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Microsoft Azure Vs. Amazon Web Services: Choosing the Best Cloud Services for Your Business Applications

Written by: Dan Carpenter

IT cloud services, database, networking, email, and more.

Let’s nip this in the bud. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are both top providers of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), but neither is the be-all and end-all for every business. Both cloud services offer very similar computing, storage, and networking services, and help businesses reduce their total cost of ownership. So how do you know which cloud system is right for you

Don’t get caught up on trying to figure out which service provider is the best. You should ask, “Which cloud service is best for my business?”

The cloud service you choose should be based on use-case scenarios, and you’ll want to consider these three things:

  1. The infrastructure, platforms, and software your business is currently using
  2. What systems you want to host in-house or move to the cloud
  3. Your industry’s compliance requirements

Let’s dig into these important points. Read more …

What You Need to Know About Security When Moving to the Cloud

Written by: Joe Reithmeier

Cloud security issues have you feeling under the weather? Cloud computing isn’t the future of business. It’s what companies are doing right now to make their businesses better. Cloud computing is a fantastic option for many businesses seeking increased productivity, collaboration, and mobile accessibility  while decreasing costs. The concern many business professionals have is the […]

Working Remotely: Is Your Company Ready?

Written by: John Bialous

  Summer vacation season is just around the corner. After Memorial Day, it might seem like your office has a revolving door of employees taking time off to visit the beach, family, or even foreign locales while the sun is shining and the schools are closed. By definition, vacation time should be used for, well, […]

7 Employee Productivity Must-Haves When Your City is in Shutdown

Written by: John Bialous

The Miles Technologies headquarters are located in Moorestown, NJ, just over the Delaware River from the city of Philadelphia. The whole area is currently abuzz with anticipation for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia on September 26th and 27th, as it’s estimated that over one million visitors will be making their way into the city for […]

3 Things to do Before Leaving Work for Vacation

Written by: John Bialous

Summer is often a time when employees are in and out of the office taking some well-earned vacation time. However, if not handled correctly, vacation time can cause disruption for a business and the employees back at the office. By taking proactive measures and utilizing technology to their advantage, employees going on vacation can minimize […]

Business Owner Feels Like They Can’t Go on Vacation?

Written by: John Bialous

Being a business owner is hard: balancing different departments and the issues they bring while pushing your business to grow and generate more revenue. Is there space for personal time in all this? A chance to get away and take a vacation? Many business owners feel as though, in fact, they can’t go away on […]

Storage Wars: OneDrive vs. Google Drive

Written by: Joe Reithmeier

In the battle between business cloud services Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365, we’ve taken a look at Microsoft Word Online vs. Google Docs and Excel Online vs. Google Sheets. Now it’s time for (cloud) storage wars between Microsoft OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) and Google Drive. Two of the most popular cloud storage offerings […]

Web-Based Document Software: Microsoft Word Online vs. Google Docs

Written by: Joe Reithmeier

A little while back, we reviewed Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 365, comparing some of their key differences and similarities as the preeminent business cloud services available today. While it’s important to understand the high-level differences between these two services, in order to get a better sense of which one will work best for your […]

How Does the Cloud Work? Top 6 Facts Your Business Needs to Know

Written by: Dan Carpenter

“The Cloud” is a term that gets thrown around a lot lately. Whether it is in new movies or snappy IBM commercials, the cloud is being characterized as this mysterious, yet dangerous entity that is a must-have for your business. But what exactly is the Cloud? And, more importantly, how does the Cloud work? While […]

The Best Business Cloud Service: Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 365

Written by: JP Lessard

As businesses are looking for ways to utilize technology to become more efficient, one of the more popular areas they are considering is cloud services. While there are many different terminologies and definitions surrounding what encompasses “the cloud,” basically what it boils down to is this, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology: […]

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