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Tag: Cloud
How SMBs Can Utilize the Cloud To Build Their Business
February 11, 2019

There has been a lot of talk lately about the cloud and its ability to put small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and startups on a level playing field with large global enterprises.

Why More SMBs are Turning to the Cloud to Reduce TCO
February 5, 2019

More small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) seem to be taking the initiative to learn more about the benefits of the cloud.

Why Hybrid Clouds are More Than Just Another Trend
January 31, 2019

It should come as no surprise that many small to midsize business owners take pride in overseeing every aspect of their startup business.

Cloud Monitoring Can Be the Difference Maker for SMBs
January 22, 2019

It’s a fast-paced world. Not only do people want things, they want things right now.

5 Ways SMBs Can Save Money on Security
December 27, 2018

Small-to-medium sized businesses and large enterprises may seem worlds apart, but they face many of the same cyber-security threats.

It is Heaven! Using the Cloud to Challenge Big Business
November 28, 2018

Has anyone suggested you begin moving your business to the cloud?

Loss of Data: Causes and Prevention
November 14, 2018

The adoption of technology from the simplest of matters to the most complex problems has rendered us heavily dependent on it.

What is the Cloud: A Simple Analogy
November 5, 2018

You use the cloud and don't even know it.

The cloud means no more stormy weather
April 18, 2018

Many small firms are pretty busy handling their own business, and don’t give much thought to what they would do if a natural disaster from a bad snowstorm to much worse hit their physical location and cut power, or physical access to the building.



What the cloud means for you-Part II
April 13, 2018

Recently, we talked about ways the cloud brings value, business protection, and economies of scale to the smaller firm that they could never achieve by themselves.

The Could: what do you get?
April 5, 2018

The cloud refers to using off site computing resources and storage to supplement or even replace the use of on-site/in-house resources.


How the cloud saves smaller firms money
March 8, 2018

You pay someone to store all of your data in the cloud, as opposed to keeping it on your own server and backing it up.


The Cloud: Are there security issues?
March 1, 2018

For many, the idea of offloading their data to another physical/virtual location can seem like a security risk.

Office 365 and eDiscovery
June 7, 2016

For our Lawyer friends, this little bit of information may make your life a bit easier. ACS has a long tradition of working with the legal market. Our experience includes consulting and working with lawyers at trial. As well as providing security and ongoing IT management for thier firm networks

Why the Cloud is an Essential Piece of Small Business Disaster Planning
October 9, 2013

Even though Michigan is not well known for it's natural disasters, we are frequent recipients of blizzards and thunderstorms which can wreak havoc on your computer systems. 

Our Favorite Cloud LPM, Clio Has Partnered with Xero
September 4, 2013

Xero and Clio Partner to Seamlessly Bring Complete Legal Practices Into the Cloud SAN FRANCISC

How The Cloud is Vital to the Success of YOUR Small Business
August 15, 2013

A few months ago, I read this article on how The Cloud is Vital to Small Business Success.  It's a really great article outlining all the ways that the cloud can be useful to your small business, but it doesn't really tell you WHAT exactly those things might look like for you.   Here are some articles we have previously written on some of the various areas.

How to Determine if a Cloud Service is Safe Enough for Your Business
July 30, 2013

This spring, I attended the American Bar Association technology conference in Chicago.  The conference was held for attorneys and firm managers in order to gain knowledge of new technologies and learn the state of technology within the legal industry.

Web Productivity Tip - Using Your Domain in Gmail
July 18, 2013

I don't know if you are like me or not, but I like to keep things in separate boxes as much as possible.   I don't like to make business phone calls when I'm playing with my kids and I don't like to answer business email when I'm talking to my sister-in-law. 

Opening A New Office - Software in the Cloud
July 16, 2013

When opening a new office, it seems obvious that you need software.  But, do you really?   Do you really need to go to Staples and buy a bunch of CD's to install on your machine?   How will you keep track of all th0se CD's and license codes?   And what if you are not at the office? 

GTD for Evernote {Book Review}
June 6, 2013

While researching different ways to Get(ting) Things Done (GTD), I stumbled across a book that struck my interest since we are big fans & users of Evernote:  Evernote: The Unofficial Guide to Capturing Everything and Getting Things Done.   I emailed Mr. Gold who was gracious enough to send a copy so that I could review it and share it with you.

Cloud Computing - Are You More Prone to Attack on the Cloud or In Your Office?
June 4, 2013

Do you think your data is more likely to be hacked on the cloud or on your local office computers?   While security has long been cited as an obstacle of adopting more cloud computing services, this article shows that cloud data is actually attacked less than your local computers.

The Cloud Doesn't Equal Zero Maintenance
May 16, 2013

To a lot of people, there is a perception that putting your data on the cloud means you don't have to do anything to it or with it unless you need it. 

Why Do We Recommend Cloud Computing?
March 14, 2013

I read a great article the other day at Forbes -- In the Rush to Cloud Computing, Here's One Question Not Enough People Are Asking.   So what aren't they asking? --  Why?   No one is asking WHY they are moving to the cloud, what they hope to accomplish. 

Small Business & The Cloud
February 26, 2013

I found this gorgeous infographic from Microsoft Office365 & Jess3 about small business and cloud computing.

How Can Cloud Computing Improve YOUR Business?
October 10, 2012

I read a great article on Five Ways Cloud Computing Can Speed Up Your Projects last week and it got me thinking...

So Just What is the CLOUD Anyway?
September 12, 2012

 Everyone talks about the cloud.   Why it's good to be on the cloud, why it's bad to be on the cloud, why the cloud is secure, how it's not.   But that still doesn't answer the question: What is the Cloud? 

Evernote - Private, and thats good!
May 14, 2012

I'm a heavy user of Evernote.  I will document how I use later, but in an effort to keep the world up to speed on all the fascinating things I read, here is an article on how Evernote is attempting to stay private for an extended period of time.