Virtualization has made a major impact in many small- and medium-sized businesses, and for good reason. Virtualization allows businesses to downsize their IT infrastructure and simplify their IT workload. Many organizations see significant cost savings from reductions in cooling, power, management overhead, and physical space needed.
Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have become prominent players on the virtualization scene. Taking advantage of server consolidation has resulted in an upsurge of savings tied to power, cooling, physical space requirements and management overhead. Gaining leverage on a virtualization investment, is dependent upon implementation and architecture that supplies both virtualization and cloud capabilities.
The end is near. No, this isn’t another Y2K bug situation. On April 8 2014, support for Windows XP will officially end. Sure, the Operating System may be 12-years-old, but almost thirty percent of users (including businesses) currently have XP as their OS.
We’ve recently advised several small businesses and startups on recommended CMS products for website hosting. We’d like to share some of our thoughts with you in this blog entry.
If you’re considering jumping on the cloud computing bandwagon but have some security concerns, consider the adoption of a private cloud. A private cloud is cloud architecture that can exist within the confines of a company’s firewall and is entirely under the control of the company’s own IT department.
Dedicated servers have been the traditional method used by businesses to store and transfer data at a great expense. Cloud technology provides a way to host databases while freeing businesses from the cost of purchasing a dedicated hardware.
Distilling the BYOD Movement – Technology that once anchored us to a fixed location in front of a desktop in an office or cubicle has now liberated us to work from almost anywhere.
In decades past, the concepts of robotics and miniature technology we’re familiar with today fell outside the realm of what was possible, yet technological advances are catching up to and even surpassing these ideas.
IT budgets continue to rise dramatically. This spending rose 19% from $162,000 in the first half of 2013 to $192,000 in the second half of 2012. Since these cost increases are, in many cases, outpacing revenue growth, companies are looking at ways to curb these increases without sacrificing the much-needed functionality of IT departments.
Technology has grown tremendously over recent years. With it come a lot of opportunities and challenges alike. Of great importance is the way it has revolutionised the ways businesses conduct businesses with each other.
Internet and cloud computing are two revolutionary ideas and together they have changed the ways business were conducted in the past. Emergence of ecommerce has completely transformed customer behavior thus forcing businesses to reevaluate their approach towards customer management.
Many enterprising companies are looking for ways to better IT departments, improve business models and create lower operating costs. Until a few years ago, it seemed as if an all-encompassing solution to those problems didn’t exist but thanks to the technology of virtualization and the cloud, there is now a reliable, efficient and customizable solution to those business requests and more.
Office is synonymous to long work hours spent at ones workstation. Different workstations involve the use of different pieces of furniture which tend to become ones companion through the course of a normal working day.
Over the last few months I’ve conducted several research projects for professional services clients to investigate the ‘best of breed’ websites in their industry.
As many business owners will probably know, times are hard. Making even the smallest profit is hard for SMEs, and a lot of that is down to the cost of communication. Phone bills, internet costs and even travel costs can amount to thousands, and many small businesses may be resigned to paying more than they want to for all those overheads.
The phenomenon of cloud computing has become a part of daily life across the globe. And while it is used by many people, few know what cloud computing is, how it affects them, the advantages and disadvantages and how it can spread cooperation between organizations and through the world.
For example James Dyson thought his vacuum cleaner sucked – well actually that was the problem – it didn’t suck too well at all – that lead James to create what would become a revolution in vacuum cleaner design.
The iPhone’s touchscreen is a masterpiece of invention. But when it comes to typing texts quickly, it has serious limitations. It would be great if you could record, for example, the minutes of a meeting in a faster way.