Disaster recovery is rarely the top IT priority for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). In fact, for many of these companies it’s not even on the list at all. This is a grave mistake, because the consequences of a significant data loss are serious – so serious, in fact, that 60 percent of SMBs that suffer such a loss go out of business within six months.
Most companies don’t open their doors with the idea of building and overseeing an IT empire. Unfortunately, as computers become central to more and more business processes, that’s exactly what’s happening. This is true for companies of every size, from small engineering firms with a couple dozen employees to multinational corporations. Many are now looking for alternatives, and there are lots of choices. One of the best – particularly as a first step in getting free from the burden of IT management – is colocation.
Migrating to a reliable, proven cloud hosting solution can help your business survive serious system failures, and prevent many of them from occurring.
Whether or not you've made the move to the cloud, you need the reliable backup and restoration systems in place. If your data includes personally identifiable information, make sure this includes the right encrypted backup solution to ensure that your don't run afoul of the ever-strengthening data protection laws.
If you're ready to take advantage of the benefits of private cloud hosting, make sure you choose the right provider. There's no shortage of companies out there looking for your IT business, but there are few providers strong enough to really give you the service you need.
Losing access to e-mail and scheduling tools in today's world means substantial productivity losses, dissatisfied customers, and missed opportunities. Many businesses have recognized the value of exchange servers in keeping their team connected, but aren't sure whether an exchange cloud hosting solution is right for them.
Cloud hosting is rapidly becoming the standard. It's no surprise. If you've partnered with the right cloud hosting provider, you'll enjoy ample benefits: reduced operation costs, efficient use of resources, reliability, quick scalability, and of course, the ability to access your data anytime, anywhere.
If you've decided to consider managed hosting for your IT environment, you've probably recognized that there are a lot of companies out there competing for your business. These 10 tips help you identify the most important criteria when comparing potential partners.
Sidus BioData, leading provider of Compliant Cloud Hosting for Life Sciences and Health IT companies across the globe, has been invited by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development’s Biotechnology Center (MBC) to exhibit at the MEDICA 2011 tradeshow, the world's largest event for the Medical Sector. Sidus' Validated Hosted Solutions and Services will be showcased at the conference taking place in Dusseldorf Germany, November 16-19, 2011.