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What you need to know about virtualization

Keeping costs low and productivity high are keys to business success, but these aren’t easy to achieve if you’re relying on traditional in-house servers. Virtualization is one solution to this challenge, so let’s take a closer look at how it works. What is virtualization? Virtualization is the creation of a virtual version of a device […]

BYOD and CYOD: What’s the difference?

Many of us are comfortable using computers and devices we’re familiar with. This is the reason companies are now offering their employees a bring your own device (BYOD) option. However, there’s a new concept that is also starting to catch on: choose your own device (CYOD). Below is a brief overview of BYOD and CYOD. […]

What you need to know about your VoIP’s QoS

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)  has become a popular communications solution for small- and medium-sized businesses. There are so many providers and services to choose from, but how do you pick the right one? One crucial factor you should look into is a vendor’s Quality of Service, or QoS. What is QoS? VoIP providers and […]

How business continuity plans fail

In the event of a disaster, businesses must make sure their servers and data are safe. But simply backing up your data doesn’t guarantee business continuity. Here are the mistakes that companies should avoid when preparing for the worst-case scenario. Mistake #1: Failing to plan for employees Companies that survive unexpected incidents are the ones […]

Backup challenges in data virtualization

Despite having many advantages over conventional data storage, data virtualization still needs backup, an essential security measure to protect data. Here are some common challenges you need to overcome to successfully back up your virtualized data. Data virtualization involves taking all enterprise data stored in different local computers or systems, and moving them to a […]

VoIP tips to get ready for the holidays

As a business owner, you know how important it is to attend to your holiday customers. To ensure customer satisfaction, optimize the use of your VoIP system. Here’s how to do just that. Check your VoIP equipment Sometimes, problems with VoIP don’t have anything to do with your service provider or even the underlying servers […]

Tips and tricks for collecting customer data

Businesses have more access to customer data than ever before, and that trend will likely continue in the future. The insights you get from all that data are valuable. However, a lot of data is unnecessary or possibly even problematic. To ensure your insights are relevant and useful, you must have a well-defined data collection […]

5 Security issues to look out for

The security of your systems and technology is a constant battle, and one you will likely never completely win. There are significant steps you can take to secure your systems, but having knowledge about your systems is one of the most effective tools. If you know how your systems can be breached, you can ensure […]