False: Ransomware and Other Forms of Malware Can’t Hit You When Your Email Is Managed in the Cloud

October 11, 2016

Clearly in the category of “hope over experience” some organizations naively believe that moving their email management to the cloud – most often using Microsoft Office 365 with Exchange Online – somehow will magically reduce their email-borne security vulnerabilities. Oops. Sorry, but that definitely is not the case.  Unfortunately there is no magic in IT security, only the need for increased vigilance to keep up with the cybercriminals who pivot and innovate as needed to accomplish their goals.


Windows Server 2016 - The Time Is Now to Get "Core Ready"

October 6, 2016

When Microsoft announced that Windows Server and System Center 2016 will move to a per-core licensing metric, we decided to do a little research to determine how ready customers are for this significant change. Turns out, customers will face a 22% price increase on average when they transition to the new licensing model if they do not optimize their existing footprint.


National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Defending your organization from Cyber Attacks

October 5, 2016

With the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) this week, there is no better time to visit how the threat landscape has changed and how organizations are defending against these threats.


Major Microsoft Azure Price Changes as of October 1st

October 4, 2016

As of October 1st, Microsoft has updated the pricing structure of its enterprise cloud platform – Microsoft Azure. As Azure continues to gain share in the market, Microsoft is looking to simplify and streamline the pricing of Azure for customers in order to create more predictable long-term agreements and workload deployments for customers. In effect, Microsoft sees this as an avenue for customers to realize the value of the cloud by building more offers that make adopting and/or transitioning on-prem workloads to Azure even more favorable for the customer.


Managing Security and Resiliency in the World of Office 365

September 29, 2016

The growth of Microsoft Office 365 continues to bring new mobility to employees and change how organizations deploy software and infrastructure. In June, Microsoft announced the 28th-straight month of adding over 50,000 organizations to the service. There are now 70 million corporate users of Office 365!


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