26th July 2021
When outages and systems go down in the office, the effect is immediate. A sudden buzz of activity, your team leader or supervisor cascading directions–you see the organisation bristling to life to defend itself in the event of a natural disaster or cyberattack.
Over the past year, the pandemic has thrown a wrench into the disaster recovery plans of most companies. Most, if not all businesses, have found a large portion of their workforce suddenly working from home. Many have had to use devices outside of the company network, sacrificing security for function. “The challenge COVID presented was the speed at which companies had to enable their employees to work remotely. It is possible that some security controls were bypassed, shortchanged, or not anticipated as a result,” says Nasrin Rezai, CIO at Verizon.Read more
30th June 2021
Ease of use, accessibility, and scalability has made cloud computing services very appealing for companies in all sectors and of all sizes, driving growth by over 380 percent in just the past decade.
The cloud market is a vast landscape that has grown to encompass every business function, from hosting storage to managing leads. This means businesses have their pick of providers, and most have been quick to migrate workloads and functions. Nearly all enterprises use some sort of cloud service, and around 80 percent of workloads are hosted on the cloud.Read more
30th June 2021
In a remote desktop environment, clients are software or devices that enable access to cloud-based applications and stored data. Depending on your needs, there are various ways for these portals to be configured.
There are three common types: thick, thin, and most recently, zero clients.Read more
3rd June 2021
The modern business world is sustained by data. Even small businesses spend an average of £7,000 annually just to process the huge volumes we generate on the daily. And in the middle of this massive intersection of information are data centres.
For such a vital piece of technology, not many outside of IT departments understand the intricacies of data centres. For many they’re a hazy concept: a row of racks or some far off location that handles your data storage or cloud applications.Read more
18th September 2020
Every business needs to have a proper backup strategy in place for its essential data. Data loss is a real threat for businesses. Loss of crucial data could cause serious problems for your business and could even lead to financial penalties in the event of the loss of sensitive personal data. Read more
25th August 2020
Clamour for home working arrangements have been as loud as ever the years pre-Covid, but actual adoption has been slow. According to the Office of National Statistics, only 30 percent of employees have actually worked remotely in 2019. Read more
22nd July 2020
Remote hosted desktop technology extends the reach of your business beyond a physical office. It lets your employees work from anywhere and can save you a considerable amount in upfront hardware and app licensing costs. And in today’s COVID-19 world, RHDs allow for business continuity amidst the unpredictable ebb and flow of lockdown restrictions.
However, along with boons come new security risks waiting to pounce on poorly secured networks. Read more
26th June 2020
An office-approved desktop that’s accessible to your entire workforce, no matter where they are or what device they’re using. This sounds like the productivity dream, especially in the wake of a pandemic that has forced many of us away from our offices and into remote working.
But it also sounds like a pricey dream; a boon that’s exclusive to enterprises and large companies with the budget to sink into IT projects. Some SMBs may also struggle to justify the expense. Do you really need your team to access work based computers when your team of ten can simply download the software or log into apps from their computers at home? Read more
26th May 2020
A backup strategy is the only foolproof way to fight data loss. With even the smallest businesses generating terabytes of data, a sound backup strategy is crucial for business continuity. Infrequent batch backups are no longer sufficient.
However, many backup guides require business to make large capital investments upfront on hardware–that’s money that many businesses may not have. The myriad of options can also have owners lost in the technicalities.
Here’s a guide to help you determine and build a backup strategy that works for your needs and budget.