In an economy with accelerated transformation, many organizations are investing considerable resources to increase their IT agility. They understand that better agility, provided for example by mobile applications and data analysis solutions, can help them better understand their customers, position themselves advantageously and quicker compared to their competitors and reduce their costs.
On January 3, 2018, two important security breaches named Meltdown and Spectre were publicly disclosed. These are two critical bugs located at the processor level.
Description of the vulnerabilities
Two flaws in processor design from leading chip makers could allow hackers to access sensitive information.
The changing role of IT
It is no longer just about guaranteeing stability, levels of performance and availability of applications, but also encouraging innovation and contributing to the business.
This new orientation of IT is inevitably accompanied by the modernization of the data center, which today is an impediment to the requirements of the lines of business.
The digital transformation of companies is not just a question of competitiveness, or market positioning, it is a question of survival.
In order to remain competitive and improve their performance, companies from all sectors and sizes must develop new business strategies and processes by taking advantage of information technology and communication.
In this context of a digital economy, companies that want to remain viable must, of course, have leaders capable of recognizing opportunities, but also the IT environment capable of handling this new mission.
Microsoft Azure includes an ever-expanding array of integrated cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to create, deploy, and manage applications, through a global network of data centers, and a wide range of associated tools. 90% of Fortune 500 companies have confidence in Microsoft's cloud.
Why such a high adoption? Here are 5 specific reasons that pushed Present, and push companies, to adopt Microsoft Azure.
Analysts are unanimous. The future is cloud computing, public, with a private/hybrid emphasis depending on the size of the company.
Indeed, the benefits of this cloud services approach are numerous and include more specifically:
• Total cost reduction of possessing IT infrastructure by replacing outdated and at risk systems and applications
• Faster implementation of business initiatives
• Integration with existing infrastructures (hybrid cloud and back-up sites within the Cloud)
Today’s companies must increase their IT’s efficiency to remain competitive, regardless of their industry. To do so, they must support their growth with powerful easy-to-use technological tools.
This is the case for Microsoft Office 365. Contrary to popular belief, it goes way beyond a simple cloud-based email service!
As the undisputed leader in its field, Office 365 is a fully integrated platform offering a complete array of tools. These different applications increase the efficiency of collaboration and the speed of communication, resulting in tangible benefits, both internal and external.
Ransomware is a category of malware whose purpose is to render the targeted data unusable or to block access to IT systems until a ransom is paid, generally in the form of hard to trace virtual money.
It can just as easily encrypt data from a work station as it can with what it has access to on a shared network.
A considerable threat
The 2016 Midyear Security Roundup: The Reign of Ransomware study demonstrates that throughout the first half of 2016 there was a 172% increase in cases of ransomware, in comparison to all of 2015.
Companies today must offer optimal data access to employees, customers, and partners in order to be efficient.
This requires continual Internet access, which exposes these companies to hostile environments where threats evolve rapidly.
Add to this the fact that employees can intentionally or involuntarily threaten the network by their actions, and you have everything you need for imminent disaster.