In our SAN series we’ve explained what a SAN is and what the advantages are. However, even if you understand what SANs are all about, it can be tough to tell whether you actually need one. That’s why we’ve compiled four simple signs you might be ready for a SAN.
In our previous article we answered the question ‘What is a storage area network?’ but we didn’t focus on why a SAN is a better option than traditional storage solutions. Understanding the benefits (and drawbacks) is critical whether you’re considering your storage options or are actively looking to invest in a SAN.
Applications, databases, backups; there are a lot of reasons you need to manage storage on your servers. Typically, you do that via internal or attached hard drives for each device. However, not all devices fill up their hard drives at the same rate and it’s inefficient to buy additional drives for one server when the one next to it has a few hundred GBs of free space.
The great irony of Outlook is that it’s a productivity tool that has become our biggest time sink. We can chalk some of that up to the nature of email, but there are also a whole host of productivity boosting features most of us aren’t using. One of the most commonly ignored is Quick Steps, which is why I want to share three great ways to save time in Outlook with Quick Steps.
SharePoint implementations are a lot like IKEA furniture. It looked great in the showroom and it was supposed to be easy to set up but now it’s sitting in the garage with a wonky leg and you’re trying to find someone take it off your hands.
Word, Excel, Outlook; they’re the Holy Trinity of business software but there’s a lot more to Microsoft Office. (Don’t worry, I’m not talking about PowerPoint.) So, in the interest of getting full value out of the Office suite, I wanted to talk about the three best Office products you’re not using.
Microsoft has been making some big moves lately. A new CEO, the Surface Pro and virtual reality headsets, but the change that’s most likely to impact you is Windows 10. After the lukewarm reaction to Windows 8 and its touch-first interface, Microsoft is skipping a number altogether and delivering Windows 10 sometime later this year.
A new phone is like a new toy. It’s fun to play with, there are a lot of accessories to buy and it makes your old one obsolete. You also have the same options; give it to your little brother (or kids), throw it out or try to sell it.
Hope for the best, plan for the worst. It’s an old saying that’s as true in business as it is anywhere else. However, when it comes to IT we see a lot more companies hoping than planning. With that in mind, we wanted to share a story about Managed Services that might help you put a price tag on the protection it offers.