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Five Tips for Businesses to Avoid Downtime

Salt Lake City companies never expected a tornado to take their business offline but that’s exactly what would have happened to XMission if we hadn’t properly prepared for the worst. Back in 1999, we decided to expand into the empty former battery factory next door and convert it into a modern data center. The Internet bubble was in full […]

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An honest discussion about data privacy, open source, and communications security.

Last week, Zimbra published their latest Zcast podcast about open source and security. I was fortunate to participate in the podcast. In preparation, I surveyed key XMission staff and found their candid responses regarding open source, data privacy, security, and the future of collaboration very intriguing. Today I’ll share their answers. You will learn valuable insights from Pete (XMission […]

Is Colocation Right for Your Enterprise?

While most Internet savvy people have heard about data centers, many don’t know what it means to colocate servers in one, why they’d want to, or how to when it makes good business sense for them to do so. Why would you need to colocate? Virtually all web sites you visit online are hosted in […]

Zimbra Server Admin Tip: Mailbox Password Migration and Server Settings Comparison

Mail server administration is not easy. That is why, for over 8 years, XMission has provided Zimbra Email & Collaboration services for thousands of businesses that don’t have the time and resources to manage their own mail server. We also sell Zimbra server licensing for those that do have the resources. This post will focus on […]

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Google Fiber in Salt Lake City.

Today Salt Lake City and Google announced at an invite-only event that Google Fiber would be deploying in Salt Lake City. I have written about this previously, but I thought it was important to reiterate my and XMission’s position on this. Google Fiber coming to Salt Lake City increases competition to a point. CenturyLink’s options […]

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7 tips for aspiring systems administrators who also like to sleep at night

Nobody likes to get a call in the middle of the night that the company web site is down, or worse, hacked. It’s one of the key reasons why businesses often choose managed hosting solutions, after all. Of course, not all web sites can be run by someone else and in many cases administrating your […]

Our 2014 in review + a preview of XMission 2015

XMission made significant improvements to several products and kicked off a new professional services offering in 2014. Let’s quickly review a few of our highlights and preview 2015! Professional Services Launch XMission now offers technical consultation and professional services. In addition to providing your business with hosting, connectivity, email, or phone service, XMission can now […]

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What you need to know about making the switch to a Hosted PBX system.

I have been selling Hosted PBX for XMission since 2011 and have learned quite a bit about the advantages of using a Cloud-based solution like this as opposed to purchasing a premise-based phone system. First things first… what is Hosted PBX? Hosted PBX is a phone system that really isn’t a phone system. At least, […]

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Mail servers love Zimbra licensing. XMission makes it easy.

Email is the work horse of the Internet. It is tried and true. Inboxes rule our lives. Email is not going anywhere and, truthfully, it is only getting better. Recently we helped a customer out of a serious predicament with their mail server. They had installed the free, 60-day trial of Zimbra Network Edition and […]

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Who Still Needs Colocation?

Cloud hosting has been getting a lot of press in recent years. It’d be easy to assume that everything is going to “the cloud.” With promises of lower CAPEX and higher elasticity, some business owners might feel obligated to move everything over. But is that the best choice for all organizations? Statistically, most companies still […]

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