Thursday, March 28, 2019
This article explores how marketers can get ahead of the curve when moving to LinkedIn-centered marketing in response to the passage of General Data Protection Regulation, an EU data protection law that is disrupting common email marketing strategies.
GDPR compliance can be tricky. That's why we're committed to helping you find the tools to make the job a little easier. Think you need a large legal team? Microsoft will provide the contractual guarantees you need under the GDPR, making your job a lot less complicated. Less work for you on GDPR means your business can get back to doing what it does best. At Fidelitech, we can help guide you on your journey to GDPR compliance. Contact us and read this white paper for more.
Infographic shows how to classify, label and protect data to provide persistent protection
Worried that moving your small business to the cloud is going to be too complex? In the e-book, 9 Myths About Moving to the Cloud, you'll discover how Microsoft Office 365 and Azure can help simplify your infrastructure and the way your team collaborates, and more. So, contact Fidelitech and let us help you put the right solutions in place to make your journey to the cloud an easy one.
GDPR is just the beginning; digital regulations will continue to change. It's nice to have an IT platform and cloud services provider that helps keep you up to date with the latest changes in regulatory compliance. Microsoft 365 is constantly being updated and provides trusted support and functionality that thousands of businesses rely on. If you're interested in the latest Office 365 updates, watch this short video and contact Fidelitech so we can help you get compliant today.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
260-year-old company, Coats, discusses how moving to the cloud was an integral part of successfully implementing S/4 HANA across their business and allows them to process huge amounts of data in real time; keeping them agile and ready to serve their customers.
Combining storage and servers in a single appliance is a good start, but the true power of hyperconvergence comes with full consolidation. This video provides an overview of HPE SimpliVity, the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) that comprises the entire IT stack and moves at cloud speed to dramatically reduce costs and datacenter footprint.
Sadly, all things must come to an end. With end of support coming up for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, use this document to help you make a smooth transition and learn about the new features arriving with SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
As the complexity of transactions grew, Microsoft needed a robust management system to efficiently process and answer questions. So, they developed a Microsoft Dynamics 365-based contract and transaction case management solution. It uses defined stages to show the status of a transaction, helping employees manage the process. At Fidelitech, we have the knowledge to help you identify the tools you need to create that same capability. Contact us today to learn how we can help.
Making the shift to a modern desktop helps you to foster a highly secure workspace, empowered by the latest productivity, teamwork, and collaboration experiences for your organization. A modern desktop is Windows 10 and Office 365 kept up to date, and while that combination seems straightforward, adopting these solutions can be a challenge. At Fidelitech, we have some of the best IT pros you will find, and together, we can integrate your modern desktop solutions quickly and securely. Contact us today to learn more.
If you want to integrate more modern engineering practices using open-source technologies, now is the time to act. Azure offers a significant cost savings and business value, allowing customers to achieve more on all their workloads. At Fidelitech, we help support your open-source needs. Contact us today to speak with one of our dedicated professionals.
Using HPE SimpliVity's Hyperconverged Infrastructure to Improve Data Protection and Recovery Effectiveness
This white paper examines how IT organizations can leverage the HPE SimpliVity 380 to improve and simplify their data protection capabilities. Proof points have been provided from results of an independent survey of SimpliVity customers conducted by IDC prior to HPE's acquisition of SimpliVity.
What is the economic impact of switching from an on-premises SQL Server to Azure? Microsoft asked Forrester to find out. Four client interviews later, the results are in: See how you can save by switching to Azure!
Monday, March 25, 2019
When you optimize operations, you make employees more efficient, and this can lead to real savings especially when it comes to reducing overtime. Some businesses have increased Finance employee productivity up to 20%. At Fidelitech, we know the business applications that you need to integrate and drive transformation within your organization. Contact us today to speak with one of our experienced staff about how we can help you plan your transformation.
In today's modern digital age, you need an operating system that can keep your workers and their assets safe from threats. Windows 10 is safe, secure, and it provides critical security capabilities that enable organizations to effectively guard against malicious activity. At Fidelitech, we have years of experience helping customers upgrade their Windows systems so they're using the best version available. Contact us today to find out more.
Do you use open-source solutions and products like Red Hat? If so, you need a cloud provider that works with your existing Red Hat subscription. The good news is, you can now use your Red Hat subscription on Azure. If you're interested in making the shift to the cloud, Fidelitech can help you integrate your Red Hat services seamlessly. Contact us today to learn more about our industry-recognized service offering.
