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Hosted Infrastructure: When It Is Time to Make the Switch

By: Total Computer Solutions

Hosted infrastructure is essentially like moving your organization's servers to a rack in a cloud provider's data center. For organizations with aging infrastructure, or for rapidly growing startups with continually expanding IT demands, making the switch from the hardware model to the service model can be a strategic business maneuver which provides a significant ongoing return on investment.

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What to Consider Before Migrating to the Cloud

By: Total Computer Solutions

The Decade of the Cloud

Cloud technology has swept the IT world over the past decade. A recent study by Intuit and Emergent Research predicts that over 80% of small businesses will have moved to the cloud by 2020. An article at searchcloudcomputing.com points out that "migrating to the cloud is often touted as a no-brainer". But looking beyond all the current cloud hype, not all workloads can benefit from the move. The decision to migrate from on-premise servers to the cloud is far from a.

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Enhanced Cloud Security: How to Protect Data in the Cloud

By: Total Computer Solutions

Cloud Providers Step Up To Address Security Issues

The advantages of profitability and scalability made available to businesses by the Cloud have been the driving factors in the move from on-premise data centers to storage on the internet via the cloud. As cloud computing swept the IT world over the past decade, some businesses are still nervous about placing sensitive customer information and tightly secured business applications somewhere other than their own data centers. 

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Why Small Businesses are Making the Massive Move to the Cloud

By: Total Computer Solutions

Significant Savings From Cloud Migration

According to a report at Intuit, the company who brought us Turbo Tax, nearly 80% of small businesses will have fully adapted to cloud computing by 2020. For small businesses operating with limited budgets one of the most obvious benefits driving the move to the cloud is reduced IT costs. Virtualization with the cloud means businesses can maximize existing hardware, allowing them to do more with less. IT savings are realized in several ways including:

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5 Best Apps for Small Business Owners

By: Alec Hider

According to Pew Research Center, 77% of American adults own a smartphone. Many only use these devices for email, browsing the Web, texting, and games. Continuous technological advancements with mobile applications are rapidly showing smartphones and tablets are now useful for much more than those fundamental tasks. In fact, mobile applications are simplifying business operations.

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4 Social Media Scams That Cost You A Lot of Money

By: Total Computer Solutions

Let's start by stating the obvious:  scams, fraud and identity theft are rampant.  According to CNBC, for example:

"Some 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud last year, according to a new report from Javelin Strategy & Research. That's up 16 percent from 2015, and the highest figure recorded since the firm began tracking fraud instances in 2004."

According to Scamwatch, the top two delivery methods for scammers are phones and email.  The third is social media.

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3 Cybersecurity Threats of 2018 to Watch Out For

By: Alec Hider

Christmas is over; no more presents to open or desserts to eat. It is now 2018, which means capabilities of technology will be expanding along with waistlines following the holidays. Several of these new technological functions will make our lives more efficient and productive, but cybercriminals and other bad guys will improve their effectiveness in unleashing security hazards as well.

2017 saw the emergence of Shadow Brokers, WannaCry, voter registration records exposed, and big campaign.

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How to Create a Culture of Security for Your Business

By: Total Computer Solutions

If you think your small business will not be the target of a cyberattack, think again.  No business is immune from hackers, many of whom launch automated attacks that don't distinguish between big businesses and small businesses—they are just looking for any business which is vulnerable.

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Understanding the Benefits of Internet of Things in 2018

By: Alec Hider

When someone thinks of connecting a device to the Internet, the first things that come to mind are most likely tablets and smartphones. With 2018 quickly approaching, this is no longer true. Nearly every device can be connected to the Internet now, including smart watches, appliances, digital cameras, healthcare tools, GPS’s, and thermostats. 

These devices connecting to the same network as computers creates the option to use the Internet of Things (IoT), which is a fancy of way of.

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Best Tips for Reducing Your Digital Footprint

By: Total Computer Solutions

Everyone spends a lot of time online - and online privacy is often in the news.

When your employees surf the web, whether for personal or business reasons, they will build a digital footprint which risks their privacy and that of your business. In fact, a typical office worker produces about 5MB of data a day. Every day. So, how do you go about reducing your digital footprint and protect employee privacy - and your business' reputation.

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