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  • 7 Reasons Azure Backup is an Affordable Option for Cloud Backup

    For businesses and organizations across industries, data backups are vital. You have to make sure that even in the event something happens to your sometimes confidential data, you can quickly restore it to prevent significant hurdles to continuing your normal operations. If no backup solution is in place, even getting back to regular business ops […]

  • Microsoft Cloud Resources for Non-Profits are Making a Difference

    Technology has enabled companies in every industry to simply do more with less. That has been great news for businesses everywhere with perhaps one exception, non-profit organizations. What is ironic but hardly funny about that is this, of all the companies and organizations that could most benefit from being able to do more with less, […]

  • Amazon AWS and Other Resources for NGO’s and Nonprofits

    NGOs and Nonprofits looking to get some additional aid for their organization can do so through Amazon Web Services. Here’s some information about Amazon Web Services for NGOs and Nonprofits including data about signing up, what the various services are, and how they can help you grow your Nonprofit and perform your mission. AWS Overview […]

  • How Microsoft Cloud Resources Can Help Non-Profits Improve Their Operations

    In many ways, the operations of non-profit organizations like yours differ from its for-profit counterparts. Your goals (and value propositions) tend to be related less to helping stakeholders maximize income and more to helping your community and other social causes. Of course, that dedication also tends to come with its limitations. Managing a non-profit tends […]

  • 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 […]

  • Using Automation with Azure Services to Make Your Business More Efficient

    One of the things that Azure services are known for is providing automation for your business. Here are some examples of their services, including how you can use them to help enhance your business and increase your margins. Get Full Management for Your Internet of Things Swarm The Microsoft IoT Hub through Azure makes it so that […]