Microsoft Azure


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.

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Microsoft Azure: What You Need to Know

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.

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How Can Microsoft Help You with Your Digital Transformation?

There are many people in the enterprise who scoff at the term “digital transformation.” However, they ignore the fact that digital transformation is already taking place. They’ll be left behind if they don’t embrace technological changes that enable them to be more efficient and productive.

Microsoft offers a number of services that will help you undergo a digital transformation so that you can remain competitive in the marketplace – read on to learn which offerings might be right for you.

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Webinar: Trusting the Microsoft Cloud

For you to realize the benefits of the cloud, you must be willing to entrust your cloud provider with one of your most valuable assets – your data.

If you’re considering moving your business systems to the cloud, then you’re invited to join this webinar as Pham Nguyen of Microsoft discusses Microsoft Azure.

Thursday, June 29
4pm EST / 1pm PST

Register Now!

This webinar will explore:

  • Security – How we keep your data safe.
  • Privacy – How you own and control your data.
  • Transparency – How your data is stored and accessed.
  • Compliance – How we conform to global standards.
  • Protection – How we backup and restore your instances.

If you invest in a cloud service, you must be able to trust that your data is safe, that the privacy of your data is protected, and that you retain ownership of and control over your data – that it will only be used in a way that is consistent with your expectations.

Join us and learn why Azure should be your trusted cloud.


Microsoft Envision 2016: See You In Booth #1009

Will your team be at the upcoming Envision conference next week in New Orleans? If so, please be sure to stop by Booth #1009 – we’ll be discussing:

  • [Case Study] AX and Mobile – Learn how companies like Stanley Steemer are going mobile with AX and Merit Solutions.
  • [Case Study] AX Rescues – Learn how we help companies turn around existing AX initiatives, getting costs under control and projects back on track.
  • AXcelerate – Rapid deployment option for future Microsoft Dynamics AX deployments and upgrades.
  • MAXLife – Microsoft Dynamics AX for Pharma, Med Device, and Biotech companies.
  • MeritCare – US-based Support for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

There’s been a lot going on in the world of AX lately – especially with the formal launch of the “new” AX (formerly AX 7). And enterprise mobility, big data, cloud / Azure and the Internet of Things will be front and center at Envision.

We hope to see you down in NOLA!


How Cloud Based ERP Solutions Benefit You

Statistics show that majority of businesses have saved money by moving to the cloud. Once thought to be a huge security risk, businesses now welcome the cloud with open arms because they see the many benefits that Software as a Solution (SaaS) has to offer as far as:

  • Scalability
  • Reduced management costs
  • Reduced training costs
  • Lower infrastructure costs
  • Disaster recovery
  • Accessibility

These benefits apply to ERP solutions that are hosted in the cloud as well. Companies that choose to implement cloud based enterprise resource planning such as Microsoft Dynamics have seen these benefits almost immediately, and those who are looking to upgrade to the new AX7 release should feel comfortable knowing that this recent version is moving to a cloud first approach with this solution.

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