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What Are Our Apps Really Doing? (Network Monitoring)

  Apps, these tiny programs on Internet-connected mobile phones, are increasingly becoming entryways for surveillance and fraud. Hackers have become more aware of the ignorance of users when it comes to their personal information. Our apps are becoming increasingly personal, with links to bank accounts, credit cards, and all sorts of information at ones fingertips. […]

Hardware Refresh: When and Why to Do It with Managed Services

  Today I talk about what it means to perform a hardware refresh: the cyclical replacement of old, outdated hardware. Many organizations replace their hardware every three to five years, no matter what condition it is in. Why would I throw away a perfectly good piece of functioning equipment? I’m sure many of you are […]

I Want My Network To Act Like My Car!!

  Think about this – due to the sophisticated engineering of most motor vehicles today – we get in, start the engine and go. The majority of the time we’re not thinking about what’s going on under the hood because most cars today are equipped with smart systems that monitor and control critical functions like […]

Is Your Data Being Held for Ransom?

  After first being discovered in late summer, Cryptolocker has enjoyed quite a successful run in cyberspace – if you measure success by sheer number of infections. Since then, over 500,000 systems have been compromised by this ransomware. For those of you not familiar with the term ransomware or how it works, just liken it […]

I Want My Network To Act Like My Car! Part 2

  In Part 1, we outlined the concept of monitoring as it applies to your network infrastructure.   And you may ask how important is monitoring, really ?   Well, we’ll use the analogy of your car again to answer this question.   What would happen if you didn’t have a gauge to monitor fuel […]

Veeam's Availability Suite v8 and the Always-On Business of the Cloud Server

  Business today depends on the availability of information and applications. When technical issues in the data center prevent customers, employees, and associates from accessing the data they need, business suffers. While businesses may back up some data with full redundancy, most is protected using legacy backup solutions which are slow and can take hours […]

Top 5 Cloud Computing Trends of 2014

  It’s no secret that cloud computing is one of the fastest growing IT services in the industry right now. It is estimated that nearly 60 percent of current small-to-medium businesses are using cloud services and 72 percent of them virtualizing significant portions of their servers. As these organizations navigate through various stages of the […]

Nimble Storage CS-Series: The VDI Managed Services Solution for K-12

As Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives grow more popular, and new testing and assessment systems are implemented to align with Common Core standards, more K-12 school districts are relying on desktop virtualization for support. Nimble Storage has successfully answered this growing demand with its CS-Series. Built upon efficient hybrid CASL™ architecture, this storage solution […]

What’s New in v7 of Veeam Backup & Replication in Managed IT Services?

Veeam recently released Veeam Backup & Replication v7. The updates for v7 take the previous product and make something that was already great even better. Veeam is the leading company for VMWare backup, and the newest version of Backup & Replication will make it faster, easier, and cheaper to back up your VMWare and Hyper-V. […]