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When setting up an onsite server room to take full control of their IT needs, too many businesses make the mistakes of only focusing on hardware. Sure, server rack sizes, power output, air conditioning, and security features are all exceptionally important, but if it’s just server rack sizes and the like you concern yourself with, you’re going to skip over one of the most important things you need to consider: the operating system.
As with personal computer setups, server systems can be equipped with iOS, Linux, or Windows. Each of these operating systems has its own advantages, but as Windows reports, a full 98% of Fortune 100 companies use Windows Server. Why? Read on to find just a few of the advantages of using (more…)
Did you know that, as Entrepreneur details, local search SEO is increasingly important with every passing day? Quite simply, as time goes on, more and more people — your potential customers — are using Google and other big search engines to look for businesses in their area, whether you’re talking about restaurants, shopping malls, or movie theaters. Even so, it’s the rare small business that knows exactly what they need to be doing to take advantage of local SEO and start increasing foot traffic into their storefront.
Sure, you can talk about classic SEO techniques, like keyword optimization, link building, and the like, but here is the salient point about localized SEO: without creativity, yo (more…)
Did you know that, by 2015, the global cloud technology market is expected to hit $180 billion in worth? It’s not surprising that cloud has come to be one of the main tools for the IT sections of small businesses around the world. Cloud helps to cut down overhead costs, streamline data, and improve flexibility in demand. All this is important to have, especially in an age where the internet helps move products and services faster than ever before.
You may be fairly familiar with cloud solutions. However, there are likely many updates you have missed in the past several months. Here are three interesting facts about cloud hosting you may not have known.
1. The U.S. G (more…)
A federal judge ruled on Thursday that Microsoft must comply with turning over information it had been storing in a cloud overseas server. The ruling has been a controversial one, and many cloud technology companies opposed it for the impact it would likely have on the industry. Cloud solutions are what allow companies to access data and software from any location, allowing greater flexibility and more ability to meet consumer demand.
U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska ruled that Microsoft had to turn over a users’ email, which related to a narcotics case in New York. The email was being stored on servers in Dublin, Ireland. The case could become an important legal preceden (more…)
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What are managed services, what types of managed services are there, and how can they benefit your business? What are Managed Services? These are a form of IT service provider. Businesses outsource the management of certain services, usually related to the cloud, to IT support companies with whom they maintain a contractual relationship. How Popular [...]
You did everything you were supposed to do to prepare yourself for a successful career. You received good grades in high school and made it into a good college. You took advantage of the many opportunities of college and graduated with the highest of honors. Yet, now you are left unemployed. Everywhere you turn is [...]
Most of us never think about someone breaking into our home until it happens to us; or to a neighbor or friend. Once we or someone we know has been victimized, it suddenly all becomes too real. The wise thing to do is to think about these issues before they affect us directly, in the [...]