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The Tabush Cloud & Managed IT Blog

Highlights from 2016 [Infographic]

We're proud of all that our team accomplished in 2016, and put together this infographic with some highlights:

Topics: IT Infographic Year in Review

2016: Year in Review


I feel like I say this every year, but I can’t believe it's January and 2016 is already behind us. Last month, at our annual company holiday party, I once again had the privilege of delivering the ‘State of the Company’ speech to our team. In 2015, I focused on the amazing journey of building, learning, and growing the company. While that journey continues on, the theme of 2016’s address was a reflection on some amazing things we accomplished and an expression of gratitude for every single person on our team who helped us reach our goals.

Topics: Life at Tabush Group Year in Review IT Boxtop

6 Things Your Business Should Move to the Cloud in 2017

Just about every business today uses the cloud.

Back in 2006, companies large and small had all of their IT systems running on servers and software that lived within the company’s walls. Fast forward just ten years to 2016, and it’s very hard to find a business that does not use the cloud for some part of their IT.

By definition, cloud means an IT system or application that lives in a remote datacenter and is managed by a third party provider, as opposed to residing on a server in the customer’s location.  

When it’s done right, the cloud works brilliantly for businesses. Cloud systems are reliable, secure, and efficient. They easily scale with growing companies. Most companies we surveyed are using a cloud email service, such as Office 365 or Google Apps, both of which are great systems (although significantly different in many ways). But there is so much more than email that small businesses can and should be doing in the cloud. 

Topics: IT Cloud Cloud for Business

Private vs. Public Cloud: Which is Best for Hosting Virtual Desktops?

Virtual desktops are the big thing for businesses these days. Over the past few years, virtual desktops (also known as VDI, Desktop-as-a-Service or DaaS, and hosted desktops) have proven to be a more secure, stable, and scalable option than the traditional desktop and server model for small businesses, and most importantly, technology finally exists to deliver the right performance at the right price.

If your company isn't already using virtual desktops, instead of looking at a server upgrade or refresh of your desktop computers, consider virtual desktops as the next step to take for your company’s IT infrastructure. In the process, be sure to consider whether you should have your virtual desktops hosted in a private or a public cloud.

Topics: Private Cloud Virtual Desktops IT Cloud for Business Cloud

6 Questions to Ask a Cloud Service Provider

I’m often asked: “Are all types of cloud made equal?” The simple answer is: no.

There are many different types of cloud services, and like any other service you utilize for your firm, not all service partners are the right fit for your firm and needs.

To make sure you select the right cloud service and partner, it’s important to ask the right questions.

Topics: Cloud IT

Top 5 Lies in IT Services

The IT business is loosely defined. If you surveyed 100 IT companies, you would learn just as many different ways of doing things. Every company needs the right IT resources for their business and making the right matches can be a challenge.

Topics: IT IT Services IT Best Practices

Data Backup for Small Law Firms: 7 Important Things to Remember

 

Having helped create, implement, manage, and restore backup and disaster recovery plans for dozens of firms, the good news is that a solid backup plan is very doable; the bad news is that it’s not as simple as you may think. Here are some experience shares and reality checks.

Topics: IT Cloud Data Backups Law Firm IT Small Law Firms Disaster Recovery

Celebrate National Small Business Week with 5 Top Technology Tools for Small Business

In honor of National Small Business Week, I thought I’d share some technology tools that are ideal for small businesses.

When I first started my business back in 2000, providing IT services to small businesses, we definitely didn’t have what we do today in the way of easy-to-setup and cost-effective technology tools. If your small business wanted file sharing and corporate email, we would have had to setup your own Small Business Server in your office.

Topics: IT Technology Insights Small Business