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Why You Should Only Outsource Business Continuity to a Service Provider That You Can Trust

A recent survey conducted by Tech Target provides insight as to how business owners view their business continuity and disaster recovery plans. The following results of the survey show that many firms are now adopting the service to protect their future business operations: 77% of respondents said they have a disaster recovery test plan in place 61% of respondents said their plan covers mission-critical applications 26% of respondents said they have zero tolerance for data loss 30% of respondents said they could forfeit a day’s worth of data According to the article, these numbers are increasing year to year. This shows that businesses are…

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Why Colocation Server Hosting Makes Sense: The Economy of Scale Effect

Everyone benefits from the economy of scale effect. For the lone individual to locate and dig out of the ground the iron ore and various alloy additives and then proceed to produce an alloyed steel cutting knife is cost prohibitive. It’s far easier to take advantage of the chains of businesses that produce the alloyed steel, manufacture the knives, and distribute them to nearby store outlets. The knife’s low cost that you see at the store is due to the fact that each business in this supply chain is large enough to achieve a sufficient economy of scale to produce…

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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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Tools and Standards for Email Scam Mitigation

You put server infrastructure in place to operate in today’s online world. You upgrade your server concept to colocation with a service like Global IP Networks in order to have access to more capacity and a higher standard than you have the IT department or budget to manage on your own. That addresses server availability, but that’s only one step in securing your IT infrastructure. Your domain also must avoid the reputation as a conduit for spam or scam emails. Global IP Networks helps with that. We do not host pornography, gambling or other high risk sites which can be security concerns and…

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Time for Colocation? 5 Signs You’re Ready

In life, timing is everything. This is especially true in the business world. Just like great investors know when to put their money on the table, great IT teams know when to make changes to their company’s infrastructure. Weighing out the decision about whether to stick to the status quo or upgrade to an expertly maintained colocation center? See if any of the following scenarios ring true: 1. YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LACK OF SECURITY IN YOUR BUILDING. Many businesses fall dangerously short when it comes to data center security. In an effort to protect your data even your…

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Three Reasons Why Cloud Computing is Ideal for a Small Business

While technological advancements are made in almost every industry, and on a constant basis, technology that you can use for your small business is even better. In this case, it is cloud computing. Instead of using a local server to handle all of your data, this is handled by a network of remote servers, in which all information is transferred through the internet. It is an incredible practice for large businesses, and it is also extremely beneficial for small businesses that are looking to maximize efficiency. It is Cost-efficient in Almost Every Way Cloud computing is really quite simple and easy…

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Things to Consider When Seeking a Server Hosting Company

You know that server hosting makes your business more secure by providing off-site hosting that keeps your business running in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack. You also know that having off-site server hosting lets you free up IT personnel for other projects and lowers your business’ overhead. Since you know the advantages, you have already decided to contract with an off-site server hosting facility. The only question remaining is how to pick a company to host your server? When searching for a host for your server, consider the following: Location, location, location The old business axiom is right:…

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The Visionary’s Partner for Mobile App Development

Competition is fierce in today’s mobile app market. Those ‘in the know’ recognize the need to excel in every area of development as major corporations, such as Verizon Wireless (in partnership with Samsung), attempt to cull the brilliance of all mobile app designers- including high school students. So how do the visionaries of mobile app development position themselves at the forefront of the market? Strength Even the novice can exhibit the attributes of strength…confidence, aptitude, self-motivated results…all are important factors in gathering prospective clients. When your competition includes tech-savvy youth a strong portfolio of support resources can give you the necessary boost to surpass…

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The Importance of Reliable Server Hosting

The internet has worked its way into almost every part of life. We use the internet for our maps, for shopping lists, for meeting the loves of our lives’ and for keeping up with Grandma, among millions of other things. So much of everyday life is centered around the internet. From keeping up with potential clients to deciding what to watch later in the evening with friends. Users of the internet have come to expect a level of reliability on the internet and have even started demanding it. When companies decide to build a website for their business, they must…

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