6 Signs You Should Move Your Business to the Cloud

The IT landscape is continually evolving with the development of new software and hardware technologies. These are usually driven by business need but can often be as a result of business changes driven by technological advances. To remain competitive, a business will need at some point to embrace these advances and renew and revise their […]

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What are the risks involved in Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing has gained in popularity by leaps and bounds in recent years.  More and more businesses are moving to private or hosted cloud platforms.  One instance is that hosted cloud technology on a shared platform makes it easier for small businesses to use more sophisticated systems than they otherwise might not be able to […]

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Cloud security threats that you need to understand

Cloud Security Threats That You Need To Understand

The growing adoption of cloud technologies brings with it new cloud security and data protection issues for the IT head to consider.   In the case of both in-house and outsourced clouds, Cloud Security is something that should be at the forefront of the IT head’s mind.  There are several additional concerns if an organisation adopts […]

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How to prevent data loss in Cloud-based technology

How to prevent data loss in Cloud-based technology

  Most IT people have a worry about having critical systems and operational data offsite and under the control of a third party, especially now that the hosted Cloud is a realty for many.  If they are running on a hosted platform, they were sure to have an Online Backup clause in the service level […]

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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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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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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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