Articles Tagged ‘business canada’

Common Causes of IT Disruption and What to do About Them

This week’s guest blog was written by Brent Whitfield, CEO of DCG Technical Solutions Inc. There was a time, not too long ago, when one of a business owner’s main concerns was losing his or her assets through fire, storm damage or flood. While insurers catered to these fears by providing comprehensive business insurance policies,…

How Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service Can Stop Your Business from Losing $686,250 Per Hour

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Disruption Defined: Your One Must-Read for Cloud-Enabled Disaster Recovery Success Disaster recovery planning (DRP) is crucial to the success of every business that has IT as a part of the infrastructure. This is best illustrated by an Aberdeen study which found that an hour of downtime can cost a business upwards of $686,250[1]. The same…

SECURITY IN THE CLOUD: ARE YOU ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS?

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Hybrid cloud is rapidly emerging in the business world with its ability to support enterprises in reducing costs, increasing returns and most importantly, keeping our vital data at our fingertips. So what’s keeping all businesses from completely migrating to the cloud? The fear of a loss of security. To simplify, cloud computing is an internet-based,…

Using SIP Phones with Hosted VOIP

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Guest Author: This week’s blog was brought to us by Tiffany Torbert — Tiffany is excited with the new technologies that are threatening to change the way we stay in touch and communicate, particularly in business. She works with companies that are introducing these technologies to make understanding them easy for regular people. Everyone knows…

Is Metal As A Service The Next Big Thing For The Cloud?

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Guest Author: This week’s blog was brought to us by Graeme Caldwell — Graeme works as an inbound marketer for InterWorx, a revolutionary web hosting control panel for hosts who need scalability and reliability. Follow InterWorx on Twitter at @interworx, Like them on Facebook and check out their blog, http://www.interworx.com/community. We’re accustomed to thinking of…

Infographic: Elevate Your Business with the Cloud

Companies are increasingly challenged with the rapid increase of data in their business and the subsequent need to manage and store it in a secure, reliable way. Storing your data and IT infrastructure onsite leaves it vulnerable to a variety of threats, including floods, earthquakes, fires, and tornados. In fact, 43% of businesses that experience…

Data and Servers get Gold Treatment at Vancouver Vault Data Centre

At the beginning of 2014, it was announced that TeraGo Networks had purchased it’s first west coast data centre facility as a part of it’s strategic initiative to provide complementary solutions. However, this wasn’t just any regular facility — it was a vault, literally. The location was originally built for the Bank of Canada in…

Canadian Cloud Adoption Slow, But Picking Up Speed

Cloud computing has dominated the industry in recent years, with almost every provider under the sun offering some variation of the service. Cloud’s ability to cut operational costs and improve flexibility is a great benefit to businesses, yet a recent study found that several Canadian executives are uninformed about cloud technology – despite it’s popularity….

Bare-Metal Cloud Beats Virtualization for Web and eCommerce Hosting

Guest Author: This week’s blog post was provided by Graeme Caldwell — Graeme works as an inbound marketer for InterWorx, a revolutionary web hosting control panel for hosts who need scalability and reliability. Follow InterWorx on Twitter at @interworx, Like them on Facebook and check out their blog, http://www.interworx.com/community. Here’s a question that many who…

Infographic: APIs that Secretly Rule Your Life

Data and user information is the lifeblood of businesses in today’s market, and having the ability to collect and utilize that information is essential. Application program interfaces, or APIs, are used by companies and establishments to collect, organize, and analyze data on a daily basis. But what type of information is being collecting? In one word – everything. This includes political…