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Cloud vs. Physical – rent or buy?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

‘Piracy!’ – A word all of us have heard mentioned in regard to several industries over the last decade. More often than not, piracy is a term used in relation to the illegal downloading of tv shows, films, music and games. A few years back, as a final year student at University, I wrote my dissertation based on the effects of illegal downloading on the global music industry. The figures I found after research were quite alarming. In 2012 a reported 70,000 job losses and $12.5 billion in lost revenue devastated the music industry… This was in the USA alone! So what, you...

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‘Bring your own device’ could spell the end for the office PC

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

‘Bring your own device’ could spell the end for the office PC Do you dream of a world where you have your choice of laptop, smartphone or tablet at work; all of which connect seamlessly one to another, and are constantly updated? How many of us have daily nightmares, ‘day-mares’ maybe, all because our sub-standard office equipment? BYOD – bring your own device, is the idea that workers bring their own laptop, smartphone, tablet or otherwise and connect to the office’s virtual network to launch their applications and workplace desktop. According to BBC News ‘A survey covering...

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What is Virtualisation?

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

When people talk about virtualisation, they’re usually referring to server virtualisation, which essentially means sharing computing resources like slices of cake. Each virtual (as opposed to physical) machine acts as a separate physical machine, running independently of the others, which is useful for businesses who need to reliably run multiple, varied applications at once. This extends to complete operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) which is extremely useful for a whole host of reasons. Types of Virtualisation Network virtualisation – allows you to control the bandwidth...

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Future Offices – 2032 A Workspace Oddysey

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

“For decades, the notion of going to work meant a person being assigned a little space inside of a large building in some pre-determined location” (BBC News) Since the arrival of terms such as virtual desktops, VPN, remote access, Virtualisation, smartphones, tablets etc. into the workplace, technology has provided workers the freedom to choose when, where and how to work. Existing Effects Well, it appears the ‘green revolution’ has a lot to thank for technological advances in the last decade. Apparently, owning smartphones or laptops and having the ability to access your workspace...

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Global recession means cheaper IT for small business

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

According to Computer Weekly magazine this month, ‘Cloud Computing is an increasingly significant segment of the IT outsourcing sector’, which to us shows a concern by the editors of a movement away from heavy initial investment, towards the more cost effective solutions presented by outsourcing. At the moment, the cloud represents a small fraction of the market for outsourced IT, with a $5bn share of a $140bn global market (Geitner 2012). However, the same figures also show that the cloud outsourcing market grew 48% last year, compared with 2% and 1% for application and datacentre...

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3 steps for moving away from tape backup

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Annual data backup growth rates of 60% are meaning that tape infrastructures are carrying an ever-increasing burden, which looks only to create more problems for businesses as time goes by. In the same way that DVD’s and CD’s have replaced VHS and Cassette Tapes, virtual data protection products will soon replace tape backup. Technologies such as differential and incremental  backups are saving both time and money for companies looking to strengthen their business against the threats of malware, theft, power cuts and human error.The following is a simple 3-step guide for making the...

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