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RDS Hardware Sizing and Capacity Planning Guidance

We always felt the need of Hardware capacity guidance and sizing information for Terminal Services or Remote Desktop services for Server 2008 R2, Whenever I am engaged in any architectural guidance discussion for RDS deployment i always get a question what needs to be taken into consideration while deciding the hardware configuration and to do capacity planning. Here are...

Why You Should Get On The Cloud?

A recent article by The Guardian (UK) states that the cloud industry is  set to see a growth of around 30% soon. But many small and medium business owners are still struggling to make sense of the cloud and how it can benefit them. If you are one of them, then here’s what’s in store for you when you migrate...

Understand How Data Losses Happen – In Order to Prevent Them

Small business owners are often worried about data loss. Rightly so, because data loss has the potential to wipe out a  business. We have identified the most common forms of data loss so you can see how they fit into your business and assess the risks related to each of these pitfalls. Human Error:  Human error – by way...

The Benefits of a Managed Service Provider

Managed service providers – or MSPs – are often recommended as a cost effective IT solution for small businesses.  For a minimal monthly fee, MSPs provide a reasonably priced solution to the complex technology pains of small businesses.  Here’s  a look at the various benefits an MSP can offer your business… Freed-Up Resources and a Renewed Emphasis on Core...

Six Steps to Better Data Backup and Quicker Recovery

Think Quicker Recovery Time,  Not Quicker Backup  – While incremental backups are much faster than executing a full-backup, they also prolong recovery time.  In the event of data loss, a full restore will require loading the most recent full backup and then each incremental backup tape.  Having too many incremental backup tapes not only adds time to this restoration...

Seven ‘Must Haves’ for Your Small Business Website

Your website represents your business so building and maintaining it need to be of primary  concern to you as a business owner.  We often find business owners struggling with their websites saying things like:   “My website looks great, but I am not able to convert” or “I invested so much into creating my website, but I don’t get...

Mitigate Costly New Technology Risks for Continued Stability and Profitability

Partnering with a managed service provider (MSP) is one new approach being used by many companies like yours. Experienced MSPs have access to newer tools that reduce costs by automating many routine in-house labor intensive processes. Break-fix is labor intensive, and labor is one of the most expensive operating costs within your IT infrastructure. The new innovative tools that...

Is Your Business Safe from Online Threats?

Did you know that 50% of small business owners think their businesses are too small to be targeted by the thieves  of the virtual world? Contrary to popular belief, 72% of hacker attacks often happen to smaller firms – firms with less than 100 employees!  So how prepared is your SMB? Here’s a checklist to help you find out...

Is That Email a Phishing Scheme?

Research has revealed that over half of all users end up opening fraudulent emails and often even fall for them. Phishing is done with the aim of  gathering personal information about you, generally related to your finances. The most common reason for the  large number of people falling for fraudulent emails is that the phishing attempts are often so...

How Much Does Downtime Really Cost Your Business?

Many SMB owners think IT downtime only costs them a few productive hours, but there’s a lot more at stake when your systems go down. Customer satisfaction and loss of brand integrity are just two of the key losses apart from the more evident costs such as lost productivity and a temporary dip in sales. Here’s a few other...

Has Your Website Been Optimized For Mobile Users?

Did you know that by 2014 there will be more mobile web surfers than stationary ones? That means more prospects are accessing your business website more through their smart phones, tablets or other mobile devices than with a laptop or PC. If you thought you had time to make the switch closer to 2014, you may want to reconsider...

Five Ways Your Business Can Improve Its Search Engine Rankings

In an age when most  business happens online, not showing up in Google search results can really hurt you. While there’s no real shortcut to showing up consistently on web searches, there are a few quick fixes to help get your site to show up on your potential customer’s search results… HTML tags – Important HTML tags include the title tag,...

“Data Loss Can Cause You To Shut Down”—Research by The National Archives & Records Administration

Small and medium sized businesses today are relying more than ever on IT systems to efficiently run their business, support customers and optimize productivity.   These systems house sensitive digital data ranging from employee and customer information, to internal emails, documents and financial records, sales orders and transaction histories.  This is, in addition to applications and programs, critical to...

Five Things You Should Do Right Now to Preserve Your Network and Systems

Backup Files Every Day – As catastrophic as data loss is, the number of businesses that still are not backing up their network is unbelievable.  According to the Symantec Small to Medium Size Businesses (SMB) data, only 23% of SMBs are backing up their data on a daily basis, and fewer than 50% are backing up data weekly.  Any number...

Can You Really Afford Not To Have a Backup Plan?

According to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs admit to having no backup and disaster recovery plan in place.  41% of those surveyed confessed that they had never even given much thought to implementing a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. If you are one of them, then you really need to think about whether you can afford to continue...

Compare Business Continuity Solutions Before Choosing

There are many solutions on the market, so be sure to ask: Can backed-up data be restored to different kinds of hardware? Can both recent and older archived data be restored? Are ongoing data backup processes monitored so failures can be diagnosed and remedied before major problems arise? Is data automatically backed up both onsite and...

More Than Your Data Could Be At Risk!

Did You Know? Within a 12-month period, the typical SMB will suffer six computer outages. The median cost of downtime for an SMB is $12,500 per day after a data-loss disaster. Only 23% of businesses backup daily, and among those with disaster preparedness plans, 50% only implemented a plan following a network outage or data loss. If a small business...

Remedies for Little Things that Wreck Productivity

Not every issue is a major catastrophe … until it keeps you from doing your job. We’re more than happy to help you with administrative IT functions like: Resetting passwords Unlocking accounts Creating user accounts and groups Setting file and folder permissions No problem is too small to worry about when it’s...

We’ve Got IT Covered

Our Service Desk support includes: PC and network troubleshooting Handheld device configuration and troubleshooting Popular applications for business Administrative tasks Software installations Virus/spyware removal File/folder...

Total I.T. Care

Our managed IT services will: Maintain 24/7 watch over your entire IT environment Identify and analyze server “events” for potential problems Remediate processes or services that fail Ensure security patches, service packs and anti-virus protocols are up to date Ensure that data backups are...

The Value of Managed IT Services

Better Financial Planning – With managed IT services, you know how much you’re going to spend each month. No more gambling with your budget and productivity. Our Team Is Your Team 24/7 – When an issue arises, we’re already on the job — taking care of routine maintenance and ensuring your IT systems are operating properly. Your Systems Stay...

Capabilities and Limitations of the Apple iPad in a Standard Business Network Environment

The iPad is a great device. It’s light, ultra-portable, and you don’t have to take it out of your carry-on for airport security. It’s sleek and sexy. It’s remarkably versatile. Many people wonder: can I replace my Window laptop or MacBook with it? If I add a Bluetooth keyboard, is it a netbook? You can try, but it’s like...