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Situation: Today’s needs to be able to recover from a failure or disaster are critical. Everything your organization revolves around inputting data into your computer systems. When one of these systems suffers a failure; when was the last good backup? Who is changing the tapes? Who gets alerted of backup failures or issues? How long does it take to restore your data? Is your data housed offsite?

Traditional disk based backups and tape solutions are great solutions. Tape for instance can rely on a person changing the tapes and often taking them offsite. What happens when this person is sick? …

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“I want to work on that spreadsheet but I’m stuck at home taking care of a sick kid.”

“I get so confused emailing drafts to myself all the time – which one is the latest version?”

“I flew to Chicago for this presentation and my laptop is dead – with all my files on it.”

We’ve all had similar experiences: Murphy’s Law has put us in the circumstance where we need a file and don’t have it. Nearly all knowledge workers are bound to a their Microsoft Word …

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Situation:

Your business critical server is nearing the end of its life due to the hardware warranty period expiring or it is causing slowness for the users at your organization.   You want to keep the server as is without purchasing new Microsoft licensing as you already have made a sizable investment in that volume software licensing.

Solution:

Virtualize!!!!!

Using VMware virtualization technologies we can essentially make an exact copy of your old server and move it to new hardware in a matter of hours.  This accomplishes two key things:

1. Your business critical server is moved to new server hardware …

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Content is anything that’s written and presented on the internet for the audience to read. Content may be of great and also low quality. Great quality content needs to have 2 primary characteristics:

1) It must be user-friendly i.e. it must be able to satisfy the readers.

2) It must be search engine friendly i.e. it must be able to get good rankings on search engines.

Significance of Quality Content

Any person who writes can never disregard the vital role that the content takes on in determining the fate of a website. It is quality content that pulls the viewers …

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Facebook offers a way to re-connect with friends and family to share common interests – that’s what makes it exciting! With that comes a large responsibility regards internet security. As you and your friends develop interests, play various games, and broaden your social networking, there are many predatory applications and people out there looking to create disruptions and even steal your information.

About a month ago, one of my friends sent me a link, inviting me to an event. I was excited and I was invited to do something that would give me some real social interaction outside of the …

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The “cloud” word is being thrown around everywhere within the IT industry. You may be wondering how my business can leverage this technology. Well, Microsoft is now combining Microsoft software with cloud technology. This offering is called Microsoft Software –Plus-Services, or Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suites.

Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suites (BPOS) is a set of messaging and collaboration tools, delivered as a subscription service, that gives your business capabilities without the need to deploy and maintain software and hardware on-premise. These online services are designed to help meet your needs for a robust security, all day every day …

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The challenge of non e-commerce sites in the Google era.

Part 1 in a 3 part series.

“Can my web site really find me new clients?” This is the most common question I receive as head of the NSR web presence management department. More often I hear the statement, “our web site can’t find us new clients”. I have heard this many times from many industries. The common feeling is that unless you sell a product directly to a consumer you have no business running pay-per-click (PPC) advertisements, employing a social media campaign, or even focusing on naturalized search optimization …

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