Complexity of a Cloud

  The cloud has been in the tech spotlight for quite some time now. A number of people understand its underlying advantages and the mode of its operation, but few are aware of security threats that face the cloud. Just recently, part of Amazon’s cloud computing service crashed, crippling Instagram and Netflix, together with millions…

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Guest Blog: The Future of IT for SMBs

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7kRL3JCsIk&feature=youtu.be]   SMBs need to look beyond the classic deliverables of Cloud Computing: they need to see that it also gives them a golden opportunity to explore new ways of working, embracing collaborative applications such as IP telephony, video conferencing and presence-based Unified Communications as well as enabling greater mobility and flexibility. These are transformational…

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Keep Productivity High despite poor weather conditions

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si43cs_deXE]Brits missed 51.4 million working hours last week as a result of the poor weather conditions, a new survey has revealed. Research commissioned by Green Flag Breakdown reveals that more than 8.5 million UK adults – 18 per cent of the population – were unable to work their contracted hours because of the adverse weather….

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Football benefits from Cloud Computing

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23ymQVM-ulw] Sounds odd doesn’t it? What has Microsoft, and more importantly, Windows Azure, to influence some great players like Gareth Bale, Craig Bellamy and Aaron Ramsey to inspire to greatness? A consultancy uses software-as-a-service to develop and improve the Football Association’s training system. DrillBoard Worldwide, which creates coaching software for football clubs and associations, wanted…

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Guest Blog: Cloud Computing and Office Space

Over the past twenty years, it has been commonplace for businesses of all sizes to invest more heavily than ever in technology in order to keep their organisation modern and maintain a competitive edge.  As the internet and the world’s reliance on digital communications and transactions have increased, so has the amount of money and…

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Businesses Need Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is set to infiltrate every organisation over the coming months and years, with or without the approval of the chief information officers (CIO). According to Computacenter, 98.9 per cent of organisations surveyed said they already use at least one cloud service within their IT operation. The firm claimed the data centre needs to…

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SMBs to use Cloud Computing as a tool for growth

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) aim to use cloud computing as a tool for growth in 2013, it has been claimed. According to the Orlando Advocate, such companies are looking to squeeze more productivity out of limited time, staffing and resources. And they are looking for efficiencies within their IT function, with hosted services high…

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Demand for cloud computing skills is on the Up

Demand for cloud computing skills is continuing to increase in business, it has been claimed. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), around 1.7 million IT jobs could not be filled in 2012 because candidates lacked the training, certification or experience needed to work in a cloud-based environment. The analyst believes demand will grow by 26…

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Cloud computing explained

In broad terms, cloud computing can be divided into three different classifications – Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). According to Business Link, SaaS is the most common form of cloud computing – where companies and organisations gain access to software solutions over the internet. The cloud computing provider hosts the software on its…

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Sponsored Post by GCC innova - Cloud Computing will save you money

GCC innova are our Sponsored Partner after donating to the charities UK Youth and Cancer Research as a part of our 12 Days of Christmas Auction.   Cloud computing allows small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to spend less on acquiring and managing physical IT assets, it has been claimed. Nick Tonna, chief commercial officer at…

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