2014
Team of Heroes

We are excited to announce that we are one of the newest sponsors of CollabCon 2015! Bringing together some of the brightest minds in the industry, CollabCon 2015 is a business and information technology conference that will help you discover creative and

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Group planning

In October a vulnerability known as POODLE, affecting a core networking protocol (SSL 3.0), was disclosed. This vulnerability is an industry-wide vulnerability, meaning the risk is not specific to a single operating system or browser. The vulnerability affects the SSL

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Power Lines

Is Conservation Demand Management (CDM) worth the effort? Is it possible you are missing an opportunity to save, and conserve – and letting your customers do the same?  Do you maximize best-in-class communications planning to optimize the benefits of building

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Old technology need an upgrade

Technology has changed drastically over the last 11 years. Remember when we had to use maps to get around? Us either. But back when Window’s Server 2003 (WS 2003) was first released that’s how we did it. Looking back, a

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HR Award Best Talent Management Strategy

Navantis, a systems integrator and Canadian IT leader, is pleased to have been awarded Best Talent Management Strategy at the inaugural Canadian HR Awards Gala in Toronto. HR professionals from across the country gathered on November 7th, 2014 to honour

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

We are thrilled to announce that Nicolae Tarla has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status for Dynamics CRM! The award recognizes Nicolae’s exceptional knowledge of Dynamics and his contributions to the technical community. Among a community of

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What is Windows Azure Pack

Cloud computing is big business. The use of highly scaled, automated IT platforms is growing rapidly. According to a study conducted by McKinsey & Company, 80 percent of the large organizations in North America it surveyed are planning or have

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SharePoint Health Checks

It’s a sad but well-known fact of IT life: many organizations feel they can’t afford or justify keeping a full-time dedicated SharePoint administrator on staff. So either the job gets added to some unfortunate soul’s already full roster of duties, or worse, nobody handles on-premises SharePoint administration duties at all – leaving the platform to fend for itself.

Navantis CDN Channel Elite Award Winner

Navantis, a North American systems integrator is pleased to be recognized once again as a Canadian IT leader for delivering high business value solutions to enterprise, small-medium business and the public sector. At the prestigious 2014 CDN Channel Elite Awards,

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It took innovative thinking to successfully negotiate that contract for new equipment; the documents are signed and sealed and the equipment installed. Job well done. But it isn’t over yet. Because although today all the salient facts are at your

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August 29, 2014

The New Anti-Spam Law May Be Just What We Needed

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CRM for CASL

With the turning of the calendar to July 2014, much as been written about the implementation of the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL). Organizations’ reactions range from fear over financial penalties and jail time to utter confusion regarding compliance to outright

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Microsoft CRM partner

Navantis is thrilled to announce that our team has won the 2014 Microsoft Canada Innovation in Dynamics CRM IMPACT Award. At the Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington D.C. on July 13, 2014 Navantis was recognized for our team’s

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System Center Service manager vs ServiceNow

With more than 100 vendors operating in the market, IT service desk tools have become widely available and highly commoditized. Each year Gartner releases their ITSSM Magic Quadrant to help customers evaluate vendors and support decision making. The research is

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Think the new Anti-Spam Legislation set to go into effect on July 1, 2014 is about email? Think again. Labelled harsh, penetrating and with powers to fine up to $10 million, the legislation covers much more than spam emails. Preparation

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Visibility into service desk

IT teams are under an increasing amount of pressure to improve inefficiencies with a continuously shrinking budget. As a result, business executives are involving themselves in IT operations more than ever. According to IDC predictions, approximately 56% of technology decisions

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The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has gained an increasing amount of attention over the last few weeks. Although the legislation has been in the works since late last year it is only now that businesses have begun to understand the

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Navantis Support

Microsoft has recently released a bulletin and fix for what they have deemed a critical vulnerability affecting the Office suite of products (which includes SharePoint and its companion Office Web Apps). The vulnerability affects both SharePoint 2010 and 2013 where

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Security in the cloud

Thinking of moving your business to the Cloud?  Making the decision to move to the Cloud can cut costs, inspire innovation, and improve productivity and efficiency; all things that can propel a business ahead of its competition. But the bottom

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Richard N. Foster, former senior partner with McKinsey and best-selling author of two books “Innovation: The Attacker’s Advantage” and “Creative Destruction” promoted that, “to outperform the market, you have to change at the pace and scale of the market, without losing

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XP deadline

It’s been awhile since my PC has been compromised. Years in fact. As a road warrior I am constantly travelling, tapping into public networks and accessing critical data and applications that I need to meet deadlines, make decisions and generally

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Member Management for Associations and regulatory bodies

On March 27th, we hosted senior leaders from regulatory bodies and associations, spanning a variety of industries, for a round-table event to discuss the common issues and potential solutions these regulatory agencies & associations are currently facing. Challenges, opportunities, observations,

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Disaster Recovery and back up

It isn’t until disaster strikes that organizations often learn how vulnerable they are. A large US-based financial institution was planning a new marketing campaign. Independent research showed that customers perceived them as behind-the-times and lacking in innovation and they were

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Having just returned from the mind-blowing SharePoint Conference 2014 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, I wanted to get my thoughts and impressions down while they were still relatively fresh. A LOT went down these past 5 days, and

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February 26, 2014

Filtering partylist entities in CRM 2013

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Like everybody else out there after upgrading to CRM 2013 some customizations stopped working. Customizations, let’s not use the strong term “non-supported”, which may panic some people, but let’s refer to them as a grey area. Customizations like pre-filtering the

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Your membership constituents are your most valuable asset. Keeping and maintaining a healthy and vibrant community means consistently delivering value at every step along their relationship journey with you. For best-in-class membership organizations, this translates into continually improving services for

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Navantis Managed Services

Managing contracts is one of the most challenging tasks in any size organization today and one that has the potential to expose your company to risk along with significant financial loss through penalties incurred or bonuses not being realized. Most

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January 13, 2014

Building a Business Case for Managed Services

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The headline in the Toronto Star on Thursday, January 9 said it all “Canada viewed as Safe Haven for Cloud Computing”.  With more and more companies including cloud as part of their data and application management strategy, Canada is poised

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