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The Role of Identity in Business Continuity Planning

When it’s “business as usual”, it seems strange to think about disruptions and disasters. With competing priorities and the pressure of everyday demands, planning for worst-case scenarios can feel alarmist and macabre. But as anyone experienced in disaster preparedness will tell you, the best time to prepare for unexpected disruptions to your business is before they happen. And in today’s digital workplace, the ability to support remote employees and ensure secure access to work resources is an essential component of a business continuity plan. Why a business...

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The New Normal Post Covid-19

As soon as national lockdowns began to limit the spread of Covid-19 it was clear that the world would never be the same again, and last week’s Microsoft Build conference has highlighted what some of those changes will be, starting with the event itself being fully virtual for the first time. Remote working set to increase longer-term While remote working was becoming increasingly popular in the run-up to the Covid-19 crisis, few organizations were well equipped to accommodate this. In the past two months, however, just about every organization has had to find a way of enabling...

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Microsoft Adding New Capabilities to Azure Active Directory

Over the past years, Microsoft has spent significant effort to make Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) the central platform for identities in Microsoft environments and beyond. Microsoft now announced several new capabilities that help to support further use cases. New features in Azure AD One of these is the support for FIDO2 security key sign in for hybrid environments, consisting of both Azure AD and on-premises Active Directory. FIDO2 as a standard allows using a variety of authenticators, including biometric authentication, with various applications. This extension allows for...

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Will Azure Arc Help Hybrid IT Customers to Find the Pot of Gold?

At Ignite in November 2019 Microsoft announced Azure Arc which is now in public preview. Azure Arc extends Azure Resource Manager capabilities to cover Linux and Windows servers, as well as Kubernetes clusters on any infrastructure across on-premises, and multi-cloud. In French “L’arc-en-ciel” is the word for rainbow so will Azure Arc help customers to find a much-needed solution to their hybrid multi-cloud management challenges? The Hybrid Management Challenge As well as on-premises IT services, most organizations are now using cloud services from multiple...


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