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Getting Better IT Results | Tech Girl

The Difference Between Data Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity

By: Courtney Casey
January 15th, 2019

I’m sure you’ve heard the terms “backup,” “disaster recovery,” and “business continuity.” What most business owners do not realize is that these are three separate things and without all three pieces, their business is in a vulnerable position. Data Backup First off, data backup is just copying your data onto another device. This could be a tape drive, an external hard drive, or an offsite backup. In most of these forms, your data is being stored in a raw format. This means that your applications, configurations, and network settings are not being backed up with it, so if you needed to restore, or recover, your network from the data backup, you may be down for days or weeks.

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Six Business Technology Problems to Solve This Year

By: Courtney Casey
January 10th, 2019

Did you make any new year's resolutions as the calendar turned over to 2019? In addition to the usual personal resolutions, such as eating healthy and spending more time with family, I encourage business owners and managers to add a few business resolutions to their list. Information technology is critical to operations for most companies and has the power to stop, or at least disrupt, business if things aren’t going well. When utilized properly, information technology can give companies a strategic advantage and help them accomplish their business goals and objectives.

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Do IT Right: It's Not About The Computers

Optimize your business's IT function, understand proper - and cost effective - IT staffing, and learn from the mistakes others have made.

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Getting Better IT Results

Business Technology Resolutions for 2019

By: Courtney Casey
December 31st, 2018

Now that 2019 is almost here, have you decided what your New Year's resolutions will be? In addition to your personal resolutions of weight loss, spending more time with family, and getting organized, business owners and managers should be thinking about things they can resolve to do to make their companies more successful and operate more efficiently.

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Getting Better IT Results | Executive Insights

Time to Remove Technology Roadblocks to Business Success

By: Marty Kaufman
December 27th, 2018

Most of us have tried to accomplish a task or goal and failed.  Sometimes we start over and try to do the very same project in the very same way, and we’re still a little surprised when we fail again.  Continuing with this process just takes us round and around in circles, and the result is that nothing ever gets accomplished. In fact, most of the time after we try a few times, we are in a worse position than when we started. 

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The Cloud

[Video] Plan Ahead When Taking Your Servers to the Cloud

By: Kenny Riedell
December 20th, 2018

Hi, I’m Kenny Riedell, Chief Technology Architect here at Accent Computer Solutions. We’ve been talking about the cloud for years now but only recently has it really started to make financial sense for small and medium sized businesses to migrate to it. Previously, we talked about the different types of cloud and their uses. Today, we are going to be exploring the most straightforward way for businesses to migrate their workloads to the cloud; Infrastructure as a Service or IaaS for short.

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[Video] Factors to Consider Before Transitioning to Cloud Services

By: Kenny Riedell
December 18th, 2018

Hi, I’m Kenny Riedell, Chief Technology Architect here at Accent Computer Solutions. Today, let’s talk about one of the simplest ways to offload some of your critical IT processes to the Cloud. Software as a Service, or SaaS, is exactly what it sounds like. It's software that is hosted by a third party as a service with a recurring fee. To make things a bit easier to understand, we like to call this type of cloud offering “cloud services”.

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[Video] Simple Introduction to Cloud Computing: SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS

By: Kenny Riedell
December 13th, 2018

    Remember when the Cloud meant fluffy white figures in the sky? Believe me, you aren’t the only who struggles with “the Cloud” and what it means. The good news is that we're here to help you figure out the difference in the types of cloud computing and how to pick the right one for you.

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Tightening IT Security | Business Technology News

The Dumb Thing About Smart Devices

By: Peter O'Campo
December 11th, 2018

The security cameras at your office are recording and transmitting what they see inside and outside your building, but they’re doing something else, too. Their computing power has been harnessed into a botnet slave group that’s in the process of attacking a target website.

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Accent Computer Solutions is an Inland Empire Top Workplace for the 4th Year in a Row

By: Accent Computer Solutions
December 3rd, 2018

Rancho Cucamonga, CA (December 3, 2018) – “Everyone truly works as a team; Great place to learn and grow; No micro managing.” Those are just three of the comments that employees included on the anonymous survey that landed Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. on Inland News Group’s 2018 list of Top Workplaces for the fourth year in a row.

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Disruption Ahead for Those Who Ignore End-of-Life for Microsoft OS Products

By: Marty Kaufman
November 30th, 2018

A massive technology ride is gaining speed as we get ready to move into 2019, and it’s going to cause a major disruption for those who ignore it. Microsoft has given us a lot of time to get used to the idea that support for some of our favorite desktop and server operating systems will end in early 2020.

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