Virtual desktops are said to save money – PUC Chronicle – Purdue University Calumet#.TtT1ALLNltl

 “‘It’s a very cost effective solution for managing desktops. There are around 3,500 desktops that we manage around campus now, and we could manage all of those through a single cloud device…We are so overwhelmed with servicing the amount of actual desktops on campus, and we can’t afford to hire staff to manage them all.'” Read More… 

Recognize Best-of-Breed to Maintain the Competitive Edge

In today’s world of endless competing products and services, recognizing best-of-breed has never been more important. Save time, headaches and that stressful feeling of, “am I missing something,” by adopting the best of breed solution in a particular space, then not second guessing yourself.

Many companies are built from the ground up to provide solutions and services in a core competency. However, the constant Wall Street pressure to grow revenues and profits often forces these companies into perhaps related but mostly unfamiliar waters.  As a result, we’re constantly prospected by numerous “big boys” to switch to their product or solution.

For example, consider search engines and email/document services. Google is the best-of-breed solution in the search engine space. Microsoft: please stop trying to get me to switch to Bing! When it comes to email & document services, Microsoft’s Exchange server, Office software and related Office 365 online service runs circles around Gmail and Google Docs. Google: please stop trying to compete with Microsoft in this space!

Now we’re not saying that we shouldn’t foster competition. That’s the American way! However, we are saying that the constant battling between these already large and successful enterprises causes unnecessary headaches for their customers.  The browser wars will continue so we only ask: please don’t break each other’s systems.

In short, recognize best-of-breed, go with it, and don’t second guess yourself.