Why is Scalability Important?

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Cloud improves scalability, which has numerous benefits.

One of the first things you hear about the cloud is that it helps businesses grow because it improves their scalability. What is scalability really though? Why is it critical, and so critical, to business success? How does cloud technology fit into the picture of scalability? Certification training firm Linux Academy defines scalability within computing… Read more »

Why Content Delivery Networks?

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content distribution network

A content delivery network is designed to send video, images, JavaScript, HTML files, and other content to users through a distributed server network. Generally the two protocols used for CDN delivery are HTTP and HTTPS; however, sometimes other protocols can be useful, as with video. The primary reason CDNs are used is to improve content… Read more »

11 Ecommerce Communication Mistakes – and Solutions

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sheep bleating as communication -- importance of communication to ecommerce -- common problems and solutions

Understanding how to communicate effectively to online shoppers is a question that every ecommerce company must ask constantly and from many different perspectives. One way to look at ecommerce communication is in terms of problem-solving. Here are seven common mistakes, along with solutions:  Mistake #1: Not communicating enough  Solution: Understandably, the work of running an… Read more »

Public Cloud Spending to Top $160 Billion in 2018

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cloud computing spending 2018, along with types and beneifts

An analysis that was released in January found that public cloud spending would exceed $160 billion in 2018, and by 2021, would almost double. The United States was allotting more money to cloud than any other nation, with China expected to shift into the number-two slot – moving past the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan… Read more »

How DDoS Attacks Have Evolved

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DDoS history -- distributed denial of service attacks

With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), experts have warned that it is incredibly vulnerable from a security perspective – and it has been exploited by DDoS attackers. In September-October 2016, nearly 50,000 connected devices, spread out across 164 nations, were used to achieve traffic as high as 280 Gbps. The attack sent… Read more »

6 Best Practices for Ecommerce

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Best practices for ecommerce success -- gear representing putting best practices to work for your business

More than half of Americas (51%) now prefer online to in-person shopping. Since people are buying increasingly online, the competition in the market is also tightening. Implementing best practices is increasingly important if you want your business to perform well and continue to grow at a steady rate in the years ahead. Best practices for… Read more »

Total Server Solutions Ranks No. 2919 on the 2018 Inc. 5000

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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 For the 2nd Time, Total Server Solutions Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 2919 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 140 Percent   NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Total Server Solutions is No. 2919 on… Read more »

What are the Ethics of Ecommerce?

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Ecommerce ethics attempt to describe fair and just behavior by online merchants. (Yellow ethics sign)

A Tesla investor sued Elon Musk in early August, saying that they believed his claim on Twitter that he had funding solidified to turn the publicly traded company private was fraudulent. This story is still in development and certainly Musk has not (at least at this point) been found guilty of any wrongdoing. The investor,… Read more »

The ROI of Cloud Computing

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Figuring out your cloud ROI will help you make better decisions. Money cloud in the sky.

As the saying goes, “You have to spend money to make money.” However, we all know that how you spend money will be a major factor in determining your success. By measuring the return on investment (ROI) of a certain expense, an organization can decide whether it is a wise choice moving forward or not…. Read more »

The ROI of Information Security

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ROSI - the return on security investment. Fingerprint on keyboard - assessment of solutions

People often talk about security in terms of defenses and caution – an emergency system to prevent worse-case scenarios. However, thinking in terms of defense and prevention can distract us from a fundamental truth: security is powerful. It has an incredible amount of value to organizations across all sectors and markets. Establishing the ROI of… Read more »