Often times one mental hurdle that can hold businesses back from the
modernization of their IT infrastructure through the use of the relatively
new phenomenon of cloud computing is the simple feeling of being afraid to
"jump on the bandwagon" too early. After all, there have been many trends in
business and technology that seemed unstoppable at one time, only to be
eclipsed by something else and then subsequently forgotten. How is one to
judge where exactly the current cloud computing data revolution is headed?
What Does the Research Say?
There have been several recent surveys regarding the increasing popularity of
online data backup and cloud computing. One of these polls conducted by
Forrester Research found that 53% of businesses worldwide were interested in
virtualizing their IT infrastructure and making the full transition into the
cloud. When asked why they fel... (more)
The digital age has forced a kind of dependency never before seen, a
dependency on our inbox. The mere thought of losing these emails is
inconceivable where the thought of it leaves us with a sense of panic, one
similar to losing our credit cards or house key. Unfortunately, the potential
for losing access to email is greater than one might think.
There are a multitude of threats that can bring about the loss of an email,
or an entire email account. Simple user error, such as clicking the wrong
button, can result in the loss of crucial information that could potentially
make or ... (more)
Imagine it as if it's actually happened - your network has crashed and all
your organization's critical applications and associated data have vanished.
This worst-case scenario is one every business owner fears. Whether it's due
to a storm, a break-in or the crash of your hard drive, the loss of your
company data can cripple your business, leaving you stranded and holding the
Business owners often assume that they don't have time to think about data
backup procedures, much less the recovery process involved in the event of a
system failure. They are focused inste... (more)
In the first quarter of 2012, FEMA reported 12 natural disasters throughout
the country, including tornadoes, flooding, mudslides and severe storms from
Florida to Alaska. The threats to your data are limitless - natural
disasters, fires, water damage, equipment theft and hardware failure to name
just a few. In the event of a disaster, if you don't have access to an
offsite copy of your data, or if you are unable to replicate it, the chances
are it will be gone forever.
Deciding on the Right Provider Should Be No Different Than Buying a Car
Many businesses are opting to move their... (more)