Best Practices

Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Deployment Models to Support a Cloud Exit Strategy


In business, the term “exit strategy” pops up in conversations frequently – usually in the context of an entrepreneur selling off his company, or a venture capital (VC) investor cashing in his shares. The term is important in cloud computing too. Companies that adopt cloud services cannot count on keeping their resources in the same […]

Change is Hard: The Right Partner, Process and People are Here to Help


Your Comfort Zone “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” This quote about uncertainty could be a powerful motivator. Why? Because as human beings, we tend to feel comfortable when we are in control. But the reality is, if we are pushing our business, our processes and our people forward, we cannot control everything….and that is OK! We […]

Hybrid Cloud Adoption: Migration Approaches and Tools


Many organizations have a need to adopt and operate a hybrid cloud environment for various reasons, including leveraging heavy investments in on-premises technologies, unique requirements for data to be closer to other on-premises systems, specific security requirements, low latency requirements, etc. Organizations are also looking for platform destinations to deploy and migrate applications. Adopting and […]

Putting Ourselves Out of Business: How Kronos Reinvented Itself to Change the Future of Workforce Management


Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Unlike companies such as Microsoft, Google and IBM, Kronos is not a household name in the software industry. Yet our solutions are deployed by 35,000 organizations and used by more than 40 million people in over 100 countries every single day. […]

Five Steps to Better Security in Microsoft Azure


Data breaches are becoming a regular headline on the evening news, and no CISO in the world wants to have their company added to that growing list. Many organizations are still laboring under the mistaken idea that their internal data centers are more secure than those of the major public cloud providers. Gartner even ranked […]

Microsoft Azure Subscriptions and Migration Considerations


An Azure subscription is an agreement with Microsoft to use one or more Microsoft cloud platforms or services. Microsoft offers various subscription options for consuming cloud services, but the three primary options are: Pay-As You Go, Azure Enterprise Agreement (Azure EA) and Azure Cloud Service Provider (Azure CSP). In many instances after initial engagement, the […]