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Its a Winter Wonderland… Awful for Business Continuity

Anyone living in the Mid-Atlantic region is well aware of the recent weather conditions wreaking havoc on local residents and businesses. Just last week, PECO had over 600,000 power outages in the 5 county Philadelphia area. Many of these outages … Continue reading

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Why the Cloud is Awful for Your Business

In my 15 years of IT experience no term has annoyed me more then the “Cloud”. For starters, the term “Cloud” is a simplification of the idea of hosted services for non-technical decision makers. For the past 10 years or … Continue reading

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Its important to choose who you want as a Customer

Customers may choose you, but its also important to choose who you want as a customers. For years, I have been telling people that one secret to success in the datacenter business is be picky when it comes to what … Continue reading

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Choosing a local VOIP Provider for your Business Phone

We recently switched over to a new VOIP provider for our phone services. In the past we were using one of those large national providers, service was okay, but it could be much better. Telecom is normally treated as a … Continue reading

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Why local hosting providers are better…

We all hear how its good to buy our produce locally, but what about buying web hosting services locally. Interestingly, your company will be better off if you host with a local provider, and it has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing and VPS Confusion

I hate terminology. I especially hate terminology when people gets things confused and use it improperly. My latest annoyance is the confusion and miscommunication of the terms Cloud Computing and VPS (Virtual Private Server). The problem is that some hosting … Continue reading

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Bad Locations for a Datacenter

Because I am a native of Philadelphia, I am very familar with the area and the history of certain commercial development areas. A few months ago, an outside firm started a Data Center Facility in the old Philadelphia Navy Yard. … Continue reading

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Watch out for new email harvesting techniques…

The top two new techniques for email harvesting is Craigslist Ad’s and Facebook Friend Requests. If you use Facebook, I’m sure you’ve received a few random friend requests from people you don’t know. These requests are actually email harvesting attempts. … Continue reading

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New Datacenter Building Methodologies

Being involved in multiple data center build projects, I wanted to share some opinions on what I think are the most important core features to focus on. The first hurdle of any building project is electrical power. Any location with … Continue reading

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British Airways is unethical in their online ticket sales

For those readers who expect colocation topics, I am sorry. But when you have a blog you have the ability to let people know of your experiences. I was so shocked by how British Airways scammed me that I feel … Continue reading

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