Friday, March 22, 2019
This article outlines the end of support timeline for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, as well as options and recommendations for current users moving forward.
Do you know the impact of open source software on your company? In a recent survey, 59% of managers didn't seem to understand the role open source would play in the future of their enterprise. You could be missing out on valuable opportunities. At Fidelitech, we have the experience to help you identify the right solutions for your open source needs. We can help you navigate today's ever-expanding options. Contact us to learn more.
There are enormous benefits businesses can realize from integrating automated systems in their workplace. From increased agility to having a better understanding of the big picture. Automation isn't replacing humans, it's enabling people to focus on what they're good at. As an employer, you should be doing everything in your power to help your employees do the same. At Fidelitech, we can help you find the solutions that help your workers focus. Contact us to find out more.
Balance and choice in the workplace are more important to the millennial generation than salary. With Gen Z coming up fast, choice won't be something nice to have, it'll be expected. That's why maintaining agility in the workplace is so important. At Fidelitech, we know that you need to keep your workforce productive and happy, and we want to help you find the solution that best meets your constantly evolving agility needs. Contact us today to find out more.
The work tools of the future will need to be easy to use on smartphones and have integration built in from the start. In the article, "6 Trends for People in the Workforce," you'll learn how to empower the next generation of workers with collaboration tools that enable easy connectivity from anywhere. Let Fidelitech help you capitalize on the new way to work with solutions on Microsoft Office 365.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Working under time constraints is something that every business must face. In those times, it's important to have an IT platform that can help keep your team on track. With powerful productivity and collaboration features, Office 365 is the platform IT pros trust to provide mobility to their organization. At Fidelitech, we want your team to have the right tools for productivity. Contact us and read this article for some helpful tips on how to be more productive in the workplace.
Customer service is important to brand success, but to drive revenue, customer experience may be far more important. According to Bain & Company, a 5% increase in customer retention can increase a company's profitability by 75%. In this Forbes article, you'll read more reasons why you may want to rethink the metrics you've been using to measure customer service, plus other benefits that a shift in focus from customer service to customer lifetime value can mean for your business.
To understand their audience, retailers must first understand how to bring together external data sources with customer data. To do that you need an analytics platform that can handle multiple file types and data formats. Azure is that platform. It supports all kinds of workloads and can be used in almost any industry to create actionable data analytics. Fidelitech wants to help your business incorporate Azure. Contact us and read this short article to get the most from your data.
With speeds of over 200 mph and danger hiding behind every turn, the Lotus Formula 1 Team needs reliable IT infrastructure. Office 365 enables the Lotus Formula 1 Team to be mobile, either racing, testing, or managing team operations no matter where they are in the world. That's a huge advantage when wins are measured in milliseconds. Watch this video about the unique demands of the Lotus F1 Team and how Office 365 was applied. Contact us, Fidelitech wants your business to succeed.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
DeKalb Mechanical is saving time and money with Microsoft Office 365. With mobile access to customer information and service history, onsite technicians and service workers can make quick decisions and deliver better service. DeKalb employees are more productive, more competitive, and recognizing how cloud-based technology is helping to make their jobs easier.
To give customers a better experience, Pier 1 wanted to connect with them using data and insights. To do that, the company created a predictive analytics solution based on Microsoft Azure Machine Learning. Pier 1 uses data insights to predict which products customers will want using predictive modeling, creating more efficient and effective marketing campaigns. Contact Fidelitech to find out more and watch this short video for more on Pier 1's marketing strategy.
Marshall public school district has always been progressive, and technology Is part of that. See how Microsoft Windows 10 in S mode has enabled thousands of staff and students to collaborate securely with Microsoft Office 365 on a public school budget.
In this 36-criterion evaluation of software-based hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) providers, Forrester identified the 11 most significant ones -- researching, analyzing and scoring each. This report details analysts' findings about how well each vendor scored and where they stand in relation to each other. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals can use this evaluation to select the right partner for their needs.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity provides a scalable, pay-per-use infrastructure solution on-premises. This video shows how it allows customers to choose the technology and services they need and pay only for what they use in their environment.
Hyperconvergence is a hot topic in IT circles. How do you know if you need it? And which solution can deliver greater simplicity and lower TCO? This video provides insight and an overview of HPE SimpliVity.
In 2018, Deloitte conducted the Flexible Consumption Models Study to get a cross-industry view of as-a-service IT trends and benefits. Based on a Q3 2018 survey of 1,170 IT and line-of-business (LoB) professionals from US-based companies, the report shows flexible consumption and everything-as-a-service are now prominent models for acquiring and using IT to improve agility and operational efficiency.
