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Why More Companies are Opting to Manage IT in the Cloud

Cloud computing provides many companies with the ability to reduce IT infrastructure costs while improving productivity and responsiveness.  This allows company staff to focus on getting results instead of monitoring and maintaining the infrastructure that supports critical business applications.

According to Gartner, an IT technology research and advisory company, cloud revenue is expected to

Tips on How to Improve Server Infrastructure

Anticipating the IT resources that are necessary for current and future company requirements is an ongoing and challenging responsibility for IT professionals.  The most difficult part of implementing new applications is the knowledge that your existing server environment may or may not be able to accommodate them.

If servers are utilized efficiently then implementation may be possible.  However, the challenge you face with an older server infrastructure involves

Is It Time to Switch to ActiveSync?

For companies that are currently utilizing a Blackberry server many are considering switching to Active Sync with the greater demand for iPhones and Android platforms.  What exactly does this mean for your business?  Many employees have had a great interest in purchasing an alternative platform to Blackberry so let’s take look at how you can also integrate Active Sync into your environment and the advantages/disadvantages you will need to consider.

One of the biggest advantages to Active Sync is the change in infrastructure that would take place in your environment.  Less hardware is actually required to run Active Sync, instead of maintaining a stand-alone server as is required for a Blackberry server, you run Active Sync from your Exchange server.

Active Sync allows you to

Network Monitoring Methods

Network monitoring is an essential responsibility for businesses of all sizes.  Medium-sized and large companies typically have a network monitoring system in place either onsite or offsite in the cloud but what about small businesses?  This is exactly what hackers are asking when they are seeking to breach a network.

In the last few years small businesses have become

Do You Know What “The Cloud” is?

Can you define ‘Cloud Computing’? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to the “Digital Software and the Cloud Report” from the market research firm NPD, just 22% of U.S. consumers could explain it.  To add to the confusion, when you attempt to find the true definition on the Internet you get a wide variety of answers, but which is the right one?

Thrive Networks took to the streets of Boston to ask people what ‘The Cloud’ means to them. As expected, we got a variety of responses. Some were more accurate than others.  Watch the video below to see what we mean.

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What is Hardware as a Service?

Thrive Tech Blog - Hardware as a Service (Haas) - Managed FirewallInvesting an IT infrastructure is hardly ‘fun’ for most people, unless you’re an IT professional. Warranties, bundles, security packs, subscriptions, 13 by 5 support? Stepping back from my role for a moment, it looks like a giant mess. Each vendor has a different model or structure, each subscription runs out at a different time. I picture a CFO asking, “Is this all really worth it?” Honestly, I can’t blame people for thinking that way.

So here comes Hardware as a Service (HaaS).