The security of today’s information systems go far beyond the general protection measures that were once considered to provide ample security against intrusion.For many companies that are implementing new technologies one of the top priorities during the planning phase is security. There are many different aspects that define the overall security of a company’s infrastructure, one of which is patch management.
Every company is aware that the proper data protection measures are of utmost importance. Yet many businesses still utilize older methods of data backup such as tape systems, costly onsite backup methods, and offsite systems that may mean several days until recovery takes place. These methods consume resources and pose more risks of failure in addition to being complex, costly, and labor intensive.
New data backup and recovery technologies eliminate (more…)
In the current economic downturn where IT budgets are declining and the demand for IT resources is increasing, the expectations for many companies are you must accomplish more with less. As a result, many businesses and enterprises are working to find ways to cut costs without compromising productivity while remaining competitive. With all of these pressures and responsibilities how do you ensure ongoing growth while meeting compliance requirements and your service level agreements?
The answer to this dilemma is the incorporation of new technologies into your IT infrastructure. Although this may sound like you are increasing IT capital expenditures you are actually cutting costs while increasing productivity in response to the ever changing market. Here are some thoughts on how to reduce costs while still maintaining the competitive advantage. (more…)
Cloud computing provides many companies with the ability to reduce IT infrastructure costs while improving productivity and responsiveness. This allows company staff to focus on getting results instead of monitoring and maintaining the infrastructure that supports critical business applications.
According to Gartner, an IT technology research and advisory company, cloud revenue is expected to (more…)
Anticipating the IT resources that are necessary for current and future company requirements is an ongoing and challenging responsibility for IT professionals. The most difficult part of implementing new applications is the knowledge that your existing server environment may or may not be able to accommodate them.
If servers are utilized efficiently then implementation may be possible. However, the challenge you face with an older server infrastructure involves (more…)
Virtualization has been rising in popularity during the past few years due to its ability to provide a viable solution for companies to increase productivity while reducing IT infrastructure costs. By switching to virtualization, companies have been able to control workloads in data centers while reducing energy consumption and IT infrastructure.
Before we discuss the specific benefits of switching to virtualization let’s first define what virtualization (more…)
Can you define ‘Cloud Computing’? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to the “Digital Software and the Cloud Report” from the market research firm NPD, just 22% of U.S. consumers could explain it. To add to the confusion, when you attempt to find the true definition on the Internet you get a wide variety of answers, but which is the right one?
Thrive Networks took to the streets of Boston to ask people what ‘The Cloud’ means to them. As expected, we got a variety of responses. Some were more accurate than others. Watch the video below to see what we mean.
Most people only regard bandwidth and latency as the health of a network. They don’t realize the importance of security and loads on servers. Viruses and bugs decrease the quality of your network. High load on servers can lead to high response time or sometimes poor internet speed.
First thing you should analyze is (more…)