Cloud Essentials

Cloud Computing has had a multiplicity of definitions but essentially a means by which organisations or individual users can access computer services or data, even though that data is not stored within that organisation but elsewhere.  We’re used to cloud computing services such as Gmail, You Tube, Facebook and Twitter, even though we may not use such terminology, an indication of the differing types of cloud services.

The nearest thing to a standard definition is the one from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology in which cloud is defined as “a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (for example, networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction”.

Salesforce unveils Customer 360 Truth in quest to provide single source of data reality

News
19 Nov, 2019
Maggie Holland

Organisations will be able to better understand customers and, in turn, personalise and enhance their experiences, according to Salesforce

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Salesforce takes AWS relationship to the next level

News
19 Nov, 2019
Maggie Holland

Expanded global partnership will see integration of Amazon Connect as part of Salesforce Service Cloud

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Five ways the cloud can benefit HR departments

In-depth
6 Nov, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe

From greater flexibility to advanced analytics, here are some key benefits of the cloud for HR

Microsoft cloud

IGEL partners with Citrix and Ingram Micro for simplified access to Azure workspaces

News
6 Nov, 2019
Daniel Todd

The collaboration could help ease Windows 10 migration woes

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What is cloud-to-cloud backup?

In-depth
28 Oct, 2019
Zach Cooper Esther Kezia Thorpe

C2C backup is growing in popularity, so what is it, and how can it help your business if the worst happens?

Which cloud services are right for your business?

Sponsored
17 Oct, 2019
Virtual Clouds

Unpacking the many different cloud services and how they suit different types of businesses

How to choose the perfect video conferencing kit

Advice
26 Sep, 2019
Dave Mitchell

Full HD or 4K? How do you get audio right? We explore the options

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco

View from the Airport: Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Opinion
23 Sep, 2019
Maggie Holland

We look back on the key themes and announcements from the tech giant’s annual conference

How to get ready for your cloud transformation

Advice
13 Sep, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

Five decisions IT teams should consider before migrating to the cloud

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Our 5-minute guide to enterprise cloud computing

In-depth
11 Sep, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

What is enterprise cloud computing, how is it used, and what are the business benefits?

How digital workspaces are changing the way we work

In-depth
6 Sep, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe

The way we work is changing, and the way we manage our IT tools needs to change with it

View From the Airport: VMworld US 2019

Opinion
30 Aug, 2019
Adam Shepherd

Gelsinger and co show no signs of slowing down

Equinix ties up with VMware to speed up hybrid cloud deployments

News
28 Aug, 2019
Rene Millman

Partnership brings VMware Cloud on Dell EMC to Platform Equinix

What to look for in a secure cloud system

In-depth
27 Aug, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

Not all cloud solutions support the same level of security, so what should organisations look out for when choosing a solution?

Top tech considerations for startups

In-depth
20 Aug, 2019
Sandra Vogel

New businesses need to keep an eye on costs — here's how cloud can help

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85% of companies now operating in a multi-cloud environment

Analysis
7 Aug, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe

Organisations are embracing the use of multiple clouds, but formal management is lagging

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Why HPE has swallowed MapR’s assets

Analysis
6 Aug, 2019
Jane McCallion

The company continues to build its AI and big data credentials in a mutually beneficial deal

Microsoft Azure review: Competitive cloud pricing takes a bite out of AWS

Reviews
19 Jul, 2019
K.G. Orphanides

A clear and cost-effective path for deploying your Microsoft office network in the cloud

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UK businesses say the cloud is falling short of expectations

News
9 Jul, 2019
Daniel Todd

There is a disconnect between cloud vision and reality, according to research

Zyxel Nebula Control Center 2019 review: Takes all the pain out of networking

Reviews
21 Jun, 2019
Dave Mitchell

Cloud network management doesn’t get much easier or more affordable