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Prepping for a “Hyperactive” Storm Season

Hurricane Preparedness for Businesses: IT Best Practices This year, experts are predicting a “hyperactive” storm season – with researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) forecasting that we will have 23 named storms, 11 hurricanes and five major hurricanes. While it’s second-nature for Florida residents to prepare their homes for storms, hurricane preparedness for businesses should…

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Top 3 Technology Challenges for Contractors and Builders

IT Support for Contractors: Three Biggest Challenges Operating efficiently in the construction industry requires an extensive and regular exchange of data and information between project managers, contractors, office staff, suppliers and customers. However, given the complexities of the industry, obtaining the right technology and IT support for contractors and builders can be easier said than…

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Benefits of Using Microsoft Azure for Hosting

Cloud-based server options, like Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS, have become popular among businesses in recent years. They offer lower overhead costs than on-site servers and added security features and data recovery services. So, it’s no wonder businesses are making the move to the cloud. While there are pros and cons of both cloud-based servers…

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3 Leading Causes of IT Downtime

Rounding out the top three unplanned downtime causes is network or server hardware failure. When the servers that host your data, applications and resources fail, it can bring operations to a halt. Typically, the cause of failure is hardware that needs to be replaced or repaired. This can take several hours or days, depending on your provider and service level agreement.

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Advantages of Cloud Computing for Businesses

Advantages of Cloud Computing for Businesses An Intel Security report published earlier this year showed that 93% of the over 2,000 cloud security professionals surveyed stated they were using some type of cloud service in their organization. Executives across all industries, sizes and geographic locations are recognizing there are many advantages of cloud computing for…