Our Changing, Mobile-First World

More than 23,000 technology professionals are assembling in Chicago's McCormack Place this week for Microsoft Ignite: the software giant's biggest, baddest conference yet for the IT professional community. This conference covers the entire spectrum of Microsoft's Enterprise and education product offerings, replacing separate events for Exchange, Lync, Sharepoint and TechEd.

Satya Nadella's Keynote at Microsoft Ignite

The ABC's of Business Continuity

Hybrid Cloud BackupDid you know?
  • The average North American Enterprise and SMB company suffers at least 10 hours of IT downtime per year.
  • The average cost of data center downtime across industries is $5,600 per minute
  • 60% of on-site disasters are actually due to human error
  • More than half of American enterprises don't have a good disaster recovery plan... but implementing one for your small to medium-sized business can be a relatively simple - and cost-effective - process, thanks to hybrid cloud backup technology:

Cloud Technology for the Workplace


Industry pundits termed Tuesday's release of Skype for Business as a component of Office 365 a "game changer," for Microsoft's directive to host Enterprise Voice in the cloud. In our opinion, this is the most exciting development in office cloud technology. The best is yet to come.

Catch our five essential Skype for Business resources here.


 

Ford Uses Microsoft Azure To Seamlessly Update Cars

Ford Motor Company is powering their business with the cloud in a big, bold way: By debuting a new, hybrid cloud-based service that will allow car owners to upgrade their in-vehicle infotainment systems automatically -- and like many of our customers, when it came to choosing a platform to run it on, they selected Microsoft Azure. 

Why Tax and Accounting Professionals Should Explore the Cloud

Cloud-Apps-DatalinkCloud technology like Microsoft Azure and Office 365 are not just convenient - they add an extra layer of security and compliance for your data, as many tax professionals have discovered recently.