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What moving to a data centre means for IT support

30 November 2016

As the world becomes increasingly focused on information and technology, organisations are having to spend more money on IT and support costs associated with keeping these systems up and running. According to a data centre paper compiled by Deloitte, in the past, much of this budget was provisioned to pay for internal resources and support of the data centres that house an organisation’s IT systems.

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How to find the right platform for your workload management needs?

24 November 2016

Cloud computing offers a number of real, tangible benefits, but it needs to be used optimally. In this blog, we discuss the factors you need to consider when deciding on the perfect cloud platform for your workload management needs.

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Understanding the true cost of server downtime

23 November 2016

Businesses today have an unprecedented level of dependence on data and technology. The wheels that keep company operations turning are servers – and when those servers crash, productivity grinds to a halt. Unplanned, sudden server downtime is a nightmare for CEOs with serious consequences that include financial and data losses as well as diminished productivity. But the true cost can extend to significant damage to the brand. 

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What SkyLight's productivity-boosting features mean for you as the end user

22 November 2016

Imagine you worked in a business where the different amenities were housed in different buildings. Assuming you had a to print a document, you’d have to leave your desk, walk out of your building and head over to the one next door to collect your printed document. Now you need your colleague to sign the document and you haven’t got a pen. A quick stroll to the stationary building and you’re all sorted. Feeling a little peckish, you head to the building with the canteen to grab a bite to eat. And so it goes on and on.

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The operational benefits of moving to a Data Centre

21 November 2016

Outsourced IT infrastructure is becoming the norm in business today. It’s easy to see why, with the IT demands of a business changing often and the costs of keeping your infrastructure in-house increasing every year. But many businesses drag their heels about making the shift from in-house to outsourced IT because of the perception that it’s only the IT department that stands to benefit from an outsourced solution.

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5 IT Workload management challenges from expert IT managers

17 November 2016

Managing IT workloads in the cloud effectively can be challenging for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the inherent complexity of using multiple cloud providers or platforms. On the face of it, the logical way around that is to use a single cloud environment for all workloads – which, in reality, ends up being wildly cost-ineffective, suboptimal for performance and fraught with problems. But that isn’t to say the challenges that come with managing IT workloads are insurmountable – in fact, the solutions might be simpler than you’d think.

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The 4 top data centre trends of 2017 that every IT manager should know

16 November 2016

Believe it or not, we’re already into the second half of the last quarter of 2016. And, even though it might seem like just yesterday that the year started, it’s time to take a look back on what’s happened in 2016 and make some predictions as to what we can expect from 2017.

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Optimise with cloud services for maximum agility

15 November 2016

Cloud service providers claim that adopting a cloud for business will boost competitiveness and optimise outcomes by improving agility. This buzzword is taking the world of business by storm, with enterprises of all sizes seeking to become more agile. But what does this actually mean, and how can cloud services help? In this post, we look at six benefits of the cloud that bolster the ability of organisations to be agile.

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Everything you need to know about outsourcing to a "green"data centre

14 November 2016

Data is at the heart of every successful business in today’s technology-driven marketplace. The overwhelming majority of organisations today depend on IT and data not only for their day-to-day operations, but as a method of managing their infrastructures and processes, and forecasting future demand and performance.

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How a mismanaged IT department impacts the rest of your organisation

10 November 2016

For all the advantages that a cloud solution brings to your business, mismanaging workloads means you’ll quickly end up creating as many problems as you solve – and it won’t just be your IT department that suffers. IT is a central enabler for practically every department and employee, and if you aren’t managing workloads properly, the impact on your business will be felt far and wide.

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How to set up your IT infrastructure to meet business objectives

09 November 2016

Your IT Infrastructure is no longer simply an electronic support platform or a silo that operates independently from the rest of the business. Today, enterprise IT infrastructure is a pervasive, all-encompassing and indispensable part of daily operations.

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