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Disaster Recovery explained: Choosing a Partner

 

As we discussed in our last blog, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) refers to a provider offering a site and typically managed services around a disaster recovery (DR) offering.

However, not all DRaaS providers are created equal. If you want to reap the benefits of a cloud-based disaster recovery solution, you need to be careful about who you choose to partner with.

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Disaster Recovery as a Service explained

 

Disaster recovery (DR) was one of the first cloud-delivered IT services to catch on. Whereas now many organisations have no qualms about moving their entire infrastructure to the cloud, in the early days its main value proposition was as a data backup solution, since it eliminated the significant cost of replicating physical servers and expensive backup tapes.   

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Why your mobile workforce needs an IP PBX system

In the mobile cloud era, work is something you do, not somewhere you go. The workforce is trending away from 40 hour-per-week employees who commute from their homes to the office and back again each day.

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What is the best IT mobility model for your business?

 

IT has traditionally had near complete ownership and control over workplace devices, but as employees increasingly access corporate data and networks using their own smartphones, tablets and other personal devices, IT’s ability to ensure security has lessened significantly.

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How DaaS makes BYOD strategies a secure possibility

 

The influx of personal devices in the workplace is difficult to stem. Whether the IT department endorses it or not, employees will inevitably use the tools that enable them to complete tasks in the most efficient manner. It therefore makes sense for businesses to create formal mobility policies to manage these devices and mitigate any security risks. A popular way to do this is by implementing a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) strategy.

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From cost-cutting to cost optimisation: what the CEO wants of IT

In a recent blog we discussed the results of a 2016 McKinsey & Co study on business technology, which indicated a misalignment in priorities between IT and business executives. In the survey, 44% of those in IT say that cutting costs is one of their organisations’ current priorities for the function. However, business leaders ranked cost cutting last, with only 16% citing it as one of their companies’ priorities for IT.

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How can IT Managers plan for contingencies?


Despite the best-laid plans you have to be ready for when it all falls in a heap. Contingency planning is like fire insurance – you have to have it but you hope you never use it. But if you have it, you need to make sure it works.

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Using IT services to succeed in the digital business world...

When IT acts as a partner to the business, rather than as a technological consultant or IT service provider - the benefits are significant.

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The pros & cons of DIY Cloud Migration

The new era of cloud computing makes it easy to get new instances up.  But does that means you should handle the migration yourself?  In this blog, originally from our colleagues at Oriel, we examine the process of DIY migration.

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