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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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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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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

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

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

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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Nov

26

Can cloud computing help your business respond to Brexit?

The UK’s business world has been operating in extremely uncertain times for several years since the EU in/out referendum took place in 2016 and the majority of voters opted to leave the EU. More than three years on and we are still unsure as to whether we will leave, or if we do leave, whether we will have a ‘deal’ in place.

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Nov

18

Can switching to the cloud help your small business to flourish?

Cloud computing isn’t just for large corporations. Switching to the cloud can carry major benefits for businesses of all sizes, including very small operations with just a few staff. Here, we take a look at the specific ways in which cloud computing can help small and medium sized businesses to grow and flourish.

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Oct

23

Can investing in the cloud help you to grow your business?

You will be hard-pressed to find a business owner that isn’t preoccupied with growing their business. But how do you go about it? You can grow through acquisition, you can invest in better equipment, larger premises or add staff, or you can update your IT with an investment in cloud computing.

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Aug

05

How the cloud can boost business for retailers

Most retailers are probably already aware of the cost savings and efficiencies the cloud can bring to their business. The cloud, however, has far more to offer retailers, especially if they examine their highest volume workflows and prioritise moving these to the cloud.

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Jul

03

Cloud security is only as good as its weakest link

In this day and age, when we are surrounded by state-of-the-art technology and the most up-to-date security systems, the existence of even a basic cloud makes security less of an issue for businesses. Indeed, often is the case that cloud-based security protocols are superior to that of on-premises systems that fail to benefit from further research and development funding.

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Oct

25

How the cloud and virtualisation are driving Green IT

The cloud-based trends that are driving Green IT

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Aug

04

A day in the life of the public cloud

Welcome to life in 2020, where life – and not just your vision – is perfect.

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Jun

30

Is it safe for healthcare to go hybrid?

You don’t have to be an avid follower of technology news to be aware of the  cyber attack that downed internal NHS systems across the country in May 2017.

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Jun

16

IT Professionals Are Migrating Critical Apps to the Cloud

An influential IT study has revealed that a large majority of businesses are now migrating their critical applications to the cloud.

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Feb

28

Do You Have Your Own Connection To The Public Cloud? If Not, Get One - Now

To say that the public cloud is growing would be something of an understatement.

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Feb

20

UK Public Sector And The Cloud: State Of Play

Today, the public sector is dependent on the cloud. Local and central government, police forces and more now harness networks of remote servers to provide vital services, communicate with each other, manage data and keep IT costs within budget.

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Feb

17

IT Teams Reach For The Cloud

Proof if it were needed that the cloud has gone from being a nice-to-have to a business essential: 34 per cent of firms’ IT budgets will be spent on external cloud and hosting services this year - up from 28 per cent in 2017.

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May

16

17 Reasons Cloud Computing Is Growing Like Crazy

Use of the Cloud has rocketed in recent years, with 84% of organisations now using cloud services, up from a mere 48% five years earlier.

Here are the real reasons companies are embracing the Cloud and why that growth shows no sign of stopping.

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Apr

08

Moving the Unmovable To the Cloud

The number of companies moving services to the cloud is growing. More than four out of five organisations now use cloud based services, according to the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF). This is part of an ongoing steady increase from 48 per cent in 2010, to 61 per cent in 2013, to 78 per cent in 2014, and 84 per cent in 2015.

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Mar

08

Your Servers Deserve Better - Why It's Time to Move Your Servers to a Proper Data Centre

Your office was designed for humans. That's great news for your coworkers, bad news for your office plants and terrible news for your business-critical IT systems.

It is possible to retrofit your office to provide a better hosting environment for your servers, but that's very expensive. Luckily, there's a better option, called colocation – or colo for short.

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Dec

23

How SaaS Became Unstoppable

Remember CRT monitors? Brick-sized mobile phones? What about buying hundreds of software licences? Technology moves fast and the current front-runner in office innovation, shunting clunky traditional software setups into the past, is SaaS.

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