Network Monitoring: How Does a Peek Into Your Network Activity Look Like?

Have you been worrying endlessly about what your employees do during their workday? How does your network perform? Do you keep a tab on the cost of infrastructure costs? How do you ensure business continuity?

Network Monitoring is a way for you to monitor your internet networking infrastructure to sniff out problems even before they arise; keep a check on questionable user activity; prevent files from overloading your networks; intervene and check before server crashes; rectify choppy network connections, etc.

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.

Understanding SAN(Storage Area Network):Will It Work For Your Business?

According to a recent Information Analytics 2010 Survey [1] with over 330 companies participating, storage growth is reported to be about 10-25 % per year. Companies --both small and large – have burgeoning data in the form of databases, files, videos, photos and graphics.

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.

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.

Benefits to Hiring an IT Outsourcing Company

Did you know that employee expenses account for 70% of a company's overall revenue? Companies don't take into account the costs associated with full-time employees such as: hiring, training, administration, benefits, absenteeism, workspace and equipment.