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When support for Windows 7 and Microsoft 365 Business ends, outdated file sharing methods and skyrocketing numbers of devices and apps may put customers’ sensitive data at risk. How do you stay current and secure?

#GetModern with Demand ITS Inc. and Microsoft! Subscribe now to discover how you can increase productivity, enhance security and reduce costs with #Windows 10 and #Office365.

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Customer Story: Think Up Consulting

Looking to accelerate your small business? Discover how @thinkingup streamlines internal processes, enhances security and reduces costs with #Office365 on #Windows 10 devices.

With a focus on brand strategy, change management and strategic consulting, Think Up helps global brands make deep, lasting connections with customers. Discover how Microsoft 365 Business streamlines internal collaboration to dramatically increase productivity, enabling the company to achieve more.

#GetModern with Demand ITS Inc. and Microsoft.

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Lizo | Transformation in the oil & gas industry: data analysis and visualization

With improved technological tools, you’re likely accumulating more data than ever. If you’re wondering how to manage it, you’re not alone. Microsoft understands that most businesses are experiencing a significant increase in data and need help. Watch this video for an example of how a data-driven company can utilize #Azure Cosmos DB and Power BI to process large volumes of data and provide actionable insights to their business. Contact Demand ITS Inc. for migration questions and assistance.

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Sales Engagement – The Definitive Guide

What makes sales engagement technologies different from other “new innovations” when it comes to adopting them for your business?

This biggest difference is that sales reps are actually happy to use them. Unlike past technologies that were more of a chore for reps, simply providing data to higher ups, sales engagement technology, like Dynamics 365, adds value directly to the tasks sales reps perform throughout the day: from identifying new prospects to deepening relationships with current customers.

Invest in a technology that your sales reps will actually use and will provide a ROI for your business. Contact us to learn more.

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5 Ways IoT Is Reinventing Businesses Today

Thanks to IoT, businesses can now not only manufacture products but also offer ongoing services to monitor the performance of their products. It’s an exciting time for connected devices and one that nearly every industry can take part in and benefit from.

How are you using IoT to your advantage? If you don’t have a clear answer, it’s time to come up with a plan. At Demand ITS Inc., we have the tools and industry experts to help you connect your devices. Contact us today to learn more.

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Top 10 Security Deployment Actions with Microsoft 365

Threats come from all areas, from malware attacks to compromised user credentials, and even accidental data leaks caused by human error. Naturally, it follows that an effective security system should have tools to cover all these areas.

Using tools like Azure Active Directory and Single Sign On, you can protect your system from common user credential problems while Azure Information Protection can keep your data encrypted and secure even if it’s shared outside of your system.

We understand the security problems facing your business are far from simple, which is why our multifaceted solution contains tools to address each one.

Bootiful Azure: Taking Your First Steps with Microsoft Azure (1/6)

If you’re a developer using Spring Boot to develop your applications and are interested in using Microsoft Azure as your base, check out this mini-series. It walks you through the advantages of Microsoft Azure as a platform for your applications and ways to leverage its unique advantages to get the most out of your creation.

Still have questions? Demand ITS Inc. is here to support your business in everything from the selection of the right platform to match your needs to taking your application to the next level. Contact us to learn more.

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Modernizing the Data Estate with Azure | Rohan Kumar

What is the digital feedback loop?

When Microsoft began their own digital transformation, they discovered the importance of interconnected data and central AI to inform and improve every aspect of their business: the digital feedback loop.

How can you get the benefits of the digital feedback loop? It starts by moving to a modern data estate on the cloud!

At Demand ITS Inc., we know this move can be intimidating, which is why we’re here to help you every step of the way. Contact us to get started.

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Empowering remote work with Microsoft Teams

With employees still working from home, fostering virtual connections is crucial. Empower your employees to stay connected and keep business running smoothly by leveraging Microsoft Teams. This infographic shows you how you can help your employees embrace online communication, stay focused on meetings, share content easily, and stay connected with each other. This infographic shows you how.

Customer story: EON

At EON, saving clothing from landfills is important. In fact, it’s what they do: creating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that can stay with clothing for the life of the material and ensure the garments can be recycled properly.

