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Lessons from 100 Blogs

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 7:21:18 AM

Can you believe it? This is our 100th blog! That’s about 50,000 words over two years and countless cups of coffee. We thought we’d celebrate this momentous occasion by sharing some of the important things we’ve learned through the process of writing 100 blogs aimed at helping you on your own IT journey.

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The Best Way to Approach Your Cloud Strategy

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 7:22:00 AM

1. You can move to the Cloud as part of a proactive strategy or you can scramble to get there as a reaction to macroeconomic shifts.

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3 Hacks for Getting the Most Out of Your Cloud

Posted on Jan 12, 2018 7:46:23 AM

Honestly, organizations that aren't using cloud technology today are a little behind the curve. In fact, the term cloud is often ambiguous, so a lot of technologies qualify. Yes, there is a technological definition, but it can apply to many technologies and uses within an organization. While most schools, businesses, and municipalities are starting to migrate some of their technologies to a...

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Why You Shouldn’t Connect to The Cloud Through the Internet

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 7:53:57 AM

When an organization decides to migrate to the Cloud, chances are that the plan is to connect via the Internet. And we get it. It’s the most common way to get it done, it’s ubiquitous, and fairly simple to set up. But in this case, simple doesn’t necessarily mean good. There are a lot of reasons why using the Internet to connect mission-critical applications to the Cloud is downright risky....

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Commonly Overlooked Aspects of Campus Safety

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 7:15:38 AM

Campus safety has never been more important, and your IT department has never been more involved in those initiatives. Because we primarily work with organizations in the education space, we've observed some common issues districts have with their campus safety strategies. DGI Vice President, Jason Eatmon, explains more in this short video:

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Make Your Cloud Access More Like a Food Court

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 8:13:37 AM

For the typical cloud user, cloud access is a little bit like driving to a restaurant. You’ve been to that restaurant before and the service has been good enough, but you have no idea what traffic is going to be like on the way there, and there’s no real way to know the quality of service you’re going to receive on that particular day. We think your cloud experience should be more like a food...

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3 Reasons Not to Move to CloudHub®*

Posted on Oct 13, 2017 7:50:35 AM

*Spoiler alert: We're just kidding. You should definitely check it out. 

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Make your Cloud Video Management System More Secure

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 9:20:26 AM

As discussed in our last blog, leveraging a Video Management System (VMS) that is both cloud-based and secure can come with a few challenges. Some organizations might even be hesitant to use a cloud VMS, solely because of some of the additional security concerns. The good news is that cloud VMS can be safely integrated into your security strategy, and can also be a huge asset to your...

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Is Your Surveillance System Putting You at Risk?

Posted on Aug 17, 2017 10:11:45 AM

As previously discussed, many features of Video Management Systems (VMS) are moving to the cloud. While there are many benefits to hosting your surveillance system ona trusted partner’s cloud application service, you should also make some special considerations to ensure that the technology you’ve implemented for a safer environment doesn’t wind up putting you at risk.

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3 Aspects of Video Management Systems That Are Migrating to the Cloud

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 7:48:43 AM

As we’ve discussed before, Video Management Systems (or VMS) are starting to migrate to the cloud more frequently. Whether it’s a small portion or the entire system, it’s becoming more common to find that an organization is using the cloud to manage and operate their surveillance system as opposed to housing it on-prem. And like every other type of technology, there are some benefits and some...

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