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Concerto Cloud Services's Logo 5 Questions to ask your Cloud Provider Before Signing on the Dotted Line

Almost 10 years after Amazon introduced EC2, there is no standard of cloud computing. OK, you got me, NIST does have a definition of what cloud computing should be, but it's high-level compared to real implementations of cloud computing, similar to the metaphor of the ITIL framework to real IT department operations.  With all these …

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Concerto Cloud Services's Logo Comparing Service Level Agreements: Stacked SLAs, Reindeer Games and Defining the Cost of an Outage

I’ve built a successful career in technology consulting and it never ceases to amaze me how some organizations believe they can survive days, or weeks, without critical systems. That is until they have an actual outage and realize the cost of that downtime. I was working with a mid-market customer several years ago who found …

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Concerto Cloud Services's Logo Three Dangerous Assumptions Of Cloud Computing

New technological concepts often hit us like tidal waves, with overwhelming amounts of education, information and opinions to absorb. Like mobile computing, the Internet of Things and 3D printing, “the cloud” seems to be no exception. We struggle to digest all of the information that comes flying at us, and in the process we make …

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Concerto Cloud Services's Logo Data Security And Executive Conversations: The Basis For The e-Book “Breaches And The Boardroom”

I have discussions on a daily basis with executives and their legal counsel on the value of hosting and the importance of the terms and conditions around this hosting that should be present to protect them. It was these executive-level conversations that inspired me to document the lessons that I have articulated many times over …

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Concerto Cloud Services's Logo Managed Private Cloud Platforms for Dynamics ERP: Four Surprising Benefits to the “Other” Deployment Option

The care and feeding of ERP systems can be likened to the ongoing care of any living, breathing thing. You do everything in your power to keep it healthy, protected, and ensure that it has plenty of room to function and grow. In addition, your system may have specialized needs, interactions (integrations with other systems), …

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Concerto Cloud Services's Logo The Biggest Cloud Myth: Performance Will Be Slower!

One of the biggest myths surrounding the cloud is that Dynamics ERP (Dynamics AX, GP, NAV or SL) will run slower, reports will take longer and overall performance will suffer, with systems running much slower than with their on premise applications. Despite these widespread fears it’s clear that, with the right configuration and tuning, Dynamics can run …

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Concerto Cloud Services's Logo Nothin’ But Net: The GP 2013 / 2015 Web Client

It seems many people have been waiting for GP 2015 before considering converting to the web client. When your solution is deployed with a cloud provider, the web client can help alleviate so many of the problems that people have working with GP in the cloud. Dynamics’ web clients were built for the cloud. Products such …

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Concerto Cloud Services's Logo Hybrid Cloud Deployments: When, Why, and What Goes Where?

Hybrid cloud is the new and best way to connect cloud-based, mobile and on-premises resources. And these options are being seen in the marketplace from multiple providers, including Concerto Cloud Services. However, analysts such as Gartner, state that this new trend like any other technology can be inhibited by poor deployment choices. That’s why it’s …

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Concerto Cloud Services's Logo ERP in the Time of Breaches. Eight Keys to Data Security In (and out of) The Cloud

How do you make sure your ERP solution can stand up to the data security, hacking, spying, and breaches in our current times? While there is no one-size-fits-all plan, executives and IT professionals should embrace and ensure a strong data security posture – along with your cloud and other solution provider offerings - whether the …

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