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4 ways to make your Business IT more strategic

4 Ways to Make Your Business IT More Strategic

ICT has often been considered in the same way as other support functions and not considered when making strategic decisions about the future of the business. That is not a good thing since IT can have a profound effect, positive or negative, on the business. Over the last few yearsRead More

Top 3 challenges in Cloud Computing and How to Overcome them

Cloud Computing is the latest flavor of the month to hit IT.  It has distinct advantages in catering for digital migration and the needs of mobile warriors. It copes easily with the needs and demands of the latest data centre technologies, and positions the organization to take full advantage ofRead More

3 Reasons Why Businesses Are Embracing HCI

Human-Computer Interaction, commonly known as HCI, refers to focus on the interfaces between devices and humans. Ease of use, attractive design are among the criteria that manufacturers need to consider when developing products. HCI has been around since the early 1980s, mainly looking at cognitive sciences and human factor engineering. Read More

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

Why big data needs big protection

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

How can Smart Home change the way we live

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

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

4 mistakes to avoid when deploying a new technology in your business

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Deploying A New Technology In Your Business

There comes a time in every business when it is required to leave behind its existing technologies and replace them with new.   This is as true of IT infrastructure and business systems as it is of other business disciplines.  Often however, these decisions can be made for reasons other thanRead More

3 critical steps to recovery from a disaster when you have a business continuity plan

3 critical steps to recovery from a disaster when you have a business continuity plan

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. YouRead More

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