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3 IT Budgeting Mistakes You Should Stop Making

Posted on Fri, Oct 24, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, IT organizations are reviewing the year for successes and areas for improvement; assessing staffing and assets; evaluating shifting work trends and user demands – all with an eye toward the new year.

Certainly, every company has different IT requirements. But when it’s time to plan your IT budget, there is some consistency in what NOT to do.

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Are You Ready for Windows Server 2003 End of Services

Posted on Wed, Oct 22, 2014


Are You Still Running Microsoft 2003?

Yes?  If you are, then 3/4ths of you already know that Microsoft will end support for Windows 2003 servers in July of 2015.  Microsoft will no longer issue security patches and if you choose to still run Exchange 2003 you face the threat of your company running into some serious security risks and unplanned downtime that could sink unprepared small businesses. Exchange 2003 is just out of date, it was implemented before both mobile and cloud computing really took off, and it is now time to upgrade.

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How Disaster Recovery Can Save Your Business

Posted on Thu, Oct 16, 2014

How Disaster Recovery Can Save Your Business

Some people think the chances of their business facing a disaster, whether it be from mother nature, cybercrimes, or electrical outages, are pretty slim. The truth is, the chances of your business actually recuperating from these without a recovery plan are even smaller. The survival rate for companies without a disaster recovery plan is less than 10%. Even if your company is able to survive the disaster, it is estimated that for every minute that your data center is down, it is costing you $5,600. Here is some information on Disaster Recovery, and how it can someday save your business.

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How to Minimize Downtime

Posted on Mon, Oct 13, 2014

 

When trying to run your business to the best of its ability, minimizing the downtime is one of the largest challenges. With each hour of downtime costing some businesses an average of $42,000, you can see why companies need to avoid it as much as possible. Here are some instances where a Managed Service Provider provides you with the best resources to decrease your downtime, and some interesting tips that will help minimize your chances of downtime in the first place.

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The History of Cloud Computing

Posted on Wed, Oct 8, 2014

There are many differing opinions on where the term and idea of cloud computing came from. Some people point to J.C.R. Licklider and his idea of an “Intergalactic Computer Network” that would connect the world globally as an electronic commons open to all. Others think it could have been Apple engineers Andy Hertfeld and Bill Atkinson in 1990 with their company General Magic, who built the Software Platform TeleScript. Whoever takes the credit, cloud computing has become an integral part of technology today when it comes to data storage, communication and security. Let’s take a look back and check out some of the biggest milestones in cloud computing’s history.

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Tags: Cloud Computing, Azure

Cloud Computing Trends to Look Out for in 2015

Posted on Fri, Oct 3, 2014

Cloud computing is rising faster than ever. With its ability to reduce technology costs, its optimization capabilities, and the security it provides, it’s no wonder why it seems that every business is moving their software and data to the cloud. IBM predicts that by 2015, there will be 1 trillion cloud-ready devices and most Internet users will work primarily through cyberspace-based applications on remote servers accessed through networked devices. Knowing this, here is a look at some trends to look out for in the coming year.

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What To Do When You Know Your Data Breach Personally?

Posted on Thu, Oct 2, 2014

As we think of what scary cosutme we want to dress up as for Halloween, as a business, we need to understand what costumes our employees are wearing at work.  Are they wearing a disguise?  

What we always like to emphasize here at iCorps is how much IT Services and infrastructure is not so much about tech, but about the people who work for you with your sensitive data.  

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Tags: IT Security, data security

When Should You Outsource Your IT Services?

Posted on Wed, Oct 1, 2014

If you are an IT manager, a CIO, or technology director, you undoubtedly had to ask yourself this question: Should I outsource IT capabilities and trust a managed services provider or keep it in house?  

We hear you!  At iCorps, we answer questions like this everyday.  

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4 IT Tools to Consider When Launching a Cloud Based Start-Up

Posted on Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Getting a cloud-based start-up up and running can be a daunting process.  Finding the right software that integrates best with your business model can also cause some serious headaches.  So when asked the question “Which IT products should I know when launching a cloud-based start-up?” we here at iCorps try to steer you in the right direction.  Below you will find 4 tools that every IT engineer should think about when launching their new cloud based business.

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Five Tips To Lower Your IT Services Infrastructure Costs

Posted on Wed, Oct 1, 2014



IT infrastructure is the backbone of modern business
.  The rising demands of IT resources is putting pressure on budgets and staff so prioritizing your IT needs is essential. What does your business need vs what can it do without?  How much control do you need vs how much can you outsource?  Lots of questions to ask yourself.  
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Tags: Cloud Computing, Cost Effectiveness, IT Assessment

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