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I find it difficult to keep up with the updates on software that I am using. I found trying to find updates confusing and waffly with lots of links to click. Therefore, I thought it was a good idea to create a blog compiling a bullet point for all the updates that you need to know about to make the best use of your Office 365 software.

Most businesses will hold data in a data centre. In our Beyond the Cloud Research 2018 we found that 74.7% of respondents hosted cloud services in the UK. We expect our data will be stored in an modern data centre. However, there have been reports that operators are not taking disaster recovery precautions to protect their sites from extreme weather events.

Serviceteam IT’s Beyond the Cloud: UK Technology Research 2018 in partnership with Doogheno revealed that 75% of respondents held their cloud services in the UK. Europe was the second most popular answer but only with 35% of respondents. Is there a reason why the UK is such a popular location for cloud services for British business? Should you be doing the same? 

Global businesses are moving from blockchain research to applying the technology to current business challenges. Many believe that this change will be taking place in the next 12 months. Linda Pawczuk, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, commented business ambition was shifting from “a focus on blockchain tourism and exploring the technology’s potential, to building practical applications”.

Over recent months IBM has urged the government to consider the use of blockchain as a way of saving time, money and averting risk. IBM has stated that this technology needs to be seen as more than just the foundation for cryptocurrencies. IBM is amongst the growing number of companies offering Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS); a service that allows enterprises to pilot the technology without having to undergo huge capital expenditure in hardware and onsite development.

Provisioning connections between data centres and external services has always been a challenge. Which is why only 28% of organisations use a Cloud Connect model to services such as AWS and Azure. Now you can consolidate multiple cloud vendors into a single user interface, quickly and simply deploy multi-cloud environments. Interconnect the same as your cloud business model: available in minutes, no lock-in contracts, pay-as-you-go and change capacity on the fly.

An energy revolution is on the horizon, in which both utilities and consumers will produce and sell electricity. Blockchain technology is already being tested in a number of different places. For example in New York State it is being tested as a way of selling solar energy between neighbours and in Germany one power company is running a pilot to see if blockchain technology can authenticate and manage the billing process for autonomous electric-vehicle charging stations.