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Tech Insight : What Is Microsoft Azure?

In this insight, we look at what Microsoft Azure is, plus what it offers businesses.  Azure  Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure) is Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. Public cloud refers to cloud computing services offered over the public Internet and available to anyone, i.e. the services are shared with multiple customers rather than just controlled…
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AI in 2021 For Small Businesses

In this article, we look at some of the ways that SMEs can access and use AI to improve efficiency and add value. SMEs Optimistic About AI Contrary to a popular belief that AI may still be a little ‘pie in the sky’ for many SMEs, an Adecco study (2017) showed that small businesses are…
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Windows Virtual Desktop Generally Available Now

Microsoft has announced that its Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide on Azure and will include Windows 7 free Extended Security Updates for up to three years. Windows Virtual Desktop Windows Virtual Desktop from Microsoft, which was announced last September but has just been made generally available worldwide, is a Cloud-based ‘virtual’ version…
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Public Cloud May Double In Just Four Years

The new cloud market report from the Synergy Research Group shows that cloud-associated markets, such as the public cloud, are growing at rates ranging from 10% to over 40% and the annual spending on the cloud may double in four years. IaaS & PaaS Biggest Growth Synergy’s half-yearly report shows that across the seven key…
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Cash From Cloud More Than Expected

A Gartner report shows evidence that revenues from the public cloud look likely to grow by 18.5% this year, and could top $260 Billion. Public Cloud The ‘public cloud’ refers to the service whereby companies / individuals can access virtual machines (VMs), applications or storage over the Internet on a pay-per-usage or free basis. Technical…
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Azure and 365 now hosted in the UK

Microsoft have become the first of the big three Microsoft/Amazon/Google to deliver data centres in the UK. New data centres have been opened in London, Cardiff and Durham. Dynamics CRM has yet to be made available but is set to be online in the first half of 2017. Until now UK customers have had to…
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Microsoft Azure just behind Amazon Web Services in Gartner’s new IaaS rankings; Google is a distant third – GeekWire

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