Tag Archives: IT

Is your business spending too much on cloud?

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The stats are in, and cloud is proving a winner. According to RightScale’s 2018 “State of the Cloud” report, 96% of businesses have embraced at least one cloud based service. And whilst many businesses took up the cloud as a way of reducing costs, some analysts have found that companies overspend on cloud services by […]

To Insource or Outsource? What’s Your Employee’s Time Worth?

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A majority of small to medium businesses have tasks that don’t require the hiring of an employee to complete them. One-time projects are a good example of this. But is it a good idea to have those tasks performed by the staff you already have? Or is better to outsource that kind of thing? We’d […]

Why you need to learn more about Remote-Access VPNs

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Businesses nowadays have employees work as they travel, work from home, or use their own devices for work. That’s why it’s important to provide them with a secure, reliable way to connect to your IT systems. One way to achieve this is with a remote-access virtual private network (VPN). But there’s a few things to […]

Is Your Data Under Threat from Past Employees?

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Whilst data breaches by cybercriminals seem to receive the most exposure, it’s the insider attacks by former employees that pose a significant threat to your business data. Take these examples for instance: The co-owner of an engineering firm gained access to the servers of his former employer, and to the email of a former colleague. […]

5 Ways Your Business Can Save Money with Tech

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The new year is fast approaching, which means it’s time to review your IT business strategies and budgets. Analysing the current state of your tech, and its performance, helps to improve profits and identify ways to reduce business costs. Here’s 5 ways you can save money as you use your IT technology. And if you’d […]

The Minefield of Social Media Policies

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An important business that is often missing, is a social media policy. And crafting one is difficult. There needs to be a balance between business needs and employee rights. Thankfully, expert advice on navigating your way through this minefield is available. Your Business Needs a Policy People on social media networks often talk about their […]

5 Reasons your business needs to virtualise its servers.

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Smart business is all about doing more with less. And server virtualization is one way to put this into practice. Virtualization will allow you to run multiple servers inside one larger server, with each one operating as its own virtual machine. This self-contained approach has some great advantages, whilst also offering flexibility, and scale. Here […]

Your own BYOD Environment in 5 steps

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BYOD stands for “bring your own device”, and a large percentage of employees are using their own personal devices for work. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2018 there’ll be twice as many employee devices used for work than company ones. But, in 2014 Check Point Software Technologies report produced a report suggesting around 95% […]

Four IT Trends Affecting Business in 2017

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Throw away your crystal ball. By combining your IT history with what’s trending right now, and analysing that information, you’ll be closer to anticipating your IT future better than any gypsy ever could.  Here’s four trends you can consider, to gain a sense of how your future IT direction might affect your business. Experts predict […]