Objections to the cloud range from irrational fear, to the completely realistic and more healthy approach of “trust no one.” It may seem as though these approaches are the same, yet “trust no one” is always good policy for an IT security manager, and a little paranoia is always good for protecting the network. What [...]
It’s difficult sometimes for us old dogs to keep up to date with new terminology (well, relatively new, anyway). My own first experience with a computer was writing Fortran onto cardboard punch cards, which were fed into a hopper and processed by a huge mainframe at some distant University. We didn’t have the concept of [...]
A recent Microsoft report says that remote working has gone from being a trendy perquisite, to being a “business imperative”. SmallBizTrends’ Rieva Lesonsky commented on the report this month. Whilst respondents did cite several pet peeves in regards to telecommuting, including the inability to speak face-to-face, lack of a quick response, and a [...]
The cloud has always been difficult to define, and indeed, the definition continues to evolve. The very word “cloud” confuses and befuddles, giving us the impression of something ethereal, impermanent and having no substance. This is where the people who made up the term failed – had they had a marketing firm behind them, perhaps [...]
Every analyst firm worth its salt has predicted strong growth in the cloud computing space, and hardly a day goes by that somebody doesn’t write an article about its enormous potential and the millions of pounds that are being spent.
The fact that the cloud market is growing isn’t news—but, the fact that this growth [...]
The cloud may not be the best solution for every situation, but there’s little doubt that it’s the best solution for enough situations to make it a transformative technology. The question then presents itself, when to use it and under what circumstances?
It wasn’t that long ago that provisioning one’s own data centre was the [...]
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