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Security Standalone or Should It Be Integrated

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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Building IT Innovation By Partnering With Experts

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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Managing Security Friction

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

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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Build Genuine Partnerships

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: 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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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 Is Continuous Transformation

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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Defining A Modern Security Strategy For Your Organization

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

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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Moving From Digital Transformation To Continuous Improvement

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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How Do I Plan For A Secure Cloud Environment

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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Create A Network Of Innovation

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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In 2020, 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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How to Take Your Dynamics GP to the Cloud Without Your Users Noticing

A Guide for Professionals Thinking of Migrating Their ERP Solution to the Cloud Thinking of migrating your ERP solution to the
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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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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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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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Considering Migrating to the Cloud? Here are Three Questions to Ask in 2020.

Today, the number of cloud technologies available are practically endless. At the same time, the pace of cloud innovation and development
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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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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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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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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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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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Holiday Season Signals Make-or-Break Opportunity for Businesses

We have made it through the first part of a very busy shopping season including Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now
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Growing Businesses Need Management Systems That Can Keep Up

Successful businesses experience growth in a number of different ways from increased headcount, changing product lines, and a long list of
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The Best Business Software Doesn’t Always Have a Hefty Price Tag

Large businesses need a management solution that can support all of the moving parts of the enterprise, not some of them.
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Microsoft Ignire 2019

Top 5 Announcements Revealed at Microsoft Ignite 2019

This article was written by Abe Kifle, a WatServ Cloud Solutions Architect. For over 10 years, I’ve been attending Microsoft Ignite, and
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Three Interesting Dynamics GP Takeaways from the 2019 User Group Summit

Recap of the 2019 User Group Summit in Kissimmee, FL The WatServ Team returned from the 2019 User Group Summit a
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Visit WatServ at the 2019 User Group Summit

WatServ is pleased to be attending the 2019 User Group Summit on October 15-18, 2019 in Kissimmee, Florida. The User Group
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Top Five Cloud Computing Predictions 2013

There has been a lot of talk regarding predictions of what cloud computing will bring in 2013. After reading through many
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WatServ Facility Achieves New SSAE – 16 Type II Compliance

Waterloo Managed Software Services USA Inc (WatServ) announced today that it has achieved SSAE-16 type II compliance for its Flint, Michigan
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WatServ Becomes a Premier Member of the Microsoft Dynamics AX User Group

Waterloo Managed Software Services USA Inc (WatServ) announced today that it has become a Premiere member of the Microsoft Dynamics AX
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