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By: Steve | April 11, 2016

Cloud-Apps

Every business, no matter how large or small and regardless of industry, must give some measure of consideration to Disaster Recovery Planning. Larger entities have "DR Project Mangers" or even entire Departments dedicated to developing and keeping DR plans up to date.  Their duties include testing backup and recovery scenarios and ensuring, regardless of the nature of an incident, that the business is recoverable according to their objectives.

 

However, there are also some that choose, often indirectly, by either having too much to do or by keeping DR needs as a low priority, to do little or nothing. You would be surprised by the lack of sophistication or lack of interest in Recovery Planning that I have seen in some fairly larg...

By: Steve | November 20, 2015

Cloud-Planning

It's ironic that formal business plans have fallen out of favor in recent years. Entrepreneurs are “following their instincts,” building their businesses and changing direction as they go.  Investors are willing to fund after vetting “great ideas” and an existing track record through conversation and financial statements.

 

And yet, anyone in even the most entrepreneurial and aggressive business effort, when slowed down for a moment, will have to admit that they are “working a plan.” It may be a one week plan, thirty-day plan or end-of-quarter plan, but it is tactical effort stemming from a predetermined directive or target.

 

The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.   ~Proverbs 21:5

 

Since many...

By: Steve | October 23, 2015

Cloud-Computing

The cloud computing model has proven to be a great price performer, given its utility-based, “pay by the drink” economic approach.   You reduce operational costs overall and also continue to see savings with smooth pricing increases, only as you need increased capacity, and decreases, should less compute and storage be suddenly required.

 

Another key benefit is your ability to now focus your IT team on your strategic needs, since your cloud provider is now handling system upgrades, maintenance and support.

 

This economic model enables businesses of all sizes to enjoy the benefits of more current technology more often.   The typical hardware refresh rate for cloud providers is 3-4 years. You may well have some gear you are using right no...

By: Steve | December 19, 2014

The Cloud

83% of Healthcare Providers Use Cloud Services

Almost 85 percent of healthcare providers are already using cloud services in some form, and nearly all are considering expansion of their use in the future. The market for cloud services in healthcare is on pace to grow at a rate of 20 percent per year, reaching $5.4 billion by 2017. The cloud is here to stay, and for good reason.


Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

Having your technology hosted offsite, in the cloud, by HIPAA compliant IT experts, i.e. vetted Business Associates, provides many potential benefits:

  • It frees your office from the complex, often expensive and labor-intensive processes associated with replacing aging equipment, installing software security updates, backing up...