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Today's World Backup Day! Seriously?

When I first hear the phrase "World Backup Day", I thought it was a joke. I mean come on. What? Are you serious? But then the more I thought about it, the more I got into it. Why shouldn't there be a day around something so critical as ensuring your ...

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File This Under: What is She Thinking?

The newly hired CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, is already making waves - and I would think from her employees' perspective, not in a good way. She recently sent out a decree that basically said Yahoo'ers would no longer be allowed to work from home ...

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How the Cloud Can Protect Your Business From Natural Disasters Like Hurricane Sandy

For the most part and because of our warm and sunny climate, most businesses in LA don’t think twice about protecting themselves from the natural disasters that have been going on around the rest of the county. Beyond the certain segment of our ...

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My 2013 New Years' Resolutions

As I was thinking about my New Years' resolutions, I let myself fantasize a little about what this year would look like if I owned a different (non-technology services) business.  Pretending I was clueless when I came to technology, I came up with ...

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Server Virtualization vs. Cloud Computing

Server virtualization and cloud computing are often talked about – even by service providers —as if the terms were interchangeable. This is in part because both were developed to solve a similar business problem: how to provide more computing power ...

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Money Saving Technology Tips

Now more than ever, during these tough economic times, it's important to keep our eyes on the ball, cut costs where necessary, and invest in things that can have a measurable return on investment. At times like these, it's easy to think about ...

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The Latest Trend - BYOD & MDM

Now that Managed Services and the Cloud have had a little bit of time to percolate, without many business owners realizing it, another new wave of technology has snuck up on them. While Blackberries were once the defacto standard corporate answer to ...

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Are You Really a Trusted Advisor to Your Clients?

I was once again surprised by the laissez faire attitude I got when I was explaining to a prospect why they needed to improve the security of their network - a cheap personal firewall; everyone had administrator rights; no security policies ...

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Cal Worthington Sells the Cloud

For those of you who aren't old enough to remember, Cal Worthington was a (semi) famous car salesman around LA with late night and weekend commercials blaring on and on about his low-cost cars.  "No one beats Cal" was his line.  If you wanted to ...

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A Blackout Leads to Better Disaster Preparedness

This past weekend, the weirdest thing happened - our neighborhood was hit with a blackout.  In my area, this hardly ever happens.  Short of earthquakes (knock wood), we're pretty devoid of the threats the midwest or the east coast face.  And while ...

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How Cloud Computing is Like a Drug Company Ad

I recently attended an IT planning meeting with a client.  And in the midst of all the back and forth, it struck me that while the client was nodding their approval that they were understanding our conversation, it was clear that they actually ...

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