Month: March 2013

IT security on a shoestring budget

Despite constant reports of online security scandal, it’s still common for small businesses to operate without even the most basic safety measures in place. One common misconception is that there’s no point in trying to secure your network unless you can afford the best security on the market.  In reality, even small and inexpensive protection …

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The Challenges of IT Consolidation

IT consolidation is all about downsizing, centralizing and simplifying your IT infrastructure.  This is usually accomplished by: Standardizing all of your equipment and software Physically shifting equipment in remote offices to one main data centre Virtualizing IT resources (cutting back on the amount of equipment you need to do the things you do)

Is the Cloud Safe?

Businesses of every size are beginning to see the advantages of cloud computing.  The cloud can offer access to enterprise-level IT capabilities, incredible storage space and cost-effective pricing.  Even so, the idea of hosting data and virtualized resources online is often met with apprehension. Conventional wisdom dictates that if you want to keep your private …

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