Cloud Security

Cloud Security “For Good”

Nonprofits in our communities exist to provide critical (dare I say “essential”) services to our most vulnerable neighbors. With over 1.5 million registered organizations in the United States alone, these nonprofits fill the need gap between what governments, corporations, foundations, and private citizens fund and the actual support beneficiaries (people, animals, and the environment) need.…

Driving Business Growth with Dynamics 365

Over the first part of this year, we have explored four key concepts that drive value from cloud innovation—Secure, Analyze, Automate, and Adopt. While many of the features and topics we’ve discussed have highlighted Microsoft 365 and Azure, this Insight dives into another piece of the Microsoft cloud ecosystem—Dynamics 365. Specifically, we’ll uncover how you…

Leveraging the Cloud for Compliance

Standards, maturity models, and certifications…oh my! All businesses regardless of the goods or services they provide, their size or their industry are impacted daily by the requirements of regulations and standards imposed from government, accreditation bodies, customer contracts, or just plain internal directives. Annual audits, employee education, specialized software systems, and potentially whole departments are…

Adoption in the Cloud

Over the past three months we have been exploring the key concepts that drive value from cloud innovation – Secure, Analyze, and Automate.  In this Insight we will explore the final tenet to maximizing your investment in the cloud: Adopt. Leveraging cloud-based security, analytics, and automation is a great foundation for any business solution.  However,…

Analyzing Your Data in the Cloud with AI

Technology has always been about the possibility of efficiency gains.  These efficiency gains created the notion that technology would reduce repetitive tasks and allow us to be engaged in more valuable activities.  This notion is seeing more traction now through achievements leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to augment work and enhance decisions.  The exponential growth of…

Maximize Your Investment in the Cloud

How far along on your cloud journey have you traveled?  Are you among the two in three North American enterprises—according to Forrester Research—who already rely on public cloud platforms?  Cloud-based computing is not the future; it is the present.  Industry research experts, Gartner, expect that more than 30 percent of technology providers’ new software investments have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only. …

Insights on 2019 and Looking Ahead to 2020

In 2019 we pivoted our monthly “tips,” which tended to lean towards technical in nature, to monthly “insights.” The goals of our Insights are to incorporate a technology topic, naturally, but also to highlight business benefits, opportunities and risks. This year’s Insights ranged from digital transformation strategy (and why you need one) to getting more…

The End is Here

In our May 2019 Insight we went in-depth into what Windows 7 End-of-Life means for your business.  Six month later and with only 2 months left we felt it was once again important to cover this topic.  While Microsoft has made it clear for some time now that the official end of support for Windows…