Many companies have moved the majority of their IT infrastructure to the cloud. The move to the cloud started in the 1970s with Virtual Machines, but now we have storage, severs, databases, networking and software, just to name a few, all running in the cloud. A relatively new addition to cloud computing family is cloud
A comprehensive backup and data protection strategy ensures that no matter what happens, all critical data will survive, and a business can continue to operate. In the past, most hazards that posed a risk to data were that of natural disasters and file corruption. The chance of these were relatively slim, but the potential consequences
Before the days of cloud computing, virtual desktops were deployed by running VDI pods that end users would connect to and share the pod’s resources to run the operating system and business applications. This method of VDI often resulted in a poor experience for the end users due to the performance impact of sharing resources,
Introduction A recent study has shown that 70% of employees are wanting flexible work options to continue once restrictions ease, and 65% are craving more in-person time with their teams. This combination of statistics show that business leaders would be wise to listen to employees and start planning for a hybrid work model. A move
The majority of the nation has now been working from home for over a year. As employees were forced to adjust to the new normal, initially the balance of homeschooling, baking bread, and constant online meetings was hard to manage. It’s over a year later and many employees now prefer remote working due to the
Regardless of the industry, business size, or revenue, all businesses are at risk of a cybersecurity incident. The advent of working from home has only amplified this risk with cyberattacks increasing by 400% in the initial weeks of the first lockdown. Law firms and companies in the legal sector make an attractive target for cyberattacks
With 4 in 10 UK businesses reporting security breaches in the last 12 months it can be difficult to keep up with the best methods of protecting your business and its data. One of the ‘easiest’ methods of keeping hackers out are long, complex passwords. Although this is simple in theory, in practice it can
The recent ransomware attacks on the Irish Health Service show that, regardless of size or industry, any business can be targeted by cybercriminals. It can be difficult to stay up to date with all the new attack vectors and methods that hackers are using to gain access to sensitive data or lock businesses’ IT networks.
Microsoft Teams recently hit the milestone of 145 million active users, with much of the focus being on its ability to power effective remote collaboration. Teams, however, can be considered to have another dimension: its unified messaging (UM) technology. Teams brings individual and group messaging, video calling, conferencing, and enterprise telephony together. For many businesses,
With a complete easing of UK lockdown on the near horizon, many employers and employees alike are considering how – and more precisely where – work will be conducted post-COVID. Some businesses will undoubtedly require a full return to the workplace but many more are planning for remote working to continue, or for a hybrid
Among the many things that were turned on their head during 2020, first place in the ‘pandemic list of business changes’ most probably goes to a combination of remote working and video conferencing. And, of course, the two go hand in hand. In 2019, only 30% of the UK workforce experienced remote working during the
Buzz words come and go with frequency in the business world but one new phrase that’s destined to be here for the long term is ‘employee experience platform’. Why? Because it puts employees at the centre of a business, combining various tools for wellbeing, engagement, learning and knowledge discovery, thereby engendering a happier, more-connected workforce.