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Top 5 Benefits of Server Virtualization for SMBs

Jordan Arnold

Posted by Jordan Arnold
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Large enterprises have been utilizing server virtualization for about 10 years, and the benefits of this technology are now available to smaller businesses, too.

Server virtualization creates “virtual environments” that allow multiple applications of server workloads to run on one computer. This flexible method of computing has many benefits to offer, especially for small to mid-sized businesses.

Here are the top 5 ways SMBs can benefit from server virtualization:

  1. The Benefits can be Greater the Smaller the Enterprise
  2. Maximum Server Utilization
  3. Better Disaster Recovery Capabilities
  4. Smoother Business Continuity
  5. Enhance Security

Read on to learn more about each of these top 5 virtualization benefits for SMBs.

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Why Your Association Must Build a Technology Roadmap

Jordan Arnold

Posted by Jordan Arnold
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

It’s critical that associations, non-profit organizations and businesses, alike, proactively document and maintain a comprehensive, technology strategy, or as we like to call it, a technology roadmap.

With new desktop, mobilevirtual and BYOD integrations, technology has the potential to be one of the most important allies an organization could have. But, if you don't have a clear plan or strategy for the future, technology could actually become a barrier to your organization's growth.

Your technology roadmap must incorporate your:

  1. People
  2. Devices
  3. Applications
  4. Data

Read on to learn more about why it's so critical for your association to have a technology roadmap, how often you should update it, and why it must include each of the four components listed above.

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How to Build Your Association's Technology Road Map

Jordan Arnold

Posted by Jordan Arnold
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

In my last blog post, Why Your Association Should Build A Technology Road Map, I discussed four key aspects to consider before developing a technology plan for your association: people, devices, applications, and data

This article will go into greater detail on the actual process of building an ideal technology strategy that suits all of your association’s needs. When building a technology strategy, the best place to start is always with a comprehensive IT assessment — ideally one performed by an objective third party, such as a Managed Services Provider (MSP)

Read on for more info about:

  • Why this is so critical for your association
  • How and where to get started assessing your existing IT landscape
  • Necessary steps to take during the strategic planning process
  • Simple ideas for goals 
  • How to align assessment results with goals 
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