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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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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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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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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Cloud Computing: The Real Solution to SMB IT Woes

Cloud Computing: The Real Solution to Small and Medium Business IT Woes

Cloud computing has transformed the enterprise IT landscape with its game-changing value propositions for progressive business organisations. As the technology evolves beyond the industry hype and enters maturity, organisations of all sizes are looking cloudward to address pressing business and technical challenges they face. And while no one denies the benefits that cloud computing offers, […]

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