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What Is Cloud Computing? How Does ‘The Cloud’ Work?
One of the major IT innovations in recent times has been the explosion in the use of Cloud Solutions. The Cloud – A Definition Traditionally, organisations hosted their computer systems in a data centre on their premises. Over time, it became more cost-effective to achieve economies of scale by outsourcingRead More
What Is Cloud Backup and How Does It Work?
Many businesses are using Cloud Solutions today. They use it to host their operational systems and as a repository for data, including backups. One popular Cloud Solution for organisations operating their systems in their data centre is managing off-site backups. It’s not just businesses. Home users can back up theirRead More
The Future of Smartphones: Are They Alternative to Laptops?
When “portable” phones first emerged, a new state-of-the-art unit was the size of a small suitcase and needed mains power. You also had to be a powerlifter to pick it up. It wasn’t added to the roster of IT Equipment. Over the years since, there have been quantum developments inRead More
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
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
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
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
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