Top 5 Workloads to Move to the Cloud, part 1 of 2

By now, there's no question as to how valuable the cloud is to your business operations, but knowing that you need to embrace cloud computing isn't enough. In order to really dig in and start reaping the benefits, you need to have a solid game plan for how and where to get started. This means…
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The Latest Look at Azure Mobile Apps

These days, there's an app for just about everything. Regardless of your industry, there's a market for developing applications that your customers, clients, and even employees can tap into for superior services and functionality. In understanding this need, Microsoft's latest Azure App Service is now previewing Mobile Apps. This particular service simplifies the process of leveraging great…
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How Important is MDM to EMM in 2015?

>Any organization that makes use of mobile technology understands the need for Mobile Device Management (MDM), but that's not the only thing that you should be concerned with. Paired with mobile application management and mobile content management, Gartner, Inc. has classified MDM as one of the "three pillars" that are necessary for a complete Enterprise…
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What Happened to My Folders? Collaboration in a New Era

It's a seemingly normal Monday morning. You've filled up a cup of coffee in the break room and have taken a seat at your desk in the IT department, when suddenly your phone starts ringing off the hook with complaints: "What happened to my folders?""I can't find anything that I need!""How am I supposed to get…
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IT Security Starts and Ends with Your Team

In a previous post about mitigating your risk in the transition to cloud computing, we took a look at the factors that go into ensuring security and privacy. Although businesses place a lot of stock in choosing the most secure platforms and working with firewalls, user authentication, encryption, and other means of securing infrastructure, devices,…
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Mitigating Risk in the Cloud: It’s Easier Than You Think

The promise of cloud computing within the workplace is very compelling. Enterprises can choose from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), all of which come with their own unique set of advantages for various applications. In recent years, cloud computing has become regarded as a more practical, affordable, efficient, and effective means of doing…
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Everyone’s a User Now — Identity Management in the Cloud

Today's businesses are introducing a growing number of cloud-based services to their IT infrastructure. While doing so allows enterprises of all sizes to operate more efficiently, save money, and cater to the needs of employees and consumers, it also makes the identity management process more complex -- even at the most basic level. (more…)
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Self-Service BI: Next-Generation Analytics for the Cloud

The term "business intelligence" (often shortened to "BI") is the latest buzzword in the business lexicon, but do you actually know what it means? Sure, you know that BI has something to do with data warehouses, but what about beyond that? In addition to including decisions about data warehouses, business intelligence is deeply involved with…
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Unified Communications – It’s Time to Let Go of Your Old PBX

So you've chosen a unified communications (UC) system - maybe the system has even been deployed already; the question is are you making good use of it? Most businesses are aware of the fact that PBXs are on the decline while UC applications are on the rise. As a result, countless organizations and enterprises are…
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Is Your Organization Ready for Cloud Computing?

Out with the old and in with the new. Although traditional, server-based offerings have long remained the preferred choice for enterprise resource planning users, changes are coming. In fact, Nucleus Research has predicted that cloud-based ERP, data management, and infrastructure support will soon reign supreme; the fact that a growing number of major venders have…
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