Archive for Year: 2013

  • The Problem With Managing Your Own Data Center

    Why did you start your business? Unless you own an IT company, it probably wasn’t to manage your own data center. A shoe store sells shoes, a pizza restaurant makes pizza, and you’d rather do what you got in business to do than worry about IT issues. But here you are – so let’s talk. […]

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  • Survey Says: Data Center Choices Are Confusing, Even for the CIO

    The results are in from InformationWeek’s 2013 State of the Data Center Survey. Editor Kurt Marko provided his analysis of the results: “Our take is that [CIOs] have a bad case of the paradox of choice: Faced with myriad alternatives — private data centers, leased wholesale space, collocated facilities, managed infrastructure services, virtual private clouds, […]

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  • 5 Common Reasons for Data Backup Recovery Failure

    Everybody knows that backing up your data is a good idea, and a lot of people do it. So how come we still hear about businesses failing due to lost data, about companies going under because something happened with their backup? The short answer is that backup systems vary greatly in reliability from one option […]

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  • Before You Implement E-Commerce, Read This Article

    Whether you have been selling from a retail storefront or mail order catalog for years, or are opening a new business online-only, implementing e-commerce functionality for your website should be a consideration. More and more shopping is being done online, and not just for consumers – business are getting in on the action, too. But […]

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  • Putting Together a Strategic Technology Plan for Business

    “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. “ -Pablo Picasso To succeed in the world of business, you must have a number of plans. You need a business plan to […]

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  • 4 Ways to Choose the Right Data Center

    Not all data centers are the same, each one has strengths and weaknesses that you should consider when selecting a data center. Outsourcing colocation services can save your company money, but only if you choose a data center that matches your infrastructure needs. 1. Security When you are considering storing an expensive piece of hardware […]

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