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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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Creating and Implementing a Business Continuity Plan

Running a business requires planning for every eventuality. Backing up servers, creating copies of important files, and cross-training employees are all normal ways of protecting a business from the unexpected. Just as it’s important to have a contingency plan in case an employee quits, it’s critical to have a plan to keep the business running in case of a larger disaster.  Ideally, no business would ever have to worry about interruptions, but that’s not the case in the real world. Disaster can strike at any minute, from extreme weather to fires to cybercrime. Having a business continuity plan can be

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Native and Shift Cloud Migrations: What You Need to Know About Cloud Services

By now, you know the truth: Cloud services are here to stay. Where businesses once had to build and manually scale their own servers and data centers, much of that digital labor can now be outsourced to service providers such as Global IP Networks through cloud migration.  In this article, we’ll discuss two very different migration strategies — cloud-native (native) and lift-and-shift (shift) — and go over how to decide what’s best for your operation.  What Is Cloud Migration? Before we dive into the different strategies, it’s important to understand what cloud migration is within the context of this discussion.

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Cloud Services Enables Remote Working

Last year’s pandemic has created a massive shift in the marketplace and has brought with it new ways of getting work done. With full teams going online to handle their most important work, operating a remote workforce is no longer a remote possibility. Taking all business operations online presents some unique challenges, but it carries significant advantages as well, especially when paired with cloud solutions. If your organization hasn’t already taken the leap, take a look at some of the key benefits of remote work utilizing the cloud. 1. Decreased Operating Expenses The first thing executives might notice is that,

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Could Your Business Benefit from a Multi-Cloud Infrastructure?

All businesses, regardless of size, can benefit from some form of cloud service. Cloud environments allow businesses to run software and applications on an advanced digital infrastructure, which enables them to access their data remotely and operate more efficiently. Multi-cloud services deploy the same systems across multiple cloud providers, public and/or private, to establish the ideal level of workload elasticity. This elasticity allows for quick changes to the kind and quantity of resources allocated to an application to match its demand on individual cloud platforms. But how do multiple cloud services vary from a hybrid cloud? If multiple cloud providers

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Cloud Security: How to Keep a Company Secure for Remote Working

  While allowing employees to work in remote locations offers many benefits for company growth, it can also present a variety of security concerns to address. Managers and executives must now be responsible for keeping both data and work processes secure, even when employees are completing tasks on mobile devices throughout the world. It is difficult enough to keep proprietary data secure when the whole team is in the same room. Modern realities make it even more challenging. In today’s marketplace, remote workers exist in nearly every industry. A recent Gallup poll found that a third of American workers never

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6 Biggest Benefits of Switching to Cloud Hosting

As internet capabilities expand, more and more businesses are turning to cloud services to support their network. Executives across industries, business sizes, and regions are recognizing the vast array of benefits available with a cloud infrastructure. If your company hasn’t begun converting to cloud hosting, take a moment to learn about some of the biggest perks and advantages that can set you above your competitors. 1. Cost Efficiency Managed cloud hosting allows businesses to gain all of the benefits of a cloud infrastructure without needing to purchase additional equipment or build out personal data centers. We’ve gone through the effort

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