Cloud technology has become a ubiquitous tool for businesses around the world. But at the same time, its popularity can [...]
While the production facilities of small firms might not crank out the high volumes that mega factories do, the former can still benefit greatly from an approach that is driven by data. Processes such as inventory management, production monitoring, and quality control are made more efficient by the supply of relevant, real-time data. [...]
Calamities such as severe hurricanes and earthquakes usually grind communities and the businesses within them to a prolonged halt. Many data-reliant companies that had the foresight to use backups would still end up folding because they kept their storage on-site or within the reach of the natural disaster. The key to surviving such catastrophic circumstances is to have backups in a safe place: the cloud. Here’s why: [...]
There are many types of server programs. The most common are file servers, database servers, web servers, email servers, print servers, app servers, and game servers. When you consider that one server device can hold many server programs, and that one server program can serve multiple clients, that device has to be considerably more powerful than your consumer-grade PC. This also means that a server device (hereafter called “server”) is more expensive, consumes more electricity, and will require more monitoring, maintenance, and repair than regular computers down the line.
Question is, when will your business need that much more power? Here are a few cases where the use of a server is warranted: [...]
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. [...]