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An Introduction to Systems Integration for E-Commerce

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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5 Things to Consider When Migrating to Cloud

A discussion about networking technology today always includes, “the cloud.” Where does your business stand when it comes to implementing or migrating to the cloud? If you’ve been thinking about cloud migration, here are five things to consider before you make your move:


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Headless Commerce: The Future of eCommerce

Earlier this year, Microsoft also remarked upon the speed at which we've seen a digital transformation happen due to the pandemic, "2 years of transformation in 2 months." The common factor here is speed and the only way to keep up is to be agile. The massive interruption to business and economic growth has forced a major change in all factors of life, especially in the world of eCommerce. The markets have gone completely digital and thus consumer behavior has followed suit.


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.NET 5.0 is Out!

On November 10th at .NET Conf 2020, Microsoft announced the general availability of .NET 5.0. This much-anticipated release of .NET also includes C# 9 and Arm64 support.


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Setting up WordPress on Azure in 4 Steps

The Microsoft Azure platform contains an untold combination of different products and services. From virtual machines to AI, the Azure marketplace platform and its offerings grow every day. One of those services, is the ability to host your own WordPress website.
In this post, I'll take you through the process of setting up WordPress in four steps.


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