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  • Do I buy Azure Direct or through a partner?

    Applied Innovations has always been on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to the Internet, Cloud Computing and Microsoft technologies, so it’s no wonder that Applied Innovations was among the earliest managed services provider to deliver services on top of Microsoft Azure.  Over the past few years, we’ve seen a growing interest in […]

  • Should You Migrate Your Data to Azure or AWS?

    Businesses are moving to cloud services in large numbers. The move promises flexibility, reliability, and economy. It saves having to maintain and upgrade an on-premises server, and it allows unlimited growth without having to acquire new hardware. Cloud data storage is especially attractive, since it’s scalable, accessible from anywhere, and protected against data loss. The […]

  • Which is better: WooCommerce or Magento?

    With the growing popularity of e-commerce for business, many online shopping platforms have risen to meet the needs of growing companies. Two e-commerce platforms, in particular, have managed to stand apart as forces to be reckoned with in the world of online shopping. These e-commerce platforms are WooCommerce and Magento. If you are looking to […]

  • 5 Steps to Make Your Website Accessible and Avoid a WCAG Lawsuit

    More than 100 businesses—including Home Depot, Footlocker, Brooks Brothers and Sears—have been successfully sued in federal court and forced to pay expensive settlements because their websites were not accessible to people with disabilities.  According to Accessibility Works: “Website accessibility lawsuits and threatened claims have become big business…More law firms are filing lawsuits or sending demand […]

  • Google Rich Snippets and Why Your Site Needs Them

    Keeping up with Google’s changing algorithms often feels like a full-time job. It’s also one that is well worth the effort if you want your online store to get noticed above your competitors. By optimizing your website for search engines, you’re able to sell your products to a wider audience–and Google’s Rich Snippets is a […]

  • 5 Reasons The Federal Government Went Cloud and the Lessons Enterprise Can Learn From the Journey

    Over the past decade, the cloud has gone from being a risky proposition to a “sure thing,” regarding thinking in federal IT circles. Federal mandates, originating in the previous administration were driven hard by high-profile events like federal website launch failures and data breaches, making a move to cloud computing a top priority. Many smaller […]

  • Applied Innovations does Windows and a whole lot more.

    Most of our clients know us because of our close relationship with Microsoft and the fact that we’ve been a recognized leader for hosting Microsoft technologies in the Cloud for the past 18 years, but few people know that we do a whole lot more than just Windows. Over the past few years we’ve built […]

  • We’re turning 18 and giving away free Awesome Antispam!

    We’re turning 18, but instead of celebrating with cake, we’re giving away free Awesome Antispam! This month, we at Applied Innovations are celebrating our 18th year of helping businesses succeed online. During those years, the Internet (and now the cloud) has changed business substantially. In 1999, the Internet was transitioning from being used strictly by […]

  • How to Protect Your Company from the Rogue IT Ex-Employee

    It’s become fairly common to hear horror stories of the ex-employee who decided to “take the company down in flames” as they exited. Be it extortion, like what happened in Indiana in January,  or the ex-employee who maintains a backdoor account and proceeds to hack your data. It is important in this day and age […]

  • Which Azure Region is the Best?

    Which Azure Region is the Best?

    When looking at hosting on Azure, the first question you’ll undoubtedly have is which region is the best? The fact of the matter is there are some 26 different regions you can host in Azure and not all regions are equal.  Here’s a quick 5 step approach to help you decide which Azure Region is […]