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IoT Market Doubling in Size

The Internet of Things Market Will Soon Double in Size

Last year, the entire global Internet of Things (IoT) market was valued at $761 billion. The market size is estimated to almost double to $1.38 trillion by 2026.
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Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop: WVD Advanced Specialization

What is Windows Virtual Desktop & How Can It Benefit My Business?

The global pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we work. It’s also exposed significant security gaps and generated a spike in cyberattacks.
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Planning The Potential Business Outcomes Of A Cloud Transformation Journey

Planning The Potential Business Outcomes Of A Cloud Transformation Journey

In my last article, I explored the motivations that drive executives to consider a move to the cloud. They largely fall into two areas, those that are focused on the migration itself and any immediate benefits, and those that lead to future innovation.
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Industry Roundup on Cloud Migration with WatServ

Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from May 2021

Here is a list of our top pick news stories from the world of cloud technology.
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Managed Service Provider:Five Questions Every CFO Should be Asking about their IT Spend

Five Questions Every CFO Should be Asking about their IT Spend

In today’s world, adopting a modern IT strategy is vital for any business. A current approach offers resilience, flexibility, scalability and often overall lower IT spend.
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Cloud Migration Strategy: Why Are We Moving To The Cloud

Why Are We Moving To The Cloud? Defining Your Motivation For A Cloud Strategy

Why are we moving to the cloud? It’s a question many executives face during board meetings peppered with more technical jargon than the usual strategy sessions.
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Benefit of cloud migration: Eliminating Expensive Suppliers

Eliminating Expensive Suppliers (The Under Realized Benefit of Cloud)

From managing ten suppliers in your data center to one - how cloud can reduce the suppliers you need, reducing complexity and cost
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Industry Roundup on Cloud Migration with WatServ

Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from April 2021

Here is a list of our top pick news stories from the world of cloud technology.
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Cloud Management: Cloud Security and Network Security with WatServ

Embracing A New Normal For Network Security

77.2% of organizations have 10% or more of their internal workloads in a neglected security state-meaning the Operating System is unsupported or unpatched.
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Public Cloud: Cloud Business Solutions with WatServ

Public Cloud – Maybe Too Much, Too Fast? Not at all…

The IT industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. Research from ISG indicates that global spending on IT and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in the first quarter of 2021 has grown by 11% since last year - $17bn of spending globally in a quarter.
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Cloud Security Platform: Digital Transformation Toolkit with WatServ

When Is Security Standalone And When Should It Be Integrated?

In some cases your security team and broader strategy has to remain independent of the business team - it supports their processes. In others, you will need to integrate your security operations closely with theirs to ensure that security is baked into all processes.
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On premise to cloud migration with WatServ

Building IT Innovation By Partnering With Experts

Rather than asking your supplier community to ‘just do the job’, if you engage and share your vision for the future then you might be surprised.
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Public Cloud Migration and Security with WatServ

In 2021, Is the Public Cloud Secure?

For as many years as the public cloud has been around, so has been the debate over whether or not it’s
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Cloud Security Services with WatServ

Managing Security ‘Friction’ Inside Your Organization

Security naturally creates friction inside a business. It slows down the processes that allow your company to function, but it plays a critical role in identifying which processes are a part of normal operations and which could be dangerous.
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Industry Roundup on Cloud Migration with WatServ

Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from March 2021

Here is a list of our top pick news stories from the world of cloud technology.
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Microsoft Partner WatServ

Build A Genuine Partnership To Truly Benefit From Your Suppliers

Since 2015, WatServ has provided Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP hosting and managed services for Bartell Drugs.
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Cloud Security Services with WatServ

Cloud: Modernizing Your Security Strategy

With ongoing cybersecurity risks and the cloud's rapid pace of change, businesses are under pressure to modernize their security strategy.
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Haynes International Cloud Migration Solution and Digital Transformation with WatServ

How to Optimize Dynamics AX on Azure to Reduce Costs [Infographic]

A major benefit of running Microsoft Dynamics AX on Azure is that you can make cost optimizations relatively quickly and easily. In this infographic, we outline three questions to guide your approach, along with real world outcomes we achieved for a global manufacturing company.
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Digital Transformation Roll Out and Planning wit WatServ

Digital Transformation Is No Longer A One-Off Change To Your Business

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a surge in the number of companies exploring digital transformation projects. In some cases this pivot was forced, for example a retailer not offering an e-commerce option and therefore struggling to survive the lockdowns, but some are also moving fast in an attempt to build a more flexible and resilient organization.
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cloud migration strategy for small business with WatServ

Migrating to the Cloud? Here are Three Questions to Ask in 2021

Tyler Doerner, VP, Application Services Today, the number of cloud technologies available are practically endless. At the same time, the pace
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How to Secure Remote Access and other Security Strategies with WatServ

Defining A Modern Security Strategy For Your Organization

Microsoft published some interesting ideas on their Azure cloud adoption framework strategy guidance.
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Industry Roundup on Cloud Migration with WatServ

Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from February 2021

Here is a list of our top pick news stories from the world of cloud technology.
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Digital Transformation and Continuous Improvement with WatServ

Moving From Digital Transformation To Continuous Improvement

Digital Transformation has been on the agenda of many corporate leaders for the past few years. Many emerging technologies, including cloud-based services, have the potential to fundamentally change how your company delivers products or services.
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Secure remote access software in the cloud with WatServ

How Do I Plan For A Secure Cloud Environment?

