Category: Managed Services

5 Public Cloud Myths

The public cloud is one of the hottest trends in the entire IT space today and has been for many years. Cloud offerings such as AWS, Azure and Google cloud have made it “in vogue” for many companies to get into.  Many times, board members will think they are missing out, if their company isn’t… Read more »

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Considering Hybrid Cloud

It seems like everyone is talking about hybrid cloud, a mixture of public, private and/or on premise clouds (in its simplest form).  But why do we hear that phrase so much? Is it all that it’s cracked up to be?  In a word, YES.  If constructed and implemented correctly, hybrid cloud can provide numerous advantages… Read more »

Resource Usage and You

When it comes to your IT infrastructure, there are a lot of variables involved in getting things right. Your projected resource usage is one of the more important variables. A critical thing to realize is your need for computing resources will only go up over time. Never down. Higher resource needs tend to coincide with the… Read more »

What can VPN connectivity mean to a multi-site organization?

You keep data on your business, employees, and customers. That data is a valuable to more than just you. Corporate espionage costs businesses worldwide over $500 billion a year. Keeping that data safe can be tough even with only one location. So when dealing with multiple sites requiring secure communications, the complexity is magnified. The… Read more »

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Your business should never let important software programs get out of date unless you want to drive your customers away and enrich your competitors.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 »