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6 Reasons Why SMBs Should Embrace Technology

SMBs Should Embrace Tech While startups and big enterprises are moving rapidly to the cloud, some SMBs are still stuck in traditional IT infrastructure. Unlike startups, these businesses have already invested such a sizable chunk in their enterprise IT that

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Move From Archival Tapes To Cloud Backup Solutions

Cloud Backup Solutions Even though cloud backup solutions have matured a lot over the past ten years, many enterprises are still in the storage-tape era. Although discs and optical drives were supposed to kill them in the 1990s, tapes have

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Private Cloud Considerations

Private Cloud Considerations The private cloud market is getting hot as plenty of advantages to enterprises in industries with higher-level security and compliance requirements are being offered. While the attractions are obvious, it must be noted that private cloud implementations

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Virtual Private Clouds and How They Compare vs Public

Virtual Private Clouds A virtual private clouds (referred to as simply private cloud from here on) is a happy marriage between traditional enterprise IT and cloud computing. Unlike public cloud implementations, the hosted services in a private cloud are behind

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10 Things To Look For In Your Cloud Service Provider

Cloud Service Provider The cloud computing market is exploding with a large number of new entrants. If you are shopping around for a cloud service provider (CSP), here are ten things you should keep in mind. 1. Technical Expertise A cloud

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Compliance Audit: Learn More On The Unified Certification Standard

Cloud Compliance Audit I have written previously about various types of audits that are necessary to validate your cloud service.  In this post, I will cover the cloud service audit that helps you pick the right cloud service provider (CSP).

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Disaster Management Checklist

Disaster Management Checklist Last week I covered some aspects of disaster management on the cloud. I will continue where I left off and cover more details on the disaster planning part. Here is a checklist of things you must have

The 5 Best Ways For Startups And Small Business To Leverage The Cloud

Small Business To Leverage The Cloud The number of cloud apps targeted at small businesses and startups has exploded in the past few years. While hundreds of new cloud apps come out every month, many of the categories are still

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Best Practices For A Cloud Service Outage?

Cloud Service Outage If you are using one of the major CSPs (cloud service providers) you may already be used to major service outages. Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Google Apps and Microsoft Azure have all had their fair share of outages

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Can You Retrieve Your Data After Terminating Your Contract?

Can You Retrieve Your Data After Terminating Your Contract? Consider the following scenarios. Scenario 1: You have a great cloud service provider and have moved all your business data there. One fine morning, you get a notice stating that your

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Basic Checklist For Computing Customers

Cloud Basic Checklist Transition to the cloud could be one of the most important decisions you make in your IT infrastructure management. Thus, it is important that you do it the right way. I have collected a list of the

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Understanding the Cloud Computing Setup For Your Business

Cloud Computing Setup For Business If you are migrating from enterprise to a cloud based solution, it is necessary to understand the different roles in the cloud computing setup for your business. In this post, I will cover the 6