4 Proven Ways To Accelerate Your Growth From Startup To Thriving SMB

In 2018, SMBs suffered over 1,200 data breaches exposing 446+ million records. Now that you know the facts, what is your small business doing to keep security, productivity and efficiency top of mind? For tips, check out this @Forbes article highlighting four ways to accelerate SMB growth and stay secure.

More than 446 million records were exposed in over 1,200 data breaches within the SMB space in 2018. How secure is your business? Check out this article for four tips to accelerate business growth and remain secure.

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SQL Server and Azure SQL Database GDPR Guidance

The new GDPR law was a significant shake-up to security regulations, and it can be a lot for a business to process. What exactly is this new law even asking? What does security principle or privacy principle mean? Will my current security tools make the cut?

Luckily, Microsoft is something of an expert in security and they have your back. In this E-book, learn what the law was intended to do and what it means for your business. Additionally, learn how to adapt tools you may already be using, such as Azure or SQL DB/DW, to comply with these new regulations while minimizing disruption to your business.

We want to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Contact us to get started.

The task of GDPR compliance can be overwhelming for businesses but it doesn’t have to be. This guide is intended to help businesses better understand what GDPR entails and begin the process of adapting their current security measures to meet the new requirements. Luckily for small and large businesses alike, Microsoft has done a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to preparing the infrastructure for successful compliance.

View: SQL Server and Azure SQL Database GDPR Guidance

Customer Story: SitePro – part 5

Running a business, you have enough to worry about. With the enterprise-grade built-in high availability of Azure Database, you never have to spend the time or money updating your software again.

Instead, you can always enjoy the latest innovations on a platform that is always ready to grow to meet your needs and the needs of your customers.

Check out this video to watch how moving the cloud allowed SitePro to maximize the potential of their software and their business. Interested in what Azure could do for your business? At CalAV, Inc, we are too. Contact us to learn more.


SitePro is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for their oil and gas customers. To do this, they needed to be as agile and as informed as possible. They moved to Azure to enjoy the freedom and possibilities of the cloud.

Stayin’ Alive – Keeping Your Data Safe During Disaster with Azure

What does your disaster recovery plan look like? Do you have fully redundant, secondary sites to take on the full load if your primary location goes down? Or do you simply have someone take backup disks home with them on the weekend?

Watch the webcast “Stayin’ Alive – Keeping Your Data Safe During Disaster with Azure” from @MSFTNonprofits to learn how Azure can augment or replace your existing backup and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy of your #nonprofit. #Tech4Good #SocialImpact #DigitalTransformation

Watch this webcast to learn more about how Azure can augment (or replace) your existing backup and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy. For more information on Microsoft Azure solutions for nonprofits, contact us today.

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SQL Database Engine Blog: What is Azure SQL Database Managed Instance?

Still not sure what we mean when we talk about Azure SQL Database Managed Instance? What separates it from other Azure offerings? What does “Managed Instance” mean? What would an SQL database look like from the cloud?

Curious about the new Azure SQL Database Managed Instance? This article covers specifics about the offering, including features, security, scalability, and architecture.

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What is Azure Backup?

Your #nonprofit data is valuable and needs protection. But is your data backup solution cost-effective, simple, secure, and scalable?

Watch “What is Azure Backup?” from @MSFTNonprofits to see how you can eliminate infrastructure costs, protect against ransomware, and simplify data protection. #Tech4Good #SocialImpact #DigitalTransformation


Azure Backup simplifies data recovery into a cost-effective, one-click solution that’s simple to implement. In less than 2 minutes, this video will show you how Azure Backup can help eliminate infrastructure costs, protect against ransomware, and simplify data protection. For more information about migrating your nonprofit customers to Azure, contact us today.

How four nonprofits accelerated their missions through the cloud

Can the cloud actually help organizations increase security and stability, reduce costs, and gain analytical tools that help them respond quicker and more effectively to needs?

Read “How four nonprofits accelerated their missions through the cloud,” an eBook from @MSFTNonprofits, to see how #nonprofits are driving more impact with Azure. Read to the end to find offers and resources that make the cloud more affordable, accessible, and relevant to your mission. #Tech4Good #SocialImpact #DigitalTransformation

Nonprofits of all sizes are looking to technology to help maximize shrinking resources. A growing number of companies are turning to the cloud to increase security and stability, reduce costs, and gain analytical tools that allow them to respond quicker and more effectively to needs. This eBook outlines the key benefits of moving to the cloud and points your customers to several offers and resources that can make the cloud more affordable, accessible, and relevant to your mission.

View: How four nonprofits accelerated their missions through the cloud

Assess your apps, data, and infrastructure with Azure Migrate

Simplify your cloud journey with Azure Migrate, a single resource to assess your readiness and then execute and track your migration.

Watch “Assess your apps, data, and infrastructure with Azure Migrate,” from @MSFTNonprofits, to get tips and tricks for leading your #nonprofit through a successful cloud migration. #Tech4Good #SocialImpact #DigitalTransformation


Learn how Azure Migrate can help you discover and assess your on-premises environments to enable successful Azure migrations. For more information about migrating your nonprofit customers to Azure, contact us today.

WS + SQL 2008 Extended Security Updates FAQ

What does End of Support mean? What do Extended Security Updates include? What options do I have to run my SQL Server in Azure?

In this time of change, we have the answers to these questions and many more! At CalAV, Inc, we are excited about the benefits that come with moving forward, particularly forward to the cloud, and we want to help you get there stress free.

This begins with answering questions and providing support as your business transitions from Windows Server or SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 into the cloud. Contact us to start the move today.

As the end of support for Windows Server SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 approaches, questions will undoubtedly arise, especially relating to the Extended Security Updates offered by Microsoft. This document is here to answer those questions.

View: WS + SQL 2008 Extended Security Updates FAQ

Cloud Adoption Framework

It’s time to create and implement business and technology strategies powered by the cloud. It’s time for a complete game plan.

Download the “Cloud Adoption Framework” infographic from @MSFTNonprofits to plan your strategy to modernize and innovate your #nonprofit. #Tech4Good #SocialImpact #DigitalTransformation

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is a comprehensive set of tools to enable your nonprofit customers to implement the change management and governance structures needed to support a compliant and easy-to-manage environment. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision-makers need to achieve their short- and long-term objectives. The “Cloud Adoption Framework” infographic provides a quick overview of the framework and its modules, along with the assessments and resources to complement each step. For information on the cloud adoption framework, please contact Microsoft today.

View: Cloud Adoption Framework