Creating capacity in on-premises (on-prem) IT infrastructure entails investing in more assets that may become idle if your business slows down. However, by leveraging the IT infrastructure of a cloud service provider (CSP), you avoid this risk and potentially save a lot of money in the process. This is because the cloud grants you the ability to rapidly create or remove user accounts and instances as needed, providing your business with scalability and adaptability. [...]
Nowadays, office staff can go log in to their user account using any PC in the office. Additionally, they’re not limited to the office — they can work practically wherever they want and use all sorts of portable devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Microsoft aims to help businesses leverage portable technology and secure their data with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Let’s take a look at what EMS is and how it can benefit businesses like yours. [...]
To help businesses keep unauthorized users out of their apps and IT resources while allowing authorized users to fulfill their tasks, Microsoft built Azure Identity and Access Management (Azure IAM). Azure IAM is a set of cybersecurity solutions that include conditional access policies, ID management, multifactor authentication (MFA), and advanced monitoring, reporting, auditing, and suspicious activity alerts.
This set of solutions provides businesses with numerous benefits. Let’s take a closer look at some of the more important ones in this blog post. [...]
To understand what a hosted desktop is, let's first take a look at Software-as-a-Service or SaaS. Unlike a software program that’s installed on your laptop, a SaaS app is hosted on the cloud and delivered to your device over the internet. When you use a SaaS app, your device becomes an input interface and output display, but the processing and storing of data is done in the cloud.
Now, think of the apps and functionalities a computer has, but delivered to your device in one neat package over the cloud. This package is a hosted desktop, which is also referred to as Desktop-as-a-Service or DaaS. [...]
In most cases, migrating your business apps from in-house servers to the cloud makes sense. Your apps can leverage greater processing power, memory, and storage in the cloud than in an on-premises (on-prem) system.
However, there are cases where the need for greater control over data security and compliance with data regulations compel you to keep mission-critical apps on premises. Your staff would need to access one system to utilize on-prem apps and another to tap cloud-based apps, often at the same time. This is not as simple as it sounds. [...]
Cloud migration isn’t as simple as installing software or copying your files from one folder to another. It’s a multistep process that requires careful attention to detail and even the assistance of experts. Some business owners think it’s good enough that they’ve migrated their files and workloads to the cloud, but that’s not completely correct. Here are the steps you need to do next: [...]