How Web and App Hosts Can Embrace Strategic Change

Posted by Mary McCoy on May 5, 2016 6:00:00 AM

One of the main reasons today’s businesses love emerging technology is that it makes them more agile. In a world where change seems to come faster every day, agility is defining survivors and leaders. So how agile is your web or app hosting firm? Your own survival depends on helping customers achieve the agility they need.

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Topics: Webhosting, hosting industry

This Week in Data (April 22, 2016)

Posted by Lily Teplow on Apr 22, 2016 12:00:00 PM

  

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week a UK web host wiped out hundreds of business websites, Microsoft made its Azure Container Service generally available, and a new utility was built that could block ransomware for Macs.

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Could Managed Services Be Your New Services?

Posted by Mary McCoy on Apr 14, 2016 9:42:44 AM


In recent blog posts we’ve noted there is a fundamental transformation taking place in the types of products and services offered by web and app hosting providers. Those who wait too long to understand changing marketplace dynamics and respond will find themselves scrambling to retain their share of a shrinking pie.

Here at R1Soft, we’re committed to helping our customers get out in front of change, so you can be among the first to capture emerging opportunities rather than drifting toward the back of the pack. So today’s question is: could managed services be your new services?

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Topics: hosted services, Webhosting, hosting industry

This Week in Data (April 8, 2016)

Posted by Lily Teplow on Apr 8, 2016 6:30:00 AM

 

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week Microsoft introduced its new Project Rome, Volkswagen amped up its private cloud, and WhatsApp opened up end-to-end encryption to all users.

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Are You the BEV of Choice for Your Customers?

Posted by Mary McCoy on Apr 6, 2016 1:17:54 PM

Perhaps the most significant trend facing web and application hosting providers is marketplace stratification. We’ve been looking into data presented by 451 Research in the 5-year forecast they published last fall. They say more and more end-customers are looking to specialized IaaS and SaaS environments rather than traditional, more generalized hosting resources (such as your company).

If this trend hasn’t already affected your firm, it will. Be prepared, and you can turn what looks like a doomsday scenario into opportunities to grow your company. Offering the Best Execution Venue (BEV) for your target customers will bring increased sales as well as an increased clientele.

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Topics: Webhosting, hosting industry, hosting

This Week in Data (April 1, 2016)

Posted by Lily Teplow on Apr 1, 2016 6:30:00 AM

  

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

The latest stories this week are no April Fool’s joke. We saw Oracle seek $9.3 billion in a copyright lawsuit, IBM acquire Salesforce partner Bluewolf, and Microsoft accidentally re-activate its Tay chatbot.

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Topics: TWID

Ready to Take the Hosting Provider World Backup Day Pledge?

Posted by Mary McCoy on Mar 31, 2016 6:00:00 AM

A shocking 30 percent of people have never backed up their files. Alarming, right? Clearly, something must be done. And what better time to join together and eradicate this figure than World Backup Day? For those unfamiliar with this five-year-old holiday, the global initiative stresses the importance of regularly backing up data and spreads awareness for data preservation. As the cornerstone of its mission, the movement asks everyone to take the following pledge:

"I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st."

This is a great start, but as hosting providers you know that a sound backup policy is more than just checking a box. Backing up clients' servers is not an errand to complete once a year. So how can you take this pledge and amplify it? What is the hosting provider World Backup Day pledge?

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Topics: Webhosting, hosting industry, server backup

This Week in Data (March 25, 2016)

Posted by Lily Teplow on Mar 25, 2016 6:30:00 AM

  

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week we saw Google get serious about its enterprise cloud services, Uber launched a bug bounty program for hackers, and Microsoft released a new feature that helps prevent macro-based malware.

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Web and App Hosting Trends: Going Global

Posted by Mary McCoy on Mar 22, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In a recent article, we laid out the statistics that describe where web and application hosting will be financially as of 2019, according to 451 Research. These numbers, and indeed their entire report, are global in scope. But you don’t have to be a global player to put emerging changes to work for your company.

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Topics: Webhosting, hosting industry

This Week in Data (March 18, 2016)

Posted by Lily Teplow on Mar 18, 2016 6:30:00 AM

  

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week a malvertising campaign struck several top websites worldwide, Apple moved part of its cloud business in attempt to diversify, and Google pursued the marketing cloud with its Analytics 360 Suite.

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