How safe is your data? As a business owner, it is crucial that you protect data because the consequences of a breach can lead to the loss of your business. You can have peace of mind knowing that your invaluable data is safely archived and readily available for restoration even after a disaster. Here are five critical backup and disaster questions to ask yourself.read more >
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As your organization prepares your IT systems to maintain business continuity, you should understand the type of business continuity solutions available to you and how they differ.
Many organizations hear the term "backup" and believe that refers to a comprehensive, all-inclusive answer to your business continuity needs. That is not always the case. Different systems have different features with various pros and cons associated with each. As you look for your solution, it is critical to.read more >
For small to medium-sized businesses, maintaining your data infrastructure can be challenging. From dealing with equipment to assessing your connectivity, there is a lot to consider. One way to make all of this a bit more straight-forward is through colocation. Simply put, colocation is the process of placing your server hardware within another provider's infrastructure. Your business owns the hardware but relies on the colocation provider's network and bandwidth. Here are a few reasons.read more >
Email is one of the largest IT needs for any company, and the last thing you ever want to hear is "Email is down." When your email servers fail you, then you are left without a major channel for communication with your customers. In today's connected world, customers can be highly impatient and expect responses right away, especially during office hours.
Reliable email, is vital for all companies in all industries. There are essentially two choices for email provision: Hosted or On-premise.read more >
Cloud-based computing is defined as "the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet." This essentially means that rather than rely on physical, centrally-located servers for storing data, organizations using cloud-based computing rely only on their internet connectivity and the servers of a trusted, external provider. This flexibility and maneuverability is a significant reason why cloud computing has become popular with.read more >
Whether you are a business owner or an IT professional, you are keenly aware of the critical importance of a reliable and cost-effective IT infrastructure. However, in today's fast-paced and competitive market, you may not have the time and resources needed to effectively implement and maintain data hosting solutions that are 100% in-house. If that is the case, what options are available to you? Hosted and Cloud services are two enterprise solutions that can provide significant benefits to.read more >
As the new year approaches, you might be thinking about the goals you would like your business to achieve in 2019. By entering the new year with specific goals in place, you can help make 2019 your best year ever. From building a five-star team of healthy employees to protecting your data, your new year resolutions should feature goals that make your business a safer, more secure place to work. Below are the top five new year resolutions for businesses.read more >
During the holidays, many offices shut down in a way that they do not throughout the rest of the year. For these rare few days, you may completely inaccessible to customers and unable to help employees who are trying to sneak in a little extra work through the holidays. Use this checklist to make sure that you've shut down the office correctly--and that you're able to get everything back up and running smoothly again when the holidays are over.read more >
You may think it is important to your budget and productivity to maintain end-of-life office equipment, but it is not financially feasible or productive to your business to spend money continuously on equipment that is out of warranty. Unfortunately, most computers and tech hardware have a lifespan of five years or less. When you have a busy office, and this equipment is constantly in use, five years may be a generous estimate on that lifespan.read more >
Transferring a computer system or entire network to a new location must be handled delicately. It is not as simple as disconnecting equipment, unplugging it and moving it to the next city or across town to a larger office. It is far more complicated than arriving at the new location, reconnecting the equipment, plugging everything back in and opening for business. To safely transfer computer systems during a corporate relocation, there is much to consider.read more >