File Sharing

5 Ways CloudDrive Makes Offices More Productive

5 Ways CloudDrive Makes Offices More Productive

Many consumer-grade file sync services work well for basic file sharing, but offer little else in the way of advanced features. Meridian's CloudDrive, on the other hand, can transform the way people collaborate and do business.

What is the Cloud? And Where is it?

What is the Cloud? And Where is it?

There has been a ton of talk about the cloud. Cloud this, cloud that. But what actually Is the cloud? It’s okay if you don’t know, most people don’t understand it and even some tech people tend to wave their hands towards the sky when trying to explain it!

5 Ways to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

5 Ways to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

Cloud computing is now the norm — 95 percent of businesses worldwide are using at least one cloud service, according to a 2016 study. While there are many services that fall under cloud computing, businesses often use the cloud to store data.

5 Ways Your Employees Might Be Putting Your Business at Risk

5 Ways Your Employees Might Be Putting Your Business at Risk

Employees can be your most valuable asset — and your biggest security nightmare. Sometimes, they engage in risky behaviors without even realizing they are doing so. Taking work home, for example, might seem innocent enough, but it can put holes in your security defenses.

Understanding Cloud Technology

Understanding Cloud Technology

The cloud is virtual and therefore does not require any hardware of your own to deliver a service. Cloud technology can deliver that service to you, without having to install anything or have it on a server at your business.

Cloud Hosting vs. File Servers: A Pros and Cons Analysis

Cloud Hosting vs. File Servers: A Pros and Cons Analysis

With cloud computing well into the mainstream and steadily replacing roles currently filled by traditional server architecture, it's time to ask the big question: can cloud hosting replace traditional file servers for storing and sharing files between employees in your organization? 

How to secure your laptop fleet

How to secure your laptop fleet

When the corporate network proves difficult to penetrate, hackers start looking for softer targets. This can include laptops your employees use to access the work network.

BACK UP DON'T PAY UP!

BACK UP DON'T PAY UP!

When it comes to ransomware, it’s not the ransom that’s so damaging to your business. It’s the downtime.  Just ask the folks at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

How to Access Previous Document Versions Within Microsoft OneDrive

How to Access Previous Document Versions Within Microsoft OneDrive

There are some mistakes that you never make twice. One of them is forgetting to save a document, a detail immediately regretted in the event of a system crash or power outage. In the past, this mistake was a costly one, but it no longer affects Microsoft OneDrive users.

Cloud or dedicated server? Where is the smart money going?

Cloud or dedicated server? Where is the smart money going?

Should you be entrusting your data to the cloud or keeping it down to earth on your own servers? This is a decision facing every CIO. And it’s one they’ll be forced to justify and revisit regularly for the foreseeable future. That’s because there’s been no knock-out blow in the argument between the cloud and the in-house server. There’s plenty to be said for both, which makes the question one of what’s right for you.

The Latest Office 365 Editions: What Business Owners Need to Know

The Latest Office 365 Editions: What Business Owners Need to Know

Just after Microsoft launched its new subscription-based Office 365 Home Premium for individual users, the company rolled out a major update to Office 365 for enterprise users, too. As with any major tech release, 

How to get employees mobile with maximum data security

How to get employees mobile with maximum data security

Organizations around the world are finding that mobile workers can be the key to greater service efficiency and effectiveness. If you are considering making staff more mobile, there are necessary steps to make certain that laptops do not lead to privacy and security violations.

How Cloud Computing Can Benefit Small Businesses

How Cloud Computing Can Benefit Small Businesses

When starting a business, servers and networking equipment can be a significant expense. To reduce this burden, many businesses are turning to cloud computing. Cloud computing provides a number of benefits including improved scalability, cheaper support, and automated backups.

5 Things to Consider When Planning Your Data Backup Process

5 Things to Consider When Planning Your Data Backup Process

Your organization's value depends on its data. A catastrophic loss of data will cripple your company, often beyond the point of recovery. For this reason, data backup plans are essential, even for startups. Save time and money by doing it right from the start instead of waiting until after the disaster.

December Computer Deals

December Computer Deals

December is probably the best time of the year to replace aging computer hardware. It is also the best time to think about introducing tools you might not have had before, like tablets. That is because the sales that begin on Black Friday generally continue. Last year saw computer prices in December coming in six percent lower than in November.

Dealing with data

Dealing with data

Annual Internet traffic is expected to surpass 88.4 exabytes (that's almost one billion gigabytes) per month in 2016.

It’s difficult to say how much of this data comes from small businesses, but we do know that as small to medium-sized businesses grow, their data storage requirements do too.

Move To The Cloud

Move To The Cloud

The cloud no longer represents the future of computing, it's the present-and you can find services to handle every aspect of your small business' IT needs.  Frequently touted as the future of business technology, cloud computing's biggest benefit is that it makes enterprise-quality technology affordable for small businesses. It lets them compete at previously unattainable levels. In fact, it's now possible to completely run your small business in the cloud.