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Cloud Waste and What You Can Do About It

Cloud Waste and What You Can Do About It

The cloud has become a go-to resource when businesses are trying to find and consistently depend on digital tools that otherwise would be out of their price range. One cloud issue that isn’t often mentioned in the course of choosing computing resources is cloud waste. Cloud waste refers to the inefficient or unnecessary consumption of cloud computing resources, leading to higher costs without delivering corresponding value. This month, we will look at some of the impacts of cloud waste and how to avoid it as much as possible. 

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Here are the Basics of the 3-2-1 Backup Rule

Here are the Basics of the 3-2-1 Backup Rule

The 3-2-1 rule is a pretty standard reference for data backup and disaster recovery, but what does this rule actually entail? Today, we want to explain perhaps the most important concept to prolonging the life of your business, even in the face of difficult and trying circumstances.

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Business Communication’s Innovation is Driving Business Forward

Business Communication’s Innovation is Driving Business Forward

For the small business, mastering advanced communication tools and strategies is not just a luxury—it's a necessity. Today, we’ll take a look at advanced small business communications, discussing the latest technologies, strategies, and best practices that can elevate your business to new heights.

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Four Ways Your Business Can Benefit from the Cloud This Year

Four Ways Your Business Can Benefit from the Cloud This Year

Through cloud-based technology, your business can change the way it operates in countless different ways, all of which can benefit you in the long run. If you haven’t yet considered cloud-based solutions for infrastructure, then you could be missing out on some of the greatest innovations of the past decade. Here are some ways your business can start to leverage the cloud to its advantage.

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Three Cloud Functions that Can Change Your Business Forever

Three Cloud Functions that Can Change Your Business Forever

We write a lot about the cloud; for good reason. It is one of the most utilized and valuable technologies available to business. The cloud plays a pivotal role in elevating mobile productivity, offering diverse services and features that empower users to access, collaborate, and efficiently execute tasks. Here are three key ways in which the cloud contributes to mobile productivity.

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The Cloud Has Everything!

The Cloud Has Everything!

It was only a few years ago when many of us in the IT industry simply did not trust the cloud. There was too much at stake and there simply weren't the robust options that have come in the subsequent years. Obviously, this has changed pretty rapidly and today’s cloud options are quickly becoming the norm.

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How to Judge the Value Cloud Computing Can Deliver

How to Judge the Value Cloud Computing Can Deliver

While one of the big selling points of the cloud has always been how cost-effective it can be, it is important to remember that this isn’t always the case. There are situations where the value that a business gets from the cloud isn’t really worth the price of admission. Let’s take a few moments to break down how you can evaluate the value that the cloud can offer you, and how to use this data to your advantage.

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The Cloud Drives Your Business… and the Modern Cinema

The Cloud Drives Your Business… and the Modern Cinema

Television has come a long way since its inception, and entertainment is more accessible today than it has ever been before. Technology has played a large part in the dissemination of this entertainment, so we thought we’d take a look at how the cloud has contributed to making television the cornerstone of leisure that it is today.

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Four Tools that Successful Businesses All Have

Four Tools that Successful Businesses All Have

For a business to be successful, you need to stay on point. From managing projects to enhancing communication and automating tasks, technology has become an indispensable asset for businesses of all sizes. Let’s look at some of the best tools to help a business be the best business it can be.

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Cloud Storage Has a Lot of Benefits

Cloud Storage Has a Lot of Benefits

With cloud storage so affordable and accessible, you have to ask yourself if it’s worth investing in it compared to larger-capacity hard disk drives. Which one is more ideal for your company’s needs? You have options, after all, and it’s important to consider them all before committing to a solution. Let’s examine the pros and cons of each, specifically focusing on the business model for both.

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The Pros and Con of Cloud Storage

The Pros and Con of Cloud Storage

Data storage is one of those things in business that only is an issue if you don’t have enough of it. It used to be a considerable challenge for businesses, but today data storage prices are dropping by 20-to-30 percent annually and it has made it feasible for any business to start using cloud computing to store business data. This month we will take a look at the benefits of cloud storage and how there is only one major problem with it. 

