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Finding Money in the Cloud

March 31, 2015 By the DynaSis Team In the past year, several reports have been published announcing that businesses are moving to the cloud for more than cost savings. The cloud is more secure than most on-premise systems, one report says. The cloud fosters greater workforce mobility and productivity, says another. A third touts the benefits of the... Read full article...

Risk Mitigation through IT Planning

March 24, 2015 By the DynaSis Team As a company focused on IT solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), we generally think of risk reduction in terms of technology―either reducing the risk to the business if it experiences IT outages (for any reason) or reducing the risks if its security is breached. Nevertheless, we have always assumed... Read full article...

The Challenge of Backup Management and Maintenance

March 17, 2015   By the DynaSis Team With more than half of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) backing up their data at least weekly, and 15% backing up every day, per a 2014 study, SMBs have made big strides in the use of backup technologies over the past few decades. Despite this fact, many firms are... Read full article...

Upgrading to Modern Technology: Value versus Cost

March 10, 2015 By the DynaSis Team Savvy business owners recognize that newer technology is faster and more efficient than outdated PCs, cellphones, and other hardware and devices. Nevertheless, for cash-strapped businesses seeking to maximize IT budgets, the question then becomes, is modern technology so much of an improvement that it is worth the expense? Short of replacing... Read full article...

Proactive IT Systems Administration: Is It Worth the Expense?

March 3, 2015 By the DynaSis Team Proactive IT administration—where specialized technology continually scans a company’s networks and systems to detect and promote resolution of potential issues—is becoming increasingly popular among organizations seeking greater availability and employee productivity. With these technologies, small software “agents” installed on the systems scan for problems and either fix them automatically or alert... Read full article...

Unified Communications Is Changing How We Work

February 24, 2015 By the DynaSis Team Unified communications―a service found in many VoIP phone solutions that extends communication by incorporating location, availability and notification―is changing the way companies and their personnel do business. For example, no longer are customers forced to leave a message at 4:55 pm on Friday and wait for a call back on Monday,... Read full article...

Mobile Device Security: Protect and Educate

February 17, 2015 By the DynaSis Team Despite the fact that mobile threats are increasing exponentially (mobile malware jumped 75% in 2014, alone), an astonishing percentage of mobile phones have no security protections, at all. Per a 2014 survey, only 14% of devices have anti-virus software, and 34% of mobile phone owners don’t even use the screen lock... Read full article...

Securing the Virtualized Environment

February 10, 2015 By the DynaSis Team In last week’s article, we briefly mentioned virtualization in the context of our discussion on disaster recovery. For those unfamiliar with the concept, virtualization involves portioning one or more physical servers into multiple virtual machines (VMs), each of which can have its own file store, overall purpose and operating system and... Read full article...

Disaster Recovery: Are You As Prepared As You Think?

February 3, 2015 By the DynaSis Team As the U.S. lumbers through yet another year of debilitating winter storms, it is becoming painfully clear to more businesses, every day, that disaster recovery isn’t an issue only for the “summer storm” months. Here in our corporate home of Atlanta, we have been spared the hardships of last winter, so... Read full article...

IT Priorities for 2015: Data, Infrastructure and Mobility Top the List

January 27, 2015 By the DynaSis Team With a new year underway, companies large and small are making plans for the IT projects they believe will support their companies, their staffs and their business goals. Last year was definitely a watershed for technology, for everything from cyberattacks to cloud migration, making us wonder if these events and trends... Read full article...