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Rapid technological advances have altered the landscape of business IT operations considerably in recent years. This is both good news and bad news for non-technical business owners who find themselves struggling to stay on top of all the latest developments, including the deluge of software updates, security updates, and other essentials. If you're one of those beleaguered decision makers, you may have heard of two outsourced solutions that can save you a lot of effort and confusion – software as a service (SaaS) and managed services. But if you're weighing one against the other for your organization, there are important differences between the two that you need to understand.

 

Within just a few years of its inception, cloud computing has become an integral part of many organization’s IT ecosystem. The cloud has simplified the way businesses access their IT infrastructure and modified the expectations of end users accessing these systems.  For some companies, the cloud has freed-up resources traditionally reserved for buying and maintaining legacy software. It has also revolutionized the way some businesses access information and applications inside the corporate firewall.  However, increasing demand for cloud computing services has driven many companies to look for ways to make the cloud work better for their small business.  

Resolving a technical issue when you are running a small time business can be frustrating and exorbitant. If all the investments are spent on resolving technical issues, what about other services which need upgrade? At this instant, the owners themselves take up the work of resolving the issue, which may further complicate the issue as they have no knowledge when it comes to IT solutions. This can test their patience and be frustrating and may lead to hopelessness.

Data backup and disaster recovery is a critical element in every Information Technology plan, and many would argue that it is the most important question to ask.  Our Common IT Questions blog series continues today with options to protect your data.

Believe it or not, businesses can and do burn to the ground. And even if your comprehensive insurance policy enables you to replace all your damaged IT hardware, the greatest coverage in the world can't get you your data back once it's gone.

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