What are the costs associated with the additional square footage necessary to maintain an on-site data center?

By | 2017-07-13T14:31:06+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Cost, Infrastructure, Management|Tags: , , |

The short answer is it will cost around $1,200 per square foot to build out additional data center or data closet – though the cost will vary based on equipment and security features implemented. The final figure will depend on the specified fault tolerance and power and cooling capacity of the data [...]

We have expanded to a satellite office; how do we incorporate them into our existing IT infrastructure?

By | 2017-06-26T09:32:12+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Cloud, Infrastructure|Tags: , |

Having satellite offices can be a challenge for even well-staffed IT Departments. They must balance the needs of local workers with larger corporate goals around IT spending. And if your company has offices in multiple time zones, supporting your workers takes on an additional dimension of complexity as your IT [...]

How do I ensure that my business continuity plan is efficient enough to be a worthwhile investment?

By | 2017-06-23T14:09:32+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Backup, Cloud, Infrastructure, Security, VOIP|Tags: , , , , |

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of small businesses go out of business when faced with an unplanned disruption. All it takes is a few inches of flood water, a car to crash into a power pole, a gas leak in your building or a neighboring site, [...]

Are maintenance costs for on-premises servers really high enough to make it worth transitioning to hosted services?

By | 2017-06-23T13:58:30+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Cloud, Compliance, Cost, Infrastructure, Management, Security|Tags: , , , , |

Businesses of all sizes are taking a strategic look at whether to run IT infrastructure on-premises or shift to a hosted model. The answer will depend on your situation and requirements. Some will keep key applications in-house and move the rest to the cloud.  Others will decide IT is [...]