At Axon, their mission is to protect life. They create tech that helps officers protect communities. With body cams producing petabytes of data every month, data storage starts to become an issue. That's why they modernized their IT infrastructure. At Fidelitech, we can help you find the right solutions to fit your needs. With our team of professionals, we can help minimize downtime and incorporate the functionality you need fast. Contact us today to learn more.
Monday, March 18, 2019
As their business grew to over 1,000 employees, M-KOPA Solar, a consumer solar energy provider, needed to consolidate their reporting to promote timely responses and meet customer demand quickly--all while maintaining a secure IT environment. By adopting a full suite of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions, M-KOPA can respond to demand and meet business requirements quickly. At Fidelitech, we want to help you do the same. Contact us to learn more on how we can help.
Goodyear has been accelerating for 100 years. Today, as innovation happens faster than ever, it's more important for their team to be connected, no matter where they are. Having the right tools to enable that collaboration and productivity is essential. That's why they use Microsoft 365; it's the right solution for their needs. At Fidelitech, we can help you identify the solutions that will keep your team connected and productive. Contact us today to learn more.
Friday, March 15, 2019
As the rate of game-changing technological shifts continue to increase across multiple industries, compliance functions will need to reevaluate how they go about examining risk and implementing risk-management protocols. What should compliance functions be doing now to proactively adapt to this changing environment? And what can you do to help them along this journey?
The GDPR is a comprehensive set of rules designed to protect personal data. It's a responsibility that every company should already be doing. But to make compliance easier, Microsoft 365 has built-in GDPR compliance functions so you can protect your customers' data and still focus on providing them with exceptional service. Read this white paper on how to prepare your business for GDPR and contact us for more. At Fidelitech, we want to help you keep your customers safe and happy.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
This infographic shows the progression from cloud discovery to information and threat protection.
With the new Compliance Manager from Microsoft, you can assess and manage your GDPR preparation for files stored in Office 365, file servers, and SharePoint on-premises across numerous file types and platforms. It's just one way that Microsoft is working to help you along your GDPR compliance journey. At Fidelitech, we want to help you get GDPR compliant. Contact us and watch this short video for more.
Glassybaby is a business born out of hope by a founder who survived cancer. The company wrestled with managing retail shift scheduling until they finally overcame their challenges with intuitive Microsoft Office 365 scheduling. By collaborating on scheduling in real time from anywhere at the touch of a button, the company's first-line workers and managers saved countless hours, giving them more time to focus on their customers and their mission to help others.
Marshall Public Schools are preparing their students for life after graduation using Windows 10 in S Mode. Students are able to gain valuable technological skills without requiring the school district to sacrifice security.
Hybrid IT provides the flexibility enterprises need to navigate digital transformation to drive business growth, a strong ROI and clear path to the future. This report describes the foundational technologies that make hybrid IT an effective business differentiator.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
This solution brief provides an overview of HPE Greenlake Flex Capacity offerings to help businesses more quickly and easily right-size infrastructure and add capacity with a cloud-based, flexible consumption model.
Modern Muse, a UK-based charity, lifted their existing AWS solution and shifted it to Azure without significant code changes. At Fidelitech, we can help you in your migration journey also. You'll be amazed on what you can accomplish with tools like Azure. Contact us today to learn more.
Moving data isn't always easy. There are more than 340 types of databases in use today and moving data across them presents challenges for any IT team. At Fidelitech, we have years of experience helping businesses find the IT solutions that can keep up with their constantly evolving business practice. Whether you need a solution for storage, data transfer, or just need to gain better insights from your data, we can help. Contact us today to learn more.
Many organizations are moving to cloud-based ERP systems that can provide greater speed and flexibility at lower costs. Some businesses may not be able to migrate to the cloud, but they may still require greater flexibility and capabilities than their existing solutions provide. At Fidelitech, we want to help these businesses plan and adopt an ERP solution that can fit within their current operations, providing a smooth journey while adding the benefits of an enhanced ERP system.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
If you haven't upgraded to the latest version of Windows, you could be losing out on productivity. Your employees need the latest tools, and we can help. At Fidelitech, we have a team of dedicated professionals who specialize in helping businesses just like yours grow and adopt new solutions, platforms, and IT. Contact us to find out how we can bring your team and their assets up to date with the latest tech and solutions on the market.
This guide explores the foundational components of Hybrid IT, strategies to help CIOs partner with the business and "key plays" for driving successful and sustainable digital transformation.
