New to the Cloud?

Below is a great set of content that can help answer various questions you may have.

Dedicated Internet for Reliable Cloud Access

“For firms looking to utilize the power of cloud technology, the right internet connection is imperative. A powerful cloud without the right type of internet connection is inefficient and can prevent a firm from realizing the complete benefit of a hosted cloud solution. So what type of primary internet connection is considered best practice for firms in the cloud?”

Cloud Secret Sauce: The Xcentric Cloud Appliance

“The benefits of using a cloud network, custom-built to support the unique technology needs of the accounting industry are numerous. That being said, moving to the cloud is a huge step for many firms. The unique technology needs of the accounting industry can complicate the migration of a CPA firm into the cloud for many technology providers.”

Outlook Email Optimization Tips Everyone Should Know

“Adopting good email discipline will improve individual and overall organizational effectiveness, so we feel organizations should provide training and direction to all personnel on acquiring good email habits. Below are nine ways to manage email more effectively today!”

Cloud Secret Sauce: Dynamic Dedicated Server Resources

“…Server-based computing environments are the same way – they are typically designed for a certain number of users who use a certain type of application. When a greater number of users or a different type of application than expected overloads the system, work can come to a slow, grinding halt.”

Cloud, Connectivity & Causality…The Factors of Improving Your Cloud Experience

“An insufficient or unreliable internet connection is a productivity killer. If users are forced to wait on web pages to refresh or for offsite data and applications to load, valuable time is lost. A poor connection reduces efficiency and can damage a firm’s bottom line.”

Cloud Secret Sauce: PVS – Keeping Multiple, Redundant Servers the Same

“PVS (Provisioning Services) is an infrastructure design and toolkit developed by Citrix that allows a single disk image (i.e.: server) to be multiplied and streamed to create identical virtual servers across a network. It’s an essential part of any cloud network that follows industry best.”

Best Practices to Keep Your Firm Safe in the Cloud

“Going to the cloud doesn’t mean you can rest regarding your firm’s security, in fact, it should just make you more diligent.”

Replacing Your Cloud Access Workstation

“When it’s time to replace your computer, the different options and features available can be overwhelming. Fortunately for firms that are hosted in the Xcentric Cloud, replacing old laptops and desktops can be a simple and efficient process.”

Collaboration Technology to Improve Your Firm

“Communications is a critical component within every business and can either enhance or detract from overall productivity within a firm. Core communication skills are developed as people grow and most are comfortable with the communication tools they were introduced to and utilize during their career, especially those they use most often on a day-to-day basis with their peer groups.”

2016 CPAFMA Technology Survey Findings

“Virtualization was a very strong trend with 72% of the firms adopting this technology which simply stated, runs each application in its own “virtual server” providing great stability for accounting applications by minimizing conflicts.

Rethinking “Paperless” Blind Spots

“‘Paperless’ has been one of the technology mantras within the accounting profession for more than a decade and, like most buzzwords, meant very different things to different people (think Cloud and CRM). In many cases, early adopters of paperless technologies just created digital versions of their traditional manual processes without stepping back and taking a look at the big picture.”

Still have questions?

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