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What is the cloud and how can it benefit you?

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As a kid, I used to make a tin can telephone by tying a string to each of two soup cans. When two tin cans are connected, you can send and receive sound waves. Imagine, for a moment, that this tin can string spans the width of your office. Two of your employees need to communicate through the tin cans, so they build the connection. A third employee is invited to “join the call”, so he ties his tin can to the string of the first two cans. Then a fourth employee ties his string, then a fifth, and so…

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When you wish upon a cloud

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It seems like it was just a few years ago that the term “cloud computing” was first spoken. I remember the session I attended at a conference in 2009. It was called “The Cloud Is Coming.” And since then I have been on a steady diet of cloud education and planning sessions! What does cloud mean to our business and our clients’ businesses? What are the cloud’s implications now, as well as its implications as it evolves into the future? How and when should businesses take advantage of the cloud? There is still a lot of mystery about the cloud,…

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New server or move to the cloud?

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Many organizations we talk to are starting to think about their next server upgrade. Here are some common questions we get. Do I need a server? What about the cloud? Is there a less expensive way? These are all good questions. The answers can really depend on your needs. Do I need a server? The general purpose of a server is to deliver functionality to users, typically in the local office. If you are only storing files and don’t have applications installed on the server, you may be able to use a cloud-based file sharing and sync tool and move…

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Is Cloud Computing really a NEW thing?

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There is still a lot of mystery about the cloud and understandably so. There is nothing magic about the cloud though. It’s actually not a new concept either, only the means of accessing it and the abundance of applications available has changed. It used to be called hosted applications or shared mainframe services. What is different today is that you don’t need a dedicated connection to get to it, and the applications work on more devices in more places. The faster speeds of Internet available today also make it possible to run new types of applications and make them mobile…

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A Day in Cloud Drive

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Cloud storage. What is it good for? Absolutely everything! At HTS, we use our Cloud Drive solution to store our files and to share and collaborate with our team members. But if you’re considering Cloud Drive for yourself and your own business, you might be asking how you would use it. Here’s just one day of real use! One of the Team Share folders is for our Telemarketing team. Right as I logged in for the day, a notification popped up that someone had made a change to one of the telemarketing tracker files. This reminded me I wanted to…

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Why the Cloud? Reliability and Savings!

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When the rubber meets the road, the odds are pretty good that you aren’t going to switch the way you operate your business unless there are some real, tangible benefits. Enter cloud computing. It isn’t often that something comes around and lives up to the hype. But, for the most part, the cloud does. As more rural areas gain access to higher speed internet, the adoption rate of cloud solutions is growing exponentially. The main reasons are simple and matter to business managers: improved reliability of technology and cost savings. Improved Reliability For many smaller businesses, having a dedicated IT…

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Is Cloud Computing Right for Your SMB?

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This is not a technical how-to – it’s a discussion about where cloud computing is today for small to medium-sized businesses. Is it time for your business to move to the cloud? Where is cloud computing at today? Cloud Facts for SMBs 62% of SMBs are using some type of cloud application now, up significantly from a year before. (Gartner’s Technology Research Group, December 2012) “The bottom line: Early adopters are finding serious benefits, meaning that cloud computing is real and warrants your scrutiny as a new set of platforms for businesses applications” (Q&A: By 2011, CIOs Must Answer The…

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