From employees to stakeholders to customers – every business relies on the availability of data and applications. Downtime can cause loss of revenue, reputation, and even customers. The best way to prevent downtime and eliminate potential losses is to adopt stringent levels of uptime and data backup through High Availability strategies.
Too often we consider the term ‘compromise’ to be negative – or a lesser option when making business decisions. The compromise would suggest that we lost out on one thing for another. Private and public are not the only options for organizations moving to the cloud. While each has its strengths, no two companies function identically – so why limit your infrastructure options to one-size-fits-all?
How resilient will your business be when an outage or natural disaster occurs? While downtime costs vary significantly within industries – from $5,000 to nearly $8,000 a minute – a disaster recovery plan is imperative.
Testing, Testing! A Use Case for Infrastructure as a Service for Application Development in the Cloud
One of the biggest problems with application development is unpredictability: how long will it take, how many resources will it need, how expensive will it be, and what happens when something goes wrong? These are all issues that your organization should be discussing when considering a testing and developing strategy.
“You get what you pay for,” or so the saying goes. What do you “get” using free conferencing services versus paid? Free services, like Skype or Google Hangouts, may be practical for the most basic needs, but they lack the advanced capabilities required for enterprise collaboration. Between customer service, security, ease of use and professional impressions for growing businesses, free conferencing just doesn’t cut it. Those services do not meet the robust, business-grade conferencing that is required and expected from enterprise organizations.
Up to 80% of unplanned outages are due to ill-planned changes made by administrators or developers, and organizations will spend up to 80% of repair time determining what changed. As the saying goes, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Statistics from a survey of 200 companies showed that small enterprises lost, on average, more than $55,000 in revenue due to IT failures each year. Midsize companies lost more than $91,000, and large companies lost more than $1,000,000. There’s nothing fun about dealing with an outage and the effects thereafter – but our infographic below makes learning about the repercussions a little easier.
System failures, water damage, theft, accidental file deletions, human errors in tape management... None of these threats are predictable, but the protection can be. Meridian IT's Backup as a Service (BaaS) is a resilient, cloud-based backup and recovery service that provides peace of mind from knowing that your critical data is backed up securely and your business is protected against an unexpected data loss.
With every iteration of technology, the market clings to the next best thing. Previous technologies become outdated, unusable, and unpopular. Just as CDs and flash memory replaced the floppy drive in consumer electronics, the state of enterprise backup mediums have seen a shift from tape-based backups to cloud services. It’s easy to assume that newer is better, and older is, well, less efficient – but the truth is, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to backup.
Nearly 70% of all organizations have at least one application or a portion of their infrastructure based in the cloud; contrasting with only 50% of organizations in 2011. By 2018, it is estimated that only 40% of a typical organization’s applications will reside in on-premises systems and infrastructure.
Meridian IT is a leading provider of cloud solutions including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). We provision robust and secure systems hosted in world-class data centers.
Telemedicine is top of mind for many healthcare organizations for many reasons: to support healthcare demand and improve efficiencies, to cover for the increasing shortage of medical staff, to care for an aging population and to incorporate the use of mobile apps for health management, among others.
Customer engagement strategies are driving the adaptation of new technologies in the contact center.
Choosing Your Foundation Wisely: Comparing Traditional and Hyperconverged Infrastructures (Infographic)
Is your current IT infrastructure taking you through a round-about way? It's time to consider a more direct route with Hyperconverged. Download our infographic, here.
The issues with traditional IT silos are that they are rigid and result in greater upfront costs and, many times, wasted capacity in the lifecycle of that asset. There is a better way to acquire IT so that it is more flexible, easier to scale, and can be molded around the business rather than the business fitting into a puzzled-together deployment.
Managing these application integrations reduces productivity because of increased complexity, resulting in constant active maintenance and support. Positioning and adopting a centralized communications platform can increase productivity by reducing complexity and minimizing maintenance and support.