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"Manage-It-Yourself" Cloud Services

June 26, 2017

When it comes to the cloud, “Have It Your Way.” Global ad agency, BBDO, already trademarked that slogan for Burger King over 40 years ago. Those words could easily be the slogan for cloud services. US Signal has employed a cloud platform — vCloud Director — that truly allows customers to “have it their way.”

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When Backups are Dangerous: Create an Age-out Plan

June 12, 2017

Everyone knows that backups are critical to keeping business going. But with companies requiring longer and longer retention periods due to compliance or company policies, a little-known risk is starting to hit IT teams across the country.     Maintaining backups for long periods of time is doable with [...]

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Is Your IT Service Portfolio Delivering What You Need?

May 31, 2017

The business world keeps changing, including the technologies, the devices used to conduct business, customer preferences, regulatory requirements, and more. New applications are being developed to keep pace and others modified to meet emerging needs. New software is continually released that is stronger, faster, and [...]

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US Signal Joins The Revolution at ZertoCON

May 14, 2017

Boston is the site of another revolution, but this time it’s a cloud revolution. US Signal attended as one of the sponsors of the 2nd Annual ZertoCON 2017, which took place May 22-24, 2017. Learn more and get ready for the next annual ZertoCON. Billed as “the industry’s premier business continuity conference that [...]

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Close Your IT Security Gaps with the Cloud

May 7, 2017

From early computer worms — anyone remember the Morris worm? — to today’s headline-making cyberattacks, the information technology security field has had to contend with a lot. There’s no sign of things easing up. In fact, many contend that given the increasing sophistication and relentlessness of [...]

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4 Simple Steps to Help Mitigate and Prevent DDoS Attacks

May 1, 2017

According to a study by Akamai Technologies, distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks increased by 138% in 2016. If that wasn’t alarming enough, Deloitte Global predicts that in 2017 there will be 10 million DDoS attacks this year with an average size of 1.25 Gbps to 1.5 Gbps. With DDoS attacks increasing [...]

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Get Ready to Weather the Storm

April 17, 2017

In two months, it will be summer. But in some parts of the country — including here in US Signal’s home state of Michigan — it’s not out of the realm of possibility for there to be yet one more snowfall. That makes it difficult to think about tornados, but some experts believe that 2017 could match both 2008 [...]

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The Workload Factor in Hybrid IT

April 9, 2017

If there’s one primary reason why hybrid IT has increasingly become the preferred IT strategy for organizations, it’s this: application workloads. Workloads are typically considered platform agnostic, but not all perform equally well in every environment. In fact, some don’t perform at all in specific [...]

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