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The Most Common Misconceptions About Remote Work (Telecommuting)

Are you feeling the pressure to allow your staff to work from home? As remote access technology continues to evolve, and as millennials continue to flood the workforce, the question of telecommuting is one that’s hard to avoid. Is it the right move for...
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Why Most Cloud Solutions Are Not HIPAA Compliant

In 2016, HIPAA violation fines totaled nearly $23 million. The pressure to meet compliance regulations is high; after over 25 years of serving the technology needs of DC-area healthcare organizations, we’ve seen both the requirements and the consequences...
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How to Choose the Right Cloud Provider for Small Business

More and more, businesses are getting rid of the servers in their office and migrating their entire technology infrastructure to the cloud. In fact, according to a Technavio report, the global virtual desktop market is expected to grow at a pace of 11%...
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Is the Cloud Secure?

It's very common for organizations to avoid cloud computing out of legitimate concern for their data’s safety. "What if someone gains access to my environment?" "Since it's not in my control, what if something goes wrong?” "Wouldn't my data be more...
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Will the Cloud Save My Law Firm Money?

When it comes to cloud computing, providers tend to harp on the idea of mind-blowing cost savings in their promotional material. In fact, this notion has saturated the IT landscape to the point where many firms will reflexively equate “cloud” with...
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Is Data Safe in the Cloud?

There’s a very real separation anxiety that comes with surrendering your network to an outside provider; putting the fate of your data in someone else’s hands is, quite simply, a frightening concept.   In fact, this is such a common occurrence that we’ve...
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Microsoft Office 365 vs. Hosted (Cloud) Desktops for Business

A cloud is a cloud is a cloud, right?   Absolutely and positively not. Especially not when what is being advertised as a "cloud" solution is really only partially rooted in cloud computing.   When it comes to really digging into Microsoft Office 365 and...
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What Are the Problems with Cloud Computing?

You can’t step into the tech world without hearing something about the cloud. “It’s so cheap!” “You can access your data from a submarine!” “All you have to do is sign up!” “Once you’re there, you’ve made it to Valhalla!”   The conversation is certainly...
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How Much Does Cloud Storage Cost?

Recently, we explored the different kinds of server backup solutions that can keep your critical data protected in the event of a disaster. One of the options we explored in brief is cloud backup, or keeping a copy of your server data off-site in a cloud...
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How Much Does a Cloud (Virtual) Desktop Cost?

More and more, organizations are looking for technology solutions that eliminate the burden of hardware and increase the mobility of their workforce. Perhaps one of the most attractive of these solutions is cloud desktops (also known as hosted desktops,...
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