New hardware doesn’t come cheap, which is why many businesses hold on to their old servers long after these machines have stopped being efficient or secure. In this blog, we explain why it’s vital to replace your servers regularly and look at alternatives that offer the same outcomes while helping you save money.
Factors to consider before buying new servers
Should you get Windows 10 Home, Pro, or S?
When buying new hardware for your laptop, you have to choose which operating system (OS) to install. And if you go with Windows 10, Microsoft's latest OS, you'll also have to decide among its Home, Pro, and S versions. Although they contain many similar features, there are significant differences among them.
Ask these 3 questions about your servers
While you’re still alive and kicking, your heart should never skip a beat. It’s the same with your servers. They’re always working, ensuring your business stays operational even if you don’t pay attention to them. However, business owners tend to overlook their servers as most times it is a simple case of being out of sight, out of mind.
Keep your business alive with BCP
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 rely on.
The cloud and virtualization explained
Cloud computing and virtualization are similar but that doesn’t mean that one can be substituted for the other. Each has its own benefits, so it pays to know how both work, so you can take advantage of them.
Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc.
The difference between Windows 10 versions
Buyers are not short of choices when it comes to Windows products. Apart from the long list of apps available in the Windows store, they also have to decide whether they want a Windows 10 Home, Pro, or 10 S operating system. We understand that choosing a Windows 10 version can be confusing, so to simplify things, we’ve listed the differences of each.
Benefits of virtualization for healthcare
Compared to organizations in other industries, healthcare practitioners are having difficulty adopting new technology. Providers are understandably hesitant about storing electronic health records (EHRs) in the cloud, but there is another option. Virtualization increases IT stability and efficiency and keeps your most sensitive information on site.
Virtual DR for ransomware protection
The massive success of ransomware like WannaCry and Petya have spurred other cybercriminals to develop their own ransomware and sell it on the black market. This means we can expect more ransomware attacks in the future. To prepare your business, you need virtualized disaster recovery solutions.
5 safe bets for web services in 2017
Investing in technology requires a lot of forethought and research. Successful business owners know that it isn’t just seeing an ad on your sidebar and signing up for untested services or solutions, it’s about making an educated decision. What better time is there to sit down, review the current state of technology, and decide where to place your bets for 2017? When you’re ready for that, take a look at our insider projections on where web services will be heading for the coming year.