Does multi-factor-authentication (MFA) really work ?

In short, yes it does and it is becoming much more common as a result. In the past, users relied on “single-factor” authentication methods, such as passwords, to verify their identity. But over time, cybercriminals became more sophisticated, finding ways to get around passwords and access user data. Examples include the creation of password databases…

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What are the main benefits of Cloud computing ?

how does the cloud help care providers

Recent world events have greatly increased the adoption of Cloud computing infrastructure and many different sectors have widely adopted the technology. For example the care sector is undergoing a wide-ranging digital transformation aimed at delivering better care and information sharing between the NHS and social care services. Cloud based IT infrastructure and communications supports this…

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Is data always backed up in the Cloud ?

A very quick answer is – not always. Although all Cloud providers will have backup facilities, this doesn’t always mean they are up and running for your systems. Some hosting providers offer backups only as an optional service, they are not automatically applied and if they are missing, then it maybe your configuration that is…

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How does the Cloud help care providers?

The care sector is undergoing a wide-ranging digital transformation aimed at delivering better care and information sharing between the NHS and social care services. Cloud based IT infrastructure and communications supports this process in many ways. For example: Access to cloud-based care management and medicine management solutions helps to eliminate errors and make update-to-date records…

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Is Cloud as secure as traditional on-premises IT infrastructure?

Most organisations will find that their data is more secure in the cloud, particularly small to medium size businesses who do not have the resources to really tackle cyber security sufficiently to eliminate all of the threats posed by today’s hackers. Cloud providers generally have stricter measures in place than an SME can implement themselves…

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What is Disaster Recovery and why does it matter ?

Disaster Recovery and Cloud Based IT Systems Now that most companies are working in the Cloud at least to some extent, it’s more important than ever to have Disaster Recovery and Backups in place. In the event of a catastrophic data loss, Disaster Recovery allows an organisation to restore their services with minimal disruption. Without…

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What is Cloud ?

And what is the difference between a Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud? So really what is cloud computing? In simple terms it’s just a computer or computer services owned by someone else, running from a different location and being leased to you.  Despite many people’s understanding, it is not a new thing, it has been…

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Should I move my business to the Cloud ?

The simple answer is yes, well at least some of it. Enterprise email services have become pretty much like buying electricity. Just as you wouldn’t operate your own power station so you don’t need to build and support many of your own IT services unless your needs are unusual and very specific.   If your business…

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How much is HSCN connectivity ?

We Compare the Costs of the Two Main HSCN Connection Types We are often asked this basic question, how much is HSCN connectivity? This seems to be a question some are reluctant to advertise but we have laid out the details for you below. HSCN is the direct replacement for the old N3 network which…

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Comparing Cloud Services: AWS vs Azure vs Independent Alternative

Our View on AWS vs Azure vs Independent Supplier AWS and Azure dominate Cloud services and it’s easy to default to them when you’re choosing a cloud service provider, but there are alternatives that may provide a better solution for your business or match your requirements more exactly. AWS and Azure – Pros and Cons…

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Which is best – Dropbox vs OneDrive or a traditional file server ?

Our View on Dropbox vs OneDrive vs Local File Server With a comparison of this nature there is effectively no overall best platform that we can point to as the hands-down winner. Each of these file storage tools will be the best choice for a different organisation’s needs. Having said that, each has its strengths…

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