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Four Reasons to Take Your Company to the Cloud: From Mobile Access to Scalability

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 09:43

Can you think of reasons to take your company to the cloud before the end of the year? Perhaps you've been thinking about it, though have been on the fence recently due to misconceptions the media doesn't help remove. After the iCloud controversy not long ago, far too many people have developed fears of the cloud when they shouldn't.

Here's four reasons why you shouldn't be afraid of the cloud, and how it can help your business grow over time.

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Topics: Cloud Computing

Four Little-Known Facts About Disaster Recovery: Business Data That Will Surprise You

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 @ 10:24

 

For the safety of your own business in the future, you should know four little-known facts about disaster recovery that will change your mind about getting prepared for the unexpected. It's easy to get complacent about disaster recovery, though, when nothing has happened before. But once it does, you ultimately become a statistic that every other business should learn from. Fortunately, many of those statistics are made available, even if they don't always get paid attention to.

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Topics: Disaster Planning

IT Services Explained: What is Regularly Scheduled On-Site IT Support?

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 10:21

How do you know what kind of IT services your business needs? First of all, you need to know what the different types of available services are. If your business relies heavily on its IT systems, regularly scheduled on-site support can give you the most reliable systems and service.

With a contract for regularly scheduled on-site support, your IT provider will visit your location on a regular basis to perform any necessary IT maintenance tasks and to handle user IT issues. Your IT provider can also advise you regarding IT planning in a number of important areas, including scaling your networks, moving to cloud systems, preparing backup and disaster recovery plans, and more.

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Topics: Managed Services

IT Services Explained: Block Hour Support Packages

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 @ 01:44

How do you know what kind of IT services your business needs? First of all, you need to know what the different types of available services are. One type of onsite support designed to help businesses control their IT costs is block hour support.

With a block hour support package, the IT provider offers you a contract for a set number of prepaid hours of support time. Because you agree to and pay for the time in advance, many providers will offer you a discounted rate for these hours. Whenever you have an IT support need, you call the provider and they come onsite to perform whatever IT tasks are needed, subtracting the time from your block of prepaid hours.

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Topics: Managed Services

IT Services Explained: Managed Services

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 @ 11:36

How do you know what kind of IT services your business needs? First of all, you need to know what the different types of available services are. One of the best options for network monitoring and maintenance is managed services.

A managed service option ensures that your networks are always being monitored and all preventive maintenance is performed in a timely manner. This works by setting your network up to be monitored remotely. A managed services IT provider can monitor your entire network from offsite, given a good internet connection between your system and theirs. If there are any signs of trouble or failure, the service provider will be notified immediately. In many cases they can simply fix the problem, and you won't notice even a blip of network downtime. In cases where the fix is not so simple, they will notify you of the problem and give you the information you need to decide what to do about it.

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Topics: Computer Networking

What is a BDR Solution?

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 02:39

How do you know what kind of IT services your business needs? First of all, you need to know what the different types of available services are. BDR stands for "backup disaster recovery," and it is a vital piece of business IT support.

BDR protects your business against the unexpected by thoroughly backing up your data and systems so you lose nothing in the event of an emergency. If any kind of disaster happens, from localized events such as server failure or an onsite fire, to wider-scale events such as natural or man-made disasters, the right BDR setup will keep your business data safe and secure, ready for you to resume normal operations as soon as possible.

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Topics: BDR

What Is Business Cloud Computing? Denver IT Consulting Firm Explains

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 @ 02:08

 

How do you know what kind of IT services your business needs? First of all, you need to know what the different types of available services are. One of the newer types of IT support and services being developed is cloud computing.

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Topics: Cloud Computing

What Is Break-Fix Support? QeH2 Explains

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 01:03

 

How do you know what kind of IT services your business needs? First of all, you need to know what the different types of available services are. One of the most basic types of IT support is break-fix support.

The core of this service is right in the name. When something breaks, your IT provider fixes it. You call for IT support when you have a specific need, and your IT provider sends someone as soon as possible to handle it. You only pay for services rendered.

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Topics: Managed Services

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