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Are You Ready for Hybrid Work?

The workplace has evolved and the remote environment came several years ahead of its time due to overwhelming worldwide circumstances. As we look into the possibilities of how to operate in a post-pandemic world, more and more talk has been about the impending flexibility of a hybrid work environment. The hybrid model is where some employees return to the workplace and others continue to work from home. In other words, the workforce has fundamentally shifted into the cloud. Microsoft recently shared a piece about their new hybrid workplace strategy and how it has continued to evolve.


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The True Cost of Azure Cloud Migration

Migration from on-premises to the Azure cloud is a complex process. The determination of costs and benefits for a migration require a strategic, all-encompassing approach. It is therefore, critical to understand and account for all of the variables involved in the project.


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Benefits of Working with a Microsoft Azure Reseller or CSP

The Azure cloud has proven to be the most secure and reliable source for company productivity, scalability without disruption, and growth opportunities. It provides the flexibility to respond quickly to evolving market demands or innovate quickly and create unforgettable customer experiences. With that said, partnering with a Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) like CSW Solutions could help you achieve even more by making the most of your cloud services and see increasing returns at better rates.


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How to Change a Cloud-Managed Services Provider

Changing a provider is never easy. A cloud-managed service provider seems even more daunting because making that choice could be critical for your business and most importantly, your data. The right cloud-managed service provider would mean that you can sit back and relax, knowing that your cloud infrastructure is in good hands. The wrong choice could lead to loss of data, delays, and long response times. At a time when connectivity is vital to success, many businesses are reluctant to switch because putting up with mediocrity seems more acceptable than risk of disruption. But that is no way to get ahead and there is an easy way to get the best service with the right provider for your organization.


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An Introduction to Systems Integration for eCommerce

The new business model is based around IT and the cloud. Regardless of the industry, enterprises end up owning a great number of systems: either built internally or acquired from third parties; cloud-based or on-premise. When asked to rank their top challenges, IT decision-makers put customer behavior in their top three; followed by legacy infrastructure and new systems integration, and security. Furthermore, there are concerns about expectations, redundancy, and budget constraints. Even from the top, the challenges ring familiar to anyone when it comes to integration. 


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Software Development Trends for 2021

As we approach the end of February, 2021 already seems to be as challenging as last year. There is much to gain from learning about the most promising industry trends to look for this year. In this post, I will discuss the software technologies, programming languages and other areas that I believe are going to gain more traction in our industry this year.


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Top 5 Practices for Azure Cloud Security

Cloud migration can be a relatively new venture for many small businesses. Therefore, the security concerns about moving and monitoring important data may seem more threatening and unpredictable. As part of the migration to the Azure Cloud, security is an essential part of the migration. While it may seem that many of the security principles are the same as on-premises, the implementation is often very different. In this post, I will talk about the top five best practices for securing your Azure cloud.


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How to Optimize Your Azure Costs

The Azure cloud has a workload team for each cloud application that was built and along with these teams or departments, there is built-in cost management. Microsoft created a framework with a set of guided tenets to help your team design, build, deploy, and manage successful cloud workloads. This framework, called the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework has five key pillars: security, reliability, performance efficiency, operational excellence, and cost optimization.


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What is Azure Database Migration Service?

Azure Database Migration Service (DMS) provides fully managed assistance for any business migrating from their on-premises databases to one of the many Azure databases. You can use DMS to migrate any type of database or data type and for any migration type.


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Azure Cost Management & How to Lower Your Costs

It is never in the best interest of a business owner or manager to receive an unexpected bill or even spend over their budget. In fact, most of us would prefer to avoid being the source of any stories like this or this. Azure Cost Management is a free set of tools that help to prevent the types of mistakes that make you the center of a Reddit thread and more a part of the solution. Track all levels of resource usage and optimize costs throughout your clouds with improved ROI. Here is a breakdown of some of those tools:


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