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Factors to Consider When Hiring IT Consulting Companies

IT consulting is a growing marketplace, so it can be hard to sort out which providers can actually provide your business with real value, and who will give you nothing but headaches and disappointment.

Knowing which factors to consider and taking the time to compare providers will ensure you make the right choice. 

In this article, we will discuss why you might consider outsourcing IT services and the top factors to consider when choosing an IT consulting provider. 

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Easy Ways to Grow Your Email Marketing Database

It's a new year, and you're ready to take your online business to a whole new level. But where to start? A robust email marketing database may be the missing piece to your growth puzzle in 2018.

"But wait," you may be thinking. "Isn't email marketing dead?" Contrary to popular belief, email marketing is alive and well -- it has simply evolved.

And if you're not a part of this evolution, your online business may end up becoming extinct.

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IaaS vs. On-Premise Server Cost Comparison

Server technology is advancing at a steady rate each year. The components used in servers are becoming more powerful and efficient than ever.

But with advancements in IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) or cloud technology, utilizing the cloud may be a better option than purchasing servers for your office.

You may think purchasing a web server is cheaper. It's a one time fee and you can use the server for years. However, there is more to the story. 

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Spectre and Meltdown: Are ServerMania Customers At Risk?

Meltdown and Spectre are critical security vulnerabilities that exploit flaws in the design of computer processors to expose sensitive data. Most processors are vulnerable, including Intel, ARM, and AMD processors. The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affect the entire technology industry. Microsoft and the teams behind the industry standard Linux distributions have released patches that mitigate the most serious risk. Linux patches are available from distribution repositories, including the CentOS and Ubuntu repositories. (more…)

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7 Great Benefits of Professional Hosting Solutions

If you've got a successful business, you know how vital it is to be easily accessible online. With nearly 4 billion people on the internet as of this year, you have the potential to reach out to a lot of customers.

But what happens when the heavy traffic from your customers threatens to slow down your online services? Will you just let your potential clients leave for another business?

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6 Services to Expect from a Managed Server Provider

The managed server industry is absolutely exploding. In fact, the entire market is expected to grow from $152.45 billion in 2017 to $257.84 billion by 2022.

Even though more and more businesses are seeing the massive cost benefits that managed services provide, there is still a bit of confusion as to what exactly a managed server includes.

So, if you're comparing prices and plans for a managed server provider, here is a list of services you definitely should expect.

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Public vs. Private Cloud Server: Which Is Best for You?

These days, backing up your information on a cloud server is a safe bet. That goes double if you're running a business and need storage. But should you choose a public cloud server or a private cloud server?

The kind of server that you should get depends on your needs. They both have benefits that should be considered prior to deciding.

In this article, we will discuss private and public cloud servers and why you may choose one over the other.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Managed Colocation

Besides growth, CEO's cite investing in technology is their highest priority for the next few years. 31% of CEO's said new products and technology is their biggest focus. This is the highest response in favor of IT in the history of the Gartner CEO Survey.

42% of companies have already begun digital transformation. With the increased possibilities of integrated AI, cloud computing, data analytics, and IoT (internet of things) this should come as no surprise.

But for business owners and IT professionals who are trying to stay ahead of the curve, all of the server options can also lead to confusion. To eliminate this confusion, Managed colocation is often the best choice for many larger businesses. 

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