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Choosing the Ideal Enterprise Cloud Storage Provider

Cloud infrastructures are quickly becoming a necessity for businesses looking for secure backup, scalable storage, and easy collaboration on shared files. In addition to optimizing your business’s operations, cloud service providers offer an array of additional solutions and benefits to further support your business and its unique needs. At Global IP, we take pride in assisting our clients in making an informed decision when selecting their cloud service provider. Below are a few of the most important questions and considerations to keep in mind while looking through your options. Do You Need Cloud Storage or Backup? While there is some

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Compliance & Security: Stay Up-to-Date with Cloud Security

As story after story shows up in the news about security breaches experienced by commercial and government enterprises, it’s clear that more needs to be done to shore up security resources. That goes double for organizations reliant on cloud services to support their business functions. There’s no point in investing in the latest cloud tools if you don’t implement a robust cloud compliance policy. The Challenges of Cloud Security and Compliance While cloud computing can transform the way companies organize their data and access business tools, implementing the corresponding cloud server infrastructure can bring about additional complexity. Services that were

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Lost in the Clouds: The Importance of Having an Efficient Cloud Services Data Management System

Organizations right now need to make significant decisions about managing their data as part of their ongoing digital transformation. According to an Accenture study, nearly 90% of business executives believe big data is revolutionizing business the same way that the Internet did. 79% also agree that companies failing to embrace data will lose their competitive position or face extinction. Data is playing an ever-increasing role in the management of customer relationships, product development, optimization of supply chains, and the way we do business day-to-day. Yet 95% of businesses say unstructured data is a significant problem for them. Handling a large

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5 Insider Tips for Building Your Data Management Infrastructure Using Cloud Services

Data is an essential part of running any business and depending on your industry, how you manage your data directly correlates to your bottom line. But in order to properly manage the ever-increasing load of data in tandem with all of your other responsibilities, having a carefully planned system is critical. ‌ ‌ Simply keeping scans of documents and two dozen Excel spreadsheets isn’t good enough. You need a solid infrastructure that can reliably handle data in its various states and locations.   The Effects of Remote Work on Data Management ‌ Spreading your employees out physically over an entire

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How Cloud Services Have Impacted IT Service Management

‌Cloud services have made computing easier, and they’ve changed how IT service management (ITSM) works. ITSM teams are tasked with managing an organization’s IT setup for optimum customer experience. However, having to operate a cumbersome physical data center can be troublesome. Here, cloud computing has been a game-changer. ‌ 3 Ways Cloud Services Have Changed ITSM ‌1. Incident and Problem Management ‌Cloud services have changed the ITSM approach to incident management.  Now, if there’s an issue with IT infrastructure, a click of a button can salvage the situation, without the need for data center hardware repairs. For example, when servers

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Cyber Attacks Increase During Shift to Remote Work. Are Your Cloud Services At Risk?

Shifting to working remotely was, for many companies, a necessary result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. But after over a year of working remotely, most employers — a whopping 78% — agree that remote work is here to stay, at least in some capacity.‌ While there are many benefits to working remotely, from reduced overhead costs to improved office morale, there are also downsides. One major downside is that cybersecurity for cloud services works differently than network cybersecurity services. Because of this, cloud-based cyber attacks are a major threat to companies who have shifted to working remotely. So, how do

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Managed Cloud Services: Getting the Most out of Your IT Budget

It’s no secret that cloud services are dominating the IT world at the moment, both in terms of adoption and budget allocation. In fact, the State of IT reports that organizations spend 24% of their IT budgets on cloud services, and for good reason. Advancements in cloud technology have transformed the way we do business, and there’s no reason to think that trend is slowing down. One of the biggest reasons for using cloud services, after all, is to reduce costs. ‌ With that in mind, it’s a bit counter-intuitive that executives estimate 30% of their cloud spending is wasted.

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