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Migrating to Office 365 Part Three

This blog is Part 3 of our multi-part series in which we are exploring typical scenarios for migrating to Office 365. In Part 1 we went through the Office 365 Trial sign-up process and configured ‘connected accounts’ to allow e-mail from our test users’ production e-mail environment to be synchronized to our Office 365 Trial […]

Tips for Moving to the Cloud: Managing IT Staff

I have been in the IT industry since 1979. I started as a hardware technician when data entry was done with card punches and readers. It was a time before standards were in place and every vendor did what they pleased. I pre-date the PC, internet and email as a common tool for communication. I […]

Tips for Moving to the Cloud: #1 Plan Exit Strategy

People look at me in disbelief when I advise them to plan an exit strategy before they move a single byte of data to the cloud.  “Don’t you believe in the Cloud?” they inquire.  It really has nothing to do with my faith in cloud computing and for the record, I believe it is the […]

Migrating to Office 365 Part Two

Exploring typical ‘Migrating to Office 365′ scenarios. This blog is Part 2 of our multi-part series in which we are exploring concerns when migrating to Office 365.  In Part 1, which is available at here, went through the Office 365 Trial sign-up process and configured ‘connected accounts’ to allow e-mail from our test users’ production e-mail environment […]

AppZero Partners with SerenITaaS

New Gold Partner Simplifies Cloud and Server Migration AppZero, provider of the only automated tool to “up-level” server applications to a new operating system or the cloud, today announced that Ontario-based SerenITaaS has joined the AppZero Partner Program as a Gold Partner.   AppZero, provider of the only automated tool to “up-level” server applications to a new […]

Migrating to Office 365 with SerenITaaS

Migrating to Office 365 – Part 1 – The Trial Process This blog is the first of multi-part series in which we will explore typical scenarios of migrating to Office 365. We’ll start by walking through the Office 365 Trial process in Part 1 because we know that like any other major purchasing decision most […]

Top 10 Features of Office 365

Our Selected Top 10 Office 365 Features While it’s broadly understood that Office 365 includes business class e-mail, online conferencing, intranet team sites, and the latest version of the Office Suite of applications. There are many additional features of Office 365 that provide exceptional functionality and business value that aren’t so well known.  For this […]

Windows Server 2003 End of Life

Keep Calm and Migrate your Applications By now most IT Managers know that Windows Server 2003 end of life is approaching. Support for the product ends July 14, 2015 and managers are very aware of the primary concerns (lack of support, security updates, compliance issues, etc.) associated with failing to move applications to a supported version of […]

Addressing Canadian Concerns over Data Sovereignty

As more Canadian companies seek to move to the cloud, often the first question asked is, “Where will my data be stored?” Of course the answer to this question is “not in Canada” if the company is contemplating utilizing either Microsoft or Amazon for their cloud services. This inevitably leads to a discussion around Management […]

How Secure is the Cloud?

Cloud Security and Cost Savings with the Cloud When customers walk into the SerenITaaS office they often notice a sign that reads, “Think Outside the Box.” While it may be a cliché, everyone is encouraged to think outside their comfort zone. It is imperative for modern IT management to think outside the box. But it is […]