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    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 […]


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    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 […]


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    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 […]


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    5 Aspects of Implementing a HIPAA Compliant Cloud You Need to Know

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been in use for 20 years now. It enforces a standard that helps protect medical records and other personal health information. Basically, it ensures healthcare organizations implement specific security measures when it comes to electronic data. That’s why working with a HIPAA compliant cloud – that respects the law’s […]


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    Cloud Backup: Why It Works and Why You Should Use It

    Cloud backup is rapidly becoming the go-to method of backing up data. It is significantly more efficient than other options. Disaster recovery methods have improved over the past few years. But they are not yet at a level where you can say you no longer need a backup solution. We wanted to showcase exactly why […]


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    Cloud Hosting: What Goes Into It and How It Benefits You

    Cloud hosting solutions have grown to be considered a necessity for any eCommerce or web project. It’s no wonder why. Growing traffic is a goal most business owners have, but it doesn’t just take care of itself. It must be properly managed if you aim for the best business outcome.  In technical words, cloud hosting is IaaS […]


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    The 3 Top Challenges You Might Encounter with Azure Migration

    If you run an online business, you’ve probably heard of Azure – the Microsoft PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) since 2008. If not, you will most likely stumble upon it when you consider switching to a cloud hosting platform. Cloud hosting became very popular due to its lucrative qualities as compared to dedicated servers. However, moving your data to a cloud […]


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    The Pros and Cons of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery

    Recent statistics show that an hour of downtime costs a small business around $8,000. If disaster strikes, you need to be prepared. It’s no wonder why cloud backup has become the next big thing. After all, business data can be lost quickly, and it can cost you everything. It seems that 51% of small businesses still use […]


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    How to Choose the Right Cloud Hosting Solution for an eCommerce Website

    Global eCommerce sales are expected to reach 1.5 trillion dollars by 2018. This means that the massive expansion of online stores is not likely to slow down. To stay relevant in this highly-competitive environment, your online store will need to overcome several challenges. As the competition heats up, your cloud hosting solution needs to keep […]


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    Introducing the Windows Cloud Advanced Monitoring Platform Monthly Reports

    Yesterday I blogged about our new “Executive Summary Report” which for most businesses provides the ‘right-sized’ amount of information on their service and what if any follow up actions need to happen but for many that are technically inclined they want to see more data. Well, for those of us that fit that mindset I […]