Managed IT Services

Where is it Safer to Put Your Server – In the Cloud or in Your Office?

Where is it Safer to Put Your Server – In the Cloud or in Your Office?

It’s the 64GB question: is your company’s server more secure in your office or in the Cloud? The answer is: it depends.

Primarily, it depends on three things: how your Cloud or onsite server is being used; how it was set up; and how it’s being monitored, maintained and managed. If all of these factors are effectively addressed, then an onsite server poses no more of a security risk than the Cloud and vice versa.

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4 Critical Features Missing From Your Cloud Email

Your business relies heavily on email for crucial transactions and day-to-day communications that, without it, your business could not operate properly.

In the past, when small and medium-sized companies had on-site e-mail servers, there was the stark realization that you also needed to back up your email as well as have an offsite redundancy in case the system went down.

Now that businesses have mostly moved to Cloud-hosted email—such as Gmail and Office 365 Hosted Exchange — they seem to simply trust that their Cloud provider will also backup and provide them redundancy.

But Cloud-hosted email providers have very limited backup and redundancy systems in place, putting your business in danger of downtime and lost information. To safeguard your profits, ensure your business email systems have four capabilities: archiving, backup, journaling, and redundancy.

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How to Choose a Cloud Solution for Your Healthcare Practice

If you are a healthcare provider in New Jersey, you have a lot of competition. And, your competitors are busy looking at Cloud solutions for their computing. Why? Because the Cloud is secure, scalable, and collaborative—driving $3.73 billion in healthcare spending on cloud services in 2015 with that number expected to nearly triple to $9.5 billion by 2020.

Here are some considerations that healthcare professionals and facilities must take into account when evaluating which Cloud computing solutions are the right fit for their needs.

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Is the Cloud Really a Financial Benefit for Your Business?

As more and more companies—including the NJ businesses we serve—move their computing to the Cloud, the question of whether or not the Cloud will be financially beneficial often arises.

The answer is that Cloud computing can indeed benefit your business from a financial standpoint … depending on your particular situation.

Because every business is unique, it’s important to do a thorough financial and use case analysis before making the decision about switching to a Cloud solution for your business. Here are some factors to consider as you discuss this with your managed IT services provider.

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Top Five Business Technologies for 2017

One of the most important things your IT support and consulting partner should be doing for your business is helping you understand how new technologies will impact your business and industry.

While every business has different goals and needs, these five things will have a significant impact on almost all small and medium-sized businesses in the new year.

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