Ensuring secure business continuity with The Cloud

Security is one of the things in most businesses minds; Cloud storage can now offer levels of security, business continuity and disaster recovery for all sizes of businesses through scalable solutions. Data backup In a straightforward data backup, the cloud acts as an external storage system – a hard drive online.  Whilst this does provide…

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Windows Azure: bringing IT and business closer together

Interview: Jeremy Neal, Head of Online Services at Microsoft systems integration partner, IMGROUP The onslaught of the credit crunch back in 2008 massively transformed the way businesses operate. For one thing, it meant the concept of IT as simply another cost centre ceased to be acceptable – it needed to become an integral part of…

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New IDC exec briefing: key questions to ask when selecting a cloud vendor

According to recent IDC figures more than 99% of organisations in Europe with 50 or more people use cloud. That would imply there’s hardly a soul out there that doesn’t get the benefits. The real question on everyone’s lips is how to reap the gains without compromising the safe running of your business. This new IDC…

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Irish music industry gains transparency with cloud computing

Formed in 1995, the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) is a non-profit national organisation that administers performing rights and distributes royalties for copyrighted music in Ireland to songwriters, composers, and music publishers. Broadcasters, venues, and businesses that play copyrighted material must pay licence fees known as public performance royalties through IMRO to the copyright owners. In…

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How the public cloud affects your IT department

Guest post from Simon May, an IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft UK – which means explaining Microsoft technology to those who plan, deploy and support Microsoft products. Read more on Simon’s blog. No one can fail to see how much impact the ideas of cloud are having on our organisations and as IT Professionals the…

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10 signs you need the cloud

This post first appeared on Intel’s IT Galaxy blog earlier this month. Check it out – lot’s of good content there. Cloud computing, data centre 3.0 – whatever you call it, the cloud is changing the way we do business, work, live our lives, and generally interact with data and services. But the weight of inertia…

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Windows Management User Group presents An Evening in the Cloud

The Windows Management User Group (WMUG) is hosting its next event on the 17 March at Microsoft’s offices in Cardinal Place,  London, covering Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy and looking at Microsoft’s solution for managing cloud devices. If you like the sound of that, have a look at the agenda – you can find out more and…

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Trustworthy Computing – Privacy in the Cloud

A new generation of technology is transforming the world of computing. Advances in Internet-based data storage, processing, and services—collectively known as “cloud computing”—have emerged to complement the traditional model of running software and storing data on personal devices or on-premises networks. Many familiar software programs, from email and word processing to spreadsheets, are now available…

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New offerings in 2011 from the cloud

It’s a very exciting year for Microsoft with regards to the cloud offering. On the 17th January we launched CRM Dynamics online, giving all your staff the tools to develop faster, more profitable sales and happier customers – all without extra in-house IT, training or admin hassle. Learn more about CRM Dynamics Online.  Windows Intune…

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