Five cloud computing advancements that will benefit your business

Five cloud computing advancements that will benefit your business

One of the major advances in Information Technology has been the upsurge in Cloud Computing in recent years.  Simply put, Cloud Computing is the application of internet-style technologies and techniques to the hosting and management of applications and data. The advantages of adopting a Cloud Computing platform are reduced operational costs, increases in the convenience […]

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Is Fog computing the next to Cloud Computing?

Is Fog computing the next to Cloud Computing?

Fog Computing, also sometimes known as Edge Computing has been around in one form or another since the advent of Cloud Computing.  The term was coined by Cisco as a description of extending a Cloud Computing environment to the edge of an enterprise’s network.  In effect, the cloud is extended to the edge of the […]

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Server options for Small and Medium Businesses and how to choose the best

Server options for Small and Medium Businesses and how to choose the best

Advances in server technology have provided new server platforms for the small to medium sized business, providing purchase options at a great value.  Increases in hardware power and scalability have driven equivalent improvements in the software available. One of those advances is the development of Virtual Server offerings, both hosted and local that allow a […]

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Desktop Virtualisation

The ABCs of Desktop Virtualisation

Contrary to popular belief, virtualisation has been around almost since the beginning of IT.  Early mainframes used virtualisation to separate different applications into their own silo’s to make management of scare and expensive memory easier. Nowadays, virtualisation has come to mean the creation of something simulated or virtual, rather than the actual thing itself.  In […]

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Veeam: Data Protection for a Multi-Cloud Enterprise

Veeam: Data Protection for a Multi-Cloud Enterprise

A critical issue for organisations and Cloud service providers operating as a Multi-Cloud Enterprise is that of data protection and security.   An enterprise needs to be sure that it’s data is secure and available to be restored in an environment with differing requirements across different clouds. In this context, data includes the applications and systems […]

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Three tips in developing an effective business continuity plan

Three tips in developing an effective business continuity plan

Nowadays, most businesses are dependent on Internet connections and network stability to function.  If you are an online business, it is vital to have 24/7/365 connectivity to your website for customers and for you to be able to manage and monitor your business. That implies having a Disaster Recovery plan, and if you are a […]

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4 ways how cloud computing improves workflows of an Accountant

4 ways how cloud computing improves workflows of an Accountant

An accountant works to a well-defined timetable.   Daily processing, month-end processing, processing supplier payments, wages and salaries, annual statutory audits and returns.   All have a regular timetable of events and the processes that support them.  An issue for all accountants is in managing the normal routine workflow to allow time for dealing with the inevitable […]

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Incorporating Office 365 on Remote Desktops in the Cloud

Incorporating Office 365 on Remote Desktops in the Cloud

Microsoft have fully embraced the cloud concept with their Azure environment and the porting of their application suites to a cloud base.   Their flagship collaborative Office product, Office 365, is no exception. The benefits of cloud-based computing are well-known and extensively discussed on this forum. In summary though they include:  Access from anywhere, anytime.  In […]

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Top Cloud Security Issues and Solutions

Top Cloud Security Issues and Solutions

Cloud Services are being increasingly used by all sizes of companies to manage their computing costs while using the latest technologies to reach current and potential customers.  They are extending and enhancing the reach of their brand by embracing Social Media and containing capital and operational costs by using Cloud Service providers as suppliers and […]

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Cloud Security: Are your data really safe in the Cloud?

Cloud Security: Are your data really safe in the Cloud?

Data security is constantly on the mind of an IT Leader, particularly that of Cloud Security in a cloud-based environment.   It seems to be that a news item every day tells of a major serious breach at a high-profile company or government organisation. The IT Leader needs to consider the question – “Are your data […]

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