Archive for the “Cloud Hosting” Category

Decision-time: Manage IT resources on-premise or leverage managed hosting services?

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Building an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model in-house is daunting, if not unreachable, for the vast majority of SMEs and ISVs that seek true business agility minus the technical complexity and costs associated with this ambitious IT rollout. While there is a natural tendency for IT leaders to exercise maximum control over their hardware,  software and application…

We’ve Been Selected To Provide Cloud Hosting Services For The UK Government In G-Cloud iii

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We’ve once again been selected to provide Cloud Servers, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud to UK Government bodies through the third release of the CloudStore in the G-Cloud iii Framework. The UK Government G-Cloud is an initiative targeted at easing the procurement by public sector bodies of commodity IT services that are cloud-based. A series…

VI.NET Shortlisted In Best SME Business Hosting & Managed Service Innovation Categories At The ISPA Awards

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We’ve been shortlisted In The Best SME Business Hosting & Managed Service Innovation Categories At The 2013 ISPA Awards. Over 40 companies have been shortlisted, with winners for all 15 categories unveiled at the prestigious awards ceremony on 11th July at the Park Lane Sheraton Hotel in London. We entered two categories, Best SME Business…

Cloud Solutions: Fit for Freelancers?

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Freelancers usually pride themselves on extremely economical running costs and by making use of a telephone, a laptop and often some clever software, the returns on capital invested for freelancers can be massive. With that often comes a reluctance to invest too much capital in business assets and things like expensive IT networks, office space…

Is Boxed Software a Thing of the Past?

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There used to be something really exciting about having to go and physically buy software. A trip down to your local PC store and a quick scan of the system requirements preceded the arduous process of watching the installation bar crawl across the screen as the CD whirred away in the background. This process has,…

Cloud Computing: The Solution for Big Datasets?

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With the population of the world just under seven billion, the number of Facebook users are up at around 150 million and the number of estimated status updates every day at around 55 million, big numbers and big datasets are everywhere around us. In the twenty-first century as we move towards a knowledge based economy,…

Seamless Integration Key to Cloud Success

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The truth about computing is that most of us really have very little idea how it works in theory. We’re all quite competent at using software packages and we’re happy to talk about the odd hardware fault, but when it comes to the nitty gritty of bytes, boards and bandwidth, most daily users of computers…

The Costs of Customer Support

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With most businesses, there’s some sort of principal-agent relationship at work. It’s simply not possible to have all the expertise you need to make the right decision on any particular purchase, whether it’s a used car, premises or a computer system. Knowledge in the twenty first century is so extremely specialised that we almost depend…

Is Cloud on Cloud Computing the Future?

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At the moment the idea sounds like something from Inception; a cloud computing system entirely hosted and run through cloud software. If you’re not familiar with the notion of cloud computing as it is, it can seem crazy to think that it’s possible to host an entire system in cyberspace, but it’s rapidly looking like…

The Cloud and Small Businesses

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The cloud is a fantastic resource which could help a company of any size make their business more efficient and secure. However, new research by Brother International reveals that smaller businesses are increasingly the ones who feel left in the dark by the concept of the cloud. The survey, names the ‘Brother Small-Business Survey’, surveyed…

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