Traction in the Cloud leads to new business models

Zack Nimtz

Traction in the Cloud leads to new business models
Cloud computing has been making waves in the tech and business communities since its inception. A recent study from Oxford Economics and SAP found that not only are 69 percent of businesses planning to make heavy investments in the cloud over the next three years, but they are also planning on deploying more business models in the cloud as well. In fact, 55 percent of enterprises are planning to launch new business models in the cloud in the next three years, compared to the 44 percent that are doing it now.

Enterprises aren't the only ones moving to the cloud. Small businesses are making their mark there as well. According to a 2014 study from Emergent Research and Intuit, 78 percent of small businesses will be fully cloud operational by 2020 [see SlideShare]. The benefits of cloud computing for small businesses include improved efficiency and streamlined processes.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Microsoft Dynamics GP

3 signs your business has outgrown its accounting software

Zack Nimtz

Are the tools that once supported your business growth now hindering your ability to act with agility and insight? Whether it is missing functionality, has limited database capabilities, or stands in the way of productivity — your business may have outgrown its accounting software.

Below are three signs that it may be time for you to upgrade your ERP:

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics GP

How will Microsoft's re-organization affect Dynamics CRM customers?

Zack Nimtz

Windows Server 2003 end-of-life isn't the only thing on Microsoft's plate at the moment. The company is also currently undergoing a company-wide re-organization aimed at strengthening current offerings and emphasizing innovation, according to an employee memo obtained by The Verge. In the memo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced June 17 that the company would be moving the management of its customer relations management solution, Dynamics CRM, under the Cloud and Enterprise division, under current division leader Scott Guthrie.

How with the move impact organizations?
Right now, Dynamics CRM Online is part of Microsoft's Commercial Cloud businesses, according to ZDNet, but there is a possibility that in the future Microsoft will move Dynamics CRM Online to its cloud platform, Azure. Hence the move to the Cloud and Enterprise division. In the employee memo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stressed that the transition will be beneficial for the company and its customers because it will allow for better innovation and collaboration.

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Cloud Services, Microsoft Dynamics GP

Dynamics GP TechSnax: Increase System Security and Implement Audit Best Practices with Fastpath

Hillary Horning

We’re switching things up during this month’s webinar, Techsnax! We’re pleased to welcome our Partner Fastpath, industry leader in ERP security and audit management, to demonstrate two of their core solutions, Config AD and Assure. Fastpath offers comprehensive solutions specializing in access certification, and segregation of duties reviews and management.

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Business Process Optimization

How to navigate Windows Server 2003 end of life

Zack Nimtz

As technologies improve, legacy systems become unviable for companies to continue to operate. Such is the reason why Microsoft is planning to end support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14 of this year. After that, Microsoft will no longer provide patches or updates to existing software. Businesses that have not migrated their systems off of Windows Server 2003 should begin the process as soon as possible to avoid negative repercussions.

CIOs worried about the cost to migrate should consider the implications associated with remaining on the outdated server. TechRadar reported that this will be the biggest security threat of 2015. Since Microsoft will no longer be supplying security updates, there will be increased risk of cyberattack for the nearly 2.6 millions users that have not yet made the transition.

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP