At Timico our website is very important to us. It is a showcase for our products and services. We use it to generate interest in our company and our products, generate sales leads through the use of live chat services and contact us forms, and we have our contact numbers posted everywhere so that you know how to get in touch with us. It is a pivotal part of our business and we’d be lost without it.
In my last post, I wrote about the benefits of using a hybrid backup environment to manage your backups, which gives you the flexibility to manage your data using a combination of on premise tape backup, or an alternative on premise method, and off-site cloud backup through a trusted partner like Timico.
March 31st was the third World Backup Day. The aim of the day is to encourage us to all backup our data at the same time to ensure that none of us are subject to becoming an April Fool. Although this day is generally aimed at the consumer, it brings home a key message that we all need to think about data – no matter how much of it we have.
There are many exciting features that our Newark Data Centre has given us, including our impressive on-site Network Operations Centre, top notch colocation facilities and the opening of further office space for our ever expanding team. It’s been a year of change! However, for me, the most exciting development that the Data Centre has bought to Timico is our new hosting infrastructure and the amazing benefits that this investment has bought us and our customers.
Two weeks after 2e2 was placed in administration, many businesses are facing the stress of rapidly finding new suppliers for their mission critical hosting and unifed communications services. Timico, along with many of our competitors, are being inundated with enquiries for help.
“…everything’s called cloud something-or-other these days, it really annoys me…it’s just another buzzword dreamt up by overpaid marketing types. They just stick the word cloud on the end of every product and act like it’s something new”. This was the impassioned rant that greeted me recently (it’s not an exact quote, the original was far too offensive for this blog) when I joined a sales meeting pitched at a hardened IT professional.....
General consensus amongst those in the know is that Small Businesses are perfectly primed to harness the power of Cloud Computing. Small Business owners, particularly start ups, have smaller budgets but are far more flexible and willing to investigate the mass of opportunities that Cloud computing can bring to their company.
This is the perfect time to start the migration to the Cloud.
William Stanley Jevons was a Victorian economist who published The Coal Question in 1865 in response to widespread concerns about dwindling coal reserves and the idea that efficiency improvements in coal powered steam engines might be the best way to tackle the problem. Jevons observed that increased efficiency, rather than reducing the need for coal as you might expect, had the exact opposite effect and actually stimulated more demand – hence the paradox.