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Omega Technical Solutions has been serving the Haymarket area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

3 Reasons Businesses Might Choose Public Cloud Resources

3 Reasons Businesses Might Choose Public Cloud Resources

The cloud comes in a few different forms. You have private cloud solutions, which are those that a business maintains in-house for their own use, and you have public cloud solutions, which are those that an external business hosts and provides to subscribers. While both have their place in modern business operations, we wanted to take a few moments to focus on the public cloud and the various benefits that it has to offer.

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Does Your Business Follow the 3-2-1 Backup Rule?

Does Your Business Follow the 3-2-1 Backup Rule?

Regarding business data backups, we’ll commonly reference something called the 3-2-1 Backup Rule. Just in case you’ve missed our explanations of these critical best practices in the past, we felt we should go over what it is and what each of its elements accomplishes.

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Innovation is the Key to Business Growth

Innovation is the Key to Business Growth

There are certain unspoken rules of doing business, one of which is that technology allows for innovation in various capacities to the point of making older, more traditional ways of doing business obsolete. If you properly use technology, you can improve your business' operations. Let’s look at three ways technology drives innovation in the business world.

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Choosing the Right Server Structure Can Make IT More Reliable

Choosing the Right Server Structure Can Make IT More Reliable

Selecting the right servers for your business is extremely important and can either promote optimal performance, reliability, and security of your business computing; or it can present nothing but problems. Today, we will go through six tips to help you make good decisions about servers for your business.

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Do You Understand Modern Technology?

Do You Understand Modern Technology?

Technology is constantly evolving, but over the past couple of years, if you thought of yourself as being technologically savvy, you would have a pretty good understanding of the technologies that are trending in society. Let’s take a brief look at five technologies that everyone should have a good grasp on.

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Cloud Computing Delivers Enterprise Computing Options

Cloud Computing Delivers Enterprise Computing Options

Cloud computing has emerged as a paramount asset for businesses. Nearly every business leverages some form of cloud computing, with an impressive four-out-of-five opting for multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, virtualized cloud-hosted computing environments, or other cloud-based solutions. Let’s delve into the advantages of embracing cloud computing.

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Don’t Skimp on These 3 Cloud Security Best Practices

Don’t Skimp on These 3 Cloud Security Best Practices

The cloud is an amazing tool for just about any business, allowing for countless benefits that span endless possibilities. However, because it involves the Internet and hosting data in an online environment, there are security challenges that naturally come about as a result of utilizing it. Let’s consider some of the security mistakes that businesses can experience while using the cloud.

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Why Your Data Won’t Last Forever, Regardless of Storage Medium

Why Your Data Won’t Last Forever, Regardless of Storage Medium

Whether we want to admit it or not, the future can be scary, and even the most powerful technology out there is not enough to keep today’s data preserved while it’s in storage. Decades from now, or perhaps even a century, are you confident that your data will be available and ready to use? We’re here today to discuss why you shouldn’t be extremely confident in your hard drives.

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Four Key Technologies That Any Successful Business Needs

Four Key Technologies That Any Successful Business Needs

Getting the right technology for your business needs isn’t always easy. You may try something that you’ve read about and it doesn’t work out for you. You are then out a lot of money, and your business is left less productive and less efficient. In this month’s newsletter, we thought it would be good to go through some of the tools that can improve your organization's operations.

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A Brief Look at the Pros and Cons of Virtualized Computing

A Brief Look at the Pros and Cons of Virtualized Computing

Managing your technology infrastructure can be challenging, but virtualized computing presents an opportunity for you to make considerable changes and progress to a more efficient way of doing so. With the right technology and the right solutions, you can break through barriers previously in place and do some remarkable things with virtualized technology.

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There is Really Only One Problem with Cloud Storage

There is Really Only One Problem with Cloud Storage

Finding affordable data storage isn’t the challenge it used to be. In fact, some sources say the costs are dropping by 20-to-30 percent annually. This means that businesses that thought cost was a roadblock to using the cloud for their data storage needs, can rest assured that they can confidently go on and secure the amount of secure cloud storage they need. 

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3 Benefits that Make Software as a Service a Great Choice

3 Benefits that Make Software as a Service a Great Choice

Software is extremely important for businesses, so when you are creating the strategy and roster of applications you plan to use, you need to be smart about it. One way you can make the most out of your technology budget is to consider Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). With SaaS, your business can get the digital assets it needs at a price you can afford. Let’s discuss what makes SaaS so valuable for businesses. 

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Cloud Technology Provides Many Benefits, But Needs to be Integrated Correctly

Cloud Technology Provides Many Benefits, But Needs to be Integrated Correctly

Cloud computing has become one of the most utilized technologies in business today, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. It makes it possible for nearly any business to acquire advanced technologies that they could not afford previously, and use them to level the playing field with larger, more capital-rich companies. This month we thought we’d talk a little bit about how moving to the cloud can benefit you and your business.

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The Fundamentals of Your IT Budget

The Fundamentals of Your IT Budget

Technology is remarkably important to just about any business endeavor, so it stands to reason that you should be especially scrutinous with your IT spending so you get the most out of your investment. If the total cost of ownership breaches what you deem affordable, how can you expect to get a return on your investments? Let’s go over what your business needs and how that translates into costs for your company.

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We’re Looking at a Cloud-Hosted Future

We’re Looking at a Cloud-Hosted Future

The cloud has been a good resource for business for quite a while. Just how good? Currently, nine-out-of-ten businesses operate with some type of cloud-hosted solution. In fact, by the figures, we’re definitely looking at a cloud-hosted future. We thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the cloud computing stats and trends to paint a picture of just how the cloud has grown up. 

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Mobile Technology Helps You Not Miss a Bit While on the Road

Mobile Technology Helps You Not Miss a Bit While on the Road

Travel has become pretty commonplace for businesses, and today, business travelers can do more than ever thanks to dynamic mobile computing tools. In this month’s newsletter, we will outline some of the most important mobile technologies available to help serve a business while its people are on the move. 

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Cloud Computing Has Grown to Be a Major Small Business Benefit

Cloud Computing Has Grown to Be a Major Small Business Benefit

Cloud computing is turning into a tool that is universally used by businesses to enhance remote access and provide the scalability for tools that allows a business to get the best bang for their buck. This month, we’ll describe how modern cloud computing works and why it is such a huge potential benefit for your business.

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Onsite or Cloud Server: What’s Best for Your Business?

Onsite or Cloud Server: What’s Best for Your Business?

Your servers run the technology that fuels your business. That’s why they are the most important (and expensive) pieces of hardware that you house. When it comes time to refresh one (or all) of your servers, you need to make a choice: Do you purchase a new server to host in-house or do you move your central computing to the cloud?

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A Brief Overview of Google Workspace

A Brief Overview of Google Workspace

Productivity suites are a dime a dozen, with Microsoft Office being perhaps the most well-known. However, there are plenty of other options out there, such as Google Workspace. How does Google Workspace hold up as a solution for productivity compared to its competition? Let’s take a look!

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Predicting Cloud Costs Isn’t as Challenging as You Might Think

Predicting Cloud Costs Isn’t as Challenging as You Might Think

There is no denying the versatility that technology like the cloud can provide, but it often comes with hidden costs that might affect its cost-to-benefit ratio for your organization. Here are some of these hidden costs, as well as what you can do to minimize the impact they have on your bottom line.

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Managing a budget is difficult, let alone budgeting for something as complicated as your IT infrastructure. Even though IT is notoriously difficult to budget for, it still continues to grow as a priority for organizations. How can you ensur...

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