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What is Cloud Waste and How Can You Prevent It?

What is Cloud Waste and How Can You Prevent It?
Cloud computing offers businesses an economical way to obtain the software and services they need. Yet, there comes a point when having too much of a good thing becomes wasteful, no matter how affordable the service may be. If a business owner isn’t careful about how they utilize the cloud, then they can unknowingly find themselves experiencing “cloud waste.” Simply put, cloud waste occurs when more cloud resources are consumed than what your business actually needs. Business 2 Community provides a helpful list of various ways that cloud waste can manifest itself: Instances or VMs which are left running, chewing up $/CPU-Hr costs and network charges Orphaned volumes (volumes not attached to ...
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4 Money-Saving Measures Any Business Owner Can Implement

4 Money-Saving Measures Any Business Owner Can Implement

Unless you’re at the helm of a Fortune 500 company, it’s likely that you’re always on the lookout for new ways to save money by tweaking your company’s operations. When you’re in money-saving mode, you understand that even a small change can rack up a lot in savings. To help you in your quest to save money, consider implementing these four practices.

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Why it’s Worth it to Ditch the Desktops

Why it’s Worth it to Ditch the Desktops
Is there any good reason to use desktops in your office? While many businesses still utilize workstations, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the advantages afforded by mobile technology should make desktops obsolete, especially in light of a recent study. The study, performed by Digital Strategy Consulting, found that mobile technology, like mobile devices and apps, boost worker productivity by a whopping 34 percent! This is a huge number that any growth-minded business can’t afford to ignore. Consider for a moment the math behind a 34 percent increase in worker productivity. For the average office worker, this translates to a gain of 240 hours of work per year. If you switch just a fe...
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Why Managed IT Makes Sense for Busy Business Owners

Why Managed IT Makes Sense for Busy Business Owners

Managed services have been around for ages. For example, wealthy individuals will often hire someone to take care of their extravagant home, like doing the housework or tending to the garden. Did you know that managed services can be acquired by the average business owner to further enhance their organization’s operations?

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How Outsourced IT Frees Up Time and Gives You Peace of Mind

How Outsourced IT Frees Up Time and Gives You Peace of Mind
Running a business is hard. As a business owner, you know this better than anyone else. You have to juggle your assets, manage your workforce, and schedule out tasks to those who are most qualified. Yet, there will likely come a time when a task comes along that nobody within your business is qualified to perform. For many organizations, this task is IT management. The truth is that outsourcing is a valid option for businesses these days, and it’s especially valuable for small businesses that have a limited budget or workforce. Some small businesses have trouble attracting and retaining top talent, especially in remote areas with a limited amount of talent to choose from in the first place. ...
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