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Why Managed Services Is a Great Fit for Today’s Business and IT Environment

By |2020-09-08T18:45:53+00:00September 8th, 2020|Cloud computing, Managed Services|

There has been a long-running debate regarding the relative benefits of in-house IT vs. managed services for user support. While there continue to be pros and cons on both sides, the growth of remote work and changes in the way IT services are delivered have put more “pros” in the managed services column. Organizations with [...]

Why You Need a Well-Defined Strategy for Moving to the Cloud

By |2020-08-06T18:08:34+00:00August 6th, 2020|Cloud computing, SMB Strategies|

There’s no question that organizations are migrating more workloads to the cloud in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reasons vary, however. A global LogicMonitor study of 500 IT decision-makers conducted in May and June 2020 found that organizations are moving to the cloud to enable remote operations and gain access to IT services that [...]

Strategic IT Investments Will Drive Success in Post-Pandemic World

By |2020-05-21T18:26:27+00:00May 20th, 2020|Cloud computing, Collaboration, Managed Services, SMB Strategies|

Like the dot-com crash of 2001 and the global recession of 2007, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic falls into the category of Black Swan incidents — extremely rare and unpredictable events that cause catastrophic economic damage. Although businesses must scramble to remain operational during a Black Swan event, their long-term survival often depends on what they [...]

To Cloud or Not to Cloud? Make This Decision for the Right Reasons.

By |2019-11-05T22:16:51+00:00November 5th, 2019|Cloud computing|

According to a report from Techaisle, cloud spending by small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and midmarket companies will reach $115 billion in 2019, with SMBs outspending the midmarket sector. In fact, 57 percent of surveyed SMBs are accelerating their cloud initiatives. Many are using multiple public and private clouds and sophisticated solutions to manage workloads [...]

Cloud Data Protection Isn’t the Cloud Provider’s Job. It’s Yours.

By |2019-07-23T21:38:07+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Cloud computing, Internet Security, IT Security, Security|

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions such as Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Google Suite, Dropbox and QuickBooks have made it easier for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) to adopt cloud services. In fact, Office 365 is by far the most popular cloud platform by user count, with global usage increasing from 34 percent in 2016 to 56 percent [...]

Why Cloud Backup Makes Sense for Remote Offices

By |2019-07-09T21:29:47+00:00July 9th, 2019|Backup Recovery, Cloud computing|

Many organizations, including small to midsize business, have branch and satellite offices spread across a wide geography. That means more and more corporate data is being created outside of company headquarters. Much of this data is mission-critical and must be backed up regularly. However, remote office/branch office (ROBO) backup is much different than data backup [...]

The Cloud Cost Conundrum: Why It’s a Problem and How to Fix It

By |2019-06-18T17:18:04+00:00June 18th, 2019|Cloud computing, IT budgeting and planning|

The business case for the cloud has moved well beyond cost savings. Organizations are proceeding with multi-cloud deployments to ensure that each workload and application is in the optimal environment. They’re focusing on making their teams more productive and the organization as a whole more agile. They’re using the cloud to take advantage of artificial [...]

The Cloud Presents Benefits and Challenges for Healthcare Organizations

By |2018-12-04T16:35:24+00:00December 4th, 2018|Cloud computing|

The rise of electronic health record (EHR) systems, diagnostic imaging devices and other healthcare applications is driving overwhelming growth of healthcare-related data. A Ponemon Institute study found that 30 percent of the world’s data storage is consumed by the healthcare industry. The sheer volume of data is straining on-premises IT infrastructures, leading many healthcare organizations [...]

Seek Expert Advice to Boost Cloud Adoption Success

By |2018-06-07T15:22:28+00:00June 7th, 2018|Cloud computing|

By enabling cost-effective access to enterprise-class services and solutions, cloud computing can level the playing field for small businesses. The problem is that many of these businesses don’t fully understand the rules of the game. Cost-effective, user-friendly and extremely flexible, the cloud presents an enticing alternative to the cost and management burdens of on-premises infrastructure. The [...]

Does It Make Sense to Migrate Your Applications to the Cloud?

By |2018-01-25T03:45:41+00:00January 25th, 2018|Cloud computing, SMB Strategies|

Our last post focused on this year’s SMB and Midmarket Top 10 IT Priorities, IT Challenges and Business Issues report from market research firm Techaisle. Cloud computing ranked as the top IT priority for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) in 2018, thanks to the cloud’s ability to address some of the key business issues these organizations [...]