nformation technology is becoming more ubiquitous among small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). For instance, barber shops that use scheduling software can connect their clients with their favorite stylists more easily. However, managing IT in house can be daunting. You have to buy new machines, take time away from production to learn how to use them, and pay staff to maintain and repair them.
Thankfully, you can overcome these problems with cloud computing. The cloud is cost-effective for business, but how do you know it’s time to move yours there? To help you figure this out, look out for these signs. [...]
Most people don’t realize that servers are often the most underused computers in a business. In the case of smaller companies with their own in-house IT infrastructures, a server often runs only one operating system and uses only a fraction of its available processing power to manage things like the company email. It's not uncommon to set up an entirely separate server for another solution, like network storage or hosting the company website, which is an inefficient use of hardware. [...]
Cloud technology, just like cars, has transformed our lives for good. But that’s not to say both don’t come with extensive learning curves. In fact, you can’t apply a “take it slow” mentality with the cloud like you would when learning to drive. [...]
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is becoming a standard operating model for businesses large and small. But alongside its popularity is the growing number of cyber criminals waiting to attack SaaS providers that lack proper security protocols. [...]