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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? Liquid Mercury Solutions 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 at (410) 633-5959 to learn more.

Enabling Analytics for Improvement: Lessons from year 2 of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative

The Fresno Unified School District is providing its students with a robust and adaptable education by implementing a Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI) in its schools, changing the way that students and teachers connect and collaborate. By leveraging learning tools available in Microsoft Education technology, the PLI helps to improve student outcomes by creating a digital learning environment that facilitates student collaboration and creativity. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we want to help your school set its students on the path to success.

How do I find and manage shadow IT and rogue devices, and put policies in place to ensure we remain secure?

Picture this: your sales team leader excitedly tells you about their new plan to use cloud apps and the latest devices to become more mobile and better reach clients. As the security advisor, your first thought is that more endpoints mean more risk for data security. With the tools from Microsoft 365, you don't have to stress anymore. You can analyze the risk of each app used, monitor for login attempts from suspicious devices, and protect sensitive data wherever it travels--all through Microsoft 365. Don't let security concerns stand in the way of progress. Give your IT team the tools they need to help the rest of your business thrive.

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 Liquid Mercury Solutions, 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.

Defend, protect, secure. IT heroes in action.

The IT professionals in your office do far more than just help you reset your password or recover files from a crashed computer. From the first thing Monday morning onward, these heroes are hard at work protecting your organization. IT is always at the ready to respond to threats when detected through tools like Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and Cloud App Security, all while laying the groundwork to avoid future attacks. The security features in Microsoft 365 can help your IT heroes perform their jobs more effectively. Give them the help they deserve with tools that benefit your entire organization. Contact us to learn more.

Modernizing the Data Estate with Azure | Rachita Sundar

Modern trends like social media, mobile devices, and IoT, are producing so much data that the volume in existence is doubling every two years. Many corporations understand the potential for this data to provide useful insights but not many are able to process it in a time-effective way to inform decisions. This could be your differentiator. The cloud and AI analytics have the ability to process huge amounts of data and provide actionable insights to your business in a timely manner. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we want to ensure you're using every tool available to you, including your own data! Contact us to learn more.

Customer story: TD Bank

TD is a Canadian multinational with 85,000 employees. The bank helps their diverse workforce to self-accommodate and increase productivity with an improved computing experience. Using Microsoft 365, they are breaking down silos and bringing their workforce together. Your team can also get the most from cloud-based collaborative computing, with the help of a trusted advisor. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we have many years of experience helping businesses just like yours to adopt, integrate, and implement cloud technology. Contact us today at (410) 633-5959 to find out how we can help.

Customer Story: St. Lucie Public Schools

When overburdened school districts struggle to provide resources for everyone, it's easy for some students to get lost in the shuffle. St. Lucie Public Schools is leveling the educational playing field by using Microsoft Education technology to track student progress so that each student receives the support they need to turn their dreams into realities. With Microsoft Power BI, educators can use data to determine what kinds of scholarships and educational opportunities are available for each individual student. At *[$profile.organization], we want to help provide the best resources for all students.

Customer story: Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon started in the wake of the Haiti Earthquake with just 8 volunteers. Today their organization has grown to over 83,000. To manage those volunteers, Team Rubicon needed to build a system from the ground up. They chose Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Teams as the heartbeat of their IT systems. But they didn't do it alone. They had help along the way. You can do the same: increase your agility and accelerate transformation with Liquid Mercury Solutions. Contact us at (410) 633-5959 to find out how we can help your business integrate the tools you need.

Customer Experience in Financial Services and the Influence of Technology

Every industry is seeing the broad-reaching effects of modern business practices when it comes to integrating tech, most of all the financial services industry. Thanks to increased availability of information, financial firms can increase their product offering and customer experience. There are a host of solutions on the market today, but few can help you integrate those solutions seamlessly. Liquid Mercury Solutions can help your business plan, adopt, and implement the right solutions to provide your customers with the experience they deserve. Contact us at (410) 633-5959 to find out how we can help.

The total economic impact of Microsoft Office 365 threat intelligence

When it comes to deciding how much money to dedicate to security, schools may feel caught between balancing budget and peace of mind. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we don't believe you should have to make that choice. By reducing complexity with a single, strong defense like Microsoft Threat Intelligence, you can actually save your school valuable dollars and your IT professionals valuable hours. A Forrester economic impact study estimated an average of 27,000 IT hours saved due to improved threat detection and response rates. Take back the choice. Contact us at (410) 633-5959 to learn more.

