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Benefits Of The Cloud

Benefits Of The Cloud

Publication date: July 2, 2018

Organizations benefit from Cloud services in several ways. Key benefits can include:

Cost- Cloud services eliminate the large capital expenditures required to procure hardware and software, in addition to costs of operating an onsite datacenter that would include racks space, electricity,..

Posted by Jason Firch in Cloud Solutions
Benefits Of Using Managed Services

Benefits Of Using Managed Services

Publication date: July 2, 2018

As the pace of change in IT continues to accelerate, it has become harder for organizations to maintain current technologies, let alone keep up with the latest advances in technology and IT services. MSPs have the resources and expertise in various technologies, in addition to taking a holistic approach..

Posted by Jason Firch in Managed IT
Cloud Services Providers

Cloud Services Providers

Publication date: July 2, 2018

There are many Cloud Services Providers (CSP) available on the market, each offering various solutions, benefits, and pricing. So how do you choose the right CSP for your organization? The answer depends on the size of your organization, internal technical resources, the types of applications and..

Posted by Jason Firch in Cloud Solutions
Selecting The Right Managed Services Provider

Selecting The Right Managed Services Provider

Publication date: July 2, 2018

Selecting the right MSP is critical to an organization’s overall success. Your MSP is there to support your people, operations, and ultimately your mission. If you make the wrong choice, the impact can have organization-wide effects.

Don’t shop for bargain providers with price as your primary..

Posted by Jason Firch in Managed IT
Cloud Service Models

Cloud Service Models

Publication date: July 2, 2018

There are three primary cloud service models offered by providers. Think of it as a stack with three layers, with the bottom layer having the most control and access to computing resources, the middle layer providing support for rapid development and management of applications, and the top layer having..

Posted by Jason Firch in Cloud Solutions
How To Implement Managed IT

How To Implement Managed IT

Publication date: July 2, 2018

The key to a successful Managed Services engagement is defining the desired outcomes your organization expects from partnering with an MSP, rather than focusing on specific tasks you want them to execute. The scope of work with your MSP should be focused on the results of the services they provide..

Posted by Jason Firch in Managed IT
History Of The Cloud

History Of The Cloud

Publication date: July 2, 2018

In the 1960s, the concept of Cloud computing originated with the breakthrough of having multiple users “time-sharing” computing resources on mainframe computers. At the time, the cost of purchasing a mainframe computer was not feasible for most organizations. Nor was it practical for each user..

Posted by Jason Firch in Cloud Solutions
Evolution Of Managed IT

Evolution Of Managed IT

Publication date: July 2, 2018

In the 1990s, Managed IT services primarily included desktop support and network administration. Often the MSP would send a technician to the client site on a regularly scheduled day of the week. This was largely because a typical organization’s internet connectivity and bandwidth was slow and remote..

Posted by Jason Firch in Managed IT
What Is The Cloud?

What Is The Cloud?

Publication date: July 2, 2018

The formal definition of Cloud computing is: a technology model that allows global user access over the Internet to shared pools of resources, that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal effort, is fully configurable, and provides higher service levels such as uptime and availability, compared to..

Posted by Jason Firch in Cloud Solutions
What Is Managed IT?

What Is Managed IT?

Publication date: July 2, 2018

Managed IT Services are defined as the practice of outsourcing a wide array of technology services to a Managed Services Provider (MSP).  The MSP is typically responsible for providing proactive management of an organization’s technology systems and for implementing strategies which will improve..

Posted by Jason Firch in Managed IT
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