Cloud Computing Articles

Research and discussion of the lates developments in cloud computing and associated IT topics.

Cloud Computing in Logistics

Cloud computing in logistics is proving to be something of a godsend for the industry. The ability to share and collect data wirelessly from any location complements the operational realities of the sector perfectly. The cloud is making it easier for firms to get a handle on their operations and improve performance. Unfortunately, many companies…

How Cloud Computing is Transforming Retail

Cloud computing is transforming practically every sector of the economy but it is making its presence particularly felt in the retail arena. Brands are using the cloud for monitoring customers, analysing data and implementing insights in real time. In this article we discuss how cloud computing in retail is totally transforming the way businesses operate…

The 8 Important Benefits of Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Many high-profile companies offer DaaS solutions including Citrix, Microsoft (Windows Virtual Desktop), Amazon Web Services (WorkSpaces), MTM Technologies (AnywhereApp) and VMware (Horizon Cloud). In this post, we run through some of the major benefits of Desktop as a Service or DaaS and why it is becoming so popular among today’s enterprises. What Is DaaS? Desktop…

Using Cloud Migration Services

Many organisations have considered or are considering moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud. But what does this actually mean in terms of practical actions? In this article we will discuss creating a cloud migration strategy, planning your cloud migration and how best to find the right cloud migration services. With distributed working practices becoming…

The Advantages of Colocation Hosting

When you need a hosting solution for your company, choosing the right solution means considering your budget, time constraints, security, and a range of other issues. Colocation hosting presents an option that makes sense for many organisations, providing a ready-made environment for storing servers in ideal conditions. If your business doesn’t have a server room…

Disaster Recovery For IT Resilience Post-COVID – Are You Prepared?

The global pandemic has presented all kinds of challenges for businesses, the majority of which have had to adapt to new ways of working to be able to survive. IT professionals have been at the heart of this to ensure business continuity. Now that things are beginning to open up again and businesses assess their…

HSCN Connectivity

What is the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)? The HSCN network and HSCN Connections have been developed by the NHS and in their own words has been designed to “provide a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and care organisations to access and exchange electronic information.” In a nutshell, the HSCN is a novel…

How to select your cloud service provider

The growth of cloud-based IT services was already well established long before the current Covid crisis accelerated the whole process. With companies large and small moving to extensive remote working, selecting the right cloud IT service provider has become critical to your long-term success. None of us can now do without a secure, reliable and…

What’s the difference between N3 and HSCN?

The NHS is a massive organisation with a budget of around £100 billion per annum and more than 1.4 million staff. It’s the UK’s biggest employer and, as you might guess, extremely data hungry. To deal with this, suppliers developed specific data-sharing networks that would allow health and social care providers to securely share information…

How Are Cyber Security And Network Security Related?

The importance of advanced technology in modern business has grown at a rapid rate in recent years, not least due to the changing landscapes caused by the global pandemic and an increased reliance on cloud computing. Both cyber security and network security form key ingredients in the recipe for success for any organisation in the…

Why Disaster Recovery is not an Option

Disasters happen, we’re in the middle of one right now with the pandemic and we’ve also recently blogged about the major OVH datacentre fire that shook the IT world. We’re very thankful that no one lost their life or was seriously injured but recognise that significant long term damage was done and many businesses have…