3 Components of an Effective Data Recovery Plan

You may not know when a disaster or other damaging event will occur, but you can take the steps toward preparedness by implementing these three pieces of an effective data recovery plan. You’ve probably got a data recovery plan in place; most companies do. However, do you enforce that plan so that it can actually…

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Backup as a Service (BaaS) vs. Recovery as a Service (RaaS): 2 Major Distinctions

It seems like everything has the “as-a-Service” designation after it these days. As-a-Service products are changing the way companies procure and manage their IT. If you’ve come across BaaS and Raas, and you’re wondering what is best for your company, this article should help sort it out. It seems like everything has the “as-a-Service” designation…

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3 Things You Should Know About Virtual Software Licensing

IT manager, are you still playing by the old rules for software licensing? Get up-to-date quickly with these three tips. When it comes to software licensing, are you still playing by the old rules? The old way of managing your software licenses has become outdated as the shift to virtual and cloud hosting models is…

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7 Ways Businesses Use Hadoop

Hadoop is one of the best big data wranglers around, so big and small companies alike can trust it with any customer data set they throw at it. Here are seven ways businesses of all sizes can use Hadoop beyond its more obvious applications. Hadoop power users, like eBay and AOL, are known to use…

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Top 8 Task Management Apps for Managers

If you are a manager who is strapped for time – and always on the go – these 8 proven management apps can help you work more efficiently from your iPad or other mobile device. Managers are a busy bunch, and any help they can get is almost always welcomed. If you are a manager…

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5 CRM Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Is your CRM system still serving your company’s needs? Here are five common CRM mistakes, as well as tips on how you can avoid making them. You are probably very familiar with the selection of customer relationship management (CRM) software available to you, but is your company getting the most out of your CRM? Even…

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5 IT Security Tools You Should Know

Traditional security tools can’t always protect you from emerging cyber threats. Here are five innovative security tools you should know to keep you one step ahead of the hackers.   The daily news often brings horror stories of companies that have been hacked. From malware and spyware, to DDoS attacks and hijacked USB drives, IT…

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4 Ways to Backup Your Data in the Cloud

Backing up your data off-site is easier than ever, but you need to examine your needs in depth before choosing this important service. If you are updating your data backup strategy, consider these four tips for backing up data in the cloud.   Every IT manager knows that backing up data is essential to protecting…

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Top 4 Reasons Why Windows 8 Is Struggling

Despite the buzz and a consumer market hungry for new mobile technology, Windows 8 is struggling to make sales. Here are four major reasons why Microsoft’s anticipated release just isn’t performing as planned.   Not long after the anticipated launch of Windows 8, rumors started flying about the Microsoft product’s lackluster sales. The accompanying Surface…

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3 Things You Can Do to Ensure Infrastructure Security

No matter how quickly IT security practices progress, security threats often seems to outpace them. Threats are becoming more technically sophisticated and harder to detect. Not only do security attacks result in economic consequences, but they also impact the reliability of critical business infrastructure. As workloads move into the cloud, businesses lose control over who…

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