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Smart City Baton Rouge: What Could Make BR the Next Tech Hub

“We had no belief we could become a tech city,” said Mayor Andy Berke, describing the mindset that ran counter to what actually happened to Chattanooga. Now, with its city-wide fiber network approaching speeds of up to 10 gigs, an exploding app economy, and skyrocketing GDP, it’s hard for many residents to recall when Chattanooga was a sleepy southern city. Could the same fate be...

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How to Write an IT Budget 

To some, budget-writing is an excruciating, tedious process. Perhaps these people are missing the beauty of budget writing: a well-written budget will passively boost your influence and promote your value all year round.  In any case, here’s some tips to streamline the business-technology budget writing process, whether you want to knock it out of the park, or just get it over...

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How Much Bandwidth Does Your Business Need?

  Business runs on bandwidth. But it also runs on money, and you need to be sure you’re spending efficiently. So how much internet does your business need? Is more always better? It depends on what you do. But if you’re looking for a  fast answer to the question, “ How much internet does my business need?”  you can start with this formula: Your business needs a 1.5 Mbsp...

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Are You Making Your Business a Cyberthreat Magnet?

  In recent years, cyber criminals have had a harder time exploiting enterprises, who have advanced rapidly in terms of cyber security. Not to be deterred, the hackers have shifted their efforts to easier targets –small businesses. Now, more non-enterprise businesses are under attack more than ever. In 2016, 61 percent of all cyberattacks affected small businesses, up from just...

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Five Tech Trends That Will Reshape IT in 2018, Part 1

This is part 1 of our Tech Trends of 2018 series. To read the rest, click here. 2018 will be a year of acceleration as IT professionals and business leaders adapt to higher data demands, increasing bandwidth requirements, and loftier customer expectations. Consumption trends that emerged years ago will reach a critical mass in the near-term, making IT adjustment...

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7 Clear Signs You Need Unified Communications -- Part 1

There's been lots of talk recently about Unified Communications, from the news about the massive Cisco acquisition from Broadsoft  from the ongoing discussions about h ow manage the ever-increasing number remote work team s . If you're not up to speed about the whole Unified Communications piece, you might be wondering if you're missing out on anything. ...

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What is Unified Communications?

Consider all the communications applications you’ve used recently, and your list may look something like this: Skype for VoIP Zoom or Go-to Meeting for conferencing iMessage text messaging Facebook for social media Outlook for email Local carrier for voice mail and fax Six applications is a lot just to communicate. How...

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The Top-Four Onsite Data Center Threats

A major trade-off to having an onsite data center versus storing your hardware in a commercial-grade facility, is that you have to worry about certain threats that can take out mission-critical systems. Some of these threats are overlooked by IT managers, who end up having to do some serious damage control or finding themselves scrambling for a safer alternative. The following four...

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HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE....

Get your Free IT Hurricane Survival Guide In this free white paper, you’ll find a play-by-play guide of what to do when a Hurricane emerges. Easy-to-follow charts, graphics, and narratives will help you create a disaster plan capable of withstanding the strongest of storms. FREE White Paper DOWNLOAD Storm Guide Business continuity planning must account for all...

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Five Steps to a Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan

Disasters are a matter of “when,” not “if.” This may sound like a scare tactic, but the truth is that having a data backup and DR plan is a necessity in an unpredictable world.   To develop a data backup and DR plan, use a phased approach and cover all the bases. Completing the plan will involve high-level prioritization, research, and vendor selection, so block off the proper...

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