Three Fundamental Considerations for Choosing a Web Hosting & Cloud Services Provider

We hear the horror stories almost daily now. A trusted retailer, online publication, or service outlet experiences an outage and its online presence is out of commission, at a critical time, to those that depend on its availability. Unfortunately, far too often, web hosting and cloud services are still a level of infrastructure that people only think about when something has gone wrong. As more and more business comes to rely on these services, it’s important that we take a more discerning look at how they’re being managed and supported, in addition to the performance and security considerations being taken by providers.

What is a Cloud Services Broker?

What is a Cloud Services Broker?

A cloud broker is a third-party individual or business that acts as an intermediary between the purchaser of a cloud computing service and the sellers of that service. In general, a broker is someone who acts as an intermediary between two or more parties during negotiations.

The broker’s role may simply be to save the purchaser time by researching services from different vendors and providing the customer with information about how to use cloud computing to support business goals.

Why do we call it ‘the cloud’ ?

In the 1970’s through 1990’s telecommunications companies needed a simple way to draw a complete network.  It was easy to draw several branch offices and a company headquarters in a circle, label them site A, site B etc. or by city and then draw a cloud in...

Microsoft just jumped into the telephony business head first!

Take a look at the November 30, 2015 Microsoft announcement. Using what used to be Skype, what used to be Linc and Microsoft Office, plus, Cloud PBX, integration with existing PBX...

CEO and CFO required reading

When ever this question is asked a a gathering of IT people everyone groans and they all says something like “yes, I’ve got on of those”. What is “one of those” ?  It’s the person who for what ever reason will click anything. Your...