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Cloud Computing; Great, But What About Security?

As we become more accustomed to huge amounts of data that we have to deal with, and the world in which we live in is ever-more digital, organisations worldwide face the challenges of storing and analysing – the cost of storage, albeit cheaper than in recent years; processing the data; analysing and extracting the relevant […]

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Is Cloud Computing the Gateway to the Digital Enterprise?

By Allie Philpin The digital age is upon us; organisations are adapting to the demands that a digital environment requires, providing access to their latest products and services online and via digital channels.  Many of these digitally-inspired organisations have also adopted the cloud, with some believing that their progression into the digital business world would […]

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Cloud is the Next Big thing… But don’t get too Confident!

By Allie Philpin A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released this week claims that “the cloud revolution could be as big as that created by the impact of data processing on business”, and goes on to claim that the technology is changing business practices.  The Impact of Cloud report says that cloud computing […]

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Ask Before You ‘Get into Bed’ with a Cloud Storage Provider

By Allie Philpin Advances in cloud computing technology has made the possibility of storing large amounts of data in the cloud much more accessible than in the past.  Public cloud storage providers offer plenty to large, medium and small organisations but before you ‘get into bed’ with a provider, there are a number of questions […]

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The Ups and Downs of Deploying a Hybrid Cloud

By Allie Philpin The hybrid cloud – a combination of public and private clouds – and the preferred option of many businesses of late as the phenomenon of cloud computing is becoming a part of everyday business (and personal) life.  Both public and private clouds have their benefits; public is usually the option for non-critical […]

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Microsoft’s Survey Reveals Adoption of Hybrid Cloud Services

By Allie Philpin Microsoft, together with 451 Research, has revealed the results of their survey into adoption of cloud services.  Results from answers by over 2,000 respondents, one of the biggest surveys in recent years, has shown that 49% of those surveyed have deployed a hybrid cloud solution.  The news will add weight to Redmond’s […]

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So, You want to Implement a Coud Infrastructure?

By Allie Philpin We’ve heard all the benefits (and a few negatives!) about cloud computing, and this has led to many companies, large and small, to consider investing in a cloud infrastructure.  But before you ‘jump in with both feet’, so to speak, there are a few aspects you need to consider before you say […]

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Saving Money is not the Top Reason for Implementing Cloud Technology!

By Allie Philpin Cloud computing was probably the biggest trend-setter and growth area in 2013, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to lessen in 2014!  Adopting cloud technologies is all about improving and streamlining business processes, but what is the main driver for IT leaders and business owners for implementing a public cloud solution?  […]

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IDC Study Predicts More Servers will Move to the Cloud

By Allie Philpin Last week, IDC predicted that moving servers to cloud service providers and SaaS (software-as-a-service) is very much on the increase as we see a rise in the cloud computing, and it demonstrates the way servers are used in today’s business environments.  IDC believes that as many as 30% of servers in 2014 […]

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Protection of Personally Identifiable Information is Still a Major Concern

By Tobias Manolo When it comes to big data deployments, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) protection is still a major concern due to current technology that has been designed to protect this information can’t guarantee the safety of that information.  Some businesses use PII for targeted ads, products and services, but exposing PII puts someone in […]

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