If you happened to be in attendance at CES (Consumers Electronic Show) 2014
in Las Vegas, you might have picked up some information about the Internet of
Things. It seems, to our ears, the Internet of Things has gone from a small
and interesting topic of conversation at Cloud trade shows, to an industry
with the potential the change the way the world functions. Point in case, as
overheard at CES2014:
We have to say, that is a pretty bold prediction. “The Internet of
Everything will be five to ten times more impactful in the next decade than
the entire Internet has been to date.” We suppose coming from John
Chambers, the CEO of Cisco, we have to put some weight behind the prediction.
Yet, we still have to wonder, will the Internet of Things – the Internet of
Everything – turn out to be all it can be? Or will the Internet of Things
turn out to be another industry wh... (more)
On December 16, 2013, our friends over at Compare the Cloud wrote a blog
called “The Day Computing Changed Forever – and We All Missed it.” The
blog centered on what the future of the Cloud could hold for society.
Ironically enough, the post was published on the same day that Google
(pictured below) announced it’s new line of products – four legged
military machines. SkyNet anyone?
Anyway, in the post our friends over at Compare the Cloud set the stage for
what the future of the Cloud and IT in general could look like. From
operating in the world via customized avatars, to fitt... (more)
What makes Louis great is his constant dedication to customer service and his
unique understanding of the IT world. From virtualization, to full IT closet
offload, private cloud solutions, to the FortressITX Hosted PBX and Exchange
services, Louis has a great way of breaking down complex issues so anyone can
understand them. Essentially, he is our go to guy for humanizing IT.
Everywhere you look, smart IT companies all over the world are touting Cloud
Computing as the future of the IT industry. But here is the thing, for all
the hotness of the term, what does Cloud even mean?
The term is somewhat amorphous. It has multiple meanings to different people.
For one person, the Cloud might mean the process of virtualizing all of the
services needed to run an office. For someone else, the Cloud means syncing
their iPad with their Macbook Pro and iPod via iCloud. For someone else, the
Cloud might mean saving and sharing their files via Dropbox. For a fourth
With the Cloud becoming more and more popular for the public, a debate has
popped up between Cloud providers and Cloud users. That debate centers around
the use of Local Data Backups vs. Cloud Data Backups. For the vast majority
of companies and personal tech consumers, the idea of storing your critically
needed data locally makes sense. Use an external hard drive. Set a
reoccurring backup time on a daily basis. Forget about ever backing up your
data ever again. However, with the Cloud becoming more accessible to private
consumers and companies of all sizes, local data backups ar... (more)