Articles Tagged ‘cloud’

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,…

Disaster Recovery over Traditional Backup

This week’s blog post was written by Brent Whitfield is the CEO of DCG Technical Solutions Inc. The logic behind the inadequacies of traditional backup The fact is this: Traditional backup methods, today, are completely inadequate. Many business owners won’t even consider the backup methods of yesterday (such as tapes and disks) and are moving…

Outages are Expensive!

This week’s blog post was co-written by Cloud solutions experts, Anando Chatterjee and Ashish Patel. Outages are Expensive! Consider the recent IT outages that hit two major airline companies in the United States – Southwest Airlines & Delta Airlines. A failed networking device at Southwest’s operations centre rendered its computer systems offline for several hours…

How to Tackle Shadow IT

Author: This week’s blog post was written by guest blogger, Adam Ferraresi. Adam a technology enthusiast, lives in Dallas, Texas, has a successful career in web development and is trusted writer of wefollowtech.com. When Adam’s not concocting some new interesting articles, he loves researching industry topics and reading up on the latest trends that impact businesses….

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…

Lower IT Spending and Increase End-User Happiness with Infrastructure as a Service

Lower IT Spending by 33% and Increase End-User Happiness by 32% With Cloud-Enabled Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Managing your own IT infrastructure is beginning to become a burden, and for some organizations, an unbearable one. Many enterprises are faced with tasks that range from extending legacy assets in an attempt to gain more value out of data…

Enabling Your Business with the Right Data Centre

With data volumes increasing exponentially with the use of smart systems, the Internet of Things, and other business intelligence gathering processes, there is a burgeoning need for enhanced business infrastructure that will protect and manage critical data. Colocation services have emerged to become a valuable component of many businesses’ network infrastructure. They offer a secure…

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,…

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…

4 Vital Things to Consider When Pursuing a Cloud Computing Career

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Guest Author: This week’s blog was brought to us by a guest contributor. There is a ton of growing demand for IT professionals who possess the skills to thrive in the field of cloud computing. Today’s professional is required to be fluent with emerging technologies. It will be necessary for this new army of tech…