Demystifying the Cloud: Microsoft Urges Dynamics ERP Users to Examine the Risks, Costs of On-Premise Hosting

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Hauling fuel to a data center's rooftop generator

What would it take to keep your business-critical servers running in a disaster?  Are you ready to haul buckets of diesel fuel up 17 flights of stairs for days on end when your backup power is knocked out by flooding?  How about two flights?

When companies are evaluating whether to move their business processes to the cloud, they often believe one of the key considerations is cost, but Microsoft thinks businesses should take a broader view and spend some time thinking about how they will handle a range of challenges like uptime, backups, and worst case scenarios.

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.

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