Managing servers, backing-up your data, maintaining and upgrading software, and managing databases, are all critical responsibilities that either you or your IT staff must consider daily. More businesses are moving to the cloud and are finding it to be an effective way of managing IT.
Let’s not forget to mention its most popular benefits: saving businesses time and money. Read more »
Business owners are continuously searching for alternatives to cut costs and improve efficiencies, especially in today’s unstable economy. Outsourcing work is one such solution to help cut costs. Marketing, accounting, recruiting, and IT are only a few examples of business operations popularly outsourced today, and IT is one of the most commonly outsourced departments.
Contrary to the stereotype, outsourcing simply means moving a process to an external organization or person, not necessarily overseas to Asia or India. Typically, you’ll find the modern workplace is made up of a combination of permanent full-time employees and consultants, independent contractors, or freelancers (aka outsourced workers).
Outsourcing is an attractive option for businesses that want to cut costs, don’t have the expertise in-house, or simply don’t have the time to manage specific aspects of their organization. And like most decisions in business, evaluating the pros and cons will help you understand the best solution for you. Read more »
I’m assuming that most of you have heard of server virtualization by now? Well, in this brief article I’m going to talk strictly desktop virtualization, which has become an increasingly popular trend for businesses or individuals that need to run multiple applications or ‘environments’ at once.
In a nutshell, desktop virtualization is creating virtual computers or ‘machines’ or ‘VMs’ that run on existing physical computing resources. For example, we can create virtual computers that run and use the same hardware from your ‘host’ computer, i.e. RAM, hard disk, processors, and other devices.
Desktop virtualization can refer to either running complete operating systems on top of a host system such as a PC or Mac, or a server that emulates entire ‘on-the-fly’ user desktop environments via hardware terminals called ‘thin-clients’.
Let’s quickly explore both types.
Security in the Cloud – how to keep your data safe
If you are concerned about security in the cloud, you’re not alone. Stories of enterprise-level cloud environments being compromised by hackers, viruses, or DDoS attacks are always surfacing, and these instances only prove how vital security and governance is when adopting your preferred cloud computing model.
The cloud is receiving a lot of attention today. Increased collaboration, flexibility, control, and cost-effectiveness make the cloud an attractive computing option for small and medium sized businesses. CRN predicts that by 2014, small businesses will spend almost $100 billion on cloud computing services.
So what’s all the hype about?
Article by Douglas Bonderud
In the wake of hurricane Sandy, the Eastern Seaboard’s tech sector has begun a return to normalcy. Not only did it fare in many cases better than expected but thanks to social media, relief efforts were bolstered and more volunteers mobilized than in other recent disasters. Lessons emerged as well, ways to improve response and more effectively guard against the unexpected. Read more »
IT threats can cause considerable damage, if not destroy, a business. A recent study discovered that, of companies experiencing a “major loss” of computer records, 43 percent never reopened, 51 percent closed within two years of the loss, and a mere 6 percent survived over the long-term.
A new generation of devices, applications and increasing network capacity has made employees and customers more mobile then ever. Like anything else, challenges accompany the adoption and management of mobility, but the benefits are just unsurpassable. I find that embracing mobile technology unleashes a whole new level of productivity, collaboration, innovation and competitiveness for business that was never before possible.
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Technology has been critical to business operations for as far back as we can remember. Since the proliferation of the ‘workstation’ during the late 20th century, businesses have been more tech oriented then ever. In order to reap the benefits of cutting-edge technology, companies are constantly changing, adapting, and growing their infrastructure to help speed up production and attract new business.
Some may even argue that it’s no longer about “information” technology (IT), it’s “business” technology (BT).
Here are 4 ways that technology has impacted businesses today:
2012’s hottest IT buzzword, ‘Big Data’ has received a lot of attention and some people are wondering why. Big data means that your information is growing too big, flows too fast, or has expanded outside of your database’s capabilities. It is the result of having everything being monitored and measured, which in turn, creates data faster than the available technologies can store, process or manage it.