As an IT consultant, you always need to be up to date with the latest in technology, as it will help you in providing better service to your clients. This can be a bit difficult as the tech industry grows at a very fast pace. Nevertheless, here are three technologies that you should be aware of.
Virtualization has become a very important technology, not only for big companies but for small businesses as well. Over the years, virtual servers have become a lot more powerful and the capacity and speed has increased significantly. There are a lot of books and online tutorials that can help you understand server virtualization and how it can benefit you.
VoIP (Voice over IP)
As businesses increase in size, their telephony needs also go up. VoIP has proved to be a great tool to cut down costs in this particular department. It has become a necessity in the modern day corporate world. IT consultants are expected to take care of the network including the switches and routers. That is why you should become familiar with local area networks (LAN) and Power over Ethernet (PoE) equipment. It’ll also help, if you enter into a partnership with VoIP service providers.
Image dependent backups
These days, with most companies having reliable backups, the major question after a disaster is not whether the data can be recovered or not, but rather, how quickly it can be recovered. Image based backups are gaining popularity as the recovery time in their case is a lot shorter. In fact, the recovery period with this option can be as little as a few hours. If you wish to use this back up for a client, you should start right away as a lot of effort and investment goes into setting up image based backups.
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