The Power of the Trust X Alliance

Technology Solutions of America (TSOA), a information technology organization based out of Florida, was in need of assistance with a major healthcare customer and turned to the Trust X Alliance program through IngramMicro to partner with a like-minded organization with Citrix Subject Matter Experts. eGroup rose to the occasion, assisted and delivered immediate success for TSOA customer’s Citrix project. Since the initial inquiry in 2015, TSOA has partnered with…

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eGroup + Zerto + Azure = IT Resilience

In last Friday’s post, I discussed the concept that “Things that have never happened before, happen every day” and the need for a posture of resilience to remain operationally ready for anything. Storage industry veteran Paul Zeiter, currently president at Zerto, said recently that “One of the big challenges facing companies today is the need to change the way they think about coping with change. Traditional approaches to managing change…

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Availability = Survival

As IT veterans, I’m certain we all have stories like the one I shared previously – many of those without the happy ending. It reminds me of the prime concepts of a (fascinating) survival book I read several years ago by Laurence Gonzales called “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why,” where the key themes of accident investigation are: Things that have never happened before, happen every day (for example, the…

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Is Email Your Largest Security Vulnerability? Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Can Help!

What would you say is your largest security vulnerability?  In a recent study sponsored by MalwareBytes and Osterman Research, 31% of ransomware attacks were via links in email and 28% were due to attachments.  That is 59% of attacks originate in email. Traditional Anti-Virus and SPAM protection don’t go far enough to mitigate these risks. Modern email security requires intelligent software that can identify: Abnormal User Behavior – Your users…

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Moving Quickly to SharePoint Online Using Sharegate

SharePoint Online is Microsoft’s cloud version of the server-based web application. It is rapidly becoming one of our favorite cloud productivity tools to deploy for customers. If you’ve been through the many phases of SharePoint over the years, you’ll know that the platform has grown immensely. This growth can be good for customers who can fully embrace new technology. However, it may be hard for most people to wrap their…

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Microsoft Azure Backup Server – Protect Your Data Today

Microsoft Azure Backup Server is a cost efficient, scalable, backup solution that can provide businesses with an enterprise backups while being easy to deploy, manage, and utilize. Microsoft Azure Backup can help you accomplish the following in very little time (days, not weeks). On-Premises and Cloud Backups Incremental Cloud Replication Geo-Replicated Cloud Storage – Up to 6 copies in the Cloud Cloud Only option for the storage constrained business…

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Microsoft Incentive Program to Help Your Business Get Started with Cloud in 2017 – Microsoft Azure

Microsoft has created a great program to allow qualified businesses the opportunity to engage eGroup certified Cloud experts to come on-site and help your business get going with Cloud solutions.  The Microsoft Azure Everywhere program (expires June 30th, 2017) provides Microsoft funding to qualified partners, like eGroup, to conduct on-site education workshops, proof of concept environments, Cloud migration assessments and Cloud adoption roadmaps.  These workshops, funded by Microsoft, are focused…

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