Technology used to be a differentiator. Now it's a lifeline. Recent findings from Accenture Research suggest that nearly 63% of companies are vulnerable to technology-driven market disruptions.
In response, companies are constantly looking for ways to cut costs, improve processes and engage customers. However, many have been unable to compete because they're using software designed for an on-premises world.
What some have discovered is that upgrading their line of business applications (or perhaps more critical). And with SQL Server 2008 reaching the end of support, now is a perfect time to consider a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution such as Azure SQL Database.
The following are real-world examples of how companies have benefited from upgrading their databases and migrating their data to the cloud.