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Offshore IT providers are not as good as you think

November 15, 2012

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Last night – I spoke with another potential customer who has had a very bad experience with outsourcing their coveted project to an overseas country. Their experience turned down-right ugly. So what are some of the shortcomings of outsourcing offshore? There are many, however there a couple notable shortcomings that are hard to overcome. Most offshore […]

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IT Priorites

November 8, 2012

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Often times when I meet with a potential customer they have no clear strategy or focus for their IT goals. There is no centralize management or control. Sure in the beginning it is easy to get away with this and overlook any real structure to the organization of your IT department, your hardware and your […]

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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 Big Data?

October 23, 2012

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Through the months of 2012 we have been hearing the term “Big Data” a lot more. I have even seen a few television commercials about it, but of course they really don’t explain what it is. Yesterday while working with a customer on our storage cloud they asked, “What is the big data stuff I have […]

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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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IT department’s future in the wake of cloud computing

October 11, 2012

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Today is a significant day – the date 10/11/12 will not be seen again for another century. However next year we will see 11/12/13, that is if the world does not end on December 21 of this year as some people have interpreted. This reminds me of a conversation I had earlier this week with […]

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Intelligence Committee warns about security threats, pinpoints Chinese tech firms

October 9, 2012

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The Untied States House Intelligence Committee warns US private companies from doing business with Chinese technology companies. Many people are worried that China has become prominent player in the field. The companies the federal government are most worried about are Huawei and ZTE. The Intelligence Committee also recommended a block be implemented forbidding them from […]

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Windows 8 launching soon – should your organization upgrade

October 4, 2012

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Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 8 is set to release to the public on October 26th – maybe. Microsoft has consistently push the release date on virtually all of its software releases, so it remains to be seen if Microsoft can lock in this date. Windows 8 is a radical change in previous operating systems and […]

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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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