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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
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
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
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
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
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
Tips on How to be Productive when Working From Home
The concept of substituting a desk in a communal office with a desk at home has gained significant momentum in recent years. When you are crawling along in heavy traffic or crammed into the 7.20 am commuter special, the prospect of stumbling out of bed much later than you didRead More