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Cyber Security Best Practices for the Small Business (Part 2 of 2)

One of the greatest threats to the vitality of a small business could be the failure to realize that it is susceptible to sophisticated cyber attacks that could paralyze it – just as they have with much bigger organizations and agencies. Maybe they’re not making the headlines as Sony and Target have, but small businesses …

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Survey reveals plans to increase spending on data center facilities

With demands steadily increasing for enterprise data centers, it’s no surprise that nearly 90 percent of data center operators throughout North America and Europe are planning to expand their budgets for their facilities in the near future, according to a recent survey. And, contrary to some predictions, they’re not solely relying on the cloud to …

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Telecom Issues Spur Regulations

Technology seems to be evolving more rapidly than the law, with regulators scrambling to draft rules only after a dispute or question arises. Lawmakers and courts encounter new issues that didn’t exist decades ago … for example, whether social media evidence is admissible in a court case. When technology grows to the point that it …

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Top Concerns for Data Centers in 2015 and Beyond

With a rapidly changing business climate that includes data, cloud and analytics, data centers are expected to undergo numerous changes in the next few years to adapt. However, it can be difficult to predict what those changes might be. Following are some of the biggest variables that could impact data centers in the immediate future. …

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Save Your Server from Summer Power Outages

Ah, summertime – sunshine, vacations and occasional devastating power outages! That’s right – blackouts are poised to steal the #1 spot from mosquitoes, on the list of top summer nuisances. And a power outage can do a lot of damage, especially when your business relies on a functional server. In January, the middle of summer …

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Different Disasters Call for Different Staffing Requirements

While the goal is to have 99.995% uptime, running a data center means planning for disaster and requires a recovery plan in the event something catastrophic, whether digital or natural, happens. Two of the most common occurrences a data center may experience is a facility becoming too hot or too cold, which will affect operations. Both of these …

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A Checklist for Choosing the Right Data Center

Before outsourcing your data center to the first provider you meet, there are some things you need to do and consider. We’ve developed a checklist for choosing the right data center, which is outlined below: Outline the type of collocation provider you are searching for and what you would like the partnership to look like. …

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The Importance of the Systematic Cleaning of the Data Center

“If your site is unusually dirty or has a chemical odor, you should be concerned. Dirt and corrosive gases can cause corrosion and possible equipment damage. The building floor should be sealed to prevent dusting of concrete.” – IBM INSTALLATION MANUAL Publication GC22-7072-1 Potential issues like data loss and media errors have been reported by data …

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Tips for Managing Energy Efficiency in the Data Center

Since 1991, October is observed as the National Energy Awareness Month in America. It was first targeted at private and government sector organizations, but this year, the focus is on the US data center industry. The industry consumed 91 billion kilowatt hours in 2013. According to NRCDC (National Resources Defense Council), this consumption is expected …

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Making the Right Purchase Decisions for Your Data Center

Hardware equipment, network cables, cooling components, etc. are all very much part of a data center’s core infrastructure. Making the right decisions when purchasing these critical components can lead to an optimized and cost effective data center environment. However, you have to look at the pros and cons of past and future decisions to be …

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