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Cloud services for business

Choosing the right cloud service has become a major dilemma for the modern small business. At the forefront of cloud technology, Amazon, Google and Microsoft are aggressively competing against each other for a bigger slice of the market. This fierce competition has resulted in three very diverse and competent cloud services. Small business owners are […]

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Office 365 advances the learning process

Cloud-based technologies are revolutionizing teaching and learning, and Microsoft’s Office 365 Education offers sophisticated tools to do just that. Office 365 comes with a lot of the usual Microsoft software offerings, now bundled together in a subscription-based model. However, more importantly for school CIOs and IT education decision-makers, Office 365 features Education, a state-of-the-art collaboration […]

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Big data is revolutionizing healthcare service delivery

Big data is changing the way the world does business. It continues to streamline service provision in everything – from sales to financial services, law, accounting, medicine and healthcare – through faster and faster dissemination of information. The basis of medical research has always been to collect and analyze data – who gets sick, why, […]

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How to make the most of cloud computing

You only need look at the explosive growth of services like Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce for evidence of the business trend towards cloud computing. This raises a fundamental question: how can a business maximize the cloud’s benefits while minimizing or eliminating its drawbacks? Perhaps the biggest advantage the cloud gives an organization is tied […]

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Business collaboration software for SMBs

When ideas and knowledge can easily be shared both within and outside an organization, pooling skills can create much better outcomes. Given that contractors and teleworkers make up a big part of the SMB workforce, it’s easy to see why collaboration software has become so popular for connecting people and information where they are most […]

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How the cloud is transforming education

School IT departments have generally been on the front foot when it comes to embracing new technologies, and teachers who also embrace the latest technologies can reap the benefits faster. The cloud has opened up their world, and technology is poised to finally deliver on its promise to transform education. Assisting teachers The cloud has […]

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Options for enterprise data storage

Local data center, hybrid cloud or cloud? As an enterprise IT manager, you have an unprecedented amount of choice for your storage needs, but finding the best solution still requires a good deal of research. Enterprise storage has been all the rage over the past few years as companies cope with vast amounts of data […]

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Backup and DR: Keep your business safe

It’s essential to have the right IT backup and disaster recovery (DR) systems in place if you want to safeguard your company’s digital assets. From cyberattacks and malware to hardware failures and natural catastrophes, having the right plan in place is essential. It can test your system, prevent loss and recover vital data in the […]

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Hybrid comes to your EHR systems

There’s nothing simple about the IT needs of a modern medical practice. In a small to mid-size practice, the application infrastructure has to support everything from office productivity applications to advanced imaging, group scheduling, integration with external systems, and collaboration thrown in for good measure. If that weren’t enough, all of it has to be […]

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It is all a cloud

One of the hallmarks of business is pragmatism. Effectiveness, rather than dogmatic purity, is prized. That’s demonstrated in the way that businesses are approaching cloud implementations. More and more companies are implementing cloud computing in a hybrid fashion, mixing public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises applications and services to build application infrastructures that combine the […]

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