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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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Three Benefits of Using Object Storage

April 2018

Data volume is growing at an exponential rate. Businesses today are challenged with finding a scalable, reliable and cost-effective solution for storing these massive amounts of data. Object storage can be combined with traditional storage methods for a practical approach to storing large quantities of unstructured data such as media files, archives and documents. We’ve listed the top three benefits of using object storage to resolve your data storage challenges.

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4 Ways to Gain Efficiency with the Cloud

March 2018

In the ever-changing world of IT, businesses are faced with the challenge of keeping up with trending technology while at the same time, maintaining an effective strategy that drives business value. The cloud has become an integral part of how businesses run today, and has proven to be practical in helping your business run more efficiently. Here are four ways to gain efficiency by leveraging the cloud.

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Preparing a Data Center for Inclement Weather

February 2018

Much of the country experienced record low temperatures last month as Winter Storm Inga brought snow and ice to the Midwest, East and South. Winter weather can have a major impact on your IT systems – from power outages to heating and air equipment failures. How does a data center prepare for inclement weather? Immedion’s Director of Facilities Operations and Director of Customer Services provide insight into what it takes to keep a data center always on – regardless of the conditions outside.

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Add Protection to the top of your IT Department’s Resolution List

January 2018

As you ring in the new year and implement your business’s 2018 IT strategy, don’t forget to add data protection to your list of resolutions. Disaster recovery, security monitoring and systems management are essential to mitigate risk and protect your business’s mission critical data and systems. Follow these best practices to make protection a priority in 2018:

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A Guide for 2018 IT Budgeting

December 2017

As 2018 approaches, IT decision makers must look ahead to next year and decide where to focus IT resources. CIOs are faced with the challenge of planning an IT budget that both drives efficiency and creates value for their business. Though challenging, IT budgeting doesn’t need to be a painful process. We’ve compiled some IT budgeting trends and tips to use as a guide for ensuring your budget aligns with your strategic goals:

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Is Your Business Ready for Seasonal Peaks?

November 2017

Many businesses experience some seasonal ebb and flow that may drive fluctuations in their IT infrastructure usage. As an example, summer is a busy time for the coastal tourism industry that may result in increased traffic, bookings and registrations. Similarly, accounting firms may experience increased volume during the spring tax season.

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Ask These Due Diligence Questions to Ensure Security in the Cloud

October 2017

Choosing a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) can be a daunting process, especially in today’s rising threat landscape. Even as cloud adoption continues to increase, security remains a major element of concern in the decision to move to the cloud. According to Crowd Research Partners’ 2017 Spotlight Report on Cloud Security, 81% of organizations today are concerned about security in the cloud. The report concluded that cloud security risks are the single biggest barrier to cloud adoption.

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Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead, You Can

September 2017

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals and communities that engage in preparedness actions. This message is especially important as the nation prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Irma and Tropical Storm Jose. Visit the National Hurricane Center website to track these storms.

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