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Why Managed IT Experts Are Proven to Outperform In-House IT

Why Managed IT Experts Are Proven to Outperform In-House IT

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From Zika to President-elect Donald Trump and the unveiling of the Tesla 3 — 2016 has been a big year. Last year was filled with surprises: the Cubs broke the world series drought, Brexit shocked millions around the world, and the death of David Bowie, Prince and George Michael were honored with heavy hearts. But 2016 was monumental in IT too; new developments in big data and artificial intelligence have changed the way we live our lives. NextVR created a…

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Cloud Vendor Selection Criteria for Enterprises

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There are thousands of managed service providers out there. Choosing the right one for you shouldn’t be a matter of chance. That’s why we’ve come up with these Cloud vendor selection criteria you can use to ensure you contract with the MSP best suited to your needs. Cloud Vendor Selection Criteria #1: Business Transaction vs. Relationship Let’s be honest. All managed service providers, or MSPs, want to be profitable, but do you want one who looks at you as a…

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How Managed Hosting Benefits You: A Brick and Mortar Analogy

How Managed Hosting Benefits You: A Brick and Mortar Analogy

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Managed hosting benefits you in numerous ways. Providers can help implement and manage your Cloud solutions, keeping your data safe, your systems up and running, and saving you money on expensive hardware purchases and staffing costs. But what if you’re more of a DIY type? What if budget constraints leave you feeling that you’d be better off taking care of all that stuff yourself? Sure, it’s an option — if you’ve got a little bit of technical know-how. Choosing managed…

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Why Your Cloud Security Concerns Are Invalid

Why Your Cloud Security Concerns Are Invalid

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The Cloud. A boon for companies who recognize its awesome potential, a bane for those who can’t get past one glaring roadblock: security. And if you belong to the cabal of the latter, fear not. You’re not alone. In fact, Cloud security concerns are a real problem for companies when it comes to considering a migration to the Cloud. How much of a concern, you might ask? Perception Is Not Reality Well, according to the Cloud Industry Forum, 70% of…

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Why Network Downtime Costs Are Increasing

Why Network Downtime Costs Are Increasing

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Network downtime costs — and how precisely one calculates them — is a subject that generates a lot of discussions online. Really, it’s a bit funny that we spend so much time online discussing what it will cost when we can’t get online. The true cost of downtime in 2016 is difficult to pinpoint. Figures are bandied about liberally. An oft-quoted figure is Gartner’s estimate that put the cost of downtime in 2010 at a painful $5,600 per minute, while…

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AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud Comparison

AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud Comparison

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AWS vs. Azure vs. Google — these three primary Cloud platforms all offer compute, networking, and storage capabilities, but choosing which is best for you is no easy task. It depends on what you need and which Cloud characteristics you find essential. Of course, pricing often comes into play, but with the exception of Google Cloud, there’s really no standard price. Costs depend on what components of the provider’s products and services you want. To get ballpark estimates, try Amazon’s AWS pricing calculator,…

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3 SharePoint Hosting Options to Suit Your Business

3 SharePoint Hosting Options to Suit Your Business

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Ready to move your on-premise SharePoint to the Cloud? Deciding which deployment is best for your organization isn’t easy. Do you need SharePoint Online, on AWS, or in a private data center? Fortunately (and unfortunately) there isn’t one best solution, but there is a best-for-your-business solution. We’ll evaluate the top three SharePoint hosting options for the Cloud and the advantages and drawbacks of each. 3 SharePoint Hosting Options We’ve ranked the top three Cloud SharePoint hosting options based on cost,…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Hosting Guide

Microsoft Dynamics GP Hosting Guide

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Congratulations on the next step in your business evolution! Choosing Microsoft Dynamics GP will help you manage and streamline critical business functions. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions can track accounting and financials across projects, helping you make concrete business decisions based on sales, costing, and profitability. And with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016’s new features and enhancements, there is even more reason to make the switch. But now that you’ve improved the functionality of your data management, you have one last big…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 New Features and Enhancements

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016: New Features & Enhancements

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Do you struggle with important day-to-day decisions about customers, sales, accounting, supply chain, or other critical elements of your business? Does it feel like your daily activities are moving targets that you just can’t hit? It’s part of being in business, and while some people are inclined to accept it as the cost of doing business, it doesn’t have to be that way. If you haven’t heard about the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 new features, you may want to stand…

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How to Improve Performance With Azure Storage Best Practices

How to Improve Performance With Azure Storage Best Practices

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You likely chose Microsoft Azure because of its flexibility. The ability to access it from any device and ramp up — or down — with ease is attractive to organizations seeking greater agility. You may also enjoy the cost certainty of working with a managed hosting provider. But do you still struggle with knowing how and where to store all your data? Help is here in the following Microsoft Azure storage best practices. The best practices we recommend focus primarily…

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