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About SJKParker

Discovering exceptional stakeholder value through innovative technology investments. 25+ years’ experience as a business and technology hybrid. Providing creative and challenging thinking that delivers alignment of essential business needs with innovative technology. Passionate leadership and business model transformation across large enterprises, start-ups, SMBs, and business turnarounds. Experience gained from working closely with leading software vendors on their global cloud strategy, provided associate services to industry analysts, sharing knowledge as a keynote speaker and writing a variety of books covering the Cloud space. Painting business pictures with an IT brush, providing Experience, Passion & Impact Specialties: Business model transformation, Evangelist and presenter, Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, SaaS, Office 365, Azure, Solution Architect, eProcurement, SPLA, Subscription licensing

Is your current security better than Cloud Security?

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Doing nothing is not always safer. Cloud security is a hot debate and listed as one of the top concerns across all business sizes when considering a move to cloud computing.  A “Bing” … Continue reading

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Telstra model for Office 365 lands in the US with Verizon and Sprint

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) For some years now Microsoft have had an exclusive arrangement in Australia with Telstra to offer Office365 (and BPOS before that) to the SMB sector.  Telstra make O365 available via T-Suite, a portal … Continue reading

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Exchange Hosters – integration with Windows Server 2012 Essentials

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Update – The following post provides an update on the availability of the SDK for service provider integration with WSE:http://bit.ly/WSE2012-emailoptions Key wording is – “Windows Server 2012 Essentials will include a Hosted Email … Continue reading

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Office 2013 “beta”– if you are a hoster have you ensured that it is easy to test the new office with your hosted offerings?

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Microsoft have made the big announcement about the upcoming release of Office 2013 (for a full 1 hour video http://mashable.com/2012/07/16/microsoft-takes-the-wraps-off-office-15-watch-live/). One of the items that struck me straight away is the emphasis on … Continue reading

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Service Provider Cloud visibility at Microsoft WPC 2012

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) A big concern for hosting and service provider partners over the past few years has been how Microsoft are positioning their direct to market offerings (Office 365, Azure) and how these will impact … Continue reading

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Telstra – extend time before call goes to voicemail

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Had that feeling as you run to catch a call on your mobile that it will roll over to voicemail just as you pick up the phone? If you are on Telstra then … Continue reading

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Yahoo mail, iPhone, Outlook and IMAP syncing together

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Bottom line = yes you can have imap support with the free Yahoo mail service and sync across your devices Like others I have many email accounts across various providers and accessed from … Continue reading

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NewLease Roadshow – Find your clouds silver lining

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) It’s that time of year and NewLease are running their annual Hosting roadshow over the next 3 weeks in: Brisbane (Tues 15th May) Perth (Thurs 17th May) Melbourne (Tues 22nd May) Sydney (Thurs … Continue reading

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Collection of Cloud Related Links #6

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) As part of the ongoing NewLease mission to share our passion and understanding for the Cloud, please find another collection of articles that relate to the Cloud Service Provider market: Article My comments … Continue reading

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VMware–subscription licensing focus with VSPP

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) NewLease have been successfully managing software subscription licensing programs from some of the industry leaders for some time now.  Despite this success it is no secret that in generally terms subscription licensing has … Continue reading

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