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  • What Is 'The Cloud' and How Does It Work?

    The tech industry loves to use buzzwords like the Internet of Things, Big Data and 5G. The problem is that these sometimes nebulous or arbitrary terms don’t make it clear what they actually mean to consumers.   “The cloud” is one of those terms. When tech companies say your data is in the cloud, or that you can work in the cloud, it has nothing to do with white fluffy thi...
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    by: Zane Paulo on 09 Sep, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

  • What is federated SSO?

    SSO solutions that use federation enable true single sign-on by taking advantage of the organisation’s identity provider (IP), such as Microsoft Active Directory (AD) or Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). The identity provider usually acts as the authentication server and stores the user’s identity and information, such as the username, password, domains the user has access to, and ev...
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    by: Zane Paulo on 07 Sep, 2020 @ 08:02 PM

  • What is AWS?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 175 fully featured services from data centres globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.   Functionality AWS has...
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    by: Zane Paulo on 04 Sep, 2020 @ 09:54 AM

  • What is Azure AD?

    Azure AD (Active Directory) is Microsoft’s multi-tenant, cloud-based Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution. It provides organisations of all sizes an affordable and easy to use means of enabling Single Sign-On (SSO) to thousands of first and third-party Software as a Service (SaaS) applications like Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Salesforce.com, ServiceNow, Concur and others. For org...
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    by: Zane Paulo on 04 Sep, 2020 @ 08:47 AM

  • Exchange 2010 to Office 365 Migration

    With the end of support for Exchange 2010 extended to 13, October 2020, Microsoft has given users more time to upgrade their legacy systems. This opportunity should be used to plan the upgrade to Exchange Online with an appropriate Office 365 plan. The upgrade from Exchange Server 2010 to Office 365 has more advantages than the lower costs associated with the movement of mailboxes from on-premises...
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    by: Zane Paulo on 17 Aug, 2020 @ 04:23 PM

  • Staged vs Hybrid vs Cutover Migration in Office 365

    Microsoft has provided various pathways for moving email services to the Office 365 suite. This is to ensure optimal performance and acceptable migration velocity during the process. The choice of migration should depend on factors such as customer migration workloads and anticipated performance among others. We will compare three of the most commonly used migration methods viz. staged vs hybrid ...
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    by: Zane Paulo on 16 Aug, 2020 @ 02:08 PM

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