COMPAREX UK Blog

The COMPAREX UK blog features authors from within the UK subsidiary of the COMPAREX Group. They give insight into the latest licensing changes, product releases, industry trends and more. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up-to-date.

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  07/10/2018 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Travel companies must keep an eye on all kinds of cloud

With glorious sunshine in the UK, it’s hard to not wonder where all the clouds have gone. But cloud environments should be always on the mind of those taking charge in travel... Read the full article ...

 

  07/03/2018 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Solving the skills shortage with the Modern Workplace

The technological revolution of our modern age is progressing at an ever-increasing rate...but how is this relevant to our workplaces? Read the full article ...

 

  06/20/2018 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Controlling chaos: why you can't just bank on IT efficiency

Traditional banks are facing competition from innovative challenger financial institutions. But they are in for a surprise if they believe there is a quick fix to help keep up... Read the full article ...

 

  06/13/2018 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Are you optimising your Office 365 deployment?

67% of users are expecting to increase their adoption of cloud services over the coming year. But how do you know if you're even using them effectively? Read the full article ...

 

  04/03/2018 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
The rise of DevOps: keeping an eye on consumption

With cloud computing allowing developers more control over components, it's easy to see cloud's attraction. But the rate of your consumption can run away with you if you don't keep an eye out... Read the full article ...

 

  03/27/2018 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Enabling employee engagement: driving business with video

From letting us connect instantly with loved ones around the world, to watching global events via livestream –we expect to be able to use video whenever and wherever we like. And, it might be good for business too... Read the full article ...

 

  03/20/2018 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Four ways housing providers can manage IT costs

Housing providers’ budgets are facing increasing pressure due to growing demand and shrinking supply, so they must find ways to make savings where they can... Read the full article ...

 

  03/13/2018 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Conquering cloud: how SMEs can curb costs

Small-to-medium enterprises now have equal access to the services used by business heavyweights, but cloud adoption can be far from simple... Read the full article ...

 

  03/06/2018 |   Richard Best
Three ways to optimise cloud usage

Fuelled by mass cloud adoption, the cloud environment – though it offers flexibility and scalability to many – is growing harder to manage... Read the full article ...

 

  02/26/2018 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Five licensing blindspots for CIOs to be aware of

Organisations in breach of their licensing agreements will find themselves on the receiving end of potentially very large fines. Here are five of the biggest blind spots to look out for... Read the full article ...

 

  01/25/2018 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
The key to collaboration: mastering the modern workplace

To take advantage of changing market conditions, businesses must strive to be as agile as possible. This means taking advantage of flexible and remote working, enabling employees to remain productive from wherever they are... Read the full article ...

 

  01/18/2018 |   Sophie Learman
Year in Review: Microsoft in 2017

Another year gone by, and the monolith that is Microsoft keeps developing and growing stronger. Let’s take a look at its innovations in 2017... Read the full article ...

 

  01/04/2018 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
IoT and software licensing: watch this space

As the months and years go on, we are becoming increasingly connected to each other, our appliances, and the world around us... Read the full article ...

 

  12/20/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Why cloud optimisation will be one of the biggest trends of 2018

As we approach the end of 2017, it’s only natural to start to think about the trends for the year-to-come. At COMPAREX, we believe that cloud optimisation is going to be one of the biggest trends of 2018... Read the full article ...

 

  10/10/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Business as usual: the importance of backing up your cloud email

Migration to cloud is becoming increasingly attractive to businesses, particularly as it allows for employees to work with increasing flexibility at any time, in any place. However, sometimes even The Mighty Cloud can fail us... Read the full article ...

 

  10/05/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Software Asset Management: the marriage of reduced costs and increased security

Having a well-managed software portfolio can offer you business a wide range of benefits, particularly in way of protecting you from overspending and auditing fines... Read the full article ...

 

  09/13/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Update your software today to avoid a rough patch

Despite significant investment in tools and solutions, companies often fail to do the basics when it comes to protecting their IT estate... Read the full article ...

 

  09/06/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Support, manage and optimise your software portfolio: managed services by COMPAREX

With so much software deployed – both in the cloud and on-premise – it is increasingly difficult for organisations to keep tabs on the applications installed... Read the full article ...

 

  08/11/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
CLOUDSEC 2017: Talking data protection in the cloud

Next month, COMPAREX will be at CLOUDSEC, one of the world’s largest internet security conferences... Read the full article ...

 

  07/28/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Unified communications: revolutionising productivity with Skype for Business

Being able to communicate across multiple channels offers your organisation more benefits than mere conversation... Read the full article ...

 

  07/14/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Is your business one of the 50% unprepared for GDPR?

You better prepare, or it'll cost you... GDPR will be enforceable before you know it... Read the full article ...

 

  06/16/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Long-term strategy is key to digital transformation in retail

City centre high-streets are grasping for tenants to fill empty space. High-profile casualties continue to fall victim to the rise of online shopping giants, leading many retailers to an uncomfortable truth… Read the full article ...

 

  06/13/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Safety first: meeting the challenges of remote working

For businesses to achieve the ultimate benefits remote and mobile working can deliver, they must provide technologies that enable employees to collaborate effectively and securely… Read the full article ...

 

  06/08/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
When digital transformation meets manufacturing...

Traditionally, manufacturers have been preoccupied by a focus on reliability, incremental improvements, and close relationships with customers. However, the next era of competition for manufacturers will be framed digitally; entailing the evolution every link in the manufacturing value chain... Read the full article ...

