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Case Study: Empowering a Health Clinic with IT Services

Ascend Technologies is more than just an IT solutions provider; we're dedicated partners committed to our clients' success. Recently, we had the privilege to significantly improve the IT infrastructure of a struggling health clinic, showcasing our commitment to making a meaningful impact.

Posted on March 13, 2024

Leveraging an Technology Solution Partner for Hardware & Software Sourcing

Managing the procurement of hardware and software can be daunting for organizations. From evaluating the myriad of available options to negotiating costs and ensuring compatibility, the complexities can divert valuable resources away from core business functions. This is where the expertise of a Technology Solution Partner becomes invaluable.

Posted on February 20, 2024

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (SCCM) vs Microsoft Intune: What's the Difference?

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (SCCM), formerly System Center Configuration Manager, and Intune are popular Microsoft tools for managing and deploying software and devices in an organization.

While both tools serve similar purposes, there are some key differences. Let's explore those differences to help you determine which tool is best for your organization's needs.

Posted on February 15, 2024

Microsoft Azure Cloud Cost Optimization: 7 Common Cost Drivers

Navigating cloud expenses is a critical challenge for many organizations leveraging Microsoft Azure. While Azure offers a wide range of powerful features and capabilities, managing these resources efficiently is key to avoiding spiraling costs.

You can master your Azure spending, but before we dive into the solution, let's understand why it's important and how to identify the issue.

Posted on February 06, 2024

Unlocking Peace of Mind with Cloud Backups

In the digital world, data loss is a constant threat that businesses must navigate. The repercussions, whether financial or operational, divert your attention from core business tasks. While data loss has various causes—hardware glitches, software malfunctions, or natural disasters—a significant share stems from human error, the simplest of mistakes with far-reaching implications.

This is where a...

Posted on September 11, 2023

The Role of a Project Manager in Cloud Migration Success

Cloud migration is essential for businesses. It helps them take advantage of the scalability, flexibility, and cost-efficiency of cloud computing. However, the complexity and challenges involved in migrating to the cloud necessitate a well-structured and carefully executed approach. This is where the role of a project manager becomes indispensable.

A skilled project manager brings expertise in...

Posted on July 10, 2023

Virtual Onboarding: The Device Onboarding Process & Access Management

Remote work is becoming a permanent function in the working world. It comes with a work-life balance for employees and a wider talent pool for employers that has attracted many businesses to adopt a full or hybrid work-from-home framework.

With all the benefits come challenges like the major impact it has on onboarding new employees as your organization grows and changes. The new employee...

Posted on June 20, 2023

Service Desk Support - Creating the Optimal User Experience

In today's digital landscape, businesses rely heavily on their IT service desk to provide timely and reliable assistance to users. An IT service desk serves as a central point of contact for users' IT-related needs and issues. It acts as a dedicated support function that provides assistance, troubleshoots technical problems, and ensures the smooth functioning of IT services.

Posted on May 26, 2023

Unlocking the Power of a Hybrid Cloud Environment

Organizations are beginning to recognize the potential of cloud computing, and hybrid cloud strategies have become an effective tool for optimizing their IT infrastructure. By combining the benefits of public and private clouds, a hybrid cloud approach offers modern enterprises flexibility, scalability, and cost-efficiency. It combines environments.

In this article, we'll explore the advantages...

Posted on April 20, 2023

Performing a Cloud Cost Optimization Assessment

In today's increasingly competitive business landscape, cost optimization has become an essential aspect of managing cloud environments effectively. Cloud cost optimization is a concept that has already been the focus of some organizations over the years and is gaining in popularity. A report by Flexera revealed that 61% of people consider it their top priority. It is imperative to constantly...

Posted on April 04, 2023

In-House, Outsourced, and Hybrid IT Solutions

When evaluating IT responsibilities for in-house and outsourced IT functions, there are benefits to both scenarios, and the right decision will be unique to each organization. The main benefit of having internal IT services is that your own employees understand and support the unique IT needs of your organization. One of the many benefits of outsourcing IT services is that you can leverage...

Posted on January 24, 2023

What is Zero Trust? Tips for the Average Organization

Is the network perimeter dead, or just distributed?

In the earliest days of digital networking, organizations used firewalls as a boundary wall between an organization and the outside risks posed by the internet. It was a security framework that worked well at first — so well, in fact, that the perimeter-first ideology has persisted even to this day, despite the evidence that this approach is no...

Posted on September 30, 2022

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Nothing is more powerful and important for an organization to be successful than communication. There are many tools for a business to choose from, such as Zoom or Slack, but in our professional opinion, Microsoft Teams is the ultimate business collaboration tool. Microsoft Teams isn’t just for meetings, calls, and chats; it’s a powerhouse tool that integrates with other productivity tools, like...

Posted on August 01, 2022

5 Trends in Cloud Computing for 2022

Thanks to the mass transition to hybrid or fully remote working models as of late, cloud computing’s popularity has skyrocketed. In fact, a recent study from VentureBeat reported that 69% of businesses attributed their successful pandemic recovery to cloud computing.With cloud computing becoming more of a necessity than an accessory, software providers are working to offer more features and...

Posted on June 29, 2022

Why Cloud Computing is Crucial for FinTech

While cloud computing and services are becoming more and more popular, some industries are hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. Financial technology, or FinTech, is one of them.

Working in FinTech, your #1 goal is to improve and automate the delivery and usage of financial services for banks, equity firms, and other entities within the industry. You work to provide the right technology and process...
Posted on June 09, 2022

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