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What Are the Advantages of a Storage Area Network (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.

June 30, 2015
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What is a Storage Area Network (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. 

June 24, 2015
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Save Time in Outlook with Quick Steps

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.

May 22, 2015
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The 3 Best Office Tools You’re Not Using

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.

March 30, 2015
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Windows Server 2003 End of Support is July 14

Windows Server 2003 bas been through a lot – the rise of Twitter, the Great Recession and the Mayan apocalypse – but all good things must come to an end. Microsoft is ending support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. If you’re still using Windows Server 2003 it’s time to start seriously planning an upgrade.

March 10, 2015
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10 Reasons to Get Excited for Windows 10

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.

February 26, 2015
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Could A Dead Drive Kill Your Business?

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.

January 22, 2015
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