SitePro gained a competitive advantage by combining onsite sensors and data collection with online data processing and management using Microsoft Azure. As a result, they were able to provide faster and more effective service to their customers, which in turn strengthened the offerings of their customers. It's a win for everyone.
In this video, Paul Sallomi -- global technology, media and telecommunications industry leader and US and global technology sector leader at Deloitte -- steps through highlights of the Deloitte 2019 Technology Industry Outlook. Sallomi presents results from Deloitte's 2018 Flexible Consumption Models study, indicating that the flexibility to consume technology on an as-needed basis will become increasingly important to business growth in the coming year.
If you're using a primary ERP system that is expensive to customize, it might be time to implement a multi-tier ERP model. Integrating multiple ERP solutions provides a set of capabilities unique to your business needs. At Fidelitech, we know ERP requirements can be tough to plan; that's why we're here to help. With years of experience helping businesses adopt the solutions they need, we can work with you to ensure a smooth and fast transition. Contact us today for more.
Monday, March 11, 2019
In the digital age, your business must offer customers increased security and privacy without breaking the bank. Security across all your devices is key to ensuring you're protected. Safeguard cyberthreats proactively with enhanced and constantly updated tools and anomaly detection policies. At Fidelitech, we know this can be a challenge, that's why we're here to help. Contact us today to create a robust and secure IT system that your customers expect and that you'll be glad you have.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
In the digital age, we need to start focusing on employees as the drivers of growth by helping them be more productive. Design a workplace strategy that supports and enables efficient, happier, and healthier employees with a mobile, modern desktop. At Fidelitech, we can help. With years of experience helping businesses handle the tech they need, we can help you ensure your employees are at their peak performance with new solutions. Contact us to find out how we can help.
The "smart office" or office equipped with IoT devices, represents an intelligent ecosystem that businesses rely on to monitor, control, and manage various operations and working conditions within their organization. At Fidelitech, we have the tools and know the solutions that will be best for integrating connected devices into your organization. With the right help, you can drive transformation. Contact us for a consultation to find out more about your IoT possibilities.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Even today, many practices in the business world are performed manually leaving room for human error as well as the risks of customer dissatisfaction. Automating some of those practices like customer reporting can cut down on errors, time, and money. At Fidelitech, we want to help you optimize your business. With the right tools and experienced team at your side, there's no end to what your business can achieve. Contact us today to set up a consultation.
There's no doubt that the nature of IT infrastructure is changing. According to some, it could spell the end of datacenters as we know them. Likely, that won't happen for many years. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't plan for the future. At Fidelitech, we can help you plan, implement, and optimize your cloud-based IT infrastructure for whatever the future may hold. Contact us today to set up a meeting.
Siloed data compromises business productivity. It can also compromise customer experience, which can be costly. In fact, according to a 2016 Accenture study, the estimated cost of customers switching to another provider due to poor service was $1.6 trillion. Regardless of the industry, businesses must deliver a positive, consistent, and personalized experience to keep customers loyal and happy. In this Forbes article, read how marketers are doing just that. By removing data silos and consolidating customer data into a central, cloud-based location, they're not only making real-time, data-driven decisions, but they're also "turning browsers into buyers and driving customer loyalty."
Working as a team can be a difficult feat to achieve for any business, especially when it involves bringing together people who don't normally do so. But in order to succeed, you need everyone onboard, and this means giving them Office 365. With Office 365 you can connect better with customers and colleagues with a range of communication tools, from email and IM to social networking and video conferencing. At Fidelitech, we want to help. Contact us and read this article for more.
Some companies are already moving to the cloud and don't have a strategy in place to maximize their cloud services. At Fidelitech, we want to make sure that you shift with a plan. With Azure, you can develop and deploy where you want, facilitating your cloud strategy and any changes that may come. It's the only consistent hybrid cloud on the market. We want to help you make the journey to the cloud. Contact us and check out this article to get the most out of your journey.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
For your business to thrive, all employees should be involved with analyzing customer data. It ensures every person is aware of what the customer wants and confirms everyone is aligned with your strategy moving forward. Azure real-time dashboards help transform live data into actionable and insightful visuals, and they help you focus on what matters the most. Fidelitech wants to help. Contact us and check out this article for more
Microsoft views AI as an integral part of its cloud-computing business. With AI as the backbone of Azure Cognitive Services, more that 1 million developers have used Azure for image processing, data analysis, speech and language processing, and enhanced search capabilities just to name a few reasons. Azure is the most trusted platform by IT pros on the market. Contact Fidelitech and check out this article to learn more.