 

  06/02/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
What is driving digital transformation in the banking sector?

Financial institutions have traditionally been reluctant to adopt new approaches. However, over the last five years, banks have become frantically engaged in digital transformation initiatives to meet the latest customer demands... Read the full article ...

 

  03/31/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Transforming local government through digitalisation

To reduce the government’s budget deficit of £63.8bn, local councils are being asked to reduce costs and improve productivity through digitising the delivery of public services... Read the full article ...

 

  03/24/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Safeguarding the NHS through digital transformation

As budgets shrink across the public sector, the NHS has been tasked to do much more with far less. However, this is no mean feat... Read the full article ...

 

  03/20/2017 |   Sophie Learman
You have reached your destination: three top tips for licensing SQL Server 2016

With SQL Server 2016 built for hybrid cloud, it reflects investment into technology…whilst showing that Microsoft still appreciates the reluctance of some who enjoy the best of both worlds... Read the full article ...

 

  03/15/2017 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
What does digital transformation mean for education CIOs?

Digitalisation has changed the way in which students want to study and educators want to teach. Every area – from primary to secondary, to further and higher education – has been impacted by digital transformation... Read the full article ...

 

  03/13/2017 |   Sophie Learman
Taking your data to the next level – literally.

With SQL Server 2016 built for hybrid cloud, it reflects investment into technology…whilst showing that Microsoft still appreciates the reluctance of some who enjoy the best of both worlds... Read the full article ...

 

  03/07/2017 |   Sophie Learman
We are moving!

After twelve years up on the Hill, our London team are moving into a brand new office... Read the full article ...

 

  03/06/2017 |   Sophie Learman
Ready for the road to SQL Server 2016?

With data having become the lifeblood of business, it’s key we have latest-and-greatest technology implemented to maximise its potential usage... Read the full article ...

 

  11/24/2016 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
"It's not the Cloud, it's what you do with it."

"t’s always good to start with a little bit of honesty" we’ve heard that line (or variations of it) churned out by a ridiculous number of cloud service providers more times than you can shake a memory stick at... Read the full article ...

 

  11/17/2016 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Come on through, the doors are wide open!

Ah, there’s nothing that’ll keep you on your toes quite like a good old attempted network breach; in fact, if history plays its part, it’ll take you and your company sideways before you can say ‘we’re patched, right?’... Read the full article ...

 

  11/10/2016 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Analytical myth-busting: the bigger the data...

…The harder it is to analyse? The more expensive it is? The more complicated it gets? If any of those were the one true answer, then it’d make the title of this blog a whole lot catchier... Read the full article ...

 

  11/02/2016 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Trust Issues - the coming-of-age for remote working

Unless you live under a large rock, it wouldn’t have escaped your notice that the number of high-profile cyber security compromises is on the rise. And let’s be honest...the blame lies mainly with more the behaviour-focused, increasing sophistication of the smooth cyber criminal. Read the full article ...

 

  10/20/2016 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Undress your data - in an instant!

One arbitrary scroll of LinkedIn and you’ll stumble upon more articles with ‘data’ in their title than you can shake a virtual stick at... Read the full article ...

 

  09/19/2016 |   COMPAREX UK Blog Editor
Digital Coalescence – Why Workspace ONE spells the end of 9-5

‘Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'’ – Did you know that song was released in 1980? Ironically, it probably feels that long since you last actually worked 9 to 5... Read the full article ...

 

  09/08/2016 |   Tony Spruyt
I think you’ve missed a bit

Painting ceilings and walls and waiting for them to dry are chores we know we have to do but would really rather not. Despite losing hours (or days) of our lives doing it, we can almost guarantee that once we’ve finished someone will walk in, survey our handiwork and say those immortal words... Read the full article ...

 

  07/29/2016 |   Tony Spruyt
No surprises, please

Sometimes in life, things go wrong. The portents of doom and gloom can be so subtle you miss them and as a result, fall flat on your backside. But stuff happens right. You can’t predict everything can you? True you can’t. Read the full article ...

 

  07/05/2016 |   Tony Spruyt
There’s a storm coming

Today’s world simply cannot function without software. From TV’s through to food production, software pervades every area of our lives. 21st century commerce relies on technology and the applications and systems that make it work. CRM, ERP, websites, email, C #, Python, SQL*Server... Read the full article ...

 

  05/23/2016 |   Angela Calvert
Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud Platform. Read the full article ...

 

  10/07/2015 |   Kathryn Baarda
Key considerations for Enterprise Mobility Management

Gartner predicts that by 2017, 50% of employees will be required to bring their own devices to work. This was further reinforced by global analyst firm Ovum, who also announced that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) behaviour in Europe is resulting ... Read the full article ...

 

  10/02/2015 |   Natasha Bradley
The future is Cloud… Are you ready?

The concept of Cloud dates back to the 1970s when Virtual Machines (VMs) were launched. It wasn’t until the dot-com boom in the early 2000s that we saw substantial growth in generated data and the demand for bulk online data management Read the full article ...

 

  09/24/2015 |   Kathryn Baarda
CYBERcrime is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities on the planet

In this Digital Age, few can argue that the virtual world has now become an integral part of our everyday routine. From searching to socialising, from selling to shopping, the internet has not only transformed our personal lives, it has also revolutionised the way we do business. Read the full article ...

 

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