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How Can IT Automation Save Your Business Money?

March 01, 2017 Sarah Challis Articles

There has been massive growth in the number of IT automation tools in the past few years and the benefits are compelling; automation improves efficiency, productivity and output while reducing cost, risk and inconsistency. Automation also cuts down on repetitive tasks and ...

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How Safe is Your Data in the Cloud?

February 15, 2017 Sarah Challis Articles

Cloud computingstoring data and applications remotely, rather than using your premisescan make your business more efficient, cut IT costs, and speed up operations. Many benefits come with the cloud; building energy-hungry data centers is expensive and time-consuming, while ...

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Do You Need a Virtual CIO For Your Business?

January 31, 2017 Sarah Challis Articles

The Old CIO

A short while ago, the “IT guy” role in a business resembled a technical support engineer who would run when called, then diligently untangle wires and reconnect telephone lines. Back then, IT departments comprised of large computers that were located in ...

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Data thieves target health care’s weak security network

November 07, 2016 Eugene Articles

The health care industry’s security system is apparently in need of major repair.

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5 factors startups should consider while choosing a cloud provider

October 11, 2016 Eugene Articles

Cloud computing has a significant role to play in making startups successful. From San Francisco to London to Israel to Bengaluru, many early-stage startups utilised the cloud in rapidly scaling their businesses.

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Here's what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach.

September 30, 2016 Eugene Articles

Yahoo’s announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale—it’s the largest data breach ever—and the potential security implications for users.

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Hackers Claim to Auction Data They Stole From NSA-Linked Spies

August 10, 2016 Eugene Articles

The NSA’s elite teams of hackers have for years made it their mission to silently compromise computer systems around the globe. Now one group of anonymous hackers claims to have executed a counter-hack with none of the same discretion: They’ve brazenly announced the theft of ...

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Cloud or dedicated server? Where is the smart money going?

August 03, 2016 Eugene Articles

Should you be entrusting your data to the cloud or keeping it down to earth on your own servers? This is a decision facing every CIO. And it’s one they’ll be forced to justify and revisit regularly for the foreseeable future. That’s because there’s been no knock-out blow ...

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What is it costing you not to upgrade?

August 01, 2016 Eugene Articles

When making a business case to refresh a fleet of desktops or laptops, one number is easy to calculate: the cost of the new hardware. But, as with an iceberg, it’s the numbers under the surface that are more significant. Those hidden costs of pushing a fleet beyond its ...

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How to improve your relationship with your managed service provider

July 25, 2016 Eugene Articles

1. Set the relationship up correctly from the beginning

Relationships are strongest when both parties know — and accept — each other’s expectations.

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