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Why enterprises shouldn’t be nervous about moving to the cloud

18 January 2017

“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines ... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear.”

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Dealing with IT risk in your business

17 January 2017

Businesses face a plethora of risks on a daily basis, and in the modern era IT risks is at the top of the priority list. With large amounts of business critical data and online applications at the heart of all operations, finding ways to reduce and mitigate risks that could bring down IT infrastructure and networks has become a crucial part of daily management. As a CEO, the fight needs to be led from the top and you need to implement the necessary measures to offset these risks. In this blog we take a look at some of the measures you need to have in place to minimise the impact of IT risks.

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How Skylight from IS is Changing Cloud Computing in SA

16 January 2017

SkyLight is the James Bond of the cloud computing world: always relevant but ever-changing to adapt to your IT business needs. This first-of-its-kind aggregated cloud solution gives you, the user, access to multiple cloud providers – Internet Solutions Cloud, Amazon EC2, Dimension Data Cloud, Microsoft Azure – delivered through a single interface for your convenience. But what does that actually mean for your business.       

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Skylight: Delivering the World's Biggest Cloud

16 January 2017

With instant access to virtual computing, storage and networking capabilities, you have the perfect platform for growth and innovation. 

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3 Ways the world's top CIOs are driving costs reduction through IT

16 January 2017

Enterprise IT budgets are notoriously tight, and as pressures increase, CIOs are having to think creatively when it comes to doing more with less money. New technology, the need to replace end-of-life hardware and software, the demand for increased productivity, and the persistent desire to lower costs – all of these factors combined means that being a budget-conscious CIO is more difficult than ever before.

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How SkyLight’s workload management system works

11 January 2017

Today, your business runs atop a number of workloads, each providing a specific function – be it CRM, finances, analytics, contact centre support or data redundancy. Many of those workloads are nestled in the cloud, whether for improved collaboration, lower costs, mobility or agility, but until recently, cloud-based workloads have come at the expense of time spent and added complexity.

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How does an Internet Solutions DC compare with other data centres?

10 January 2017

Colocation offers security, space and reliable power for critical hardware resources. Let’s unpack that, shall we?

From a security perspective, a colocation facility will have the latest technology and protection procedures in place to safeguard your data against everything from fires to power surges. With round the clock security, they’ll ensure that sensitive corporate information is kept safe from prying eyes. The reality is that accidents do happen, but you want to have enough safety nets in place to prevent them as best you can.

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A cloud adoption strategy for your enterprise

21 December 2016

While cloud computing may have technically been around since the 1950s the term “cloud computing” was only coined in the late 1990s. Described as “a new computing paradigm”, this notion of networks of servers stored on the internet was tough for many people to wrap their heads around.

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Four reasons Internet Solution’ data centres are right for you

20 December 2016

In our data-driven economy, downtime has really become a ‘four-letter word’. 

The cost, hassle and reputational damage associated with system disruptions can be disastrous for even the most established businesses. As such, it’s essential that the people in charge of keeping things up and running have the necessary skills, resources and expertise to keep the lights on. Because data centres are at the heart of modern corporate networks, if you don’t have the knowhow to do so, it may be a good idea to outsource. By leaving the management and security of your information assets to the professionals, you have more time to do what you do best – run your business.

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3 Ways the world's top CIOs are driving costs reduction through IT

14 December 2016

Enterprise IT budgets are notoriously tight, and as pressures increase, CIOs are having to think creatively when it comes to doing more with less money. New technology, the need to replace end-of-life hardware and software, the demand for increased productivity, and the persistent desire to lower costs – all of these factors combined means that being a budget-conscious CIO is more difficult than ever before.

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