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Dedicated It Guy: Does It Really Help If You Have One?
Does having dedicated IT support help? This question has come into sharper focus with the recent move to remote working and working from home. Many companies now have moved to online e-commerce as their mainstream business as their bricks and mortar outlets close during lockdowns. If they lose their systems,Read More
How Can It Outsourcing Improve Your Business Workflow
Many companies have been forced to change their business strategies to survival strategies. In many cases, their physical brick-and-mortar presence has been closed due to lockdown. With much less foot and drop-in traffic in retail stores, they need to sell online to make up the shortfall. They foresee many customersRead More
What Is Cloud Computing? How Does ‘The Cloud’ Work?
One of the major IT innovations in recent times has been the explosion in the use of Cloud Solutions. The Cloud – A Definition Traditionally, organisations hosted their computer systems in a data centre on their premises. Over time, it became more cost-effective to achieve economies of scale by outsourcingRead More
How to Equip Your Business to Keep up When You’re Short-staffed
The pandemic was a sea change for IT. It completely changed the landscape and priorities. From being an exercise in cost management, the IT buck has become a matter of corporate survival. Strategic plans became survival plans, and new imperatives took priority. For many companies, remote working and e-commerce areRead More
What Is Cloud Backup and How Does It Work?
Many businesses are using Cloud Solutions today. They use it to host their operational systems and as a repository for data, including backups. One popular Cloud Solution for organisations operating their systems in their data centre is managing off-site backups. It’s not just businesses. Home users can back up theirRead More
What Is the Role of It Support and How It Improves Business Performance?
Every business that uses IT needs support from time to time. Smaller companies that do not need or can’t afford a dedicated support department tend to outsource support to a managed service provider. Larger organizations set up in-house IT Support departments, but recently more and more are outsourcing some orRead More
The Future of Smartphones: Are They Alternative to Laptops?
When “portable” phones first emerged, a new state-of-the-art unit was the size of a small suitcase and needed mains power. You also had to be a powerlifter to pick it up. It wasn’t added to the roster of IT Equipment. Over the years since, there have been quantum developments inRead More
IT Management Planning: Why is it Important and How to Start Implementing
IT Management Planning demonstrated its importance in 2020. When normalcy reigned at the beginning of the year, we suddenly plunged into a world of uncertainty and profound change three months later. Organizations with well-developed contingency plans were able to cope. Others panicked. Importance Having a clearly-articulated IT Management Plan gaveRead More
How to Prepare and Ensure Your IT System is Up During Holiday Season
For many of us, holiday seasons, for example, December, are a mixed blessing. Just before the break, a frantic rush to finish up everything, followed by the break itself. It’s business as usual for some of us, perhaps a little down because some customers are on leave, but still closeRead More
3 Tips to Improve Cloud Performance
Many businesses have moved to cloud solutions. They envisage cost savings, improvements in service levels, and an increased ability to incorporate new technologies into an existing infrastructure. Cloud Solutions can be used in-house within the current equipment or in an outsourced hosted environment. However, cloud environment technology is different fromRead More