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Metalogix Software, a provider of content lifecycle management (CLM) solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, and legacy environments, has announced that Health Care Logistics has purchased its Metalogix Migration Manager for SharePoint to migrate from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2010. The health care products distributor and manufacturer determined that if it used native Microsoft tools, migrating to the latest version of SharePoint would have taken four weeks. Leveraging the Metalogix solution the company was able to slash migration time to less than two days, allowing IT to stay focused on business-critical programs. "We needed a seamless SharePoint migration solution that wouldn't take us weeks to perform.  We just couldn't afford to recreate all our unstructured data," said Kurt Wolf, technology director of Health Care Logistics.  "Metalogix fit the bil... (more)

MDM and the Big Bang

Perhaps the biggest problem to consume organizations over the past few years was to target the implementation of MDM as the Big Bang deliverable. The Big Bang deliverable is any MDM project where the goal of the project is the total integration of all consuming operational systems by one date. I am personally not aware of a single project where this goal was achieved without delay for one reason or another. Not one. I visit many accounts and I always ask the question and I almost always get the same answer. I’m not asking for the formal reference and the customer story that the v... (more)

Bare Metal Restore in the Cloud: A How-to-Guide

They all automatically combine disaster recovery with backup, since the backups are stored offsite at the cloud provider’s data center. The better cloud backup options completely automate both backup and restore, removing what historically has been a complex, order-and process-intensive, manual task. The very best-in-class solutions will automatically create rich version histories, and also provide you with a secured, online replica copy of your data, that you can access from anywhere using just an Internet browser. However, these solutions, no matter how robust, cannot circumvent ... (more)

SANpulse Publishes 10-Step Guide to a Successful Data Migration

Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. today announced the publication of a free white paper that provides best practices for successfully transitioning data to new storage platforms. While upgrading and/or expanding storage can deliver a number of benefits, it can also result in stalled applications, lost data, business disruptions, and immobilized end users. Understanding the challenges in advance can ensure a smooth migration process for better performance, utilization & cost-savings. The white pa... (more)

The Value of Online Task-Based Video Training

By Brien M. Posey In many organizations, users who have questions about how to use various application features typically call the help desk for assistance. However, it has started becoming apparent that the help desk may not always be the best source of support in these types of situations. The Limitations of a Help Desk There are several reasons why the help desk may not be able to help the user to the degree that might have once been possible. The first reason revolves around the fact that the help desk staff is often overworked. When a user calls the help desk for assista... (more)