Looking for some help in harnessing the power of the cloud in a way that will make a real-time difference to you and your employees? The William Ives Consulting team has been leveraging the power and cost-efficiency of cloud assets since the beginning of the cloud revolution. Here’s what you can expect from our cloud consulting specialists.
The “cloud” usually refers to an offsite data center that houses your data, virtualized systems, and hosted software. However, there is a place for private cloud environments in which a company uses its own servers to host those cloud-based assets. The “cloud” is usually described in three terms:
There is no doubt that the use of the cloud for business is becoming more and more popular. There are several reasons for this upward trend.
Finding qualified talent in the field of IT security is getting harder as multinational corporations are attracting most of them. Cybersecurity risks are increasing, and cyber threats are getting more and more sophisticated, while many companies can afford only average IT security to protect their networks and essential data.
Nearly 240 million unique malicious and potentially unwanted objects were roaming the digital space last year, and 260,000 unique users were victims of ransomware attacks. The average business needs a high-level IT consultant if they are to avoid loss of business-critical data and protect their networks against unwanted infiltration. You need a detailed IT strategy that rests on three pillars.
William Ives Consulting helps you go the last mile from an average IT strategy to an all-encompassing IT security plan that covers both your current needs and plans for the long-term.
By implementing an IT security strategy that involves people, processes and technology, a business becomes able to protect itself against both targeted and accidental attacks as well as eliminating human errors that often result in massive IT breaches. Your employees should be aware of the risks associated with cyber threats and know their role in preventing such risks from materializing. A robust IT security strategy involves constant training and familiarization with the latest cyber threats.
Your organization needs to have documented processes clearly defining the procedures to follow in order to avoid IT incidents. A high-level IT strategy is always evolving to take into account the latest cybersecurity threats and reviewing all procedures and processes accordingly.
The main tool to mitigate IT security risks is the deployment of technical controls and preventive measures. Choosing and adopting the right cybersecurity technology is challenging task as it involves controls as varied as antivirus software, firewalls, hardware defenses, backup systems, access control systems, and a complex IT security strategy to manage them all.
A long-term information technology road-map is an essential component of a successful business strategy, and we have 30 years of experience of providing IT consulting services to businesses in North and South Carolina.
Many enterprises blindly adopt various IT security measures and technologies, while William Ives is assessing all the dependencies and project priorities to support your primary goals.
Understanding the main cybersecurity challenges is vital for a successful IT strategy that goes beyond traditional cybersecurity consulting services. Drafting a detailed strategic and tactical IT plan that spans your entire technology footprint makes the difference.
Cybercrime has become a pervasive challenge, costing businesses millions every year. With the rising regularity, complexity, and shifting nature of cyber attacks, cybersecurity is now a top priority operation in most successful businesses.
Many businesses are finding themselves in dire straits as cybercriminals breach their security protocols, causing business disruption. What kind of disruptions?
Attacks can hit your business hard, and you may not recover from it.
Being cognizant that cybercriminals are always looking for loopholes to tap in your business operations, business owners need to put in place proactive mechanisms to monitor any such attempts, and also have the right tools to counter any impending security threat.
William Ives Consulting provides businesses with security solutions and actionable insights to help you tackle probable cyber-attacks effectively and improve your resilience against the backdrop of ever-growing cyber threats.
William Ives Consulting brings a unique mix of cybersecurity knowledge and deep industry expertise to develop advanced cybersecurity services and solutions to protect your business systems from cyber threats.
With a proven track record and a passion for cybersecurity, we partner with you to ensure your business is protected to give you a serene, safe business environment for conducting your operations.
From threat assessment and response planning to setting up business security control systems and more, our consultancy services fit our expertise around your business environment and requirements while ensuring compliance with security standards.
With partnerships and experience with leading Security providers; Microsoft, Mimecast, Cisco, SonicWall, HP, Trustwave, Symantec, and Tenable, you can trust us to handle all your IT security needs.
