A Cloud Primer: Demystifying the Cloud

As a small business, you may be missing out by not leveraging the cloud's potential to super-charge your business model. If you are unsure about what the "cloud" means, check out this simple primer that explains the cloud in layperson's terms. Click on the guide and in 2 minutes, you will be demystified and an expert on how the cloud works!  

Migrating to the Cloud? Ready for Takeoff?

Companies large and small have migrated to the Cloud Computing model for economic and competitive advantage. As you evaluate your options, here are some questions to ask that will help you get ready. On-Premise vs. Cloud? Do you have mission-critical files and applications on premise? If so, your applications and their data may be at risk. If you are in a flood zone, fire zone or area of extreme weather your systems could be in jeopardy. Cloud computing data centers...

THE TOP NINE BIGGEST CHALLENGES WHEN MOVING YOUR BUSINESS TO “THE CLOUD”

The use of cloud technology is on the rise, as businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the multiple benefits cloud computing can have in terms of efficiency and profitability. The technology is now used by as much as 70% of U.S. organizations. The figure is expected to grow further, as businesses surveyed said they were working on transferring more IT operations to the cloud. The chief benefits listed by organizations that have successfully moved to the cloud include increased efficiency, ease...

File Sharing Is a Great Way to Leverage the Cloud for Your Business

Technology is a big deal for the modern business. This doesn't mean just your organization's workstations and servers either. Today there is a big shift in the way that small-to-large businesses get the computing resources they need to succeed. As cloud-based offerings continue to offer organizations computing options they haven't had before, one hosted solution stands out for the value it presents: file sharing. Accessible storage is a big deal. Often times, the success of a business can be tied...

How Do I Choose The Perfect File-sharing Service For My Business?

In recent years, cloud file-sharing services have proliferated among businesses and consumers, alike. And while the popularity of file-sharing and cloud-computing and storage has driven competitive advancement, with a booming market comes the difficulty of narrowing down your options and making a singular choice. For instance, in service of enterprises alone, the heavy-weight contenders  among file-sharing services are Box, Citrix's ShareFile, Dropbox for Business, Google Drive, Egnyte and SugarSync. That’s a lot to sift through! If you’re looking to shop...

Do I Need To Choose Between Cloud Storage Services and Hardware Virtualization?

The simple answer is no. Cloud storage services and hardware virtualization tools, while similar in function, aren’t in competition with one another, at all. A comparable question would be: do I need to choose between sunlight and solar power? They both provide different types of energy, but sunlight doesn’t need to be harnessed in the form of solar power in order to work. Let’s tackle hardware virtualization tools, first. Hardware virtualization is figuratively sunlight and literally, a software that runs...

3 Classic Functions of Cloud Computing That Will Push Your Business Growth

It’s 2016. We all know what the cloud is, by now, don’t we? The chances are, you may not be familiar with everything that cloud computing can do for you and your business.  After all, it is a rapidly evolving technology and many small businesses are still unfamiliar with even its most basic functionalities. So here we go, a full business buffet for you to pick and choose from this New Year! Think of these tips as a free upgrade:...

Which is Better for My Business: On-Premise Storage or the Cloud?

While cloud computing technology has only entered the mainstream business world in recent years—the question is age old: what services will prove to be the most cost-effective in the long run? Is cloud storage better suited to my business needs or is on-premise storage? If you’ve also asked yourself those questions, then the good news is that you’re thinking on the right track. There’s no catch-all, universally effective service for every small businesses. The benefits of the cloud versus on-premise...

5 Tips to Secure Your Business Data on a Dime

Here’s the biggest mistake you could make for your small business this year: fail to protect your business data against cyber threats. Smaller companies have fewer resources to adequately protect business data, struggle to allocate much of any a budget to security, and furthermore don’t feel threatened enough to implement safe practices. All of those conditions add up to cybercriminals having a field day with the little guys. Here’s how to keep your business data safe on a budget. Trust...

Can a Data Archiving System Solve Your Data Backup Anxiety?

Simply put: yes, a data archiving system effectively reapportions no-longer-active data to a separate device for long-term protection, retention, and easy access. However, data archiving is not the same as data backup. Why is that? Here’s the spiel. The purpose of a data backup is to provide recent copies of your active files in the event of a disaster or technical glitch. It serves a short-term need.  Data backup copies are by nature, temporary. When you create a data backup...