Is your data safe in the cloud?


ImageWe all have heard that the cloud is supposed to save us time and money, but are we sacrificing data security, and protection by migrating our servers to the cloud?  The short answer is, it depends.  There seems to be a new hosting provider on the market every day promising low prices, highest levels of uptime, and secure data protection all in a public cloud, hybrid cloud, or private cloud configuration.  Before you get all caught up in the marketing departments attempt to promise you the world, you really need to do some homework before you trust your company’s data to some guy in a basement.  So what do you need to look for? Continue reading


How hosting e-mail in the cloud can save your company money

microsoft-office-365-logoIf there is one service or application that is ready to be moved to the cloud, it’s e-mail.  E-mail is something that is accessed from all over the world, and does not require low latency and high bandwidth connections to the datacenter in order to have great performance unlike other thick client applications such as traditional ERP systems, EHR systems etc.  E-mail is usually considered a mission critical application to most businesses, as it’s their primary method of communication with employees and clients. Most businesses host this application on a single server with many points of failure including power and internet.  In addition to having many single points of failure, IT must now support this e-mail application locally, upgrade the hardware and software version of Exchange every few years, all costing you the business owner time and money.  In this article, I’d like to outline the cost savings of moving your e-mail to a cloud provider, specifically Microsoft Office 365 and how doing so will make you and your employees more efficient.   Continue reading