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Advanced threat protection: An integrated cybersecurity solution

81% of breaches are caused by compromised user accounts. For educational institutions with a constantly shifting student user base and a large number of external users, including adjunct professors and parents, keeping these accounts secure can be a real challenge. That's why Azure Active Directory Identity Protection monitors for and blocks risky sign-ins. It can track who is allowed to access what, and uses AI analytics to ensure the sign-ins are legitimate. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we want to keep the focus on your students and educators. Let us handle the rest. Call us today at (410) 633-5959

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. Liquid Mercury Solutions is ready to help you get started. What are you waiting for? Contact us at (410) 633-5959!

Advanced Threat Protection in Office 365

With a changing user base and an ever-shifting threat landscape, our higher education institutions are particularly vulnerable to attack, especially on the email battlefront. Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection can act as an extension of your own security team. With a system that is actively monitoring over 6.5 trillion signals per day, this team member has a wide breadth of knowledge about the latest phishing and other email attacks. Your IT department is not alone. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we want to help you connect with the rest of your team. Contact us today at (410) 633-5959

Workplace Agility: The True Secret To Improving Productivity And Efficiency

What is an agile workplace? The term is thrown around a lot, but this article dives deeper into what being agile really is. In simple terms, it's the ability to work quickly, seamlessly, and cohesively. Tools like Microsoft Office 365 can help with creating an agile workplace for any business. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we can help you to quickly, seamlessly, and cohesively improve agility in your workplace. Contact us at (410) 633-5959 to find out more.

Protect your data in files, apps, and devices, within and across an organization

Mobility has become a staple of the modern workplace, offering flexibility to employees and greater productivity to employers. However, this flexibility often requires that employees use their own devices to work when out of office. So how can you protect your data without losing the benefits of "bring your own device?" Tools such as Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune can help you manage access to your data and company networks without invading employee privacy. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we want you to get the most out of what technology has to offer. Contact us at (410) 633-5959 or sales@liquidmercurysolutions.com to learn more.

Customer Story: BP deploys Microsoft 365 to improve user experience and security

In an ever-changing security landscape, how do you keep users, devices, and data across 80 countries protected? For BP, they use Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection that can compile information and identify possible threats more effectively than ever before. So effective in fact, that they put it on all 30,000 Windows 10 devices they have deployed across the world. And this is just one of the many security tools from Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5 that BP is relying on to remain secure as they continue to transform their company. Learn more about their security journey in this video.

Customer Story: Puma and Office 365

Puma is one of the world's largest sports brands. That success doesn't just apply to their apparel, it applies to their IT infrastructure, as well. In order to enable fast communication, Puma needed a cloud solution that could be easily integrated into their existing system. With Microsoft 365, they were able to do all of that and more. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we can help you do the same with a suite of solutions from Microsoft. We'll help you integrate those solutions to keep the speed and ease of communication going in an otherwise chaotic time. Contact us at (410) 633-5959 for more information.

Customer story: Moneris and Dynamics 365

Why bring your customers a personalized experience? Because it can save you a lot of money. At least that's what Moneris realized after integrating Dynamics 365. By integrating a robust customer relationship management platform, their agents have access to the information they need to start calls with a friendly, helpful approach, improving their customer resolution rate, and saving a substantial amount of cash. Liquid Mercury Solutions is adept at helping businesses like yours integrate business management solutions to create exceptional customer experiences. Contact us today at (410) 633-5959 to find out 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 Liquid Mercury Solutions, we would love to discuss this important decision with you further to discover which is best for your business needs. Contact us at (410) 633-5959 or sales@liquidmercurysolutions to find out more.

Digital transformation in education: Smart and secure campus

Universities are responsible for securing personal information, academic resources, and actual physical locations. It's no wonder that many schools have enacted multiple security solutions to handle each of these threat landscapes. Unfortunately, these systems often don't interact, and the schools are investing time and money into a patchwork of systems that is full of holes. Microsoft Smart and Secure Campus is a comprehensive solution comprised of multiple integrated solutions that will reduce cost and IT burden. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we can help you find the perfect combination for your school. Contact us at (410) 633-5959 or sales@liquidmercurysolutions.com

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

A truly comprehensive security system does more than just provide "locks" for the entrances to a network, it searches for and reacts to threats that may have already entered the system. The Advanced Threat Protection integrated throughout Microsoft 365 monitors and protects everything from data, to endpoints, to user identities. These tools are always working behind the scenes to keep your business secure, keeping you in the loop without overwhelming you with information. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we believe in securing your business with a holistic strategy. Contact us at (410) 633-5959 or sales@liquidmercurysolutions.com to learn more.