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Three Things the Cloud Can Do for Your Business

If you run a business, you’ve heard of cloud computing. However, you may not be aware of all of the things that the cloud can do. In fact, the cloud itself can almost run a business, if the right person is in charge. Here are a few things you may not have realized the cloud can do for your business. Storage Every business has digital storage needs. You may already know that this can be found on the cloud, but it’s worth mentioning because it’s one of the primary uses. Storing data on the cloud can eliminate your need for storage…

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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 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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The Hidden Costs of Cheap Server Hosting

Most people get a feeling of satisfaction when they find a good deal, and in the world of web hosting, there is no shortage of these. For as little as five dollars per month, you get what seems like generous bandwidth and free one click installs of popular content management systems. You have access to easy to use management tools such as cPanel and many other perks. The business of cheap web hosting is very competitive, which gives the customer a wide array of choices. This is a fantastic situation for the non-technical individual who wants to set up a…

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The Future is SSD

SSDs (Solid State Drives) are a lot less likely to crash or fail than hard disk drives because they don’t contain the moving parts of HDDs. This lowers their probability of malfunctioning, since any malfunctioning moving part of an HDD could cause the whole drive to fail or crash. SSDs are also faster than HDDs, which improves your computer’s overall performance and significantly decreases loading times. This is especially critical when you’re constantly working with gigabyte-sized files on a regular basis (like high quality photography or video editing). Surprisingly, SSDs are now poised to become cheaper than HDDs due to new technology that…

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The Four Most Common Business Continuity Missteps and How to Avoid Them

The importance business continuity can not be overstated, yet many businesses fall short in their planning efforts. That’s why we’ve compiled four of the most common business continuity pitfalls and how to avoid them. Not having a good grasp on the business: A business plan is incredibly important. If it is quickly disregarded or set aside and your objectives are forgotten, you are setting yourself up for failure. To avoid this, stay focused and regularly review your business plan to insure that you’re still on the right track. Improper management: When a management team decides to deviate from their training,…

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The Emergence Of Big Data In Marketing

No perfectly straightforward definition of big data exists, and there is plenty of ambiguity over what big data is, but most can agree it is a positive for marketing. Big Data at its core, in a marketing sense, is essentially the mass collection of data about customers and potential customers, and its ongoing analysis. Using Data For A Purpose The truth is that having a purpose behind what you are doing with big data is the smartest way to move forward. Mediapost.com puts it this way, All marketers agree that a robust, crisp definition that aligns an organization’s stakeholders and…

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The Benefits of SSD (Solid State Drives)

For the vast majority of the history of computers, magnetic drives of one kind or another have been the normal form of storage. Magnetic drives have held so much appeal because they do not require constant power, and they are easy to overwrite and change data on (as opposed to an optical disc which is really only good for one use). However, over the last fifteen or so years, new methods of storage have come into use. You are probably familiar with “flash drives” and memory cards. These devices are considered to be SSD (Solid State Drives), and they have made…

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The Advantages of Using SAN (Storage Area Network)

SAN (Storage Area Network) has the ability to move data between servers. It consists of a high-speed network of storage devices that connects the devices with servers. Many companies choose to deploy SAN because it offers better flexibility, availability and performance than direct-attached storage. Other reasons to use it are: You want better disk utilization. When your storage is in a centralized storage network you can manage everything as 1 entity You need a reliable disaster recovery solution. The upfront cost is high, but the benefits can be realized in just an hour after your system goes down SAN assures 100…

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