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Azure Cloud Security – Part 2: Operations

Azure Cloud Security – Part 2 Security operations that work for you Last week we released the first in a series of postings aimed at addressing any security concerns you
Posted on October 13, 2020
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Azure Cloud Security – Part 1: Introduction

Azure Cloud Security – Part 1 An introduction to security in the Azure Cloud At Oakwood, we’ve helped countless clients reimagine and transform the way they do business in today’s
Posted on October 6, 2020
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The 7 Properties of Highly Secure IoT Devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling businesses around the world to harvest data from every touchpoint within their organizations. And with that information, they’re gaining invaluable insights into their
Posted on July 31, 2020
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Making Decisions at 200 MPH

Making the right decisions is (obviously) great for growing your business, but it’s only one part of the picture. Often times, you also need to make those decisions fast and
Posted on July 2, 2020
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IoT: Small Devices That Bring Massive Revenue

Our personal devices are not just multiplying, they’re getting a lot smarter every day. Companies, now more than ever, have the power to be—literally—within an arm’s reach of their customers,
Posted on June 8, 2020
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Maintaining Productivity With A Remote Workforce

More than likely, you’ve seen the impact high-performing teams can have in business. What is the ‘secret sauce‘ that enables some teams to flourish and others to flounder? That certainly
Posted on May 29, 2020
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Culture First – Digital, second

When the same phrase is used so frequently and over an extended period of time, two things typically happen: first, it officially achieves buzzword status; and second, it begins to
Posted on May 6, 2020
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Azure Synapse Analytics

One of the more significant challenges that organizations face today, in managing large data landscapes with multiple disparate sources and repositories, is simply managing that data and the ingestion processes,
Posted on April 13, 2020

SQL Server in Azure

As all of us in the technology industry are fully cognizant of now,  Microsoft ended extended support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 (actually, back in July
Posted on March 19, 2020

SharePoint Server 2019

The business climate has changed. People expect to be productive across networks and devices, while boundaries between business units and roles have blurred. Moving forward, people want to communicate without
Posted on March 10, 2020
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Maximizing The Potential of Business Data with Power BI and Azure

While many organizations know what they should or would like to be doing with their business data, most still only use this data outside their everyday operations for things like yearly planning sessions or
Posted on March 6, 2020
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Data Estate Modernization

Many organizations today are experiencing the growth pains of a legacy data landscape and architecture for managing their analytics and reporting needs.  Many of the issues related to this obsolescence
Posted on February 7, 2020
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Microsoft 365: Security YOU Can Trust

As organizations like yours embrace the many opportunities presented by cloud and mobile computing to connect with customers and optimize operations, they take on new risks. One of the biggest
Posted on January 14, 2020
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SQL 2019

One significant challenge with maintaining a large, enterprise data estate, leveraging multiple data sources, both structured and unstructured, is the inherent performance issues related to data flow and data movement. 
Posted on January 9, 2020
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The Modern Classroom: Empowering Education

The world our students learn in today is vastly different than when we went to school.  They have more access to information and technology than ever before, but it is
Posted on December 2, 2019
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Microsoft Teamwork Solutions

Staying connected with communication tools from Office 365. It takes a village to turn ideas into realities. Teamwork is bringing people together to share information, work together, and accomplish common
Posted on November 18, 2019
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Evolve Your Web Applications with Microsoft Azure

Today, every company runs many different applications that are essential for success – both internal business applications but also external-facing applications for customers and partners (such as the company website,
Posted on October 29, 2019
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Get Modern with Windows 10 and Office 365

Digital transformation and the modernization of IT are essential priorities for companies seeking a competitive advantage in today’s quickly changing technology landscape. Organizations like yours are driven to make changes
Posted on September 25, 2019
4 Myths of The Cloud

4 Myths of Cloud Computing

With security breaches and their impact on businesses frequently in the headlines, the need for stringent security measures has never been more evident. A third of U.S. businesses report having
Posted on September 11, 2019
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The Second Wave is Cresting…

…and this time your options aren’t as limited as they were last time. What you don’t know, however, can hurt you this time around. Let me explain.  A couple of years ago,
Posted on August 28, 2019
Azure DevOps

Develop Applications with Confidence

The cloud promises a vast array of resources that can help developers create new value and open new markets. Sometimes the challenge is figuring out where to start. If you’re
Posted on August 28, 2019
Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365: Committed To YOUR Security

Compliance is in place to protect your customers not burden your business, at least that’s the goal. In reality, compliance standards are always changing, and businesses of all sizes are constantly concerned about maintaining compliance.  That’s why
Posted on August 14, 2019
Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams: The Hub for Teamwork

With employees today accessing unsanctioned SaaS applications, dozens of ways to share files, and multiple communication channels, the modern workplace presents many challenges for teamwork. The good news is that
Posted on August 7, 2019
Microsoft Office 365

The Workplace Evolution

The workplace is evolving rapidly, and employees have new expectations for work and how it should get done. Business leaders are embracing these changes and supporting a new culture of
Posted on July 22, 2019
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Planning For The Worst

No matter how hard you work to educate your employees about the constant and evolving threats to your company, even the most conscientious employee may unknowingly open infected files or
Posted on July 10, 2019
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Customer Cloud Success Story: Special Olympics

For 50 years, the Special Olympics has used the power of sports to infuse joy, to incite action, to inspire communities, and to empower people with intellectual disabilities to discover
Posted on June 25, 2019
5 Reasons To Move To The Cloud

5 Reasons Your Organization Should Move To The Cloud

How many reasons do you need to transition to cloud-based IT infrastructure? For most companies, it’s more than just one. At Oakwood Systems Group, Inc., we know the benefits of
Posted on June 20, 2019

Rolls Royce is Flying High with Azure IoT

Rolls Royce has over 13,000 engines in operation around the world, and they provide services to maintain those engines at peak performance. Today’s engines have thousands of sensors that can produce terabytes of
Posted on June 17, 2019
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Intelligent Security for The Modern Workplace

One of the biggest challenges in digital transformation is ensuring security across an organization’s entire digital landscape without reducing user productivity. Piecing together individual solutions can result in a complex
Posted on June 11, 2019
Windows 10

Enhanced Productivity with Windows 10

Since the beginning of the business computing revolution, IT professionals have been staffed with one over-arching mission: to empower their end users.  Each and every employee within an organization –
Posted on June 4, 2019