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Virtualization

Should you consider virtualization?

Knowing which technology to use and when to use it is key to boosting productivity and reducing costs. One of the best ways to do this is to virtualize your hardware and software. Let’s discuss what that means in practice to help you decide. What is virtualization? Virtualization is the creation of a virtual version

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Business

Top 5 business continuity errors

Business continuity plans are designed to protect an organization’s critical data in case of a crisis, but employees are also a part of that equation. If you want a strong business continuity plan, it’s imperative you avoid the following mistakes. Mistake #1: Failing to plan for employees Companies that survive unexpected incidents are the ones

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Virtualization

Common problems with virtual server backup

Over the years, data virtualization has provided businesses more options to manage their data. However, even virtualized data is susceptible to loss. This is why you need a good data backup solution to protect it, and be prepared to face some common problems when backing up virtualized data. Data virtualization involves taking all enterprise data

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Social Media

Facebook marketing mistakes to avoid

Over the last few years, the number of Facebook users has been growing at an astounding pace, and many businesses are advertising on the platform to better reach and target their audiences. Yet plenty of Facebook advertisers have been burned by low engagement, high costs, and negative feedback from followers. To avoid these issues, you

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Business

Top considerations when collecting customer data

Businesses are collecting, processing, and storing data at a breakneck pace, and it’s increasingly difficult to keep up. Despite the importance of business intelligence, it’s important to collect data that is actually useful and relevant. A few essential tips will prevent the most common challenges. Before we jump into our tips for data collection, we

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Security

5 Ways systems can be breached

When it comes to business IT security, many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often struggle to protect their systems from various cyberattacks. While there are many things you can do to secure your IT infrastructure, being aware of common security threats will really help. Here are five common ways your systems can be breached. #1.

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Business

5 Things to avoid when investing in IT

Running a business can be time-consuming, especially if you’re managing staff, looking for growth opportunities, and looking after clients. This leaves you little time to search for an IT system that can benefit your business. Because of this, you may be forced to make an impulsive technology purchase that does more harm than good. To

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Social Media

Avoid online word wars with these reminders

Social media management for businesses can be boiled down to two simple sentences: The internet is full of trolls. Don’t feed the trolls. Read on to find out more about social media gaffes that you will want to avoid, especially when dealing with negative comments on your business posts. Online reputation management mistakes As long

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Security

Juice jacking: What is it?

We’ve come to rely on our smartphones to help complete daily tasks, and this has resulted in the need to recharge our phones multiple times a day. But when you’re far from your charger, public charging kiosks can seem like a good substitute. However, this can lead to an incident of “juice jacking.” If this

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Virtualization

Virtualization: 10 Critical terms

Virtualization is the act of moving a physical component or bit of software from a physical environment to a digital one that’s normally delivered over a network. This technology has become one of the most sought after tech improvements of the past decade, especially among small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The only problem is, virtualization

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