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5 considerations when moving to the cloud

Cloud computing has become a hot topic in the business world. If you are thinking about moving some or all of your business applications to the Cloud, below are a few things you’ll want to consider:

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6 Ways Virtual CIO Services Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

Every company wants their information technology to enhance their business. In fact, many leading businesses employ a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to develop strategic plans for incorporating technology into their company.

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De-mystifying the Cloud

By Jefferson Eckles, Business Process Manager at DP Solutions

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It’s Time to Re-Think IT Disaster Recovery

  • September 30, 2016
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By Jefferson Eckles, Business Process Manager at DP Solutions
As seen in The Business Monthly

Most business owners are familiar with the concept of IT Disaster Recovery (DR). Simply put, DR is the practice of creating redundant IT systems in geographically disparate locations, so that in the event of a disaster, those systems can still perform their key roles. This concept is not new and there are many options for businesses to implement a DR system.

Unfortunately, many companies are still without a system for DR. Organizations often treat the idea of DR as something that they will worry about when and if they are faced with a disaster. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, an estimated 25% of small businesses never re-open their doors after a disaster*. Lack of IT Disaster Recovery plays no small part in this statistic.

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with VMware View 5

  • September 15, 2016
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By Rich Carey, Senior Network Engineer at DP Solutions

What is VDI and what are the benefits?:

The concept of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is to run desktop operating systems and applications from virtual machines located in a data center. Although the end user accesses their desktop environment via a thin client or an actual desktop, all of the data resides within a network operating center (NOC). This is not a new concept. In the early days of computing, all data was accessed via a “dumb terminal” that connected to a mainframe system, which was typically located in a data center or NOC. With VDI, the end user is presented with an environment that is very similar in experience and functionality to the traditional desktop PC. So, you’re probably thinking “Why would I want to implement VDI?”

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IT: It's Not Just Tech Support Anymore

The role of IT has evolved from break/fix to an integral element of short-term and long-term business endeavors.

Managed service providers (MSPs) are being leveraged as partners that can bridge the gap for complex integrations or end-to-end infrastructure management. As CRN recently revealed in their “Top Five Trends for Managed Services in 2014” article1, companies are progressively turning to their providers to manage everything—from services, hardware, and everything else in-between.

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High Availability: Ensure Continuous Uptime for Your Users

  • September 15, 2014
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By Jefferson Eckles, Data Center Engineer at DP Solutions

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Survival Tactics for the 24x7 Business

Proactive vs. Reactive IT Management: Where Does your Business Stand?

When your business is off the clock, are they really... off the clock? The reality is that today’s workforce is working around-the-clock. Organizations like DP Solutions need reliable IT management at all hours. Whether they have the internal resources to keep track of their business and IT environment is another story.

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DP Solutions Named to CRN's Managed Service Provider 500 List

  • February 18, 2014
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DP Solutions, a managed IT services provider headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, today announced it has been named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.

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Discovering the Business Advantages of Cloud Computing

After having a few discussions with our clients, DP Solutions has drafted a series of blogs that answer important IT questions that many companies seem to face today. By taking the guise of a few memorable, fictional personas, we can interpret the needs and pains that often stunt company performance and growth. In doing this, we can offer solutions that cure these issues for many businesses.

I am the business owner of a full-service tax, accounting, and insurance firm, for over 40 years. As CEO, it is my responsibility to protect my company and the jobs of 75 employees. My last major battle over security occurred in regards to employees working from their personal devices.

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