By Ben Puzzuoli, Technical Sales Director at KineticD
June 06, 2011

KineticD Online Data Backup Expert Tips: Virtual IT – What will it Mean for Your Business?

There is no doubt about it, if you want your company to stay afloat in the world of ever-increasing business competition, it is imperative that you make “staying ahead of the curve” a top priority. This means conducting in-depth studies in what the competition is doing, intense scrutiny of popular social and economic trends, and doing your best to stay on top of all emerging technological advances that can assist in the operation of your business. And, one of the most important areas in technology to stay on the cutting edge of is IT, with almost all the inner-workings of enterprises growing more and more reliant on the IT platform they utilize. After all, you could have the best product in the world, but if your company’s IT infrastructure is out of date, your product might not get the chance it needs to easily be marketed and sold to the general public in an efficient enough manner.

The world of IT is, of course, a constantly changing field, with new innovations coming about all the time which can easily render even seemingly recent technological breakthroughs obsolete. So, how can your business ever hope to keep up without investing vast amounts of time and other resources? Well, luckily enough, cloud computing is bringing about a revolution in business data management that just might make it so that you don’t have to worry about your IT issues anymore! Indeed, with many forward-thinking online data backup companies now offering a full suite of cloud computing capabilities, much that individual business owners had to often fret over in the past, is starting to be thankfully turned over to the experts, bringing about more efficiency than ever before, and effectively allowing businesses everywhere the opportunity to concentrate on what they do best; creating, marketing and selling their products.

So, beyond the aforementioned lessening of IT-related stress, how will this radical shift in IT methodology change the operations of small to medium businesses? Well, soon, gone will be the era of fat client software, wherein businesses were forced to burden down the resources of their computers, servers and databases in order to access data both off-site and over LANs. Modern-day backup companies are now more commonly dispensing thin clients to their customers in order to take as much of the processing involved with online data backup and cloud computing IT on their shoulders, making backing up and sharing data in the cloud a much less cumbersome and data intensive process than it has been in the past.

This is not only serving to make things easier for enterprises everywhere to do business, but is also allowing for increased flexibility as far as where data can be accessed from, with many companies already getting used to having all of their data available to them from anywhere, using either the control panel on the online backup thin client, or simple web-based applications when on the go. Not only does this bring about an increased ease with which companies can allow their workers to telecommute, but it also allows for unprecedented flexibility for collaboration in the cloud, giving companies worldwide the opportunity to cast their net wider and wider as far as who they can work with and indeed even employ! The most successful business is one that is “on the go”, as they say, and the use of virtualization is making that even more true than it was before, with companies everywhere now enjoying these massive increases in the accessibility of their data.

In addition to this, virtualization is looking to be the “magic bullet” when it come to dealing with the overbearing costs that can come from the easily-antiquatable hardware of databases, computers, and other digital data storage and implementation systems. This is happening using the other side of virtualization, the usage of two or more hardware devices to create one virtual device, a process that is continuing to make it so that businesses do not have to worry about the costs of having to replace their older IT systems completely anymore, now instead being able to adhere to a more “pay-as-you-go”-style upgrading model through the use of virtualization technologies to mix together new and old IT hardware to create one virtualized network or device that is as easy on their IT budgets as possible, allowing businesses to effectively be “recycling” their old IT hardware!

We here at KineticD are indeed proud to be at the forefront of this virtual IT revolution, now providing over 40,000 customers with state of the art cloud computing, online backup and virtual IT solutions everyday. Feeling left behind? Why not give us a try and see what KineticD can do to bring your business smoothly into the world of virtual information technology?

About the author: Ben Puzzuoli is Technical Sales Director at KineticD, a Toronto based online data backup service provider.

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