There’s no telling when natural disasters will occur. When they do, certain regions in the country often bear the brunt of their impact, like when Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit certain states in 2017. With a well-designed disaster recovery (DR) plan, your business can be spared from total devastation.
Using the cloud is so common these days that most small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have at least one cloud service supporting their operations. An increasingly popular cloud-based service is enterprise resource planning (ERP). But what is it? And what are the advantages of using a cloud-based ERP? Here’s a quick and informative overview.
For a successful virtualization project, it’s important to understand software licensing and support policies for virtualized and cloud environments. Today, many enterprises invest in software to track licensing compliance and vendor support policies because policies could differ substantially among vendors.
The affordability of cloud computing and virtualization are helping small businesses do away with in-house IT hardware. Virtual containers are the next step in that trend. They come with plenty of benefits and are becoming easier to manage every day. What are containers and why are they so popular? Virtual containers are like digital versions […]
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony systems are great for today’s businesses. They’re more mobile with greater functionality and better cost efficiency versus traditional landline phones. But as with any technology, VoIP is vulnerable to disruptions due to equipment failure, disasters, and cyberattacks.
by Chris McKewon, CEO, Xceptional
When it comes to keeping your data secure, every business knows – or should know – the importance of having some kind of backup. However, this understanding doesn’t come with automatic knowledge on how that business should go about getting the right backup technology.
How much of your business is run in the public cloud?
You’ll probably say somewhere between none and all. Only a tiny fraction of businesses run either all on-premises or all in the public cloud. For the most part, IT departments just aren’t at the extremes.
When Henry Ford famously declared, “You can have any color you want as long as it’s black,” the world wasn’t used to the endless personalization options we have today. These days almost anything can be customized to fit your specific needs – including your organization’s IT infrastructure.
Does your business pay through the nose for software licenses? Are you worried about annual maintenance costs? For most SMBs, software eats up a significant portion of their budget. Fortunately, with software as a service (SaaS), you can do a lot for less.
If you’re like most enterprises, migrating applications to the cloud is part of a bigger strategy for improving the customer experience, increasing agility and integrating data, and better understanding the customer. The cloud also offers infrastructure cost reduction and scalability, and you can turn updates and troubleshooting over to a service provider.