|Virtualize your company and benefit|
One of the hottest small business technological trends of the past decade is taking infrastructure and systems and transforming them from physical to virtual. Nearly every aspect of the office from employee onboarding through document management is now done on computers. The next step is to take these computer based systems off our physical computers to virtual environments.
In technical circles, the process of virtualization is the creation of a virtual copy of something actual like a server, network or storage device. Virtualization allows one device to run as more than one device. Running Windows on your Mac, or partitioning a physical hard drive into smaller sections that each act as a separate hard drive are examples of virtualization. In general, there are four types of virtualization:
In small businesses, the most popular type of virtualization is server virtualization and when many experts speak of “virtualization” they’re normally talking about server virtualization. The four types of virtualization do share common benefits though. These benefits include:
The biggest benefit to virtualization is that it isn’t an all-or-nothing solution, you can virtualize different functions at your own pace, often times starting with free or low cost solutions and working up to more advanced and costly implementations. If you’re interested in virtualizing your business or would like to learn more, please contact us.
|Password lessons from security breaches|
With the increasing number of high profile security breaches in the past few months, many netizens are wondering if their information is secure and what they can do to ensure it stays secure, even when sites they use have come under attack. One of the keys to secure information is a secure password, without it, you’re practically inviting people to steal your information.
|ROI, simple yet kind of complicated|
There are many things an entrepreneur needs to consider when launching a new business or project. It can be a bit of a chore to plan ahead and many plans are usually altered countless times even before the start of operations. WIth all the aspects to think of, there is one that is important to any investor, Return on Investment (ROI).
|Internet browser for Mac users|
With the increasing popularity of Apple devices, many users are demanding apps that work on Apple’s systems as well as PCs. One of the most important apps that need to do this is the Web browser. There are a number of browsers that are available for Apple users, and anyone you ask will probably tell you the browser they’re using is the best.
|Coming soon to the Internet: regulation?|
Over the past year, governments around the world have been taking an ever more aggressive stance on the Internet and the regulation of it. Some want to regulate it to a point where it will be hardly recognizable to the Internet of today, while others want to introduce laws that will make it easier for police and similar bodies to track citizens.