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The Advantages of Custom Software Development

Business owners and company executives only want the best for their business —and for many, custom software development is one of the most beneficial investments they can make. Custom software is capable of elevating a business to a new level of success by improving a brand’s functionality and integrating efficiency. There are countless other benefits of custom software development that can immediately pay off big for your company now and far into the future.


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An Update From Your Friends at CSW Solutions

The CSW team is a multicultural, distributed team of dynamic individuals who are as invested in our quality of work and local community as we are proud to call Chicago home. We had been in the coveted space on Michigan Avenue for over a decade and we truly loved being in the heart of the arts, shopping, and theatre districts. In an unprecedented move to the hybrid model of work as a result of this past year, we decided to uproot ourselves and move to the CBOT building. It is only the other side of the loop, but it feels refreshing to see a new side to downtown Chicago. The views aren't bad either! We are delighted to call this building our new home at CSW Solutions.


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Top 5 Reasons for a Code Audit

There is no denying the impact that software has had on our lives. The software industry has shown its breadth and width in the last year while it held together a broken economy and provided the infrastructure and services necessary to keep us all connected to the world in quarantine and support the remote workforce. This also means that software is being built, bought, and sold more than ever.
In turn, security measures need to amp up on all sides as hacking technology evolves to outsmart or overrun target applications to gain access as transfers happen more frequently. These are among many plausible reasons to go with a code audit for your application.


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CSW Solutions is a BBB Accredited Business

Becoming an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau is an honor not accorded to all businesses; because not all businesses meet eligibility standards. CSW Solutions is pleased to announce today that it has met all BBB standards and is now an Accredited Business.


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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.


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Software Development Trends for 2021


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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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