09 Jan

How To Build Your Technical Expertise And Become Indispensable In 2019

It’s that time of year – everyone is getting back in the office from the holidays, making plans for the new year, and setting resolutions for growth. For many, personal development is high on their priority list for 2019. Specifically within the IT function, the key to growth is continuing your technical education. As companies become more and more dependent on technology, a deep understanding and mastery will ensure that you become indispensable within your company and will set you up for success in the long run.

If one of your goals is to further your technical education and become a key leader within your IT department, here are three ways to get started:

Consume Content

The first step towards becoming an indispensable IT expert in your company is the actual technical expertise. There’s no shortcut to knowledge. That means that you’re going to have to put in the work and consume content related to the areas you’re looking to grow. The good news is that there are infinite sources available to you.

First, start with a list of topics and goals related to your technical background.  Determine what areas are you most interested in, then research the top-rated books that cover those topics.

No time to read? Try online tutorials. They’re easily accessible, timely, and mainly free.

You might also subscribe to technical publications to keep up with trends and newsworthy updates in your industry.

Finally, research local or online classes where you can hone your newfound expertise in a workshop format.

Think Critically

Now that you’re focused on continuing your technical education, it’s time to put that newfound knowledge to use. Be intentional about going above and beyond at your workplace. Think critically about challenges that your team is facing and offer solutions to your leadership team.

This is truly the key to becoming indispensable. There is a huge difference between identifying problems and challenges within your technical environment and proposing solutions. Anyone can point out problems, IT experts solve those problems.

Start proposing improvements, handling problems that are outside your typical job description, and consulting with leadership to help turn your technical environment into a competitive advantage.

Partner With Experts

When all else fails, partner with the experts. Find team members or third party consultants to help implement the solutions you suggested.

A true test of an IT expert is knowing their limitations and when to outsource to others. Keep your company’s growth and goals in mind when determining how to best implement the solutions you’ve proposed. Hiring a third party technical expert to supplement your expertise will ensure your project’s success and cement you as a key leader within your IT team.

At Softsys Hosting, we often partner with internal IT leadership to supplement their teams and offer application-specific technical expertise. Contact us to learn how we can partner with your company today!

05 Jan

6 Ways To Avoid Disaster With Replicated Cloud Services

We’ve all been there – that split second panic when you make updates to your server, the nagging stress caused by how dependent you are on your technology, or the pit in your stomach when you realize your website is down.

We understand that data is vital & critical for any business. Our turnkey replicated cloud servers automatically sync your data on the separate server in almost real time. You can failover to second server (planned / unplanned) to ensure business continuity and avoid disaster.

Replicated Cloud Servers

1) Fastest Disaster Recovery Available

Because our replicated cloud services don’t involve having to manually transfer or sync the data like traditional disaster recovery solutions, your data can be recovered in minutes. That means the disruption to your business is minimized and you can get back to work ASAP. Essentially, our cloud hosting services remain in sync in real time so you don’t have to wait hours or days for our failover to kick in.

2) Simple Installation

IT & Technology should help your business grow & not the other way round. We can help you deploy solutions which can grow almost indefinitely with your business growth. Your data will remain intact during scaling & we will help you in every step.

Our replicated cloud hosting solution works at Hypervisor level which doesn’t require any agent installation or additional resource utilization on your server. So, the pain of transition is lessened and you can get up and running with our replicated cloud services quickly and easily.

3) Operating System Independent

Whether you are operating on Linux or Windows, our replicated cloud services works for all operating systems. The block level functionality means you have flexibility and aren’t dependent on a specific operating system.

4) Fully Managed Replication

Trust the experts to manage your data. We offer fully managed hosting replication that doesn’t require any configuration on the client side. Everything is taken care of by the experts on our staff.

This also allows you to increase profits by outsourcing technical support and management to the Softsys Hosting team.

5) On-Premise Replication Available

Feel better if you store your data and backups in your own office? We totally understand! That’s why we’ve made it easy to keep your data close by.

If you have Hyper-V installed on your cloud hosting server, we can set up a copy of your server’s recent data on your local network or on-premise server.

6) Multiple Copies of Your Data

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Our replicated cloud hosting services preserve 4 copies of your data – primary server, replica server, and disaster recovery backups for both servers as well. So, that extra level of replication gives you peace of mind that your data is safe.