Is virtualization right for your company?

Virtualization has become a popular solution for many businesses to back up servers, upgrade hardware, or move to the cloud. Deploying virtualized systems has proven cost-effective and efficient for many companies, but is it right for your organization? Here are some factors you ought to consider. The advantages One of the most significant advantages of […]

Considerations for server replacement

If you’re thinking about replacing a server for your small business, then that probably means your company is experiencing success and is starting to grow. That’s great news. But is it really time to invest in a new one? Or does waiting too long risk slowing your business down? Either way, it’s important to consider […]

What you need to know about hosted Exchange

A server can host most business programs, and many businesses rely on at least one server — most commonly Microsoft Exchange — to host their email platform. Some companies, however, don’t have enough room for a server. Hosted Exchange solves this dilemma. What is Microsoft Exchange? Microsoft Exchange is a messaging system that offers businesses […]

Why it’s costly not to virtualize

For decades, business owners believed that servers, data centers, and IT staff were necessary to operate. No one could imagine a workplace without these important tools. This explains why virtualization took a while to take off. To understand its benefits, here are four things to consider.  Studies have shown that over 70% of IT budgets […]

What goes into a business continuity plan?

Power outages, disasters, and other disruptions are inevitable. Thousands of businesses around the globe are affected by them every year, with lost profits ranging into the millions, if not billions. So how can your business protect itself and stay open when the unexpected strikes? Here is a standard business continuity plan (BCP) your company can […]

Hyperconvergence: IT for SMBs

Diverting funds away from primary business functions to deploy and maintain IT infrastructure used to be hard for SMBs. However, with hyperconvergence making IT more affordable, it’s now unavoidable. Here’s what you need to know. What is a hyperconverged infrastructure? In a traditional IT environment, hardware for networks, servers, and storage had to be purchased […]

Choose from these 5 virtualization options

Understanding office virtualization is difficult enough; picking from the long list of software providers that help you achieve it can feel impossible. Since virtualization is a relatively new practice for small- and medium-sized businesses, there is no standardized way of virtualizing your company. So why not start with this simple list of the five most […]

Quick Guide to Virtualization as a DR plan

One effective Disaster Recovery (DR) solution for small businesses that most people are unaware of is Virtualization. The former is a strategy used to recover your business after a disaster has struck, while the latter is a way for businesses to save money by running all their office PCs on a “virtual” server. Read on […]

Are you sufficiently cooling your servers?

Every business sits on top of a foundation of building blocks that enable it to operate smoothly and efficiently. One of the most essential is IT hardware. Server hardware can be expensive, which is why proper management is vital. Overburdening your systems can lead to an increase in operating temperature, which can then lead to […]