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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 …

Windows 10 Upgrade for Business: Things to Consider

Written by: Joe Reithmeier

After the release of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, on July 29, 2015, customers have been wondering about when they should take advantage and upgrade. While most individual users have reported a seamless transition from the Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 they were running previously, it’s a different proposition for business owners thinking about […]

Comparing tablets: Microsoft Surface 3 vs. Surface Pro 3

Written by: Joe Reithmeier

When it comes to tablets, there’s a lot of choice out there. Each technology brand seems to have its own line, and even bookstores are releasing their own versions. Microsoft divides their series of tablet computers into two lines: the Surface and Surface Pro. As you might infer from their names, the Surface Pro is […]

The Potential Impact of Windows 10 on Business Productivity

Written by: Joe Reithmeier

Over the past few months, you’ve probably heard a lot about the upcoming release of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10. Ever since its official announcement, there has been a lot of speculation about new features, improvements over earlier versions, and the effect these changes may have on businesses. For any business, it is critical […]

What Microsoft’s Latest Critical Bulletins Mean for Your Business

Written by: Joe Reithmeier

In its largest Patch Tuesday to date this year, Microsoft released 16 total security bulletins, five of which were deemed “critical” while nine others were labeled “important.”   Patch Tuesday is a monthly occurrence where Microsoft releases any necessary patches for their various products. Many of them are Windows updates designed to keep Microsoft’s operating systems […]

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: […]

Windows 10 Will Be Better Built for your Business

Written by: Joe Reithmeier

After alienating some users with the less than favorable Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft will look to get back into the good graces of consumers with the impending release of Windows 10. This new operating system promises to incorporate some of the key features from previous versions of Windows, taking a “back to the basics” […]

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