Posts by Jess Coburn

Understanding the Impact of Google’s Mobile First Index on Your Website

It’s official: optimizing your website for mobile devices is no longer optional. Given the continuing trend of internet access through smartphones and tablets, developing an online presence with mobile users in mind has been the recommended best practice among industries for a while. But Google’s latest update moves this strategy from recommendation to absolute must.…

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How Cloud Hosting Saves You When Disaster Strikes

Many of us have experienced this scenario: you arrive at work to find that the power is out in your building. Perhaps there was a storm the night before, or some joy-rider crashed his truck into a pole holding a power line. You cannot access your company’s data because the server is down. Even those working remotely…

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Cloud Database Migration At Scale with Azure DMS

Azure Database Migration Service (Azure DMS) is a fully managed, comprehensive solution for migrating your databases to the cloud at scale. Not to be confused with Azure Migrate, which currently focuses on preparing on-premises VMs for migration, Azure DMS is an end-to-end migration solution designed for databases. The Azure team is working toward adding as many source-target…

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What services can my business really use in Azure?

Today there are dozens upon dozens of services that make up Microsoft’s Azure and many others in public preview, private preview and still under development. I was once told by a close friend and program manager at Microsoft “Jess, if it can be automated or done with software then it will be offered as a…

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Azure East US vs East US 2 – What’s the difference?

For several years now, Applied Innovations has assisted companies with Planning, Deploying, Managing and Optimizing their Azure environments.  Customers understand the difference between regions like US East and US Wesd but often ask the question “What’s the deal with Azure East US and East US 2?” So I thought I’d take a moment to go…

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Changes To Our Support Toolset for 2018

For the past 19 years, Applied Innovations has maintained a single brand promise to our customers “Make Online Business Success, Easy” which quite simply means to me that it’s our job to make it easy for our customers to succeed.  Parallel to that is one of the core values of our company “Continual Improvement in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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