The overwhelming theme of this year’s virtual Microsoft Inspire 2021 conference was that Microsoft is fully committed to being the very best partner they can be to their partners. Satya Nadella started the conference with a powerful keynote acknowledging that Microsoft has gotten where it is today solely because of its partners and that it will only continue to grow if its partners are also growing. Every major takeaway from the conference carried along this theme, yet concepts ranged from security to reduced costs to higher functionality. Below are what we believe to be the most impactful takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2021.
Microsoft held its annual Microsoft Ignite conference last month in a virtual setting. There was no lack of technology to put on this incredible event. A variety of Green Screens and a Keynote presented through virtual reality was what we witnessed, and all went off without a hitch. This year even though we could not be there in person, the conference was no less impressive. There were two common themes this year that focused on the Cloud and security. It is apparent that Microsoft is continuing to be a forward thinker in technology, and we were thrilled with the conference announcements.
April at Pendello has been all about the cloud. We have covered "What is the Cloud?," "Is The Cloud Secure?," "Can The Cloud Save you Money?" and now we need to determin if you are a candidate for the cloud. Most businesses can benefit from a cloud environment although there are a few barriers that must be crossed. Let's take a dive into whether or not the cloud will work for you...
There is a great deal of confusion about the cost of the cloud. Many believe that since iCloud storage runs us a measly $.99 per month that cloud storage is a “cheap” solution. It is accurate that the cloud, if customized adequately for your business, can save your business money. Although, the savings are not as black and white and cheap as the $.99 iCloud storage for the storage of our pictures. To decipher the real value of migrating to the cloud, we need to look at the different payment models when comparing cloud environments to on-premise environments.
When dealing with cloud computing, one of the top questions we receive at Pendello Solutions is, “Is the cloud safe?” What most people mean by this question is, “How is the cloud a better option than having my data and applications on-premise?” As with anything in today’s business world, security needs to be verified. There are definitely perceptions of the cloud and this week our focus is to take a look at these perceptions and decide truth or myth.
The cloud is always a hot topic and with good reason as it is continuously evolving. There are many questions about the cloud. Is it safe? Is it for me? Will it save me money? But, before we can explore these critical questions, we have to cover the basics being, what is it? We have all heard of the cloud, but very few truly understand what the cloud is or where it resides.