Category Archives: Business in the cloud

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Data in the cloud? You still need to think about business resilience

Hybrid Cloud diagram

‘We’re fine – all our data is in the cloud’. Have these words ever come up in conversations about your organisation’s business resilience? Cloud is often touted as the magic solution to many business challenges, offering flexibility and agility for a fraction of the cost of running your own hardware, as well as protection against […]

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Top myths about moving to the cloud – ebook

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We recently stumbled upon a handy little ebook on myths about the cloud, by Microsoft. When we talk to people about cloud services, we encounter quite a few of these pre-conceptions. The question we probably get asked the most is ‘which of my business services should I move to the cloud?’ If you are considering […]

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3 technology considerations when making flexible working a reality

Crossing boundaries illustration from Stripe OLT

As of June 2014, employees who have been with a business for 6 months or more have the right to ask for flexible working to achieve that all important work-life balance. Though historically the advantages of flexible working have been more obvious for the employees, many businesses now recognise it as an opportunity from which […]

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Carlisle Floods at Tesco - photo credit ad551 via Flickr

Not thought about business resilience yet? Start here.

Carlisle Floods at Tesco - photo credit ad551 via Flickr

(Photo credit: ad551 via Flickr) We’re thinking about business resilience this week – and with the recent severe floods in Cumbria and Scotland, I imagine we’re not the only ones. We’ve had lots of experience helping our customers deal with all sorts of disasters, and know that technology can be a big factor in helping […]

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Ten reasons to keep sustainable technology on the agenda [INFOGRAPHIC]

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As proud Prove It members of the Go Green Network, we try always to build sustainability into our recommendations for our clients. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a few statistics we think underline why sustainable technology should be on every business leader’s agenda, including saving money through energy efficiency and improved productivity. If you’d […]

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Less expensive, more efficient: Elevation Sales moves to the cloud

Man ironing to represent smoothing out the road to growth

The Challenge Leading film distributor Elevation Sales’ current server was reaching the end of its life, which meant it needed increasing amount of maintenance, and was more likely to fail at a crucial moment. As a small business, Elevation Sales (part of the Studio Canal group) ran all its business services, from accounts to email, from […]

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Which business services belong in the cloud?

Diagram to represent hybrid cloud infrastructure

A common question from the businesses we encounter is this – which of my business processes and services should I move to the cloud? As discussed in previous posts, we find that for most growing businesses, there is no such thing as moving the entire business to the cloud. Instead, it’s a question of identifying […]

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