Recent Posts by Ryan Visconti

 
Ryan Visconti is a Commercial and SLED Account Manager at Rutter Networking. He is sales certified in a number of IT solutions including Cisco, Checkpoint, Vmware, and EMC. Ryan is a graduate from Northeastern University and has been with Rutter Networking for over 3 years.

5 AWS Cost Optimization Tips for Your Business

According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index Report, 68 percent (298 million) of cloud workloads will be in public cloud data centers by 2020. The leading player in this sphere is clearly AWS with its current 62 percent of market share. That steady stream of migrations comes with its own set of challenges for most businesses. Chief among them is figuring out how to minimize costs of running applications and workloads in the cloud. While there are numerous ways to accomplish this goal, here are five helpful tips for AWS cost optimization.

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4 Critical AWS Cost Optimization Tactics

Organizations often turn to cloud solutions because of the flexibility that “as a service” offerings provide. If you need more computing power, storage space, bandwidth, licenses, etc., those resources are rapidly at your disposal. There is no need to buy new hardware, install software, or upgrade your infrastructure to handle it, because your cloud service provider has it ready for you to meet any growth. Unfortunately, when these resources are so easy and quick to spin up, costs start to rise proportionately.

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How Does Ransomware Work? Know These Facts to Protect Your Business

When you add up the total amount of money paid in extortion and lost productivity, ransomware costs organizations an estimated $75 billion a year. Seemingly no one is safe from these types of attacks. Hospitals, universities, large corporations, government agencies, and small- to medium-sized businesses have all been targeted by criminals looking to extort  money quickly and easily. Yet while most people are aware of ransomware, not many quite know how these attacks work, which makes it difficult for them to protect their organizations against this type of cyberthreat.

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Essential Questions Boston SMBs Should Ask When Evaluating Their IT

According to the Salesforce 2016 Connected Small Business Report, more than 80 percent of small businesses do not have an IT staff, and 72 percent of small business owners are responsible for purchasing technology for their businesses. It is the combination of these two statistics that are of concern to Boston SMBs. To develop a sound IT strategy, Boston SMBs should consider these essential questions.

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Cloud Computing vs. Data Center: Which Is Right for Your Business?

This is the age of data. You rely on big data to make data-driven decisions based on access to real-time data. No matter what business you are in, no matter the size of your organization, you will collect and rely on data. That being said, all of the data needs a place to live, and that usually means you will store it on premises in a data center or rely on a third-party cloud-based host for your data-storage needs. So the question you need to answer is: Which is the right solution for your business? 

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Who Can Benefit From Data Center Consolidation?

In the past, IT would deal with increasing demands by scaling out. When more data storage was needed, IT would add to its growing data centers. Unfortunately, this resulted in data sprawl with each new device added to the network. Eventually, companies were left with cumbersome data centers with aging technology and staffs too small to manage them. Add to the mix the growing need to keep the skills of your IT staff up to date, secure these sprawling data centers, and make sure that business intelligence applications were able to access and use data efficiently and it is easy to see why so many organizations stopped looking at this inefficient way to scale their data needs.

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3 Benefits of Choosing Cisco as Your Network Infrastructure Solution

Ask any business in any industry: If your network infrastructure goes down, business comes to a halt. It is the lifeblood of all communications, data transmission, storage, and even application services that your business relies on daily. That is why Phil Murphy of Forrester Research claims that IT spends 80 percent of its budget to keep the lights on. That high cost comes from companies throwing money at the most expensive hardware, the newest box with lots of blinking lights, and a high-priced staff that needs to be specially trained in the various components that keep the network infrastructure chugging along.

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IT Resources Every New England CIO Should Have in Their Back Pocket

According to the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation 2016 Predictions report, IT leadership will center on business needs, capabilities, and availability related to digital transformation. While this comes as little surprise to any CIO, the challenges still persist in quickly advancing a digital transformation strategy that encompasses the entire enterprise.

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Why a Security Roadmap Is Essential for Small-Business IT Support

 

According to Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report , 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses. That increasing percentage is due to the fact that so many small businesses are easy targets, as they lack the necessary tools and policies, as well as the comprehensive security roadmap, to guide them.

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6 Warning Signs That It’s Time to Update Your Business IT Solutions

For business owners and the workforce, IT is generally something they prefer not to think about unless something goes wrong. While the ideal scenario is to ensure that they can put all their concentration into running the business, a lack of IT awareness can lead to telltale signs that something is wrong. Here are six warning signs that indicate it’s time to update your business IT solutions.

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