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9 Ways to Minimize the Risk of a Data Leak

Keeping confidential data private and secure is one of the top challenges for any company. No matter how heavily connected you are to technology, chances are you rely on digital databases to store sensitive information about your employees, customers, and finances. When that information gets out, the risks to your business are significant. The average…

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8 Benefits of Virtual Desktop Hosting for Your Business

Are you ready to introduce virtual computing to your business? We’re not just talking about cloud backups or security measures. Increasingly organizations of all sizes are leveraging virtual desktop services to improve and streamline their operations The use of virtual desktops has exploded in recent years, and is expected to grow almost 30 percent by 2020. That’s…

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What you need to know about backing up Office 365

An increasing number of businesses are moving or have already moved to Office 365. Its market share among enterprises is now about 56%, far beyond second-place G Suite from Google. The cloud work solution offers many benefits that competitors simply can’t, from full remove access to collaboration and  One solution you might be surprised is not…

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Microsoft 365 or Office 365: Which is the Right Fit for My Business?

Microsoft is fully embracing the cloud. The software giant unveiled Microsoft 365 last year, promising full cloud capabilities for businesses looking to more effectively bundle and run their business and enterprise solutions.  At the same time, the announcement (and subsequent implementation) also revealed some branding problems. Many users have called Office 365, the cloud productivity suite…

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7 Habits of The Most Successful E-commerce Websites Owners

While the idea of building a website, snapping some photos of your products, uploading them to that site, and promoting your goods seems fairly easy and straightforward enough, anyone who runs an e-commerce business knows just how taxing and demanding this line of work can be. Although the work is difficult, it is far from impossible and…

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Cloud-scale Messaging with Azure Service Bus and Event Hubs

Sophisticated message-handling plays a central role in cloud and hybrid workflows in 2018. For Azure users, two message-handling services stand out. The first, Service Bus, is built around queues and is one of Azure’s most mature and robust services. The second, Event Hubs, is built around data streams and helps Service Bus handle event-related messages at any…

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Azure ExpressRoute – Accelerate Your Azure Connection

For security reasons, many businesses prefer to connect to their cloud resources through a virtual private network (VPN). However, the relatively sluggish performance provided by standard VPNs can fall short of the demands of mission-critical business processes and apps. To help solve this problem, the Azure team built ExpressRoute: a direct, private, secure connection to Azure that…

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An Overview of Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager is a sophisticated, cloud-based service that routes your incoming Web traffic to various instances of your website or application, according to your precise specifications. Moving beyond traditional load balancing, Traffic Manager works purely at the DNS level. As a result, once Traffic Manager has performed its task, the user’s device can access the…

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Going Global with Azure Cosmos DB

If you have an app with users all over the globe, where should you host your database? This is one of the most difficult questions faced by today’s app-builders. In most cases, any location you choose will be thousands of miles away from a significant percentage of your users. And the farther away your users…

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Azure Time Series Insights: A New Platform for Enterprise IoT

On November 15th, Microsoft announced that Azure Time Series Insights (TSI), which has been in preview since April, is now available to the general public. Part of Azure’s greater Internet of Things (IoT) suite of offerings, TSI gives companies the capacity to store and analyze enormous volumes of time series data in near real-time. Here we look…

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