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Because achieving organizational compliance can be very challenging, understanding your compliance risk should be your first priority. Compliance Manager is a cross–Microsoft Cloud services solution designed to help organizations meet complex compliance obligations like GDPR. Learn more about preparing for GDPR today using Microsoft 365.
This guide is designed to help organizations understand and improve their business’ resiliency. Each year, IT downtime costs businesses in the North America over $700 billion dollars. Learn more about what the discover curve framework is and how downtime can really cost your business.
Microsoft has expanded their holistic security platform to ensure Office 365 is protected from phishing attempts. Microsoft processes more than 450 billion emails a month and blocks 10 million more spam messages a minute to help protect people from malicious email, spam and malware. Read this whitepaper to learn more about how Microsoft uses powerful algorithms partly built from signals they get from emails and attachments.
Security is the number one focus and priority for organizations today. Protecting your organization continues to be increasingly difficult as employees use their own devices and applications at work and data flows into and out of your business in a variety of ways. While the attack surface has broadened, attacks have also become more sophisticated and more damaging. Today’s security leaders must balance these challenges with business needs to collaborate, innovate, and grow.
Whether your goal is integrating your on-premises environment with the cloud, optimizing your computing across both worlds, or innovating with the new services cloud computing provides, Microsoft Azure is the solution for you. Microsoft’s hybrid cloud’s holistic computing environment that lets on-premises resources and the cloud smoothly work together, provides a unified approach to management, and allows a single identity everywhere,
When moving your organization to cloud services, security concerns add another layer of consideration; one of trust. You have to be able to trust your service provider with processing the data that you provide to the service provider through your use of the online service, which is “your data.” Security, compliance, and privacy in Office 365 has two equally important dimensions. This whitepaper delves into this topic more thoroughly.
Learn how the 3 lines of defense can work together to help your organization improve its performance. Controls need to respond to the challenges of ever-changing business and regulatory landscapes. Do you know who is really control?
This whitepaper by Microsoft highlights the secure hardware decision process and educates on the Architecture Decision phase of the IoT security lifecycle. Choosing the right secure hardware for securing an IoT deployment requires that you understand what you are protecting against (risk assessment), which drives part of the requirements for the choice.
How OEMs and ISVs can lead the way
In this white paper, learn in detail about digital transformation business opportunities for OEMs and ISVs. Learn about enterprise goals and needs; and address current industry concerns around IoT, such as device and connected business security. This whitepaper discusses 12 reasons why the digital transformation and IoT are here to stay.
AzureLoad Balancer delivers high availability and network performanceto your applications. It is a Layer 4 (TCP, UDP) load balancer that distributes incoming trafficamong healthy instances of services defined in a load-balanced set. It’s important to understand the differences between the Azureclassicand Resource Manager deployment models. AzureLoad Balancer is configured differently in each model.
This guide breaks down the “why” and “how” for scenarios suited to the cloud with a focus on building apps using platform services available in Microsoft Azure. The second half of the guide showcases the breadth and depth of the Azure platform and services designed to help developers make truly competitive and differentiated applications
Every business has different needs and every business will reap distinct benefits from cloud solutions. Still, customers of all kinds have the same basic concerns about moving to the cloud. They want to retain control of their data, and they want that data to be kept secure and private, all while maintaining transparency and compliance.
Locking down systems that are used to control cloud IT operations is important in maintaining an infrastructure that meets security and compliance standards. This white paper discusses steps for enhancing remote management security while administering Microsoft Azure environments, including cloud services, Virtual Machines and custom applications.
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by shifting some or all their management and operations from on-premises, hosted, and outsourced implementations to Azure’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering.
Serverless is more than just hype; it has the potential to revolutionize the way we develop, build and operate applications in the cloud. Understanding the economics of serverless technology is vital to understanding its role in the world and its longer-term potential to disrupt the industry.
Digital transformation is sweeping through the manufacturing sector as businesses move to capitalize on the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced analytics, cloud technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), and more. Leading manufacturers see these new technologies as game-changers—enabling them to redefine business models, revolutionize internal operations, and improve customer experience.
Read this whitepaper to learn how to achieve more with 15 Top Productivity Tips for Office. These Microsoft Office 365 tips will save you time and improve your productivity. Better tools for a better you. Office 365 gives you the ability to work from anywhere, ultimately improving your efficiency and profitability, and doing so in a safe secure environment. Learn if Microsoft Office 365 is right for your business.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is built for the cloud, but other organizations can deploy SQL Server in a private cloud, hybrid cloud, or public cloud, and can use familiar tools for development and management. This technical whitepaper by Microsoft highlights the hybrid and hyperscale cloud options with SQL Server 2016 and the benefit of pairing it with Microsoft Azure.
