5 Benefits of Server Virtualisation
Servers have come a long way since the early days. The are now concentrated in server farms, processing Big Data and causing managers headaches with their management, including their power consumption needs. The advance of technology has, in general, meant that the physical size of servers has reduced but atRead More
Flat Backup vs Backup Less, What is the Difference?
Backup/Restore is the Cinderella of the ICT world. Not as glamorous as network security, not as rock-star as leading-edge implementations of cloud technologies, it is still an absolutely vital part of any normal operational routine. We have moved on from the days of total versus incremental backup strategies, driven mainlyRead More
Investing in cyber security for your business, is it worth it?
We read every day about new cyber exploits, large businesses have been hacked and financial information stolen, political parties have their websites defaced, fake news is proliferating, ID theft is seemingly rampant. Our corporate and domestic email inboxes are filled with spammed rubbish. Politicians, corporate board members and individuals ensureRead More
How Cloud technology can protect you against Ransomware
The increasing adoption of Cloud Technologies, both in-house and hosted, has provided hackers and data thieves with new opportunities. An attack that has been around for probably about ten years, ransomware, has moved from corporate and home desktops to attack cloud-based data stores. Simply put, ransomware encrypts your systems andRead More
Four Tried-And-Tested Tips In Selecting An IT Support Company
Many companies, particularly the smaller ones either can’t afford or don’t need full-time in-house ICT support. The smaller usually hope that their systems keep operating and call in support when they don’t, or the wiser ones have a support contract with an IT Support Company to provide periodic and on-callRead More
Why Big Data Needs Big Protection
There has been a growing trend in recent times to collect and manipulate very large datasets – Big Data. Organisations do this to enable data mining of the big data dataset to extract key information relevant to their business. As the move to cloud computing gathers momentum, the dangers ofRead More
Outsourcing IT, can you succeed in your Digital Transformation?
The IT World in changing rapidly. Developments including Bring your Own Device (`BYOD`), Cloud Computing and demands for mobile computing have radically changed the IT landscape. Allied to this, an increasing demand to digitally interact with an organisation are piling additional pressures on IT. Management are aware of these changes,Read More
Different must-have communication tools every start-up business should use to succeed
One significant benefit of digital convergence for small business has been a substantial reduction in communications costs, particularly international and regional call costs. The advent of Hosted VoIP Telephone services and onsite Business Telecoms systems has enabled start-up businesses to roll‑out communications and marketing systems at a fraction of theRead More
How can managed service providers protect their clients against ransomware
One of the greatest fears of a Managed Service Provider is the possibility of a malware attack on their servers. A loss or theft of data or a loss of service could put an end to their business. The best approach to mitigating the risk of a malware attack isRead More
Future of Automation: How can Smart Home change the way we live
Everyone has an idea of a Smart home. It may come from a sci-fi movie, the office could be in a smart building, but a common theme is that of an automated domestic environment that removes domestic drudgery and can be controlled locally or remotely. The Smart home is prettyRead More