Refers to accessing computer, information technology (IT), and software applications through a network connection, often by accessing data centers using wide area networking (WAN) or Internet connectivity.

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There are two main fields of investment which have arisen as goals for the end of 2019: cloud migrations and moving away from Windows 7.

Software developers are building new cloud-based software with such ease that there are warnings of future headaches for IT teams responsible for infrastructure and operations. A recent Gartner study found that by 2025, 70% of IT infrastructure teams will be unable to support the business. Only ¼ of IT Infrastructure leaders would have teams with the right skills and working practices to support the requirements for IT operations.

It is no surprise that the UK has tough times ahead. However, data centre giants Equinix, Digital Realty and Next Generation Data have announced their plan to expand their data centre footprint in the UK. Why have they actively chosen to continue investing in the UK? Will this help the UK economy? What will this impact be post-Brexit? These are just a few of the questions I had upon reading this news.

Recent technical advances make disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) possible. However, what is DRaaS and how can we implement it?

So, what are desktops? How can they benefit your business? If you have numerous desktops, operating systems or are struggling with cyber-security threats, this is the technology for your organisation. The key point is that cloud desktops provide businesses with scalability and flexibility. Cloud desktops allow a business to grow at its own pace; a […]

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.

The digital economy now contributes approximately £97 billion a year to the UK economy and is attracting a significant amount of investment each year. It was very important that the technology sector was included in the sampled population for the questionnaire. The survey aimed to determine what the current use of the cloud is within this industry and additionally what individuals from this sector view as the greatest challenges to their IT plans over the next few years.