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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
IT Management Planning: Why is it Important and How to Start Implementing
IT Management Planning demonstrated its importance in 2020. When normalcy reigned at the beginning of the year, we suddenly plunged into a world of uncertainty and profound change three months later. Organizations with well-developed contingency plans were able to cope. Others panicked. Importance Having a clearly-articulated IT Management Plan gaveRead 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
4 Ways Technology Improves Workplace Productivity
Most businesses contemplating bringing in or upgrading their technology, have considered the business reasons for doing it. The reasons usually revolve around business improvement, often expressed as cost reductions and productivity and efficiency improvements. They are typically linked, but not always. Other reasons might be a forced need to accommodateRead 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
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