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    21 Best Ways to Lose Your Data

    Have you ever wondered what the best ways are to get hacked, be adversely affected by disasters, or otherwise lose information stored on your computer systems? Here, in no particular order, are the 21 best ways to not secure your systems: 1. Don’t pay attention to or even bother to understand what you’re trying to protect. 2. Leave your databases, especially ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Your Small Business Needs a Data Backup Plan

    Your Small Business Needs a Plan for Data Backup Take time to create a strategic data storage and restoration plan that will protect your business's critical data. May 11, 2009 As a small business owner, your company is dependent upon data. You should take the time to consider your business’s needs and create a strategic data storage and restoration plan that ...
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    Top Open Source Software in Enterprise Storage

    Top Open Source Software in Enterprise Storage
    When entertaining the idea of using open source software, many businesses might readily consider it in their instant messaging system, word processors, intranet, and other low-risk computer applications. Few, however, would use it in their enterprise storage. But all that is changing. More and more businesses today are finding out that open source software can reduce IT costs and improve security. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Video Will Boost Your Business: It's Time To Dive In.

    Video Will Boost Your Business: It's Time To Dive In.
    Online video is one of the most powerful communication media that businesses can use. Thanks to the low cost of video production technology, such as The Flip video camera (now owned by Cisco) and very cheap hosting (just upload to YouTube or Blip.tv for free) you can convey just about anything, to anyone, through video. Companies like TurnHere have taken video ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Data Center Expert Warns SMBs Against “Over-Virtualization”

    Data Center Expert Warns SMBs Against “Over-Virtualization”
    Hypervisors are running amok in the server room. A survey published earlier this month by research firm TheInfoPro states that 50 percent of new servers installed this year will be virtualized, and predicts the number will climb to 80 percent within three years. One of the biggest growth areas for the technology, according to researcher Steve Hilton at Yankee Group, is ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Types of Cloud Computing

    Types of Cloud Computing
    The previous article in this cloud computing series explained the general definition of cloud computing and discussed some of the general features that all cloud computing vendors offer. Now that you have a basic idea of what cloud computing is, this article will take you beyond the basics that vendors offer and focus on the nature of cloud computing. Types of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is Cloud Computing Right for Small Businesses?

    Is Cloud Computing Right for Small Businesses?
    As businesses grow in terms of human resources and inventories, spatial constraint is becoming a critical issue. Most importantly, as companies expand their client base, the more critical issues of providing reliable online data storage and other services demand a fail-safe resolution. Could cloud computing save the day? How cloud computing works Cloud computing has recently become one of the buzz ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    What is Desktop Virtualization?

    What is Desktop Virtualization?
    The average business has desktop computers that never utilize all of their processing power and storage. Most desktops also have more features than the average user will ever need. Instead of spending money purchasing, maintaining and upgrading underused, expensive desktop computers, consider desktop virtualization. What it is desktop virtualization moves workstation processing power and storage to a server. Users can easily ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Shift in Cloud Computing is Coming

    As the fully-automated cloud infrastructure is turned on as a fully functioning network, it will represent an irreversible transformation in the way IT services are delivered. The timing of product releases, investments and deployments could make all the difference for a range of companies and organizations. Those who could be impacted include the cloud vendors (including Google, Amazon, Rackspace and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What Every Small Business Should Know about Server Virtualization

    What Every Small Business Should Know about Server Virtualization
    Server virtualization is a technology that has been rapidly adopted by big and small businesses alike over the past few years. It allows companies to run several systems and applications, be it Windows, Mac or open-source programs like Linux on a single piece of physical hardware called virtual machine. It reduces IT costs, since these companies have to buy and maintain ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Choosing an Online Backup Provider

    Choosing an Online Backup Provider
    As a small business owner, your business depends on proprietary data such as client and vendor contact lists, accounting data, tax records, and other important documents that you create and store on your computer. Chances are that you back up that data on tape drives or a server—but what do you do with those tapes or that server once you have ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Small Steps Lead to Big Data Center Efficiency Gains

    Small Steps Lead to Big Data Center Efficiency Gains
    When master improvement programs are developed for data centers, the recommendations often target ways to improve reliability and detail a plan to implement current industry best practices. Today, master improvement plans are being broadened to address energy efficiency as well. That approach makes sense. Steps to improve energy efficiency can also bolster reliability — for example, when evaluating and optimizing air ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Google Adds Storage to Sweeten Online Office Suite

    Google Adds Storage to Sweeten Online Office Suite
    SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. is expanding its Internet warehouse so people can stash more digital keepsakes from their life and work. The upgrade announced Tuesday will provide one free gigabyte of storage to all users of Google Docs, the company's online suite of word processing, spreadsheets and other commonly used programs. The expansion will let people store photos, video ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2