Let’s start by being honest here – it’s fair to say that the IT sector doesn’t have a legacy reputation for being the most exciting industry, (think back to the IT Crowd), but as technology advances and the spotlight intensifies, the widespread old-hat perception is beginning to change.
To clarify, we at Chalkline like to think of ourselves as an outgoing, dynamic, and thoroughly entertaining bunch, so when Microsoft announced that this year’s Inspire event was going to take place in Las Vegas again, we confirmed our place immediately.
Because that’s the kind of people we are.
We all use Skype for Business (SfB), right? For those of you that don’t know what SfB is, it’s the instant communication element of Office 365. It’s chat, calling, conferencing, video, sharing all bundled into one application. It really is an amazing product!
One of our clients called us recently as they had a flood in their server room and there had been serious hardware damage. They share the building with a few other companies and also share the server room which was in the basement of the building.
About 4 weeks ago, one of our clients who shall remain anonymous called us in a panic. During the night, they had been burgled and 4 laptops which were key to the running of their business had been stolen.
The core focus of our business is around the Microsoft Cloud stack, specifically Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite and Microsoft Azure, but when we counted exactly how many services we provided, there were 40+ individual products and services!
On 7th September 2016 Microsoft was officially the first global public cloud provider to offer a complete and trusted cloud solution from data centres in the UK.