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The Modern Cloud Offers Huge Advantages, When Implemented and Utilized Correctly

The Modern Cloud Offers Huge Advantages, When Implemented and Utilized Correctly

Cloud computing has been touted as one of the most innovative and important technologies for smaller businesses as they look to compete with larger organizations. How it makes this possible is by offering dynamic computing environments that can help bring these smaller businesses into the information age without saddling them with massive infrastructure costs while doing so. That’s not to say that the cloud is cheap by any means, and this month we will discuss how cloud computing is a great option for nearly any business. 

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The Wide Scope of Cloud Offerings Gives Businesses Great Opportunity

The Wide Scope of Cloud Offerings Gives Businesses Great Opportunity

Cloud computing is turning into a tool that is universally used by businesses to enhance remote access and provide the scalability for tools that allow a business to get the best bang for their buck. This month, we’ll describe how modern cloud computing works and why it is such a huge potential benefit for your business.

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How Much Do You Need to Spend on Technology?

How Much Do You Need to Spend on Technology?

It’s no secret that technology is a big part of today’s business, but how much money should your organization really expect to spend on your IT? Of course you need to stay competitive, but can you justify dropping huge chunks of capital on solutions that may or may not come with a visible ROI, or is that total cost of ownership (TCO) going to affect your ability to spend elsewhere? This month, we’ll talk about what technology your organization definitely needs, and go into the corresponding cost of that technology.

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We Asked an AI to Write This Post About AI

We Asked an AI to Write This Post About AI

Over the last few months, we’ve seen a huge explosion in AI-generated content. From AI-generated artwork to convincing but fake videos of famous people, AI has quickly become an interesting enigma with a lot of apparent applications.

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When Does Cloud Computing Start to Make Sense?

When Does Cloud Computing Start to Make Sense?

The server is the heart and brain of a business’ computing infrastructure. So much so that a failure can cause catastrophic effects on your business. If you are at a point where you are thinking about adding a server to your infrastructure, or replacing one that is a little long in the tooth, you now have less of a dilemma than you may have had previously. This doesn’t mean that it is not a serious decision, but today you have options on how you want to go about deploying your new server. This month, we thought we would go over some of the pros and cons that come with adding new infrastructure and whether purchasing a new server outright is the right decision for your business.

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Build Better Mobility with Advanced Strategies

Build Better Mobility with Advanced Strategies

Remote work is more common than ever before, so it’s no surprise that businesses are looking for new ways to ensure remote working arrangements aren’t dragging down operations. Thankfully, because it’s so common nowadays, your organization has a ton of options at its disposal, many of which allow for greater flexibility and mobility.

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What You Can Do to Make Your Cloud Resources More Secure

What You Can Do to Make Your Cloud Resources More Secure

Look, we are big fans of the cloud, especially for data storage, but you shouldn’t implement the cloud without a solid security strategy. Whether you are using it for your business’ data storage needs or just to take backups of your infrastructure, you’ll still need to keep various facets of security in mind for your cloud storage. It all starts with figuring out how secure your cloud provider really is.

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Limit Your Hardware Refresh Costs with this Simple Technology

Limit Your Hardware Refresh Costs with this Simple Technology

Businesses often struggle with the hardware side of running a business, whether it is finding the right solutions or taking care of them. Hardware like server units, workstations, and networking components are what keep your business functioning, and without it, you don’t have much of a business. How can you make sure that your organization is addressing this important aspect of running a business? How can you keep hardware from breaking your budget? We recommend starting with a network audit.

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A Remote Work Contingency Plan Could Save Your Business

A Remote Work Contingency Plan Could Save Your Business

Disasters are more common in the business world than you might think, be they natural disasters that level your office or simple electrical problems that spark a structural fire. A business-threatening disaster could occur at any moment, and it is your responsibility to ensure that it doesn’t put your business’ future at risk. To this end, we recommend you have plans for off-site operations, even if only temporary.

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