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Implement an "Internal Cloud" for your Business

Gain the benefits of cloud computing but own the solution Businesses have been moving towards Cloud Computing at a rapid pace. There are many estimates on how quickly this is accelerating but the consensus is somewhere between 20% and 30% year over year growth for AWS and Azure. Cloud Computing has distinct advantages including the utility usage of storage and processing power, redundancy, and efficiency.
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Staying Connected: Utilizing Microsoft Office Online

We have all been in the situation where we are out of the office but require access to critical business resources. Maybe its double checking budget numbers in a report or accessing the updated presentation that you are scheduled to give in 10 minutes. Whatever it is, you need access to that resource now and the access needs to work. Microsoft's service at office.com fills this need with easy to use, feature rich, web applications.*
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What is Microsoft 365 and how do I know if it's a fit for my business?

Almost every small and mid-sized business (SMB) owner is being inundated with information promoting cloud this or that, making it nearly impossible to determine who or what to trust. After all, deciding to migrate to the cloud is often fraught with risk and uncertainty, leading many business owners to stick with what they know. Often, what they know and are comfortable with, is a file server installed in the secure confines of their office. This is a tangible investment in purpose-built hardware running Windows Server OS, a topology referred to as a “client / server network”. In this mode of network, which has been around since the 70s, each computer connects to the local server for access to files and applications. This centralized way of computing has served us well, but the emergence of cloud computing has turned the model upside down.
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Three easy ways to make your business more efficient using Web APIs

As more and more small and mid-sized businesses migrate application workloads or whole environments to the cloud, I am seeing several trends emerging. The maturity of cloud computing is allowing many organizations to stake their claim and build out significant presence. Salesforce, HubSpot, Office 365, and Xero are common services that business may subscribe to, but you are very likely creating separate silos of data for each one.  In fact, you may already have two or three copies of client data floating out there – keeping each of these up to date individually is a big challenge.
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Cloud or Local Backups? Why not both?

A reliable backup does not have to be expensive or complicated. Backup storage evolved from punch cards to using the Cloud. The objective remains the same, protect your data from unexpected data loss or provide recovery from disasters.
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