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5 ways a small business can profit from Cloud Hosting

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 11:48

Virtual Servers offer customers a more agile and effective way of managing their IT infrastructure and delivers on-demand and self-provisioned computing resources quickly and easily.

In a matter of minutes, you can set up and manage your own Virtual Server in an environment which is populated by familiar and trusted vendors. A recent report revealed that more than 54% of respondents believe that Cloud Hosting is more secure than on premise IT and more than 20% of businesses rely on the cloud for storing their valuable data.

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Top 6 reasons why small businesses are migrating to the cloud

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 16:47

What’s stopping your business from moving to the cloud?

Whether it’s the cost, use of time or simply because you don’t know enough about it, it is becoming more important for your business to consider adopting to the cloud if you wish to deliver business growth and gain faster innovation.

This year has seen an increase in the number of businesses who are beginning to become comfortable with the idea of using cloud services. Around 73% of businesses are now in the process of developing a cloud strategy, and those who have already invested in cloud are continuing to increase their usage.

In 2015, 60% of business decision-makers said their budget for cloud services will increase over the next 12 months. One of the main reasons for this is that the cloud not only reduces commitments for businesses in terms of hardware, but also in support and maintenance, so can be highly beneficial.

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What connection speed is best for your business?

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 16:55

More and more small businesses depend on their broadband connection to operate effectively and spend considerable capital to make sure that they have reliable connectivity that suits their operational needs. There are lots of criteria to consider when choosing your broadband or Ethernet package including speed, uptime and contract length. But how do you know which package is best for your business?

Before you begin to look for the best deal, you need to establish what kind of internet user you and your business are. Do you need huge download limits, transfer large files or will your connection mainly be for checking emails?

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Top Tips for SMBs: How to avoid your mailbox getting full

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 16:06

Small businesses rely heavily on email as a main communication tool for and as a result of this, their mailboxes become full fairly quickly. Once a mailbox is full, any emails which are sent will be rejected and can affect productivity and more importantly future sales.

You can delete these one by one or to save time you can log into your email portal. At Claranet SOHO as with most email providers, when your mailbox becomes 90% full, you will receive a warning message which will advise you to free-up some space.

Once logged in, you will be able to remove emails which you no longer need in bulk from the server.

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Top Tips for SMBs: POP account set up for Mac’s

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:18

POP stands for post office protocol and is just the name for a type of email protocol. The email is stored on an email server and when your email program checks in; it downloads messages on to your physical device and then deletes them off the server.

If you only access your email via one physical machine below are guidelines which will help you to set up your POP email account on your Mac easily.

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How much is server downtime costing your business?

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:45

Does your small business rely solely on online activity to make sales? If so, server downtime could cost your business large sums of revenue and ultimately a broken confidence in your business from disappointed customers.

For businesses who work within a paperless workforce, server downtime would prevent any work being done at all. Of course loss of data is the most threatening, those businesses that experience a severe data loss only 6% survive*. With this in mind, it is essential for server downtime to become more of a priority for small businesses.

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