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Quercus IT has been serving the Edmonton area since 2005, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

How to Weigh Your Cloud Options

How to Weigh Your Cloud Options

Businesses have done incredible things with the cloud, regardless of their chosen industries, sizes, and scopes. In particular, they have innovated to create opportunities for scaling growth and operations. How can your organization do the same? We want to help you implement a cloud solution that addresses all of your pain points. To do this, you can start by learning more about the differences between the public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions available to you.

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6 Crucial Strategies for Effective File Sharing

6 Crucial Strategies for Effective File Sharing

Your business runs on its data, and as such, you need a sound strategy for sharing files and other important information to ensure collaboration goes off without a hitch. You must also do all of this while protecting your sensitive data. What are some best practices that SMBs can utilize for file sharing? Let’s go over them.

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Modern Communication Problems Require Modern Solutions

Modern Communication Problems Require Modern Solutions

Small businesses might not be used to having high-quality or top-tier communication solutions available to them, but in today’s fast-paced business environment, they need them to keep up with the many challenges SMBs face. After all, SMBs need all the tools they can muster to outpace the competition. Let’s go over some communication tools that can help you get there.

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Four Major Benefits of Cloud Solutions for SMBs

Four Major Benefits of Cloud Solutions for SMBs

The cloud is a remarkable innovation that can enable businesses of all industries and sizes to revolutionize their operations. Have you considered the cloud for some of your business’ infrastructure? If not, you could be missing out on serious operational benefits that could push your company even further. Here are four of the best benefits of cloud computing that we can think of for a modern business.

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Cloud Computing Significantly Improves the Mobile Business

Cloud Computing Significantly Improves the Mobile Business

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you know we talk a lot about the cloud and its benefits. Cloud computing plays a crucial role in enhancing mobile productivity by providing various services and features that empower users to access, collaborate, and perform tasks efficiently. Here are three ways in which the cloud contributes to mobile productivity.

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How to Make Smarter Decisions About Your Servers

How to Make Smarter Decisions About Your Servers

Servers contribute a significant effort toward your computing infrastructure, so it makes sense that you want devices that can fulfill your needs with performance, reliability, and security. To get the most out of your server units, we like to recommend you consider the following six tips when choosing new server hardware.

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It’s Helpful to Understand New Technology

It’s Helpful to Understand New Technology

With technology taking center stage for most businesses over the past couple years, you might consider yourself fairly knowledgeable about most business-related technology out there. Still, we want to cover five that are the most trendy and, coincidentally, pretty great for business, too. Let’s dive in.

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Virtualized Computing is a Game-Changer for Businesses

Virtualized Computing is a Game-Changer for Businesses

Virtualized computing could be just the edge your company needs to make a considerable impact on its technology management practices. How can virtualized computing help you overcome the operational and financial barriers in place for your business? Read on to find out more.

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Cloud Regulation Might Be On the Horizon

Cloud Regulation Might Be On the Horizon

Many companies, individuals, and organizations have sought to get the most value out of cloud computing, making it an industry that also requires a certain level of regulation. With its increasing integration into our daily lives, it’s no small wonder that there is a greater effort to control certain aspects of it. Here is what you can expect from cloud regulation in the near future.

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Cloud Tools Can Present More Value for Cost-Conscious Businesses

Cloud Tools Can Present More Value for Cost-Conscious Businesses

Running a business is often a circus. Many times it requires several juggling acts and a dog and pony show to just get things done. This couldn’t be more true nowadays as business owners are considering how to operate with rising inflation and labor shortages threatening to stymie their organizational progress. Today, we’re going to look at some ways you can stretch your capital.

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What You Need to Do to Better Secure Your Cloud-Hosted Data

What You Need to Do to Better Secure Your Cloud-Hosted Data

The cloud has become a hugely popular resource for businesses of all sizes to lean on for a multitude of needs, many using it for some form of data storage. While using the cloud for this means, however, it is wise for you to do everything available to secure the data you’ve stored there. Let’s go over a few things that we recommend you do to help protect your data.

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3 Factors You Need to Consider Before You Upgrade

3 Factors You Need to Consider Before You Upgrade

If you consistently find that technology in your office causes more problems than it’s worth, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at what you could be doing better with your infrastructure. We want you to look at failing or inoperable/inefficient technology as an opportunity for improvement rather than another large expense. A good hardware refresh centered around your organization’s needs can revitalize operations and improve your bottom line.

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Does Your Company Need a Tech Refresh?

Does Your Company Need a Tech Refresh?

If your team has trouble using the technology in your office, then you might be staring down an opportunity to completely revolutionize the way your business functions through the use of new business technology. It could be something as simple as your hardware being old or your systems needing a reexamination of your business processes; whatever it is, upgrading your business technology can pave the way forward.

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How to Develop a Successful Cloud Strategy

How to Develop a Successful Cloud Strategy

It’s one thing to decide you want to implement cloud computing in your business. It’s quite another to determine how the cloud will be used to accomplish your business goals. This is what is known as a cloud strategy, and it is something that modern businesses need to address.

Let’s go over how you can do so.

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Is the Cloud Still a Good Business Decision in 2023?

Is the Cloud Still a Good Business Decision in 2023?

A few… Well, more than a few years ago, when cloud computing exploded, it was one of the most exciting new ways to manage, distribute, and store digital information. Like most technological trends, it’s hard to pinpoint an exact date when the cloud became a thing, but generally the term started getting thrown around in the late 90s when some software platforms started using the Internet to host applications and information. In 1999, Salesforce was perhaps one of the most popular cloud-based platforms, offering a hosted version of their software that was available “on-demand” for businesses with a licensed subscription. 

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Is Your Cloud Solution Actually a Money Pit?

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The cloud has proven to be an extremely useful tool for the modern business. Not only does it provide anywhere-anytime access to applications, processing, storage, et al; it also delivers those products as a service, allowing you to budget for recurring costs rather than major upfront ones. This provides your organization with functional, supported, and secure computing environments that eliminate a lot of the support costs that traditional computing environments require. It sounds like a perfect scenario for small and large businesses alike, but things aren’t always what they seem, as a lot of cloud users have found that they have incurred several hidden costs by using cloud platforms. Today, we take a look at these hidden costs.

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A Look at Business Computing Costs: Cloud vs. On Premise

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Profitability is less the measure of being able to turn a profit, and more the measure of how much profit you can make. For the successful small business, the integration of technology can dictate what kind of annual margins you are looking at. For the new company, however, it can be something even more critical: the difference between setting a course for success, or wallowing in failure. Today we analyze the cost difference between hosting your IT in-house, or choosing to host it in the cloud.

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