Posts Tagged cloud computing

Is Your Big Data Messy?

I guess we should start by defining Big Data.B For these purposes, webll define Big Data as any sort of data that canbt be stored or analyzed by the existing database or analytics solution in use by a business.B As data grows from gigabytes to terabytes, the […]

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The Future of IT

Last year, Gartner research reported that CIOs were focused on several business strategies as they move towards 2014.B The top 3 are: Increasing enterprise growth Improving operations Attracting and retaining new customers And, CIOs are tasked with facilitating these objectives with a watchful eye on the bpurse […]

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Understanding Security Threats: Private, Hybrid, Public Clouds

In his lecture at UCLA on Amazon Web Services Cloud, Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon and the technical lead of the worldbs leading cloud service provider, said, bAt the end of each presentation, I face three questions: one, security; two, security; three, security.b Make no mistake […]

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What is a Managed Services Provider?

Managed services providers have been around for many years now.B And, theybve evolved with the internet to make great use of bthe Cloudb to deliver telecom products. When I managed my CPA firm, I worked closely with our IT services provider to keep our technology on the […]

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Business Phone Services bIn the Cloudb

You donbt have to go very far these days to find a discussion related to bthe Cloudb-in this case business phone services.B There are many factors driving decision-makers to move to a VoIP PBX, but when does it make sense to move to hosted VoIP? One of […]

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The Cloud is Real

Back to the Gartner presentation for a few more observationsb& Cloud adoption is increasing rapidly.B In fact, just about everything is bin the cloudb now.B Moving your servers to a collocation facility to take advantage of improved infrastructure, security, and disaster recovery, put you in bthe cloudb. […]

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Own vs. Lease?

As a CPA, Ibve been answering this question for the last 30 years.B The terms have changed a bitb&leasing is now typically referred to as bhostedb.B And, owning is sometimes referred to as bpremise-based or on-premb. While this discussion can apply to countless decisions, Ibm going to […]

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Will Your Upgrade Measure Up?

When youbre contemplating making a substantial purchase decision, how do you know whether it will cost-justify itself?B Well, I put together just this sort of analysis recently for one of our customers considering a new phone system purchase. Herebs a few suggestions for any thorough evaluationb& Make […]

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The Next Best Thing to Being There!

If youbve participated in a video conference call, I think youbll agree with me.B There is no comparison to having the same conversation over the phone. Think about the last conference call you were on or video-less webinar you participated inb&were you multi-tasking?B Unless you were presenting, […]

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Cloud-based Applications for Closing Sales

One of the most common cloud-based applications in use today is customer relationship management software or CRM.B Since it is in such widespread use, we can examine it for how it is facilitating the sales process and ways to leverage similar technology for even better results. Most […]

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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Consultant

01Mergers and Acquisitions
Sales is known as a high turnover profession, but the recent rash of mergers and acquisitions in telecom make it even more...
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