many IT Projects Fail? Given all the complexity of large IT initiatives, CIOs and IT execs can sometimes feel like they’re flirting with disaster. And they’re not alone. According to the 2016 annual Project and Portfolio Management Survey by Innotas, 55 percent of businesses surveyed had experienced an IT project failure within the previous 12 months.

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November 7, 2017

Secure Cloud Collaboration with Cisco Spark

According to an IBM report, 72 percent of CEOs who made collaboration a top priority outperformed their competitors. And while collaboration in the cloud is showing signs of rapid growth, in the past, it has come with some inherent security concerns. Fortunately, Cisco Spark resolves many of the challenges with its next-generation, enterprise-grade cloud solution.

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October 26, 2017

Q&A with Darcy Hannappel, OneNeck IT Project Manager

A large IT project can get complicated quickly.  The PM has to own the project, manage the customer requirements, scope, resources, schedules, budgets, and communicate, communicate, communicate to ensure that we meet the customer business objectives. That’s why it’s essential to have an effective go-to point person on your team—an invaluable project manager (PM).

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June 20, 2017

6 Steps to Smarter Collaboration

Today’s modern workplace has evolved into a highly-mobile environment fueled by the cloud. Workers are often geographically distributed across around the world, and their expectations are that they want to work in the same connected way that they live, from anywhere, on any device, at any time.

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May 25, 2017

Breaking Down Micro-segmentation

IT Security Solutions The rise of the data center means that we are storing more financial, medical and sensitive corporate data off-premises. Yet many data centers are still basing security on the old model of securing the perimeter — a method that is no longer effective on its own in today’s evolving threat landscape.

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March 31, 2017

Congratulations You’ve been Spear-Phished! Just kidding... April Fools!

April 1st is a day marked by good humored pranks, but the internet has changed that significantly; when you get pranked by a cybercriminal, your internet security is compromised, and that’s no joking manner.

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September 27, 2016

Addressing Compliance Challenges in a Non-Compliant World

The scale, scope and complexity of regulatory compliance rules continue to increase – for good reason. Compliance mandates exist to hold companies accountable, mitigate risk and protect employees and customers from fraud, unfair practices and increasingly against malicious cyber activity. Today’s threat landscape has pushed compliance mandates to new levels, making it more difficult to ensure compliance. In order for you to meet audit and certification requirements, it is important to leverage ...

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August 18, 2016

Is technology or strategy dictating your IT decisions?

Does technology drive digital transformation? Surprisingly, the answer is no. Technology informs corporate strategy, but it’s the business strategy that needs to be in the driver’s seat for digital transformation to be truly successful. However, many businesses put the cart before the horse, allowing technology to dictate digital decisions.

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February 12, 2016

The Importance of Developing an IT Strategy

Network technology is continually changing, as are the regulatory and security issues associated with operating any enterprise system. An effective networking strategy has to extend beyond allocating the budget for system maintenance and upgrades. It must also consider how emerging technologies, such as the cloud, will affect your network and integrate into your infrastructure. To stay current with the latest technology, and lay the foundation for the future, you have to have an effective IT ...

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February 12, 2016

Is an Enterprise Mobility Strategy Really Necessary?

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) isn't just about giving employees mobile access to their company email, contacts and calendar anymore. As more and more mission-critical apps and critical data are pushed to users’ mobile devices, it is now necessary for organizations to offer more sophisticated tools and tracking to assure ongoing productivity and security. The ability to provide managed access, deliver and manage mobile apps, and to support connectivity to tablets and smartphones are now ...

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