Minimising Cloud Complexity

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.

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Thick, Thin, and Zero Clients: Pros and Cons

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.

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How to Choose Data Centres

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.

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A Guide to Cloud Backups

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

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When Should you use Remote Hosted Desktops?

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

How to protect against Remote Hosted Desktop Risks
How to protect against Remote Hosted Desktop Risks

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

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How Remote Hosted Desktops Enable SMB Growth

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

How to Build a Time and Cost Efficient Backup Strategy
How to Build a Time and Cost Efficient Backup Strategy

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.

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Supporting a Remote Workforce Amidst a Pandemic

23rd April 2020

Work has changed. The pandemic has plunged nearly everyone into a worldwide experiment on remote working. Thousands of organisations suddenly have a home-based workforce to manage and are scrambling to get the infrastructure up, to sometimes deleterious effects. Zoom, a video conferencing app, shot up in popularity seemingly overnight. But experts uncovered worrying security issues, prompting several companies–including Google–to ban it. Read more