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Why Your Business Needs to Upgrade to SSD

Any business in the modern world needs the best networking and computer systems to keep up with their competition. Making sure your internet and network is up to date is important, but at times, we can forget what’s actually inside our computer. SSD (Solid State Drives) may be an upgrade that your business needs to make soon. What is a SSD? A solid state drive is an alternative to a hard drive. Similar to a hard drive, it’s the component of a computer that saves files and keeps them stored on your computer. Hard drives, however, have mechanical moving components, while solid…

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Why Web Design and Server Hosting Should Be Kept Separate

Many small businesses that want a website understandably appreciate the web designer who takes care of every aspect of its setup. The business owners are too busy running their companies to get involved in the details of setting up a website. Hence they outsource the entire process. However, allowing the web designer to take care of the hosting is a mistake. The web designer can host the your website either on his own server or with a hosting provider. A server is a computer that holds the website’s software files and makes the website accessible from the Internet. If the website…

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Why Utilize SAN?

SAN (Storage Area Network) is a dedicated high-speed network that interconnects and presents shared pools of storage devices to many servers. In a storage area network, a layer of management software separates the pooled storage resources and the servers that access the storage. This software allows information technology administrators to centralize and manage multiple storage resources as if it were one consolidated resource. Because of the software, each of the servers can see only one storage device, while each of the storage devices in the SAN can see just one server. You can move data at will to any of the…

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Why SSD (Solid State Drives) Are Ideal for Business Storage Applications

Solid state drives have been around longer than most people think, having been used in military and medical applications throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Many early game consoles used solid state drives to improve performance and reduce loading times. Solid state drives started becoming available in laptop computers and on a standalone basis commercially again in 2007. They provide numerous benefits that make them an excellent option for business storage applications. Although SSD drives are currently more expensive than their counterparts, the price has steadily been coming down as popularity has risen. Lack of Moving Parts SSD (solid state drives) get their…

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Why Should You Consider Using A Data Center To Host Your Servers

The data of your business should be the center of everything. It’s the heart of your business, so this makes it necessary for a business to have secure servers hosting their data. In this technology driven world, a data center could easily be one of the most important parts of your company. Some companies choose to create their own data centers, others choose to use another company to host their servers. Servers are often filled with unique software and programs; and they hold data that is not only important, but often very sensitive as well. Why are some companies letting something…

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Why is Network Security so Important?

You’ve heard over and over again that network security is one of the most important things to the continuity of your business, and therefore its success. You haven’t heard wrong, but you may be wondering exactly why it’s so important. Most people only have a vague idea of exactly why the security of their network is so important. Here are a few things that you’re protecting. Client information You most likely store all of the information that you have about all of your customers on your network. If this information were to fall into the wrong hands, such as competitors, or even…

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Why Cloud Computing Is Better for the Environment

It was commonly assumed in the past that the move away from paper by business was beneficial to the environment. After all, less paper use means cutting down fewer trees and less demand for the output of paper mills which consume enormous quantities of water. Instead, the change from print to digital media merely altered the environmental impact. Large scale business use of servers consumes energy both in running and cooling them. Given the heavy reliance on coal for power generation in the United States, “going digital” is releasing more CO2 (a greenhouse gas) into the environment. Natural gas is also extensively used for…

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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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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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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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