Archive for April, 2017

Tony Howlett
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Apr 26, 2017
If your company uses cloud computing vendors such Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, IBM Softlayer or Google GCP in any significant capacity, you probably some rogue clouds. Even if you don’t think your company does cloud, you may have a rogue cloud instance or two. What are rogue clouds? These are clouds that are operating under the radar of the formal IT department, or perhaps authorized clouds that have spun out of control either via costs or in taking over functions they aren’t approved to… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Apr 18, 2017
We’ve been digging deep into The 2017 State of IT from Spiceworks, which reflects the attitudes and opinions of nearly 900 IT buyers as well as data from within its IT-based social network. Here are three stats that point towards the rising importance of hosting services for most businesses. 2% — the expected decrease in IT spending for 2017, as projected by IT buyers in North America. In other words, IT spending will be essentially flat. The Spiceworks survey goes on to outline the top… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Apr 11, 2017
Let’s look at how you might select hosting options based on the factors that matter most to your business. Of course, none of these factors exist in a vacuum. In reality, the wisest choice for your business will be one that strikes the best balance for your unique needs. The X-Factor: Performance Here, we’re talking about server hardware and storage features, such as CPUs, RAM, storage type, etc. Performance considerations also include issues like bandwidth, availability, and network latency — all of which will affect… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Apr 5, 2017
Email, websites, apps, and data are crucial to most businesses today. And that means servers. Managing, maintaining, and optimizing those servers is a time-consuming proposition — one that will only expand as your business grows. Many SMBs feel that the way to keep costs low and control high is to keep everything in-house. But as business needs change, and the demand for IT resources goes up, how do you know whether you can handle it all with in-house hosting? Follow these four basic steps. 1.… Read More