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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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The Cloud

[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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The Cloud

[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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Tech Alert | Tightening IT Security | The Cloud

Tech Alert: Is the Cloud More Secure Than the Server in My Office?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
October 3rd, 2018

The best, and arguably the worst, thing about the rapid growth of technology is options. Long gone are the days where chocolate or vanilla were your only choices. In a post-Ben & Jerry’s world of Truffle Kerfuffle and Chubby Hubby, how are you supposed to know what to pick? And maybe the million-plus specialty ice cream flavors out there isn't exactly the same. But it’s easy to feel as overwhelmed by specialty ice cream as when you’re evaluating your server options.

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Business Planning | The Cloud

3 Commonly Overlooked Realities of Moving to the Cloud

By: Peter O'Campo
March 27th, 2018

  A lot of small to mid-sized businesses have already made the plunge into Cloud Computing, or some form of Cloud services. For those of you currently thinking about it or planning for it, we'd like to give you a realistic view of what moving your business environment to the Cloud could mean. Unfortunately, it's not the most natural thing for your current business environment to transition to the Cloud. You'll need qualified support to get the process underway. Let’s look at some of the commonly overlooked factors of moving to the Cloud – specifically, how it will impact your employees.

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Tech Alert | The Cloud

Tech Alert: 5 Critical Steps for CEOs When Moving to the Cloud

By: Accent Computer Solutions
October 13th, 2017

Moving to the Cloud isn’t really a trend anymore, it’s basically a part of daily work life. The hybrid method of having local and Cloud-based services has really taken a life of its own. That being said, what do you, as the CEO, need to know about the Cloud?   Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. has been working with CEOs since before the Cloud became a buzzword. When we’re talking about the Cloud, a few questions always come up. Questions like “Will the Cloud work for my company” or “does moving to the Cloud mean my IT support costs go down?” These are important questions. 

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IT Untangled | Business Planning | Getting Better IT Results | The Cloud

IT Untangled: What Is Hybrid IT?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
August 23rd, 2017

To Cloud or not to Cloud, that is the question… Or it WAS the question. Hybrid IT is challenging this idea and it’s changing the conversation entirely. Business executives come to us at Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. to help them figure out the best path for their IT environment. Deciding where your equipment should be and which services you should use are big decisions. There’s a delicate balance between needs and budget. The infrastructure also needs to be adaptable to the ever-changing needs of the marketplace. That’s where hybrid IT comes in handy for some businesses. Let’s explore what hybrid IT is and how it’s working for some  businesses.

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IT Untangled | The Cloud

IT Untangled: Does the Cloud Lower IT Support Costs?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
August 16th, 2017

Everyone hates the “B” word – budget.  And while everyone budgets at some point in their life, an IT budget is a beast all its own.   In any business, there is pressure to keep costs down in EVERY department, but because IT isn’t always tangible, there usually seems to be extra pressure on that budget. When posed with the question of conserving cost, does the Cloud actually lower IT costs? Is it really the money-saver it’s portrayed as?  

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Ask An IT Guy | Tightening IT Security | The Cloud

Ask an IT Guy: I Have the Best Business Antivirus – I’m Secure, Right?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
June 16th, 2017

With the number of security threats going around today, business executives have security on their minds. While most don’t argue about the need for antivirus, (yes, I’m looking at you Mac users), does having the best business antivirus solution mean you’re protected from all IT security threats?

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Business Planning | Tech Trends | The Cloud

Tech Trends: Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS)

By: Accent Computer Solutions
May 12th, 2017

Watch out one-time software purchases, you’re old news. While the now less-mysterious Cloud gains popularity in the business world, so does the booming “as-a-service” model.  Honestly, the IT world is full of acronyms. People are talking XaaS this or that, and many of us are left scratching our heads, X-what? This particular acronym is the name of the now famous Internet-delivered service. This model is strictly internet based, opposed to local or on-site services.

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