What Can DevOps Do For Your Business?

DevOps has been widely adopted in the software business, but does it have a place in the wider IT environment? DevOps has proved to accelerate project times, reduce reworking and support innovation by breaking down barriers between team members, increasing collaboration and introducing higher levels of automation. Those benefits can be important for IT teams … Read more

Which Direction for SD-WAN?

Storage Optimization – Infrastructure Assessment is Vital The previous article in this series explained why storage optimization is vital to competitive advantage, user and customer experience, and operational efficiency. But, before taking measures to optimize storage, it’s essential to carry out infrastructure assessment to discover, understand and document your current environment. The infrastructure assessment also … Read more

Storage Optimization – Infrastructure Assessment is Vital

Storage Optimization – Infrastructure Assessment is Vital The previous article in this series explained why storage optimization is vital to competitive advantage, user and customer experience, and operational efficiency. But, before taking measures to optimize storage, it’s essential to carry out infrastructure assessment to discover, understand and document your current environment. The infrastructure assessment also … Read more

What’s Holding Up Your Digital Transformation?

Digital transformation continues to be a hot topic in the boardroom and the IT department. Transformation promises a better experience for customers and staff, greater agility to meet changing business conditions and stronger competitive advantage. That has led to a forecast global spend of more than $2 billion on digital transformation initiatives. However, many organizations … Read more

Data Center-as-a-Service – What’s the Future for the Traditional Data Center?

Data center managers who have lived through the evolution of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and other cloud-based services are unlikely to be surprised by yet another xaaS — Data Center-as-a-Service (DCaaS). But, does this mean the end of the traditional data center and how will it affect the role of the data center team? DCaaS is … Read more

How AI is Transforming IT Operations

As businesses accelerate digital transformation, managing availability and performance becomes a priority. Traditional approaches to IT operations lack the speed and accuracy to maintain the highest levels of customer and user experience – a new approach is essential. Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to provide the vital support for faster and better decision making in … Read more

World Backup Day – Are You Prepared?

March 31st is World Backup Day. This initiative, which started in 2011, aims to remind businesses and consumers of the importance of regular data backup. Without adequate backup, businesses are at serious risk of financial and commercial loss. A 2017 survey by data protection firm, Storagecraft, found that IT professionals are most concerned about threats … Read more

Microsoft Delivers Small Business ERP from the Cloud

Microsoft Delivers Small Business ERP from the Cloud

Microsoft’s latest release of its ERP system is scheduled for 2nd April. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, which has been trialed under the codename ‘Tenerife’, is the latest version of the company’s long-established ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This release is targeted at small and medium businesses and highlights the growing trend to move ERP … Read more

How Vendors Can Accelerate Digital Transformation

How Vendors Can Accelerate Digital Transformation

In Forrester Research’s ‘Predictions 2018’, the firm reported that more than 60 percent of executives believe they are lagging behind in their digital transformations. Earlier studies by Forrester found that most businesses are actively developing digital capabilities, but have not yet achieved ‘digital mastery’. A scarcity of digital skills is one of the contributing factors, … Read more