Should You Choose Colocation or the Cloud?

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 08:55 AM


Maintaining an on-premises data center can be a burden on companies. Organizations need to budget for the capital expenses of housing and provisioning hardware as well as the ongoing operating costs. The 2016 Data Center Industry Survey found that 50% of IT budgets are shrinking. 

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Topics: Connectivity, High Availability, Colocation

5 Cloud Computing Trends to Watch

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 08:08 AM


In a surprisingly short amount of time, cloud computing has gone from being novel to commonplace. Today, almost every company uses cloud in some capacity. Even the general public has become familiar with the cloud through popular applications including Netflix and I-Tunes. As the cloud has gained acceptance, the ways of using it have evolved and expanded. 

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Topics: Connectivity, High Availability, IoT, Colocation

Why Connectivity Is a Key Feature of a Colocation

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Jun 05, 2018 @ 04:56 PM


Companies may move their data centers to a colocation site to save money or to outsource management and maintenance tasks. An ideal colocation provides affordable rack space, energy, and cooling for servers in a secure, state-of-the-art facility. 

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Topics: Connectivity, High Availability, IoT, Colocation

How the Cloud Contributes to Health Care

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 12:47 PM


In the era of electronic health records (EHRs), medical institutions must find ways to store, transmit, process, and protect large volumes of data. Medical data is often complex and unstructured, containing doctors’ notes and image files created during scans. Information must be stored for a long time in archives so that doctors can have access to a patient’s entire medical history. 

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Topics: Cloud Computing, High Availability, Cloud, data protection

5 Ways Connectivity Is Vital to Your Business

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 10:24 AM


Fiber optic technology has revolutionized the way companies handle data and communicate. Compared to traditional copper cables, fiber optic connections are faster, safer, and more reliable. Glass fibers, as thin as a human hair, transmit data using pulses of light. Data can travel uninterrupted at the speed of light over long distances and even around corners. 

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Topics: Cloud Computing, High Availability, Cloud, IoT

5 Ways Technology Is Changing the Legal Profession

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 09:16 AM


In an article published last year, Rachel Buchanan, a marketing executive at LexisNexis, called attention to how the law profession has embraced technology. Technology has enabled the law profession to automate processes and operate more like the business sector.

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5 Reasons Connectivity Is Vital to High-Tech Manufacturers

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, May 08, 2018 @ 01:06 PM


Like most industries, high-tech manufacturing is undergoing a digital transformation. Data is influencing the way products are designed, produced, and distributed. Factories, warehouses, and supply chains are being transformed into smart spaces equipped with connected devices that generate valuable data.

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Why Government Agencies Are Moving to the Cloud

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, May 01, 2018 @ 08:23 AM


State and municipal governments once thought the cloud wasn’t an option for them. They were unwilling to surrender control to a cloud provider and lacked confidence in cloud security. Government agencies are responsible for handling sensitive data that needs to be kept secure. This data might contain information about constituents or even matters of intelligence. 

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Why Unified Communications Makes Sense for K through 12

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 08:32 AM


Unified communications is typically thought of as an environment used for efficient employee collaboration. Workers can use a variety of communication tools and file sharing capabilities to work on projects anytime, from anywhere. However, unified communications also helps students participate in personalized learning initiatives. 

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What Financial Institutions Need From Disaster Recovery

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 08:56 AM


Financial organizations face unique challenges when developing disaster recovery strategies. Most organizations have an enterprise continuity plan (ECP) that includes disaster recovery. Unlike in other industries, having an effective disaster recovery plan is a requirement in finance. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) issued requirements in 2015 that were influenced by the effect that Hurricane Katrina had on banks. 

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