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Blog archives: January 2016

What Happens When Data Security Goes Wrong?

Posted on: 29/01/2016

What Happens When Data Security Goes Wrong?

Most of the successful companies that exist today - either in the form of small businesses, mid-market organisations, or enterprises - base themselves online. In fact, it's impossible to compete with your competitors today without establishing a firm online presence. However, simply by conducting business through the internet, you could be opening yourself up to a breach in data security.
For people who are unaware of just how damaging a security breach can be, the concept may not be too...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

Office 365 Cloud computing. The facts

Posted on: 27/01/2016

Office 365 Cloud computing. The facts

Cloud computing provides companies with business agility and cost savings, but many don’t understand what the advantages really are or how to go about implementing it. 
If you are researching a hosted solution for your business you will find much contradictory information out there. Knowing the facts about cloud computing is essential if you are planning on using it to drive your business. The following facts about cloud computing have been designed to help you see how it can benefit...

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Categories: Cloud Computing

Why Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are so Vital

Posted on: 25/01/2016

Why Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are so Vital

If your business is doing well and everything is running as it should be, you probably don’t see the point in looking into a proven disaster recovery plan. But what happens when, all of a sudden, there is an external or even internal threat that knocks you offline? You see, we often have no way of telling what lies around the corner and by installing a disaster recovery plan in the first place, you can ensure that business continuity will never be an issue.
Business continuity
The...

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Categories: Cloud Computing

Is your head in the cloud yet?

Posted on: 20/01/2016

Is your head in the cloud yet?

One of the greatest myths about backing up data to the cloud is that cloud storage is not reliable. Moving your most important business files, whether that’s corporate documents, archives or the like, and storing them in the cloud might seem daunting but it’s actually perfectly safe. 
This opinion seems to stem from assuming that the cloud is something new. It’s not. As early as the 1970s, computing happened in the cloud. The cloud is just a concept that's developed...

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Categories: Cloud Computing

Office 365 Cloud computing. The facts

Posted on: 19/01/2016

Office 365 Cloud computing. The facts

Cloud computing provides companies with business agility and cost savings, but many don’t understand what the advantages really are or how to go about implementing it. 
If you are researching a hosted solution for your business you will find much contradictory information out there. Knowing the facts about cloud computing is essential if you are planning on using it to drive your business. The following facts about cloud computing have been designed to help you see how it can benefit...

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Categories: Cloud Computing

How you are already leveraging cloud computing

Posted on: 18/01/2016

How you are already leveraging cloud computing

If you’re thinking of enjoying the benefits of cloud computing anytime soon, it may surprise you to learn that you’re probably already using the cloud in some form or another.
Maybe you’ve got a Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo! email account? Perhaps you use online productivity tools like Office 365 or Google Apps? What about online storage facilities such as those offered by Dropbox or Google Drive?
No? Well, okay then - have you ever used Facebook, Twitter or any other...

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Categories: Cloud Computing

Are you ready for cloud computing?

Posted on: 13/01/2016

Are you ready for cloud computing?

The concept of ‘the cloud’ seems to have finally been embedded into our daily lives. But although we hear the general premise quite often, it seems that we still don’t fully understand what the cloud really is. 
Market research from Wakefield Research revealed that 51% of Americans believe that bad weather affects cloud computing performance. And they’re not alone in harboring some sort of misconception. 
Cloud computing primarily helps us with storage....

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Categories: Cloud Computing

Does your email hosting service work for you?

Posted on: 11/01/2016

Does your email hosting service work for you?

Every business has an email address. Almost every person has one too. After all these years, it’s still our primary source of communication. So it stands to reason that, if emailing is important to us, then email hosting is just as vital too. 
There are a million and one email hosting options on the market. The question is, which solution is right for you? 
Messaging staff is critical. Meanwhile, email marketing is still one of the most powerful ways to keep in touch...

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Categories: Cloud Computing

Why a virtual private server is right for you

Posted on: 07/01/2016

Why a virtual private server is right for you

If you run a business or work for an IT department, and you’re considering your IT options, then listen up. There are lots of benefits from using a virtual private server (or VPS). 
The first is stability and reliability. Most experts agree that shared web hosting will soon become a thing of the past. And that’s good news for business owners since, when you’re hosted on a shared server, the uptime and performance of your site can be affected by other websites on that...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

Why having the right IT support is crucial for any business

Posted on: 07/01/2016

Why having the right IT support is crucial for any business

We now live in a digital age. Whether you’re in the commercial or education sector, you’re probably totally reliant on your IT infrastructure.
For starters, you’re relying on it working. But you’re also relying on it serving your business properly, both now and in the future. How can you be sure you’re in safe hands? How much do you really know about the technical stuff that’s going on behind the scenes of your business?
We don’t mean to alarm...

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Categories: Cloud Computing

Why is cloud storage better than its onsite counterpart?

Posted on: 05/01/2016

Why is cloud storage better than its onsite counterpart?

Many businesses are still clinging onto traditional storage options, but if you are starting to think about an option that’s more cost-effective and secure, we can help. Upgrading to cloud computing storage technology may be just what you’re after.
Backups and access via cloud storage
Forget about the worrying you used to do when faced with space issues on your PC or server based drives. Not only would this compromise the whole backup process, but your laptop or PC could also...

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Categories: Cloud Computing

4 reasons why cloud computing is great for the environment

Posted on: 04/01/2016

4 reasons why cloud computing is great for the environment

If you have already decided that cloud computing is exactly what you and your business needs, you’ve made a good choice. But if you’re still undecided, here’s another reason to upgrade from your current setup.
Cloud computing is also beneficial for the environment. In particular, there are 4 standout reasons why this is the case.
Reason 1 - Virtualisation drives efficient energy usage
Server virtualisation will reduce the overall carbon footprint that your...

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Categories: Cloud Computing

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