Microsoft Azure - What it Offers your Business in 2020
We all know Microsoft. Back in junior high, I started using Word to type essays and PowerPoint to make basic slideshows. Over the years, Microsoft’s once-tiny operation has moved from the garage to the cloud (see what I did there 😊).
The Microsoft Azure cloud platform works as a steppingstone to slowly move your business data from on-premises servers to a more flexible virtual space. Besides the typical computing and network functions, here are five bonus features that Azure delivers.
1. Continuous Innovation
Microsoft is constantly adding new applications to its portfolio. Using AI algorithm intelligence, your technology adapts to better meet your specific business needs. Additionally, Azure updates are automatic and in real-time, meaning you’ll never have to search for new software.
2. Enhanced Analytics
Azure’s analytical tools turn your data into user-friendly statistics. By digging deeper into your company’s sales or production performance, you can make more informed decisions about resources moving forward. Smart analytics also provides the opportunity to optimize technology spending.
3. Cohesive Security
“Microsoft Azure offers the was the best compliance coverage of over 50 compliance offerings and is the most trusted cloud platform by U.S. government institutions.” Your business data should be concealed behind a comprehensive security system that helps you detect, assess, and react to threats before they cause any damage. Azure’s multi-level security model includes features like two-factor authentication and data encryption.
4. Reliable Remote Access
Since COVID hit, businesses have had to shift their technology efforts to enable remote workers. But productivity and collaboration don’t have to suffer. With Azure virtual machines (VMs), your employees can access their apps from any device, anywhere.
5. Maximum Cost-Effectiveness
Managing an IT budget is never easy, especially when you’re paying a flat fee that includes things your business doesn’t need. Microsoft Azure (and Iserv) uses a consumption-based pricing model that fluctuates for growth.