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About SJKParker

Discovering exceptional stakeholder value through innovative technology investments. 25+ years’ experience as a business and technology hybrid. Providing creative and challenging thinking that delivers alignment of essential business needs with innovative technology. Passionate leadership and business model transformation across large enterprises, start-ups, SMBs, and business turnarounds. Experience gained from working closely with leading software vendors on their global cloud strategy, provided associate services to industry analysts, sharing knowledge as a keynote speaker and writing a variety of books covering the Cloud space. Painting business pictures with an IT brush, providing Experience, Passion & Impact Specialties: Business model transformation, Evangelist and presenter, Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, SaaS, Office 365, Azure, Solution Architect, eProcurement, SPLA, Subscription licensing

When the going gets tough, the tough innovate.

(Stephen Parker, Senior Industry Evangelist, 1visionOT) It’s only a few years since “Cloud”, Big Data” and “Mobile” seemed like the bright shiny things. Now they are just mainstream with most of the major vendors trumpeting their current leadership or planned … Continue reading

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The 20 Habits of Brilliant Presenters

(Stephen Parker, Senior Industry Evangelist) Presenting can be exhilarating, but it can also be the stuff of nightmares. The pleasure of sharing ideas and seeing the light bulbs go off in the audience as the message lands can quickly be … Continue reading

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All about #Focus and @Microsoft – Citrix Summit 2016 Las Vegas

(Stephen Parker, Senior Industry Evangelist) It’s been an interesting year for Citrix and it was with excitement and interest that I headed over to Las Vegas for the 2016 Citrix Summit. I had been invited by Citrix to present on … Continue reading

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FIX: Protected View error opening Office documents from Outlook

Quick Fix: Go to Outlook Click File tab, then Options and finally Advanced Now scroll down to “Display” and check the “Disable hardware graphics acceleration” option According to a post by “David at DRA” this is due to a graphics … Continue reading

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IT world splitting apart–value creation or damage limitation?

Within days of each other two of the IT industry heavy weights have announced that they are splitting their business down the middle: HP split into Enterprise and Personal businesses( Symantec split along Information management and Information security lines … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host – High CPU on Windows 8 – FIXED (Look at your PDF iFilter)

If you don’t want to read any of this article and just want to fix the problem that I found: It turned out to be a problem with the iFilter for PDFs within Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host specifically 64 … Continue reading

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ARN ICT Industry Awards–lots of clouds but still plenty of on-premise

Hot on the heals of the announcement for the Microsoft Australian Partner Awards (MAPA) comes the ARN ICT Industry Awards:  It is obviously exciting to see lots of finalists who have positioned themselves for success with a focus on … Continue reading

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Disruption in IT – is it really as disruptive as we think?

I have spent my IT career doing the odd stuff, working on projects that were considered strange and not mainstream and working for companies that have been working in “new” areas.  It has been fun and I have enjoyed being … Continue reading

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Oh Cortana, how you surprise me in positive ways

Quick background So I’m a geek and I enrolled in the Windows Phone dev preview program so I could get Windows Phone 8.1 onto my Lumia 925 asap. I have been really pleased with many of the updates e.g. action … Continue reading

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How will the 14% Challenger mindset shape Microsoft’s FY15?

Obviously this is what Satya Nadella and his executive team at Microsoft are paid the big $s for.  But here are my thoughts and observations: In the good old days IBM sold you the hardware and gave you the software. … Continue reading

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