How Insurance Companies Can Overcome Difficulty Attracting IT Talent

October 11, 2017 | Post by Tim Fisher | 0 Comments

What happens when an insurance company doesn’t have the IT talent required to keep its most essential IT solutions up and running? How can it ensure the business has the support it needs for its current and future technological initiatives? Outsourcing IT solutions can provide the ideal solution, and provide key benefits. 

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Hyperconvergence: Hype or Truth?

October 10, 2017 | Post by Tony Brown | 0 Comments

If your business is one of the many that have adopted a hyper converged infrastructure, no doubt you believe that hyperconvergence lives up to all the hype. Those of you that have not yet dipped your toe in the hyperconverged pool may in fact believe it isn’t worth making a change — but not for long.

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At Apple, the goal is to make amazing products that enrich their customers lives. All of their products are designed around the same principles - seamless integration between hardware and software, powerful ecosystems of applications and the best possible experience for users. 

Office Depot's blockbuster $1 billion purchase of CompuCom is not like anything we've seen before. What we have seen before are the fits and starts of large retailers getting into IT services, but not sticking to it. Staples bought managed service provider Thrive Networks in 2007 and electronics giant Best Buy purchased mindSHIFT in 2011. Both of those big retailers sold their respective MSPs in 2014. Ken Jackowitz, CompuCom's chief product officer said that CompuCom would remain "aggressively" focused on its core enterprise business, noting that the transaction is accretive to both sides of its services offerings.

Office Depot, Inc. announced it is pivoting the company from a traditional office products retailer to a broader business services and technology products platform. As the first step in this new strategic direction, the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CompuCom Systems, Inc. a market-leading provider of award-winning IT services, products and solutions that enable the digital workplace for enterprise, small and midsize businesses. 

Office Depot, Inc. ("Office Depot” or the “company”) (NASDAQ:ODP) today announced it is pivoting the company from a traditional office products retailer to a broader business services and technology products platform. As the first step in this new strategic direction, the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CompuCom Systems, Inc. (“CompuCom”), a market-leading provider of award-winning IT services, products and solutions that enable the digital workplace for enterprise, small and midsize businesses. 

CompuCom and HHS have enabled regional healthcare providers access to better information and technology that improves the delivery of quality care to patients across the region.

When Migrating to the Cloud, Dependency Mapping is the Key

October 03, 2017 | Post by Bryan Erwin | 1 Comments

Changing a tire on a race car while it's still driving around the track at top speed: That's what migrating to the cloud can feel like. You can't stop your business, so how do you keep it running while migrating data and applications at the same time?

According to Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Cloud User Survey, 57 percent of businesses cite migration concerns as one of their top five reasons not to deploy to the cloud. Successfully migrating is a challenge, but it's not impossible. 

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CompuCom is a Bronze Sponsor of Cisco Connect. Visit us at booth #32 and learn about how CompuCom & AppDynamics are helping customers with Application Performance Management.

Roland Feijoo, CompuCom’s executive vice president of IoT solutions, weighs in on the adoption of video analytics in campus security, noting that colleges have been slow to adopt the technology so far due to cost and product capabilities. Yet according to the article, “when the necessary resources are dedicated, early adopters are finding analytics to be worth the investment. And as existing cameras are replaced due to normal aging, video analytics can be a logical next step.”

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