cloud migrations: considerations for SMBs

Cloud migrations: Considerations for SMBs

The cloud lets firms leverage the IT resources of a service provider to achieve their IT-related goals. For small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in particular, outsourcing data storage and access tasks allows them to focus on their business proposition. This means that, among other things, they can forgo allocating capital to acquire IT infrastructure. They can also skip spending on hiring, training, and retaining in-house IT specialists. [...]

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cost-efficient data backups

Take these steps to ensure cost-efficient data backups

When it comes to business data storage and access, we’re always told to never put all of our eggs in one basket. That is, instead of only having one copy of your entire data set in one location, you’ll want to have backups stored in different locations. However, people fail to mention that baskets beyond the first also cost money. [...]

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edge computing

Edge computing; what you must know

Edge computing. No, it’s not something that Lady Gaga sang about (that’s “The Edge of Glory”) or a Tom Cruise sci-fi movie (that’s Edge of Tomorrow). Rather, it’s a technological innovation that may just be what businesses like yours would need to take full advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud. [...]

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Cloud migration: What businesses should consider

Cloud migration: What businesses should consider

Growing your business often means increasing your capacity to market to more people, produce more products, deliver more services, and manage the burgeoning business processes that go with all of those things. IT is a great tool for scaling up, and cloud computing makes IT much more affordable than it has ever been before. [...]

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choosing a private cloud

Criteria for choosing a private cloud

Conceptually, the cloud is like a serviced condotel, and cloud storage and other services are like the rooms, amenities, cleaning and maintenance services, front desk, and security services provided to tenants. A public cloud serves “multiple tenants,” whereas a private cloud only has a “single tenant.” [...]

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cloud consolidation

Cloud consolidation: Tech trend to consider

It’s now a cliché to say that technology advances rapidly and the changes it causes can disrupt industries. While not all changes are that dramatic, businesses still have to be vigilant so as not to be taken by surprise. Cloud consolidation is a good example. [...]

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