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What is this “Cloud” thing anyway??

In 2008 I started S2 Consulting, Inc. to serve the small/medium business community’s IT needs. What I found is companies and individuals fairly consistently are taken advantage of by technology providers who are stuck in the past, focusing on old paradigms of on-site, client/server architecture and break-fix services doing nothing but costing them money and …

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A Head in the Cloud – Speed & Equipment (Part 9)

The concept of cloud computing isn’t really a new one. They had something like that decades ago, known as “dummy terminals”. Typically low powered machines that accessed the resources on a high-end, very expensive server. As computing needs grew and performance was needed, the de-centralization movement began. Sort of. Now, with the added resources of …

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A Head in the Cloud – Productivity (Part 3)

For word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and the like, most people in this country use Microsoft Office. Which typically means storing the documents on your computer, paying $300+ per computer in licensing fees every few years and dealing with periodic, problematic updates and speed issues with your computer, which DOES have a shelf life. Which we’ll …

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