Special Announcement
The true cloud experience you've always wanted for your IBM i and AIX workloads, when and where you want them, is finally here.

Back by high demand and great interest, Blair Technology Solutions is bringing an exclusive VIP event to a city near you:

  • Toronto - Thursday, Sept 26, 2019
  • Calgary - Monday, Sept 30, 2019
  • Vancouver - Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

Discussion Topics:

  • How to consume IBM Power (i) and AIX by the hour, or by month
  • Use cases where public cloud makes the most sense
  • Rapid provisioning using templates
  • and much more...
Industry Updates
The end of support for Exchange Server 2010 is January 14th, 2020. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide:

  • Technical support for problems that may occur
  • Bug fixes for issues that are discovered and that may impact the stability and usability of the server
  • Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered and that may make the server vulnerable to security breaches
  • Time zone updates

With the date fast approaching, this is a great time to explore your options and prepare a migration plan.
Finding the right cloud data management solution for your business can be difficult due to the number of potential vendors and seemingly similar offerings. Without digging deeper to uncover the details, you run the risk of selecting a solution that can result in exorbitant hidden fees, unmet service level agreements (SLAs) or vendor lock in. 
More than ever before employees are using multiple devices for business purposes and creating sensitive corporate data. With security threats increasingly coming in through endpoints, organizations need new layers of security though endpoint protection.

Blair Endpoint Data Protection protects and manages unlimited endpoint backup, and ensures data can be easily synchronized from anywhere, anytime and any device.
Want to move mailboxes with no user interruption? Let Blair help you:

  • Fast track to Office 365 in one week
  • Fixed price to mitigate your risk
  • Smooth on-boarding process to ensure technology adoption
  • Flexible migration methods to meet your budget and requirements

Upcoming Event
IBM Systems Technical University
October 7-11, 2019 Las Vegas, NV
Calling all techies! Don't miss the opportunity to gain new skills to harness the power of IBM Systems technologies. You can:

  • Sharpen your expertise with 100s of sessions led by IBM Distinguished Engineers and product experts…the A-team of the IBM Systems community
  • Experience the latest technology via demos geared to all skill levels
  • Test-drive new products from IBM and IBM Business Partners in the Solution Center
  • Expand your professional network when you connect with product developers and industry leaders
  • Learn from your peers via networking sessions and discussions on real-world IT challenges and successes

John's Corner
According to a recent IDC study, 74% of C-suite executives believe legacy systems contain trapped value and 84% of them want to maintain the best of legacy while moving to new technologies.

Legacy Modernization is a strategic initiative that enables you to apply the latest innovations in development methodologies, architectural patterns, and technologies to refresh legacy IT environments and unlock IT agility. Is your IT spending focused on the right priorities? How do you overcome the challenges on the path to IT Modernization?  Send me a note  and let's get the conversation going.