What is Virtualization?
To begin with; what is virtualization? Virtualization is the method by which a hardware or software platform is virtualized: i.e. a virtual form of it is created. This can be the operating system, storage, program etc. It is used by companies or organisations to reduce their total costs, improve energy and environmental efficiency, and to utilize the world of cloud computing.
Disaster Recovery, in the world of computers and information technology, are the plans… Continue reading
Mobile payments are a dream come true, especially if you are a small and independent business owner. They can help you reach levels of success that, in the past, were little more than pipe dreams. The truth is that even if you run a larger business, accepting these types of payments is in your best interest. Here’s why.
There are lots of different convenience factors to think about here. The most important is the convenience of your customers, who… Continue reading
Email marketing is big business – even if you’re a small company! Why? Because even though newer kinds of online marketing using social media and the like are more “trendy” these days, that doesn’t make them better. How good is email marketing? For every one dollar businesses invest, they earn about $40 back. Basically, you’re costing yourself money by not utilizing email marketing.
But where do you begin if you’re going to do it?
Most businesses use some kind of… Continue reading
In 1988, students at the University of Turin in Italy using floppy disks to store information were surprised to find their computers, 30 minutes after inserting the disk, were taken over by a small white dot that bounced around the screen. Known as the Ping Pong virus, this early virus essentially took over the victims’ hard drives, thwarting any attempt to remove it.
While the Ping Pong virus no longer exists, it was only the beginning of threats to computers… Continue reading
The reign of analogue technology in telephony is finally coming to an end and while it has played a major part in fostering economic growth for the past five years, it is definitely time for a true evolution to occur within the market.Digital ISDN lines are a widely available, mature form of connectivity, providing voice and data services to businesses across the world. There is a variety of options available to firms that want to harness ISDN services, allowing them… Continue reading
The relative anonymity of the Internet makes it difficult to truly judge someone’s character and capabilities without meeting them in person. Being able to effectively create and control your own online identity, truthful or otherwise, can have some pretty important consequences, just ask any Notre Dame football player. With a snazzy website and some SEO wizardry, it is easy to pretend to be something you’re not. Finding a qualified Magento developer can be more confusing than picking a good cut… Continue reading
The Quick Response Code or QR code has been very popular since the time it was first created and used by Denso Wave, a subsidiary of Toyota, Japan in 1994. In present times it has found immense utility in the advertising field.
- Consumers with smart phones can now download apps that read the QR codes which then convert them into URLs (Uniform Resource Locaters) and direct the users to websites that the code was intended to send them to.… Continue reading
People have a general idea of what cloud computing is but no clear notion about it, considering it as a service only used by high end corporate. As the cloud filters down and permeates even small businesses, opening up new opportunities, it is worth taking a look at virtualization in relation to cloud computing.
First, to describe cloud computing in brief: cloud computing covers various types of services available on demand, usually through the internet and has inbuilt flexibility and… Continue reading
Interactive Voice Response systems are automated phone menus which are used by businesses to filter their callers to specific departments such as sales or customer support. They ask customers the nature of their call, making inbound communications much more efficient. Customers then use their keypads to retrieve the information they require or provide information that will direct them to the right customer advisor. Interactive voice response systems can also be used to share pre-recorded messages, such as answers to frequently… Continue reading
The hosted VoIP system has been considered by many businesses as the perfect enterprise communication system to increase productivity and future business growth. Businesses these days are spending a small fortune on telecommunication bills. This is why many enterprises are making the change from standard phone systems to the hosted VoIP phone system.
Not only is hosted VoIP an economical phone system, but it provides many features that are advanced and come at affordable prices which eliminate the need to… Continue reading
When the technology that allowed for voicemail was originally developed back in the 1970s, it was hailed as a breakthrough solution for businesses around the globe. It finally did away with the need for a call answering machine which was an outdated, older technology that had been around for decades.
In fact the very first voice answering machine was introduced to the public back in the 1930s. Weighing in at close to 100 pounds and standing some 4 feet tall,… Continue reading
The hype and hysteria surrounding the advent of cloud computing in recent years has made it impossible to ignore. Is it the future of computing or just another fad, and how does it relate to the equally impenetrable sounding concepts of collocation and offshoring?
Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (usually the Internet). The name derives from the use of a cloud-shaped symbol in… Continue reading
Consumers enjoy their apps, and more than 70 percent have at least 10 apps downloaded on their mobile device. These applications have paved the way toward making it easier for small businesses to expand their businesses and reach more people. One of the greatest benefits of apps is their ability to connect small businesses with consumers they might never otherwise reach. Using apps in your business’s social media marketing plan can help you get the word out about your sales… Continue reading
Hurricane Sandy helped prove the point: those companies with cloud backups fared better than those without, especially as blackouts rolled and ground-floor server rooms filled with water. Now, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is on the rise as business IT looks to leverage the advantage of always-on recovery.
A Big Year for Providers
Financial information is worth its weight in gold, and many people are both elated and worried about the shift to cloud computing. Cloud computing means that a business’s network is hosted at another data center. This has many benefits, but there are also some concerns when it comes to security. There are many things you should know about this move to cloud computing, but these are the top three things that you need to know right now about managing… Continue reading
Initially, you might think that the more press and recognition you can build for your Managed Service Provider (MSP) business, the better. But can over-promoting your brand actually hurt the business instead? How do MSP’s find a happy medium? After all, branding is necessary in order to stand apart from competitors. This means that it is important for MSP’s to think about their marketing and branding and how to do it right.
As an MSP, you want your clients to… Continue reading
PBX is a type of telephone systems that is often used by businesses and enterprises who want to have a flexible and reliable way of internal communication. PBX stands for “Private Branch Exchange” and allows an enterprise to use one number of external phone lines while maintaining a wide range of local lines. Thanks to PBX, companies can save a lot of money, because they don’t have to pay for a separate line for each user. Another advantage… Continue reading