Five Ways to Get Rid of Old Tech

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Technology is always changing. Our gadgets get faster and smaller every year. The hit the markets with more megapixels, gigabits, and processing cores than last years, or even last month’s version. As we satisfy our need for the latest and greatest, what should we do with our old tech? Don’t throw it in the trash–even if it’s broken. First, while …

Will you ditch landlines in 2017?

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many small and midsize businesses, the shift to VoIP is yet to come. Even though it makes sense budgets and communications resources are limited. And the upsides are substantial:      Employees are always connected, regardless of their location—perfect for today’s work-anywhere office cultures.      They have access to the latest features in mobile communications. An analysis of total …

Bend, Don’t Break: Build In Resilience

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Manufacturers must have computer systems that work. When talking about making systems that keep working, we often talk about “hardening” the system, but that can be misleading. Some things are hard but brittle, in that they can resist light pressure but shatter under a hard shock. What you want are systems that are resilient—able to absorb shocks and bounce back …

Stand-alone Servers not dead, yet

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arguments for cloud services can seem compelling, but there are still applications, situations, and datasets that call for the performance, control, and security of a server safely ensconced in your agency’s offices. The good news is that it has never been easier to build powerful, manageable servers that can meet a department or agency’s needs within a tightly limited budget. …

Preventing Downtime Risks for your Data Center

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organizations demand more from their IT departments, new data center needs are emerging. These organizations need to ensure the right balance between capacity and availability. Many businesses now embrace virtualization and cloud technology and are adopting technology practices that require increased storage capacity and reliable 24/7/365 “from anywhere” access. It really wasn’t that long ago that data centers consisted of …

Stop the “Upgrade to Windows 10” Popup!

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has stepped up its game trying to encourage users, at times to their determent, to upgrade to Windows 10. As an IT Consultancy, questions about upgrading to Windows 10 dominated the landscape from about June to September of 2015. Then seemingly died down. Not to be undone, Microsoft has added the new taskbar popup to its arsenal, reinvigorating end-user concerns …

Is your IT model working?

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a new year, and with it, a new chance to review your business. IT support is a necessary expense for most businesses, but few organizations can wrap their head around what they’re actually buying. There is a surplus of names to describe to different IT support models. For the most part, however, they can be reduced to two simple pricing …