Why You Should Care about Hardware Lifecycles

Maximizing return on investment is a key priority with every area of your business, but it’s not always easy to determine when it’s time to get rid of old IT hardware. Like everything else, all hardware devices have a predefined lifecycle, which is typically determined by the manufacturer.

Cloud Migration Considerations for IT Leaders

Although on-premises data centers remain relevant in niche applications, the cloud represents the obvious next step in the evolution of small-business computing. Migrating to the cloud offers a considerable reduction in overheads, practically unlimited scalability, and the freedom for your employees to work anywhere, without having to be tied down to a desk.

Why Your Business Needs a Managed Firewall

You probably know that a firewall helps protect your network from unauthorized traffic. It is a critical component of any network, including both home and business networks. However, consumer firewalls, such as those that ship with modern operating systems, are designed to protect only one computer rather than a whole network.

When was the last time you reviewed vendor contracts?

According to Cisco’s 2017 Cybersecurity Annual Report, 8 of the 22 organizations surveyed lost up to 20% of their revenue as a result of a data breach. As 2017 sees more work done online, more attacks due to system vulnerabilities are to be expected. This means that business owners need to beef up their security if they want to make it through the year.

What are the benefits of a RAID configuration for your small- or medium-sized business?

For non-technical people, the first thing that comes to mind when they think about a raid is the pandemonium that ensues following an unexpected attack. However, when it comes to your IT, RAID has a different, less aggressive connotation. RAID is an acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, a method of storing the same data in different places on various hard disks to ensure redundancy in the case of a drive failure.

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