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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
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
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
5 Cloud Security Issues You Need to Know
Back in the day, because of cost, IT systems were used mainly by large and the larger medium-sized organisations and they operated in-house IT support teams. Security was entirely in the hands of the in-house IT department. However, today’s landscape has changed. Almost every organisation has in-house or hosted ITRead 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
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
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