A salesperson is only as good as the information he or she has about what’s being sold. In highly competitive industries, like automotive sales, the right details about a vehicle can either close a deal or send a prospect off the lot. This necessity to improve productivity by putting the right information into the …
Suppose you have a Ruby on Rails website with ActiveAdmin, hosted on Heroku. The site has hundreds of thousands of records, and you want to download them all as a CSV. You setup a CSV definition in ActiveAdmin, but there’s so much data that it takes longer than 30 seconds to generate the CSV … Read More
Infrastructure Guardian, our sister company that provides governance, operations and advisory services for public, private and hybrid cloud environments, just launched the public preview of its new IGCM Cloud Governance Portal.
The dashboard view lets users with a Microsoft Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA) easily see where dollars are being spent and quickly identify billing trends and usage over time. Administrators can create relevant charts and delegate views to department heads and project leads through an intuitive interface.
Instead of exporting detailed usage spreadsheets with thousands of data rows from Microsoft’s Azure portal, EA customers can log into the IGCM Azure Cloud Governance Portal to get quick views and meaningful trend insights for cost control and capacity planning.
Using the IGCM Portal to control and mange subscriptions allows EA owners to slice and dice Azure usage based on logical groupings and accounting needs. EA customers can also monitor per resource usage thresholds or for anomalous changes in usage to get peace of mind that unexpected usage bills will be prevented, and problems that otherwise may go unnoticed until the next billing cycle can be contained quickly.
For years we've been talking about the promise of cloud-first and
hybrid cloud scenarios, and we have seen rapidly increasing adoption. Now it's time to make sure
IT organizations transitioning to cloud scenarios are able to keep this promise every day. That's
why we have launched the new Azure
Cloud Governance Portal.
Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform for business, is the foundation for many IT
scenarios, including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. Microsoft offers an incredible amount of technical resources
for Azure. However, Azure customers cannot easily summarize and analyze their Azure usage and billing
data. The IGCM Azure Cloud Governance Portal fills this much needed gap by making it easy to
get key insights into usage and billing trends.
Now in public preview, the IGCM Portal provides enterprise users
of Microsoft's cloud platform with a free dashboard view and trend analysis of all Azure
subscriptions, usage and spending.
March 9, 2015 – Infrastructure
Guardian, a provider of cloud management as a service for public, private and hybrid
cloud environments, today announced the public preview of its new Cloud Governance Portal for Azure. Users of a Microsoft
Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA) can sign up for free at IGCM.com
to start analyzing their Azure subscriptions for key insights into usage and billing trends.
If you don’t know me, I’m a bit of an evangelist. I believe an executive leader’s job is to ensure your business is delivering positive, successful experiences to its customers. But while most leaders think of customers as the groups outside their firm that pay their bills and generate revenue, I do not. No, my job … Read More
On Wed, February 25th, the New Signature team hosted a lunch and learn event at Morton’s Steakhouse in NYC for our customers around the Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). The turnout for the event was stellar proving what we already knew — people are ready to embrace the world of mobility in the business environment. The Enterprise … Read More
If you do only one thing
with Cloud, get your identity management strategy right. Even if your organization's IT
environment is all on-premise, you have to know how to handle identity management for cloud
applications. Here is why.
Enterprise use of cloud based applications has increased dramatically in recent years.
For example, a report on cloud apps by Netskope showed that
in the last quarter of 2014, enterprises on average use 613 cloud applications per organization.
Business units often see IT as an inhibitor to providing business solutions quickly, so end users will
access Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, even if corporate IT doesn't endorse it.
According to the recent Cloud Adoption, Practices and Priorities Survey Report
by the Cloud
Security Alliance (CSA), “nearly 72 percent [of surveyed executives and IT
managers] admitted that they did not know the number of shadow IT apps within their organization, but
certainly want to.”
On February 19th, New Signature President and Co-Founder, David Geevaratne was among the recipients of the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award. The award reception was hosted at the Ritz Carlton Washington, D.C. and the WBJ MBLA team did a stellar job of coordination and planning. The event was a wonderful celebration of the honorees and … Read More
Remember the childhood game of Red Light, Green Light? You designated one person to be the “stop light” and the rest to try and touch or pass the “stop light.” This game can apply to Enterprise Social networks by replacing the stop-light with the network you’re using: Yammer. The players in this case are … Read More
Is your company looking to roll-out Office 365? Do you know what you are hoping to achieve by moving to the cloud? What is your company’s experience with planning and implementing these types of initiatives? What has to happen this time around in order to hit a home run? Simply put, how will you know if … Read More