Small businesses can reap many benefits from cloud computing
Does your company use Microsoft Exchange Online? Do you have a Google Mail account? Have you ever used WebEx to set up a conference call or an online meeting? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re using cloud computing.
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Tags: Cloud Computing, infrastructure as a service, small business, software as a service
I hear people talking about virtualization all the time. They’re usually talking about enterprises and data centers and they usually mean server virtualization. But desktops can be virtualized too, which can be helpful to small and medium-size businesses.
First things first: what is virtualization? Virtualization is the process of running multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine. The virtual machines share the resources of one physical computer, and each virtual machine is its own environment.
Large companies--the ones with dozens, even hundreds, of servers--use server virtualization to consolidate the number of machines they”re running while making them operate more efficiently. Few smaller-sized companies have the number of servers needed to make server virtualization a cost-cutting item on their balance sheet.
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Tags: small business, virtualization
Most of us agree “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Unfortunately, this mindset can cost you dearly when it comes to your network. Like many small businesses, you probably don’t think about the network until something goes horribly wrong. Suddenly you are fighting fires when you could have been strategically planning. (And we all know which of those scenarios is least expensive!)
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
“A stitch in time saves nine.”
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Tags: business development, business goals, network, small business, upgrade
For the last couple of years almost everyone with a job has felt lucky to have it.The economy has absolutely forced companies to make cutbacks, hold off on investments and squeeze more productivity from their staff.Every small business owner I know feels personally responsible for the well-being of their employees, as if they were family.I”m betting you made sacrifices in your business to keep employees.And your employees likely responded with support.We all knew that times were tough and that’s the way it was.But it seems times may be changing. Read More »
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Jess Wells, our long time Community Manager and expert content provider has decided it’s time for her career to take her in new directions. She’s done such an amazing job here and we thank her for all her hard work. Read More »
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