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15

Aug

Inspire: Reimagining education and the lessons for business

We’ve heard a lot in recent years about the rise of so-called massive open online courses and how technology is changing the face of education. ... read full post

Posted by:  Jo Healey , General Manager Customer Success, Intergen |  15 August 2019

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12

Aug

Customers’ focus: “hocus pocus” features in Dynamics 365 Business Central

It is fair to say that the most significant recent enhancements in the world of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) have involved expanding the breadth of what these platforms can do. But even relatively small incremental improvements can make life much easier for people using ERP software every day. ... read full post

Posted by:  Andrew Sknar , Practice Lead, Business Applications – Business Central |  12 August 2019

Dynamics 365, Business Central


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09

Aug

Inspire: Three takeaways from Microsoft’s big partner event

As a regular attendee at Microsoft’s Inspire partner conferences over the years, the 2019 event seemed a lot more spread out. That might have a lot to do with the Las Vegas setting. But it is equally a sign of the growing scale and breadth of Microsoft’s business with its partner community as businesses of all sizes in all industries embark on their digital transformations. ... read full post

Posted by:  Darren Christophersen , General Manager Digital Workplace, Digital, Data & AI |  09 August 2019

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08

Aug

Microsoft CSP explained part III: The small to mid-sized Enterprise Agreement customer

In the 3 rd  part of this  blog series , I’ll cover a specific customer scenario that’s very common in the market today. If you are facing this scenario, I encourage you to read on as this blog will help you to understand the issues involved and navigate this important change in Microsoft policy. ... read full post

Posted by:  Harris Schneiderman , Regional Sales Manager, Seattle |  08 August 2019

Office 365, Cloud Solution Provider, CSP, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft Licensing for the cloud


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07

Aug

Microsoft CSP explained part II: Direct vs Indirect Resellers

I’ll kick off this second blog on the topic of Microsoft’s Cloud Service Provider offerings by explaining the differences between a Direct and Indirect Reseller. The reason why they are two categories of CSP Reseller is to allow partners of different skill levels and sizes to be CSP Resellers. ... read full post

Posted by:  Harris Schneiderman , Regional Sales Manager, Seattle |  07 August 2019

Office 365, Cloud Solution Provider, CSP, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft Licensing for the cloud


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06

Aug

Microsoft CSP explained part I – flexibility in adopting the cloud

If you’ve worked with Empired or Intergen, you’ll likely know that we are a Microsoft Systems Integrator (SI) and a Microsoft Managed Services Provider (MSP). But you may not be aware that we are also a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP). ... read full post

Posted by:  Harris Schneiderman , Regional Sales Manager, Seattle |  06 August 2019

Office 365, Cloud Solution Provider, CSP, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft Licensing for the cloud


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05

Aug

Inspire 2019: Clear thinking in the desert heat

The 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is more often given over to Golden Knights ice hockey games and Lynard Skynard concerts than tech fests. But as I settled into my airconditioned seat ready to watch Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella go on stage, there was a sense of anticipation akin to a rock concert. ... read full post

Posted by:  Harris Schneiderman , Regional Sales Manager, Seattle |  05 August 2019

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30

Jul

Shocking stories from the battlefields of Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 EOS

How confident are you about how many and what systems you have running in your environment and, in particular, the number of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 instances you have? ... read full post

Posted by:  Jaen Snyman , National Business Manager Cloud Design and Integration |  30 July 2019

Cloud Platform, Data Analytics, Microsoft Azure, Data Migration, Microsoft SQL Server


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24

Jul

How enterprise architecture supports organisational strategy

Since the phrase digital transformation made its first appearance, most organisations are now either well into their transformation journeys or at least considering how technology could potentially transform their business operations. However, transformation projects aren’t likely to be successful unless they find the perfect balance between people, process, and technology. ... read full post

Posted by:  Ravi Baggam , Solution Architect |  24 July 2019

Digital Transformation, Enterprise Architecture, Strategy


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05

Jul

Sweat the small stuff now, reap even bigger returns from your Microsoft Azure migration

There are times when sweating the small stuff really does matter. Case in point: Migrating your Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 workloads to Microsoft Azure. ... read full post

Posted by:  Jaen Snyman , National Business Manager Cloud Design and Integration |  05 July 2019

Cloud Platform, Data Analytics, Microsoft Azure, Data Migration, Microsoft SQL Server


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27

Jun

An opportunity for modernisation: SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Support

End of support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is nigh. But it doesn’t have to be a negative. In fact, I believe end of support is a perfect opportunity to modernise. It’s a chance to look at your systems and ask: “Is there a better way to do this?” ... read full post

Posted by:  Jaen Snyman , National Business Manager Cloud Design and Integration |  27 June 2019

Cloud Platform, Data Analytics, Microsoft Azure, Data Migration, Microsoft SQL Server


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27

Jun

How Databricks can help you access better data services

Empired has announced a partnership with Databricks, the leader in unified analytics founded by the original creators of Apache Spark, to bring Azure Databricks to customers. ... read full post

Posted by:  Dan Smith , Practice Lead, Data Insights |  27 June 2019


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24

Jun

Using Modern JavaScript frameworks with Sitecore JSS

The Sitecore JavaScript Services (JSS) is a complete SDK for running modern JavaScript applications within a Sitecore website, supporting the major UI frameworks (React, Angular, Vue) and allowing front end developers to work headless (i.e. without a running Sitecore instance). ... read full post

Posted by:  Patrick Stysiak , Senior Consultant, Enterprise Solutions |  24 June 2019

CMS, sitecore


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17

Jun

Mitigating the risks of SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Support

Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 ends on July 9, 2019, followed six months later with support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 ending on January 14, 2020. This means from those dates you won’t receive the regular security updates and patches you’ve been used to receiving from Microsoft. New vulnerabilities however, will certainly continue to be found. ... read full post

Posted by:  Jaen Snyman , National Business Manager Cloud Design and Integration |  17 June 2019

Cloud Platform, Data Analytics, Microsoft Azure, Data Migration, Microsoft SQL Server


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12

Jun

Projects versus products: why your business needs to take a product approach

With most businesses thinking about transformation, much of the conversation revolves around projects. Whether referring to the overall transformation journey or the individual steps along the way, organisations that constantly refer to projects could be setting themselves up for failure without even knowing it. ... read full post

Posted by:  Chris Dury , Practice Lead, Architecture |  12 June 2019

Project Management, Digital Transformation


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