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Everything to Know About New Features in Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management and Billing tools have the potential to reduce your Azure spending by 20-34%.
But do you know how to get the most out of Microsoft's set of cloud cost management tools to maximize your savings? The unexpected increases in one bill could be enough to ruin your day or even add to the growing challenges of your business. On the other hand, there's no better way to set your business up for success than by implementing new ways to cut unnecessary costs and manage usage from a single location. There is no easier way to manage your cloud spending and optimize efficiency. Gain valuable insight into your spending and save more money on your next bill by getting familiar with Azure Cost Management.


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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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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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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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What is Azure?

The age of cloud is upon us. The cloud has been undeniably reliable throughout the pandemic with proven scalability and optimization. Most companies have spent the better part of the year trying to figure out how to pivot, adapt, and do their best to keep employees confident and productive at home with business continuity as a key factor. To thrive in a fragile market, we need systems and processes that can be adjusted and updated to provide products and services with maximized capabilities. So, prioritizing what comes next is essential.


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