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Tolga BALCI

I'm currently working as a Corporate University Technologist. You can find my detailed bio at http://www.linkedin.com/in/tbalci.

Choosing a Cloud Provider

Choosing a Cloud Provider

As is the case for all the hypes, there are many companies who have jumped on bandwagon: competent or not, many companies offer cloud solutions. From an IT professional’s perspective…

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Google Apps vs. Office 365: How Will You Choose One over Another?

Google Apps vs. Office 365: How Will You Choose One over Another?

The two giants of the computer industry are competing on making your office completely mobile with their highly competitive prices. Both are eying SOHOs, medium-size businesses and enterprises. Both have…

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Outsourcing Backup? Top 5 Challenges You Need to Address

Outsourcing Backup? Top 5 Challenges You Need to Address

Outsourcing comes in different forms, from call center to the entire data center. Now there are companies that are outsourcing their backup infrastructure; this is not moving their documents and…

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Top 5 Difficult Help Desk Callers and How to Manage Them

Top 5 Difficult Help Desk Callers and How to Manage Them

Part of my job title is “System Support Engineer” and thus I talk to many different types of users everyday. Although no two users are identical, there are some certain…

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Cloud Jobs: Skyrocketing is an Understatement

IT Jobs Today
IT Jobs Today

Cloud Jobs: Skyrocketing is an Understatement

The feared scenario for the administrators is that everything will be outsourced to the cloud providers and there will be no more demand for them. For the past couple of…

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The Future of VMWare Questioned

The Future of VMWare Questioned

People as old as me would remember the feeling when they first saw Windows 98 booting on Red Hat Linux on 1999. I cannot tell you how eye-popping it was…

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Types of Data Centers: Steps to the Cloud

Types of Data Centers: Steps to the Cloud

In our way to the cloud, we come across four types of data centers: the traditional data center, the highly virtualized data center, private cloud and public cloud. A hybrid…

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Microsoft Cloud Solutions

Microsoft Cloud - We are all in.
Microsoft Cloud - We are all in.

Microsoft Cloud Solutions

This time Microsoft could see the future ahead and played wisely: it is the only company that is offering a 360 degree cloud coverage with its offerings. This is not…

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IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Explained

IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Explained

IT as a Service In our previous post we have emphasized that the cloud, by definition, offers minimal management or provider support to deliver the information technology infrastructure to the…

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Seriously, What is the Cloud?

Cloud applications: Your documents, address book, calendar, photos at one place, readily available.
Cloud applications: Your documents, address book, calendar, photos at one place, readily available.

Seriously, What is the Cloud?

The formal definition is, well “formal” and we’re inclined to think it like a definition that has been made specifically to confuse rather than explain, but we will start with…

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How to Bring Your Site Online? A Guide for the Small Businesses

How to Bring Your Site Online? A Guide for the Small Businesses

The importance of your business’s web site is not a point to discuss. But on the other hand some common mistakes and pitfalls can easily make this essential element of…

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