The Rise of Contactless Card Readers During COVID-19

Of all the ways COVID-19 continues to impact how business is conducted in the US and worldwide, the rise of contactless card readers certainly counts among them. As of this past June, Forbes reports that contactless payments in the US had risen 150%. Given the many uncertainties surrounding daily life, our economy, and COVID-19, it […]

FREE Cloud Migration Checklist (for Azure, AWS + More)

As you get ready to move your business’s services to The Cloud, avoiding common mistakes and planning around a cloud migration checklist can save you money. It can also save you a lot of hassle. To help you on your path to The Cloud, make sure you’re ticking all four boxes from our Cloud Migration […]

AWS vs Google Cloud vs Azure vs Rackspace

As options for top cloud hosting providers grow more common (AWS vs Google Cloud vs Azure vs Rackspace and on and on), the work of finding the right one can sometimes feel as arbitrary as picking the right snowflake. After all, just as any two snowflakes will have at least subtle differences, so too will […]

4 Cloud Tips: How to Improve Cloud Computing

As its name implies, cloud computing by no means guarantees “blue skies” for your business, so here are some cloud tips to make it so! Just like computing from dedicated servers, The Cloud has its own set of challenges that require all-star levels of web development and IT know-how. And in the absence of expert […]

How to Calculate the Cost of Downtime

How to calculate the cost of a downtime event? As a managed service provider, Arcane Strategies is committed to making sure our customers’ web-based assets are functioning 24/7/365. We are extremely proud of our 100% client retention rate and a 99% uptime rate. Keeping our clients’ websites, databases, and applications up and running is key […]

Managed Cloud Services for $25/Month

Today we are launching a new Managed Cloud Services Plan for only $25/Month. Our new LITE plan starts at only $25 a month per device. You can now get Arcane Strategies Expert Services at a lower monthly cost. Our U.S.-based engineers monitor both your servers and websites to take immediate action in the event of […]

1 Free Month of Managed Could Services

These are the last few days we are giving away a Free Month of Managed Cloud Services to new clients that sign up for any sized Managed Services contract. You can sign up right now on our Managed Services page on the Arcane Store. Use code “BePrepared” at checkout and we will wave the first […]

Ways To Reduce Your AWS Costs

If you’re reading this article, chances are that you’re pretty happy with your current setup but you wish you could find ways to reduce your AWS hosting costs.  We’ll assume that you’re not all that interested in migrating to a different hosting provider.  Frankly, you’ll probably spend more short-run money migrating and resolving any post-migration […]

9 Questions To Determine If Your Business Needs The Cloud

We asked Arcane Strategies’s engineers to come up with a 9 Question questionnaire to help business owners determine if the cloud is right for their business. These questions and answers will help participants learn about the capabilities and downsides of both Managed Cloud Support Providers and Dedicated Servers. Click Here For Questionaire This questionnaire goes […]

What is Managed Services?

There are a lot of terms and phrases to learn in the IT field: Hosting Provider, Integrated Solutions, DevOps, CI/CD, Managed Services, and many others. While we could write a post on each of these (maybe we will…), Managed Services is something we are getting a lot of questions about and something we have been […]