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6 Cost Reduction Strategies for Enterprise IT

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While the focus of many CIOs is and should be on bringing technological competitive advantages to the business, cutting unnecessary costs is always something to keep in mind. Here are six IT cost reduction strategies that allow IT departments to use more of the budget for new technologies that foster business growth.

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What is a Permanent DoS (PDoS) Attack?

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A Permanent Denial of Service attack, or a PDoS attack, is a denial of service via hardware sabotage. One method of conducting a PDoS attack is commonly referred to as phlashing. These PDoS attacks have become increasingly popular with hackers as more and more businesses have moved to cloud computing. This can happen in a number of different ways, but one thing is for certain, a PDoS attack could damage your business.

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What are the Benefits of Cloud Computing?

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As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, businesses require flexibility and adaptable technology solutions to survive the numerous challenges presented to them. On-demand consumable services such as cloud computing help companies deliver on promises of the future; connecting employees in ways not previously possible – quickly, securely, and from almost anywhere. The adaptability and usage-based capabilities enabled by cloud computing also provide a cost-effective data solution that is quickly replacing legacy and outdated systems.

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What Does It Mean to Commission a Data Center?

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A data center commission is a meticulous process that is essential to ensuring the quality and reliability of a new data center. Because a data center commission is often announced just before a new data center opens, some may think it is a quick process that starts as soon as construction has finished. While the final stage of a data center commission is conducted after the completion of construction, the reality is that the commissioning process can be iterative and lengthy -- sometimes starting as much as six months before completion.

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How to Calculate the True Cost of Downtime

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When deciding on a network management strategy, a top priority for your department to think about is the cost of IT downtime. There are a lot of scary numbers out there for the average cost of downtime. The Ponemon Institute stated the average cost of unplanned downtime for 2016 was $8,850 per minute. That number is calculated based on several different things but applies to an average-sized organization. But what if your organization is smaller or larger than average? It might not be readily apparent how to calculate IT downtime just based on average numbers.

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How to Get the Most from Your Colocation Data Center

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Colocation data centers are an effective way for businesses to reduce capital expense by sharing building infrastructure, physical security, and mechanical equipment. That said, all those experiences aren’t created equally. (Curious on what makes one data center different from another? Here’s a blog we did on what to look for in a reliable colocation data center.) For you to have the best possible experience, there are some things you need to do first.

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Why Enterprises Choose Customer Success as an IT Decision Factor

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Since the beginning of modern-day business, there’s always been one big rule: give your customer what they want. If that was the case and it was just a matter of saying it, then every enterprise would succeed. We know that this just isn’t true. It’s hard work that takes dedication and enthusiasm for customer success to work as a strategy. We believe that even in a technology-driven field like IT, the human element should never be ignored.

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How Important is Network Management?

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When talking with clients we noticed they spend a lot of time talking about starting their IT journey with us but don’t always think about network management -- or what comes next. That’s understandable, just the start of moving your IT infrastructure onto a new network is a monumental task. From network design and routing to installation and configuration there are a lot of ways that your setup is critical to your IT needs.

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Can receiving a network assessment reduce enterprise IT downtime?

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Imagine this: Your network goes down. You’re scrambling for a solution, and don’t know for sure what your next IT strategy should be or include to reduce downtime. What if you already had a plan for IT downtime? That’s what a network assessment and regular network management can do for your company.

Getting a network assessment gives you the essential network documentation you need -- not only in crisis, but also when you are goal setting for your enterprise, planning your network management, and optimizing that network. Here’s why we offer network assessment to our clients.

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Top Reasons Why Texas Data Centers are Strategically Located

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IT disasters can happen suddenly and quickly if your organization is not prepared but failure to plan for any issues or outages could impact your business operations at a critical level. Disasters happen, and while you can’t hope to avoid them all -- you definitely can plan to mitigate those disasters as much as possible.

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