Microsoft Azure Benefits
Many small and medium sized businesses are making the move to the “cloud.” This technology is one of the biggest new advances that is changing the way that businesses can function. The reasons that so many businesses are now using cloud-computing platforms, as Microsoft Azure provides, are many due to the numerous benefits afforded for the small or medium sized business. Some of the most important business benefits include:
By using Microsoft Azure, employees have access to documents, applications, programs and data, etc. from anywhere there is an internet connection. No more worrying about which programs are on which computer – all of them can be accessed through Azure. Using Microsoft Azure Hosting means that files are always available, no matter what time of day or where in the world the user is located. Furthermore, Azure can meet growing bandwidth requirements of a business quickly due to the almost infinite capacity of the remote servers. The Microsoft Azure management portal provides easy access to all applications and functions.
Employees can all access the same document and see live changes. Chatting also allows for employees to collaborate when not working in the same office. All of the documents are saved only once –meaning that there is no confusion about which document is the most up to date.
No disaster plans for backing up files and important databases are necessary as everything is saved on the cloud. There is no dependence on the server or a certain computer that holds important information.
Gives the business an edge
For small and medium businesses, Microsoft Azure allows access to technology that gives them an edge that usually only larger, established businesses can achieve using a large technical team. Microsoft Azure provides technical support and use of a larger system, which makes it both accessible and affordable for smaller businesses.
Azure provides updates automatically for security features and general server maintenance. This saves your company both time and money on these necessary tasks.
Visual studio development
Website management is easily carried out through Visual Studio that allows for management of ASP.net type sites. The local running copy of Visual Studio is still necessary, but additional functions are very useful in the Azure version. Live data streams and site logs are also accessible through the computing system. Other web applications are also available for website creation.
Azure allows for SQL functionality. Companies can grow their databases as their businesses grows, allowing them to manage costs relative to their needs with Microsoft Azure tiered pricing. All data and its accessibility is controlled by the user, however the SQL database assists with administrative tasks such as backups, point-in-time restore functions and it allows replicate copies to be made.
Office 365 can be used in combination with Azure. The cloud computing abilities of Azure is an extension to Office 365. Office 365 gives businesses standard necessary tools and is also run in the cloud. Azure allows customized applications to be made and used.
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