Companies of all sizes are embracing virtualization as a way to cut IT expenses, enhance security, and increase operational efficiency. While the benefits of virtualization are self-evident, many people are still in the dark when it comes to the many different types of virtualization.
There is an old saying in business, “If it isn't written down, it didn't happen.”
That really is a very good lesson in the importance of good documentation. The legal system is based on evidence, auditors pour over real numbers to assess the financial state of businesses, and detectives assess the innocence of transactions by finding gaps in the written record.
When and if disaster strikes, is your business going to continue to operate and cater to customers despite a possible long-term hardware failure or a network disruption? If you answer no or are not even sure what to do, you are part of a majority of business owners who have not considered disaster preparedness and the crucial role it plays in business survival.
Lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub. That’s the sound of a beating heart, but it might as well be the sound your servers make. They more or less act as the heartbeat of your company and if they stop functioning, your business might as well be dead. Despite the importance servers have on operations, it’s amazing to see so many business owners neglect this vital component of their business.
MSPs, or Managed Service Providers, have long been a way for business to shore up weak spots, especially in IT infrastructure. They also provide expertise such as vendor and proposal management or other specific services that companies need, but outsource in order to drop and stabilize their costs.
Look inside many businesses these days and there is an Office 365 powering up its operations. Chances are, your business also makes use of this cloud platform. But do you know which apps will best boost your business’s productivity and which ones don’t? And with one or two updates and new apps released quite so often, it makes app choices even more complicated.
When it comes to the online security of their business, many SMB owners consider it an afterthought. They think their business is too small to be of any concern to cyber criminals, and there’s good reason for this mentality. How often are security breaches to SMBs listed in the news? Rarely.
For some owners, business intelligence is the bane of their business. Staring at complex charts and graphs and trying to make sense out of them can be a major headache. But what if there was a way to simplify your data even more? Believe it or not, it is a possibility.
Are you confused on just how to measure the value of your company’s social media? Don’t worry about it because you are not alone. While there is a lot of information out there in regards to the subject, it is something that experts still don’t necessarily agree on.
Working from home may sound like a faraway dream, but with the inception of the Internet, it has become a reality. Today, more and more organizations are allowing their staff to work remotely instead of coming into the office every day. The results have been positive – employers notice an increase in productivity, work quality, and staff loyalty.