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CRM is not software

CRM is not software

CRM is not software. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is what you do; you build amazing relationships with your customers and everyone you do business with. CRM is a behavior. It’s at the core of any business, and people have been doing it since well before the days of semiconductors, “big data,” and petaflop calculations. … Read More

Lightning in a Bottle: Identity Management in the Cloud

Lightning in a Bottle: Identity Management in the Cloud

When we chat with customers about taking advantage of cloud services for their infrastructure, applications and data we often begin with a conversation around security. The benefit of moving to a hosted cloud service, from a security perspective, is that the provider assumes the onerous responsibility for much of the data access controls (physical … Read More

New IGCM Azure Cloud Governance Portal offers free dashboard view and trend analysis of Azure subscriptions

New IGCM Azure Cloud Governance Portal offers free dashboard view and trend analysis of Azure subscriptions

portal.igcm.comInfrastructure 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.

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