As you are most likely well aware, telecommunications is essential to the success of any business. Using the right telecommunication system enables you to communicate effectively with your internal employees as well as your external customers. Therefore, it is important to take time to assess and select the telecommunication system that is suited for your business; failure to do so may adversely impact your business.
What would happen if your office burned down? If there was a flood? If your data was compromised by ransomware? Would your data survive? Could your company recover? Do you have a plan? CIOs are asked these questions every day and, often, these questions keep them up at night. Knowing that your company is protected in the event of a disaster is priceless. Especially when we know that a majority of companies that do not have disaster recovery plans will be put out of business when disaster strikes. Other than the obvious benefits of peace of mind and business continuity, having a disaster recovery plan in place will help your business immensely. Here are 5 ways that DR planning can benefit your business:
Human error isn't a rare occurrence. For example, in 2017 Amazon experienced an outage of its S3 servers due to a typo by an Amazon employee. Also in 2017, a British Airways engineer caused a data center outage resulting in the cancellation of 400+ flights. The Uptime Institute claims that 70% of data center outages are caused by human error. While human error is the most common culprit of data center downtime, it's also the most preventable.
Topics: Disaster Recovery Plan
The use of the internet and other local-area networks (LAN) is rapidly becoming the norm for business telecommunications. Businesses are increasingly turning away from using traditional phone lines to make and receive phone calls. These businesses are instead using data connections to transmit and receive phone messages; this is known as Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP for short. One of the primary reasons that businesses have switched to VoIP is because call rates are lower with VoIP than with traditional phone lines; businesses have lower monthly phone bills which thereby saves them money. The global VoIP market has seen a year-to-year increase in growth over the past few years and is projected to surpass a revenue of $190 billion by 2024.
Technological tools and applications have been developed over the past several years to streamline and optimize business processes and functions. A key function that has been significantly transformed as a result of technological advances is business communications. More businesses are making the transition away from using traditional phone lines and instead, use the internet to make as well as receive phone calls. This technology that offers businesses the ability to exchange calls over the internet is known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP).
Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in cloud adoption. As more businesses see the benefits of the cloud such as cost savings, easy scalability, and improved performance, they have shifted away from traditional physical data centers and network infrastructure. In 2017, the global public cloud market was $146 billion; this figure is expected to rise to $178 billion in 2018. In addition, the global public cloud market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent.
We talk to many companies everyday who are in the early stages of moving to the cloud. They have done their research and understand the benefits of the cloud, they just aren't sure where to start. They are looking for guidance in executing the shift to the cloud.
Topics: Cloud Computing
Celebrating 30 Years
October 3rd, 2018 marks 30 years of business for NewCloud Networks! Here’s to another 30 years of mutual success for customers, employees, and partners alike. Let’s test your NewCloud Networks history knowledge as we take a little walk down memory lane.
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The use of the cloud is rapidly becoming the gold standard for data storage and management by businesses. There has been an exponential increase in the number of companies that have migrated their data to the cloud over the past few years. At present, at least 96 percent of all organizations use the cloud in one form or another.