Posts By Roger Hamshaw

OnX ROI Data Center Blog

What’s the ROI of Owning a Data Center vs. Managed Cloud Services?

Budget constraints Embracing new technologies and changing behavior always comes with an initial cost. Some companies are hesitant to believe that they need new technology when their old technology has served them well in the past. Therefore, they do not think they will get a positive ROI from migrating to the cloud. However, this is […]

OnX Cloud Grocery Retailer Blog

Lessons Learned From 2018: Patch Management Remains a Challenge

Real-world solution OnX recently aided a client, a national grocery retailer, that serves all 10 Canadian provinces’ food shopping needs. The client acquired a similar large business and needed to realign its organization while still remaining competitive in the marketplace. It was also concerned about upgrading and integrating technology between the businesses and was particularly […]

OnX Four Questions for IT Staffing Partners

Four questions for IT staffing partners

At OnX, our OnDemand Residency Services can assist your organization with finding, securing, and building lasting partnerships with the technical experts you need. In choosing the OnDemand solution, your organization can rest assured that it is engaging with an experienced IT staffing partner to seek out the talented IT individuals that it needs. IT staffing […]

OnX IT recruiters deliver better outcomes than AI

IT recruiters deliver better outcomes than AI

Let’s discuss two reasons why recruiters play a key role in the IT industry that AI simply cannot match. 1) Recruiters are able to connect with people on a personal level. At its most basic, recruiting is about developing relationships. A relationship not only with the client–but with prospective IT professionals to fill that client’s […]

OnX SD-WAN and Cloud App Performance

SD-WAN delivers better cloud app performance

Moving from MPLS to SD-WAN: It’s all about the apps The tremendous rise in cloud application usage has significantly impacted the performance of traditional networks like MPLS (multiprotocol label switching). For many years, MPLS networks have proven reliable for branch offices, but they require costly onsite configuration and management. Since the adoption of cloud-based apps […]

OnX Canadian Cloud Partner

What Canadian Maritime businesses should look for in data protection and managed services solutions provider

OnX has been providing IT solutions to the Maritime Provinces for decades. As an industry leader, we’re sharing our advice for choosing the best cloud and data protection solution provider for your business. Select a provider who understands your individual business needs You want your provider to have extensive experience in both data protection, as […]

migrating to the cloud

Common excuses that stop companies from migrating to the cloud

1. “I’m not sold on the cost savings.” At first glance, reducing costs is one of the most immediate and tangible results from the cloud. You get out of the data center business and pay a predictable monthly fee based on the resources you use. No more buying the whole server rack when you only […]

ROI

Calculating the costs of managing your own data center vs. a managed cloud solution

The AWS TCO calculator has four core components: Servers: CPU cores, gigabytes of memory, database engine variety, virtual machines, and VM usage. Storage: raw capacity, storage type, and monthly backup percentage. Network: estimated data bandwidth and peak-average ratio. IT labor: annual salaries and number of VMs per administrator. Every IT organization faces unique challenges, so […]

Managed cloud provider

7 questions you should ask a prospective managed cloud provider

OnX has decades of experience designing, building, and managing cloud-enabled data centers in Canada and North America. That gives us a decided edge in the managed-cloud marketplace. We have learned that prospective customers need to ask at least seven crucial questions of potential managed cloud providers: 1. Do you offer multiple cloud platforms and infrastructures? […]

OnX customer Survey

What we’re learning about our clients through Net Promoter Score (NPS)

OnX Rankings Compare Well So, how did we do? The majority of our clients approve of the job OnX is doing for them. Our NPS is 50.6, which is considered excellent by survey standards. We also scored well above the average score for all industries (44) and for our closest industry, technology/hardware/software (32.5). Regionally, OnX […]