“’The Cloud’ has been forced down our throats!” “I don’t want to use ‘The Cloud’!” “There’s no way my company would ever use ‘The Cloud’.” What do you think of ‘The Cloud’? If someone walks into your office or a meeting room and invokes ‘The Cloud’ you have a reaction. Good, bad, or blasé you have a reaction. It could be based on experience or perception. When I talk to customers I hear a variety of comments and reactions. The fact is, I don’t want you to use ‘The Cloud’. I don’t. Not at all. I want you to use technology to solve business problems and make your life better. Virtualization, MPP, storage tiers/archival storage, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Oracle, Linux, Data Factory, and Power BI are technologies known throughout the industry. You use them in a variety of ways to meet specific needs. In this session we will discuss how and when to use the Azure Platform to solve business problems and make your life better.