AWS vs. Azure: Which Cloud Platform is Right for Your Business?

By David Pearce | January 4, 2018

Several months ago, IDC research revealed their statistics showing that combined IT infrastructure spending on private and public cloud platforms will eclipse spending on traditional data centers. Of course, no one is surprised including those businesses that have yet to embark on their cloud journey, which clearly is a shrinking subset.

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3 Reasons Your Organization Should Choose Hybrid Cloud

By Jason Pinardi | December 28, 2017

Over the past few years, no buzzword in IT has been used more frequently than the cloud. For the beginning of its lifespan, the cloud was thought to be something to approach cautiosly. There were security concerns, vendor concerns, and even questions about what it actually was.

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Data Center vs. Cloud: 4 Security Myths

By Scott Whittier | November 30, 2017

Ever since “the cloud” and “as a service” became popular buzzwords in IT, there have been myths about them, particularly when it comes to security.

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Breaking Down Microsoft Azure's Cloud Capabilities

By David Pearce | July 27, 2017

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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The Dreaded Data Breach: 3 Data Security Tips for Boston SMBs

By Jason Pinardi | July 20, 2017

Last year, government agencies and businesses in the United States suffered losses from 1,093 reported data breaches. That number is likely higher due to the fact that these attacks are rarely spotted for months after the initial attack takes place. As Eva Casey Velasquez, chief executive officer of the Identity Theft Resource Center puts it, “this [number] is the best-case scenario.”

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Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon Web Services for Small Businesses

By David Pearce | May 18, 2017

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

By Ryan Visconti | April 27, 2017

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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8 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Be Using Amazon Web Services

By Drew Koellmer | April 20, 2017

According to IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will contribute 40 percent of the projected $141 billion in spending on the public cloud by 2019. The dramatic growth in SMB public-cloud spending over the next few years will be fueled by the market-dominating leadership of Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

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Who Can Benefit From Data Center Consolidation?

By Ryan Visconti | March 30, 2017

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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4 Things Your Boss Should Know About Managed Backup Services

By Steve Brown | March 16, 2017

Most managers and executives don’t spend too much time thinking about backup and recovery services. They trust that when they log into their computer, their data will be there just like it was when they left it the night before. However, this can be a dangerous way to approach business continuity with all of the different threats and issues that an organization faces these days. 

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