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3 Best Practices for Your Move to the Private Cloud

Moving to the private Cloud - exit strategy
Remember when putting data in the cloud seemed dangerous? Everything has changed. Now public and private cloud providers are comfortably claiming that the cloud is more secure than traditional on-premise infrastructure. Why? Because of the prioritization of security in cloud designs compared to that of cost and functionality in traditional enterprise computing. With more organizations…Read More

Meet Loretta Yu, MicroAge’s Q2 Associate of the Quarter

Loretta Yu, Microage, Marketing Specialist
Every quarter, MicroAge recognizes an associate for their commitment to supporting our clients and team members and for living our values every day. Meet Loretta Yu, our Associate of the Quarter for Q2 and MicroAge's Marketing Specialist. Loretta has been an unstoppable creative force at MicroAge for five years. She's known for being able to…Read More

Meet Scott Jeffery, MicroAge’s Q1 Associate of the Quarter

Scott Jeffery Learning & Development Specialist at MicroAge and Jeff McCeever
Every quarter, MicroAge recognizes an associate for their commitment to supporting our clients and team members and for living our values every day. Meet Scott Jeffery, our Associate of the Quarter for Q1. Scott has been a constant team player, empowering and educating associates across the company for almost seven years. He has an impressive…Read More

7 Things to Know About 5G

In recent years, tech advancements have made fifth-generation cellular networks (i.e., 5G) possible. 5G will be much faster than existing 4G connections and is expected to facilitate the seamless operation of VR tech, self-driving cars, drones, industrial robots and more. Basically, 5G is the newest generation of mobile broadband that will augment and eventually replace current 4G…Read More

Improving IoT Security: 4 Ways to Slam the Door on Hackers

As I was reading a recent Sophos blog on improving IoT security, I had a flashback to my childhood. Growing up, my parents got after me for leaving doors open (“In or out!”, “You’re letting all the warm/cool air out!” and “You’re letting bugs in!” were popular in my house). Your company leaders probably don’t…Read More

Things You Should Know About Office 365

Launched in 2011, Office 365 is a line of subscription services offered as part of the Microsoft Office product line. Users access Office 365 offerings through plans that allow a subscription-based use of Microsoft's Office software suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access and Publisher), as well as the following cloud-based SaaS products: Skype for…Read More

Traditional SAN Technology vs. VMware vSAN

Centralized storage enables the consolidation of storage resources both at the block and file level. It allows servers to access the same pool of storage space, making for efficient use of storage capacity. Since the data is centralized, management and backup operations are much easier. Some of the benefits of centralized storage include high performance,…Read More

Data Protection Tips When Moving to the Cloud

In recent years, more and more businesses are beginning to leverage enterprise cloud technology due to the multiple benefits it offers, especially in terms of profitability and efficiency. Reports from IDG Enterprise's 2016 Cloud Computing summary show that cloud technology is used by 70% of organizations in the U.S. - whether it be public, private,…Read More

Public Cloud Offerings vs. Private Internal Cloud

No matter the type of cloud being used, whether private, public or hybrid, nearly everyone agrees that cloud computing provides numerous benefits in terms of instant provisioning, virtualized resources, scalability and ability to rapidly expand the server base. The choice of public or private cloud depends largely on your business needs. Let's explore the different…Read More

HCI Versus Traditional Infrastructure: Buy Against Build

In today's highly competitive, fast-paced business environment, traditional hardware-centric infrastructure no longer cuts it. Its siloed architecture limits visibility across various departments, keeps teams divided and slows provisioning and collaboration. Since it lacks the speed and flexibility to keep up with ever-changing user needs and business demands, businesses that still use them are getting left…Read More