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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 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 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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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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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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Tips for buying a new SSD (Solid State Drive)

A SSD (Solid State Drive) is a data storage device similar to a hard drive. While more expensive, they offer higher access speeds since they have no mechanical components. This also means that they have a longer lifespan and can run virtually silently. When buying a new SSD here are some things to keep in mind. Capacity How much storage your SSD needs is dependent on what you’ll use it for. If you only want to install your operating system on it, allowing your computer to boot up significantly faster, then a 64GB drive will be sufficient. If you want…

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