I am not a technical person. So the first thing I had to do when I came to work at Aptera two and half years ago was get up-to-speed on some of the technologies we work with. But I kept coming up dry whenever I searched for simple answers. Sensing an opportunity, I began working with some of Aptera’s tech geniuses to create posts that I thought might fill the gap. These posts ended up being really popular, so I kept on writing them. Lately, several people have been asking for links to the whole series, and I’m happy to oblige.
Here are all the “Simple, Straightforward, and Jargon-Free Answers” we’ve posted to date, in no particular order:
Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform for hosting software. But exactly does that mean?
How much time do you or your employees spend filling out forms, or transferring information from one location to another? How much time do you spend dealing with obstacles to communication in your supply chain, or between your business’s different locations? BizTalk can work in so many business contexts that we can’t even begin to touch on all of them in a brief post.
What is Microsoft Office 365? What is Saas? Microsoft Office 365 explained in simple everyday terms for everybody and anybody to understand.
OneDrive is a lot more than just cloud storage.
StorSimple gives you the best of both the cloud and on-prem worlds for storage and backup. But what is it, and how does it work?
As devices and apps become more numerous and diverse, System Center gives your IT staff a unified window onto all aspects of your infrastructure.
Windows Intune is a cloud-based service that allows you to grant your employees access to company software through their own devices.
Lync is an integrated communications platform that brings audio and video conferencing, email, and instant messaging together in a single window.
There are lots of definitions and explanations of what SharePoint is. But, as we know, sometimes those definitions are still too technical and "jargony". What is SharePoint, really?
Over three quarters of Fortune 500 companies use SharePoint, but they’re not all using it for the same things. What is SharePoint really used for?
Whenever we discuss SharePoint, it’s never long before the cost question comes up. The problem is that asking how much SharePoint costs is a bit like asking what a new house costs. So how do you figure how much SharePoint will actually cost your business?
Quite a bit, it turns out. Which one you'll want to go with depends on how exactly you'll be using it.
The short answer: SharePoint really shouldn't be hard to use, but many businesses fail to implement it properly.
Sitefinity lets you manage your website content and social media strategy. So you can have a dynamic digital profile without outside help.
Virtualization adds a level of abstraction to your servers, freeing up your apps, and making it easier to manage your infrastructure.
The first thing David Jones, Aptera’s Software Development Practice Leader, had to explain to me when we sat down to discuss ASP.NET was that this type of framework is not the same thing as a coding language.
Do you have any questions you would like a simple, straightforward, and jargon-free answer to? We would love to hear them. Just go to the comment section and let us know what tech questions we should tackle next.