When DBaaS is Right for You

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Database as a Service (DBaaS) is a natural fit for cloud computing. Databases are self-contained services, it’s often necessary to access them from multiple locations and different applications, and they often require large amounts of storage that requires careful maintenance. Here are a few instances to help you decide if DBaaS is right for you.… Read more »

5 Benefits of Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing transforms the landscape for information technology. A decade ago, only the most massive companies achieved economies of scale by investing in expensive customized software running on-site and staffed by highly skilled IT employees. That has changed, and the primary agent has been the Cloud, emerging as a platform that changes goods into services. 1.… Read more »

Staying Agile Without Losing Operations

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Developers may not agree on every solution to a problem but more and more frequently developers seem to agree on the efficacy of agile methods and upper management seems to agree. From a business stand-point, a speedy development cycle is cost-effective. Instead of specialists and experts waiting their turn, each team member is hard at work on… Read more »

The Best IT Maintenance Is Prevention

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Many major IT issues start off as small problems that get ignored until they grow to a disruptive size. This is why companies that utilize a reactive approach often spend more time, money and other resources fixing bigger issues. Instead, preventative maintenance minimizes the impact on the organization by identifying minor concerns and addressing them… Read more »

The 3 Most Overlooked Members of Your Staff

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Modern businesses depend on the smooth operation of essential technology infrastructure. If something goes wrong with critical applications and systems, companies could lose up to an average of $336,000 per hour. The IT department plays a pivotal role in preventing unplanned downtime, but they don’t always get the credit they deserve. Three positions in particular… Read more »

Big Changes Ahead for Data Center Storage Technology

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The demands for cloud storage are increasing at an unprecedented rate. Industry experts predict that by 2019, a single user may generate as much as 1.6 Gigabytes of cloud traffic per month. Additionally, it is expected that data generated by the Internet of Things will reach 507.5 billion terabytes per year by 2019. Given these extraordinary figures, industry… Read more »

Three Ways Infrastructure Management Builds Business Revenue

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Organizations depend on infrastructure management to streamline their digital processes, provide secure environments for internal and external users, and to adapt to changing business and digital environments. TechTarget reports that IDC researchers found investments in infrastructure “have the largest single impact on an organization’s revenue.” This makes sense considering that an organization’s digital processes bolster the entire organization. Here… Read more »

Proper Encryption Protects Good Businesses from Bad People

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Lately, there has been much talk about the role of encryption. Encryption allows one party to send or store information such that only someone with knowledge of a key can read it. The ability to read the message is knowledge-based, not permission-based; keys are typically long numbers which go through a series of mathematical permutations… Read more »

Choosing a Reliable HIPAA Compliant Hosting Provider

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  Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is essential for any organizations that fall under its requirements. Penalties for violation are severe. Covered Entities (CEs) include health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses. They need to keep all Protected Health Information (PHI) private and secure. If it’s stored electronically… Read more »

Which OS Is Best for You and Your Company?

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There are three major operating systems — or OS’s — and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. As such, it’s important to determine which one is best for your business. The answer may just surprise you. Windows OS The Windows operating system was made popular by Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, and is… Read more »