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Mike Wilson

Backup & Recovery Strategies: Is Your Office 365 Data Protected?

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Your Office 365 data is critical to the success of your business.

Are you protecting it appropriately?
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Modern Data Management & Backup Strategies

Interlink has seen many organizations fall behind in their data management and backup strategy – and thus incur risks. Organizations must look at not only data centers and endpoints, but also at their Office 365 data to ensure their environment is properly protected and mitigating risk. Microsoft Office 365 monthly active usage is continually growing across the world – and e-mail, calendar items, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams files cannot be overlooked for businesses to be adequately prepared for backup/recovery scenarios.

Microsoft provides native backup/recovery capabilities, though third-party solutions can offer extended data protection and granular recovery options - for SLA (Service Level Agreement) compliance and rapid recovery from deletion, corruption, or attack. Best practices for data protection include having multiple copies of your data (housed outside source and production environments), proper retention policies, and a data strategy that doesn’t solely rely on on-premises technology. Many organizations need to keep data longer for industry requirements, legal reasons, and to meet compliance or regulatory bodies. While retention policies are important, they do not substitute for a true backup which should capture configurations/settings/security/etc. that are focused beyond the content level.

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Bryant Shumate

Microsoft Power Platform Use Cases | Empowering Innovation for All Industries

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Microsoft Power Platform is built to analyze data, build solutions, automate processes, and create virtual agents, all of which can save your organization both time and money. As your organization continues to digitally transform your business processes, one of the keys to success is giving users – both outside and inside of IT – the power to transform data into insights and ideas into actions. Power Platform extends the power to create customized business solutions in an easy-to-use platform. Now the people in your organization closest to the process can create apps, workflows, reports, data visualizations, and chatbots – all with low code and no development expertise required. By removing the complexity, Power Platform democratizes IT and drives accountability and ownership across all business units.

To truly understand the impact, let’s explore how this power is applied across different business scenarios in the automotive, healthcare, and professional services industries.

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Max Donaldson

Need help managing the Cloud? Engage a Microsoft CSP to Guide You.

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Traveling in an unknown country, going on a safari, or climbing Mount Everest all have one thing in common – to get the most out of the trip and stay safe along the way you need the services of a reliable, knowledgeable guide. Moving to the Microsoft 365 or Azure may not present as many personal perils, but it is also a journey you should take accompanied by a guide well versed in the territory.

Partnering with a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) like Interlink provides you with expert guidance and years of experience to navigate around the potential pitfalls that exist when you decide to move new workloads to the Cloud and as you decide to enhance your cloud experience with new tools, security options, and collaboration features. There are a number of ways a CSP can help with your adoption of the Cloud.

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Max Donaldson

The Economics of Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider Program: How a CSP Can Help You Generate Significant Savings

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You’ve already decided to build your next great idea in the Microsoft Azure Cloud or to take advantage of a new feature with Microsoft 365, but a big decision still looms: What is the best way to procure these Cloud offerings? You have several options, such as EA, CSP, MPSA, Pay-as–you-Go, and they all come with implications in service and cost. Which direction should you choose? After looking at the alternatives, more and more clients are choosing the one that offers the most economic flexibility and cost savings - is to engage with a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP).

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John Rice

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) vs. Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) - Knowing Which is Best for Your Organization

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Choice is critical in business, but sometimes it’s difficult to determine the best decision for your specific organization... 

Such is the case when it comes to contracting services for Azure and Office 365. For many years, the best choice for larger organizations was signing up for an Enterprise Agreement (EA) directly with Microsoft. However, with the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) option, you can purchase from a certified Microsoft partner which offers certain unique benefits. 

In this on-demand event, Interlink's licensing  experts walk you through EA vs. CSP and help you navigate and compare both offerings - so your organization knows which is best! There are pros and cons to both.

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Welcome to the Interlink Cloud Blog

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations or warranties regarding the information from our partners or other external sources.