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BizReport : Ecommerce : May 04, 2012


3 Questions with Axia's Cory Childs

One of the biggest benefits, for businesses, of the Internet is the 'always on' functionality. People can shop, research or contact a brand at their convenience. But that benefit can also be a drawback especially as brands begin consolidating data centers and servers.

by Kristina Knight

Indianapolis based Axia is one solution helping businesses control online costs.

Kristina: We're seeing so many more businesses go online to cut costs. Once in the online space, what to brands (companies) need to know about controlling costs?

Cory Childs, Axia: Businesses that are considering moving to the cloud to cut out capital costs need to consider the additional operating expenditures they may incur to make cloud services a viable option. In addition to the new monthly expense for cloud services, business may also need to improve Internet infrastructure to be more resilient so that they have consistent access to their applications, and additional bandwidth may be required so that the applications can be accessed with the speed necessary to operate efficiently.

Kristina: How does Axia benefit online brands?

Cory: Axia provides a hybrid infrastructure and service approach [as well as] dedicated connectivity access to clients for communication services, dedicated connectivity out to the Internet, and dedicated connectivity back to a data center where customers can house infrastructure.

Kristina: In the online space, one of the biggest expenditures can be IT solutions - servers, data centers. What can businesses do to control this area?

Cory: Network consolidation is one way to control IT expenditures. Working with a provider to implement a solution that consolidates phone systems, voice services, Internet access, and infrastructure into a single communication platform keeps cost down. A converged platform is more simply managed and reduces the amount of hours and resources businesses need to spend controlling IT. The converged platform also allows businesses to make the most of their infrastructure so that access to all IT services can be reached across one platform.

Tags: Axia, business tips, business trends, online business, server consolidation, SMB tools










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