Cloud Computing

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SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS: Which Cloud Computing Model Is Best?

Cloud solutions are something that most of us are familiar with. For businesses, cloud solutions protect against potential data loss and theft, as well as streamlining the way that many businesses work.

Despite the prevalence of cloud in tech articles and more, adoption of cloud solutions has been slow for many businesses. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for many businesses to quickly adopt a home working model, things are beginning to accelerate, with almost 50% of organizations now making cloud transformations as a result of the pandemic.

If your business is looking to move to the cloud, you’ll need to make a choice between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS – three different cloud computing models that provide different services to business. 

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5 Tips for a Smooth Cloud Migration

So you’re making the big move to the cloud! You can look forward to the benefits of the cloud for hosting data or workflow. Now it’s time to focus on the process of cloud migration.

Cloud migration isn’t a simple task, even for a small business. No matter the size, most companies have a lot more data and critical applications than they realize. If your goal is a cloud migration with limited downtime, here are a few tips to help the process go more smoothly.

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Hybrid Work: What It Is and How It Can Benefit Your Business

Since the onset of COVID-19, hybrid working has emerged as a handy strategy for businesses. The hybrid model combines both office time and work-from-home. It’s a more flexible approach meant to increase flexibility and efficiency in the workplace.

According to a Gartner study, 82% of company leaders intend to allow employees to alternate between the office and remote work. Since full remote working can be challenging in some businesses, many companies are willing to adopt hybrid work. This model has proven more favorable than only working from home due to its flexibility.

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How to Plan Your IT Budget for 2021

Many companies faced financial difficulties in 2020 which shook up their budget plans for the year. In 2021, businesses are working to plan an effective IT budget that meets their projected needs while remaining flexible. 

With vaccines rolling out across the country and a hope for a better business market, organizations are preparing for many outcomes. There are uncertainties about how successful businesses will be this year and the timing of changes that can make budget planning hard. 

Technology is a critical part of business efficiency, and an IT budget is essential to get the most out of your technology.

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Top IT Strategies to Grow Your Business in 2021

Business IT is an integral part of any company’s strategy. To maximize business growth and revenue, companies use technology to improve their client offerings and increase employee productivity.

To help your business reach its potential in 2021, there are some essential ways to take advantage of technology. In this post, we take a look at some of the key strategies you should use right now. 

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Today, most businesses have at least some workloads hosted on the cloud. What exactly is Cloud IT, and what can it do in your business?

Today, most businesses have at least some workloads hosted on the cloud. It is projected that the global cloud computing market is expected to reach $623 billion by 2023. An increasing number of businesses that are considering migrating to the cloud rely on IT services to help them transition and maintain their new systems. 

What exactly is Cloud IT, and what can it do in your business?

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5 Tips to Remember for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity is a significant concern for businesses and organizations across all industries. Companies that are hacked face incredible expenses, to the cost of over $11.7 million annually per company affected. The losses in time, money, and reputation are enough to sink many companies for good.

In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, here are 5 key things to remember to keep your company safe from cyberattacks. 

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Cloud Monitoring Can Be the Difference Maker for SMBs

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Cloud Monitoring Can Be the Difference Maker for SMBs

It’s a fast-paced world. Not only do people want things, they want things right now. This sometimes-unnerving need for instant satisfaction has only intensified now that we have Wi-Fi and mobile devices that keep us connected regardless of where we are, what we’re doing, or the time of day. There is no longer any tolerance whatsoever for waiting. A business with a website that fails to load, or loads too slowly, will lose customers and leads to competitors.

So what has your business done to address this need for constant accessibility and optimal uptime? Do you feel you’re doing enough to meet the demands and expectations of your customers, new business prospects and those who have just now found you on Google?

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Why Hybrid Clouds are More Than Just Another Trend

Why Hybrid Clouds are More Than Just Another Trend

It should come as no surprise that many small to midsize business owners take pride in overseeing every aspect of their startup business. Naturally, many are apprehensive when it comes to surrendering control of their servers, their data, and their applications.

The downside of this need for control is that operating and maintaining everything onsite can be time consuming, super expensive, and it can make your business more vulnerable to failure related downtime and cyber threats.

Although everything can be stored in the cloud at a fraction of the cost, many aren’t responsive to the idea of sharing the infrastructure their technology runs on.

The great thing about the cloud is it’s not an all or nothing thing. This is exactly why so many small to midsize businesses have turned to hybrid cloud solutions. Just as they name implies, hybrid cloud solutions are both on and off premises. It’s the best of both worlds. An entrepreneur can still control certain aspects of the business on-site, but simultaneously exploit the cloud’s cost effectiveness and overall scalability.

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Why More SMBs are Turning to the Cloud to Reduce TCO

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Why More SMBs are Turning to the Cloud to Reduce TCO

More small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) seem to be taking the initiative to learn more about the benefits of the cloud.   Determining why SMBs have this sudden keen interest in the cloud isn’t all that tricky.

If you shouted, “Cost Savings!” in a room full of SMBs, you’d undoubtedly be the center of attention. And it seems as if this is also the motivating factor as to why more SMBs are looking into cloud-based solutions to reduce expenditures.

Although it seems like an oxymoron to recommend investing in new technology to control costs, cloud-based solutions can be leveraged for a greater return on already inevitable operational expenses. By enhancing productivity and overall efficiency, the cloud could help spur business growth and profitability.

Here are few of the reasons more SMBs are opening up to cloud-based solutions…

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