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Cloud App Security Integrates with Windows Defender ATP

Enterprises today have an average of 1,100 cloud applications in their organization, with IT unaware of 61% of the cloud services that users access. Sourcing from a cloud app catalog of more than 16,000 applications, Discovery in Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS), Microsoft Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) the solution identifies the cloud apps that are being used in your organization, provides risk assessments, ongoing analytics, and lifecycle management capabilities to control the use. Microsoft Cloud App Security now uniquely integrates with Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to enhance the Discovery of Shadow IT in your organization and extend it beyond your corporate network. The integration simplifies the roll-out of Cloud Discovery, extends Cloud Discovery capabilities beyond your corporate network, and enables machine-based investigation. Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a security platform for intelligent protection, detection, investigation, and response. Microsoft Defender ATP protects endpoints from cyber threats, detects advanced attacks and data breaches, automates security incidents, and improves security posture. Integration Highlights Discovery of cloud apps beyond the corporate network from any Windows 10 machine Single-click enablement… Read More

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TGI Fridays migrates key business processes to Microsoft Dynamics 365

TGI Friday’s popular and rapidly growing restaurant franchise in the UK wanted a more scalable, flexible platform for core business processes. To support its ambitious growth, the franchise is consolidating business operations starting with financial management on Microsoft Dynamics 365. Built-in functionality and ease-of-use mean that TGI Friday’s can continue to onboard more business processes while expanding its franchise. Field workers at TGI Fridays can connect to their company network remotely through Dynamics 365, providing efficiencies that can be measured in days rather than hours. This connectivity means that decision-makers have access to the information they need in real-time, helping them work efficiently and make informed decisions from the devices of their choice. Benefits include lower costs, easier access to data, and better insight. Check out this video to learn how they’re using Dynamics 365 and Power BI to accomplish this at both the corporate and restaurant levels. TGI Friday’s UK is also saving money. Consolidating business processes on a single platform will cut licensing costs considerably, and the company is reducing its labor expenses by optimizing invoicing and other processes.  Not… Read More

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You Can’t Afford to Miss Out on Cloud Computing

Wondering whether you should move to the cloud? Seeing the endless benefits that cloud offers – it is a no-brainer! There has been an acceleration in the service releases by cloud service providers and also in the adoption rate of cloud by businesses. To top it – cloud computing services are now available at a fraction of cost as they were available earlier. This has given a boost to small businesses who could not afford the complex IT infrastructure, owing to its stupendous costs earlier. The field is thus being leveled for small businesses. Result – there is an impressive list of once small businesses that have disrupted the market using cloud computing. E.g. Uber, Airbnb, Netflix, and hundreds of other small companies. Cloud is undoubtedly the future these days. It is changing how we do business – changing the way individuals, businesses, and companies conduct themselves and carry out their activities. From the enormous benefits that cloud offers, here is a list of just a few, but important cloud benefits: 1. Greater Scalability Putting applications in the cloud delivers… Read More

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Overcoming The Fears of Cloud Adoption

Over these years, we have worked on numerous cloud projects and have many-a-times seen hesitation amongst the clients for moving their Data to ‘cloud’ platforms. They are aware of the benefits of adopting cloud technology but are reluctant to make the move because of fear of getting trapped by unforeseen challenges of cloud adoption. There is no definitive list of challenges as cloud adoption challenges come in all shapes, sizes, and nature, based on the organization. But based on our experience and what we hear the most, we have listed down certain common challenges that businesses face while planning to make their move to the cloud. Data security Security miseries remain the biggest hurdle to cloud adoption. Many organizations remain hesitant to migrate due to concerns over security. When a cloud service provider hosts confidential information, it means that the vendor receives a considerable amount of end user’s security and privacy controls. It is critical for the service providers to ensure they understand the end user’s privacy and safety requirements. Users should ensure that their service providers are aware of… Read More

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Drive Smarter and Better Business Decisions with Cloud Based BI Solutions

“Given the human mind and psyche, we all could go to quite a large extent and leave no stone unturned only to get that little edge over our competitors.” Many users still leverage multiple reporting tools at work to capture new data every single day. This involves a lot of work, is time-consuming and may cost more too. A smart BI solution lets you combine all your company data together, to gather profound insights for smarter and wiser business decisions, from a single tool. Every BI solution is meant to synthesize data, support your enterprises with virtual dashboards and other data analytics. With predictive insights and real-time data, your business can easily and quickly respond to all sort of issues and problems, that would have been unknown to you without proper analytics. With all technology insights and analytics which rose over the past few years grabbing the business realms, there has been a sudden hunger to understand customer base and clientele. Hence it is the pressing need of businesses to deploy smart business intelligence solutions within their organization. What are… Read More

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Delineating Top 4 Future Trends of Cloud Movement for 2017

By end of the year 2016, a lot of hype created towards cloud technology and its success, settled down as it already made way to “the most talked about topic” of global tech-town. Despite, much uncertainty regarding its success, slowly and gradually, the journey of cloud movement achieved a few milestones, spreading its wings across, from startups and small business houses to enterprise-level organizations. We bring to you the Prime Trends that would shape your cloud world, in the year 2017. 1. Embracing the Hybrid World Latest research reports reveal that hybrid cloud is going to gain momentum in the coming years. This is mainly because many of the organizations are still split between the security control of on-premise environments and benefits of cloud environments like SaaS and PaaS models. Delving a little into the subject brings to limelight the need of a single platform, where a user can have access to the private cloud, on-premise private cloud, and public cloud. Organizations have also started to combine public cloud resources and private cloud infrastructure with multiple public clouds and sometimes… Read More

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