Another tech startup is calling Reno home. Software service company Alchemy announced recently that it chose Reno as the site for its new corporate headquarters. The company cited Reno-Tahoe’s business-friendly environment, quality of life and the growth in the number of companies moving to the region as one reason for its decision to base itself in the area.
By now, most people are familiar with “The Cloud”. You use Apps for your smartphone; send and receive email and text messages; and, download movies to your television. However, moving your business operations to a cloud-based environment is a bit more complex but it can also save you money and improve overall Information Technology (IT) performance.
What is becoming more clear is how the cloud is changing the way business works. These cloud services have lots of advantages for businesses, including increased security, the ability to scale use, and immediate access to new options and software versions.
The review of technology advancements and how they will impact our businesses and lives is a popular topic in industry journals and on the web. While I realize that not everyone spends time exploring these sources to learn about the latest developments and logical predictions, I am always surprised when a job applicant is unaware about how changes and trends in technology may impact their chosen profession and derail their career.
As your business computing services are migrated to cloud services, your reliance on Internet connectivity will increase. With critical applications and services being delivered from the cloud, or from remote sites and service providers, loss of Internet service can completely stop business or create issues where certain business processes can’t be performed.
As adoption and innovation move ahead rapidly, there are many cloud offerings besides file storage. For example, NCET manages 38 events per year with one staff member by taking advantage of Software as a Service (SaaS) for membership and event management, email and social media marketing. Each of these systems leverages cloud storage to a varying extent. My company, Trinity Applied Internet , a typical small business with minimal IT infrastructure, uses the cloud for file storage, our phone service, even our SaaS project management suite.
Efforts to coax a little extra punch out of the Sierra’s winter storms could soon involve the use of drones, with the unmanned aircraft potentially offering significant benefits when it comes to boosting the region’s water supply and putting more snow on its ski slopes. Hopes are high that nature will offer a decent snow […]