Today, it’s common to hear someone say that their movies, music, file storage and everything else is “in the cloud”. But what really is “the cloud”? Your data is not floating in midair like it may sound, but rather it is readily available with minimal management required.
Ever find that you get some weird things like Synchronization Log emails in your Unread Mail search folder in Outlook? Well, it’s because by default that folder will look for any unread mail anywhere in your mailbox. Those Synchronization Log emails generally don’t indicate an issue and definitely don’t need to show up in the Unread Mail search folder.
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While a move to the cloud can mean major IT savings and improved performance, the shift of enterprise systems and infrastructure from traditional to cloud environments needs to be planned carefully to ensure a real payoff and minimize risk. If you are considering a cloud migration, the process of migration requires an analysis of business, technical and operational considerations as well as an understanding of emerging cloud technologies and architectures.
By now, everyone has heard of Microsoft Office 365. It’s Microsoft’s offering of all of the applications you have been using for years (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) hosted in the cloud. In addition to these applications, Microsoft offers services such as Exchange Online and SharePoint Online for even more ways your employees can stay connected and productive. But, you may still be wondering how Office 365 can help your business.
By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term “cloud” used in reference to computers. You might have an idea what that means or you might wonder what stratocumuli have to do with the internet. What is the cloud? And more importantly, how is it useful for business?
If yours is like most businesses, you have all kinds of processes. If you’ve been in business for a while, you have probably honed these activities so everything runs so smoothly that you never give them a second thought. And then it happens ... a situation that is a little out of the ordinary. Maybe an item was missing from an order. Or a check got lost on the way to the bank. Or a customer you thought was gone forever came back into your commercial life. And then you needed information. You needed to find that letter or order or contract that was supposed to be filed. You needed to break into your process and run it backwards to find the information, but you found it impossible. When the paper trail starts breaking down, business owners realize that there must be a better way.