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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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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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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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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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How to Develop a Cloud Migration Approach That Works

There are countless options for housing your business infrastructure and databases in a reliable cloud. However, one of the best options available for your business is the Microsoft Azure Cloud. This set of on-demand cloud services provides organizations with everything they need to store and manage their data while improving their cybersecurity. We've compiled a list of everything you need to know about transferring your business to the Microsoft Azure Cloud and what you can do to get started.


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The Future of Work with Microsoft Teams

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting workplace environments in a big way. There are a lot more organizations thinking and planning for the future of work and collaboration. The rise in remote and hybrid work during the ongoing pandemic continues to push people and organizations to work and invest in new ways, introducing challenges as well as opportunities to find level ground.

Microsoft shared some news this week at their recent customer event, Ignite. They highlighted several important new additions to their Teams platform that we were very excited about. 


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Understanding the Azure Cloud Service Provider

As the technology world enters the age of the cloud, your business technology infrastructure has become a competitive differentiator. Companies that are able to build scalable, secure, and reliable product offerings in the Azure cloud are able to get their services to the market faster while taking fewer risks. For a lot of companies, this type of innovation may feel out of reach due to a lack of expertise in cloud computing. An Azure Managed Service Provider (MSP) or Azure Cloud Service Provider (CSP) can easily help close the gap.


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Implementing Azure Windows Virtual Desktop

The resulting remote work situation from COVID-19 has been a driving force toward the accelerated improvements to the service known as Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). This service has existed for some years now but it wasn't until 2020 that it achieved greater popularity. WVD is providing companies with the ability to securely allow employees to work remotely with an infrastructure that not only gives them their familiar tools such as Microsoft Office but directly connected to their office network. So it is just like everyone is using their office computers. Let's examine how to implement a Windows Virtual Desktop infrastructure for your organization.


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