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Cloud Security – NSA Guidelines

CLOUD SECURITY - NSA GUIDELINES FOR 2020 The National Security Agency has released a detailed examination of methods used to attack cloud providers.  There is growing concern these services could be a weak spot in companies' cyber security defenses in 2020. The NSA advisory contains detailed descriptions of attack methods observed by U.S. intelligence [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

Is Microsoft Unified Support Mandatory

IS MICROSOFT UNIFIED SUPPORT MANDATORY? This is the question being asked by thousands of Microsoft Premier Support customers across the globe transitioning to Unified Support. These same organizations are now finding themselves burdened with dramatic Microsoft support cost increases and no relief in sight. Microsoft Sells Unified as Mandatory Most MS reps selling [...]

November 22nd, 2019|

Microsoft Unified Support Frequently Asked Questions

MICROSOFT UNIFIED SUPPORT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Microsoft Unified Support Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) include is Unified support mandatory and what happens if I switch to an alternative like US Cloud? Hundreds of organizations worldwide have switched from Microsoft Unified (formerly Premier) Support to US Cloud for support of their Microsoft products. As these companies [...]

October 26th, 2019|

Top Cyber Threats in 2020

2020 CYBER THREATS Here are the top cyber threats are for 2020 and how to best protect your organisation from attacks. While Phishing, Ransomware, Crypto-Jacking and IoT Vulnerabilities have been prominent in 2019, here are the trending threats and vulnerabilities for 2020: Business Email Compromises, Credential Stuffing, and Web Application Attacks. Below you will [...]

October 22nd, 2019|

Microsoft SAM – Software Asset Management Cost Savings

MICROSOFT SAM: SOFTWARE ASSET MANAGEMENTIT Asset Management (ITAM) Professionals are using Microsoft SAM to monitor their MSFT software costs.  SAM is revealing software cost increases as enterprise cloud consumption increases. ITAM pros have identified, via SAM, that as MS cloud service consumption rises, so too do support and Enterprise Agreements (EA) costs.Microsoft SAM or Software [...]

October 11th, 2019|

Microsoft Software Assurance Benefits – 2020 thru 2022 Changes

MICROSOFT SOFTWARE ASSURANCE (SA) BENEFITS  Redmond, Washington / USA  - September 13, 2019: Microsoft announced changes to their Software Assurance (SA) benefits program that will impact all business and enterprise SA customers over the next three years. Organizations using Microsoft Software Assurance to offset Microsoft software and support costs, will need to know the [...]

September 17th, 2019|

Microsoft Premium Support – Keeps Your Business Running

MICROSOFT PREMIUM SUPPORT Today, most businesses rely on Microsoft technologies to keep their business running.  Those organizations have chosen to pay the Microsoft premium over an open source software alternative.  As their Microsoft portfolio evolves, a mixture of on-premises and Office 365 / Azure is creating a complex hybrid Microsoft environment with lots of [...]

September 6th, 2019|

Microsoft Business Support – Pro or Premier (Unified)?

MICROSOFT SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES Today, the majority of businesses worldwide rely on Microsoft technologies to keep their business running.  A mixture of on-premises and Cloud technologies is creating a complex hybrid Microsoft environment with lots of moving parts. Downtime is costly. Rapid troubleshooting and professional support of Microsoft business technologies has never been more [...]

August 21st, 2019|

DoD JEDI Awakens to Microsoft Premier (Unified) Support Alternative, US Cloud

JEDI is the United States military’s cloud for its warfighters.  The US military cloud will have all the benefits of security, scale, cost effectiveness, failover, AI and the typical cloud pains of migration and hybrid integration. The Microsoft cloud platform will bring a steady flow of new features and updates. Knowing how to use [...]

July 25th, 2019|

Microsoft Unified Support Agreement – What You Should Know

Here are the highlights of the 27-page Microsoft Unified (formerly Premier) Support Agreement. These points should help you better prepare for your renewal and avoid any surprises or lurking gotchas for your enterprise procurement and technology leaders. What is a Microsoft Unified Support Agreement? The Microsoft Unified Support Agreement governs Microsoft’s comprehensive enterprise support [...]

May 30th, 2019|

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