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

4 Steps to Ensure IT Efficiency

IT is under increasing pressure as never before to do more with less. Budgets are static and often cut. Network security is taking up more and more resources, and the range and frequency of threats increases. At the same time, they are under pressure to increase the range of servicesRead More

3 Technology Innovations That Are Changing Businesses

3 Technology Innovations That Are Changing Businesses

The three Innovations that are included in this article today are necessarily different from those that might have been chosen earlier this year. What then seemed important and trending, has been comprehensively overtaken by the sea change in the business and social environments because of Covid-19. The growing implications ofRead More

4 Ways Technology Improves Workplace Productivity

Most businesses contemplating bringing in or upgrading their technology, have considered the business reasons for doing it.  The reasons usually revolve around business improvement, often expressed as cost reductions and productivity and efficiency improvements.  They are typically linked, but not always. Other reasons might be a forced need to accommodateRead More

5 Ways to Future-proof Your Cloud Applications

One of the major IT innovations in recent times has been the explosion in the use of Cloud Applications as part of the implementation of Cloud Solutions. The implementation and evolution of apps running as Cloud Solutions continues, and as always there is the danger of users falling behind, orRead More

5 Cloud Security Issues You Need to Know

Back in the day, because of cost, IT systems were used mainly by large and the larger medium-sized organisations and they operated in-house IT support teams.  Security was entirely in the hands of the in-house IT department.    However, today’s landscape has changed.  Almost every organisation has in-house or hosted ITRead More

How to Mitigate the Risks of AI Black Box

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been in the news a lot recently, and the phrase “AI Black Box” has been getting some serious media attention. Some commentators say it is part of the growing pains of the industry and others state that it is inhibiting the acceptance of AI.  AI isRead More

Bring Your Own Device: Balancing Security and Convenience

The rise of digital convergence has brought significant changes to the IT environment in its wake. There are heavy budgetary pressures on IT to do more with less. All in the backdrop of increasingly virulent and sophisticated malware threats. One potential solution has been for IT to relax its previousRead More

5 Proven Techniques to Reduce Your IT Expenditure

5 Proven Techniques to Reduce Your IT Expenditure

It’s an unfortunate truism today that the head of IT is between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, the CIO is being asked to provide new leading-edge systems and services. On the other hand, the CIO is being subjected to budget pressures, in effect being askedRead More

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