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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
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
Are you ready for quantum computing?
In the early 1900s, physicists proudly announced that all that could be discovered in the world of physics had been discovered. They were dead wrong. In the background events were taking shape that would change physics for ever. Einstein was working on his earth shattering announcements, Rutherford was about toRead More
How Managed Cloud Services helps Small and Medium Business
The Head of IT in any business large or small, is under continuous pressure. There is continual downward pressure on budgets, coupled with pressure from senior executives to embrace new technologies and increase the range of services offered to current and prospective customers. In short, do more with less. OneRead More
How often should you create a backup of your business data?
The effects of a loss of service to a business can be devastating, particularly for those businesses that are fully online ones. The very fact of being off-line for them can be a life-threatening event. There is a truism in the Internet industry that says that a loss of aRead More
Are you keeping up with your Business Technology needs?
The Head of IT is between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, senior executives ask what steps IT is taking to equip company IT systems to meet the challenges of malware, WiFi, VoIP, social media and the Internet. They are asking on a regular basis aboutRead More
IT Management: 5 Proven Strategies to Lessen your IT Budget
The head of IT in every organisation is under increasing pressure. Pressure to reduce cost, and at the same time increase the range of functions available to users and customers. Often with a reduced IT Budget. In short, do more with less. Add to that the effects of social mediaRead More
How IT Outsourcing helps your company and IT Manager
Most organisations have considered outsourcing defined business functions. Candidates include legal services, HR and usually IT. The usual motivation for considering moving to Managed IT Support is that of financial pressure. IT Heads are being asked to reduce IT support costs and at the same time to do more. ThisRead More