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Metalogix, a provider in content lifecycle management (CLM) solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange and legacy environments, on Wednesday announced SharePoint Migration Manager for Google Apps, a new solution that allows existing Google Apps and Docs customers to migrate their data to SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint Online. "Customers consistently tell us they need enterprise-class productivity tools with improved security to help their users do their jobs effectively and efficiently," said Jared Spataro, director of SharePoint product management at Microsoft. "Customers feel SharePoint 2010 is the logical choice over Google Apps. The Metalogix SharePoint Migration Manager for Google Apps provides a straightforward option for those customers to migrate to SharePoint 2010 without losing the investment in their existing content." Metalogix' SharePoint Mig... (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)

Queplix Offers Best Practices for Data Integration

by Michael Zuckerman, CMO, Queplix The explosion in information technologytools and capability has accelerated. Our information technology environment is moving at absolute light-speed. Yet, the back of data integration is broken. 90% of customers are using 20-year old ETL technology designed to move batch files into the data warehouse at 1:00 am. It is a manual process. Worst of all, is that some vendors have even put this 20-year old technology in their newly minted 1-year old cloud. Who wants 20-year old technology in a 1-year old cloud? To add insult to injury, data quality i... (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)