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. [...]
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. [...]
Business is all about adding value. Have a business concept, pour capital and sweat equity into it, then skim off profit from the top. By making something faster, more convenient, more robust, or more precious, businesses convert added value into money. If a successful business person claims to have made something from nothing, now you know that that’s just a figure of speech. [...]
Entrusting your IT requirements to a cloud service provider (CSP) might sound like a leap of faith especially if it's your first time to hear about it. If you use cloud-based software-as-a-service, what happens to the files you create with them? How do you keep sensitive information and proprietary items from leaking? The same concern goes for data backups held externally. [...]