This Microsoft whitepaper serves as a Guide for IT Leaders by highlighting operational scenarios using the Microsoft data platform. This resource discusses taking the technologies in a data platform and diving them into 3 categories: operational data, analytical data, and streaming data. This Microsoft data platform addresses a wide range of scenarios.
This Microsoft whitepaper highlights the reasons Microsoft SQL and Server 2016 perform best when paired together. These technologies can be used independently or together, depending on what your applications require. They can also be combined with the platform’s technologies for working with analytical, operational, and streaming data, resulting in a broad set of products and services.
In this whitepaper by Epicor, get advice of many critical questions small manufacturers need to ask before they pull the trigger on purchasing a cloud-based ERP solution, especially if they are new to cloud solutions. A cloud-based ERP solution needs to meet your business operational and process requirements on a feature/functionality level. If you are new to cloud solutions, this guide will introduce you to the basics.
This Axcient whitepaper discusses how the fast pace of technology can cause IT managers to make common mistakes. The new status of technology in manufacturing places a requirement on IT managers to protect company’s private information and steward its means of producing it.
In just one hour, IT downtime caused by power outages, glitches, data theft, unauthorized access or equipment damage can cost more than an organization makes in a day. More and more incidents of this is occurring all over the world. This Axcient whitepaper discusses the real cost of IT interruptions for Manufacturers, which is the first step in preparation to eliminate IT and application downtime.
Manufacturing companies have worked so hard to automate their processes to keep them efficient and competitive. Protecting these processes and ensuring their IT Infrastructure never goes down is key to an organizations success. This Axcient whitepaper discusses how Manufacturers need more than just backup to best protect themselves and helps give you criteria you can use to evaluate possible solutions.
Learn about the top 6 technologies small and midsize Manufacturers can’t afford to ignore in this Epicor whitepaper. ERP solutions consolidate business operations by enhancing your businesses ability to be agile. Learn how to maximize your business processes and what barriers to watch out for as your embrace your new system.
This whitepaper by Epicor is designed to give guidance to organizations that are evaluating the best ERP deployment model that might best match the makeup of their organization. This paper can arm your organization with questions to help assist with your internal evaluation of each deployment option. If you are considering moving your ERP system to the cloud, that paper is a great place to start.
ERP implementations are stressful and a large undertaking for almost every organization. Project planning is the most important step when it comes to ERP systems. This Epicor whitepaper highlights some important factors each business should take into consideration when it comes to planning for a successful ERP implementation. Follow these important steps to ensure your ERP success.
Next-generation ERP systems have embraced the trend of cloud, mobile and social collaboration. However, most users are slow to adopt those capabilities or don’t have the knowledge and training to do so. This informative whitepaper by Epicor looks at this latest trend and highlights some traps your business may fall victim to. Learn how to utilize the most sought-after ERP features and functionality.
As the usage of email in a business to communicate has increased, the security of it hasn’t. Most organizations are lacking in security and protecting themselves against outside threats, which is very scary considering the increasing number of complex attacks on the market. This whitepaper from Microsoft highlights the current state of email security in the market.
Microsoft Azure is the newest cloud computing platform and Infrastructure-as-a-Service(IaaS) created by Microsoft. It is a growing collection of various cloud services that allows for the building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. This whitepaper by Microsoft discusses the security, privacy and compliance of Microsoft Azure.
This 2W Tech/Axcient whitepaper discusses building a case for business continuity. Businesses need to think about much more than data backup when it comes to managing their networks. This whitepaper will help you understand the differences in business continuity, data backup, and disaster recovery solutions and what the importance of each is to your organizations productivity and help you avoid costly downtime.
This 2W Tech/Axcient inspired whitepaper discusses the best practices in disaster recovery planning and testing. It gives you advice on planning your strategy, including what components to include and tips on items to avoid. It also discusses different technology options that you can adopt to help ensure your business and data are secure and accessible if something should happen. You can’t schedule disasters, so you always have to be prepared.
This Epicor whitepaper discusses how all downtime is not equal. Finding and eliminating anything that inhibits performance, like downtime, will help businesses improve capacity and OEE. Ultimately, understanding the financial impact of downtime and loss categories helps operations professionals establish improvement priorities in context with the overall performance of the company.
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