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Preview Office 2013

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Microsoft has announced a preview Office 2013 which you are now able to try. The Office 2013 preview has the desktop versions of Access, Excel, InfoPath, Lync, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word, all with the Metro-style interfaces.

One of the big changes with the new Office is in its enhanced integration with the cloud system. All work is now available through the skydrive which gives all users involved access to the latest copy of a document. Watch the preview to see some of the latest features HERE.

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august 31, 2012 at 10:38 am

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Three in Four companies embracing the cloud

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Many are suggesting that cloud will take over as the new platform for storage, and many studies are now supporting it. A recent study shows that over three in four are going to embrace the cloud.   Source: www.cloudcomputingpath.com

In a recent study by RHT (Robert Half Technology) it was found that only 23% of CIOs and IT directors around the UK have said that they are not planning to migrate their IT systems to the cloud.

Medium & Large companies leading the charge In addition, although many previous surveys suggested that smaller companies were among the first to migrate, RHT’s research shows that 38% of them are not likely to migrate. 92% of medium companies and 88% of large companies are embracing cloud.

Why? The research also shows that the main barrier to migrate is still security. 45% of the respondents not embracing the cloud said that it was their key concern. Other concerns included Data integrity, costs, speed of service and continuity of service.

RHT senior Manager Neil Hedges stated “It’s surprising that so many heads of IT appear to have not embraced the value of cloud technology, although this may be partly due to the lack of understanding of the benefits and how it can be applied to their organisation”.

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august 30, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Big Data, the big thing happening to the internet

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To first talk about big data, it is important to understand what it is. The term ‘Big Data’ is usually used to define a Big Data Platform. This is a data set that can handle sizes much larger than the average software tools can.
 An example of a Big Data tool is Hadoop, which is used to handle large quantities of data to capture, manage and process.
This year, Gartner updated the definition of ‘Big Data’ to the following «Big Data are high-volume, high-velocity, and/or high-variety information assets that require new forms of processing to enable enhanced decision making, insight discovery and process optimization.»

Why Big Data is a Big Thing

Big data is changing what computers can do. Without it, Google would have not been what it is today as the sheer quantity of information has grown significantly. It is changing things for three reasons:
1. It handles huge amounts of information in all types of formats
2. Its fast, almost instant
3. It uses low cost hardware making it affordable
For these three reasons it’s solving several problems companies would normally face.
Pat Gelsinger, the Chief Operating Officerof the storage giant EMC stated that big data is a $70 billion market and is growing at a massive 15-20% a year. Almost every tech company is interested and are investing heavily in ‘Big Data’ products and services.

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august 29, 2012 at 9:39 am

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Hightlights from Gartners Hype Cycle

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One highlight of the Hype Cycle is the quick adaptation for organisations to buy SaaS (Software as a Service) which allows Gartner to predict that more than 50% of companies will use SaaS applications by 2015. Another important highlight is that cloud email is expected to be used in 10% of organisations, which was a surprising drop since previous hype cycle forecasts where close to 20%.

 
The factors driving the SaaS adoption is the overcoming of IT and budget limitations and the increase in ‘big data’. Big data will have a strong impact within organisations in 2-5 years.
Markets of cloud management business processes are expected to increase annually by 25%. There has been an increase in the interest of cloud solutions for MDM (Master Data Management). The MDM cloud solutions involve the following leading suppliers: Cognizant, Data Scout, IBM, Informatica, Oracle and Orchestra Network.
One of the most notable highlights is that by 2014, the personal cloud is expected to replace the PC as the main data management for a user’s digital life. And an impressive 75% of enterprises surveyed by Gartner are planning to move to cloud computing by 2014.
When is your company planning to move to the cloud?

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august 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm

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Hvorfor eksamener blir hardere

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Microsoft Learning forklarer i denne blogg hvorfor eksamener blir hardere. Liberty Munson forklarer også hvilke ny type spørsmål testdeltakere skal forberede seg på. For mere informasjon på Microsoft Learning, besøk her.

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august 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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Behold roen

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Økonomien er nede i en dobbel bølgedal, og du har hørt rykter om folk som har mistet jobben, du har ikke nok penger til den nye bilen du har ønsket deg, eller du kan ikke kjøpe den diamanten kjæresten eller kona ønsker seg.

Alt vi kan si er:

 

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august 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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Nytt SAP CRM Fundamentals-kurs lansert

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Firebrand har lansert et nytt, 10-dagers akselerert kurs for sertifisering i SAP Certified Application Associate CRM Fundamentals. Det nye SAP-kurset vil bidra til å forbedre dine ferdigheter i SAP Customer Relationship Management.

For å få SAP-sertifiseringen må du bestå følgende eksamen:

  • SAP® Certified Application Associate – CRM Fundamentals med SAP® CRM 7.0 Ehp1 (kode: C_TCRM20_71)

SAP® CRM-sertifiseringen vil bevise din forståelse av SAP® CRM med grunnleggende ferdigheter og navigasjon. Du vil lære om: masterdata, organisasjons- og produktadministrasjon, transaksjonsbehandling, salg og markedsføring, kundeservice, konfigurasjon og vedlikehold av mellomvare, fakturering, prissetting, samhandlingskanaler og CRM-rapportering.

Når du er sertifisert, blir du en SAP Certified Application Associate innen CRM Fundamentals med SAP® CRM 7.0. Du vil kunne administrere firmaets SAP® CRM og få den nødvendige kompetansen for roller som: SAP CRM-konsulent, medlem av prosjektteam, analytiker eller instruktør.

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august 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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