Cloud Storage vs. Dedicated Servers, Pros & Cons  – Part 2

Cloud Storage vs. Dedicated Servers, Pros & Cons – Part 2

By | Feb 25, 2016

In part 1 we took an in-depth look at dedicated servers, the solution where a company’s data is stored on physical hardware locally (in the building) using custom software. We found this solution to be costly but secure and flexible. In this post we are going to be looking at a new spin on flexibility called cloud computing, an emerging off-site IT solution for all types and sizes of companies. Furthermore, we intend to answer the question: I know cloud computing will work for advanced organizations in larger metros, but is it viable for a company located in Johnson City, Kingsport, or Bristol?

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Comparing 5 of the Best Cloud Storage Services Available

Comparing 5 of the Best Cloud Storage Services Available

By | Feb 16, 2016

Updated for 2016, the cloud storage battle continues to rage as service providers continue to slash prices and add new features to their services. These cloud storage services allow you to store your files, photos, videos, etc. on servers in large data centers, “the cloud.”

Cloud storage is a model of data storage where the digital data is stored in logical pools, the physical storage spans multiple servers (and often locations), and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company.

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8 Surprises About the Apple Watch

8 Surprises About the Apple Watch

By | Jun 5, 2015

“We’ve never sold anything as a company that people could try on before.”

– Tim Cook, to sales staff at a London Apple Store, reported by The Telegraph.

The Apple Watch was one of the century’s most anticipated technology products. When the company that could form its own country and compete with other mid-sized (actual) countries, decided to design and produce a wearable, the world watched (pun intended, please laugh).

But did the Apple Watch live up to the hype?

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6 Effective Ways to Use the Periscope App

6 Effective Ways to Use the Periscope App

By | Apr 21, 2015

Last month, Twitter announced its $100 million acquisition of Periscope. Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo said that video is only going to become more of a focus for the micro-blogging social network.

Periscope is the, if you will, lead surfer on the new wave of content marketing and social media. It (and its twin brother, Meerkat) are the first pioneers to introduce live-streaming video sharing to the masses. I hopped on the app to try it out and this is what I discovered.

But first —

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Pros & Cons List: Cloud Computing vs. Dedicated Servers – Part 1

Pros & Cons List: Cloud Computing vs. Dedicated Servers – Part 1

By | Apr 14, 2015

“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison.”
Steve Jobs, late chairman of Apple (1997)

Steve Jobs imagined cloud computing fourteen years before it became a reality. In his mind, optimal efficiency and effectiveness were the result of as little hardware as possible. As we can see from the iPhone, iPad, and soon the Apple Watch, Jobs employed minimalism to achieve the sleekest, simplest design for his products.

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5 Technology Tools Every Good Business Should Be Using

By | Jan 27, 2015

Business is tough, I get it. There are so many factors to consider to help grow your business.  Which one should I do? That’s probably what you ask yourself every day.

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Your Computer Crashed, Now What…

By | Dec 4, 2014

 

It’s inevitable, computers are going to crash. They run their course and then they die. Do you have a plan in place?

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New Website, New Product Offerings

New Website, New Product Offerings

By | Oct 22, 2014

We are thrilled to be launching a new website and more importantly, a new way to think about your IT.

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