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Microsoft partner of the year award winners

Microsoft South Africa recently announced its 2019 Partner of the Year Award finalists. On 25 September 2019, over 300 Microsoft Partners attended this honorary award ceremony.   First Technology Group was honoured and delighted to be awarded: 1. Microsoft Licensing Solutions Provider (LSP) of ...

IT budgets 2020: How the money will be spent, and who will spend it

Since 2016, discussions and forecasts of IT budgets for enterprises and other organisations have taken place under a cloud of uncertainty. In the US, this currently revolves around trade disputes and other geopolitical tensions, while in Europe the still-unresolved Brexit ...

Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates

Microsoft is reminding customers that one version of Windows 10 received its final security update this week and that another will fall off the support list around this time next month.The concluding update for Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 and Windows ...

Research: Mixed reality usage at companies down from previous years

Popular with gamers, mixed reality -- a combination of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) -- also provides many workforce solutions for businesses. These include, but are not limited to, simulation exercises, computer modeling, activities, and employee training and ...

How to pick the right collaboration suite

Collaboration software has emerged as a key component of the modern office environment. But in selecting collaboration tools, it's important to take into consideration the needs, work style and culture of different departments. Otherwise your organization may actually see reduced ...

A brief history of Microsoft’s Surface: Missteps and successes

Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but today its lineup of Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive and widely imitated. ...

Innovation: How to get your great ideas approved

Innovation might be something that all companies claim to aspire to in an age of digital disruption, but that doesn't mean every organisation is taking a strategic approach to creativity. While most CIOs (59%) say their goal is to have sector-leading innovation ...