Are You Ready for Disaster?

“The server is down.” “We should be back up shortly.” Several hours later: “Sorry for the inconvenience, the server is now back online.” You might be thinking that an outage measured in hours is too long, and you would be right. But what if hours turned into days, or even weeks? Our dependency on technology … Continue reading Are You Ready for Disaster?

Is District Technology Addressed in Your Disaster Recovery Plan?

As a former resident of Southern California, the horrific news over the last several months of natural disasters like tornadoes and tropical storms all over the country and world has brought back memories of the times when earthquakes or large fires would bring the LA area to a standstill, as workers struggled to help people … Continue reading Is District Technology Addressed in Your Disaster Recovery Plan?

Cloud Considerations: Renting vs. Buying

In a previous post, we mentioned that there’s nothing worse than having an unexplained acronym thrown at you by an industry insider. So I’m going to start this post by defining SaaS – “software as a service,” something that you may hear people refer to in the same breath that they say they are “moving … Continue reading Cloud Considerations: Renting vs. Buying

Cloud Considerations: Why delay is costly

As the clouds cleared and I began digging out from the most recent winter storm, I glanced up at my roof and had a sense of impending doom. I muttered to myself something like, “Please don’t leak!” and “I promise to have a new roof installed when milder weather arrives – this year!” Ever have … Continue reading Cloud Considerations: Why delay is costly