RFID is just one example of the boundless applications of IoT technology available to drive transformation. At Demand ITS Inc., we can help you connect devices to streamline processes and gain insights. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

Modernizing the Data Estate with Azure | Rachita Sundar

Businesses are amassing enormous amounts of data, more than they know what to do with. Most are just using it to put together dense periodic reports explaining “what” happened too long after the fact to be of much use. Modernizing your digital workplace by moving to Azure and utilizing its AI technology can help you get a handle on your data and graduate from “what” happened to “how” it happened and, finally, to what “will” happen to inform what you should do all within a relevant period of time.

Creating security controls for IoT devices at Microsoft

What is IoT to you? To many, IoT represents an evolving landscape in which technology is integrated into our lives, driving productivity, efficiency, and transformation. IoT consists of connected devices that can collect and process data for your business’s benefit. But it’s not always easy integrating this technology.

At Demand ITS Inc., we specialize in helping businesses just like yours to find, implement, and optimize solutions that will drive the transformation your organization wants and needs. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

Finding the right IoT solution for your business

If you’re looking to drive transformation with your connected devices, you need to have a plan on how you’re going to connect them and handle the data that you derive from them as well. The first step is determining whether you need a PaaS or SaaS solution. If you have the expertise and want to retain control, then PaaS is probably your best choice. If you’d prefer to have less control and might lack the in-house cloud solution experience, perhaps a SaaS solution is best. At Demand ITS Inc., we can help you determine the right solution to fit your needs. Contact us today to find the IoT solution that’s right for you.

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Switching from an on-premises server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance can result in an ROI of 212% and post-migration payback within six months.

How is this possible? The brilliance behind Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is its customizability. Choose and pay for exactly the space and computing power you need, while utilizing options like Azure Hybrid Benefit and reserving capacity to save you big dollars.

Plus, the move from your on-premises server to the cloud is simple, with no need to reconfigure your applications.

Demand ITS Inc. is ready to help you get started. What are you waiting for?

How can Microsoft help me understand my current security posture and get recommendations on how to improve?

Managing security can be overwhelming, especially for a large enterprise. Piecing together a web of disconnected security programs and strategies to address individual problems only adds to the confusion.

Microsoft 365 gives you the tools to gain visibility across your current security posture, address current problems, and provide strategies to protect your organization moving forward.

Enterprise-wide security suddenly became manageable. At Demand ITS Inc., we can’t wait to help you get started. Contact us to learn more.

IoT devices proliferate, from smart bulbs to industrial vibration sensors

Do you have fleet vehicles? With the right IoT solution, you can tap into the sensors already present in most modern cars to provide an early warning for potential maintenance issues. It’s no wonder that fleet management is a popular use for IoT devices. Businesses can even take advantage of the GPS already installed in a car sending data back to the company. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an IoT-enabled workplace? At Demand ITS Inc., we can make that dream a reality. We have years of experience helping businesses to adopt new IoT solutions. Contact us today to find out more on how we can help.

Azure SQL or SQL Server: Which one is right for you?

You know it’s time to update your SQL Server, should you consider the cloud? What are the differences in feature availability? Deployment? Architecture?

This article has the answers you’re looking for, providing both a bird’s eye view and delving into the more technical aspects of the two options.

At Demand ITS Inc., we would love to discuss this important decision with you further to discover which is best for your business needs. Contact us to find out more.

Your Data is Safe with Microsoft 365

As a small business owner, we know you wear a lot of hats. One of the most difficult and yet most important is that of security manager. With threats constantly evolving, it can be stressful to embrace new technologies with confidence. Is the benefit worth the risk and headache?

When you switch to Office 365, you can pass the role of security expert on to Microsoft, who use their expansive resources and experience to provide you with top-notch security that stays ahead of the latest threats all while enjoying freedom and flexibility that comes with operating your business on the cloud.

Don’t delay any longer, contact us to get started.

PCL Construction LLC

PCL Construction LLC uses IoT to connect their management with their jobsites. The devices alert builders and management to issues with construction. With the sensors, they can monitor the temperature, humidity, and pressure in over 483 units, something that would normally be done by hand. Now they can focus workers on more important things that drive value back to the company. At Demand ITS Inc., we can help you deliver the same results. Contact us today to learn more.