We provide the following security services and solutions but are not limited to:
Whether a business is a startup or simply in need of a technology upgrade, it can be very difficult to determine how to invest their technology budget best. Servers and computers are a significant investment. With each technology dollar so hard to come by, businesses don’t want to waste any of their hard-earned money on hardware that simply isn’t suited to the work that they do.
But even if a business manages to purchase the correct hardware solutions for the industry and workflow, each workstation needs to be properly set up and integrated with the network. Without a technology professional on the job, simply setting up the network cabling to new workstations can derail a business’ workflow for a week or longer, leading to costly downtime, lost productivity, and frustrated customers.
William Ives Consulting specialists possess the necessary expertise to assist their valued clients with the acquisition and implementation of the necessary hardware and its moving components to help them achieve and maintain their ideal IT working environment.
Data has assumed a significant role in all business operations, and data storage is increasingly becoming important because of data value. The manner in which this data is stored is something that every business should be apprehensive about since it is mission-critical for the efficiency, security, and success of a business.
With business operations rising steeply, so does company data such as business documents, images, records, files, etc. Data storage calls for accumulating, maintaining and storing data records, regular information updates, guaranteeing data security while facilitating trouble-free access of data.
Data storage services from reliable professionals can ensure that your business information is securely and accurately stored in a timely, accessible, and cost-effective manner. Additionally, they digitize and maintain your data in a systematic approach while saving you the tremendous time and energy involved with handling and processing business data.
William Ives Consulting Inc. helps you meet your data goals by providing the right cohesive data storage solutions for your business. We constantly assess and optimize your storage infrastructure by creating a reliable platform to enable uninterrupted data storage with a smooth backup and recovery process in case of any data loss.
With quality solutions aimed at resolving data storage issues, we minimize the complexity of your data storage environment, while monitoring and maintaining your information systems at an affordable rate.
Our team of data storage professionals analyzes and designs customized storage systems for your company to improve efficiency and cut on costs, while securing all your data from possible data threats.
With William Ives Consulting Inc. as your partners, your business experiences an extended association with leading storage manufacturers; HP, Nexsan, EMC and Synology.
Having us at the helm of your data storage, your business gains flexibility through some the following services and solutions:
Global server virtualization market will grow by an impressive CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7% by 2023, reaching $8 billion by 2023. The global application virtualization market will grow at CAGR of 4.4% during the period, reaching $5.3 billion by 2024.
Running a successful business requires the adoption of multiple business applications. Some of them perform best on Apple OS or Windows operating system while others are available only on Linux. Having multiple physical servers to run various business apps is both expensive and inefficient.
Virtualization technology solves the problem by allowing a single physical server to run multiple operating systems that support different enterprise-grade software platforms in a virtual environment. Your North or South Carolina business thus benefits from economy of scale by virtualization of any component of your IT environment: servers, data storage, networks, and software applications. We call these virtualized environments “virtual machines.”
Some virtual machines support only a specific service, application, or IT infrastructure layer while William Ives Consulting can provide virtualization services at any level.
The most evident advantage of virtualization is this technology’s huge potential for cost savings. But virtualization also offers techniques such as clustering, portioning, and workload management that enable businesses to configure servers in a way to dynamically meet the changing demand for computing resources.
Virtualization allows any business to do more with less and utilize available server capacity to the utmost. Enterprise virtualization solutions combine the available central processor units (CPUs), memory, network hardware, data storage, and applications into blended pools of computing resources.
Virtualized computing resources make you more flexible and scalable while allowing for the migration of legacy business systems to a virtual server seamlessly.
With over 30 years of experience in providing IT consultancy services, William Ives Consulting can help your business to take advantage of virtualization technologies that save costs, improve hardware and software management, increase application availability and introduce more dependable business continuity.
William Ives Consulting provides you with a virtualization strategy that also minimizes risks of server and application under-performance, hardware and software faults and simplifies your overall IT operations.
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