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Threat-Level High: Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Threat-Level High: Protect Yourself from Ransomware

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The 2017 Thales Data Threat Report surveyed more than 1,100-plus senior security executives around the work, including the US, UK, Germany, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico, in sectors ranging from federal governments to health care, finance, and retail. It found that 68% had experienced a security breach and 88% felt vulnerable to threats. And there’s good reason for this. In 2015, Symantec found in excess of 430 million new and unique pieces of malware (including ransomware), an increase of 36%…

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IT Challenges Facing the Food and Beverage Industry

IT Challenges Facing the Food and Beverage Industry

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There are many challenges facing the food and beverage industry — it’s tough to keep items in demand in stock, deliver multiple orders safely, accurately, and on time each week. Add to that low margins, intense competition, consolidation, and a changing regulatory environment, and it just becomes more complex. The incredibly broad food and beverage industry includes giant retailers, food processors, independent stores, exporters, manufacturers, small chains, and restaurants that market thousands or millions of different products — some frozen,…

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Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Hosting: 6 Considerations

Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Hosting: 6 Considerations

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Are you looking for a Microsoft Dynamics cloud hosting solution to enjoy better performance, scalability, and cost savings? We thought you might be, so we’ve put together this blog post, and a more comprehensive eBook, that will help you analyze the six factors you need to consider when thinking about making a move to a new provider or a different package. 1. Deployment Options Data Resolution supports three flexible private and public hosting options for businesses of all sizes. Whether you are interested…

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Why Cloud Computing in the Oil and Gas Industry Is Catching On

Why Cloud Computing in the Oil and Gas Industry Is Catching On

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On June 20, 2014, the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil hit $107.95. By Feb. 9, 2015, a bit more than seven months later, that plummeted to an astonishing $27.94. Drilling programs were cut, rigs taken offline willy-nilly, and companies slashed costs while they struggled to stay afloat. Layoffs in the industry were a daily occurrence and made headlines. Boom towns went bust, and by the end of 2016, 440,131 jobs had disappeared from the oil…

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5 IT Challenges for the Beverage Distribution Industry

5 IT Challenges for the Beverage Distribution Industry

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The landscape is shifting in the beverage distribution industry. The market is consolidating, consumers demand more, and you’ve got to be ultra efficient to maintain a decent margin. Particular challenges faced by wholesalers and distributors include: Managing many layers A proliferation of stock keeping units (SKUs) Inefficient warehouse management Inefficient management of accounts receivable Inaccurate demand forecast reports Data management and coordination of processes are key to a successful beverage distributor. And you can’t do that by relying on Excel…

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Office 365 vs Google Apps for Small Business

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Are you a small business owner looking to shake up your IT? Unsure where to start when comparing Office 365 vs Google Apps for small business? You’ve come to the right place. Read on for our comparison between these two popular, cloud-based productivity solutions. IT Challenges for Small Businesses There are 28 million small businesses with fewer than 500 employees in the U.S., and they provide 55% of the country’s jobs, according to the Small Business Administration. And each business sees…

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Enterprise App Growth and the AWS Opportunity

Enterprise App Growth and the AWS Opportunity

By | AWS, Marketplace | No Comments

Enterprises have been steadily pushing into the cloud over the last decade or so. And with that comes enterprise app growth, as businesses now expect of their enterprise apps what individuals do of their smartphone apps. This trend, as evidenced by the predictions and statistics below, is only growing in momentum and volume. In 2016, companies that ran more than 1,000 VMs in the public cloud increased between 13% and 17%, while those running more than 1,000 VMs in the private…

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Dynamics 365 Transition Guide

Dynamics 365 Transition Guide

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If you haven’t already made the switch to Microsoft Dynamics 365, your time is coming. Use our Dynamics 365 transition guide to help you navigate the change. If You Use Dynamics CRM, You’ll Need to Switch Microsoft officially removed the Dynamics CRM brand name in November 2016, and there’s no longer any way to purchase it online. What Microsoft is doing, under differing timelines and configurations, is moving the CRM components — Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, and Project Service…

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Cloud, Dynamics & IT Spending as a Percentage of Revenue: Demystified

Cloud, Dynamics & IT Spending as a Percentage of Revenue: Demystified

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Is it worth using Microsoft Dynamics in the cloud? How will you know? Read on to discover why IT spending as a percentage of revenue isn’t the only factor to consider when using Dynamics in the cloud. IT Spending as a Percentage of Revenue Doesn’t Hold All the Answers Business services’ average IT spending as a percentage of revenue was 3.70% in 2015, according to ISG Benchmark Data. But a move to the cloud can help you cut that. A…

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Why Managed IT Experts Are Proven to Outperform In-House IT

Why Managed IT Experts Are Proven to Outperform In-House IT

By | FlexIT, Managed Services | No Comments

From Zika to President-elect Donald Trump and the unveiling of the Tesla 3 — 2016 has been a big year. Last year was filled with surprises: the Cubs broke the world series drought, Brexit shocked millions around the world, and the death of David Bowie, Prince and George Michael were honored with heavy hearts. But 2016 was monumental in IT too; new developments in big data and artificial intelligence have changed the way we live our lives. NextVR created a…

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