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Microsoft Disguises Its Underwater Data Center as Coral

Microsoft Disguises Its Underwater Data Center as Coral

Microsoft is changing the data storage dynamic by applying for a patent that disguises its experimental underwater data center as a natural sea bed. In August 2015, Microsoft lowered its experimental underwater data center into the depths of the ocean off the central coast of California to see if storing and running servers on the ocean floor were feasible. Project Natick, as it was dubbed, operated for 105 days from August to November to test the hypothesis that is not only underwater data centers possible, but is also more efficient than their land-based brethren. The test was claimed as a...

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Office 365 Offers Enterprise-Grade Security and Storage

Office 365 Offers Enterprise-Grade Security and Storage

Office 365 offers top-level security and cloud storage options data protection. Keeping data secure from external (and sometimes internal) threats is of the utmost importance to any business looking to grow, and Office 365 offers its users multiple layers of security regarding keeping information in the right hands as well as a large capacity storage solution. Office 365 security protocols break down into three tiers: Identity, Infrastructure, and Apps & Data. Protected Identities To manage users and their authentication steps for safe access, Office 365 employs Azure Active Directory (Active AD) to provide organizational leaders with more control over who can...

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Office 365 is an IT Technician’s Dream

Office 365 is an IT Technician’s Dream

With Office 365, your IT person will thank you when he/she has one streamlined system in place for everyone. Office 365 seeks to bring the many kinds of productivity programs out there together into one cohesive system that integrates all its programs together for optimized efficiency and effectiveness. Sometimes an office can have multiple operating systems, hardware preferences (usually PC vs. Mac), and even different versions of the same software. Accounting for all those variables can make the company IT expert go crazy, particularly when employees start to complain about compatibility issues, among other things. Put yourself in the shoes...

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Office 365 Outpaces Traditional Office in Sales

Office 365 Outpaces Traditional Office in Sales

In the past quarter, Office 365 subscription sales contributed to a significant portion of Microsoft’s overall sales for Office products. Microsoft announced a significant milestone for Office 365 in that it surpassed traditional Office products in total revenue. Microsoft CFO Amy Hood reports that profits from both Office 365 and traditional Office rose 5% YoY to over $277 million, and that Office 365 sales made up the majority of the over sum. Hood and others believe this leap in sales is due to Office 365’s cloud computing capabilities that are presenting new opportunities to both customers and businesses in how...

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Office 365 Saves Time and Money Through Efficiency

Office 365 Saves Time and Money Through Efficiency

Switching over to Office 365, a cloud-based productivity platform from Microsoft can have profound effects on the time and money invested into daily and ongoing projects. As Microsoft begins shifting focus away from the traditional perpetual software licenses of individual programs to the all-inclusive, subscription-based Office 365, many people are wondering if it is worth the switch. By connecting all your productivity tools together in an all-in-one suite of programs that integrate with one another, you can forego many of the extra costs endured from using traditional software solutions. For any small businesses, corporations, governments, or individuals, time can be...

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