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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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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