The Benefits of Microsoft Azure

The Benefits of Microsoft Azure

The concept of the cloud and Azure security questions are things that we deal with daily.  We still see fear and concerns across all levels of the business. Security’s the biggest blocker not just for Azure adoption but for cloud adoption.  Things are changing.  More companies are making the move to the security of Azure. Azure Benefits A recent report from Capgemini reveals several friction points slowing the adoption of Microsoft Azure. Forty percent said “fear of security breaches,” another 52% said “data sovereignty” and compliance issues combined to make them apprehensive. In the case of Microsoft Azure, these concerns are largely unfounded. Microsoft Azure offers an enormous range of compliance options and highly secure and responsible data practices. That is not to say you should go to the cloud without doing your due diligence first. As is often the case, industry-specific standards vary, and you should always evaluate the law and how it applies to you. Often, Azure only offers partial compliance, or...
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Microsoft and Its Partners Continue to Lead in the Cloud

Microsoft and Its Partners Continue to Lead in the Cloud

Whether you’re looking at Microsoft’s industry-leading Office 365 services or at their Azure cloud solutions, Microsoft keeps pushing ahead … and is often leading the pack.  Microsoft Partners, including Oakwood, are leveraging Microsoft's services to deliver ever-improving solutions to customers.Gartner ReleaseIn January, Gartner released a summary of 40+ technology areas where Microsoft has products in current Gartner Magic Quadrants. With a bit of updating and researching links to the various articles, here is the current list – with hyperlinks to the most recent references:Microsoft in More Than 40 Magic Quadrants Corporate Telephony Data Integration Tools Endpoint Protection Platforms Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving Integrated Marketing Management IT Project and Portfolio Management Software Applications, Worldwide Marketing Resource Management Mobile Data Protection Solutions Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide Application Development Life Cycle Management Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide CRM Customer Engagement Center Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Enterprise Application Platform as a Service Horizontal Portals Identity and Access Management...
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