March 2019 Newsletter

Be Future Ready with BMC Next-Generation Workload Automation

First Datacorp held the event “Be Future Ready with BMC Next-Generation Workload Automation” last February 28, 2019.

FDC, in partnership with BMC Software, introduced Control-M, a Digital Business Automation system that builds upon and bridges existing infrastructure, data, and application technology platforms. Control-M speeds up and simplifies application delivery, improves SLAs, and manages the behind-the-scenes data and applications that batch jobs require. It integrates, automates, and orchestrates application workflows across on-premises, private, and public cloud environments, so jobs get delivered on time, every time. In a recent BMC survey of 650 IT decision makers in 12 countries, 92% believe adopting Digital Business Automation across the enterprise is a business imperative – the only way to keep up with technological advancement. Control-M provides a powerful vehicle for transitioning to Digital Business Automation.

With Control-M, businesses can move beyond traditional workload automation to take advantage of modern IT technologies and processes that enhance service delivery, boost employee productivity, and accelerate application deployment.

To know more about Control-M, please email ShaneA@first-datacor.com.

What’s New in Microsoft Office 2019?

If you have been eagerly anticipating the release of Microsoft Office 2019 – the wait is over!

Microsoft has packed plenty of sought after features into this brand-new version of the suite.

Office 2019 is a one-time purchase and won’t be receiving any feature updates after buying it. Certainly, there will still be a standard security and quality updates—but there won’t be any new tools or functionality added.

Here are some of the new features of Office 2019:

  • Advanced presentation features
  • In order to stay relevant, Microsoft has aincorporated more advanced presentation features in Office 2019. These include things like enhanced Morph and Zoom capabilities to help create a more sophisticated and dynamic presentation.

  • More powerful data analysis
  • When it comes to data management and analysis, Excel reigns supreme. More powerful features such as new formulas, new charts (like funnel charts and 2D maps), the ability to publish from Excel to Power BI (Microsoft’s business analytics service), and enhancements for PowerPivot and PowerQuery.

  • Improved inking features
  • Those who use Microsoft Surface devices are probably already big fans of the digital pen that allows the drawing, noting, and doodling directly onto the device’s screen. Office 2019 will introduce new inking capabilities across all apps—such as pressure sensitivity, tilt effects that adjust the ink’s thickness depending on the angle of the pen, and even a roaming pencil case, which allows the storage and organization of favorite pens, pencils, and highlighters to roam with across different devices.

  • Easier mail management
  • Microsoft has teased several new features in Outlook to take some of the hassle and headaches out of email management. These include things like:

    Updated contact cards
    Office 365 Groups
    @mentions
    Focused inbox
    Travel package cards

    To know more about Office 2019, please email HannaA@first-datacorp.com or call (02) 893 6657.