Getting ahead with Microsoft Azure

Whatever your level of experience is with Azure, we have got you covered with a series of brand new workshops.

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Remote working

As millions of businesses have transitioned to working from home, working remotely is likely to be the new ‘norm’ for a while. Our Remote Working hub is here to help.

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Latest events & webinars

Introduction to NCE Incentives workshop

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022, 2pm
Location: Webinar

With the introduction of New Commerce Experience (NCE) in March there'll be lots of changes to the Microsoft incentive programme as you know it today.

Vade for Instant Results - Threat Detection & Response for M365

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10am
Location: Webinar

Join us and the experts from Vade. Find out how you can start protecting your customers against cyberattacks in less than 5 minutes, and provide additional solutions like incident response or phishing awareness training.

Introduction to Sophos

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021, 10am
Location: Webinar

The experts at Sophos are ready to tell you all you need to know about their next-generation cybersecurity solution.

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Latest guides, whitepapers and downloads

IoT Practice Playbook

Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Format: Playbook (PDF)

Resources to help you start, accelerate, and optimize your Internet of Things practice.

Security Practice Development

Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Format: Playbook (PDF)

Optimize with a security focused practice across a comprehensive development framework.

Teams Practice Development

Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Format: Playbook (PDF)

Guide customers to connect and collaborate and build a winning teamwork practice.

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Azure Hub

Whether you are a beginner or experienced in Azure, we can Help your customers migrate to the cloud with our materials.

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CSP

A Cloud Service Provider (CSP) is a company that offers cloud computing services to other businesses or individuals. Here at Giacom, we specialise in a reseller-only offering, providing cloud services to IT resellers for them to provision to their end users.

IaaS

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is an industry term used to define any infrastructure that is bought or rented, then sold onto a paying customer via an online subscription. It's most commonly used to provide servers in the cloud (Azure). It forms part of the Software as a Service model.

Licence

A licence is a way to access something online. It's commonly known as a 'product key'. Once you activate the licence or product key, you can then access that specific software it relates to. Consumers use these every day when they 'download a code' to access a game, anti-virus subscription or a Microsoft 365 subscription. For Giacom, one licence equates to one individual software subscription that a customer has bought for their own customer in cloud.market.

MPN

A Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) ID is a way to identify an organisation as part of the Microsoft Partner community. It's assigned to one organisation only and is used throughout the Microsoft network to verify that they can sell, distribute and administrate Microsoft licenses to their customers.

NFR

A Not For Resale (NFR) licence is a free test account for Giacom customers only. It's mainly used as a way to test or demonstrate the product to potential customers. Not all products have NFR licences.

Provision

When we talk about provisioning, we are referring to a company providing or supplying cloud services. Giacom provision cloud services to our IT resellers, so that they can they sell these to their customers.

Reseller

A reseller is a person or company that sells something on that they have bought to a third party. We work directly with IT resellers, provisioning cloud services that they can sell to their customers.