• Dynamics 365 & The Cloud: Your Questions Answered

    | 05 Dec 2016 | By Greg Pierce
    Dynamics 365 & The Cloud: Your Questions Answered
    For cloud, the “train has left the station” and in the Microsoft ERP & CRM world, that means the next generation of enterprise software from Microsoft is here: Dynamics 365. “D365,” as it’s increasingly abbreviated, is Microsoft’s new integrated business solution that unifies CRM and ERP functionality into a common data platform. Dynamics 365 also offers extended functionality by integrating with Office 365, existing versions of Dynamics AX/NAV & CRM and the new Microsoft AppSource,...
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  • Azure & HIPAA HITECH Compliance: Four Configuration Safeguards for Your Data

    Azure & HIPAA HITECH Compliance: Four Configuration Safeguards for Your Data
    Many companies are looking to get out of the datacenter business and to services like Microsoft Azure to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions for legacy client server workloads, rather than continuing to make capital investments in hardware. And for organizations in the healthcare industry adhering to HIPAA and HITECH Standards, there are a few keys to safeguarding their sensitive data. Microsoft supports running workloads with Electronic Protected Health Information (EPHI) in Azure, but...
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  • 5 Questions For Your Cloud “Pre-nup”

    5 Questions For Your Cloud “Pre-nup”
    Shadow IT is coming out of the shadows as more businesses are choosing cloud-based applications. It is now a multi-cloud world for most organizations. Simultaneously, most businesses have yet to consolidate with one cloud provider or define an official cloud strategy. According to RightScale, private cloud adoption has gone from 64% to 77% while hybrid adoption has gone from 58% to 71%.  Security is no longer a top challenge for the cloud – finding and...
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  • Lessons from Cisco Live!: Three Factors That Make the Concerto Cloud Experience Different

    Lessons from Cisco Live!: Three Factors That Make the Concerto Cloud Experience Different
    I recently attended Cisco Live! in Las Vegas, a conference that boasted over 28,000 techies in attendance, and a week of hands-on learning hosted by a solid partner with which Concerto goes to market.  Every year, Cisco displays cutting-edge technologies that partners, customers and life-long learners not only get to see, but kick the tires, interact with the technology in labs, and ask questions one-on-one with Cisco’s greatest experts in the field.  I was humbled...
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  • 5 Lessons the Delta outage should teach us about datacenter security and disaster prevention

    5 Lessons the Delta outage should teach us about datacenter security and disaster prevention
    The Delta outage: 650 cancelled flights, more than 1200 delayed flights, thousands of frustrated customers, tens of millions of dollars in damages – plus untold reputational damage to one of the world’s most trusted airlines. All due to a catastrophic, cascading technical failure that apparently started with a “small fire” in Delta’s datacenter. Multiple news outlets have relayed this story about the fire, so I can’t speak to how Delta has its IT network designed...
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