Microsoft has recently announced that they will be updating their requirements for direct partners of the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. As of August 31, 2018, to be a direct partner you will have to purchase a Microsoft support plan and demonstrate key capabilities to help meet your customers’ needs. Want to learn more about […]
In a previous blog post, we ran through Azure’s features and compared and contrasted Azure to Amazon’s cloud offering, AWS. In this blog, we continue with this theme and compare the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with Microsoft Azure. The Google Cloud Platform journeyed into the mainstream back in 2011, so it’s been around as long as Microsoft Azure. Its initial use was for Google’s backend services like YouTube and the Google search engine. These backend services were ultimately shared with enterprise, and it’s grown as a platform ever since. To make the comparison easier, we’ll use the same structure as the previous blog post, and after you’ve read this final comparison, you’ll have a better understanding of the Azure, AWS, and the GCP landscape!
As an MSP and IT Consultant, you have to stay on top of market trends. Does the industry look bright this year? Take a look at these key IT industry statistics that deserve your attention in 2018.
Customer service is not just about solving your customers’ problems. It is directly related to how the public views your company. Bad customer service can immediately affect your reputation, which will, in turn, drive your profits downhill. Nobody wants that. Microsoft has excelled in Customer Service from the CRM days (Dynamics CRM) all the way to Dynamics 365. Now that it’s a standalone app, it contains all the components needed to have a robust Customer Support System that can easily integrate with other Microsoft apps. (It can be used with Dynamics 365 for Sales, Marketing, and more.) They will share the same data model to avoid duplicated data
In our earlier blog posts, we’ve covered many Azure features, highlighting its PaaS capabilities and touching on some of the artificial intelligence services (Cognitive Services APIs) and how the Azure platform offers a rich ecosystem for businesses to host, scale, manage and easily provision services in the cloud. In this blog post, we compare Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, and we look at the key features both computing platforms have to offer. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll have a better understanding of both AWS and Azure.