Category: Managed Services

Why is Contegix an “Atlassian Expert”?

“DIY” is a great way to save money, but any cost savings come at the price of your lost time. Instead of dealing with your business, you are hammering away at system issues and the 3am support calls. Managed hosting is a good way to save time and money on your end if you can… Read more »

SHA-1: What it is and How it Affects You

In a fully expected move over 2 years in coming, the major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge) have announced they no longer support the SHA-1 cryptographic hashing algorithm, often used with SSL certificates. SSL Certificates are the piece in the web puzzle keeping everything secure, encrypting communications between a user and the… Read more »

Do You Really Have to Update Your Software?

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Your business should never let important software programs get out of date unless you want to drive your customers away and enrich your competitors. Fortunately, you don’t have to waste a lot of time and money on updating software. In this article, we’ll explore five easy-to-implement solutions to keeping your company up to date. 1.… Read more »

10 Tips for Writing a Secure Cloud Computing Agreement

There were 736 million records exposed in data breaches in 2015, which was a record all-time high number. One reason enterprises turn to cloud computing services is for much greater security. Cloud services have far fewer vulnerabilities than on-site systems. Even with the added security advantages of the cloud, there is no such thing as too much… Read more »

How to Decide if VDI Is Right for Your Business

Virtual desktop infrastructure(VDI) allows companies to separate application processing and other computing from the individual machines in their offices. Many small- and medium-size businesses have switched to VDI as a way to make computing easier and less expensive. However, not all businesses need a VDI environment or can benefit from what it offers. Reasons Why… Read more »

How Frequently Should You Monitor Your Data?

Data, no matter how big, is only useful when it is relevant. Custom metrics are desirable because they allow you to target data points that are most relevant to your business. However, which data points hold the most value and how often should data be monitored? Here are a few guidelines to follow when developing… Read more »

When DBaaS is Right for You

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 »

The Best IT Maintenance Is Prevention

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 »

Choosing a Reliable HIPAA Compliant Hosting Provider

  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 »

Noctane Monitoring System

One thing anyone in IT will be familiar with are Metrics.  Data collected from the various applications, servers, switches, and other devices being used.  Evaluating things like cpu, memory, network, or disk usage over a length of time lets you spot trends and predict your needs.  They let you know where to focus your attention,… Read more »