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Matt Scherocman brings more than 15 years of experience in the information technology industry to Interlink Cloud Advisors. His experience includes both the system integrator and manufacturer sides of the business. During his time at the Microsoft Corporation he was responsible for all the the Large Account Reseller (LAR) relationships in the four state Heartland Area of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Prior to Microsoft, Scherocman led a Cincinnati based IT consulting company to grow 5000% and become a Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year. He is actively involved in the strategic vision and operation decisions of the company including finance, selling strategy and marketing. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Miami University and is a Certified Expert in Microsoft licensing including speaking engagements at both Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference and Channel Partner Summit. He is a frequent contributor to leading industry publications.

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Interlink Welcomes Their Newest SQL Practice Lead, Ken Kruthaup

Interlink Welcomes Their Newest SQL Practice Lead, Ken Kruthaup

Interlink has expanded their SQL Practice and has brought on Ken Kruthaup to lead their team. Ken has worked with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses for the last 30+ years. Working both as a consultant and a Microsoft instructor for the past 21 years, Ken is well versed in many aspects of Microsoft technologies. He currently has 38 Microsoft certifications and has worked on many technologies in the Microsoft arena, yet, his area of focus has been on SQL Server. He has been certified since SQL 6.0 (1997) and recently passed the BETA SQL 2016 Admin exam.

Ken’s expertise allows him to help clients get the most of their SQL environment. This includes building redundancy, upgrades, scaling out to Azure, performance tuning, and general administrative tasks. He can create processes for immediate and long-term solutions that help clients gain the most of their SQL database environments. 


Are you interested in identifying the issues your database environment is having? Ken will conduct Interlink’s SQL Server Energize Assessment - a process is guaranteed to give you guidance toward better performance. Contact us today to discuss.

 

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The Road to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance with Microsoft and Interlink

The Road to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance with Microsoft and Interlink

In the ever-changing digital age, one of the most important things is data protection. In an effort to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU), the EU has decided to implement a new law called General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR for short. This regulation will start being enforced on May 25, 2018 and will impact almost every business that has employees, customers or potential customers in Europe.

What does the GDPR mean for your company?

With more than 160 GDPR regulation requirements, ranging from mandating a 72-hour notification for personal data breaches to regulations on how you collect, store and use personal information, it’s clear companies will need to get on the path to compliance.

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How Cloud-Based Technology Makes the Mergers & Acquisitions Process Frictionless

How Cloud-Based Technology Makes the Mergers & Acquisitions Process Frictionless

In today’s data-driven world, merging with or absorbing another company can seem stressful, to say the least. Fortunately, cloud-based technology makes it simpler than ever to integrate the infrastructures of two or more companies. It provides several benefits that allow companies to enhance their own operations, even in the middle of a merger or acquisition.

Technology Gives Options to Companies Undergoing a Merger

Today’s technology allows business owners to determine how they want to merge their data, programs, operations, and infrastructure. For example, when a company acquires another organization, it may choose to leave its infrastructure completely independent of the one acquired and simply build connectivity between them. On the other hand, it may decide to migrate both infrastructures to the cloud. Lastly, in some cases, the acquiring company may want to migrate only one company to the cloud, then integrate that service into the other’s on-site infrastructure. The availability of these options allows companies to determine which type of integration would best suit their needs for both current and future needs. View eight key ways acquiring companies can ensure IT is playing a pervasive role in executing a profitable merger.

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Stay Ahead of the Evolving Threat Landscape with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

Stay Ahead of the Evolving Threat Landscape with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

With the never-ending threat of malware, companies must continually find ways to stay ahead. How do you protect your data from these threats when they are always evolving and becoming more aggressive? Microsoft has a solution that helps protect Exchange online, Word, Excel and PowerPoint Online called Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). It is another layer of must-have security that Microsoft offers to meet all your business needs.

What exactly does Advanced Threat Protection do?

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Comparing the Office 365 Enterprise Kiosk (K1) Plan vs. Enterprise (E1) Plan

Comparing the Office 365 Enterprise Kiosk (K1) Plan vs. Enterprise (E1) Plan

Many of our clients have been asking us about the differences between Microsoft’s Office 365 Enterprise Kiosk (K1) plan and Enterprise (E1) plans and have been confused about which plan is right for the users who do not need the higher end suites. This comparison is for clients who are considering either of these two plans and want to figure out which one is a better fit for their business. 

What is an Enterprise Kiosk (K1) plan? 

Essentially, the Kiosk plan is for those that are looking for inexpensive licenses for deskless workers - users who are often working away from a desk or using a shared PC and don’t need desktop versions of Office. 

What are the differences between the K1 and E1 plan?

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