Digital marketing can be a daunting prospect for many small business owners -- especially considering that your larger competitors may have entire digital marketing departments on the case. Even some email marketing services can be overwhelming, with dozens of templates making it confusing to know where to start or what to write. Microsoft Connections simplifies this process, making reaching out to customers as easy as sending an email. Just choose from three pre-designed templates for newsletters, announcements or customer referrals. You can easily build a subscriber list and track results to improve your messaging. This eBook shares three key ways in which Connections can help you improve customer engagement while growing your business.
Track, organize and grow your customer relationships right within Outlook.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Veriown Energy saved US$27,468 by reconfiguring their productivity platform. For a business of any size, it's important that you maximize the cloud platform that you use. With Microsoft Office 365, collaboration, agility, and mobility are easy. You can even change your productivity platform to suit your specific needs maximizing your time and stretching your dollar further. Fidelitech wants to help you integrate Office 365. Contact us and check out this video for more.
Ten years ago, Joanna and Ralph Budelman founded Chillibreeze to create jobs in rural NE India. Overcoming limited IT resources and infrastructure, they created a niche PowerPoint service for global customers. But they struggled to meet increasing customer demand with their ad hoc solutions and siloed data. In this week's video, watch how Microsoft partner, Skylight Systems, helped Chillibreeze to build infrastructure where there was none and to pull together disparate data with Office 365 and SideKick 365 xRM. Chillibreeze, now a 50-employee firm, serves customers around the world.
eSmart Systems began developing Connected Drone out of a strong conviction that drones combined with cloud intelligence could bring a positive disruptive change to the power industry. eSmart Systems uses Azure's cloud capabilities to analyze multiple data feeds streamed from the drones providing real-time and useful analysis. At Fidelitech, we want to help you integrate the best cloud services provider that will help you make the changes you need to your business.
As a renowned data journalist and speaker, David McCandless needs a powerful data solution that he can use to drive unique insight, facilitate meaning, and enable his team's collaboration. With Azure, he can easily develop and run parallel real-time analytics on multiple streams of data. You can employ that same power. Contact Fidelitech to find out how we can help you unlock the potential of your data and check out this short video for more on David McCandless.
Healthcare literature has exploded in the past few decades. And with so much more content, doctors are having a hard time finding the information they need to help save lives. Using AI, doctors at the Cochrane Transform Project and thousands of other scientists are increasing the speed with which they can conduct research. A process that used to take years now takes weeks. Imagine how your organization can use the power of AI. Contact Fidelitech for more.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
This white paper provides an overview of HPE InfoSight -- Artificial Intelligence (AI) that predicts and prevents problems across the infrastructure stack to optimize performance and efficient resource use. It explores how HPE InfoSight with its recommendation engine paves the way for autonomous infrastructure, enabling IT to focus its efforts on value creation.
This video gives an overview of HPE's vision for artificial intelligence in the data center, showing how InfoSight Predictive Analytics leverages deep data analytics to help organizations minimize disruptions, business impact and wasted time.
For Dell, having a mobile workforce was essential. That meant they needed a cloud solution that would allow them to gain access from anywhere and collaborate with ease. With the right solution, Dell is positioned for the future evolution of their industry. Is your company ready to take on the future? At Fidelitech, we can help you integrate the modern desktop solutions you need to ensure a great digital experience for your employees. Contact us today to learn more.
Steelcase believes that optimizing office space for productivity can fuel employee engagement. That's why they monitor customer office space and provide feedback on how to manufacture a productive work environment. To analyze IoT data, they receive real-time reporting from Azure to create actionable insights for customers. You can do the same. At Fidelitech, we can help you integrate solutions that help you get the most from your IoT data. Contact us to learn more.
Since 1979, Michael Hill has provided the world with luxury jewelry. As the company has grown, they've needed to expand their omnichannel processes. This desire has driven them to consolidate data onto one platform to accelerate their digital transformation. You, too, can optimize your operations to drive transformation and accelerate growth.
Monday, March 4, 2019
GEA is one of the largest suppliers of process technology for the food industry in the world. They employ 18,000 people in over 60 countries. When you're that large, managing and keeping IT infrastructure under control can be tough. That's why they migrated their complete SAP infrastructure and all ERP solutions to the Microsoft cloud. And they did it without major business impact. If you're also looking to migrate your IT infrastructure, our team at Fidelitech can help. Contact us to get started.