Cloud Backup and Cloud Storage: What's The Differnce?

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Mar 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Wondering whether your business needs cloud backup or cloud storage - or both? While the two seem similar, they have very distinct purposes, so it's crucial you know the difference.

We frequently receive questions about how cloud backup differs from cloud storage. While there are some similarities between the two, they are designed for different purposes, and therefore, there are some key differences to consider.

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Topics: Data Backup, Cloud Computing, Managed Service Provder

5 Tips for Better IT

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Mar 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We’re sharing the following IT best practices. Being proactive with these words of IT wisdom will make your business more efficient, productive, and secure.
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Backup and Disaster Recovery: Keep Your Business Safe

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Mar 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM


It’s essential to have the right IT backup and disaster recovery (DR) systems in place if you want to safeguard your company’s digital assets.

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Topics: Data Backup, Managed Service Provder

What is the right data storage solution for your business?

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Mar 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Local data center, hybrid cloud or cloud? As an enterprise IT manager, you have an unprecedented amount of choice for your storage needs, but finding the best solution still requires a good deal of research.

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Topics: Data Backup, Managed Service Provder

How to Stop Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Mar 8, 2017 11:30:00 AM

The screen shows an ominous message. Your system is locked, and you have hours or a few days to pay the ransom to have it unlocked. Conveniently, there’s a big countdown timer on the screen to help you keep track of how much time you have left. You ask around, and there is indeed no way to get your data back without the decryption key.

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Topics: network security

Should You Ditch Your Desktop?

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Mar 1, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Desktops have supported your business and workforce for years. But with new developments (wireless docking) and new form factors (Ultrabooks, detachables, tablets), desktops are now just one of a number of viable options for businesses looking to replace their aging fleet and/or upgrade their existing capabilities.

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Topics: Managed Service Provder

Five Reasons SMBs Should Scale up Storage

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Feb 27, 2017 11:30:00 AM

When it comes to IT infrastructure, such as servers, networking, and storage, IT managers often overlook the importance of storage. Compared to other hardware, storage appliances generally work diligently and quietly in the background, requiring little in the way of maintenance or attention.

Thus, it's no surprise businesses neglect their storage in the absence of performance or capacity issues, dedicating even less consideration on how to scale up storage. In today's highly digitized world, storage proves more important than ever, and necessitates a preemptive, rather than reactive, measure.

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Topics: Data Backup, Managed Service Provder

What's Your Cyber-Security Crisis Plan?

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Feb 22, 2017 11:30:00 AM

What's your 2017 cybersecurity crisis management plan?

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Topics: Managed Service Provder

3 Steps to Tackling a Network Upgrade in Your Business

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Feb 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As opposed to the attention typically given to acquiring new servers and workstations, comparatively less thought is usually dedicated to a network upgrade. Why? Part of the reason is due to the fact that most small and midsize businesses (SMBs) don't have network specialists on staff to plan for consistent network updates, meaning they need to rely on the expertise of trusted partners.

Yet, the constantly evolving business landscape and always-connected world of today means heightened reliability and security at the network layer are more crucial than ever. In addition, everything from legacy client server apps and modern three-tier web applications to streaming media and cutting-edge cloud services are accessible through the local area network (LAN), continually pushing the needle higher on bandwidth requirements.

Small and midsize businesses should plan on a regular network review to prevent performance and capacity problems before they happen. Here are three things IT managers should consider when performing a network upgrade in their organizations:

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Topics: managed it, System Administration, Managed Service Provder

Counting the benefits of Windows 10

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Feb 16, 2017 8:25:10 AM

Windows 10 got off to a flying start, with business users quicker to adopt it than any previous version of Microsoft’s operating system. They were lured by the company’s promise that this was the most secure Windows ever. They were promised that it was easier to manage and that productivity of employees and IT departments would rise. The evidence shows that this time, the promises might have been true.

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Topics: Insider, managed it