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Tag Archive: Cloud-based software

Manufacturers, Where Are You Spending Your Money?

Do you ever stop and think about some of the newer technologies that have developed? How many years will it be before drones are everywhere? They are being used by the government and some larger retailers like Amazon are experimenting with them. How long until businesses are incorporating them into their business processes? Drones are just one example of new,…
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Key Elements For Your Backup And Disaster Recovery Solution

If someone is speaking about backup solutions and your mind immediately goes to those manual tape backups you perform occasionally, you probably want to pay close attention to this blog. Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions are continually evolving and maturing to protect against the latest attacks on organizations. It’s no longer enough just to have local protection, it’s important to have…
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cost Benefit of Cloud ERP

The first question most people ask when they look to purchase something is what does it cost? Manufacturers have been slow to adopt cloud solutions because they are afraid of the hidden costs, among other things. One other trap they fall into is simply looking at the hard cost and judging their break-even point. There is no dismissing that breaking…
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Manufacturers Path for Digital Transformation

In an earlier post this month, we discussed the Aberdeen Groups’ recent study highlighting the top digitalization technologies with the potential to impact operations are the IoT (to enable a new level of operational intelligence), the cloud (for real-time visibility and scalability), and big data analytics (to transform data into predictive, actionable insight). For most manufacturers, digital transformation will mean investing…
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Microsoft Azure: Single Sign-on (SSO)

Microsoft Azure Blog Series Organizations of all kinds and sizes are still adopting new cloud solutions and tools to use within their business.  SaaS (Software as a Service) applications are very popular with organizations because of the simplicity of deployment and scaling. As the number of SaaS apps grow, it becomes challenging for administrators to manage accounts and access rights. It…
Friday, October 6, 2017

Manufacturing Skyrocking: Is Your Technology Ready?

American manufacturing expanded last month at the fastest pace in 13 years, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Not surprising given the two major hurricanes that have recently tore through our nation. If you follow Economics, you will know this growth is a good thing for the US, as manufacturing is one of the industries that strongly affects economic growth….
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Microsoft Azure Introduces Confidential Computing

Microsoft Azure Blog Series One of the top concerns organizations have when considering implementing cloud technologies is security. Just last week, Microsoft announced Azure is the first cloud to offer new data security capabilities with a collection of features and services called Azure confidential computing. Confidential computing offers a protection new to public clouds, encryption of data while in use. This means…
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Scalability and Elasticity with Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Blog Series Estimating resources is a difficult thing to do and something organizations need to do often. It is particularly challenging in an IT environment when you stop to consider all the factors that have a role in dictating the resources used. Most businesses add and subtract employees monthly, sometimes planned but often unplanned. You do not want to…
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Microsoft Azure Offers Load Balancing

Microsoft Azure Blog Series Load balancing is when a device acts as a reverse proxy and distributes network or application traffic across several servers. Load balancers are used to increase capacity (concurrent users) and reliability of applications. They improve the overall performance of applications by decreasing the burden on servers associated with managing and maintaining application and network sessions, as…
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kiss Your Hardware Goodbye

Microsoft Azure Blog Series Ok so maybe not all your hardware, but if you could reduce the hardware in your business, why wouldn’t you? Cloud solutions can do just that; help you reduce the amount of hardware in your business. There are many organizations that don’t really give their hardware and all the costs associated with it much thought. The…
Tuesday, August 29, 2017