A recent article on ZDNet highlighted the most up to date data from research firm, IDC, regarding public cloud spend. IDC found that public cloud spend is expected to hit $128B by the end of 2017 (up over 25% from 2016) and $266B by 2021. Analyzing cost data and managing cloud spend over a long […]
An interesting trend is yet again being observed among Oracle clients. They are not receiving Oracle audit letters, but instead are being sent what can appear to be innocuous free compliance check service requests from Oracle directly through License Management Services (LMS). The Oracle LMS has the authority to serve compliance checks based on several […]
There’s a lot of stir in the collaboration and communication world about persistent or team-based chat as the “death of email.” However, what is “persistent chat” and is it even right for your organization? And if so, how easy is it to implement? Let’s tackle what persistent chat is first, because there is some misunderstandings […]
SoftwareONE recently formed the Women in Technology (WiT) forum as a way to establish best practices on an inclusive environment throughout SoftwareONE for all, but specifically for professional women in the technology industry. The group is set to encourage, mentor, and provide resources and tools to ensure women throughout, and recruited by, SoftwareONE will have […]
Silicon Valley is more than just where high-tech start-ups put down roots for their business address. Today, when you say Silicon Valley many people think of the HBO comedy series written by Mike Judge. If you haven’t yet found time to watch this series, minor spoiler alert.
Engineering a More Cost-Effective Method of Communication: Skype for Business – A Blueprint for Success
As an organization grows, communication undoubtedly becomes more complex. Larger businesses come to rely on Town Hall meetings via both video and voice web-conferencing (among other forms of communication) to focus their entire team and rally them around company-wide goals. Engineering firms, for example, are reliant on these gatherings to bring their plans together, but […]
On July 10, 2017 SoftwareONE released its ACADEMIC Portal 2.0. The enhanced version of the portal will provide software solutions, services, and platforms to colleges, universities, primary schools, research organizations, and nonprofit institutions around the globe.
The Final Installment of our CIO Dinner Party Series – The CFO and Line of Business Get Their Just Desserts
After our conversation with the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) regarding risk management in terms of the software portfolio it is now time to turn our attention to both the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Line of Business (LoB) units.
When moving applications and services to the cloud there are always a lot of questions related to the security of data. Do I still own my data? Who has access to my data? Is my data being sold? Where is my data being stored? These are just a few examples of questions businesses ask themselves […]