Blogs


Cloud-Native Applications
2017

Why Cloud-Native is the Future of App Development

Let's dive right into cloud-native.  While cloud-based development has quickly become the norm in today’s business landscape, making the transition to the cloud can still seem like a daunting task. In truth, not every legacy application is suitable for migration to the cloud — and trying to retrofit those applications into the cloud platform is […]

Cybersecurity Assessment
2017

Protecting Your Company With Cybersecurity

Ready for your cybersecurity assessment?  In today’s economy, businesses cannot afford to operate without an online presence. On the other hand, the moment you expand your reach into “the cloud,” even if you limit your digital activity to email and a simple website, your private data becomes a target for cybercriminals. Put Your Cybersecurity In […]

Poor UX Examples
2017

3 Apps That Failed Due to Poor UX

At one point or another, we've all been frustrated by poor UX. This is especially true in enterprise software, where applications are expected to be clunky. Nobody enjoys poor UX; it wastes time, hinders productivity, and most importantly, stands in the way of getting your job done. So, why does poor UX continue to make […]

Geico
2017

Geico Moves To Azure To Improve Business Operations

Microsoft provides a compelling and powerful overview of a leading insurance brand, Geico, and their success with Azure and a cloud migration. Azure and Geico By adopting a DevOps development strategy and transitioning development to Microsoft Azure, GEICO is working to engage customers more personally and dynamically. With the help of partner Applied Information Sciences, […]

Avoid Phishing Attacks
2017

How To Avoid Phishing Attacks In Outlook and 0365

Brandon Vigliarolo and Tech Republic, a leading technology publication, provide us a compelling overview of how to avoid phishing attacks.  The world of cyber-criminals is attacking the simplest forms of internet usage, your email, and O365 software applications. Avoiding Phishing Attacks Cyber-criminals have turned to phishing. It's easy, you can hit lots of people at […]

IoT Technology
2017

A Beginner’s Guide to the Internet of Things

Well, you've likely heard the phrase “Internet of Things” — or IoT — at some point, but you might also be scratching your head figuring out what it is or what it means.  The IoT refers to the connection of devices (other than typical fares such as computers and smartphones) to the Internet. Cars, kitchen […]

AngularJS
2017

DevOps Is Transforming Software Development

CIO.com and author Isaac Sacolick cover how DevOps requires mindset changes in IT and is one of the key trends in software development to emerge recently.  A Merger Of Two Groups An amalgamation of “development” and “operations,” “devops” describes the organizational structure, practices, and culture needed to enable rapid agile development and scalable, reliable operations. […]

hybrid cloud solution
2017

Will A Hybrid Cloud Solution Save You Money?

Where is your company in relation to the cloud?  How about a hybrid cloud solution?  Considering a partial migration or a full migration?  What's the upside?  The downside?  At Oakwood, we know that a hybrid cloud approach is a good starting point on your way to a full, public cloud plan.  Many of our clients […]

Professional Managed Services
2017

Need Professional Managed Services? Time To Call Oakwood!

Need professional managed services? We can handle and manage your software.  Well, you've come to the right place! As your business grows, it's critical you make good decisions around who handles your hardware, software and data infrastructure. What are the benefits of handing over your data to a third party, like Oakwood? Managed Services Benefits Here's […]

Oakwood Managed Services
2017

Oakwood Managed Services

Why Oakwood Managed Services?  Monitoring the applications that run your business is a key operational task.  Daily management of these applications keeps your team from focusing on designing and implementing new technologies to transform the business.  That impacts business success!  That's where we come in! Experienced and Seasoned Managed Services Leadership With Oakwood Managed Services, […]

DevOps
2017

12 Agile Principles

Are you transforming your organization by focusing on agility?  Agile is the only way to be productive in our fast-paced work environments.  Oakwood can help!  First, read these 12 simple agile principles.  Watch your teams, company and organization will flourish! 12 Agile Principles Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous […]

SQL DBA Managed Services
2017

SQL DBA Managed Services

Why Oakwood SQL DBA Managed Services?  In response to our clients, our managed services team has established a platform that allows Oakwood Systems to proactively manage and monitor the key applications on which our clients depend. SQL Managed Services Backed by Oakwood’s broad and deep expertise across the Microsoft stack, clients are able to redeploy […]

SharePoint Managed Services
2017

Oakwood Systems SharePoint Managed Services

Why Oakwood Systems SharePoint Managed Services?  Microsoft SharePoint is a browser-based collaboration and document management platform.  It allows groups to set up a centralized, password protected space for document sharing. Oakwood SharePoint Managed Services In response to our client document sharing needs, Oakwood Systems has built a successful SharePoint managed services program offering. This service provides […]

cloud solution
2017

Overcoming Cultural Pushback to the Cloud

Wondering why there is cultural pushback to the cloud?  Well, we see cloudy skies ahead.  Why is that?  As companies head toward the cloud, it's changing much more than just where companies' data and services are hosted. The cloud is an incredibly disruptive technology with the potential to profoundly change a company's entire culture, not […]

IT Transformation
2017

The Business Potential of IT Transformation

No one thinks of IT as a back-office support department—now everyone looks to IT as an integral part of overall strategy. But where should CIOs begin? First, they need to think beyond their own experiences and domain expertise and begin viewing IT through a wider operational and strategic lens. Deloitte University Press.  IT unbounded: The business […]