Getting Data into the Cloud

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) There are various blockers identified for why customers hesitate in adopting Cloud services e.g. security, offshore data, service reliability etc.  However from a very practical perspective simply getting data from it’s current location (on-premises) to the Cloud can be just as big a blocker. It doesn’t matter how…

Congratulations to Microsoft APC 2013 MAPA winners

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, Newlease) Congratulations to all the finalists and especially to this years winners: Partner of the Year Category Partner Public Cloud for SMB Paradyne Public Cloud Enterprise Object Consulting Public Cloud Ensyst App Dev Readify BI WardyIT Collaboration and Content nSynergy Communications Ensyst CRM eSavvy Data Platform WardyIT Device and…

Remote Desktop Services, Citrix and Windows Azure

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) (UPDATE: the following post from Luis Panzano over at MSDN provides further details and links to the usage rights associated with RDS on Azure http://blogs.msdn.com/b/luispanzano/archive/2013/07/15/remote-desktop-services-are-now-allowed-on-windows-azure.aspx) Anybody at the recent Microsoft WPC in Houston would have been left in no doubt that Azure is a major focus for Microsoft…