Posted: Friday, January 15, 2021

Keeping Network and Security Top of Mind in 2021

Keeping Network and Security Top of Mind in 2021

Among the many priorities businesses are positioning themselves for in 2021, network and data security remain at the top of the list as 'anywhere operations' becomes more rampant in an era of rapid digital transformation. With the current state of times, external attacks have become more sophisticated with the pandemic being a channel to lure unsuspecting users in. Organizations must make every effort to start the year off right and ensure their networks are protected from modern hacking practices. 

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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2020

Reduce Cost and Complexity Through Simplified Business Continuity Solutions

Reduce Cost and Complexity Through Simplified Business Continuity Solutions

As we look ahead to 2021 (and continue to navigate through a global pandemic), organizations of any size are faced with two major challenges: data protection and cyber security. Modern data and analytics have steadily become the ‘gold’ in the era of continuous technological innovation.

According to a recent report from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), approximately 68% of organizations use data stored on a secondary server for more than just recovery. A recent survey conducted by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) asked C-level IT professionals what their top data protection concerns were. 

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Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Ready to partner with an MSP? Here's what you should know.

Ready to partner with an MSP? Here's what you should know.

With December upon us, businessess are continuing to plan for next year amid an unfamiliar reality that 2020 has brought on. in our prevous post we talked about the importance and financial benefit that managed services providers (MSP) can bring to organizations large and small. So if you're at the point where you've taken the leap and decided to partner with an MSP - where do you start? 
 

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Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Economic Upshot of Managed Services

The Economic Upshot of Managed Services

2020 has undoubtedly been a year we won’t soon forget. From an IT perspective, it has been a year of significant digital transformation. The very core of how many businesses function has taken a dramatic shift. Many organizations have had to scale back on their resources and are struggling to efficiently operate while on a tight budget with stretched and over-worked staff.

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Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Power is in the Cloud

The Power is in the Cloud

Disaster Recovery for critical applications is an important part of any Business Continuity Plan. Most, if not all, IBM Power servers, host mission-critical applications and the need for a standby server at a secondary location is essential for an effective disaster recovery plan. With the introduction of cloud-based POWER servers it has become much easier and more cost effective to have a standby server at a remote location. The customer does not need to purchase a server with idle capacity and host it in a remote datacenter to achieve their DR goals.

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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Top Technology Trends to Look Out for in 2021

Top Technology Trends to Look Out for in 2021

As we inch closer to the end of 2020, we must take a moment to step back and reflect on the roller coaster of a year we have had. Disruption has been at the forefront of 2020 forcing businesses to quickly pivot and adapt to new and unfamiliar forms of normalcy. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic will not miraculous disappear once the clock strikes midnight on January 1st 2021. This new reality - this digital transformation - is for the long haul.

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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020

Steering Your Way into the Cloud: How to Avoid These Common Pitfalls

Steering Your Way into the Cloud: How to Avoid These Common Pitfalls

By : Sentia

Well before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, cloud computing played an instrumental part in remote work procedures being carried out seamlessly. We are seeing more businesses turning to cloud-based infrastructure to remain operational and scalable within cost-effective boundaries. Businesses today largely depend on collaborative tools for group videoconferencing, eLearning and more, so the ability for the Cloud to sustain the traffic surge, prevent downtime and frustration among users makes it a highly-attractive platform to leverage.

Making the shift and moving your business to the cloud requires careful planning and expert assistance to ensure a smooth transition. With the continuous innovation in cloud technologies there are very few reasons why your business shouldn’t make the transition. However, if you’re still undecided about the benefits, here are 8 more reasons why it is a great idea.
 

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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020

Accelerating Business Growth While Adapting to a New Normal

Accelerating Business Growth While Adapting to a New Normal

By : Sentia

During the pandemic, businesses were presented many uncertainties and had to make many abrupt changes to the way they work, testing their limits. Now, as the world begins to go back to work, it becomes clearer and clearer that business following the pandemic will not be business per usual. It is now for a shift towards quickly re-growing business post-pandemic.

Economists predict that businesses may have difficulty bouncing back after the pandemic. The new normal has changed, and so businesses should begin strategizing around this new normal to best reflect the needs of our changing world. Here are some measures your business can take to position your business to flourish post-pandemic. 

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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020

From Surviving to Thriving: How to Successfully Navigate Through a Crisis

From Surviving to Thriving: How to Successfully Navigate Through a Crisis

By : Sentia

The ‘new normal’ is more than a catchphrase at this point. It's a whole new way of life. And the reality is that we really don’t know exactly how our businesses will be affected long-term. However, one thing we can predict is that staying flexible using scalable solutions and creating a solid online presence are two things that will help businesses navigate the current crisis and beyond.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Is Pandemic Readiness the New DR plan for IT?

Is Pandemic Readiness the New DR plan for IT?

IT organizations have been working hard for the last 20 years developing and updating their Disaster Recovery Plans.  An effective DR plan included strategy for remote working, oftentimes presumed to be caused by a local geographical constrained issue around an office or area. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has global impact and the most readily felt impact on many IT departments pertains to physical distancing.  This includes resources not able to travel to the office, supply chains being disrupted and business processes being changed.  IT departments and organizations that are further along the digital transformation journey are likely to be less negatively impacted by COVID-19.

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