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When disaster strikes

October 25, 2012

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I cannot count the times that we have received a frantic phone call or email saying, “911 emergency – our server/network has crashed and we have lost everything!” Of course this is an emergency and a major business disaster. What would you do, or more importantly – what have you done to prevent this? Having […]

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What is a virtual desktop

October 16, 2012

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This weekend I was visiting family, it is always good and comforting to see family. The holidays are just around the corner and I try to visit my extended family, the ones that I will probably not see during the actual holidays. Of course there was the normal chatter like remember when you fell off your […]

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30 Years ago today…

October 1, 2012

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On October 1, 1982 Sony changed the way we listened to music and stored our data with the release of the Compact Disc (CD). First released in Japan and six months later here in the United States. It was not cheap – coming in around $1000 and supplies were limited. The main appeal the CD […]

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FBI pushes for broader Internet surveillance

September 24, 2012

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It has always been a game of cat and mouse, hide and seek – the white hats verses the black hats. For as long as I can remember, and I’ve been involved in technology since 1980, even before the IBM XT computer debut in 1983 – people, hackers really, have been trying to access data […]

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Cloud myths disspelled

September 20, 2012

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For almost four years now – Raven Cloud Computing has been working to bring you the best cloud tools available. We have many products and services and our customers enjoy the freedom to use our services and use us as an extension of the IT staff. At the risk of sounding like an advertisement or […]

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Preparing your company for a disaster

September 17, 2012

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What would happen if the power goes out in your workplace for a prolonged period of time? Just last week, it happened –  in San Diego. A massive blackout lasting more than 15 hours turned the lights and power out on 1.4 million residents and businesses. So what will happen when a disaster occurs to […]

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Road Warriors: Rely on cloud and mobile based apps more than ever

September 13, 2012

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As a road warrior you know the routine, you are sitting at an airport thousands of miles away from your company office. You are trying to work on a slide deck and proposal for a customer presentation – and you need more data. It’s late and the office is closed, all of your co-workers have gone […]

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Is your data at risk

September 10, 2012

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This weekend started an annual American tradition, the inaugural kickoff of NFL football. Televisions were tuned to favorite games everywhere. Of course some of us are not content with just watching these games, we have to be a part of them, hence fantasy football. There are various websites, NFL, Yahoo, ESPN, CBSSports where you can join […]

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The New Cloud Applications

September 6, 2012

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Last night I had friends over to watch the opening NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. Dallas won the game 24-17. During the game a commercial aired about cloud computing and what the cloud can do for you. I am sorry to say that one of my guest was unclear about […]

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Survey – 51% of people believe stormy weather can interfere with cloud computing…

August 30, 2012

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NOTE: We have included our own survey at the bottom of this article and giving you an opportunity to share with us your thoughts about how you use the cloud. Look for your answers in an upcoming article of this blog. Surprising results were just released in a survey commissioned by Citrix and the survey goes […]

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