October 11, 2016

Focus on Your Applications, Not Your Servers

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One of the key responsibilities for any IT department is making sure computer systems are running at peak performance. It means that every server is updated with the latest security patches and OS upgrades as they’re released from each vendor. In environments that run operating systems from multiple vendors, this… Read More


September 1, 2016

Using the Cloud to Service More Customers at Once

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Big data has permeated every aspect of our digital lives. As consumers, we don’t really recognize big data in practice, but we certainly notice the benefits—the convenience of things like real-time traffic, weather, and navigation applications, all the way to the aggregation and reporting of real estate listings and median… Read More


May 5, 2016

PaaS – The Engine for Agile Innovation

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The Internet is an exponential environment. With more technology choices, development strategies, and varied products available than ever before, businesses continue to seek out ways to differentiate themselves. It’s been estimated that 90% of the world’s data has been generated in the past two years and that information doubles every… Read More


August 20, 2012

Making Your Windows Azure SQL Database Even More Secure

The only secure computer is one that’s unplugged, locked in a safe, and buried 20 feet under the ground in a secret location… and I’m not event too sure about that one. – Dennis Huges, FBI The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a… Read More


August 16, 2012

Converting an ASP.NET MVC Web App to a Windows Azure Service

It seems I get 5-6 emails per week asking me how to move an existing ASP.NET MVC Web application to the Windows Azure environment. I have a short list of steps I’ve been copying and pasting into my responses, but I thought I’d take a couple of minutes to expand… Read More