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Five terms to know if you’re new to tech

Five terms to know if you’re new to tech

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Are you new to technology and sometimes have a hard time following what people are talking about? Or do you need to elevate your internet security or implement new IT services and there are so many tech words associated with these activities that you don’t understand?

These kinds of questions are common and illustrate the common struggles many companies we work with face on a daily basis. Tech terminology can be tough to understand, which is why we’ve identified five of the most common terms below. Whether you’re new to tech or just need to brush up on some of the latest words in the industry, we got you covered.

Here are five commonly used, but often misunderstood tech terms:

Cloud: Since we are a cloud technology solutions company, of course, this is going to be the first term we include. The “cloud” is defined as a data center stocked with servers that are connected to the Internet.

Cloud computing: This term is highly popular among technology companies today and for a good reason. “Cloud computing” is essentially a delivery of hosted services over the internet. Cloud computing allows businesses to store files, documents and other important information online rather than relying on a company infrastructure to store all of that data.

Backup: Have you ever lost an important file due to a computer issue? Not a fun experience, right? A backup describes the process of retrieving data from any internet-connected device should your organization experience a business interruption, catastrophic failure or even the inability to access your place of business.

IP address: This term is short for “Internet Protocol address.” In other words, an IP address is a number assigned to a device that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. It is highly important to keep your IP addresses protected to help prevent hacking from cyber criminals.

Disaster Recovery Plan: This is a plan that helps an organization prepare for computer-related disasters like a website going down, a security breach, a fire, hard drive failure and so on. Disaster recovery plans consist of an implementation plan for recovering your website and IT services in the event that something goes wrong. Statistics show that on average, more than 40 percent of businesses that do not have a Disaster Recovery Plan go out of business, so it’s crucially important for every organization have one.

Of course, there are so many confusing technology terms that it’s nearly impossible to list and define them all. That’s why CloudTech1 is here to help your business understand how to leverage technology to elevate your security, store your data on the cloud, work with your employees to create a Disaster Recovery Plan and so much more. Learn more about all our solutions here.

Do you have any questions about any technology terms? If so, leave a comment below.

CloudTech1 Cracks the Top 100 for Cloud Service Providers in the World

CloudTech1 Cracks the Top 100 for Cloud Service Providers in the World

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ROCHESTER HILLS – CloudTech1 CEO Rick Beckers and his team have been named by Penton Technology and Talkin’ Cloud as a top 100 Progressive Cloud Service Provider in the World.

Managed service provider CloudTech1 joins data center Liquid Web as the only two Michigan companies to be named to the list. The two companies have worked together previously. The notoriety of the Talkin’ Cloud article has brought a closer connection with Liquid Web and we are honored and excited to grow with them.

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“I’m deeply honored by the recognition placed upon CloudTech1 by Talkin’ Cloud for the hard work that our talented team has put forth,” Beckers said. “It has always been our intent to shine a bright light on southeast Michigan as a hub of advanced technological solutions. We feel strongly that cloud solutions and the benefits that they provide to progressive businesses play an important role in our local and national economy. CloudTech1 will continue to be a leader and a source for knowledge to both business decision makers and technology professionals alike. If you are of a like mind…please reach out to us. It all starts with a conversation.”

Southeast Michigan has an opportunity to be the premier region for the emergence of Industry 4.0. With the solid base and continued growth of manufacturing companies, immensely talented engineers and companies like CloudTech1 and Liquid Web emerging, the Industrial Internet of Things appears to be burrowing its potential right in our backyard.

Check out the list and webinar here.

CloudTech1 will be hosting three events this fall. Those include:

September 21: Game Changing Cloud Technology: Network Security.

October 19: Game Changing Cloud Technology: MSP – Smarter, Faster, More Secure.

November 16: Game Changing Cloud Technology in the Manufacturing Industry.

CloudTech1 to host IT network security event

CloudTech1 to host IT network security event

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44310903_SIs your IT network secure? If not, a security breach could potentially put your most sensitive information at risk. Here are just some of the most shocking statistics that demonstrate the importance of having a strong cybersecurity infrastructure:

  • About 99 percent of computers are vulnerable to exploit kits.
  • 1 in 10 social media users say they’ve been hacked. More than 600,000 Facebook accounts are comprised everyday.
  • Hacking is often an inside job. About 59% of employees steal proprietary corporate data when they quit or are fired.

If you are concerned about your company’s IT security or simply want to learn more on how to improve it, CloudTech1 is hosting an event this month on this topic. The goal of the event will be to help businesses stay ahead of the threats on their IT network. Here are the full details for the event:

Event Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

Event Location: Spalding DeDecker Office Building – 905 South Blvd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Interested in learning more about the event? You can get all of the information and even register here.

We hope you can join us for the event! Please feel free to leave a comment below or contact us at (855) 6-CLOUD-1 with any questions.