Cloud Hosting

To understand hosting, you first must understand the cloud. Simply put it is a mega server hardware that can run many machines using combined hardware resources. These mega servers can be hosted by anyone, so the cloud is made up of a lot of companies across the globe that offer these services. Now you don’t have to outright buy equipment that depreciates, and you won’t have to manage it. You can essentially rent it from a hosting company and they take care of the back end of things.  There are several types of machines hosted in the cloud from web hosting and services to backup your regular Windows 10 machine and many more. Here at DRN ReadiTech we are a hosting services provider. We host websites, email hosting and customer servers here in-house. So, what’s the process? You must have a hosting need. Whether you want an e-mail hosting provider or a new website. Then you must find a hosting provider that you trust. There are different compliances hosting providers must abide by to ensure the safety of their customers data and machines. After you find some cloud providers and know your needs, you compare. Cost is very important – some people charge based on the amount of resources you use, some charge based on the number of machines, or some charge based on the bandwidth you take up. It’ll be wise to figure out what price structure benefits you most. Next, physical and geographical location. Where would your data and the machines be stored is something to take into consideration. For example, you don’t want your machine anywhere...

10 ways to Use Social Media to Promote Your Event

What do you do when your business is holding an event and the traditional posters, newspaper and radio ads are not reaching the audience that you want it to?  Easy! Time to turn to social media. Seventy-six percent of Facebook users check it every day! Here are 10 easy ways to use social media to promote your event. Create a catchy hashtag – keep it pertinent, short and unique.  Encourage participants to use the hashtag when posting about the event. This will help to create a social buzz for your event. Create a Facebook event – this is a separate page just for your event. Here you can post all the details about your up and coming event.  It will also provide a place for attendees to network and share information. Facebook Ads – Use Facebook ads to promote your event. For a small investment you can target the exact audience you are hoping to reach with your event. Highlight the headliner – bringing in a special speaker? Having a regional band perform?  Highlight them with pictures that include quotes from them.  Ask them to provide you with a personalized video of how excited they are to come to the event. #TBT – Is this an annual event? Pull pictures and video from last year to create a highlight reel of all the fun last year’s attendees had. Create a contest – hold a contest across multiple social media platforms for free tickets to the event. Have contestants use your catchy hashtag in some way to be entered. Poll the audience – create more hype by asking what the...

DRN ReadiTech takes backup to the cloud!

Have you ever wondered where your backup data is stored when you purchase DRN Readitech’s backup service?  Until recently, DRN has stored our customer’s data on site locally.  However, this summer DRN ReadiTech’s team made a change.  That change was to move our customer’s data to the cloud.  There are several reasons for moving to the cloud.  These reasons include internal resource efficiency, enhanced security, process validation and ease of scalability.  Moving to the cloud solution will bring about several positive changes for our customers.  The most notable change will be the enjoyment of a monthly price decrease.  Our in house storage cost was $0.30 per gig per month.  Our new cloud solution is $0.20 per gig per month. Do a quick Google search for online backup solutions.  You will find that there are thousands of companies offering online backup services and some at very low prices.  When selecting a backup service provider, proceed with caution.  Several companies selling backup services online do not have a customer service support team.  I’m referring to a real live person you can talk to or chat with when you’re in need of storing your backup.   With some of these online solutions, you are completely on your own to resolve any issues that may arise.  In the event that you have lost all your pictures that were stored on your computer or those important business files, the last feeling you want is to have no one to call for help.   You want and need someone to help you as soon as possible.  Therefore, make sure that whatever backup solution you purchase, choose one...