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.

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.

Top 10 Reasons to Outsource Your IT Support

Computer Weekly magazine reported that the take up of IT outsourcing is increasing by 5.9% a year.

The potential reasons to outsource your IT are wide-ranging. Here are 10 of the top ones.

1) Cost
The average annual salary of an in-house IT Manager is currently in the region $75,000. Add to that the cost of recruitment, additional company benefits and training to keep their skills up to date and it's a substantial overhead.