Cloud vs. On-Premise Data Storage

You know someone who lives by the adage “If it ain’t broke, why fix it?” But you also know someone (probably with an English degree) who says, “He who hesitates is lost.” So who’s right? Do the tried and true security benefits of on-premise data storage make it the best choice for your organization? Or […]

Virtualize your network with telecom giants

Although merely mentioning the word ‘virtualization’ has the power to make people’s eyes glaze over, its value and relevance can’t be denied. Since VMware first launched their workstation client in 1999, the industry has seen steady expansion and engulfed a number of legacy network solutions. Network virtualization isn’t entirely new, but Verizon and AT&T’s commitment […]

Data migration tool simplifies transitions

If your business has decided to make the move to virtualized servers and databases, there are countless variables you need to plan for during the migration process. In an effort to make the whole affair as painless as possible for SMBs, Amazon Web Services has created a tool to make migrations faster, cheaper and simpler […]

5 popular virtualization platforms for SMBs

Virtualization allows you to eliminate dependency on physical hardware limitations and software requirements. Exactly how you achieve that comes in a number of different solutions with even more confusing lingo and acronyms, but before you can tackle any of that it’s a good idea to go over the different companies providing the services. Below is […]

The link between Virtualization and DR

Many business owners think that Virtualization and Disaster Recovery are two separate services. And while that’s true in most respects, they actually have more in common than you think. Particularly in how Virtualization can serve as a legitimate Disaster Recovery solution. Here are the details of how it does just that, and some pointers to […]

BCP tactics to keep your business running

It’s a fact of life. Events out of your control can disrupt your business operations. While you can’t necessarily control the unexpected, you can take some precautions to prevent most business disruptions. Here are some key business continuity strategies that organizations across the globe rely on to keep their doors open. Backup your data, applications […]

Virtualization questions to consider

We’ve seen first hand just how beneficial office virtualization can be for small and medium-sized businesses. Of course the process isn’t as simple as snapping your fingers, or saying presto, and having a smooth running, virtualized office appear. It is a long process and you will have to answer a lot of questions. Here are […]

The facts about virtualization

Every IT company around wants to save you money and increase your efficiency. A lot of these solutions are pretty straightforward, but others, like virtualization, can be more complex. You’ve probably heard of the benefits of virtualization by now, but might still have concerns. Let’s separate the fact from fiction when it comes to the […]

How “not virtualizing” is costing you money

You’ve probably had someone tell you before that “virtualization saves money.” But have you ever thought about what this actually means? And do you know just how virtualization does this? The truth is that, in this day and age, choosing not to virtualize can actually hurt your profits. To demonstrate this, we’ve compiled four questions […]

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Solutions designed to help small and midsize businesses save money and compete in a global marketplace. REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 12, 2008 — As part of Microsoft Corp.’s $6.5 billion annual investment in products, support programs and incentives for small and midsize businesses, the company today announced the general availability of Windows Small Business Server […]