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selling managed servicesIt can sometimes be challenging for CIOs, IT Directors and other Senior IT Managers within the business to get the CFO or The Board’s buy-in for an IT project.

Many find it even more difficult when they are considering proposing a managed service model, where the third party manages the IT Service Desk and/or parts of IT support, taking over an in-house function.

july 29Today is the official release day of Windows 10 and Microsoft has confirmed it will be the last major version of the Windows operating system.

What does this mean for you and your business? 

windows 10At the last major Microsoft conference in May ‘Build 2015’, most of the attention was on the upcoming release of Windows 10. It is without doubt the major Microsoft product launch of 2015.

And now it is official. The release date of Windows 10 has been confirmed as 29th July.

With less than two months to go, we are well into speculating, along with all the other tech press & observers, about what is to come. Is Windows 10 going to materially impact the way we work and manage our IT? Will it be the last major Windows version we’ll have to move on to? Is it finally ‘the one’ we’ve been waiting for?

As we get closer to the release date, Microsoft is beginning to slow down their Technical Preview updates, but here are some of our observations about what’s to come…

the rise of office 365Thinking about moving to Office 365 this year? This article looks at the factors contributing to the apparent lack of adoption of Office 365 amongst larger businesses and why 2015 might be the year of the 'Rise of Office 365 in Enterprise'.

alarm clockAdrian Polley, CEO, explains how many IT departments will view Release Candidate 1with mixed feelings. This gives even less reason to consider a move to Windows Vista, but also reinforces the fact that Windows XP is mortal and entering its twilight.