There has not been a single bigger game changer in the telecommunications marketplace than the advent of cloud. For many cloud is a term that is hard to understand and even harder to explain. Everyone you talk to describes it differently and yet almost everyone in the world is using some type of cloud service and does to even realize it. Cloud encompasses everything, hardware, software and service.

Cloud allows its users to take existing premise based hardware and software systems, for instance phone systems (PBX), servers, firewalls, software, etc.., and allow them the flexibility of migrating these hardware and software based services to cloud providers who provide and maintain these services offsite. The benefit of this migration is the elimination of costly capital expenditures on software and hardware. It also ensures the users the “latest and greatest” as this service is constantly updating to the newest version as it becomes available for their IT infrastructure. Higher uptimes, faster speeds, mobilizing your workforce, ease of opening new offices, and streamlining budgets are a few other benefits of leveraging the cloud. Another big advantage is that companies have benefited from reduced IT support costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support to the cloud provider.

In today’s world the Internet has changed the way every company does business. Competition is fierce and can come from anywhere in the world. The reality is not every company out there can be Fortune 1000 company, but all of them want the same resources and tools available to them.

Email is without a doubt the primary mode of communication within most business. Nothing is more frustrating than dealing with a hardware failure of an email server or the loss of data as a result of it. Utilizing a hosted email solution guarantees you will be up and running no matter where you are.

If you are not preforming regular backups with your data in today workplace you are playing Russian roulette with your business.
Some things to ask yourself are:
• Am I doing regular backups?
• Am I preforming these backups often enough?
• How much data would I lose between the last backup and the loss of data?
• Does my backup recovery work correctly?

Tired of dealing with an old server, the licensing, upgrading of storage capacity and constant maintenance Servers are without a doubt the heart of any network. When they reach their end of life it can be a daunting and expensive experience to implement a new server to you network and retrieve your old data off a dead machine. Virtualize that old box and never have to deal with it again.

Collocation (COLO) is a term used to describe off-site data storage, also known as a data center. Where your data resides is very important. An unexpected loss in data from the result of fires, earthquakes, floods, any sort of natural disaster, or even extended down time as a result of any of these would be detrimental to your business.