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XFER has been serving the Livonia area since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Big Data is Making Its Way to Small Business

Big Data is Making Its Way to Small Business

You may have noticed that there has been a lot of discussion about data recently; specifically, how it has become a driving force in organizational decision making. This month we will take a look at the data revolution, how the data (created by the analysis of other data) has become a commodity, and what is the real value of an individual’s data.

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Tip of the Week: Which Storage is Better for Your Needs?

Tip of the Week: Which Storage is Better for Your Needs?

Keeping your company’s data safe is extremely important no matter where it is stored. Making the decision to store data in the cloud or in an in-house server is just one consideration you need to make. Today, we will compare these two options to help you select the one is right for your business.

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Virtualization Has A Place Everywhere In Your Business

Virtualization Has A Place Everywhere In Your Business

Virtualization is a key player in today’s efficient workplace. Businesses of all kinds are looking to expand and enhance the way that they function on a fundamental level, and virtualization offers never before seen opportunities to cut down redundancies and implement new methods to improve operations.

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Can a Virtual Infrastructure Be Enough to Guarantee Data Security?

b2ap3_thumbnail_virtualization_security_400.jpgEvery business needs technology in order to function. Yet, if a company’s IT network is overly complicated, then technology will hinder operations, not help it. Enter virtualization, offering business owners a way to simplify their IT infrastructure, as well as make it more secure.

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Which Desktop Virtualization Model is Right for Your Business?

b2ap3_thumbnail_hosted_desktop_solutions_400.jpgIt’s been known for years that virtualizing your server is a great strategy for companies that rely on their technology. It allows them to make efficient use of their computing resources as well as limit hardware and utility costs. Many business owners are not privy to virtualized desktop options, or how to properly use desktop virtualization to improve their business.

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Set Your Applications Free with Virtualization Services

b2ap3_thumbnail_application_virtualization_400.jpgIn order to keep up with the latest industry trends, businesses are turning to technology management solutions that help them better leverage their assets to garner leads and optimize operations. One such technology is virtualization, which improves access to desktop infrastructures and data stored on virtual servers. In fact, you can even use virtualization to make your applications much more accessible and flexible.

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The Top 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Server Virtualization

b2ap3_thumbnail_virtualization_to_the_cloud_400.jpgIs your business taking advantage of server virtualization? It’s a popular solution that increases efficiency and minimizes risk. Yet, despite the well-known benefits of virtualization, there are still businesses that are hesitant to adopt it. Are you still on the fence about virtualization? Consider these top three reasons why server virtualization may be right for you.

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3 Reasons to Consider Thin Clients in the Workplace

b2ap3_thumbnail_thin_client_400.jpgHardware virtualization is an increasingly popular trend in the workplace, and it’s easy to see why. However, another viable option to save on electricity and operation costs presents itself with thin clients. With the advent of virtual desktops, it’s easier than ever to take advantage of thin clients in the office, but are they right for your business?

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3 Ways that Server Virtualization Can Benefit Your Business

b2ap3_thumbnail_server_virtualization_400.jpgVirtualization isn’t a new topic, but it sure is a hot one. Virtual servers are almost omnipresent in today’s technological world, and for good reason. They provide businesses with several benefits that help expand and preserve both a business’s data and vision, improving efficiency and productivity.

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4 Benefits of Virtualizing Your Desktop

b2ap3_thumbnail_hosted_desktop_solutions_400.jpgDesktop virtualization isn't necessarily a new subject, but it is something that has been growing in popularity over the past few years, and it's easy to understand why. Instead of keeping your desktop in physical form on your computer, it's becoming more reliable to just keep it safe and secure on a hosted server. This takes care of most physical problems that computers often deal with, such as a sudden crash or old age.

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A Desktop Virtualization Infrastructure can Save Your Business Barrels of Cash!

b2ap3_thumbnail_thin_clients_and_virtualization_400.jpgThere's no denying that maintaining an IT infrastructure is a major expense. Not only is the equipment expensive to purchase, but it often comes with a larger-than-expected price tag to maintain. One of the best ways that you can cut back on the expenses of owning and operating an IT infrastructure is by taking advantage of desktop virtualization.

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The Joys of Server Migration

b2ap3_thumbnail_server_migration_400.jpgThere are times when a specific task is asked of a server requiring all of its data to be moved. When this happens, all the files and applications are transferred to another server unit in a fascinating procedure called server migration.

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Is a Private Cloud Right for Your Business?

b2ap3_thumbnail_PCloud400.jpgMany businesses are migrating their computing needs over to the cloud. In a worldwide survey, Gartner found that 60% of businesses have increased their budgets for cloud services through 2014. Yet, cloud computing may not be right for every business. For companies that would like cloud services, but may have cloud anxiety, going with a private cloud is a valid option.

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Save Hardware Expenses with Desktop Virtualization

b2ap3_thumbnail_Cloud400.jpgWhen shopping for your personal computer, you will gladly pay the extra money to buy the best machine possible. However, when buying piles of workstations for your business, paying extra for the best equipment adds up quickly. Utilizing Desktop Virtualization for your business is a great way to get away with buying inexpensive computer hardware and that allows you to save money.

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3 Communications Boundaries Destroyed By VoIP

b2ap3_thumbnail_VoIP400.jpgDo you feel tied down by your phone system? Traditional phone plans can be expensive and your phone bill will grow if you try to do more, like add lines and use extra features. One of the ways that the Internet can help your business save money and grow is by replacing expensive phone plans with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

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3 Technologies to Help Your Office Go Green

b2ap3_thumbnail_greenworld400.jpgApril 22, is Earth Day. What is your office doing to help save the planet? We talk a lot about business continuity, but none of that matters without Earth continuity. Here are three office technologies that will help your business go green.

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See Big Energy Savings with Server Virtualization

b2ap3_thumbnail_Server-Virtualization.jpgYour electricity bill is the worst. This is because you know that it could be smaller if you only made a few adjustments to how you run the office. Little tricks like turning your lights off will save you money, but to really make a dramatic cut to your bill, you can virtualize your servers.

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Is a Mobile and Cloud-Based IT Infrastructure Right for Your Business?

Cloud Based NetworkingWith the widespread use of mobile devices in the workplace, more companies are questioning the relevance of their traditional IT infrastructure. Mobile devices take advantage of cloud computing, and every new generation of tablets and smartphones have productivity apps that can accomplish more tasks. Before you switch out your old technology, you will first want to consider the data needs of your business.

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Finding Savings in Your Underutilized Servers, Part 1

Most companies will look at ways to save by spending less on products and services, like downgrading to store brand cola when budgeting. These cuts are never popular and have been known to incite office mutinies, "Dr. Thunder, are you kidding me?" Before you deprive employees of premium products, first take a look inside your server, it may be full of savings!

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Should Your Michigan Business Virtualize?

Server Virtualization sounds like a phrase from late 1990's science fiction, but it plays a big role for small and medium-sized businesses that want to cut down on the costs of housing and maintaining multiple servers at their location. What is it and how does it work?

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