Category Archives: Cloud

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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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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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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Collection of Cloud Related Links #5

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) My list of interesting articles is growing quicker than I can pass them on so this should in theory provide greater choice. Hopefully I have selected the more interesting ones. As always there … Continue reading

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Collection of Cloud Related Links #4

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) My ongoing quest for interesting (IMHO) cloud related articles continues.  Having started in January I cannot believe that we are already in March – I’m not sure I have kept a New Year … Continue reading

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Heresy: in the cloud era ongoing value is as important as margin to reseller profitability

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Assertion: Margin is a key business metric, however in the cloud era the following 3 KPI’s challenge it for the throne: Customers perception of Time to value Delivering additional services at marginal cost … Continue reading

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Collection of Cloud related links #3

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Update #3 now heading your way. Lots going on at the moment in the Microsoft world, both Cloud and traditional Windows. The 29th February seemed to sum up so much of the challenges … Continue reading

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