Maximizing the impact of your IoT Proof of Concept

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers businesses opportunities for incredible savings and growth. However, an IoT solution may also require a significant up-front investment. At Demand ITS Inc., we can help you find the solution that fits your business needs and help you implement that technology to maximize your return. Contact us to learn more.

Azure IoT PaaS vs SaaS

It’s important for every business to know its options, and with SaaS and PaaS, distinguishing between solution benefits can make the difference between a good decision for your business and a great one. At Demand ITS Inc., we can help you find the solution that best fits your needs. Contact us today to set up a consultation. Together, we can create a lasting digital framework for your business to succeed.

Customer Story: SitePro – part 5

Running a business, you have enough to worry about. With the enterprise-grade built-in high availability of Azure Database, you never have to spend the time or money updating your software again.

Instead, you can always enjoy the latest innovations on a platform that is always ready to grow to meet your needs and the needs of your customers.

Check out this video to watch how moving the cloud allowed SitePro to maximize the potential of their software and their business. Interested in what Azure could do for your business? At Demand ITS Inc., we are too. Contact us to learn more.

IoT in the Workplace: Smart Office Applications for Better Productivity

Even though the benefits of IoT devices may seem apparent, there are some drawbacks you may not have considered, like dependency on Wi-Fi and a steady power supply, data privacy, and total cost of ownership. At Demand ITS Inc., we have years of experience helping businesses just like yours navigate the sometimes murky waters of IoT integration to help save you money, make your acquisition safer, and produce results in a timely manner. Get more from your devices today. Contact us to find out how we can help you transform your business and gain the competitive edge you need.

Customer story: Steelcase

Some businesses experience space inefficiencies, where nearly half of their office may go unused. Steelcase is an industry-leading workplace manufacturer that custom designs office space for maximum creativity and productivity. They use Azure to analyze customer workplace data to dictate office design. You can plan, implement, and maximize the insights from the data you collect with your IoT devices just like Steelcase, and we can help.

At Demand ITS Inc., we know how to unlock the data you create with the right solutions that fit your needs. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

Bringing digital transformation to the supply chain with Azure IoT Suite

When a problem affects the supply chain of your organization, customers and future sales could be in jeopardy. That’s why it’s important to know what’s going on with your equipment. With connected devices, you have access to data like never before so you can prevent issues before they become problems. At Demand ITS Inc., we want to help you integrate IoT into your business operations today. Contact us to learn more.

Discover threats quickly, remediate immediately, and mitigate the impact of malware and breaches

Technology is not static, and neither, therefore, are the methods cybercriminals can use to gain access to company networks or data. In light of this, an effective security system is one that can learn and react to new threats as they come. Discover the powerful combination of Microsoft tools that provide a comprehensive security strategy for your business.

Connect your business with IoT. Get started with Microsoft IoT!

Your devices are the key to unlocking valuable insights and data within your organization. But before you can leverage these assets, they need to be connected. By integrating your devices, you open your business to endless opportunities. At Demand ITS Inc., we know it’s not easy to drive that kind of transformation on your own. As industry experts, we have the resources and knowledge to help make your transition a smooth one. Contact us today to find out how we can help you integrate the Internet of Things into your business.

Customer Story: SitePro – part 4

With today’s technological capabilities, there is no reason you shouldn’t know what’s going on in your business at all times. That’s what SitePro thought, which is why they developed an app that creates a digital oil field for their customers.

The real-time machine monitoring SitePro provides, allows its customers to create a safer, more efficient workplace, sending technicians out when needed to perform preventive maintenance.

When SitePro combined this app with the scalable and near-instantaneous data processing capabilities of the Azure cloud, they were able to accomplish this task better than ever before.

Want to visualize your entire workplace? Contact us to learn more.

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report: Volume 23

Botnets, hacker methods, and ransomware, oh my!

After compiling information across 100 countries and millions of computers, Microsoft has identified the latest threats affecting digital security. In this report, take a deep dive into the aforementioned topics to discover how your business might be at risk and steps you can take to protect yourself.

At Demand ITS Inc., we believe that protecting your business starts by arming yourself with information. Contact us to learn more.