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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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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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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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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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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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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Veeam Essentials: Backup solutions for Small Businesses

Veeam Essentials: Backup solutions for Small Businesses

All businesses, big and small, should have a business continuity plan.  A continuity plan sets out how a business will cope with losses of service, from the relatively small to a major business-threatening event. Small businesses are reliant on digital services.  Their IT function can be an in‑house service, or increasingly today one outsourced to […]

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