How Cloud Computing Helps the CIO:

The primary duties of the CIO have changed over the last decade. Traditionally, the CIO focused on the management of company hardware and software, and all the data security, backup and anti-virus measures that come part and parcel.  There was a lot of hassle and low pay-off work in the CIO’s domain. Today the cloud…

Is the age of Cloud Computing the end of Online Backups?

Will online backup services will become obsolete as computing moves to the cloud? The short answer? We’re not shaking in our boots, and you need not be either–managed service providers become even more relevant as they build solutions that leverage the power of the cloud but that also mitigate new and subtle risks.  We examine…

Why Your Own Data Room Needs the Cloud

Over the last several years, the approach to data management has changed significantly. Corporations with large internal data centers requiring hundreds of servers are drastically reducing the amount of equipment needed due to innovations in technology. This widespread “shrinking data center” movement is said to be a result of increased virtualization and the continued advancements…

Infographic: Benefits of the Cloud

As cloud telephony experts, we’re always interested in looking through cloud related data to learn more about their benefits and the problems they solve.  We recently teamed up with Frost & Sullivan to work on a whitepaper looking at how companies and individuals stay ahead of the curve with cloud communication.   We asked quite a…

Creating a Modern Work Environment

The nine to five grind can be difficult for everyone – waking up early, getting stuck in traffic, and then going home too exhausted to do anything else. Cloud technology is about to change everything. Although it’s still relatively new, cloud computing is quickly integrating itself into the workplace to create a new, modern work…

The Benefits of Cloud Storage

Cloud storage, or storage that occurs online so users can access data remotely, is now very common. Already, it’s the preferred method of storing digital data, especially for small to medium sized organizations. Storing remotely versus locally offers huge advantages to both consumers and businesses. Accessibility and Synchronization With local file storage, you only receive access…

Cloud for Nonprofits

The cloud comes with many benefits such as ease and convenience for organizations with little-to-no IT staff, cost effeciency, and the reduction in CapEx due to the eliminated need to purchase hardware. Non-profit companies can realize many of these benefits by moving their infrastructure and computing from on-site to off-site, eliminating a lot of the…

BYOD Best Practices: From BYOD 1.0 to BYOD 2.0

Let’s explore BYOD’s evolution; take a look at the risks and rewards of embracing BYOD; and then take a deeper dive into how to balance it all so that you and your employees can enjoy the best of both worlds. If you want to see an interactive webinar where we discuss BYOD, visit our community post here.…

Beyond Solutions: Vetting the Provider

There are many factors to consider when your business needs a new solution that extend well beyond the solution itself. Cloud communications in particular is an industry that has exploded into the marketplace over the past decade. With exponential growth over the last several years, many smaller and less experienced cloud providers have come to…