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  • Blog Post: Convincing Decision Makers to Adopt Cloud Computing

    Rick Delgado feels blessed to have had a successful career in the tech industry and has recently taken a step back to pursue his passion of writing. He's started doing freelance writing where he occasionally works with tech companies like Dell Computers . He enjoys writing about new technologies...
  • Blog Post: In demand Cloud Skills for 2015

    Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training , a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 3 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. Research from the Cloud Industry Forum suggests...
  • Blog Post: Fusing Cloud and the Internet of Things

    Oleksandr Matviishyn is a Software Engineer at SoftServe, Inc . He has 4 years of experience in mobile, web and cross – platform development. Being involved in researches related to mobile and cutting edge technologies, Oleksandr also works with Healthcare, Enterprise and Security oriented solutions...
  • Blog Post: Keep your Head in the Cloud!

    Vadym Fedorov is a Solutions Architect at SoftServe , a leading global software application development and consulting company, and a regular blogger on the SoftServe United blog . Vadym has 12 years experience in enterprise application development, as well as 2 years’ experience in Cloud and operations...
  • Blog Post: Using Cloud Services to Remain Competitive

    Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes. Knowing how and when to adopt...
  • Blog Post: Unlocking the value of System Center.

    I have just returned from another series of UK IT Camps, this time at our London Headquarters in Victoria. They were well attended and it was a pleasure to meet so many @TechNetUK Twitter followers as well as some old friends, MVP’s and members of the UK Microsoft Technology Community Council...
  • Blog Post: An In-depth Look at the IoT Cloud Infrastructure

    Vadym Fedorov is a Solutions Architect at SoftServe , a leading global software application development and consulting company, and a regular blogger on the SoftServe United blog . Vadym has 12 years experience in enterprise application development, as well as 2 years’ experience in Cloud and operations...
  • Blog Post: Why adopting DevOps doesn’t have to be an all or nothing decision for IT operations teams

    Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes. The principles of DevOps mean...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Online 2015 – it gets better

    I have been out in Seattle for the last couple of weeks as a roving reporter for our upcoming TechDays Online 2015 and I have managed to get footage of some of the engineers who write the stuff we all use. I have also been having coffee with some of them to make sure we can share the very latest thinking...
  • Blog Post: Docker Containers in Windows Server vNext

    When i read this news in October 2014 I had to do a double-take, if you are anything like me (i.e. – nearly 50 and somewhat techy) then the word Docker conjures up more than one image. The predominant one in my mind is that of Doc Marten boots affectionately known in my peer group as Dockers. ...
  • Blog Post: New Era - ITSM in the Cloud with Azure OpInsights

    Samuel Erskine is driven and solutions focused IT Professional at ITProcessed Limited . The journey to the "cloud" has many roads and different modes of transport. One misconception of the cloud, I believe is, the thought that you are either a cloud consuming/providing organization or...
  • Blog Post: Wrap up of the Last 12 Months in Software Development

    By Halyna Semenova, Engagement Director at SoftServe . ‘Home Alone’ movie-marathon? Check. Sharing presents? Check. Making a wish at the stroke of midnight? Check. Now it’s high time to get back to business and draw a line under the Software Development trends prevailing in 2014...
  • Blog Post: IT Camp - Extend your Data Centre with Azure

    I have been on a journey over the last year that some of you may already be embarked on and that is to transition my skills to use cloud services and specifically Azure. For me it’s like going to America, the language is similar, the culture less so and everything over seems to be much bigger such...
  • Blog Post: IT Camps–What are they good for.

    One of the most rewarding yet most difficult part of my job over the last three years has been involved with designing and delivering something called an IT camp. So I thought it might be useful to explain what they are in case an invite lands in your mailbox. What IT Camps are: Technical. it’s designed...
  • Blog Post: What’s in store for 2015? You make your predictions

    Happy New Year Everyone! As a bit of fun we’ve collected a few predictions for 2015 and it will be interesting to see whose predictions come true! Feel free to let us know your predictions for 2015 in the comments section below! "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure – Learn it, Love it, Certify in it!

    Part of my role as a Technical Evangelist within Microsoft UK is to assist all and sundry to understand and engage with the whole range of Microsoft Solutions. This includes our Cloud offering – Microsoft Azure . What exactly is Azure and what can we do with this service? Well Wikipedia...
  • Blog Post: New Year’s Resolutions for an IT Pro

    I always struggle with making New Year’s resolutions for myself, so when I was asked to write this post suggesting a list of potential resolutions with which an IT Pro may wish to start 2015, I jumped at the chance. The first has to be Get Certified and if you are certified, either renew it...
  • Blog Post: Don’t be a turkey

    It’s not great being a turkey, pheasant or grouse at Christmas, but my Christmas sketch this year isn’t too worried as he’s a protected and valued Capercaillie. In the same same way the cloud first world might not seem like a great time to be an IT Professional but there are certain...
  • Blog Post: Roll up, roll up get your FREE Microsoft Azure BETA Exam code here.

    Within the last month, I have taken all three Microsoft Azure Certification Exams, two of them have been BETA tests. Read on and you can get you own code to take a FREE Azure BETA Exam (only 500 codes available – first come – first served) So, I post quite often about certification and...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Technology - Making Xmas Better

    Susan Smith , IT Pro Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Everyone knows that Mobile Technology is making everyone’s lives easier. But have you ever considered how it can make or break Xmas – especially for Children and Santa Clause. In the spirit of the Twelve Days of Xmas, here are twelve...
  • Blog Post: Early Christmas present for Azure RemoteApp fans.

    Yesterday Microsoft announced that Azure RemoteApp would be generally available from Thursday 11th December. Anyone who reads this blog will know that I rate this service very highly indeed. The ability to run Windows applications from any platform without having to run the infrastructure on your...
  • Blog Post: Cloud, VPS or Shared Hosting – What`s Best for Your Business?

    Vadym Fedorov is a Solutions Architect at SoftServe Inc. , a leading global software application development and consulting company, and has 12 years experience in enterprise application development, as well as 2 years’ experience in Cloud and operations optimization . Cloud computing and the...
  • Blog Post: Five Ways Cloud Could Benefit Your Business

    Vadym Fedorov is a Solutions Architect at SoftServe Inc. , a leading global software application development and consulting company, and has 12 years experience in enterprise application development, as well as 2 years’ experience in Cloud and operations optimization . As today`s businesses...
  • Blog Post: Why the new Microsoft Azure Specialist certifications are career changers

    Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training , a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 3 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. Having been part of a team that has launched...
  • Blog Post: Future Decoded – 12th November – Enterprise Mobility

    If you are at all interested in Enterprise Mobility then Wednesday 12th November at Excel in London is the place to be. This FREE event has lots going for it. Enterprise mobility is not all that is on offer. The morning is dedicated to some big-hitting keynote speakers. Including Professor Brian Cox...