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  • 5 Things Every Company Can (and Should) do Today to Prepare For a Unplanned Outage

    In most situations, power outages are inconvenient. They disrupt daily operations, and change project timelines. But when they last, or lead to data loss, inconvenient can easily become devastating. Put simply, your business should have a plan in place for protecting against power outages. The human effects of recent natural disasters are undeniable, and their […]

  • Keep Your Business Safe with Azure Security Services

    Azure Security Center and services is one of the Azure services that businesses can use to make sure that they keep their company safe across multiple platforms and in multiple different situations. Here are a few of the benefits to Azure Security Center, including how you can leverage it to stay safe in a dangerous […]

  • How Cloud Storage Can Help Your Business After a Natural Disaster

    No matter where your business is located, there is always the risk of a natural disaster coming in and upending everything you have been working hard to keep secure. Whether it is a tornado, earthquake, hurricane, or other, the physical premises of your business can be vulnerable to harm if not utter destruction. You cannot […]

  • Run Windows 10 in the Cloud with Microsoft’s Multitenant Hoster Program

    Until recently, Microsoft customers running Windows 10 on a virtual machine had only two choices: on-premise and Microsoft Azure. Now there is a third option: third-party hosts. The new option comes courtesy of Microsoft’s new Qualified Multitenant Hoster Program (QMTH Program), which extends Windows 10 virtualization rights to authorized third-party cloud hosts for the first time. Below […]

  • What is Azure Security Center?

    Azure Security Center is an advanced, unified security management platform that Microsoft offers all Azure subscribers. Features of the standard offering include security health monitoring for both cloud and on-premises workloads; security threat blocking through access and app controls; adjustable security policies for maintaining regulatory and standards compliance; security vulnerability discovery tools and patches; and advanced threat detection through […]

  • 5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud with Azure SQL Database

    As an alternative to expensive, relatively inflexible onsite database solutions, database-as-a-service (DBaaS) providers offer flexible, cloud-based databases as a subscription service. One of the most widely used and trusted DBaaS platforms is Azure SQL Database. There are at least five compelling reasons to transition to the cloud model for your SQL database with Azure: cost savings; […]

  • How to Supercharge Your E-Commerce Efforts With Azure Services

    As we move deeply into the holiday season, the possibilities and limitations of e-commerce are once again becoming clear. Consumers across industries increasingly shop online; in fact, the majority of Americans now prefer to do so, that number goes to 67 percent for younger generations. Of course, that increased desire for online shopping has also increased competition. […]

  • Leveraging Predictive Analytics with Azure Machine Learning Studio

    In recent years, AI has been playing an increasingly central role in the development of both consumer and enterprise solutions. Nonetheless, up to this point many businesses have shied away from leveraging this emerging technology because the learning curve has been too steep, and the barriers to entry too high, for their teams. However, Microsoft’s […]