How Do You Ensure Your Cloud Environment Is Secure? One of the most common questions I am always asked about cloud-based systems is how to keep my data secure?
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Managed Service Provider WatServ

Work With Your Suppliers To Create A Network Of Innovation

Have you noticed how the word ‘outsourcing’ has fallen out of favour in the past few years? I have noticed one journal after another renaming their title to replace outsourcing with something that sounds more strategic - at the very least sourcing is replacing outsourcing.
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Cloud Migration Services with WatServ

What Does the SolarWinds Malware Attack Mean for SMBs?

By now, you’ve probably heard of the SolarWinds malware attack. Highly sophisticated, the attack began in March 2020 and its ramifications to the US government and private companies (including Microsoft) are still being felt today.
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Industry Roundup on Cloud Migration with WatServ

Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from January 2021

Here is a list of our top pick news stories from the world of cloud technology.
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cloud migration strategy for small business with WatServ

Migrate Microsoft Dynamics AX to Azure While Planning for Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations

Not Ready for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations? Dynamics AX on Azure Could Be Your Answer If you’re a Dynamics
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Securing Your Business in Changing Times and Ways of Working

The arms race between cybersecurity and cyber attacks is nothing new. Organizations have always tried to stay one step ahead of malicious agents looking to access and sabotage their company network. However, the threat landscape changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cloud Management Partner WatServ

Get More Value from Your Cloud Solutions Provider with These 5 Tips

As organizations increasingly move towards cloud and digital-based strategies, the entire ecosystem of operations, infrastructure, IT leadership and project management requires an elevated level of sponsorship and support.
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Windows Virtual Desktop Services with WatServ

These Capabilities Were Just Rolled Out for Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft has rolled out new capabilities for Windows Virtual Desktop and the Azure portal integration, which enables easier deployment and management. It has also announced changes to Teams that facilitate better meetings and collaboration.
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Microsoft Build 2020 with WatServ

Top Takeaways from Microsoft Build 2020

Normally hosted in Seattle, the conference for developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) took place online this year. Bringing together about 5,000 participants, the 48-hour
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Microsoft Dynamics and Seamless Cloud Migration with WatServ

How to Take Your Dynamics GP to the Cloud Without Your Users Noticing

Tyler Doerner, VP, Application Services A Guide for Professionals Thinking of Migrating Their ERP Solution to the Cloud Thinking of migrating
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Secure Server Workspace and Protection Against Cybercrime with WatServ

8 Ways to Help Protect Your Business from Cybercrime During COVID-19

As aptly stated by Interpol: Cyberthreats are constantly evolving in order to take advantage of online behaviour and trends. The COVID-19
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Cloud Migration Consulting with WatServ

The 8 Biggest Barriers to Cloud Adoption (with Recommendations to Overcome Them)

In January 2020, WatServ had the opportunity to attend and exhibit at Microsoft Ignite The Tour Toronto. Over the course of
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DX3 Insights 2020 with WatServ

Insights from DX3 Canada 2020

On March 10, 2020, WatServ was pleased to attend DX3 2020, Canada’s largest retail, marketing and technology conference. Although day two
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Top Managed Solutions Provider WatServ

4 Reasons to Pick a Security-First Cloud Solutions Provider

Is your business considering working with a cloud solutions company to provide cloud consulting, engineering or managed services? If so, you’ll
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microsoft dynamics partner WatServ

The 6 Most-Asked Questions About WatServ’s Partnership Program

2019 was an exciting year for WatServ, made even more so thanks to our incredible partners. In fact, we have numerous
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Cloud Migration Challenges and Solutions for Small Business with WatServ

How to Minimize the Threat of a Ransomware Attack with Help from a Cloud Solution Provider

Ransomware. Hopefully, you haven’t experienced the predicament of being held hostage by it. What is Ransomware? First, let’s quickly define what
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azure service management with WatServ

It’s 2020. Do You Know What’s New in Azure Migrate?

Has your organization been hesitant to migrate to Microsoft Azure because of missing functionalities from Azure Migrate? Are you considering using
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Best Practices for a Smooth Office 365 Migration

So, you want to migrate to Office 365? There are so many reasons why an organization would choose to migrate to
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Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Security In Office 365

What is MFA? Multi-factor authentication (MFA), is the ability to verify a login with at least one other verification point, beyond
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SOC 2 Certification for CloudOps with WatServ

WatServ Achieves SOC 2 Certification for CloudOps Managed Services

In December 2019, WatServ achieved SOC 2 certification for its CloudOps Managed Services based on an audit of its Type I
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