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A Look Into IT Trends for 2019

November 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, IT decision makers are looking to allocate their 2019 IT resources to drive digital transformation, increase efficiency and protect against future security threats. According to Spiceworks State of IT Budgets report, 89% of companies expect their IT budgets to grow or stay steady in 2019. With these steady resources, we can expect to see some changes in IT trends in the coming months. We’ve broken down spending priorities for 2019 as compared to 2018 and which emerging tech trends are on the rise in the coming year.

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Leveraging the Cloud to Grow and Transform your Business

November 2018

For so many years the word “cloud” was a buzzword. When you heard mentions of moving to the cloud, it was something that only bigger companies did, but that is no longer the case today. According to a Microsoft SMB study, 78 percent of small businesses will adopt cloud computing by 2020. Organizations continue to adopt cloud computing for two factors: growth and scalability. If growing your business and implementing strategies that allow it to scale is crucial to you, consider moving to the cloud to gain efficiency and achieve long-term success.

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Time to Refresh your Traditional Firewall with Next Gen Firewall

October 2018

Over the past decade, we have seen attack threat vectors change, the introduction of new vulnerabilities and methods of access become increasingly sophisticated. If your business is sitting on old firewall technology, it may be putting your organization’s security at risk. The typical refresh period for firewalls is approximately five years. That said, if your organization hasn’t refreshed within the last five to ten years, it is time to make that change.

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IT Readiness in the Aftermath of Disaster

September 2018

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, we have once again seen firsthand the unfortunate damage that heavy winds, storm surge and flooding from disastrous storms can cause. Before the storm, emergency management organizations throughout the affected area made plans and evacuated homes and businesses in preparation for landfall.

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Cloud Migration: Why Some Companies Haven’t Made a Move Yet

September 2018

By now, many organizations recognize the benefits of Cloud computing – from more predictable costs to greater flexibility – and are making the move. In fact, Gartner predicts 21.4% in worldwide public cloud growth this year, with the highest percentage of growth in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market. Although the industry continues to experience growth, many businesses are still on the fence about whether the Cloud is right for them. In this article, we break down some of the top reasons why organizations may choose to stay away from the cloud and how to overcome those objections.

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5 Times Object Storage is the Right Call for Your Business

July 2018

In today’s digital universe, the rate at which data is created is increasing exponentially, thus the amount of data being collected by enterprise organizations is growing at a rapid pace. The more corporate data being stored, the more risk it presents to a business– potentially causing durability issues, limitations with storage infrastructure, and difficulty with data management.

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Don’t Allow Cyber Threats, Network Outages, and Data Loss Events to Destroy your Brand Equity

June 2018

Cyber attacks are more sophisticated than ever before, and data loss is a growing concern for businesses of every size in every industry. Small and medium-sized businesses continue to face the same types and frequency of information security breaches as larger enterprise organizations ­– 74% of small and medium-sized businesses reporting that they had suffered an information security breach in the last 12 months, according to a UK Government Report. Most of these attacks impact email, network and sensitive data in their on-premises technology infrastructure and many of these businesses struggle to recover.

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3, 2, 1 Data Loss Prevention!

May 2018

It all started on August 13, 2017, off Cape Verde, Africa as a low-pressure system that was merging with strong tropical moisture moving west across the Atlantic. Thirteen days later Hurricane Harvey crossed the shore between Port Aransas and Port O'Connor, Texas around 03:00 UTC, possessing maximum winds of 130 mph (215 km/h). This weather pattern was just the beginning of what would become a disaster for many businesses and the nearly 6,314,000 residents in the Houston Metropolitan area.

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Proud Supporters of ITmatters

May 2018

Immedion is proud to partner with Racks and Towers and Pink Ribbon Girls (PRG) in their ITmatters program. ITmatters provides an easy and rewarding way for businesses to make a charitable contribution to Pink Ribbon Girls by donating end of life hardware.

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4 Steps to Disaster Readiness for Severe Weather

May 2018

The key to disaster preparedness is having a plan in place long before disaster strikes. Are you prepared for the threat of severe weather this spring? This month, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) projects a heightened risk for severe weather to expand across the Ohio Valley and into the Carolinas. May is the peak of tornado season, and hurricane season is just a month away.

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