Entries by Chris Ertz

Office 365 – Desktop Update Best Practices

When it comes to cloud migrations, most customers dedicate efforts to the migration only to then realize there is more work to be done.  Enterprise customers have been accustomed to Microsoft version releases every couple of years.  However, subscription-based cloud services update often.  Large enterprises managing desktops and applications often dedicate teams to test and […]

Why an Accurate Active Directory Profile is Critical

When was the last time you updated your work profile?  In some cases the answer is never, as you may be thinking, “Isn’t that IT’s job and didn’t I complete several HR forms when I joined the company?”  Chances are you’ve updated your LinkedIn profile more frequently than your company bio.  Many of us spend […]

Does Our Government Contractor Need to Move to Gov-Cloud?

If you work in the DC Metropolitan area, you are aware that there are thousands of companies who serve the needs of the Federal Government.  If you doubt these numbers, FOIA lists contractors in SAM.  Government Contractors often have to adhere to many of the same security and compliance standards of the Federal Government, especially […]

Security, Information Protection, and Governance in the Cloud

Trust in the cloud continues to grow as the capabilities of the cloud mature, in some cases, beyond what IT teams could accomplish On-Premise. Information Protection Take Windows Rights Management Services for example.  First introduced in Windows Server 2003, it gave administrators the ability to enforce company policy directly in file servers, emails, and documents […]

Office 365 vs SharePoint Server and Exchange Server

Is migrating to the cloud the best option? As you are most likely aware, the information technology industry has been going through a transformation from software installed on servers in your office to services that run from massive, global datacenters.  As consumers, we went from buying books in stores to downloading them as eBooks and […]