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Recent Posts by David Pearce

Mr. Pearce is one of the founding partners of Rutter and has been with the company since its inception. His primary responsibilities involve the day to day operations of the company including the Support Services Division. In addition, he also provides technical consulting to customers in the technology areas of Security, Active Directory, Business Continuity, and Operational Management and Monitoring. He has been in the consulting/IT industry since 1988 and maintains multiple technology certifications. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the Boston University School of Management.
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Pros and Cons: AWS vs Azure

IDC research revealed statistics showing that 42.4 percent of global IT infrastructure spending is expected to be spent on traditional non-cloud IT infrastructure environments by 2023, down from 51.9 percent in 2018. Of course, no one is surprised at the growth of cloud infrastructure—including those businesses that have yet to embark on their cloud journey, which is clearly a shrinking subset.

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5 Risks of Legacy Technology

According to the recent Riverbed Technology survey of 1,000 IT leaders from across the world, 97 percent say legacy technology is holding them back. Even in the digital business era, legacy applications are a reality for most organizations from small and medium-sized businesses to enterprises. The reality is that those businesses that have not reached the tipping point where they can take advantage of the latest technologies are facing numerous risks every day. Here are just five of the most prevalent risks that dated technology can bring to businesses.

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A Proactive IT Department Is the Best Ransomware Protection

According to the recently released 2016 H2 Global Threat Intelligence Trends report from global network cybersecurity vendor Check Point, ransomware attacks almost doubled in the second half of 2016 alone, with thousands of new ransomware variants. Clearly, the rapid and constant evolution of ransomware requires that businesses and enterprises move away from asking, “How does ransomware work today?” to “How will ransomware work tomorrow?”

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3 Productivity Hacks Every Boston Business Can Use

Just about everyone wishes they could get more done during their time spent at work. Of course, not many people willingly want to extend their workday to tackle the never-ending to-do list. So if working late or working on the weekends aren’t acceptable alternatives, then your only other option is to find ways to be more productive during the work day. Some people have spent thousands of dollars on productivity seminars and intricate systems to help them achieve more; however, not every business has that luxury. For those who need to make do without spending a lot of money, some relatively inexpensive and easy productivity hacks can help your Boston Business and your employees get more done.

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Breaking Down Microsoft Azure's Cloud Capabilities

In many ways, businesses have moved beyond the “either/or” debate of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as evidenced by Microsoft’s fiscal Q3 2017 earnings report, which shows Azure revenue growth of 93 percent year over year. For an increasing number of businesses today, Azure plays an equal or even greater role in the cloud strategy of organizations that are also using AWS.

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How IT Downtime Affects Customer Service

When people receive poor customer service, they may choose to no longer do business with that company. In fact, research indicates that more than 67 percent of people switch to another business as a result of poor customer service. Indeed, the pressure is on these departments to get things right. 

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Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon Web Services for Small Businesses

When it comes to small-business IT, more companies are moving parts of their IT infrastructure or even the whole thing to the cloud. Maximizing uptime, mobility on virtually any device, and the cost advantages are some of the more popular reasons to do so. Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the leading choices for cloud services, but businesses have a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the right one for their needs. This brief overview of each provider gives some insights that are important for small businesses to understand when making that decision. 

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