BYOD and Its Impact on Your Workforce

BYOD and Its Impact on Your Workforce

In today’s bustling business world, anywhere and anytime workers are becoming more mainstream and influential on business processes and productivity. Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, rip out the wires confining employees to a workstation and enable...

Are Software-Defined Systems More Dangerous Than We Think?

Are Software-Defined Systems More Dangerous Than We Think?

Although John Considine, CTO of Verizon Terremark, is right in saying “we are headed toward software defined everything,” the concept of software-defined systems is kind of unnerving. To place your faith in software that controls your operations means placing your...

The Post Windows XP Universe: Is it Really the End?

The Post Windows XP Universe: Is it Really the End?

We imagine you’ve already heard by now, but support for the Windows XP universe is buried deep in the ground along with famous dead presidents, musicians, and those creepy zombies from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. And if you haven’t heard of the fate of XP by...

Cloud Innovations: Welcome to the New Mixed Cloud

Do you know the full potential of cloud in your organization?   Cloud technologies aren’t what they were 5 years ago. As a cost-effective alternative to consolidate growth while improving system scalability and performance, their extreme rise in popularity in the...

Customization: The Secret Ingredient to a Better Cloud

One-size-fits-all may work when shopping for sunglasses and ear plugs, but for cloud services there is a big difference between custom-made and off-the-shelf solutions.  Cloud services that are designed specifically around an organization’s needs yield higher, faster...

Windows XP End of Life Preparation: Are you ready?

Did you know that Microsoft predicts that a total operating system migration can take as long as 6 months to complete?   With the Microsoft XP end of life date set for April 8, companies that lean on the OS will soon find themselves in a pickle without an...

From Surviving to Prospering: Discover How IT Drives SMB Business

As a veteran business owner, my stance on IT was that I could always handle it. Budgets are tight. I don’t shovel out money for things I can do myself. A new workstation comes in, great. I can handle that. I have to update the security software, okay. I’ll have to...

Trust Your Critical Data and IT Environment to an Outsider?

You need to proceed with caution when it comes to entrusting management support for your critical data and in-house IT environment. The risk of disruptions to your IT environment is an ever-present danger.   At The Tech Zone, we understand—and approve of these...

Are Security Issues Keeping You From the Cloud?

Have you delayed migrating to the cloud due to security concerns?   According to IBM’s Institute for Business Value 2010 Global IT Risk Study, 77% of respondents believe that adopting cloud computing makes protecting privacy more difficult; 50% are concerned...