Infrastructure as a Service

IT infrastructure management challenges are immense. Security, data, application management, all of these and more swim in the minds of technology professionals and executives everywhere. What if your website goes down at a crucial time? What if someone in the IT department leaves the company? More importantly, do you have the right...

Most organizations will face the question of whether or not to consider investing in IT consulting, keep operations in-house, or simply outsource their entire IT environment. The truth is, not all organizations know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to IT and it can greatly slow their growth and progress –...

Cloud computing consists of using a remote network of servers or databases to store, process, and manage data. Traditionally, businesses would keep their data “in-house” using physical servers and databases housed in their own facilities. Essentially, the “cloud” means you no longer have to use this physical space or purchase...

Managed services: What are they exactly? Can my company use managed services? Do we need managed services? In a very exact sense, managed services are defined as “the practice of outsourcing day-to-day management responsibilities and functions as a strategic method for improving operations and cutting expenses.” This essentially means outsourcing all or just a portion...

The Oracle Cloud Platform is one of the most robust tools for managing your cloud-based software and computing needs. Most businesses however, have not moved their entire infrastructure to the cloud. Many businesses are now using a hybrid cloud approach that includes using the cloud for certain software or computing...

An exciting development took place at the O’Reilly Fluent Conference in San Francisco this past week. The O’Reilly Fluent Conference features popular front-end web development platforms including Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, Angular, PHP, and more. PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf was present at this week’s conference and made waves with...

The time often comes when old technology is replaced by newer technology. This also means the end of the support lifecycle for certain hardware or software. In this case, it’s nearing the end for Windows Server 2003. We’ll tell you what it all means and what you...

Anytime a new technology is introduced that promises lower costs and higher productivity people flock to it. They ooh and ahh and wonder how they can use the new technology to their advantage. This is certainly true with the cloud. However, while the term “cloud” has been floating around technology...

Years ago it was unlikely that a business or business owner would consider outsourcing highly important facets of their organization. Some of the early entrepreneurs such as Rockefeller, Morgan, and others played things close to the vest; and that’s not to say most businesses don’t operate in a similar fashion...

The idea is often thrown around that Information Technology (IT) is a cash guzzler. This suggests that money is put into IT with little return, while putting money into other aspects of the business such as marketing or sales is considered an investment in the company’s future. This notion has...