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Tailoring Cloud Hosting Solutions to Your Business: Customization as the Key to Success  

Data is the new oil, and digital transformation is no longer optional. Cloud hosting has emerged as a pivotal business tool. But as with all tools, the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is not always the best strategy. Your cloud hosting solution needs to align with your business’s unique requirements to fully reap its benefits. As a specialist … Read more

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Microsoft Modern Workplace
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Innovate with Microsoft Modern Workplace

Staying ahead in technology and innovation is not just a luxury but a necessity. Microsoft Modern Workplace is at the forefront of this transformation, offering a suite of tools and solutions that redefine how we work, collaborate, and secure our business environments. As leaders – CEOs, COOs, and CFOs – understanding and leveraging the power … Read more

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Navigating the Landscape of Innovation with GP Migrations and Cloud Solutions

Welcome to another exploration of the expansive digital universe of GP migrations. Today, we turn our gaze to a shining beacon in the cosmos of business—innovation. Leveraging the power of cloud solutions, businesses can accelerate their growth, securing the competitive advantage required to stand out in a crowded marketplace.  But how does migrating your Great … Read more

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Microsoft 365 Licensing Management
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The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Microsoft 365 Licensing Management: Unraveling the Intricacies

Ever since its inception, Microsoft 365 (M365) has been a game-changer, revolutionizing the way organizations function daily. With a broad array of productivity-enhancing tools and services, M365 has become a mainstay in the business world, empowering teams to collaborate effortlessly and work smarter.  However, getting to grips with M365 licensing is only half the story. … Read more

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Essential Microsoft Modern Workplace Tools for Productivity: Including Microsoft Copilot 

In the era of digital transformation, productivity and efficiency are paramount for any organization. Microsoft’s Modern Workplace suite, enhanced with the latest addition of Microsoft Copilot, offers a comprehensive range of tools designed to elevate productivity to new heights. This blog post explores the essential tools within the Microsoft Modern Workplace suite, focusing on how … Read more

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Elevating Your Cloud Experience with microsoft azure
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Elevating Your Cloud Experience: Why Microsoft Azure Surpasses Expectations

In the rapidly evolving technological landscape, choosing the right cloud provider can profoundly influence your business trajectory. One cloud platform that has consistently outperformed its counterparts is Microsoft Azure for businesses. In this post, we’ll delve into the compelling reasons why Azure, a service built on decades of Microsoft’s steadfast innovation, is the best choice … Read more

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Demystify M365 complexities with our Microsoft 365 Licensing Guide
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The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft 365 Licensing: Unraveling the Mystery

Microsoft 365 (M365) is an integral toolset for any business, from startups to multinationals. However, understanding its licensing intricacies often proves challenging. In this blog post, we’ll demystify the ins and outs of M365 licensing, offering you a comprehensive Microsoft 356 licensing guide to making the most of your M365 subscription.  An Introduction to Microsoft … Read more

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How Can State-of-the Art Cloud Hosting Technology Help Maximize the Efficiency of Businesses?

In today’s world, businesses rely heavily on technology to operate efficiently and effectively. One of the key technologies that businesses use is cloud hosting technology. Cloud hosting allows businesses to store and access their data and applications on remote servers rather than on their own computers or servers. With state-of-the-art cloud hosting technology, businesses can … Read more

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Log4j Vulnerability and ERP Solutions

What is Log4j? Cyber attackers are making hundreds of attempts every minute to try and exploit a critical security vulnerability in the Java logging library, Apache Log4j.  The Log4j flaw (also now known as “Log4Shell”) is a vulnerability that can allow unauthenticated remote code execution and access to servers. Log4j is used in many forms … Read more

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Again, What IS Ransomware? A History Lesson in the Midst of Another Major Industry Attack

According to the Justice Department, ransomware attacks are now elevated to the same priority level of terrorism. Dealing with cybersecurity right now is as important to the US government as dealing with global terrorism after 9/11. So what gives? JBS, a Brazil-based company responsible for 1/5 of the United States’ cattle supply, was hit by … Read more

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First-Hand Evidence of the Dangers of Ransomware: The Colonial Pipeline Story

If you live on the East coast, you likely had some early pandemic flashbacks recently; stories of a gas shortage threw people into a gas-buying frenzy (indeed making that gas shortage narrative a true one). Social media was filled with photos of people in pickup trucks filling barrels with gasoline and videos of motorists physically … Read more

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Backups in Dynamics 365 BC
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The Rundown on Backups in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy.  Using cloud products like Microsoft Business Central includes disaster recovery services such as backups and storage.  Here is the overview of backups and restores for Business Central. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online service uses Azure SQL Database as the underlying … Read more

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Strengthen Your Business Security with Microsoft Secure Score

No matter what size your business is and which industry you’re in, the increase in remote workforces has also brought about an increase in hackers and ransomware attacks.  Similar to the pandemic, hackers don’t discriminate, they target any and all businesses.  Some data shows small to medium sized businesses are more of a target because … Read more

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Crestwood Cloud: Now Offering Multifactor Authentication (MFA) for Dynamics GP & SL

Every day we hear about systems being attacked by hackers.  Securing your data is top priority.  By hosting your Dynamics GP or SL system in the Crestwood Cloud, you get peace of mind that your system is secure. We already offer multifactor authentication and single sign on for Acumatica through Azure AD, but extending it … Read more

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Virtual Invoices for Dynamics GP
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Getting to a Remote Workforce

We realize you might be tired of hearing about COVID-19, but if you need assistance getting your employees safe, secure, and reliable remote access so you can keep your business moving forward, we have a special offer for you. Crestwood, along with Microsoft, bring to you: Free Microsoft Office licenses for six months (including web … Read more

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Multifactor Authentication
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Intelligent enforcement of multifactor authentication with Azure Conditional Access and Acumatica

In today’s blog post we are going to explore some of the capabilities of Azure working together with Acumatica to provide an easy to use and secure way to log into Acumatica. You can use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) as your identity provider for single sign on into Acumatica.  But beyond that, we are … Read more

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Are You Sure that You’re Really in the Cloud? A Gray Market Cloud Horror Story

You are a savvy business owner; your business processes and ERP are backed up in the cloud. You’ve seen the statistics, heard the horror stories, and you’ve made the necessary steps to feel secure. But what does “in the cloud” really mean? How secure is your data really? Gray Market Cloud Spells Doom for One … Read more

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