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Sep

22

Private cloud: The different options, the benefits and the drawbacks

If you’re considering a cloud-based infrastructure for your business, you might have heard about private cloud and be wondering whether it’s the solution for you. Before you make that decision, it is, of course, important to know what “private cloud” means.

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Jul

29

6 reasons why you need an Office 365 backup and what to look for from a provider

If your business runs Office 365 (O365), then you’ll know that it’s the centre of your company’s email communications, collaboration and, ultimately, productivity. Similarly, if you’re considering using O365 for your company, you’ll probably know that it will become the hub of your business.

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Jun

22

Cybersecurity & COVID-19 – Five Tips

COVID-19 has forced a new reality on businesses the world over, forcing millions into working remotely and making companies face up to new cybersecurity challenges. According to Deloitte’s Cyber Intelligence Centre, the pandemic has seen an increase in phishing and ransomware attacks and malspams, as attackers target employees working from home, often on personal devices.

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Jun

18

Post-Migration: Protecting Against Performance Deterioration and Increasing Costs

You’ve completed your cloud migration and everything is running smoothly. However, this isn’t the time to crack open the Champagne and put your feet up. Now is when the hard work really starts! 

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Jun

12

The New Normal

Covid-19

Today we are living in unprecedented times our world suddenly turned upside down by an invisible threat – COVID-19.  The human race has adapted remarkably well in such a short time and is showing signs of defeating the enemy. 

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May

26

SD-WAN: 3 Core Benefits and 3 Security Considerations

SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN) is a way of managing and optimising a wide area network (WAN) that is designed to address the needs of a more mobile workforce in the age of ever-growing cloud computing, remote working and mobile devices.

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May

04

Harnessing the power of remote work with the cloud

The coronavirus crisis has prompted companies to resort to remote working on a scale that has likely never been seen before. Across the world, businesses are grappling with the issues raised by their entire workforce going remote.

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Mar

24

DRaaS: What it is, the benefits and choosing your provider

DRaaS: What it is, the benefits and choosing your provider

What is DRaaS:

Broadly speaking, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a cloud-based system which allows businesses and other organizations to establish alternate processing sites for their disaster recovery needs.

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Mar

09

Burn The Tapes! How Data Backup Is Changing

The way we backup our data is changing. We’ve been through the floppy disk stage (too big, yet not big enough…) and through the flashdrive stage (useful but limited and not secure) and we are now emerging into a new era. There’s a huge number of options out there and IT managers who are well informed about backing-up their data can become the heroes of their organisations.

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Mar

02

Tips for organisations getting started with cloud containers

Cloud container technology can offer some great tools to help ship and package applications. However, organisations using containers are still a little confused about how to get the best performance from containers.

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Feb

19

The 4 key advantages to adopting a hybrid cloud system

When it comes to choosing cloud solutions for a business or organisation, it can be tempting to pick and choose different aspects from different types of solutions to create a system that has the best combination of features.

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Feb

10

Announcing the Winner of our Annual ‘Customer Service Survey Giveaway’

At the end of December 2019, we asked hSo users to fill in our end of year Customer Service Survey to give their feedback on our services, received support as well as customer service. The survey is now closed and we have received valuable feedback, as well as constructive comments.

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Feb

05

Make sure your cloud is optimised for the year

The growth of cloud computing has accelerated rapidly in the past few years, becoming a serious consideration for businesses great and small. However, with IT departments increasingly dabbling in the cloud rather than on-premises infrastructures, it’s now necessary for companies to ensure they are spending enough to remain fully optimised. 

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Jan

24

Cybersecurity: combating “inside attacks”

In 2020, businesses will likely have better cybersecurity measures in place than ever before. This is great news for business owners, meaning that targeting companies through cyber infrastructure vulnerabilities will become more costly to cybercriminals in resources, time and effort.

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Jan

17

What does virtualisation allow you to do?

So, you’re thinking of taking your first steps towards virtualisation? Great! It’s likely that virtualisation will offer many benefits to your IT department and your wider business. 

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Jan

14

Four Inconvenient Truths Cloud Vendors Hide From You (That Make Your Life More Difficult)

Cloud migration is the future right? Well, yes, but it doesn’t mean that it solves all your problems straight away. It also doesn’t mean that there aren’t drawbacks. Below we’ll take a look at some of the disadvantages to cloud migration that vendors tend to leave out of their sales pitches.

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Jan

08

Can the cloud simplify your business accounting?

Anyone running a small business will know that doing our accounts is not something most of us look forward to. Many small business owners find they are bogged down in spreadsheets and endless tasks of inputting data and calculating VAT returns. It’s a job that many of us leave to the last minute and then take hours or even days over once we do finally get around to dealing with it. 

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Jan

02

What has the NHS gained by storing data in the Cloud?

Back in early 2018, NHS Digital, which is responsible for setting the digital agenda for the NHS, as well as making the rules by which it will work from a digital perspective, ruled that hospitals and GP surgeries could start to store delicate and personal data in the cloud. 

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Dec

23

Is it possible to win the fight against downtime?

According to recent research by LogicMonitor, IT departments in the UK prioritise availability and performance over anything else. These factors are viewed as more vital than cost or security but despite this, efforts aren’t actually ruling out the risks of downtime. Here we look at how you can prevent downtown in your network or IT systems with some simple steps.

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Dec

13

Cybersecurity predictions for 2020

Keeping up with cybercriminals, from a cybersecurity perspective, is a tough job. Fighting cybercrime has been likened to a line in Through the Looking Glass where Alice says she must ‘run as fast as she can to stay in one place.’ When it comes to cybersecurity, you have to run ten times faster than those committing the crimes in order to get ahead of them. 

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