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Taking Control of Your Cloud

Cloud computing services are increasingly being adopted mainstream and are fast becoming an integral part of every organisation’s IT strategy. Many industry analysts are saying that cloud will become a major platform for growth for organisations and especially for mid-market businesses. This is because, previously, if an organisation wanted to get a new idea off the ground, they would often have had to make a significant upfront investment in IT before they even knew if their business idea was going to work. The cloud, however, levels the playing field. read more


 

Beach to Breach — Reducing BYOD Security Risks During the Summer Holidays

It’s the time of year when people start booking their summer holidays, and for employers it is vital that they ensure their BYOD policies are rigorous enough to protect their business against any potential data breach while their staff are away enjoying a fortnight in the sun. read more


 

How to Tackle Cloud Growing Pains

At the heart of any IT strategy is the need to uphold data security. Yet the rise of cloud computing has led the battle lines, once clearly marked as ‘us’ versus ‘the outside world’, to become blurred. Mobile, social, BYOD and the increasing demand to access applications anytime, anywhere has drastically altered the IT landscape and for many IT decision makers, it’s a struggle to simply stay in control. read more


 

IT Services Are An Essential Part Of A Successful Cloud Computing Strategy

Jon Milward from IT consultancy Northdoor highlights some of the key considerations businesses need to make when adopting a cloud strategy. read more


 

Careless Whispers: Mobility and Security

Unsurprisingly, security is the top enterprise concern for the burgeoning smartphone movement. The influx of mobile devices into the work place, which initially elicited fear, has now largely been met with complacency. Whilst more and more companies are allowing employee owned devices into the work place, the vast majority of these are governed by policy only (if anything). This approach leaves organisational security in the realms of trust and companies unwittingly at risk. read more


 

European Cloud Providers Hit By Cyber Attacks – The Why And What Can Be Done

Last week research revealed that growing cloud adoption among European enterprises is causing the number of cyber-attacks to mushroom. The figures show that Europe is the worst continent when it comes to the number of attacks against cloud infrastructures. Worrying news indeed, but not altogether surprising. read more


 

10 Key Questions To Ask A Cloud Provider

UK organisations now face a vast number of cloud options – private, public and hybrid, which is great if you know what to look for, but can spell disaster if you don’t. Izak Oosthuizen, consultant at Exec Sys, provides some expert advice on questions to ask a cloud provider to make the best choice - and avoid the pitfalls. read more


 

How To Keep Your Business Moving During The Tube Strikes

Although the headlines are full of the disruption caused by tube strikes, there are some steps that any business can take to ensure they’re as prepared as possible to deal with the impact of transport troubles on their workforce. Leon Rudd, Head of SMB Marketing at O2, outlines his top tips on how to stay connected even in difficult circumstances. read more


 

How to Minimise the Effect the Tube Strikes have on UK Businesses

The tube strikes are a serious matter. Not only will the 48-hour tube strike cause commuting chaos but companies are facing several days of disruption and a massive loss of profits. The Federation of Small Businesses estimated that the London underground strikes in early February cost small businesses, which make up about 99 percent of London companies, about £600 million ($1 billion) in lost working hours, business and productivity*. read more


 

Impact of Technology on your Business

Phrases like ‘Big Data’ and ‘The Internet of Things’ are being squeezed into every (wannabe) intellectual corporate conversation spoken with competitive counterparts. Undeniably there has been a paradigm shift towards a universal recognition of how vital the incorporation of technology is key to a businesses’ survival. But, for the most part, these conversations assume a ‘fake it until you make it’ undertone. read more


 

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