Seven Arguments Against DIY Server & Network Monitoring

Viewed holistically, remote monitoring not only serves as an insurance policy for business operations but also creates real business value. Unfortunately, the incremental spend often causes businesses to overlook the tangible returns on investment. Or, doing it yourself seems like the cheaper option. Here are the seven most frequently overlooked areas of business value versus doing it yourself or not at all. Continue reading

Considering an Office Move? Don’t be Left “Disconnected.”

I’ve had more than one conversation with a client that started like this…“Oh, by the way, we’ll be moving our office in two to three months.” This should be music to my ears since we’re in the business of supporting our client’s technology needs. However, office relocation can easily become a painful experience. We often encounter issues with the availability and variety of data communication providers at the client’s new location. In spite of the perceived availability of high-speed data communications, it isn’t always that easy. Continue reading

3coast Enables Disaster Preparedness for Houston Small Businesses

3coast, a Houston-based managed IT support, business technology services and IT staffing firm, published a disaster preparedness blog series to help small and medium-sized businesses better prepare for the 2009 hurricane season. Online backup, voice-over IP, email message continuity and colocation options are highlighted in a Disaster Recovery Toolkit. “Last year, ...