Archive for Year: 2015

  • Managed Services to Keep Growing in 2016 and Businesses Should Pay Attention

    Managed Services is red-hot, and most forecasts expect the market to grow by at least 15% each year through 2019 to a value of $285 billion. This could only mean that more and more businesses are expected to recognize the need for an MSP to help maintain their IT infrastructure in order to stay relevant […]

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  • Microsoft and Hortonworks Launch HDInsight

    Everyone has their sights on big data and how it is drastically changing the business landscape. Many of today’s largest businesses have begun integrating big data analytics to their strategic planning process, and more organizations are expected to follow in their footsteps. To capitalize on the huge demand, service providers are now racing to establish themselves as […]

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  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    “IT as a Service” offerings have grown exponentially the last few years in response to customer demand, and given the regularity of breaches and system failures, it follows that disaster recovery is one of the more sought after services. Disaster Recovery as a Service, or DRaaS, is essentially insurance against an IT catastrophe. It positions […]

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  • Cybersecurity: All About Passwords

    The ability to protect and secure information flowing through your organization’s network is what keeps your business afloat. Recent studies indicate that more than 40% of businesses that have their network compromised are unable to recover. While many companies are now willing to invest in advanced (and expensive) security methods, simply using good password management techniques can save your files from infiltration […]

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  • Dynamic Quest Again Supports NCLGISA at Fall Event

    This May, Dynamic Quest made its presence known at NCLGISA’s spring conference —that’s the North Carolina Local Government Information Systems Association— as one of 75 vendors supporting the conference and its goals of networking and education. If you were in attendance, you saw DQ’s Darren Barnes across from the well-lit and Dell-equipped police cruiser on display. […]

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  • GeekSpeak: MDM/MAM

    BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies have been evolving over the last decade as companies try to balance the benefits of increased productivity and decreased equipment cost with the menagerie of security considerations that come with covering a host of mobile devices. Employees work best (and happiest) on equipment they’re accustomed to, but an open mobile device policy can poke holes […]

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  • Geekspeak: Unified Threat Management (UTM)

    A Unified Threat Management (UTM) is an approach that allows an IT department to manage the entirety of an organizations network security through a lone console. Having all relevant applications, programs and infrastructure components controllable via a single heads-up display (HUD) makes network monitoring, configuration, and threat response so much easier that a single network […]

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  • Office 2016 Preview

    We can all agree that Windows 10 has been a smashing success, already installed in more than 75 million devices just a month after its release. All the news about this new Operating System (OS), however, seems to have overshadowed another upcoming release, that of Office 2016 which launches today, the 22nd of September. Office is Microsoft’s […]

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  • 3 Ways to Test Your Business Continuity Plan

    You’re a positive person. We think that’s spectacular. And though remaining positive is great in principle, sadly it isn’t always a smart risk management mindset. The companies that subscribe to Murphy’s Law are generally best equipped to mitigate risk and handle the unknowns – whether that’s economic downturns, natural disasters, data breaches or server failures.  Regardless of […]

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  • Get Ready for Microsoft Server 2016

    Microsoft Server 2003 End of Support came and went, and now it’s on to bigger and brighter options in the Windows family of server operating systems! Currently in its third technical release and due for final release in 2016, the newest server OS version MS Server 2016 is expected to take a substantial step forward with […]

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