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What Should You Do in the Workplace if You Suspect You’ve Received an Email Scam?

Email scams are some of today’s most insidious threats to every company’s computer systems. And because they can spread viruses as well as compromise private information, it’s a common issue we see here at Global IP Networks that compromises data. It’s one reason why we provide a data center that keeps your information safe, especially as part of a business continuity plan if your network ever shuts down or is compromised. But how can you manage email scams so they don’t become a major threat to your company? The best thing to do is set up a plan to check…

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What Makes Our Customer Service Unique

Global IP Networks (GIP) developed a business around building a safe and positive environment for its customers. That means creating a sense of trust and community with the businesses we work with; and while these virtues may not seem wholly unique on their own, our company has always made it a priority to offer more than the average data center colocation firm. Though it is, in essence, our people, our principal and our culture that so clearly sets us apart. Here are eight other tangible reasons our customer service is a cut above the rest. GIP offers tailored solutions to…

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What is NAS (Network Attached Storage)?

NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a category of dedicated file storage device. It provides local-area network nodes that have file-based shared storage through a standard Ethernet connection. NAS is similar to having a private cloud in your office. It provides the benefits of a public cloud onsite and other advantages are: It is easy to operate It is less expensive It is always accessible when you need it It centralizes your data storage in a reliable and secure way As your business grows, the data you accumulate also grows. Not all of it will fit nicely into a database and if…

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What is Business Continuity and Why is it Vital?

Whether you have 5 employees or 5,000, you want sustained uptime. That means the infrastructure that houses your company’s most critical data and the people who run it are invaluable, regardless of size. Do your employees know what to do in the event of an emergency? No matter how many of them do, a business continuity plan is essential for an unanticipated disaster. Last week we talked about six disasters likely to impact your data center. However, this list is far from exhaustive. Though it’s true that no one plan can protect you from every possible scenario, having a plan…

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What does Oracle Know About Cloud Computing That You Don’t?

Oracle is a world leader in data-based software. When Bloomberg.com discussed the company’s new marketing strategy, they revealed a future that’s focused on selling cloud-based software instead of traditional computer-based programs. What does Oracle know about cloud computing that you haven’t figured out yet? Their website explains one important idea that’s worth repeating, “Most businesses spend 4x more maintaining IT than innovating with IT.” Cloud computing can help businesses make simple operating changes that can save some of that time, effort, and money. Those things are pretty important if you want your business to grow. Cloud-based Applications With cloud computing you can run your…

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What are the Benefits of Using a Business Continuity Center for Disaster Recovery?

Thinking about disaster recovery in relation to your business may not be enjoyable, but it simply has to be done – just as individuals must plan for family members having accidents or passing away. Natural disasters can be devastating, especially to a business, if there’s no preparation beforehand. The good news is, with a plan in place, recovery can be accomplished relatively quickly and easily. One of the most essential aspects to disaster recovery is having a dedicated business continuity center. Here at Global IP Networks, we provide such a place where you can go and get your business back…

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Ways You Use the Cloud Daily – Whether You Realize it or Not

The cloud is an amazing thing. It’s been around for years, and it still continues to amaze us. One of the most amazing things about the cloud is how much it has been integrated into our lives. In many cases, we don’t even realize we’re using the cloud. Here are a few ways we use the cloud every day without even realizing it. Checking your e-mail Most popular e-mail providers maintain your e-mails on their own servers. This is helpful to you because it means that you can access your e-mail from any computer anywhere, not just your personal machine, and it…

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Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT)

Earlier this year, the federal court system changed the way we classify the Internet. No longer an amenity solely for the privileged, high-speed Internet connections are now considered as essential as a phone or electricity service. The ruling effectively took it from luxury to public utility, acknowledging its importance for both business and residential use. This key decision comes at a time when emerging concepts like the Internet of Things (IoT) are entering the public consciousness. Many people are still working to understand the potential impacts in their work and home life, and the benefits are just beginning to emerge….

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Understanding the Different Types of Spam

There are many different types of spam and it is important that you understand the different types in order to better protect yourself from it. If you aren’t familiar with all of the ways spam is delivered, take a look at the different types below. The more you know about spam, the better you will be able to protect yourself from it. Spam in Emails Spam in email is something which we’re quite knowledgeable about. Just about everyone is familiar with the email spam and if you haven’t been subjected to it, then you are one of the lucky ones. These emails…

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Top 3 Applications for Big Data

Although the raw acquisition of big data remains an important part of marketing and analytics, this data application is the newest way to ensure you stay on the cutting edge of your industry. Here are some top applications for big data once it is acquired. Big Data Billboards Combining marketing analysis with direct marketing, some billboard companies use big data as a way to match ads to eyeballs. Big data takes full advantage of GPS readings and real-time traffic to determine the best time to show certain ads and how long to show them. Health Big data through the right app serves…

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