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Ten reasons why your business should move to the cloud

The cloud gives you access to enormous computing power immediately

Ordering servers to operate behind a firewall can take months. For a business that needs to react to change and get products out of the door quickly, you do not have time to wait for the IT department to order and configure a new server when a virtual one can be delivered instantly.

There is no set up time to operate in the cloud

Technology such as WANdisco’s Fusion active replication make it easy to move large volumes of data to the cloud whilst continuing with transactions, enabling companies to move crit...

Apr 25, 2016

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Why CIOs should jump on the cloud

CIOs are increasingly at the heart of conversations about how to drive greater efficiency within business using technology. One of the key functions of a CIO has traditionally been to determine the best way to store massive amounts of data in a safe, easy-to-access, cost-effective manner. For a business not to get left behind there is only one answer to this question – they should move to the cloud. The ramifications of this shift present a great opportunity for a CIO to transform from a keeper of the technology into a true Chief of Information, managing data as a company asset much like the C...

Apr 18, 2016

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Making cities smarter

The pace of urbanization globally is unprecedented - by 2050 nearly 66% of the world’s population is expected to be urban. The ability to effectively manage this rapid urbanization is critical. Cities must find new ways to increase the efficiency of existing and new infrastructure and services to a level never previously achieved. Technology holds the key to maintaining and improving the economic and environmental health of a city by enabling it to evolve ‘smartly’. Such smart city technology can involve finding ways to relieve pollution or congestion using sensors and data analysis or i...

Apr 12, 2016

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The economics of disaster recovery

Companies increasingly need constant access to data and the cost of losing this access – downtime – can be catastrophic. Large organizations can quickly find themselves in the eye of a storm when software glitches strike. It can result in lost revenue, shaken customer loyalty and significant reputational damage.

In August 2013, the NASDAQ electronic exchange went down for 3 hours 11 minutes, causing the shutdown of trading in stocks like Apple, Facebook, Google, and 3,200 other companies. It resulted in the loss of millions of dollars, paralyzing trading in stocks with a combined va...

Mar 08, 2016

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How the cloud is changing the way we do business

Most of us today use Dropbox, iCloud and Facebook - we have become accustomed to the idea of storing our personal data in the cloud. But the cloud is also driving a quiet revolution in the way we work and the way businesses are run.

It is no coincidence that the fastest growing company in 2016 will be Amazon Web Services - a cloud computing company. It is said the cloud is to computing what the grid was to electricity generation in the 1920s and 1930s - soon, people won't recall the time when they didn't flick the switch to get access to computing as they do for power.

Cloud computing offers a...

Feb 16, 2016

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