How E-Rate Helps K-12 Educators

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Jul 03, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

 

The education system in the U.S. is facing a financial crisis. Many school systems are underfunded. Teachers are underpaid, and they often need to buy school supplies themselves. When schools lack the funds for basic necessities, investing in the technology required to take advantage of innovative learning tools becomes a challenge.

Read More

Topics: Connectivity, High Availability, Telecommunications, education

Why Manufacturing Needs the Cloud

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 09:46 AM

 

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a transition toward smart manufacturing. In smart manufacturing, business processes have become digitized. For example, companies rely on machine-to-machine communication through the internet of things (IoT) to make important decisions, maintain equipment, and monitor supply chains. 

Read More

Topics: Connectivity, High Availability, Colocation

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. 

Read More

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. 

Read More

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. 

Read More

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. 

Read More

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. 

Read More

Topics: Cloud Computing, High Availability, Cloud, IoT

How the Healthcare Industry Sustained Business Continuity During the Jonas Blizzard

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Feb 16, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

 

For organizations facing a major storm or a potential disaster situation, proactive planning isn’t only about replication of data and backup in the event of downtime. It’s also about high availability.

Take what happened with Jonas two weeks ago. I talked about how many workers were stranded at home and had to stay connected to their critical systems and applications to maintain their productivity.

Read More

Topics: Disaster Recovery, business continuity, High Availability