When it comes to implementing new technology solutions, it’s easy to get distracted by all of the great possibilities and miss all of the challenges that it represents. The cloud especially represents countless chances to enhance operations and improve efficiency, but the side of this is that there are many issues that could arise during the cloud migration process. Consider some of these challenges and how Macro Systems can help you get around them.
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All businesses require software of some kind, but utilizing software comes with its own fair share of irritations. How do you manage all of the licenses? How do you afford the often high capital expense that comes with providing all of your users with the programs they need? Fortunately, the cloud comes to the rescue once again with Software as a Service.
Regardless of their size, companies need access to some significant amounts of data nowadays. This means that even small businesses have situations to consider that not only carries data considerations, but operational considerations. Considering many businesses have shifted to a remote workforce, it stands to reason that an organization’s hardware investments have to be more strategic than ever before.
The cloud is a well-established option for modern businesses to embrace. So much so, in fact, that the advantages of migrating their data environment to the cloud have encouraged many to take the plunge (or would that thematically be ascent?) into cloud-delivered services. Naturally, these transitions don’t come without their problems. Listed below are a few of the most common challenges that a business encounters when performing a cloud migration.
Whether you are just a fledgling small business just trying to get your feet off the ground or a larger-scale organization with a multitude of clients, one thing will always remain the same: in the modern business world, the cloud is king, and it has the potential to change the way that your business operates for the better.
Deciding to start a business is a big shift in a person’s life, but it can be extraordinarily rewarding. Regardless of what business you plan on opening, there are some technologies that can work to make your new business easier to manage and can help you transition into the world of entrepreneurship. Listed below are three technology tools the small business startup needs.
Over the past several years there has been a monumental shift in the availability of tools on the Internet, and at the beginning of 2020, analysts thought that this type of service delivery would continue to grow at a swift rate. They didn’t account for a global pandemic.
Modern technology offers businesses more options than they’ve ever had, including where they want to host their imperative infrastructures. This decision will often boil down to between an onsite hardware implementation or utilizing the cloud. Listed below is a consideration of the differences that your decision needs to reflect.
Do you know how much paper you use each year? Do you know how much paper you have stored in your office? Do you realize that none of that is necessary? Modern digital filing systems as a part of a document management strategy can stop you from wasting your business’ resources on paper, filing, and printing.
The cloud has been a good resource for business for a while now. Just how good? Currently, nine-out-of-ten businesses operate with some type of cloud-hosted solution. In fact, by the figures, we’re looking at a cloud-hosted future. Listed below is a look at some of the cloud computing stats and trends to paint a picture of just how the cloud has grown up.
Email is one of the most often used business tools available, but as with any tool, some options are better than others. Listed below are some tips on how to best utilize email in your business by using hosted email.
As businesses have been granted access to more advanced tools, the cloud and its capabilities have been shown to be among the most useful to operations. Listed below are some practical applications of the cloud to see why this is.
Regardless of stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines currently making the workday that we are used to impossible to sustain, many businesses have found that cloud services have helped them to adjust. Listed below is a run-down of what cloud services are available right now, and how exactly they can help many businesses operate.
Cloud solutions can help support your office’s productivity; especially now, when it isn’t recommended that anyone congregate in the office. Thus, we wanted to go over how you can help even your remote workforce be more productive by utilizing cloud technology.
March 31st is World Backup Day, which makes it the ideal opportunity to share the benefits of having a comprehensive backup plan. Alas, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant business interruptions make World Backup Day only too timely this year. Below we'll examine how these tough times make a business continuity strategy and data backup all the more critical to have.
All kinds of companies utilize cloud resources as a part of their IT infrastructure. It allows them to turn what was once a major capital expenditure into a controllable operating cost; and, it does it while offering solutions to almost any business problem. The one drawback that most IT professionals agree on is how to gain enough control over a cloud platform to ensure that the platform is secure.
Small Businesses don’t always have the financial resources (or the need) to purchase a server. Lots of small organizations will have a few workstations connected together via a wired or wireless Local Area Network (LAN), but when your business gets to a point where it needs more effective means of collaboration, running that LAN through a server can result in quite a few benefits. Below is a look at why a server-based LAN is an improvement and what your company’s server options are.
As imperative as it is to keep your technology up-to-date, it can also be prohibitively costly to do so throughout your entire organization. If you have found yourself in this position, one option to consider is to resort to hosted desktop solutions. Listed below is a review of what a hosted desktop is, and how it can serve companies well.
Microsoft provides solutions that have a reliable history of being assets when businesses adopt them; however, like most solutions, what may fit well for one business may not fit well for all.
Microsoft is arguably best known for its operating system and productivity software, but these days one part of its organization is growing faster than any other: its Azure cloud platform. Below is a look at the Azure cloud, some features that businesses use it for, and how it can fit into your IT strategy.