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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 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 the New Year means for organizing your old data

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS Statisticbrain.com lists the top three New Year’s resolutions people make in the order of most popular first as: lose weight; self-improvement; and better financial decisions. As a CIO, CFO, or a CEO the smart organizing of old data into an archiving system will slim down your active primary storage needs, improve your business’ data performance, which in turn will grow your bottom line… Really, it will. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Each organization, great or small, has data retention and storage needs for regulatory compliance, legal retention requirements and historic value, but that data is rarely…

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Advantages of Using a Data Center: Why Your Server Closet Won’t Cut it

Imagine you’re a chef trying to cook in a kitchen the size of a shoebox. While the space may work as you perfect your recipes, once you’re ready to expand, the lack of room will prevent growth. Similarly, businesses may start out with an onsite server closet and quickly find that the room doesn’t have the ability to expand with their business. Often, despite how integral these information centers are to the operation, they may be an afterthought to anyone except the IT department. That is until there’s a problem. On a good day, you’ll lose a few billable hours…

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