Thin Client Computing: Should You Consider It For Your Business Enterprise?

Wouldn’t your business breathe a heaving sigh of relief if all business data and applications remain in one central place for easy management? How would it be if your data back-up and data restore work remains centralized and almost a breeze?

Scott Alan Miller, an IT expert who writes for Datamation[1], claims that IT managers and administrations swear by the central computing model for exactly the same reasons mentioned above in an article titled “Thin Clients in The Dark and Distant Past”[2].

What on earth is Thin Client Computing?

A Thin Client (lean client or Slim Client) is basically a computer that is stripped bare of all the usual bells and whistles.

Why Business Must Go Green? – Part 1: It’s all About the Money

Data centres are ugly ogres when it comes to energy consumption. According to a report published by Rackable Systems[1], the year 2007 witnessed about 180 billion KWH on power requirements and cooling and a whopping $29 billion has been spent to feed this energy requirement alone.

Networking Basics: Understanding Switches and Routers

Networking isn’t that hard to understand once you master the basics – as is for any sort of conceptual mastery. One of the basic things you need to understand with respect to networking is the concept of switches and routers and how they pan out in the overall scheme of things with all things to do with setting up and running networks for your business.

4 Preventable Risks to Your Data That Could Devastate Your Business

Imagine what would happen if all the data your business has amassed over the years – think accounting & financial information, customer data, inventory and shipping data, information related to your research and development and much more – would just snap out of the grid and disappear? What would happen if you had to lose data in a system crash or a server crash? What, if you ever thought about it, would be the extent of damage for your business?

Here’s some perspective: over 170 million records of U.S residents have been exposed due to various levels of security breaches even since January 2005, according to the Privacy Rights Clearing House [1]– a not-for-profit consumer information and advocacy organization.

Is Cloud Computing Important for Your Business?

Cloud Computing – what does that mean?  According to Gartner cloud computing is “a style of computing where massively scalable IT-related capabilities are provided ‘as a service’ across the Internet to multiple external customers.”

In English, that definition means the cloud should just deliver a service on a subscription basis, allow access from anywhere and provide economies of scale.

Virtualization – is it right for your business?

Virtualization has come the forefront of every enterprise's favorite money-saving initiative. By reducing the numbers and types of servers that support their business applications, companies are looking to reduce costs.

Less power usage, both from the servers themselves and the facilities' cooling systems, and fuller use of existing, underutilized computing resources translate into a longer life for the data center and a greater bottom line.

Why is computer security important?

Computer security is the process of preventing and detecting unauthorized use of your computer. Prevention measures help you stop unauthorized users (hackers) from accessing any part of your computer system. Detection helps you to determine whether or not someone attempted to break into your system, if they were successful, and what they may have done.

The Network Pro and Patch Management for Your Business

The number of available software patches continues to increase each day. The change of software, platform, configuration and ownership (both IT and business) increases the complexity of the IT environment, making the task of keeping each software component at its most current patch level, all the more challenging.

Offsite Data Backup — is your data protected?

What is online backup?

Online backup is data backup that involves the transfer of files and folders over the internet for storage in secure data centers. These data centers are managed by a third-party company, like The Network Pro, in a separate location, offering companies a highly resilient form of off-site backup for their data.

5 Technology Tips for your Business

Technology is an investment - not a cost

Do you like spending money on technology?  Most of us only spend money on it if we have to. Most small business owners don't spend money on technology because they don't think they need it. This is a mistake.  Don't think of where your business is right now, but think of where you want your business to be in 5 years and invest in technology accordingly.