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Our personal take on the industry, trends and all things Cloud

The Value of Hybrid Cloud for the Enterprise

According to a study released by EMC last month, 90% of enterprises view digital business to be their top priority for the next three years. The IDG Research revealed that almost the same number of businesses either already use or plan to adopt a

Securing Data in the Public Sector

As the push continues to make the public sector more streamline and efficient, the impetus for local authorities, blue light services and government departments to move to the cloud shows no sign of letting-up.

Managed AWS – Why cut your own hair when you can go to a salon?

For those of you who, unlike me, are still lucky enough to have a full head of hair, a trip to the hairdresser is definitely far more preferable than going it alone with a pair of clippers. It’s pretty much the same when it comes to using a ...

How to Prepare for 2016 in the Cloud

Cloud technology usage shows no sign of stopping and as we herald in a new year, it’s vital to have all the tools at hand to ensure your business does not lag behind. More sensitive data is being placed in the cloud every day so whether you are...

Is Your Cloud Elastic?

Everywhere you look these days, cloud vendors are promoting elasticity. Tim Pat Dufficy, Director of Products and Services for iomart, walks us through what it means and how your business can benefit from it.

The New Opportunity to Embrace Public Cloud in the UK

Both Microsoft and Amazon have announced that they’re going to bring their public cloud offerings onto UK soil. Azure and AWS will become available from UK-based data centres in the next couple of years.

Benefits of Hosting Enterprise Resource Planning in the Cloud

There is no doubt that Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is helping businesses cope better with the headache of managing people and processes as we work in a more mobile and global world. A successful ERP system rewards a company with...

What Government can Teach the Private Sector about Cyber Security

The recent Talk Talk cyber attack has been a wake-up call for any business or organisation which hasn’t yet taken the subject of information security seriously.

AWS vs Azure: Which Public Cloud for Your Business?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft’s Azure offer similar features and work well as stand-alone public cloud solutions in most scenarios, or in conjunction with one another. However, AWS is often perceived as more suitable for start-ups and...