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Disaster Recovery Planning and Virtualization

With the advent of multi-core CPUs, the deployment and use of virtual servers has become commonplace.  One of the easiest places introduce this technology is within your DR/Business Continuity plan. Most DR plans include physical backup servers that are tediously kept in sync with the primaries. These backup servers are housed in off-site locations and represent a duplicate cost component Continue Reading...
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E-mail Tips For 2011

< ![CDATA[Happy New Year from the MegaNet team! The holidays have quickly come and gone once again. Everyone is back into full swing and ready to make moves for the new year. Right? If you need a little nudge to make things happen post holiday hangover – read these great e-mail tips for 2011....
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Small Business 101: Buy a Hybrid

For many small business, cost for a product or service is the corner stone of the purchasing decision. E-mail is the most crucial tool for day to day productivity. At MegaNet, we field a lot of questions from clients asking to setup their own Dedicated Mail Server. These services are not always the lowest cost solutions for the client. Enter the Continue Reading...
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Email 101: POP vs IMAP

< ![CDATA[ E-mail is one of the most crucial tools we use in business and personal communication. It is extremely important we can access our e-mail at work, on our laptops at home, and on the go with our cell phones. This article will walk you through the basic differences of POP vs IMAP and what it means to you....
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The Smartphone Phenomenon

I’ve been meaning to write up something about smartphone usage relevant to our customer base.  It’s a very diverse topic and we will probably be posting more about it in the future.  But for today I wanted to mention some general information and recommended resources. We have experienced  a steady rise in smartphone related helpdesk calls.  With the success of Continue Reading...
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Shared Web Hosting

Recently, one of our shared web hosting servers fell victim to a defacing tactic. You can read the RFO on our status page  here. We wanted to take the time to discuss shared hosting platforms and the advantages and disadvantages. The following snippets of information are from Wikipedia’s definition of the Shared Hosting Environment. The original article can be found Continue Reading...
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Keeping Scope In Mind

I had the occasion to make a couple of trips down to North Carolina’s Triad area over the past few weeks.  Instead of taking the normal I-95 route down the coast and then west into NC, I went by way of Harrisburg PA (Route 76 to 81 to 220).  The scenery was spectacular and I probably saved at least $25 Continue Reading...
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Stay Connected With MegaNet

blog.meganet.net we hope to bring you more current news, informative articles written by staff, and a new place for you to connect with MegaNet. Other Places To Stay Connected Stay connected with us on Twitter for quick and up to date announcements for all of our news.We’ve been using Twitter for a while now and feel it’s a great outlet Continue Reading...
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Essential Tools For Today’s Start-up

We started MegaNet almost 15 years ago.  Back in those days we were working off 6ft banquet tables with our 486 PCs and 13” monitors.  We kept the overhead florescent lights in the office off most of the time to avoid screen flicker headaches.  We were in start-up mode, sending out direct mailers, putting brochures under windshield wipers, and most Continue Reading...
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A Word On Evaluating IT Investments

Being week four of the regular NFL season I thought this quote was appropriate to today’s blog. “They want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries.”— Bill Parcells (former coach of N.E. Patriots) There is often a disconnect between ownership and coaches when pivotal decisions are in play....
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