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cloud migration

Planning Your Move to the Cloud

What is happening at your company in relation to a cloud migration plan?  More and more organizations are implementing some form of cloud computing into

Office 365 Email

10 Reasons To Migrate to Microsoft Office 365

Thinking about a Microsoft Office 365 migration?  If you haven’t migrated your messaging and collaboration infrastructure to Microsoft Office 365 you are missing out on

Business Dashboard

5 Signs Your Business Dashboard is Broken

Your business dashboard is more than just a point-of-access into your management information system – or at least, it should be. Its purpose extends beyond acting

IT talent pool

Exploring Gender Inequality in Tech

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. Yet U.S. universities are only on track

ransomware

Ransomware Background and Protection

Ransomware is malicious software.  It is covertly installed on a victim’s computer.  The intent is to hold your computer and files for ransom, as a

UX Design

Good UX Design Ideas

The concept of online user experience (UX) is not much different than any aspect of your daily life.  You want a pleasant experience without any

social engineering

Amateurs Hack Systems. Professionals Hack People.

Social Engineering 2015 marked an important year in the world of network security. For the first time, social engineering attacks outnumbered attacks on software vulnerabilities

social media metrics

Social Media Metrics That Really Matter

Do you know what the social media metrics that really matter are?  As big data continues to be a big deal for businesses, many marketing

cybersecurity threat tactics

Top Cybersecurity Threat Tactics You Need to Know About

Cybersecurity threat tactics are changing all the time.  Protecting your information is the single greatest challenge to information management. It seems every week we hear

Modernized Security

Office 365 | Modernized Security Controls

Let's talk about advanced cybersecurity controls with Office 365.  We call it modernized security.  Who is ready? Here we go!  Identity is the new security

Predictive Data Analytics

3 Ways to Win Customer Loyalty With Predictive Data Analytics

To win and retain customers in 2017, companies will need to fine-tune their competencies in using data and predictive analytics to develop actionable insights.  That's

DevOps

New Year Resolution 2017: Adopt a DevOps Culture

Need to create a DevOps culture?  Sounds easy, right?  From a purely technical perspective, the divide between your development team and your operations team is

Data Visualization

7 Breathtaking Examples of Amazing Data Visualization

Data visualization communicates complex data in a way that is easy to understand so insights can be gleaned quickly. In looking at a slew of

IT Transformation

5 Ways Your Cloud Implementation Can Fail

Cloud implementation.  Sexy, huh?  There's an old adage that carpenters always use: Measure twice, cut once. While carpenters mean this in a literal sense, the

Cloud-Native Applications

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

Cybersecurity Assessment

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

Poor UX Examples

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

Geico

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

Avoid Phishing Attacks

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

IoT Technology

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

AngularJS

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

hybrid cloud solution

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

Professional Managed Services

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

Oakwood Managed Services

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

DevOps

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! 

SQL DBA Managed Services

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

SharePoint Managed Services

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

cloud solution

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

IT Transformation

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