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Crestwood Associates's Logo Moving GP to the Cloud: The Importance of Choosing the Right Partner

  Crestwood clients run the gamut, in terms of size, from small sole proprietorships to massive Fortune 200 corporations. We’re proud to offer a variety of resources for every level of need; no one-size-fits-all approaches from us. Our clients rely on us for any combination of services, from providing and implementing their ERP, to complex …

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Crestwood Associates's Logo Are You Sure that You’re Really in the Cloud? A Gray Market Cloud Horror Story

  You're a savvy business owner; your business processes and ERP are backed up in the Cloud.  You’ve seen the statistics, heard the horror stories, and you’ve made the necessary steps to feel secure. But what does “in the cloud” really mean? How secure is your data really? Gray Market Cloud Spells Doom for One Unlucky Company …

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Crestwood Associates's Logo Is the Fabrication Industry Ready for Cloud ERP?

Fabrication is not an easy business, the offshoring creates the new competition, while the commodities causes the prices to fluctuate; not to mention, new technologies add another risk. It can be the perfect storm, but to weather it, you must find a balance between customer-centric business practices and the demand speed, flexibility, and cost optimization. …

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Crestwood Associates's Logo Intelligent Enforcement of Multifactor Authentication with Azure Conditional Access and Acumatica

Today we are going to analyze some of the capabilities of Azure working together with Acumatica to provide a useful and secure way to log into Acumatica. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) can be used as your identity provider for single sign on into Acumatica. Beyond that, we're going to take a look at some …

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Crestwood Associates's Logo How Safe are Your Computer Files Against Attackers?

Even those fortunate enough not to have first-hand experience knows someone who has been troubled by ransomware. The common attack involves an email which at first glance appears to be legit and sent from a known contact. The user is duped into opening email attachments or visiting malicious links that snuck through email filters. From …

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Crestwood Associates's Logo Microsoft OneDrive, The Solution to our Collaboration Issues

As many companies do, Crestwood has regular company-wide calls that are attended by all our employees around the country. The centerpiece of this call is a single PowerPoint presentation. However, as each department worked on their respective slides, we were finding that dozens of different copies were being created, changes weren’t being saved, outdated versions …

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Crestwood Associates's Logo From Nightmare to Triumph – Disaster Recovery with the Crestwood Cloud

If you were to be asked at this moment where your backups are, would you be able to answer? Do you know if your ERP system has reliable backups, that has easy access if disaster were to strike? Our intentions are not to scare you, but from past experiences we know it is critical to …

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Crestwood Associates's Logo What ERP Buyers Want in our Cloud-first World

The ERP landscape has shifted from traditional, on-premise client/server deployments to software-as-a-service (SaaS), ERP in the cloud.  Buyers have realized this shift adds many advantages for their business, including: Scalability Reliability Elasticity Cost Savings Gartner projects huge growth of core ERP systems in the cloud by 2025.  IT leaders also say maintaining software, hardware and …

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Crestwood Associates's Logo Four Ways to Secure Your Office 365 Environment

Have you ever received a suspicious email about your Office 365 account?  It might seem legitimate, even with a Microsoft logo, but if you look close at the links or the email address it came from, it’s not from your company. Office 365 credentials are a hot asset these days.  You need to look no …

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Crestwood Associates's Logo Crestwood Cloud Backups – Protecting Your Business 24×7

My motto is: data that you don’t have at least two copies of is data that you don’t care about. This goes a long way to protect your family photos and other personal data. If you think a reliable data security strategy for an enterprise is complicated, (it can be) but it doesn’t have to. …

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