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The MSMB Networks IT Blog [Technology]


Always changing, new emerging technologies can have a powerful impact on local, national, and global business interests. In these posts we explore these factors and how they can affect companies here in Sonoma County.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

The second most common product offered by Cloud providers is Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS. Many Sonoma County businesses already utilize IaaS by having replaced their landline or POTS phones with Voice-over-IP devices, but IaaS can do so much … Read More »

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Software as a Service (SaaS)

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Continuing our month-long look at cloud computing and its impact on Sonoma County businesses, today we focus on the most prominent use of Cloud technology, Software as a Service. Instead of purchasing an expensive permanent license for software, the SaaS … Read More »

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What is “the Cloud?”

What is “the Cloud?”

Cloud computing has changed the way Sonoma County businesses have managed both internal and customer-facing resources, from email and websites to payroll and shopping carts. Is making the jump to cloud-based right for your company? With so many products and … Read More »

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Raspberry Pi Media Console

Raspberry Pi Media Console

In this mega-blog post we explore how we took a Raspberry Pi micro-computer and turned it into a fully-functional media console that streams movies, music, and more directly from our office network. The process was surprisingly easy, inexpensive, and took … Read More »

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Wireless Networking

Wireless Networking

Many of our clients wish to provide internet access to their guests as a courtesy. The most important aspect of operating a wireless network however is the security of your information. Today we discuss two important means of protecting your … Read More »

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