I recently signed up a family member for extracurricular activities, and upon arriving at a small local business, ended up in a conversation with the owner. After a few pleasantries, the usual, “where do you work” question came up. I proudly answered, and the floodgates opened with the owner asking many questions about IT and security:
Should I use two host service providers? One for internal access? One for external access?
How do I protect the business, given my IT environment?
Should I move certain services into the cloud? If so, how do I make sure my customers are protected?
What is virtualization and how can it help me? Does it make sense for me?