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How MSPs Can Benefit From the Fight for Freedom and Democracy Within Data Analytics and AI

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September 7, 2018

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  • Ken Weston

MSPs and outsourced service desks will be disrupted by improvements in data science, business intelligence, data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Prepare now by improving your CMDB and your data.

Serverless Computing: Cool Technology With a Confusing Name

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August 23, 2018

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  • John Sloan

Last year the hot buzzy term in cloud computing was “containers.” This year it is “serverless computing” (though containers remain hot). Serverless is a silly name but beyond the confusing term is an application architecture with real potential for agile app development and cost efficiency.

Want to Migrate to Cloud IaaS? What Is Your Hurry?

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August 23, 2018

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  • John Sloan

Usage of public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, continues to trend upward. But IaaS may not be your final destination. An IaaS “lift and shift” migration makes more sense in the short term, if you need to migrate real soon.

What to Consider Commercially Before Purchasing Microsoft Azure

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August 15, 2018

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  • Aadil Nanji

Microsoft Azure, with its scalability and enterprise-grade security, is quickly catching up to Amazon Web Services in enterprise public cloud adoption rates. Organizations need to consider all the factors to determine whether Azure might be right for them.

Microsoft’s Change From Premier to Unified Support May Cost Organizations Up to 30% More

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August 15, 2018

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The new Microsoft Unified Support model is still in beta phase, aiming for a global rollout by the end of Microsoft’s fiscal year 2019. Its aim is moving towards providing support for organizations adding cloud products to their Microsoft volume licensing agreements but maintains support for historical on-premises and legacy products. Prices could rise for current customers by up to 30%.