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Microsoft Azure: What Is It and Why Is It Important

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If you're invested in Microsoft technologies, migrating to the cloud, using the Internet of Things (IoT) or considering a move to DevOps, you need to be aware of Azure. You’ve probably heard of Azure — especially if you're familiar with the concept infrastructure as code — but you may not be clear on its finer points. So, what is Azure? Simply put, Azure is Microsoft's public cloud service. Like its competitors, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud, Azure offers infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) but also storage, databases, active directory and a host of other services.

Lift & Shift or Cloud Native? Your Guide to Moving to the Cloud.

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It's the new year; you’ve taken stock of your business priorities and you’ve made an important decision: your organization is moving to the cloud in 2019. That’s a good call — according to InfoWorld, 9 out of 10 companies will be running at least partially on the cloud by the end of this year. Now you just have to figure out how you’ll make that move. Will you migrate using a Lift and Shift approach? Will your strategy be Native Cloud?

Are you feeling disappointed by your business’s technology? Here are 6 reasons to call an IT consultant.

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You've invested a lot in your technology but it's not working out the way you were hoping. The software or infrastructure you were sold was supposed to solve all your business's problems — things were supposed to get easier for you and your employees. But what seemed like a good idea when you were making that purchase, has turned into a hassle and now you are seriously considering kicking your IT to the curb and starting over. Hold on right there because we have good news and bad news.

Everything You've Wanted to Know About Microsoft Office 365 But Have Been Afraid to Ask

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If you've used a computer any time in the last 30 years, you're familiar with Microsoft Office and its iconic tetrad of applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You buy them and they live on your computer forever. Or, back in the day, you'd buy a computer and Office would come as part of the package. That was a different time. Today we're living an era of cloud computing and remote work, and Microsoft adapted to that, releasing Microsoft Office 365 in 2011.

Three Tips to Building a Compelling Cloud Business Case

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The cloud. Magical. Mysterious. Nebulous. So pervasive in the IT world that Google parodied it for an April Fools day in 2015: This is the world's first cloud offering running on servers located in the troposphere, inside actual clouds. Google Actual Cloud on Youtube Parodies aside, we talk a lot about the cloud because there can be significant reasons to use it. A good use of cloud based technology can help your company be more: