Technology can play a powerful role in helping to meet the world’s greatest challenges. It can also enable nonprofit organizations like yours to be more innovative and efficient, and ultimately better stewards of your resource so you can do more good.

As a nonprofit, you’re eligible for the following discounts and donations from Azure:

  1. $3,500 (USD) of donated Microsoft Azure services credits per year.
  2. Access to the complete portfolio of Azure Cloud Solutions and Services for your database management.

Nonprofits in Toronto and around the U.S. are using Microsoft Azure for their cloud-based infrastructure. Take a look at Azure Foundation for Nonprofits which provides prescriptive scripts, documentation, diagrams, governance, and security guidance to help you quickly adopt Microsoft Azure to empower your organization.

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Microsoft Azure Offers Cloud-Based Applications That Will Propel Your Nonprofit To Success

Most cloud services providers offer similar features, like on-demand capability and scalability. But it’s the applications that make Microsoft Azure truly shine.

Get More Power From Your Data

Storing data in the Cloud is one thing but manipulating the data in a way that allows you to get meaning from your data is another entirely. The power of PowerBI has enabled nonprofit executives to visualize data in a way that has never been easier. It’s like having a data scientist in a box.

Azure Increases Security

You’ll have Azure Active Directory for on-site directories and authentication, secure VPN (Virtual Private Network) connectivity, a scalable and secure Application Gateway, DDoS Protection, Advanced Threat Protection, and much more from the Azure Security Center.

Microsoft Azure Supports Smart Devices

IoT Central and IoT Hub let you connect, monitor, and manage your IoT assets, with notifications for authenticated devices and message delivery tracking. Given the explosion of the “smart” device industry, Microsoft’s IoT Hub is the best friend you didn’t know you needed. Go further using Azure’s IoT Central, a scaled solution for connected devices that allows you to build production-grade applications in a matter of hours without extensive development experience.

You’ll Benefit From Popular Web Solutions

One of the most popular platforms within Microsoft Azure is the group of Web solutions, including the Content Delivery Network which focuses on the user experience and reduces load times. Microsoft Azure guarantees massive capacity with a scalable interface while avoiding new infrastructure costs.

Azure Provides The Performance You Need From Virtual Machines

Windows Virtual Machines lets you create Windows Virtual Machines with on-demand capacity in seconds, as opposed to the decades-old process of onboarding a new physical machine in a day (or more). It’s an added bonus if your nonprofit organization is growing and needs high performance.

You’ll Be “Wowed” With Its Artificial Intelligence Capabilities

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities are just a few clicks away for your next-generation applications, like server-less bot services (think chatbots).

Microsoft Azure Knows SQL

You’ll have Azure Database for MySQL, SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, SQL Server on Virtual Machines – the list feels endless.

Need Developer Tools?

Azure has A plethora of tools for developers to build, edit, test, diagnose, and deploy code in a variety of environments.

Azure Provides Other Extras That You’ll Like

Google Analytics is a great product, but Google’s user-base enjoys a great deal of privacy that hides reporting metrics from you, minimizing the usefulness of the data collected. Since Google Analytics offers a no-cost base product, it’s a popular choice for websites, but Microsoft Azure’s Content Delivery Network provides advanced analytics about workflows by tracking content engagement in real time.

The E-commerce platform offers the ability to give your members and donors what they want with a personalized and secure experience. Compliance is never in question with governance capabilities built into Microsoft Azure.

We Provide The Migration To Azure To Make Things Easy

Migrating can seem like an insurmountable task, but there are several steps you can take to simplify the process:

  • Plan for a brief period of downtime, and schedule migration accordingly for minimal impact
  • Consider dependencies and plan configurations so data and programs are not compromised
  • Migrate entire databases to Azure rather than running Azure functions within an internal database to avoid data loss.
  • Include remote and virtual machines in scheduled migrations, so connectivity is maintained.

Consider a migration consultation with us to avoid many of these headaches and deploy quickly and painlessly.

No matter how advanced – or simplistic – your needs are, Microsoft Azure has a solution for your nonprofit, and can help you grow, protect your data, and increase your efficiency. From reliable and secure data storage to flexible environments, Microsoft Azure has the solution for your nonprofit’s future.

To find the right technology for your nonprofit, contact Sysoft Computer Consultants. We serve nonprofit organizations in Toronto, North York, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Barrie and throughout the entire GTA.

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