A few years ago, the cloud was met with uncertainty and skepticism by a majority of the business world. However, today it seems inevitable that on-premises systems will be in peril (at least those without any form of cloud deployment option). Cloud computing – a concept that boasts simplicity in deployment, operation and licensing – has, amongst other things, changed IT and business management across all industries.Continue Reading
What is the cloud? Everyone’s heard of it. We all use it in some way. But how do you define it?
Many think of “the cloud” as an abstract invisible place up in the sky – but in reality, it is just a type of computing where individuals and devices rely on a third party to manage their data and computer processing through the internet. Instead of all the computer hardware and software sitting on your desktop or somewhere inside your company’s network, this is now provided as a service over the internet.
Microsoft Azure’s rebranding in March 2014 represented a new strategic approach for Microsoft – it vigorously embraced the cloud and publicly proclaimed that the cloud was the future of computing. Since then, Azure has continued to gain attention in the media and amongst analysts.
What makes Azure stand out? Read on to learn about its features and what differentiates it from the competition.
When it comes to managing IT for your business, you can never have too much help.
The shift to the cloud and outsourced IT functions (and even entire IT departments) has massively increased over the past several years. Executives now expect even higher productivity – at lower costs – from their IT investments. They are determined to find ways that will enable the organization to get out of the Data Center business and instead focus on their core competencies and strategic goals.
Although the cloud is rapidly becoming a permanent fixture in the IT landscape, companies are still determining whether migrating to a distributed computing architecture is the right move for them. They can rest assured that the cloud lowers costs and boosts efficiency levels.
However, in order to reap the maximum benefits of the cloud, best practices should be followed to ensure that the migration goes smoothly. Read on to learn what you should keep in mind when moving to the cloud.