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Get to Know Cloud Computing

Get to Know Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. However, cloud computing is an ever-evolving piece of technology that more and more businesses are adopting and implementing. It has proven itself to be a beneficial tool for many reasons, but what exactly are these reasons?

Cloud Computing Skills Gap Infographic

Cloud Computing Skills Gap Infographic

Cloud Computing has experienced exponential growth over the last few years and is only expected to climb. With an increase in the adoption of Cloud Computing comes the demand.

Why Some Businesses are Still Reluctant to Transition to the Cloud

Why Some Businesses are Still Reluctant to Transition to the Cloud

There have been many proven advantages to joining the cloud but many still have questions and concerns when it comes to making the switch. Is it secure? Will the IT department be out of a job? How can the migration process even get started?

Best Practices for Migrating to Microsoft Azure

Best Practices for Migrating to Microsoft Azure

If the decision has been made and Azure is set to be integrated into a business’s network, then the big question can be asked: Which steps must be taken to migrate to Azure?

Cloud Computing & Digital Transformation (DX)

Cloud Computing & Digital Transformation (DX)

Technology is omnipresent and is changing literally every day. Think about how businesses sell products and services in 2017 versus just ten years ago. Think about how you, as a consumer, pay your bills, engage with your peers, or even track your exercise today. A lot has changed.

CompTIA has described the evolution of IT in three stages: The mainframe era, the PC/Internet era, and the cloud/mobile era. And in their IT Industry Outlook 2017 piece, CompTIA says, “Digital transformation is driving the dynamics of the IT industry. Companies are starting to grasp the disruptive nature of this new era in enterprise technology, and they are using the tools of the cloud era to redefine their organization and expand their IT capabilities.”

3 Reasons Why Businesses Are Choosing Microsoft Azure

3 Reasons Why Businesses Are Choosing Microsoft Azure

According to Microsoft, "Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money." Similar to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure can be an extremely attractive service for any size business.

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

Three common cloud services are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)—collectively known as (SPIaaS)—but more and more vendors are coming up with new ways of delivering traditional services via the cloud. These creative approaches have led to the concept of "anything" as a Service" or X-as-a-Service (XaaS), where the X represents an unknown value, just like it did in your middle school algebra classes.

XaaS, the essence of cloud computing, refers to an increasing number of services that are delivered via the Internet, rather than provided locally or on-site. Plus, analysts recently forecasted the global XaaS market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 38.22% between 2016-2020.

Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft Azure & the Cloud

Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft Azure & the Cloud

Cloud has been one of the biggest trends for 2016 and continues its reign into 2017. The benefits have been stated over and over again but what are some of the new factors that will really push businesses to make the switch? Some of the most common questions that many IT people are asking are:

Microsoft Certification Spotlight - MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

Microsoft Certification Spotlight - MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

In March of 2017, Microsoft retired its MCSE: Private Cloud credential and replaced it with the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Why?

Well, the cadence of change in the Microsoft products and services is much quicker than it was even a few years ago. With some products like Microsoft Azure adding features on a weekly basis, demonstration of continued technical competence requires a much faster pace than every three years.

Top 5 IT Trends for 2017

Top 5 IT Trends of 2017

IT is a rapidly changing industry, with many new demands and trends coming into practice with each new year. 2016 saw lots of innovation in cloud and virtual machines. With the start of 2017, some things stayed the same but many changes were still being made to many products and programs. Now, as it edges closer to the middle of the year, the upgrades are in and the demand is great. Here are 5 big IT trends that are gaining speed in 2017.