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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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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How recruitment businesses benefit in adopting cloud

How Recruitment Businesses Benefit In Adopting Cloud

First, there were card indices, then mainframe based solutions, then distributed solutions on PC networks. Now employment agencies are increasingly looking at migrating to administration and applicant tracking systems based on cloud technologies such as virtual desktop. Before making the jump, potential cloud users need to assess the benefits that will accrue from adopting a […]

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Are Managed Cloud Services the right fit for your business?

Are Managed Cloud Services the right fit for your business?

One of the current biggest buzzes in the ICT world is the momentum building towards managed cloud services – being the next big thing, Before blindly rushing ahead with moving to a cloud based environment or managed cloud services, an organisation needs to seriously consider whether the cloud is a good fit and an appropriate platform for […]

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What and What Not to Upload to the Cloud

What and What Not to Upload to the Cloud

A significant part of planning for a migration to a cloud base environment is an assessment of what information can and cannot, or indeed should not be held in the cloud.  The two main threats to an organisation using cloud technologies are loss of access to the cloud host and external threats from data thieves […]

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Cloud Advantages for Mobile Computing

Cloud Advantages for Mobile Computing

Back in the day, the information the company road warrior had to hand was what he could carry.   When he left the office he was out of contact, on his own.   He could phone head office in the evening from his home or hotel to catch up and to pass on information, but his office […]

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10 Steps for Successful Cloud Migration

10 Steps for Successful Cloud Migration

In this highly competitive and fast-paced world, it is imperative for all businesses that want to grow to adapt to their surroundings and use the latest technologies and innovations for boosting their reputation, growing their target audience, and managing their business more successfully. This is where cloud services come in, which is crucial for any […]

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Cloud for the small business - is it worth it

Cloud for the small business – Is it worth it?

Information Technology is a slave to fashion in just the same way as any other area of business.  The current trend is the adoption of cloud computing.   Basically, cloud computing transfers your applications and data onto a virtual desktop on a server, and you use Internet techniques to reach them.   The server can be a […]

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Private versus Public Clouds

Private versus Public Clouds

There is a great deal of hype in the IT community over “Cloud Computing”.   With Cloud Computing the data centre moves to a service provider basis, in which all applications and data are supplied using Internet technologies. A Cloud can be either a public cloud or private cloud. A public cloud is provided by external […]

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