Clearing Up Cloud Security

Cloud Security Azure Softchoice

You’re about to begin your journey to cloud adoption.

Or, you’ve already started but aren’t sure if there’s something you missed.

Most organizations moving to the cloud face the same problems. They don’t have a real plan. They have a skill gap in their organization. Or, they haven’t taken the time to define governance.

When it comes to cloud security, the same challenges apply. Planning for security is different in the cloud. 65% of enterprise businesses report a skills gap when it comes to cloud security. Governance questions arise about who will procure cloud technologies and who will have access rights to cloud resources.

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Say hello to Azure’s arsenal of backup and disaster recovery solutions

Say hello to Azure’s arsenal of backup and disaster recovery solutions

Originally published in November 2015. Updated: May 18, 2016. New on-demand Webinar

We used to just worry about the unlikely natural disaster and the odd communications breakdown when planning for backup and recovery. But these days, an entirely new breed of threats have emerged that promise to knock out your business applications and data the first chance they get. From cyber crime, to cyberterrorism and mobile and cloud computing complexities, handling these new threats with the same old tools simply isn’t possible.

But there is hope. New platforms and best practices are emerging that allow businesses to better prepare for backup and recovery.

This was the topic that drove a recent Softchoice webinar, centered on how your business can more effectively, simply and securely provide a robust DR and BC strategy leveraging a suite of Azure based technologies from Microsoft.

Watch the latest on-demand webinar:

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Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and the ABCs of modern Microsoft cloud licensing (Updated)

Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) And The ABCs Of Modern Microsoft Cloud Licensing
How the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program helps partners add value while their customers gain flexibility

Editor’s note: We updated this post to reflect the latest CSP news and Softchoice webinar which can be viewed here:

Technology acquisition continues to evolve – away from infrastructure and towards web services – and vendor licensing and partner programs with it.

In recent years, Microsoft has recognized how customer buying habits have changed to meet the rapid pace of innovation. To align with them, Microsoft developed the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. It’s all part of a larger trend moving away from traditional software licensing. By 2020, Gartner predicts that 80% of software vendors will abandon licensing and maintenance for subscription models.

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Securing Azure customers from CPU vulnerability

Securing Azure customers from CPU vulnerability

What is Microsoft doing in light of the CPU vulnerabilities?

While Microsoft or Softchoice have not received any information to indicate that these vulnerabilities have been used to attack Azure customers, many of our clients are wondering if there is anything they need to do.

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Microsoft Ignite 2017 General and Azure Keynotes Summary

Last month I attended the Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference in Orlando Florida.  Microsoft Ignite 2017 is one of the biggest tech conferences this year and there were more than 25,000 people in attendance at the Orlando Orange County convention center.

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Skype for Business is now Microsoft Teams

Microsoft teams

Microsoft announced its vision of Intelligent Communications at its Ignite 2017 event in September. Intelligent Communications will see the migration of voice and chat moving from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. What does this mean for your organization?

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